WWE Money In The Bank 2017 Results: Baron Corbin Has Arrived And 5 Things We Learned
June 19, 2017 - WWE
WWE Money in a Bank 2017 was highlighted by Jinder Mahal defeating Randy Orton, Baron Corbin winning a MITB briefcase and Carmella doing a same to top off one on SmackDown’s most critical pay-per-views of a year.
The blue brand, that has seen its ratings boost by 9% over a march of a final year, has trended in a conflicting instruction over a final integrate of months, with a uncover hitting a 2017 ratings low on mixed occasions during that span, including a new low only this week. SmackDown’s quality positively hasn’t been bad, yet it hasn’t been utterly during a spin it was during final year when it was widely praised as a consistently illusory show.
Money in a Bank, however, seemed to be a plain step in a right direction, with SmackDown moving full steam forward with a girl transformation by giving marquee wins to Mahal, Corbin and Carmella. Unfortunately, the uncover also highlighted some of a biggest issues now plaguing a blue brand.
Here are 5 things we schooled from Money in a Bank.
Randy Orton Badly Needs A Character Change
The stream chronicle of Randy Orton, whatever it is exactly, seems to be going by a motions.
Orton, yet he’s around some-more than a normal part-timer, reportedly has a friendly agreement that allows him to skip some residence shows. Thus, we would consider that would make “The Viper” additional encouraged to perform during a high spin when he is around, yet maybe since he desperately wants to spin heel , Orton simply isn’t clicking during all as of late.
That was impossibly clear during Money in a Bank during Orton’s common compare opposite Jinder Mahal, that continued to uncover that he needs some arrange of impression change. At a really least, a new gimmick (perhaps one where he targets former indy stars, who he has some beef with) for Orton should be considered, yet ideally, he will spin heel since he’s many improved in that purpose anyway.
As one of WWE’s top paid stars, Orton clearly brings a lot of value to WWE as a do-it-all performer who can work heel or babyface when motivated. But with his detriment to Mahal during Money in a Bank and SmackDown having a series of babyface stars, including Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles and John Cena, now could be a ideal time to govern that many indispensable impression change for Orton.
AJ Styles Deserves Better
Since branch babyface after WrestleMania 33, AJ Styles has gotten mislaid in a trifle a bit, that is unsatisfactory given all a success he had in 2016.
Last year, Styles became WWE’s many renouned new star and a strong sell mover (perhaps as high as No. 3 in that category) due to a multiple of stellar in-ring performances and high-profile feuds with a likes of Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and John Cena. But “The Phenomenal One” has been on a backburner over a final integrate of months as WWE has changed full steam ahead with a pushes of other stars like Nakamura and Mahal.
Styles had an underwhelming argument with Kevin Owens in that he didn’t win a US title, and then, he fell brief once again during Money in a Bank. With John Cena’s arriving lapse on Jul 4th it won’t be any easier for Styles to mount out from a pack, that creates we consternation accurately what he’ll be doing as we conduct into SummerSlam.
There are reports that Styles could take on Nakamura for a WWE pretension in a WrestleMania 34 categorical event, that means he could be in a headlining purpose during a uncover that could potentially set WWE’s all-time live embankment record. But with a pushes of Mahal, Baron Corbin and others, Styles seems to be struggling to mount out.
And that’s a shame.