Money in the Bank is only days away and as always, there are a few matches that are getting most of the spotlight. The matches with the most hype are the two Money in the Bank matches and the Universal Championship match pitting Seth Rollins vs AJ Styles. However, because of the hype surrounding those matches, great matches are flying under the radar.
My underrated match to watch at Money in the Bank 2019 is the WWE Championship match between Kevin Owens and Kofi Kingston.
Kofi Kingson (C) vs Kevin Owens
It’s a shame really that this match has fallen under the radar, but compared to the other title match, I can see why it is getting less hype. However, I urge you to not overlook what Kofi and Kevin can do on Sunday night. While Kofi has cooled down a bit, I think he is still one of the best champions in WWE right now, and Kevin Owens is a phenomenal (wink, wink) heel. While the story between these two has been kept relatively simple, I feel it has been effective. Many people felt it was too early, but I think it was perfect. Storyline aside, let’s not forget the level that these two are at in the ring.
Kofi, even though he’s WWE Champion, is still severely underrated in the ring. I would put him right up there with Seth. Then you look at Kevin Owens and I don’t need to tell you how good he is in all facets of wrestling, especially wrestling as a heel. Seth vs AJ is very much a dream match, but I think this match could be on the same level. Not only are the two fantastic wrestlers, but they are also some of the best in-ring storytellers the company has. If you watch any of Kofi’s matches from Elimination Chamber to WrestleMania, he is good at communicating the underdog story to the crowd. Then, if you go back to Kevin’s NXT run and his early feud with Sami Zayn, his ability to portray his heel character is top level.
Don’t get me wrong, it makes sense that the two Money in the Bank matches are getting the most hype because of the implications of the briefcase and the dream match of Seth and AJ. I don’t think for a second that this is the end of the feud either, so I can’t wait to see where the story leads after Sunday in the XL Center.