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.