Top 10 Money In The Bank Ladder Matches (2022)

Happy Birthday Money In The Bank! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the MITB PPV, and it sure does promise to be the most unique and interesting PPV to date.

The concept of MITB itself has always been a simple one. Multiple wrestlers enter the ring and proceed to batter the snot out of each other until only one is left standing, capable of climbing the rungs and unhooking the briefcase.

However this year things are very different. Due to the COVID19 pandemic changing the very way we live, WWE have had to make large scale adjustments. Adjustments, which have wound up with us being just one week away from the first ever Corporate Ladder matches. What will these matches entail? All that we know for sure at this point is that 6 men, and 6 women, will compete at the same time, literally climbing the floors of Titan Towers to reach the roof of the building and claim the famous briefcase for themselves. Sounds chaotic right? I can hardly wait!

Regardless of the formula, MITB has led to some of the biggest shocks and career-making moments in WWE history. Join me as I run down my personal Top 10 Money In The Bank Ladder Matches.

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#10 Women's MITB 2018 - Alexa Bliss

Let's be frank for a moment. The ending to the 2017 Womens MITB was absolute trash and should never have been allowed to happen. It was a disappointment of epic proportions, undoing a lot of good work and time invested into legitimising womens wrestling. After backing themselves into a corner, WWE decided to make up for it by letting the women involved in this match just go at it however they wanted.

There hadn't been this much use of a ladder as a weapon within the companies ring since the old hardcore matches back in the Attitude Era and everyone got in on the act, including Lana. They put their bodies and careers on the line, with some of the most dangerous looking spots and bumps you could imagine, and when Alexa Bliss emerged as the winner, you could almost feel a sense of relief that the war was over.

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#9 MITB 2013 - Randy Orton

Admittedly, Randy Orton winning the match wasn't really what anyone wanted to see but there was so much going on in this match that his unexpected victory wasn't as much of an annoyance as it could have been.

First off, there was the return of Rob Van Dam who proved that he was, indeed, the Whole F'in Show by rolling out his greatest hits on anyone unlucky enough to get within a foot of him. And then there was Paul Heyman turning on CM Punk, everyone's favorite for the win, by beating him like a government mule with a ladder until he couldn't get up.

Another brutal affair that also served to develop storylines. Bravo WWE.

(Video) Money in the Bank Ladder Match wins: WWE Top 10, July 11, 2021
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#8 Men's MITB 2017 - Baron Corbin

The fact that they decided to put over Baron Corbin, before making him look like a complete idiot when he finally cashed in, thanks to John Cena, is one of the more confusing booking decisions the company has made over the past few years.

Especially considering just how out of this world AJ Styles performance was on the night. The undisputed MVP of the WWE since he signed, AJ was on fire. Using every move in his extensive repertoire, he came so close to winning on numerous occasions that the crowd was screaming for it. But, in their infinite wisdom, the company went with the big balding one instead.

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#7 Raw MITB 2010 - The Miz

The first ever MITB Pay Per View had two Ladder Matches on its card that had varying degrees of success. The Smackdown one was a lackluster affair, and the decision to have Kane emerge victorious still seems like an odd one, even to this day.

(Video) Extreme Money in the Bank Ladder Match moments: WWE Top 10, June 9, 2018

Their RAW counterparts, on the other hand, put on a true spectacle which was worth the price of admission alone. A true slobber knocker of a scrap that would see each competitor crank up the volume as the match progressed, each coming close to claiming the briefcase in a match where you genuinely couldn't guess who would win. Special mention must go to the three finishing salvos that Mark Henry had to endure. It was brutal and magnificent in equal measures.

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#6 Womens MITB 2017 - Carmella

Alright, alright, put the pitchforks down. As I mentioned previously, nobody is saying that that ending wasn't the biggest load of crap since DX showered the McMahons in the brown stuff and there's no arguing that the company nearly undid all the good work they had achieved up to that point in the women's revolution. But the fact remains, the match itself was, up till then, actually pretty bloody good.

People seem to forget it was quite a high impact, with Carmella's hurricanrana onto Becky Lynch being a standout moment, and if it hadn't been for that horrendous ending, it would be remembered a lot more fondly

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#5 MITB 2016 - Dean Ambrose

Moving into the Top 5 of this list and it's time to pull out the big guns. What a truly great match this was. Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Alberto Del Rio just completely tore the house down for over 20 minutes of fast-paced action.

All six men - Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, in particular, took some real risks and crazy bumps as they took their long standing rivalry to the next level, but in the end, it was Dean Ambrose who rose to the top of the ladder to unhook the briefcase. What happened at the end of the PPV just made this match so much better as Ambrose cashed in only 57 minutes after winning the contract against Seth Rollins - who had just defeated Roman Reigns to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

The Lunatic Fringe sneaked up and successfully defeated The Architect meaning that all three Shield members were WWE World Heavyweight Champion at some point during the pay per view. A truly historic night.

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#4 MITB 2014 - Seth Rollins

This was the match that marked Seth Rollins’ rise to superstardom in WWE. Going up against Rob Van Dam, Jack Swagger, Dean Ambrose, Kofi Kingston, and Dolph Ziggler, Rollins became the first member of the Shield to win the Money in the Bank Ladder match to earn the contract for a future World Championship opportunity.

The match itself was great in of itself, filled with some superb high-flying action best reserved for these sort of matches, but it was Seth Rollins’ cash-in 273 days later at Wrestlemania 31 that elevates it to the realm of greatness. This was a case of the payoff being even more memorable than the high quality match itself.

It was also memorable to me as huge RVD fan growing up. He reminded us he truly is The Whole F'n Show, pulling out all of his biggest and best moves. One of the most entertaining performers in WWE history showing everybody that he still had what it took to hang in the big leagues.

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#3 SmackDown MITB 2011 - Daniel Bryan

On the flipside, this one is all about the match rather than the eventual cash in. Daniel Bryan emerged as the victor in a fascinating contest against former Nexus buddies Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, and Justin Gabriel as well as Kane, Sin Cara, and Cody Rhodes.

The match ticked all the right boxes in what is required in a great ladder match and seeing Bryan get the unexpected victory was a real treat. Unfortunately, the whole cashing in situation was quite weird and not very well executed.

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#2 MITB Wrestlemania 24 - CM Punk

In terms of pure action, this is probably the best Money in the Bank Ladder match of all-time. Back in 2008, when Money in the Bank Ladder matches were still restricted to Wrestlemania, CM Punk won the first of his two briefcases.

He defeated Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Carlito, Mr Kennedy, and John Morrison in a match that was in overdrive all the way through. It was filled with gifted athletes and performers who put on a real show for the ages.

It’s irony at its finest that his cash in was also against The Ultimate Opportunist, Edge. And, speaking of Edge...

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#1 MITB WrestleMania 21 - Edge

You never forget your first time. And, in my humble opinion, the first Money in the Bank Ladder match is the best of all-time. Won by Edge against Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Shelton Benjamin, Kane, and Christian, it marked the rise of Edge into the main event.

No one knew what to expect, and the fans in attendance were completely blown away by the action they were witnessing in the ring as every single competitor pulled his own weight and ensured that the match was an overwhelming success.

Even the cash in was perfectly executed as Edge won his first WWE Championship ever against John Cena. It was perfection all the way through. Had it not been for this MITB victory, Edge may have only ever been known as a great tag team wrestler.

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.

Who has won the most ladder matches? ›

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.

What woman won the 2021 Money in the Bank ladder match? ›

Seven matches were contested at the event, including one on the Kickoff pre-show. In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Edge to retain SmackDown's Universal Championship. Additionally, Big E and Nikki A.S.H. won their respective men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder matches.

Who won the Money in the Bank 2022? ›

Liv Morgan wins the Money in the Bank contract: WWE Money in the Bank 2022 (WWE Network Exclusive) | WWE. Liv Morgan fights off tears after winning the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

What is the best Royal Rumble match ever? ›

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  6. 6 2005 Royal Rumble Match - 8.44. ...
  7. 7 2008 Royal Rumble Match - 8.36. ...
1 Mar 2022

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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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 won the mens Money in the Bank match 2022? ›

Theory takes home the MITB Men's title. WWE Money In The Bank 2022, pay-per-view event was recently held at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event sent wrestling fans into a tizzy as some big matched were lined up.

Who is the king of ladder matches? ›

1 Jeff Hardy: 12 Appearances (7 Wins - 5 Losses)

Jeff Hardy is without a doubt, the king of Ladder matches. Not only has he worked four more matches than the person with the second-most appearances, but he also has the most wins as well.

How do you win a ladder match? ›

A ladder match is a type of match in professional wrestling, most commonly one in which an item (usually a title belt) is hung above the ring, and the winner is the contestant who climbs a ladder and retrieves the item.

Who has won the most money in the bank WWE? ›

Men's Winners
No.WinnerHeld For
1.Edge280 Days
2.Rob Van Dam70 Days
3.Mr. Kennedy36 Days
4.Edge4 Days
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Who won the women's Money in the Bank ladder match 2022? ›

Liv Morgan continued her rise to the top by winning the Women's Ladder Match. She went on to climb the ladder and retrieved the briefcase. More than an hour after winning the championship opportunity, she cashed in the briefcase and defeated Ronda Rousey to become the Smackdown Women's Champion.

Who cashed in Money in the Bank and lost? ›

John Cena, Damien Sandow, Baron Corbin, and Braun Strowman are the only Money in the Bank contract holders to cash in and fail to gain a championship.

Who won the Raw women's title at Money in the Bank 2021? ›

Liv Morgan is Miss Money in the Bank. In a fantastic, frenetic Women's Money in the Bank match, it was Morgan who climbed the ladder and captured the briefcase for a guaranteed shot at one of two women's championships (currently held by Ronda Rousey and Bianca Belair).

Who is WWE champion now? ›

Roman Reigns is the current champion in his fourth reign. He won the title by defeating previous champion Brock Lesnar in a Winner Takes All match for both the WWE Championship and Universal Championship, which Reigns defended, on April 3, 2022, at WrestleMania 38 Night 2 in Arlington, Texas.

What is the best wrestling match of all time? ›

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What is the best WrestleMania match ever? ›

25 greatest matches in WrestleMania history
  1. Bret Hart vs. “ Stone Cold” Steve Austin (WrestleMania 13)
  2. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 25) ...
  3. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage (WrestleMania III) ...
  4. Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania X) ...
  5. 5. “ ...
  6. Owen Hart vs. ...
  7. Edge & Christian vs. ...
  8. The Rock vs. ...
31 Mar 2022

What was the best Elimination Chamber match? ›

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  1. 1 Elimination Chamber 2017.
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  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. ...
22 Feb 2022

Who won SummerSlam 2022 results? ›

WWE SummerSlam 2022 Results: Roman Reigns Beats Brock Lesnar, Theory Fails MITB Cash In. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

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.

Who is the youngest MITB winner? ›

The human demolition derby, also known as the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, ended with Theory becoming the youngest #MITB winner in WWE history! Jon Taylor and 8,137 others like this.

Who is the youngest United States Champion? ›

David Flair

How did Theory win Money in the Bank? ›

At 24 years of age, Theory became the youngest Money in the Bank ladder match winner ever. After losing the United States Championship to Bobby Lashley at Saturday's WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Theory redeemed himself by winning the men's ladder match.

Who won Money in the Bank matches tonight? ›

Liv Morgan is Miss Money in the Bank. In a fantastic, frenetic Women's Money in the Bank match, it was Morgan who climbed the ladder and captured the briefcase for a guaranteed shot at one of two women's championships (currently held by Ronda Rousey and Bianca Belair).

Who won the money in the bank wrestling match last night? ›

Morgan won two major accolades in less than three hours at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Liv Morgan can finally proclaim to be a world champion. Morgan and the WWE universe celebrated her successful capture of the Money in the Bank briefcase on Saturday night.

Who won the undisputed tag team championship? ›

WWE. After winning a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match last week, Ridge Holland & Butch challenge WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions The Usos. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

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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What was the best Elimination Chamber match? ›

WWE: The 10 Best Elimination Chamber Matches, Ranked
  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. ...
22 Feb 2022

Who won Money in the Bank WrestleMania 21? ›

From Edge to Randy Orton, see photos of every Superstar who's won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Edge became the inaugural Mr. Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 21.

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 SummerSlam 2022 results? ›

WWE SummerSlam 2022 Results: Roman Reigns Beats Brock Lesnar, Theory Fails MITB Cash In. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

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.

Who has won the most elimination chamber matches? ›

Who has won the most Elimination Chamber matches? Triple H holds the most wins inside the Elimination Chamber with four. Here are the four matches that he has won: SummerSlam 2003: Triple H defeated Goldberg, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and Kevin Nash to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.

What is the best WrestleMania match ever? ›

25 greatest matches in WrestleMania history
  1. Bret Hart vs. “ Stone Cold” Steve Austin (WrestleMania 13)
  2. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 25) ...
  3. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage (WrestleMania III) ...
  4. Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania X) ...
  5. 5. “ ...
  6. Owen Hart vs. ...
  7. Edge & Christian vs. ...
  8. The Rock vs. ...
31 Mar 2022

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.

Has anyone lost after cashing in Money in the Bank? ›

Kennedy and Otis, who both won the contract in the ladder match but lost the contract in defending the contract itself in a match. John Cena, Damien Sandow, Baron Corbin, and Braun Strowman are the only Money in the Bank contract holders to cash in and fail to gain a championship.

Who has won Money in the Bank twice? ›

There have been 12 Money in the Bank ladder matches in that time and names like Rob Van Dam, Jack Swagger and Daniel Bryan have all won one. Punk is not only the sole man who has won two, but he did so consecutively.

Who did not compete in the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania 21? ›

Edge may have been the first Money In The Bank winner, but he originally didn't even want to be in the match at WWE WrestleMania 21. Thanks to the brainchild of former WWE writer Brian Gerwitz, Chris Jericho, and Michael "PS" Hayes came The Money In The Bank Ladder Match.

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.

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 invented Money in the Bank? ›

Chris Jericho

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