This year’s WWE Money In The Bank event is merely two weeks away, where the annual MITB matches will take place at WWE HQ with the wrestlers having to ‘Climb The Corporate Ladder’ from the bottom floor all the way to the roof.
To prepare for the show, this list will examine ’10 Money In The Bank Feuds You Must Rewatch’.
WrestleMania 21, in 2005, saw the first ever MITB ladder match, but the annual standalone pay-per-views didn’t start until 2010. It has been one of WWE’s most exciting and unpredictable events – often being placed in the same league as the Royal Rumble, Survivor Series & SummerSlam.
It has featured many great feuds, so let’s release our nostalgia and take a look.
10. Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs Lacey Evans (2019)
Becky Lynch was the hottest thing in WWE after her win in the main event of WrestleMania 35, but her road was getting even more treacherous at Money in the Bank.
Not only did she set up a Raw Women’s Championship match with Lacey Evans – she also had to face Charlotte Flair with her SmackDown Women’s Championship up for grabs.
The odds were very much stacked against the ‘Irish Lass Kicker’ in her first title defences.
These two feuds were excellent for a couple of reasons.
First, ‘The Man’ was still on fire with the crowd, with many anticipating Lynch forcing both her opponents to tap to the Dis-Arm-Her.
The matches were okay, not bad, but were over too quick to be exceptional.
Lynch retained against Lacey Evans, however, her run as ‘Becky 2 Belts’ was over before it had barely started as Charlotte won her title back, only to lose to MITB winner Bayley on the same night.
9. Dean Ambrose Wins WWE Championship (2016)
Money In The Bank 2016 is known as the only night that all three Shield members held the WWE Championship.
At the start of the show, the ‘Lunatic Fringe’ Dean Ambrose outlasted the competition and held his date with destiny – winning the MITB contract.
That date of destiny turned out to be the very same night as the main event was Seth Rollins vs Roman Reigns for the WWE title.
Reigns lost to Rollins, who was there to reclaim what he thought was rightfully his.
However, the night didn’t end on a high note for the ‘Architect’, as Ambrose cashed in and won his first WWE Championship.
This then led to a Shield three-way at Battleground before all men were separated in the return of the brand split.
8. John Cena vs Kevin Owens – United States Championship (2015)
WWE isn’t well known for fantastic or interesting NXT call-ups, which makes Kevin Owens’ WWE debut even more incredible.
KO made his presence known in WWE, coming up with the NXT Championship and delivering a pop-up powerbomb to US Champ, John Cena on the May 18 edition of Raw.
He then went on to be victorious against Cena in a champion vs champion match at Elimination Chamber 2015.
This led to Cena and Owens having another fun bout at MITB 2015, which Cena won, retaining his United States Title.
If WWE did not have this feud tp ignite Kevin Owens’ career in WWE, he may have just been another guy on the roster. However, he has gone on to win Universal, US and Intercontinental gold since.