1) Best MITB Match
Dude, I barely even watched the product from 2005-2011, I can hardly even remember who WON most of the matches. I recall the original with Benoit and Jericho being pretty awesome, so we’ll go with that one. 2) Worst MITB Match
Again, I just don’t remember enough of them to distinguish them. I wasn’t a big fan of the four-man one that Cena won, so we’ll go with that one. 3) Best performance in an MITB match Shelton Benjamin in his various attempts.
4) Best spot in an MITB Match
I recall some crazy spectacular ones at WM24. 5) MITB – better as a separate PPV or at WM
Wrestlemania. Really justifies the bloated nature of the match and gives a bunch of guys a good payday and spotlight. 6) Worst MITB winner
Damien Sandow by giant measures of length. If you want to limit it to guys who were supposed to made into big stars off it, then Jack Swagger. 7) Ideal # of competitors
7 seems like a fair number. 8) Best cash-in
Ziggler. Right place, right time. 9) Your prediction for Sunday’s contract match
Ambrose carrying the case around like a crazy man and threatening to fuck up every World title match from now to Wrestlemania would be ingenious but I think Rollins is the most likely. Love your Sporting News articles! Thanks! Look for a MITB wrap-up article on Monday!
Of course he'd be better off. But sometimes you've just gotta take a shot. That being said, Cena winning and then dropping it to our Viking Space Lord is the biggest money match for Summerfest, especially with Reigns over HHH as the semi. Cena can carry the belt, it doesn't hurt him to lose right away, and he owes Brock a job anyway.
Elimination Chamber came out, it was as if Raw GM (at that time )Eric
Bischoff was the one who came up with the idea for the two matches.
Knowing that Bischoff was a real booker in the past, is there a chance
that he actually came up with these matches, or were the matches made
up by some other people backstage, and as the authority figure, he
just made it look like he thought of the matches himself?
Thanks and more power to the BoD!
Was curious for your take on something. Since 2010, I feel like MITB has been 4-for-4 on thumbs up shows. You've rated highly both the 2011 and 2013 versions, and while the 2010 and 2012 editions don't quite make it to those levels, they are both very good and satisfying events.
For me personally, MITB has reached that rare level of becoming a guaranteed PPV buy every year, along with the Rumble, WrestleMania and Extreme Rules (ever since it got moved to after Mania).
So I guess my question is a 3-parter:
What shows, if any, do you consider must-buy PPVs every year?
Do you think MITB has surpassed Summerslam as the show of the summer (although this year's is looking pretty good)?
Do you think you'll ever rant on MITB '10 and '12?
Thanks for your time and very valued opinion!
Can this year's show possibly top last year's?