The WWE Money in the Bank match has produced some of the most exciting moments of the last ten years. The glorified ladder match features daredevil heroics, extreme punishment, and intense action. Today I look back and celebrate the top five Money in the Bank matches in WWE history.
I don’t think anyone realized in 2005 when the WWE announced the first Money in the Bank match the significance this match would have on wrestling history. Stars were made, history was written, and memories have been cemented forever thanks to this innovative match. With two new matches around the corner I thought today would be a great time to look back and count down the top matches in MITB history. Since we aren’t quite ten years into MITB I went with a top five as opposed to a top ten. Leave a comment if you agree, disagree, or want to mention ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Carlito, Chris Benoit, chris jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Edge, Evan Bourne, Finlay, Jack Swagger, jeff hardy, John Morrison, Kane, Ken Anderson, King Booker, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, Montel Vontavious Porter, Mr. Kennedy, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Shelton Benjamin, The Miz, WrestleMania 21, WrestleMania 23, WrestleMania 24, wrestlemania 25, WWE Money In The Bank
-We are LIVE from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on March 28, 2010 for WrestleMania XXVI. Well, not me. I’m inside a one story house with a decently-furnished living room in South Jersey that belongs to my brother Josh, and we’re joined by friends Dave and Rob for this historic evening. Funny that our childhood heroes are all wrestling: Undertaker for Rob, Bret Hart for Dave, Shawn Michaels for me, and Vince McMahon for Josh (don’t ask).
-It should be noted that my feelings on this show may change in six months, as I’m writing this while coming off of the fumes of adrenaline from having just watched the show live. It’s like on IMDb when the users go see a hit movie, and then all run home to vote “10″ on it immediately. So tune in this September when I re-review the show and ..click here to read more
Alicia Fox, batista, Beth Phoenix, bret hart, chris jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Edge, Evan Bourne, Eve Torres, Gail Kim, Jack Swagger, john cena, Kane, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Layla, Maryse, Matt Hardy, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Money in the Bank, MVP, randy orton, shawn michaels, Sheamus, Shelton Benjamin, Ted DiBiase Jr., The Miz, The Undertaker, triple h, Vickie Guerrero, vince mcmahon, wrestlemania 26
From University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ
March 28, 2010
One of the biggest differences between WWE and TNA is that when WWE utilizes older wrestlers, it’s to their maximum.
In the fall of 2009, TNA went ahead with a considerable end-run to bolster their roster, with the target of running a monster three-hour episode of Impact, live on Monday, January 4, up against Raw.
To sweeten the pot and lure in casual fans not familiar with TNA, the company brought in Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff to be major players, while negotiating with Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Ric Flair, and Jeff Hardy, as well as other familiar faces.
WWE, knowing that TNA was going to bring their best laid plans to that Monday night, countered with something that would shock fans all over the world.
On January 4, 2010, for the first time in over twelve years, ..click here to read more
Alicia Fox, batista, Beth Phoenix, bret hart, chris jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Edge, Evan Bourne, Eve Torres, Gail Kim, Jack Swagger, john cena, Kane, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Layla, Maryse, Matt Hardy, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Money in the Bank, Montreal Screwjob, MVP, randy orton, shawn michaels, Sheamus, Shelton Benjamin, Ted DiBiase Jr., The Miz, The Undertaker, triple h, Vickie Guerrero, vince mcmahon, wrestlemania 26
Survivor Series just ain’t what it used to be.
First, it was Thanksgiving night. Then it was Thanksgiving eve. Then it moved indiscriminately to just any old Sunday in November. When it started, it was all about the elimination matches. Now it’s about the typically-rushed storylines that are often back-burnered in favor of whatever Cena or Orton are doing, with maybe an elimination match or two shoehorned in there somewhere.
Well, forget about senile Vince McMahon and lack-of-fun Kevin Dunn for a minute. Let’s journey back to when the event MEANT SOMETHING, and let’s share some fond memories of some of the greatest elimination matches that have ever taken place at the Thanksgiving night/eve/located in proximity to the holiday tradition!
After all, it sure beats “John Cena and The Rock vs. what’re-their-names.”
25. Tatanka, Bam Bam Bigelow, King Kong Bundy, and The Heavenly Bodies (Million Dollar Team) def. Lex Luger, Adam Bomb, Mabel, and ..click here to read more
Aja Kong, Alundra Blayze, Andre the Giant, Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Barry Horowitz, batista, Bertha Faye, Big Bossman, Big Show, Bobby Lashley, Booker T, bret hart, Brock Lesnar, Chapparita Asari, Chris Benoit, chris jericho, Chris Masters, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Curt Hennig, Demolition, Dolph Ziggler, Don Muraco, Doug Furnas, Drew McInture, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Eric Bischoff, Evan Bourne, Fit Finlay, Goldust, Greg Valentine, Haku, hart foundation, Hillbilly Jim, hulk hogan, Jack Swagger, JBL, jeff hardy, Jeff Jarrett, john cena, John Morrison, Kane, Ken Patera, King Kong Bundy, Kofi Kingston, Kurt Angle, Kyoko Inoue, Lex Luger, Lioness Asuka, Mabel, Marc Mero, Mark Henry, Marty Jannetty, Matt Hardy, Matt Morgan, Mike Knox, MVP, Owen Hart, Paul Orndorff, Phil Lafon, randy orton, randy savage, ric flair, Rob Van Dam, Roddy Piper, Sakie Hasegawa, Scott Hall, Shane Douglas, Shane Helms, shawn michaels, Sheamus, Shelton Benjamin, Sid Vicious, Steve Austin, Steve Blackman, Tatanka, The Honkytonk Man, The Miz, The Rock, The Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, Tomoko Watanabe, triple h, Vader, WWE Survivor Series, wwf
The WWE is about to welcome back Evan Bourne to its family after a long layoff from injury.
Bourne had what can only be described as a cryptic message on his Twitter account the other day for his fans.
“Soon the caterpillar will will emerge from his cocoon as a shark with a gun for a mouth #airbourneiscoming.”
The message, which was taken from wrestlinginc.com could be taken many ways, but the fact is Bourne will be back and could inject some life into the tag team division. The former tag team champion with Kofi Kingston has been out of action since March 2012 because he was involved in a car accident which broke his foot in four places and dislocated it in five.
While I am not a fan of Bourne’s (no specific reason), his return undoubtedly will add some spice to a stale division of larger wrestlers. Bourne could be teamed R-Truth, ..click here to read more
-My first running diary for pro wrestling since TNA Sacrifice 2010 nearly scarred me for life. However, much like Jake Roberts’ demons, I refuse to relent and I don’t go away that easily. No, I am here. And for the seven of you that read my work and get enjoyment out of it, I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!
-Unlike last year, instead of a four man crew, it’s been halved. Dave hasn’t had the temerity to watch wrestling since his hero, Bret Hart, staggered like a zombie at WrestleMania; whereas Rob has a case of the flu so bad, he’s been hacking up chunks of green. And we all thought he’d been watching TNA’s best of 2010. So it’s just brother Josh and I at his shack, and that ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Booker T, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Drew McIntyre, Edge, Evan Bourne, Ezekial Jackson, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Morrison, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mason Ryan, Michael Cole, Nexus, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Royal Rumble 2011, Santino Marella, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, Vickie Guerrero, vince mcmahon, Vladimir Kozlov, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WWE Royal Rumble, Zack Ryder
Every year, WWE does one of these DVDs, bringing you what they consider the best matches featured on PPV each calendar year (although they always make the DVD before December is over, leaving off the last PPV of the year in the process. I have never understood this.
This is especially true considering how good TLC reportedly was.). While WWE television was really hit-or-miss during 2011, they had a pretty strong calendar year in regards to quality PPV matches. If you don’t believe me, check this DVD out for yourself. The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011 features 14 matches from this past year, spanning most of the PPV events.
While I had originally seen most of the matches on this set, there were a few that I had ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McInture, Edge, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, john cena, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, The Big Show, The Undertaker, triple h, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WWE Money In The Bank
-Live from Anaheim, home of Walt Disney’s frozen head.
Opening Segment: Mick Foley
Of course Foley attends a show in a city known for amusement parks. We’re getting CM Punk/Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry/Dolph Ziggler tonight, as well as Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger for the US Title, assuming Ryder is healthy. Foley looks to have had some botox. Foley even mentions Disneyland for the cheap pop. Foley says he’s happy being a walk-on participant for nostalgia purposes. Hey, at least he admits the “This is Your Life, Cena” segment sucked. Foley brings up WrestleMania 2000 in this building, as if the target audience remembers that show. Foley says his two younger kids have no memories of their dad wrestling. I guess we can rule out them watching TNA. Oh, and Foley is in the 2012 Royal Rumble. Foley’s moment is disrupted by Vickie ..click here to read more
Brodus Clay, chris jericho, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Epico, Evan Bourne, Hunico, john cena, John Laurinaitis, Kane, Kofi Kingston, mick foley, Perez Hilton, Royal Rumble 2012, Vickie Guerrero, WWE 2012 Hall of Fame
Welcome to the 1/6/12 edition of Smackdown!, the first episode of the New Year. We start off with a video of Wade Barrett injuring Randy Orton last week in the Falls-Count-Anywhere Match.
Tonight, Daniel Bryan will defend the World Championship against the Big Show in the main event. We’re also getting an IC title match tonight, which is happening now.
MATCH 1-Intercontinental Championship: Booker T vs. Champion Cody Rhodes
Book starts with a hammerlock into a side headlock, followed by a shoulder block off the ropes, sending Rhodes into the corner. Book with some knee lifts in the corner, followed by a back elbow off the ropes for 2. Book locks in an armbar, but Rhodes backs him into the corner and breaks it with punches and kicks. More punches by Rhodes. Rhodes sends Book hard into ..click here to read more
AJ Lee, Alicia Fox, Booker, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Drew McIntyre, Epico, Evan Bourne, Heath Slater, Hornswoggle, Hunico, Jinder Mahal, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Michael Cole, Natalya, Primo, randy orton, Rosa Mendes, Royal Rumble 2012, Santino Marella, Sheamus, T, Tamina, Ted Dibiase, The Big Show, Wade Barrett, wwe smackdown
Welcome to the 12/23/11 edition of SmackDown! Hope everyone’s Festivus season is still going well. I have chosen my opponent for the Festivus Feats of Strength, so I’m set.
On a serious note, I would like to congratulate not only Zack Ryder for finally winning the WWE United States title, but big congratulations to Daniel Bryan on becoming the new World Champion as well. There aren’t too many guys more deserving than Bryan, who has been busting his ass for over a decade to get to this point. And, on a personal note, it is incredibly awesome seeing a man become World Champion who literally grew up about 20-30 minutes north of where I did, at roughly the exact same time. There’s always something cool about seeing someone local succeed so greatly in life, and it’s especially cool when ..click here to read more
Booker T, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Evan Bourne, Hunico, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Primo, randy orton, Sheamus, The Big Show, The Miz, WWE TLC 2011, Zack Ryder
Independent pro wrestling fans are rejoicing in the streets this morning as two of their biggest heroes are sharing WWE gold…at least for today. Daniel Bryan joined CM Punk in the WWE champions club after cashing in his Money in the Bank at WWE TLC 2011.
Bryan is the big story coming out of last night’s pay per view. Bryan cashed in his Money in the Bank to the surprise and delight of the Baltimore crowd and defeated The Big Show to win his first WWE world heavyweight championship just a few weeks after snapping a lengthy losing streak.
Bryan was not the first man to win the WWE world heavyweight title at TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. The Big Show knocked out Mark Henry with a punch to win the gold ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Beth Phoenix, Booker T, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Epico, Evan Bourne, john cena, Kelly Kelly Jack Swagger, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry vs. Big Show, Primo, randy orton, Sheamus, The Miz, The Undertaker, triple h, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 28, WWE TLC 2011, Zack Ryder
-With Smackdown being live tomorrow night, I am on standby in case Dustin Nichols forgets, and commits to his usual Tuesday routine of flexing in front of the mirror naked while muttering “Dustin’s the greatest” on loop. Have no fear, CCB world: unlike Triple H, I DO work Tuesdays*
* For my standard fee….
-Quick personal plug: wrote quite the essay on Vince McMahon’s downward spiral into self-parody, which you can find here (http://bit.ly/sxBaTz) and feedback is always welcome. Especially from Vince. He’ll read it if enough people tell him that I’m trending.
-Live from Columbia, SC
Opening Segment: John Cena in Piper’s Pit
Gotta say, Piper looks pretty good tonight, in comparison to some rough outings he’s had in recent years. Piper asks how a man that has never been a World champion, nor was the biggest, strongest man ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, John Morrison, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Michael Cole, randy orton, Roddy Piper, Santino Marella, The Miz, The Rock, triple h, Wade Barrett, wwe raw, wwe smackdown