WWE Money In The Bank 2013 DVD Review

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Since its first appearance as part of the Wrestlemania programme, the Money In The Bank Ladder matches have always been one of my favourite events, watching six (sometimes more) of the WWE’s most talented and promising superstars clashing horns in an action filled battle to reach that coveted Money In The Bank briefcase that dangles above the ring. Within that briefcase is a contract that would allow the winner a shot at whichever title they so desired, whenever they desired.

In 2010 it became an event all of its own with two Money In The Bank matches, one for each of the main championships. Since then, it has become the pay-per-view that I most look forward to, after Wrestlemania of course. But this year’s Money In The Bank was simply epic. Its release on DVD and Blu-Ray means that us fans will once again be able to cling to the edge of our seats as the WWE’s finest perform jaw-dropping manoeuvres from death-defying heights for a chance to take the next step towards immortality and a shot at the gold.

The show started with a bang, as Tag Team Champions Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins (The Shield) went head-to-head with The Usos in a real battle, where the upper hand ebbed and flowed between the two teams, but as always in the end, there could only be one winner.

Already, it was time for the first of the Money In The Bank matches, as Damian Sandow, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro, faced off to get their hands of the contract that would give one lucky winner a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. A fantastic battle filled with mat crashing action, and a double cross that marked the end of a friendship, and the beginning of a war.

One of the suprising matches of the show was the battle between Curtis Axel (formerly Michael McGillicutty) as he took on Intercontinental Champion The Miz.

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Axel with the help of Paul Heyman, defeated The Miz and celebrated his victory by honouring his father Curt Hennig (Mr Perfect) who was one the greatest Intercontinental Champions in WWE history.

More gold was on the line as Kaitlyn and AJ Lee clashed for the Divas Championship, Alberto De Rio and Dolph Ziggler met again with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line, and John Cena’s WWE Championship battle with Mark Henry. Not to forget the meeting between Chris Jericho and Ryback.

The final match was of course the much anticipated Money in the Bank match for the WWE Championship contract, which saw a host of big hitters such as CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Christian and Daniel Bryan throw their names into the hat, but it was the sixth superstar that everyone was looking forward to seeing, the one of a kind, Rob Van Dam. This of course made for one of those ‘battle of the ages’ type matches, creating a number of memorable moments. But it was those scenes in the final throws of the match as CM Punk ascended the ladder that brought the biggest surprise of the night. A surprise that caused a ripple through the entire WWE universe.

Those beautiful people at Freemantle have done it again, with yet another cracking release; beautifully presented and that is sure to satisfy even those with a passing interest, a real must for any fan of wrestling, especially if you’re an RVD enthusiast.

 

WWE Money In The Bank 2013 is available now. Go buy it. You’ll only regret it if you don’t.

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