After every WWE PPV, we ask you all to rank every match on the show using the star rating system made famous by Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer.
The results are Money in the bank, the annual rise(s) of the case(s). Below, you’ll see how our little corner of the wrestling web rated what happened in the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 2 — and how our subjective ratings compare to Meltzer’s.
Many have asked “why Dave?”, which to me is pretty obvious. Love it, hate it or don’t care about it, the Observer Star Rating is the proverbial industry standard. Nobody else is tracked by Wikipedia and other websites. You cannot place online bets on the ratings that other experts will give to big matches.
But in order not to make it all about Meltz, we’ve added another fan-voted note to the mix – this one from Cagematch. This site uses a ten-point scale, so we’ve halved their ratings for easier comparison.
Here’s what it all looks like:
Two things to note. First of all, Meltzer liked the main event MUCH more than we did.
Second, while his runaway won our “Match of the Night” poll immediately after the show ended last Saturday night, the Usos & Street Profits match earned a phenomenal score from our voters. In fact, since Richie DiMaso and I just said it last month, I can tell you their Tag Title match at Money in the bank earned the fourth-highest Cageside community star rating since we started doing them in 2016 (behind Charlotte Flair/Becky Lynch at Evolution with a 4.70, and John Cena/Kevin Owens at Royal Rumble ’17 and Cody Rhodes/Seth Rollins at Hell in a cell ’22 – both of which scored a 4.69).
This helped push Money in the Bank ’22 into the top half of WWE Premium Live events over the past 12 months. What you can see in our score recap for everyone from last year Money in the bank:
Do Cageside’s community ratings match yours? Any final thoughts on Money in the bank?