WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights – Bleacher Report

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    There was so much compelling chaos, flesh-to-steel violence and crackling energy in WWE Money in the Bank 2017’s main event that it was easy to forget the pay-per-view’s disappointing elements.

    Baron Corbin came away the winner in a high-octane Money in the Bank ladder match. His victory came at the close of a thriller, a star-making spectacle that will leave bruises alongside the wrestlers’ bodies for days.

    Money in the Bank, though, didn’t thrive throughout the card the way it did in that bout.

    Carmella won an underwhelming Money in the Bank ladder match. Ho-hum endings plagued some of the PPV. Too much of the fare would have felt more at home on an edition of SmackDown.

    Sunday’s event had its home runs to go along with its whiffs. Read on for a breakdown of the PPV, from the kickoff bout to Corbin’s coronation.

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    Zack Ryder returned to action for the first time since injuring his knee last December.

    He and Mojo Rawley gained the early advantage over The Colons. They had everything going their way until Primo and Epico went after Ryder’s bad leg.

    Rawley charged in later on, bowling over the heels and leading the way to a win.

       

    Result

    Ryder and Rawley win via pinfall.

       

    Memorable Moments and Quotes

  • Epico mocks Ryder’s “Woo woo woo” taunt.
  • “I’m back!”—Ryder.
  • Rawley runs in place as Epico wails on him with chops.

   

Grade

D+

   

Analysis

Ryder’s return match wasn’t memorable. It was a house-show-quality, paint-by-numbers bout.

Getting The Hype Bros a win was a good move to help reinsert them into the tag team division, though.

The tag team division will be better off with these fellows around thanks to added depth. There aren’t a ton of heels for Ryder and Rawley to face if The Usos are busy feuding with The New Day and Breezango. Finding them something substantial to do will take come creativity.

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