The 14 Best WWE Money in the Bank Ladder Matches

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Who knew a simple briefcase would have such a profound effect on the professional wrestling landscape?

Ladder matches have always presented jaw-dropping spectacles since their inception. Several of the biggest names in the business have produced death-defying stunts and emotionally charged wins across one-on-one and multi-man/women-filled takes on the specialty bout. In 2005, WrestleMania 21 gave fans a clever spin on the formula with a six-person ladder match where the winner earned themselves a contracted world championship match opportunity.

Ever since then, WWE has put on even more breathtaking Money in the Bank ladder matches and turned the whole concept into its own annual PPV. Plus other wrestling feds, such as Impact Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling, have adopted the briefcase concept for themselves and presented it in a different manner.

With so many unforgettable MITB ladder matches to look back on, we went out of our way to find the best of the best. The 14 matches we selected here stand tall as not only the greatest ladder matches of all time, but the most outstanding MITB ladder matches wrestling fans have ever laid eyes on.

1. Edge vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Christian vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin (WrestleMania 21)

2. Mr. Kennedy vs. CM Punk vs. Edge vs. Finlay vs. Jeff Hardy vs. King Booker vs. Matt Hardy vs. Randy Orton (WrestleMania 23)

3. CM Punk vs. Carlito vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Shelton Benjamin (WrestleMania 24)

4. Kane vs. Big Show vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Matt Hardy (Money in the Bank 2010)

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And now we’ve reached the MITB PPV era. At this point in the specialty match’s history, its Sunday event presented two versions of the match - one for Raw and one for Smackdown. MITB 2010 provides one of those rare cases where both MITB presentations ended up being super noteworthy. What we have here is the SmackDown version, which featured a ton of main event superstars in the making and two oversized brutes that were feeling extra destructive with ladders in their possession.

This one was pure mayhem from the very start - the smaller competitors put in work to ground their larger opposition, while Kane and Big Show fought back with some brutal offense of their own. Kofi Kingston’s ladder-assisted leg drop from the top of a ladder is incredible and has been included in every wrestling highlight video you’ve probably ever seen. The presence of giants fighting among confident mortals added a cool wrinkle to this MITB matchup.

5. The Miz vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge vs. Evan Bourne vs. John Morrison vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase (Money in the Bank 2010)

6. Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Heath Slater vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Kane vs. Sheamus vs. Sin Cara vs. Wade Barrett (Money In The Bank 2011)

7. Randy Orton vs. Christian vs. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Sheamus (Money In The Bank 2013)

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“The Legend Killer” morphed into the dream killer when he obtained the MITB briefcase during this hotly contested match. His victory here catapulted him towards the heartbreaking Authority screwjob that ended Daniel’s newly won WWE Championship reign at SummerSlam 2013. Randy’s briefcase win didn’t come easy, however - he had to fight tooth and nail to grab it during this classic MITB match.

Rob Van Dam was on fire here as he dished out stiff kicks and his usual array of high-flying maneuvers. Sheamus increased his brutality game tenfold by smashing Daniel’s chest with quick succession strikes atop a ladder. And Daniel went on a mid-match mean streak that saw him almost walk away as the victor. The Paul Heyman turn on CM Punk near the end floored us all at the time, plus Randy’s sick RKO to RVD off of the ladder provided the perfect closer to this momentous WWE car crash.

8. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rob Van Dam (Money In The Bank 2014)

9. Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn (Money In The Bank 2016)

10. Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Money In The Bank 2017)

11. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Ember Moon vs. Lana vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Sasha Banks (Money in the Bank 2018)

12. Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Roode vs. Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe vs. The Miz (Money in the Bank 2018)

13. Brock Lesnar vs. Ali vs. Andrade vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Bálor vs. Randy Orton vs. Ricochet (Money In The Bank 2019)

14. Big E vs. Drew McIntyre vs. John Morrison vs. Kevin Owens vs. King Nakamura vs. Ricochet vs. Riddle vs. Seth Rollins (Money in the Bank 2021)

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