WWE welcomes the fans to one of their new “Big 5” Pay Per Views for Money in the Bank 2022. The event started out as a match at Wrestlemania but has grown to one of the most exciting pay per views in the WWE calender.
The show is built around the “Money in the Bank” match. 6-8 men or women face off in a ladder match, where the winner must retrieve the briefcase hung above the ring. The winner is named Mr/Mrs Money in the Bank and earn themselves a World Championship opportunity for exactly one year after the show.
The catch is that the superstar can cash in the title opportunity at any time. This had lead to some incredible moments, like Rob Van Dam beating John Cena at One Night Stand 2005 and Seth Rollins spoiling the main event of Wrestlemania 31.
The huge stakes and sheer fun of the ladder match has made Money in the Bank one of the premier PPV’s of the year. It has also featured some incredible matches, with the CM Punk vs John Cena match at Money in the Bank 2011 getting a 5 star match rating from Dave Meltzer.
Here in this article we will look at the matches that took place at Money in the Bank 2022 and see what match rating they were given. We will take their match rating from Cagematch.net, a wrestling match aggregation site where users vote on match ratings to give an average view of what the fans thought of the match.
We will also look at Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer’s star ratings. He famously rates matches out of five stars, but occasional breaks the match ratings and awards up to seven star matches. We will look at both his and Cagematch’s Money in the Bank 2022 star ratings and match ratings.
Here are the match ratings for WWE Money in the Bank 2022.
Money in the Bank Star Ratings
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Omos vs. Sami Zayn vs. Riddle vs. Madcap Moss (Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match)
The main event of the show was the Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match. This match usually gets the highest star ratings at any Money in the Bank event, but this year the match failed to ascend expectations, simply matching them in an uninspired way.
One participant of the match wasn’t announced before the match, leading to speculation of who it could be. Suspected entrants were suspected as being superstars like Kevin Owens, Cody Rhodes, Brock Lesnar or John Cena.
However, after losing his United States Championship match earlier that night, Austin Theory entered into the match, climbing the ladder and becoming the next Mr Money in the Bank. However, it is one of the lower rated matches in the events history and will be one easily forgotten in the future.
Match Rating – 6.64
Star Rating – 4.25 stars
Lacey Evans vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Asuka vs. Shotzi vs. Becky Lynch (Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match)
The women in the ladder match at Money in the Bank tried their best, but blown spots and botches heavily brought down this Money in the Bank match rating.
When not botching, the action was fun, but those moments were few and far between. Even top stars like Becky Lynch were messing up, while the biggest offender has to be Shotzi. who didn’t seem to get anything right, and seemingly justify WWE’s decision to bury her.
Liv Morgan picked up the win in a feel good moment. It was a rare time of WWE striking while the iron is hot, which will undoubtedly bring up this Money in the Bank star rating.
Match Rating – 5.63
Star Rating – 3.25 stars
Raw Women’s Championship — Bianca Belair (c) vs. Carmella
In a fairly tame, timid match, Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair successfully defended her title against Carmella. It was a match that is easily forgotten, even amidst the mediocre card that surrounded it, made even worse by the fact that the winner was a forgone conclusion before the bell rang.
Rhea Ripley was originally meant to face Belair, but a brain injury forced her to miss out. Instead Carmella took her place and the pair showcased very little as they earned one of the lowest star ratings in Money in the Bank, and Bianca Belair’s reign as champion as a whole.
Match Rating – 4.73
Star Rating – 2 stars
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Natalya
Coming in ahead of the previous Women’s title match (although just barely) is the match nobody wanted to see at Money in the Bank – Ronda Rousey vs Natalya.
Why Natalya keeps getting her annual summer push toward the title I’ll never know, although I’m sure it has something to do with a famous uncle of hers. However, not even he could give this match a good star rating, as the match was boring and pointless with Ronda Rousey picking up the win.
There was one silver lining, however – Liv Morgan, who earlier that night won the Women’s Money in the Bank, cashing it in immediately and pinning Ronda Rousey to win her first ever Women’s title in WWE.
Match Rating – 5.35
Star Rating – 3.25 stars
United States Championship — Theory (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
In a stellar match between two top talents, Bobby Lashley made Theory tap out in 11 minutes to become the new United States Champion. The match was a decent match and gained a decent match rating but was not a classic you need to go back and revisit.
Lashley looked like a monster and overpowered the young Theory, eventually forcing him to tap out the Hurt Lock to become the new Champion.
Theory later won the Money in the Bank ladder match and became the new Mr Money in the Bank.
Match Rating – 6.33
Star Rating – 3.25 stars
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship — The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits
In the match of night, as per usual, the Uso’s put on a spectacular display to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, although the Street Profits also played their part in making this the highest rated match on the pay per view.
While many thought it was the time to take the belts off the Uso’s, they can at least acknowledge the weekly bangers the brothers put on in WWE that has them ranked up there with the best tag teams in the world.
This 23 minute classic is worthy of the 8+ match rating and will definitely be giving a high star rating by anyone who watched the Money in the Bank show.
Match Rating – 8.24
Star Rating – 4.5 stars