The 10 Worst Money In The Bank Ladder Matches In History, According To Cagematch.net (2022)

The Money in the Bank ladder match is one of the best gimmick matches that WWE has produced. Unfortunately, there has been a plethora of Money in the Bank ladder matches which have missed the mark.

Money in the Bank ladder matches is generally exciting matches as it creates an opportunity for a star on the precipice of greatness to guarantee themselves a future World Title shot by retrieving the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Just because a Money in the Bank ladder match has big stars doesn't guarantee that it is going to be a memorable encounter. There has been some Money in the Bank ladder matches filled with top names, and they failed to deliver which is massively disappointing.

10 Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2018 (Rating: 7.45)

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The third Women's Money in the Bank ladder match took place at the 2018 iteration of the event. The women in the match certainly delivered in a high octane match which was another positive step in the Women's Evolution.

Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Natalya, Ember Moon, Lana, Naomi, and Sasha Banks collided in a star-studded field. Lynch was closing in on the MITB briefcase but Bliss knocked Lynch off the ladder. The Goddess prevailed, and she cashed in her contract on Nia Jax later on in the night to regain the Raw Women's Championship.

9 Money In The Bank Ladder Match - WrestleMania XXV (Rating: 7.43)

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WrestleMania XXV hosted the penultimate Money in the Bank ladder match to emanate on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Last year's winner CM Punk was hoping to repeat his success but Kane, Shelton Benjamin, Finlay, Mark Henry, Christian, MVP, and Kofi Kingston were determined to prevent The Straight Edge Savior from prevailing.

This certainly got a mediocre WrestleManiaoff to a flying start with every participant playing their part. Nonetheless, The Big Red Machine was tantalizingly close to capturing the briefcase but Punk was not ready to part with the MITB briefcase, scoring his second consecutive victory.

8 Men's Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2018 (Rating: 7.42)

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The men's Money in the Bank ladder match in 2018 got the nod to close out the show but they had to top their female counterparts' efforts who gave it their all earlier on in the night. Former winner The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode, Finn Balor, Kofi Kingston, Rusev, and Samoa Joe engaged in battle.

When you look at that lineup it's filled with quality but many of them are not ladder match specialists by any stretch of the imagination. The Monster Among Men halted late efforts from Balor and Kingston to raise the Money in the Bank briefcase aloft.

7 SmackDown Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2012 (Rating: 7.23)

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At Money in the Bank 2012, Dolph Ziggler, Christian, Tyson Kidd, Tensai, Santino Marella, Cody Rhodes, Sin Cara, and Damien Sandow clashed in the Money in the Bank ladder match with a World Heavyweight Title opportunity hanging in the balance.

CaptainCharisma had the most experience in this match as it was his fifth appearance. Tensai'sparticipation was questionable as he was not a ladder match specialist. Nevertheless, the night belonged to Dolph Ziggler who was victorious, and he defended the MITB briefcase on a couple of occasions.

6 Men's Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2020 (Rating: 6.64)

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With the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 forcing WWE to do shows behind closed doors, the Men's and Women's Money in the Bank ladder matches took place simultaneouslyat WWE headquarters.

The men's iteration featured Otis, AJ Styles, The Miz, King Corbin, Rey Mysterio, Aleister Black, and Daniel Bryan. There were some fun skits in this match, and Corbin appeared to have launched Mysterio off the stage. Ultimately, Otis emerged as a surprise winnerbut he failed to cash in the contract as The Miz defeated him at Hell in a Cell 2020 for it.

5 Money In The Bank Ladder Match - WrestleMania XXVI (Rating: 6.39)

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The Money in the Bank ladder match became a huge feature at WrestleMania but WrestleMania XXVI hosted the final one to take place at 'Mania. It boasted the biggest field with Jack Swagger, Kane, Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, MVP, Christian, Shelton Benjamin, Evan Bourne, Dolph Ziggler, and Kofi Kingston slugging it out.

Sadly, the match failed to flow the way it should have done as 10 was far too many wrestlers to have in a MITB ladder match. Swagger had some trouble retrieving the briefcase which seemed like an eternity before he managed to unhook it. Hecashed in on Chris Jericho for his sole World Heavyweight Championship reign days later on SmackDown.

4 Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2019 (Rating: 6.38)

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The women's Money in the Bank ladder match at Money in the Bank 2019 had a mixture of veterans and newcomers. Bayley, Natalya, Carmella, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, and Naomi engaged in battle.

The match was mediocre and nothing to shout about. Bayley was the clear favorite and she ended up winning the match which was the right call. Bayley wasted no time in cashing in the MITB contract on Charlotte, who had just regained the SmackDown Women's Championship from Becky Lynch.

3 Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2015 (Rating: 6.35)

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Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Kane, Randy Orton, Neville, Kofi Kingston, and Dolph Ziggler collided in a star-studded Money in the Bank ladder match at the 2015 edition of the MITB PPV. The Big Dog was the overwhelming favorite to prevail consideringthe push he was on.

Unfortunately, the match failed to live up to the hype despite there being top-level talents in this encounter. Neville certainly could have benefitted from winning butSheamus ended up being a surprise winner, which no one could have seen coming.

2 Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2012 (Rating: 6.24)

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Raw's Money in the Bank ladder match at the 2012 Money in the Bank extravaganza headlined the show with former WWE Champions. John Cena, Chris Jericho, The Miz, Kane, and Big Show collided to earn a future WWE Championship shot.

This was utterly atrocious, and it obvious that Cena was going to win. The issue was that Cena did not need to win this match as WWE Title opportunities happen all the time for Cena. Miz should have prevailed, but it was not meant to be.

1 Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match - Money In The Bank 2020 (Rating: 5.73)

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Aforementioned, the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match at Money in the Bank 2020 happened concurrently with the men's version of the match. However, there was a huge incentive in this match as it was not for the Money in the Bank contract, it was actually for the Raw Women's Championship.

Becky Lynch dropped a bombshell 24 hours later on Raw that she was pregnant with her first child. Asuka, Nia Jax, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and Shayna Baszler battled around WWE headquarters. The Empress of Tomorrow prevailed and her briefcase was found out to contain the Raw Women's Title.

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FAQs

Who has competed in the most Money in the Bank ladder matches? ›

Trivia. Rob Van Dam is the only man to have held a title with his briefcase. He was WWE Intercontientnal Champion while holding it. Kane and Kofi Kingston (7) have competed in more Money in the Bank matches than anyone else with Christian and Dolph Ziggler (6) trailing just behind them.

What was the best Money in the Bank match? ›

CM Punk is arguably the best Money in the Bank winner because he's the only wrestler to win the contract two years in a row. The Second City Saint won it for the first time in 2008 at WrestleMania 24 and went on to defeat Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Who won the 2010 Money in the Bank ladder match? ›

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At Money in the Bank, World Champion Rey Mysterio overcame the relentless wrath of Jack Swagger, only to lose his freshly-defended title to SmackDown Money in the Bank winner Kane in a stunning turn of events.

Who won his Money in the Bank ladder match at Money in the Bank 2012? ›

In the main event, John Cena won the Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship match contract, while in the opening bout, Dolph Ziggler won the other Money in the Bank ladder match for a World Heavyweight Championship match contract.

Who was in the 2022 Money in the Bank ladder match? ›

Results
No.ResultsStipulations
7Theory defeated Drew McIntyre, Madcap Moss, Omos, Riddle, Sami Zayn, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, and SheamusMoney in the Bank ladder match for a world championship match contract
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
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Who has been in the most MITB matches? ›

Kane and Kofi Kingstone have the Most Money In The Bank appearances at 7. While Carmella and Natalya have the most appearances from the Women's division at 4. Seth Rollins is the only wrestler to case-in at WrestleMania and the First to cash in while a championship match was in progress.

Is WWE Money in the Bank scripted? ›

All matches that take place during Money in the Bank are scripted, just like all WWE events as a whole.

Who held the Money in the Bank the longest? ›

On the April 10, 2018 episode of SmackDown Live, after holding the contract for 287 days (the longest time any wrestler has held on to a Money in the Bank briefcase), Carmella cashed in and defeated Charlotte Flair—who had just suffered an attack from the debuting The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay)—for the ...

Who is the youngest Money in the Bank winner? ›

1 * Youngest: Theory - 24

He was one of the odds-on favorites to win the match alongside Seth Rollins and Riddle. Theory won the men's Money in the Bank ladder match, and he made history as the youngest man to hold the Money in the Bank briefcase, just one month shy of his 25th birthday.

Who won a Money in the Bank ladder match at Money in the Bank 2013? ›

In the main event, Randy Orton won the titular match for a WWE Championship match contract, while in the opening bout, Damien Sandow won the other ladder match for a World Heavyweight Championship match contract.
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Money in the Bank (2013)
Money in the Bank
VenueWells Fargo Center
Attendance15,000
Buy rate199,000
Pay-per-view chronology
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Who won the SmackDown Money in the Bank match at Money in the Bank 2011? ›

Daniel Bryan won the SmackDown Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Eight of SmackDown's most gifted Superstars battled for the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase, but a tenacious Daniel Bryan was the man who walked away with the future in the palm of his hands.

Who won the Money in the Bank 2009? ›

Men's Winners
No.WinnerEvent & Date
6.CM PunkWrestleMania 25 (April 5, 2009)
7.Jack SwaggerWrestleMania XXVI (March 28, 2010)
8.KaneMoney in the Bank (July 18, 2010)
9.The MizMoney in the Bank (July 18, 2010)
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How do you climb a ladder in WWE 2K22? ›

To climb a ladder in WWE 2K22, press the R1 button (PlayStation) or RB button (Xbox) while next to a vertically placed ladder. Once you have climbed the ladder to the top, you will have some options for your next move.

Who is the 2022 WWE Champion? ›

Roman Reigns celebrates two years as champion: WWE Now, September 2, 2022 | WWE. The Bloodline celebrates Roman Reigns' milestone, Karrion Kross makes his in-ring debut, The Viking Raiders take on The New Day in a Viking Rules Match and more.

Who Won first US Summerslam 2012? ›

Event. Prior to the pay-per-view, Antonio Cesaro, who had been accompanied by Aksana, defeated Santino Marella to win the United States Championship after a Neutralizer.

Who won SummerSlam 2022 results? ›

In the end, Reigns, with the help of The Usos and Paul Heyman, was able to once again defeat Lesnar to remain undisputed champion. Reigns and Lesnar also had to fight off an attempt by Theory to cash in the Money in the Bank contract midway through the match, adding one more layer of chaos to the proceedings.

Who won the match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns? ›

It was one everyone will remember for a long time. But, in the end, it was Reigns who completed the clean sweep, defeating Lesnar in an iconic battle to remain the champion. Before the match began, Lesnar entered on a tractor to a thunderous ovation from the crowd.

Did Roman Reigns win last night? ›

Roman Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre, extending his two-year run as WWE Universal champion, and continuing his run as Undisputed WWE Universal champion.

How many Money in the Bank matches has Seth Rollins been in? ›

Seth Rollins may have only been in two Money in the Bank matches – with one to come on Saturday – but the briefcase played such a massive role in his career we can't not include him. The victory in 2014, set him on a career-defining run as the face of The Authority and established his main event credentials.

Who is the youngest United States Champion? ›

David Flair

Who invented the ladder match? ›

Origins. The ladder match could have been invented by either Dan Kroffat of the Stampede Wrestling organization out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or British wrestler Kendo Nagasaki.

Who won the first ever Money in the Bank? ›

Edge became the inaugural Mr. Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 21. He cashed in against WWE Champion John Cena 280 days later. Rob Van Dam earned the briefcase and guaranteed contract the next year at WrestleMania 22.

Did Chris Jericho create Money in the Bank? ›

Chris Jericho usually is given credit for creating WWE's Money In The Bank ladder match, and he recently filled in a lot of the backstory that lead to the original bout. The concept debuted at the 2005 WrestleMania, with Edge winning the first-ever contract.

What is inside Money in the Bank WWE? ›

The "Money in the Bank" pay-per-view (PPV) centers around a ladder match, the prize of which is a briefcase containing a contract for a world championship match. The winner can then cash in the contract at a time and place of their choosing anytime within the next year – beginning the night they win the briefcase.

Who was the first man to win both lose titles in Money in the Bank contract matches? ›

One night removed from the Hell in a Cell event, he opted to cash in against an injured John Cena, which was brilliant on his part. However, despite an amazing outing against The Champ, Sandow fell short of victory and became the first Mr. Money in the Bank to lose his championship match via pinfall.

Who created Money in the Bank? ›

The idea was "Money in the Bank" and Chris Jericho confirmed that he invented the match. However, it wasn't fully a one-man idea. On an episode of Talk is Jericho, Chris Jericho revealed how he pitched the Money in the Bank ladder match to ex-WWE writer Brian Gewirtz (H/T 411 Mania):

How much money does wwe money in the bank have? ›

The Money in the Bank briefcase holds zero money. The phrase “money in the bank” is a metaphor for security: an unquestionable promise. The MITB briefcase has an ironclad guaranteed match against the champion of the holder's choice.

What age is Austin theory? ›

How long is Money in the Bank 2022? ›

What time does WWE Money in the Bank 2022 start? WWE Money in the Bank begins with the kickoff show starting at 7 p.m. ET and the main show getting underway at 8 p.m. ET. The card is expected to last around four hours.

Who won and lost the WWE title in 1 day at Money in the Bank 2016? ›

The main event saw Seth Rollins defeat Roman Reigns to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, only to lose it minutes later to Dean Ambrose, who cashed in the Money in the Bank contract that he won earlier in the event to defeat Rollins for the title. Also on the card, AJ Styles defeated John Cena.

How many times has CM Punk won the Money in the Bank? ›

The superstar made history in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match when he became the first-ever superstar to win two consecutive ladder matches. He is also the only superstar to have won two Money in the Bank Ladder Matches. Edge won the first edition of the match, but he got his second briefcase by defeating Mr.

Who won Money in the Bank wrestling? ›

Theory defeated seven other Superstars to win the 2022 men's Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on Saturday night.

Who defended the WWE title at Money in the Bank 2019? ›

In the next match, Seth Rollins defended the Universal Championship against AJ Styles. The end came when Rollins avoided a "Phenomenal Forearm" attempt from Styles and performed the Ripcord Knee, followed by a superkick and The Stomp to retain the title.

What happened after Money in the Bank 2011? ›

In 2010, WWE established Money in the Bank as a gimmick pay-per-view (PPV) and it was held in July—in April 2011, the promotion ceased going by its full name of World Wrestling Entertainment, with "WWE" becoming an orphaned initialism.

Who won first Royal Rumble? ›

Jim Duggan

Who won 2010 Raw Money in the Bank? ›

Mysterio defeated Swagger to earn a championship rematch, but was unsuccessful in regaining the championship at the pay-per-view. On the November 22, 2010 episode of Raw, The Miz successfully cashed in the briefcase on Randy Orton (who won the title back at Night of Champions) to win the WWE Championship.

Who lost Money in the Bank briefcase? ›

Former WWE Superstar Ken Anderson (AKA Mr. Kennedy) has reflected on losing the Money in the Bank briefcase to Edge in 2007. In a ladder match at WrestleMania 23, Anderson won the briefcase by defeating seven other stars, including CM Punk and Randy Orton.

Who is the current Money in the Bank holder 2021? ›

Roman Reigns

What is the best Royal Rumble match ever? ›

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  1. 1 2007 Royal Rumble Match - 8.99.
  2. 2 1992 Royal Rumble Match - 8.81. ...
  3. 3 2004 Royal Rumble Match - 8.77. ...
  4. 4 2001 Royal Rumble Match - 8.67. ...
  5. 5 2020 Men's Royal Rumble Match - 8.53. ...
  6. 6 2005 Royal Rumble Match - 8.44. ...
  7. 7 2008 Royal Rumble Match - 8.36. ...
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What was the best Elimination Chamber match? ›

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  1. 1 Elimination Chamber 2017.
  2. 2 Elimination Chamber 2019. ...
  3. 3 Survivor Series 2002. ...
  4. 4 New Year's Revolution 2005. ...
  5. 5 Elimination Chamber 2011. ...
  6. 6 Elimination Chamber 2021. ...
  7. 7 No Way Out 2009 - Raw Chamber. ...
  8. 8 No Way Out 2009 - Smackdown Chamber. ...
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Who won the first Money in the Bank match? ›

The first ever match was contested in 2005 at WrestleMania 21, after being invented by Chris Jericho. At the time, it was exclusive to wrestlers of the Raw brand, and Edge won the inaugural match.

What was the first TLC match? ›

Tables and Ladders/Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Canes matches
No.MatchDate
1The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus) (c) defeated Sabu and Rob Van DamFebruary 22, 1997
2Sabu defeated The SandmanNovember 30, 1997
3The Sandman defeated Steve Corino (c) and Justin CredibleJanuary 7, 2001

What is the best wrestling match of all time? ›

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  • Hulk Hogan vs. ...
  • Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka (ECW Heatwave '98-ECW Title)
  • Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (Survivor Series '96)
  • The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (Wrestlemania 15-WWE Title)

Who holds the record for the longest time in the Royal Rumble? ›

Rey Mysterio holds the record for longest time overall in the Royal Rumble at 1:02:12 in 2006. The shortest time overall is held by Santino Marella at 1.9 seconds in 2009.

What is the best WrestleMania ever? ›

What is widely considered the greatest WrestleMania of all time took place on April 1st, 2001 in Houston, TX. The event featured the Gimmick Battle Royal featuring some of the worst and most beloved gimmicks from years past. Kurt Angle took on Chris Benoit, Triple H faced The Undertaker, and Shane McMahon faced Mr.

Has Edge ever won a Elimination Chamber? ›

Originally, Edge was not even a thought in the focused mind of Raw's gold bearer, John Cena.

Who won the first ever Elimination Chamber match? ›

Elimination Chamber 2021 took place inside the WWE Thunderdome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. There were two Elimination Chamber matches, the first of which was won by Daniel Bryan. He received an immediate WWE Universal championship match against Roman Reigns once the cage lifted.

What is the best WWE PPV of all time? ›

Top 100 Wrestling PPVs Of All Time: 20-1
  • Royal Rumble 1992 (291 points) ...
  • SummerSlam 2000 (302 points) ...
  • WrestleMania XXIV (315 points) ...
  • Royal Rumble 2000 (316 points) ...
  • Wrestle Kingdom 11 (326 points) ...
  • WrestleMania 23 (329 points) ...
  • Heatwave 1998 (350 points) ...
  • Survivor Series 2002 (354 points)
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Who held the money in the bank the longest? ›

Mella's 287 days

Carmella holds the record for holding the Money in the Bank contract longer than any other superstar in the match's history at 287 days.

Who won Money in the Bank the most? ›

The most World Wrestling Entertainment Money in the Bank Ladder Matches won by an individual wrestler is two by CM Punk (USA) in 2008 and 2009.

Who is the youngest Money in the Bank winner? ›

1 * Youngest: Theory - 24

He was one of the odds-on favorites to win the match alongside Seth Rollins and Riddle. Theory won the men's Money in the Bank ladder match, and he made history as the youngest man to hold the Money in the Bank briefcase, just one month shy of his 25th birthday.

How do you win a TLC match? ›

In a chairs match, only chairs can be used as legal weapons, but the only way to win is by pinfall or submission in the ring. In a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, all three are allowed to be used as legal weapons, but the only way to win is the same as a regular ladder match.

What was the bloodiest match in WWE history? ›

The Undertaker vs.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the Undertaker wrestled nearly 18,000 times while the two men were competing together in the WWE. Out of all those, however, no other match was as bloody or violent as this one was. Austin and Undertaker beat the tar out of each other in a lengthy First Blood Match.

What is Last Man Standing match? ›

Last Man Standing is a match in which two wrestlers fight until one of them is knocked out or unable to fight anymore. The referee must count to ten while the wrestler is laying down and the last man standing wins the match.

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