High Spots: The Money in the Bank hype train is already steaming ahead, folks! We got two matches booked already for the July 20th event (which will take place in front of some loud and rowdy fans!): Kofi Kingston will finally vie for the WWE Championship once again as he takes on Bobby Lashley and Rhea Ripley will run it back with Charlotte Flair on the PPV stage for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. I can dig it. All that spicy talk from MVP has caused Kofi to get serious again, so count me in for a fired-up former WWE Champion stepping up to the plate to prove his doubters wrong.
We got some pretty good men’s MITB qualifiers on this episode - AJ Styles vs. Ricochet will never be a waste of time, so you know their match was damn good. Randy Orton vs. John Morrison was a solid affair. And Riddle vs. Drew McIntyre landed on the “great” rating scale for me. Witnessing Lashley tear into Kofi’s boy Xavier Woods inside the confines of the Hell in a Cell was an unexpected treat. While I don’t agree with WWE using the once celebrated stipulation match as nothing more than a ratings popper on a random episode of Raw, I can’t be too mad at the match participants that went to war within it. They had a decent outing that played perfectly into adding enough fuel to Kofi’s WWE Championship opportunity.