Money in the Bank is a pay-per-view that can help change the landscape of WWE for the remainder of the year.
This year's installment featured two Money in the Bank ladder matches, two title matches and a number of additional unannounced matches.
In the end, both champions retained their titles, and new -- yet familiar -- challengers have emerged.
Here's a match-by-match look at the show:
Tag Team Championship
R-Truth and Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Hunico and Camacho
This pre-show match was a pretty standard tag team affair. It was better and more competitive than any likely expected it to be, given the challengers. All four men worked hard to put on a decent match to get the crowd going. Unfortunately, the crowd just doesn't seem to care about Hunico and Camacho. Kingston got some good pops from the crowd, so that was a good sign for the champ. Overall, though, this was just a token title defense filling time until the Prime Time Players get their title shot.
Result: R-Truth and Kofi Kingston retain the Tag Team Championship
Money in the Bank
World Heavyweight Championship Contract
Tyson Kidd vs. Sin Cara vs. Santino Marella vs. Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Tensai vs. Damien Sandow
This match was a typical Money in the Bank spotfest, and not of all them went off without a hitch. In the early goings, there were a few botched spots that were almost a little scary to watch. There were some memorable moments in the match, particularly due to Ziggler's ability to sell like a dead man. The match did have some traces of storytelling, too, as Tensai and Tyson Kidd continued their issues and Tensai proved to be a dominant force all around. The final few minutes became absolute craziness in the best form of the words, and the ending saw Ziggler climb the ladder and grab the briefcase. Ziggler and Cody Rhodes were the popular choices to win, and either would have been a good choice. With Ziggler winning, though, I just hope he holds on to the case for a while rather than rushing into another immediate rematch with Sheamus.
Result: Dolph Ziggler retrieved the contract
World Heavyweight Championship
Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
I wasn't sure what to expect from this contest going into it, as Del Rio is usually hit or miss, especially as it pertains to crowd reaction. But he and Sheamus followed up on a good build to this match with a quality bout. It wasn't a match of the year contender by any means, but they clicked well and put together a good back-and-forth match that saw both men shine. Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez assaulted the champion after the match, which seems to indicate their feud may continue. I wouldn't be opposed to that, as I think they're capable of having even better matches. Ziggler also had the first near-cash-in of the Money in the Bank briefcase, but Del Rio stopped him. Before the ref could ring the bell, Sheamus recovered and hit Ziggler with a Brogue Kick. It was a good scare, but seeing Ziggler get Brogue Kicked is about as overplayed as the "What" chants.
Result: Sheamus retained the World Heavyweight Championship