Over the years, Money in the Bank has been seen as the summer Pay Per View where WWE actually can shake things up. Thanks to the existence of a briefcase with a guaranteed World title shot getting awarded to someone, it really is a show where any number of possibilities can come into play. But this year, there is also the specter of the upcoming WWE Brand Extension, which will take place in just under a month, and promises to shake things up real good as a result. With that inevitability on the way, in many ways, Money in the Bank was a PPV about tying up loose ends, ending a long-running experiment, and generally clearing the table ahead of time. In addition, it also established some feuds which will undoubtedly be asked to carry the main events of their respective brands, whichever they may be, in the near future.
10. Suddenly, So Many Tag Teams
If there was ever a more sure sign that a brand split is coming than the sudden existence of more than two or three tag teams in WWE, we’re not sure what it would be. Including the two tag team matches that took place on the pre-show (which literally seemed to exist to prove that yes, WWE has a bunch of tag teams now), there were eight full-time tag teams on the Pay Per View, which also doesn’t count the suspiciously absent Usos and the “due for their next reboot” Social Outcasts. And while that’s almost far too many for a single brand, it seems like it will ensure that both Raw and Smackdown will be adequately prepared to have their own, separate (possibly sharing a champion) tag divisions. You know, unless WWE decides to use the brand split to break up nearly every tag team they have, give half-hearted attempts at pushing everyone as singles wrestlers, then giving up and throwing them back into tag teams again. You know, like they did last time. That’s right, WWE, we haven’t forgotten the brief and ridiculous “D’Von Dudley is an actual priest” era.