Money in the Bank has come and gone with The Usos standing tall in the next chapter of the Bloodline saga. Triple H and WWE delivered another fantastic PLE, continuing their streak dating back to last summer. In the main event, The Usos took on Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa in an awesome tag team main event that saw Jey Uso PIN ROMAN REIGNS(!!!) to win the match. I was hoping they would go with that finish, but I was expecting Solo to take the pin, potentially setting up his future (and inevitable) exit from The Bloodline. As for what’s next, it has been reported that the main event for Summerslam is slated to be Roman vs. Jey for the Universal Championship and I think that’s the right move.
After all, all of this started almost three years ago after Roman regained the Universal title upon his return in August 2020. Roman’s first major feud in this reign was against Jey and they had two fantastic matches that ended up cementing Jey’s place as the “right hand man.” Fast forward three years later and Jey getting the pin is an obvious setup for another match between them. Some people are calling for Jey to dethrone Roman, but I disagree with that take. Roman is going to hold onto the title until WrestleMania next year where he’ll drop it to Cody in their rematch. Reports coming out this week suggest that’s the direction they’re headed in, and I don’t think it’s going to change unless Roman or Cody get hurt (fingers crossed they won’t get injured).
I think Roman beats Jey at Summerslam and Roman will then move on to his next challenger. I would love for his next opponent to be Bobby Lashley. We haven’t seen him in a while and that’s a match that hasn’t been done during Roman’s run as the Tribal Chief. As for where the Bloodline story itself goes, I think they’ll start planting the seeds for Roman to turn on Solo in the Fall. Maybe they have it timed so they have a one-on-one title match at Royal Rumble in January.
If that happens and Roman stands on his own against Cody at WrestleMania 40, then the story writes itself. Roman will FINALLY lose the title once his family has left him. He will have no one to save him. In storyline, Cody will prey on that weakness and “finish the story.” These scenarios obviously depend on the creative direction Vince McMahon allows them to take. With Triple H in charge, it’s my opinion that he’s made the obvious and/or correct decision in this story. Will Vince allow that momentum to go unhindered or will he stick his fingers in the weeds and interfere in a way that messes everything up? We’ll see.
As for the rest of the show, I didn’t have a problem with the Money in the Bank winners or the results of the other matches. I wish LA Knight had won the briefcase like just about everyone else, but Priest winning was fine by me, and it adds further intrigue into his growing rift with Finn Balor. Iyo Sky winning was fantastic, and I can’t wait to see her eventually cash in and become champion. The real big winner of the night though, was Jey Uso. Three years of work put into this storyline led to an incredible moment not just for him, but for Jimmy as well. The Usos took one step closer to cementing themselves as one of the greatest teams we’ve even seen.