8. John Cena vs. Edge – SummerSlam
Heh, look at John Cena’s stupid face. What an unfortunate picture that is. Give that photographer a raise.
Edge and John Cena feuded for most of 2006 with the pair trading the WWE Championship several times. One match where many people expected a title change was at SummerSlam in Cena’s hometown of Boston.
However, that was not to be. The stipulation was in place that if Edge was disqualified he would lose the title and he certainly walked that tightrope.
Eventually he still managed to cheat by hitting Cena with brass knuckles behind the referee’s back, allowing him to get the win.
7. Chris Benoit vs. Finlay – Judgment Day
Virtually everything said earlier about Chris Benoit and William Regal can be applied here as well. Finlay was a tremendous worker and shined best when he was allowed to work with other great workers like Benoit.
At Judgment Day 2006 the two did battle over the United States Championship. It was not often that two wrestlers of this caliber were given the chance to wrestle each other on pay-per-view and even less often were they given over 20 minutes.
Benoit ultimately got the win in another clash of excellent former WCW technical wrestlers.
6. Money in the Bank Ladder Match – WrestleMania 22
The 2006 Money in the Bank lineup was an eclectic bunch. With only six men competing the field was comprised of Rob Van Dam, Bobby Lashley, Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Hardy and Ric Flair.
I don’t know about you, but Lashley, Finlay, and Flair do not strike me as ladder match guys.
Regardless, the match was still an excellent spot-fest, albeit a dangerous one. There were some all-time great spots here with Benjamin running up a ladder on the ropes and doing a senton bomb to the outside.
It was, of course, Rob Van Dam who got the win in this match and judging by the lineup, he seemed to be the obvious choice as well.
Not the best Money in the Bank ladder match by any means, but a damn fine watch nonetheless.