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
Now that we all know the seven participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder match for the WWE World Title, let the handicapping begin.
Everyone has their favorites and why. Include me in that process. But my thoughts may be different from those who put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Here is a look at the seven wrestlers and how they should fare in the Money in the Bank match.
He won’t win – it would be too easy and the WWE Universe would hate it. A 15-time champion is nice, but it’s Cena and the fans want a new champion. If it cannot be Daniel Bryan, it should be someone new. The WWE’s mantra need to be “Anybody but Cena.” I see him playing the role of spoiler, making sure Bray Wyatt does not walk away with the title.
He has the potential to be one of ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, john cena, Money In The Bank 2014, randy orton, Roman Reigns, Sheamus
When you look past WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and even King of the Ring, what have been the best PPV events in WWE history? I pored through the last two decades of the promotion, and came up with this list of secondary-PPV excellence. All are recommended viewing on WWE Network.
25. Backlash 2009 (April 26, 2009 – Providence, RI)
After a largely-unfulfilling WrestleMania outside of Undertaker and Shawn Michaels’ timeless epic, WWE rebounded with a better show, surrounded by Chris Jericho’s battle with an ageless Ricky Steamboat, a tremendous Last Man Standing match with John Cena and Edge for the World Heavyweight belt, and Christian felling Jack Swagger to become ECW Champion. Tack Taker/Shawn onto this, make it four hours, and boom: a great WrestleMania.
24. No Mercy 1999 (October 17, 1999 – Cleveland, OH)
One of the few PPVs from 1999 that actually holds up years later, No Mercy took place ..click here to read more
batista, chris jericho, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Edge, john cena, randy orton, shawn michaels, Steve Austin, The Rock, triple h, WWE Network
Don’t look now, but it appears the WWE has gotten it together and put the members of Evolution back into circulation as the new villains of the company to go along with the wilting “Authority” angle.
I applaud the efforts of the WWE giving this a go instead of taking a planned program like “The Authority” and shoving it down our faces. At least with Evolution, the WWE can use a basic premise of the past and apply it to the current unstable situation of new “Attitude” era.
Evolution is a villainous professional wrestling stable in WWE. They originally were apart of WWE’s Raw brand between 2003 and 2005. At the height of its original existence, the group consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista. Each of the members represented “the best in: “the past” (Ric Flair), “the present” (Triple H), and “the future” (Randy Orton and Batista) of ..click here to read more
batista, Evolution, randy orton, triple h
From SunLife Stadium in Miami, FL
April 1, 2012
It’s been purported that each WrestleMania event is generally planned a year in advance, and the booking is written backwards to support what they want to present on the grandest stage. While recent WrestleManias seem a bit more thrown-together at times, owing to an increasingly frenetic Vince McMahon being known to make constant changes, WrestleMania XXVIII was an event where a year-long plot was used, this time as an actual storyline.
One night after WrestleMania XXVII in Atlanta, John Cena called out The Rock. Rather than thrash the previous night’s guest host for costing him his World Title match against The Miz, a calm and happy-go-lucky Cena simply challenged Rock to a match at next year’s big event, giving both men one year to prepare for the clash of the ages.
The idea was unique for a modern time frame in which that $45 ..click here to read more
Beth Phoenix, Booker T, Brock Lesnar, chris jericho, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Eve Torres, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Laurinaitis, Kane, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Maria Menounos, Mark Henry, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Teddy Long, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, The Rock, WrestleMania 28, Zack Ryder
Hello loyal readers and welcome back for yet another WrestleMania countdown article. Yes, spring is in the air, the snow has melted away, birds are singing, and the internet is full of articles counting down every kind of WrestleMania list imaginable. Best matches, worst matches, top moments, etc. Well, never being one to miss getting on the bandwagon, I have compiled my own list.
Every year there are those special matches that you just can’t wait to see at WrestleMania. Maybe it’s the culmination of a feud that has been simmering for months or maybe a long gone star has returned to the spotlight. Of maybe there is even a historic first ever clash between two icons of the sport. Whatever the situation, there is always immense hype surrounding the biggest event of the year. But sometimes the moment doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Sometimes the wrestlers ..click here to read more
Andre the Giant, Bill Goldberg, bret hart, Brock Lesnar, hulk hogan, jake roberts, Lex Luger, randy orton, randy savage, Rick Rude, Steve Austin, triple h, Vince McMaho, wrestlemania, WrestleMania 10, WrestleMania 20, wrestlemania 25, wrestlemania 26, WrestleMania 4, Yokozuna
There is no doubt in my mind that the WrestleMania XXX main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will move from a Triple Threat to a Fatal 4-Way. Recent events in The Authority storyline mandate that will happen.
It’s been building for weeks now. Not only has Triple H, the storyline COO of WWE, had heat with top good-guy Daniel Bryan, but he also has had heat with current champ Randy Orton and Batista, the number-one contender. All that heat has to explode somewhere, and it will happen in the top match at the top pay-per-view event in WWE.
It’s just the latest in WWE’s rekindling of the old “top guy wants the spotlight” plot. Remember in years past how evil chairman Vince McMahon would insert himself into the top stories and how many of those stories would climax with him squaring off in the ring against whomever?
This time around, exit ..click here to read more
batista, Daniel Bryan, randy orton, triple h, WrestleMania 30
-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
-And so, I come to the end of this journey. Twenty four in the bag, and the most recent example sits before me, waiting for either my venom or my coddling. I think back to one year ago when I watched this show with my usual crew of my brother Josh, our childhood friend Dave, and my schoolyard chum Rob, so this rant will try and conjure up some memories from last year’s party. After all, since we all disliked this show so much a year ago, maybe one year will give us more time to be appreciative?
-Anywho, let’s go back a year to April 5, 2009, as WrestleMania XXV takes us to Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. This year, the show reverts to a simple three man team of Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Jerry Lawler covering the event. If there’s something in this world that isn’t ..click here to read more
Big Show, chris jericho, Jimmy Snuka, john cena, John Morrison, mickey rourke, randy orton, ric flair, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, shawn michaels, The Miz, The Undertaker, triple h, wrestlemania, wrestlemania 25
From Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX
April 5, 2009
There have been many to criticize WWE for not knowing their history, often distorting facts and erroneously relaying anecdotes with the frequency of a con man on the witness stand. But this time, WWE is going to be taken to task for its poor math skills as well.
WrestleMania XXV was dubbed “The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of WrestleMania”, which implies that WrestleMania began in 1984. While one may argue that the idea for event’s inception may have come from the year of Ronald Reagan’s re-election, the first event, clearly, took place in 1985.
“The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of WrestleMania” was a repeated phrase, used dozens of times per broadcast in the weeks leading to the April 5 bonanza. It seemed almost apropos that a company would get something wrong, and then to their guns, continuing to get it wrong ..click here to read more
Big Show, chris jericho, Christian, Edge, Finlay, Howard Finkel, jeff hardy, Jimmy Snuka, john cena, John Morrison, Kane, Matt Hardy, mickey rourke, Money in the Bank, MVP, randy orton, ric flair, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Santino Marella, shawn michaels, Shelton Benjamin, The Miz, The Undertaker, triple h, wrestlemania, wrestlemania 25
-It had been 15 years, but WWE had to get back on the horse and have an outdoor PPV again. Following the debacle that WrestleMania IX, I know that it had to be tough to repress the memories of bad matches and a horrid appeasement of Hulk Hogan’s ego. So here we are, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL, on March 30, 2008. After years of watching TNA, I had no idea that more than 900 people were allowed to attend wrestling events in the city.
-So after JBL went back to being an active wrestler, our teams became Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler (Raw), Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman (Smackdown), and Joey Styles and Tazz (ECW). The Smackdown team has the most legit news experience by far, yet want to be hung by their Adam’s apples for atrocities committed on headset, courtesy of the smark community. From ..click here to read more
batista, Big Show, chris jericho, CM Punk, Edge, Floyd Mayweather, JBL, john cena, Ken Anderson, Money in the Bank, Mr. Kennedy, randy orton, ric flair, shawn michaels, Shelton Benjamin, The Undertaker, triple h, Umaga, wrestlemania, WrestleMania 24