The Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) may be one of the best events of the year, and tonight's (Sun., July 14, 2013) event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may have had a loaded line-up, but the Chris Jericho vs. Ryback match inspired no one.
That was true both for the initial build to it and the match itself.
The psychology was simple enough. Jericho's technical acumen gave him a slight edge, but Ryback's overwhelming power proved difficult to overcome. This including catching "Y2J" in the middle of a Codebreaker attempt and slamming him to the mat.
The counter to the power was speed and agility, something Jericho still has plenty of at this late stage of his career. So he used that, along with his usual offensive repertoire. The crowd in "The City of Brotherly Love" appreciated it, too, as much as they could considering the stakes.
In the end, brilliantly enough, "Big Hungry" showed he's got more to work with than brute strength, as he countered a lionsault with a roll up that got the pinfall.
Not bad for a nothing feud built in only a couple weeks, huh?
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