— In the weeks leading up to Money in the Bank, WWE’s creative team brainstormed several different ideas for the conclusion of the pay-per-view event. The lead idea as of last week was for either one or both of the Money in the Bank winners to cash in their briefcase, ultimately resulting in Alberto Del Rio snatching the title from CM Punk. However, for at least the third time this year, creative changed their minds on Del Rio fulfilling his destiny of winning the strap.
Punk, title in tow, fled through the crowd after surprising the second generation wrestler with a kick before he was able to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
– The July 16 episode of A.M. Raw on the USA Network garnered a 0.67 cable rating, with 821,000 viewers overall.
— Former WWE talent Sean Waltman stated last night on Twitter that the final few minutes of Triple H and Vince McMahon’s segment on Raw was “the real deal.” Waltman has since clarified his remarks.
He wrote, “To clarify my tweet last night. Raw last night was real on a symbolic level.”
sources: F4WOnline.com, PWInsider.com