The Money in the Bank match is one of the most exciting times of the year for WWE fans and wrestlers alike. Where the Royal Rumble guarantees the winner a title match at WrestleMania, the Money in the Bank briefcase arguably guarantees the winner a title victory.
Now the Money in the Bank ladder match has had many ups and some downs, the lowest probably being last year’s first ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match with winner James Ellsworth.
Now I’ve watched every single Money in the Bank ladder match and am prepared to rank my personal top 3. This venture was actually much harder than I thought it was going to be. There were so many great matches with amazing spots, it was so hard to pick my 3 favourite. Keep in mind that I am not a wrestling guru like Dave Meltzer, so these rankings aren’t necessarily based on all of the tiny things during the match. Rather, this list is the top 3 matches I enjoyed watching the most.
Let’s start with my number 3 pick:
Money in the Bank 2014
I think my enjoyment for this match was escalated based on how I know how Seth Rollins’ career pans out and how amazing the cash-in of this briefcase was. The lineup for this match was Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, #DeanAmbrose, and #SethRollins.
Every man in this match looked absolutely fantastic. Even an aging RVD looked amazing, performing five-star frog splashes from off the top of ladders. Also, any time you have Kofi Kingston in a ladder match, you know you’re going to see some awesome high spots, which is why I seriously hope he’s the New Day representative this Sunday.
This match was also escalated by the feud between Rollins and Ambrose. Rollins had turned his back on the Shield just 25 days prior to this match so the wound was still very fresh. Both men brought intense emotion during the entire match, starting literally before the bell even rang. Some of the bumps that all of the men took during the 23 minutes were unreal, capped off by one of the most wild ladder bumps I’ve ever seen taken by Seth.
I was almost hesitant to include this match at number 3 because of how it ended, with Kane coming out and costing Ambrose the briefcase, but I just loved the storytelling in this match and how much these men put their bodies on the line. This is the only match in my top 3, however, that takes place on a Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Let’s take a look at number 2.