WWE Money In The Bank 2023 Meltzer’s Star Ratings Revealed

Hamish Woodward

WWE Money in the Bank 2023 was broadcast from Wembley Arena, in London, England on May 28th, 2023, and featured some huge matches, including the civil war between the Bloodline.

The event is the first time that Money in the Bank was held in the UK. It is the second UK pay per view in the past two years, following Clash at the Castle in 2022.

The event came one week after AEW & NJPW brought Forbidden Door to Canada, making it two fantastic shows outside the United States in a row, for major wrestling companies.

The show features the titular “Money in the Bank” ladder match, which has become a yearly tradition in the WWE over the past two decades.

This page will detail Dave Meltzer’s Star Ratings for AEW Revolution 2023, looking at every match on the card. We will also detail the Cagematch rating for the event.

Cagematch is a website which aggregates fans opinions on wrestling match. Fans can log on and rank the matches on a scale of zero to ten, which then calculates an average score for the matches.

Great matches can expect a 9+ rating while the worst matches may not even be worth giving a rating to at all.

Only matches over 5 minutes may be rated on the website. This means fantastic, yet shorter matches like KENTA vs Ricky Marvin will not be given a rating but that does not mean they are bad bouts.

The highest rated WWE match on the site is Bret Hart vs Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13.

WWE Money in the Bank 2023 Star Ratings

Here are the star ratings for every match at WWE Money in the Bank 2023.

These will be taken from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer, the users at Cagematch.net and our own rating at Atletifo.

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

The men’s Money in the Bank ladder match was one of the most hotly anticipated matches on the show, and did not fail to disappoint.

Featuring seven of WWE’s brightest stars, each of the men competed to win the Money in the Bank briefcase, earning them a world title shot at any time they want over the next year.

The seven men who took part in the 2023 Money in the Bank match were:

  • Ricochet
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Butch
  • Damian Priest
  • LA Knight
  • Santos Escobar
  • Logan Paul

The match featured some crazy spots and dangerous high-flying action, that the fans have come to expect from this type of match.

In a botchy, yet entertaining affair, fan-favourite LA Knight was thrown from the top of the ladder by Damien Priest.

The Judgement Day member won his his first Money In The Bank briefcase, in a result that did not go over with the London crowd.

The highlight of the match was a half-botched Spanish Fly by Logan Paul and Ricochet through two tables on the outside.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 4.5 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.88
  • Atletifo Rating – 3 Stars

Ronda Rousey & Shayna Bazler vs Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship)

After tragically vacating the women’s tag titles in May, Liv Morgan returned from injury to team with Raquel Rodriguez to try and take back the belts.

They had to face current champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Bazler, who unified these belts with the NXT variations on a recent episode of Smackdown.

In a seemingly nonsensical ending, Shayna Bazler turned on her own partner, choking out Ronda Rousey.

Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez then hit their finishers, pinning her to reclaim the titles they were forced to vacate earlier this year.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 5.58
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

GUNTHER vs Matt Riddle (Intercontinental Championship)

Following weeks of teaming with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, and being attacked by various members of Imperium, Matt Riddle got his chance to face off with Gunther.

The WWE Intercontinental Champion has been methodical in his title reign so far, coming close to being the longest-reigning champion of all time.

While Riddle did his best to take the belt from him, it was Gunther who walked out with his championship belt in tow, after a hard-hitting match between the pair.

Gunther won the match by submission, forcing Riddle to tap out to a leg bar.

The crowd erupted when the UK’s own Drew McIntyre returned for the first time since WrestleMania.

This seemed to set up a huge Summerslam match between Gunther and Drew McIntyre.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.01
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

Cody Rhodes vs Dominik Mysterio

While the feud has been slightly underwhelming, the match between Cody Rhodes and Dominik Mysterio was surprisingly good.

After two straight matches against Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes moving on to wrestle Dominik Mysterio was somewhat underwhelming.

The match had huge heat, with Dominik being booed out of the building.

Meanwhile, the crowd sang along to Rhodes entrance song for the entire thing, something Cody clearly loved.

Cody won the match with a Cross Rhodes and Cody Cutter, beating Dominik Mysterio after a short and slightly disappointing match.

Dominik and Rhea Ripley did some great heel work in the match, although Cody Rhodes was the real star.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 3 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 5.54
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Star

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

The women’s Money in the Bank ladder match continued with one of the most star-studded women’s matches in history.

Six of the top female stars in the company battled it out in a ladder match for the MITB contract, which included:

  • Bayley
  • Zelina Vega
  • Becky Lynch
  • IO SKY
  • Trish Stratus
  • Zoey Stark

This continued a number of storylines that have been brewing, including the well-received feud between Becky Lynch and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus.

IO SKY won her first Money in the Bank in this match, in impressive fashion.

She handcuffed Becky Lynch and Bayley together, before climbing on top of them to claim her Money in the Bank contact.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 4 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 8.10
  • Atletifo Rating – 2.5 Stars

Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor (World Heavyweight Championship)

After becoming the first ever World Heavyweight Champion (2023) in history, Seth Rollins worked his way through the Judgement Day for his title defenses.

He knocked off Damian Priest on Monday Night Raw, before defending in an incredible bout at Money in the Bank 2023 against old rival Finn Balor.

In a rematch from the first ever Universal Championship match from Summerslam 2016, fans were treated to two of the world’s best wrestlers giving it their all over the new world title.

However, the match failed to live up to the lofty expectations. It lacked something, and left the crowd wanting more.

Damien Priest did tease cashing in the Money in the Bank contract, causing Balor to lose the match to a Rollins curb stomp.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 6.79
  • Atletifo Rating – 2.5

Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa vs The Usos (Bloodline Civil War)

One of the greatest storylines in WWE history continued to impress in an emotional contest at Money in the Bank 2023.

After The Usos turned on the Tribal Chief on Smackdown, they set up a bout with Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa is a massive tag team match, dubbed “The Bloodline Civil War”.

In a multi-year storyline that has taken the wrestling world by storm, the Bloodline storyline helped make the likes of Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso and Sami Zayn huge stars in the WWE.

However, Roman Reigns clinging to power finally came to bite him back, when he was forced to team with Solo Sikoa against Bloodline-deserters in The Usos.

Despite a boring, drawn out opening, the match picked up in the second half, with all four men giving their all in an exciting match.

Huge near falls and even Jey Uso kicking out of the spear (twice) added to the excitement of the bout.

A sseries of super kicks and the “Uso Crazy” splash ended Roman Reigns three-year undefeated streak, giving The Usos the victory over Roman Reigns.

  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 4.5 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 8.51
  • Atletifo Rating – 4 Stars

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