from WWE Money in the bank the pay-per-view has been held 12 times since 2010. It’s one of the most popular events on the WWE schedule as fans enjoy the ladder matches, and the fact that the winner can clinch a championship in the world is an exciting thought.
The Money in the bank the pay-per-view isn’t just about the Money in the Bank match. There have been a plethora of outstanding World Title matches on the card alongside fantastic grudge matches. Not all Money in the bank the pay-per-view was great, but there was always at least one game that was above the rest.
12 2010: Money In The Bank Ladder Match – WWE Title Contract
Wrestling fans were treated to a hat trick of Money in the Bank ranked matches in 2010. However, the best match in the first Money in the bank The event was the Money in the Bank match with the winner earning the WWE Championship contract.
The roster had a mix of experience with Chris Jericho, Edge, Randy Orton and Mark Henry in action. The Miz, Evan Bourne, John Morrison and Ted DiBiase were also involved in the proceedings. The contest was awesome, and Orton looked like a safe bet to land the Money in the Bank briefcase but Miz pushed him off the ladder, and he stunned the crowd as he collected the briefcase.
11 2011: John Cena vs. CM Punk
There would only be one result that fans at the Allstate Arena were going to accept, and that was CM Punk defeating John Cena for the WWE Championship at Money in the bank 2011. The Straight Edge Savior received an outstanding reception from fans in his hometown of Chicago.
This WWE Championship match is one of the greatest of all time. Both men were at their best and the storytelling was executed to perfection. A GTS from Punk was enough to put Cena away in an instant classic, and Punk escaped through the crowd with his new WWE Championship.
ten 2012: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan
It’s no surprise that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are hosting a clinic at Money in the bank 2012. Punk’s WWE Championship was up for grabs and AJ Lee was the special guest referee in a no disqualification match that lasted almost 30 minutes.
The technical wrestling was top notch in this match and the fans were heavily invested. Bryan nearly ended Punk’s WWE Championship reign by applying the Yes Lock with a kendo stick. Nonetheless, Punk got away with it and he managed to retain his WWE title in an impressive contest.
9 2013: Smack Down Money In The Bank Ladder Match
The Money in the Bank ladder match for a future World Heavyweight Championship match in 2013 was superb. Amazingly, all seven parties involved were heels. Antonio Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Fandango, Damien Sandow and Dean Ambrose would all have imagined their chances of fame.
Ambrose had backup with interference from Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. However, The Usos shut down Rollins and Reigns’ involvement. Cody was about to retrieve the briefcase but Sandow pushed him off the ladder and he became Mr. Money in the Bank.
8 2014: Money In The Bank Ladder Match
The rivalry between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose was heating up in 2014, and the Money in the Bank match was built around them. Rob Van Dam, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler were former winners in their own right and they were looking to win it again. Kofi Kingston was a Money in the Bank specialist and he completed the training.
This Money in the Bank ladder match was fantastic and the wrestlers put their bodies on the line. Ambrose was about to win the Money in the Bank match, but Kane intercepted and stopped him. The architect took advantage of this and became Mr. Money in the Bank.
seven 2015: John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
Money in the bank 2015 featured a high quality match between John Cena and Kevin Owens. It was a non-title match with Cena’s United States Championship not on the line. Their chemistry together was exceptional and the fans were heavily invested in this highly anticipated rematch.
“That’s awesome” echoed around the arena, and there were several false finishes throughout the match. KO refused to stay down for much of the fight, but Cena’s third AA was enough to get over the line in a fierce battle.
6 2016: AJ Styles vs. Jean Cena
John Cena seems to have some instant classics to Money in the bank events and 2016 was no different. Big Match John showed why he earned that moniker as he took on AJ Styles. It was their first meeting that seemed unthinkable a few years ago.
The Phenomenal One settled into his first year in WWE, and he mixed it with the best in the business. This match went back and forth, but The Club came out on top by featuring Cena, which resulted in Styles picking up a huge win over Cena.
5 2017: Money In The Bank Ladder Men’s Match
AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura closed Money in the bank 2017 in the Money in the Bank Men’s Match. There was a mix of the usual suspects, but it was a wide open field where anyone could prevail.
It wasn’t the best of Money in the bank shows, but this Money in the Bank ladder match was one of the positive things about the event. Corbin ended up triumphing, which the fans weren’t happy about.
4 2018: Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
The third women’s match on the Money in the Bank ladder involved Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Naomi, Natalya, Ember Moon and Lana. It’s a jam-packed lineup, and it was a decent game.
Lynch and Charlotte were the favorites to emerge victorious but that did not materialize. Becky was closing in on a win, but she was pushed off the ladder by Bliss. The Goddess prevailed and she made history as the first woman to successfully cash in her Money in the Bank briefcase the very night she won it. She defeated Nia Jax to reclaim the Raw Women’s Championship later that night.
3 2019: Seth Rollins vs. A.J. Styles
Fans were regaled when Seth Rollins and AJ Styles collided during the Universal Architects Championship in Money in the bank 2019. They hit a home run in arguably the best game on the card.
Rollins and Styles had a war of attrition, and the Phenomenal One had a shot at winning the Universal Championship. However, Rollins stood firm as he strode away when Styles went for the phenomenal forearm, and he retained the gold with a stomp.
2 2020: Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollin
The COVID-19 pandemic forced WWE to do its shows behind closed doors for over a year beginning in March 2020. Money in the bank, Drew McIntyre defended the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins. McIntyre and Rollins deserved to have a crowd witnessing this fiery match.
Rollins connected with the Stomp, and he thought a third WWE Championship reign would be upon his chimney. McIntyre had other ideas when he retired, and he retained the WWE Championship after putting Rollins out of his misery with the Claymore Kick.
1 2021: Money In The Bank Ladder Men’s Match
The Money in the Bank ladder men’s match was perfectly structured with the duration of the proceedings. Big E, Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, John Morrison, Kevin Owens, Riddle, King Nakamura and Ricochet battled it out and stole the show in one of the best Money in the Bank matches in history.
As expected, there were some brutal spots. Rollins was about to reach for the briefcase, but Big E performed the big end of the ladder. He then rose through the ranks and became Mr. Money in the Bank.