Money In The Bank started of as one of the showpieces for Wrestlemania which has now evolved into it’s very own pay-per-view. The money in the bank match is a literal way to climb up the ladder of success in the WWE. Money in the bank has helped to propel the careers of CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Daniel Bryan, and Alberto Del Rio just to name a few.
The concept of a money in the bank match is simple climb the ladder, grab the briefcase, and then you have earned a guaranteed world title shot on either brand. The concept has changed a little over the years but the foundations remain the same. Now we see a brand specific money in the bank. What WWE does better then any company in the world is that they make their DVDs have a real importance about them, almost like you are watching truly defining moments in world history.
The true beauty of a money in the bank match for me are the competitors as we have different wrestling styles blended in with the high risk and reward of a ladder match. So let’s get down to the meat the matches are separated by the usual video segments that the WWE are fond of and I am a big fan of helps to set the tone for the next match, especially for those who may have not seen the matches the first time or know the history of build up to the match.
Throughout the matches you will see one man shine out from the rest and that man is former WWE InterContinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin. Undoubtly he is Mr. Money In The Bank well you have to disregard the fact he has never won one of these matches. However he is the one who steals the majority of the matches with moments of pure bravery and brilliance. He often provides along with the other high flyers that OMG moment in the money in the bank match.
The extras which are Blu-Ray exclusives include all the cash ins upto April 8, 2013. Which is a good feature my only qualm would be that it would have been good to show them after the significant matches and then follow up with The Miz or the video segments. Just so people who are not familiar with the match or have missed a few of these matches have a full picture of what has happened. Like I say it is my only qualm.
Overall this DVD is a must see for any fan who loves ladder matches which is a no-brainer. The match offers much more then that as the match has help create some of WWE current main event stars. The DVD is filled with great video packages and all the matches are non-stop action. So if you love fast, off the wall, and on the edge of your seating wrestling then this the perfect gift for yourself and a perfect DVD to add to any WWE collection.
Our Rating: B+
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***DVD DISC 1***
*A Revolutionary Concept
*WrestleMania 21, April 3, 2005 – 1st Ever Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Edge vs. Christian vs. Kane
*WrestleMania 22, April 2, 2006 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Ric Flair vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy vs. Finlay vs. Bobby Lashley
*Ladder to Success
*WrestleMania 23, April 1, 2007 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Jeff Hardy vs. King Booker vs. Finlay vs. CM Punk vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
*WrestleMania XXIV, March 30, 2008 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Chris Jericho vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. John Morrison vs. Carlito vs. CM Punk vs. MVP vs. Mr. Kennedy
*WrestleMania 25, April 5, 2009 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match: CM Punk vs. Kofi Kingston vs. MVP vs. Finlay vs. Christian vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Mark Henry
***DVD DISC 2***
*New Stars on the Horizon
*WrestleMania 26, March 28, 2010 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Kane vs. Christian vs. Kofi Kingston vs. MVP vs. Matt Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Evan Bourne vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler
*Money in the Bank, July 18, 2010 – SmackDown Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Big Show vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Christian vs. Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Cody Rhodes
*Money in the Bank, July 18, 2010 – Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Randy Orton vs. John Morrison vs. Evan Bourne vs. Mark Henry vs. Edge vs. Chris Jericho vs. The Miz vs. Ted DiBiase
*Era of Awesome
Money in the Bank, July 17, 2011 – SmackDown Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Kane vs. Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Heath Slater
***DVD DISC 3***
*Caution in the Wind
*Money in the Bank, July 17, 2011 – Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Alex Riley vs. Evan Bourne vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Jack Swagger
*Money in the Bank, July 15, 2012 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Contract: Christian vs. Sin Cara vs. Santino Marella vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tensai vs. Damien Sandow
*Long Awaited Return
*Money in the Bank, July 15, 2012 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract: John Cena vs. Kane vs. Big Show vs. Chris Jericho vs. The Miz
*Money in the Bank, July 14, 2013 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Contract: Cody Rhodes vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Wade Barrett vs. Damien Sandow vs. Jack Swagger vs. Antonio Cesaro vs. Fandango
*Money in the Bank, July 14, 2013 – Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract: CM Punk vs. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Christian vs. Rob Van Dam
*View From the Top
***BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS***
*New Year’s Revolution, January 8, 2006 – WWE Championship Match: John Cena vs. Edge
*ECW One Night Stand, June 11, 2006 – Extreme Rules Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam
*SmackDown, May 11, 2007 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: The Undertaker vs. Edge
*Raw, June 30, 2008 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge vs. CM Punk
*Extreme Rules, June 7, 2009 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk
*SmackDown, April 2, 2010 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: Chris Jericho vs. Jack Swagger
*Money in the Bank, July 18, 2010 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
*Raw, November 22, 2010 – WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs. The Miz
*Bonus: Behind-the-Scenes Footage Following The Miz’s Victory
*SummerSlam, August 14, 2011 – WWE Championship Match: CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio
*TLC, December 18, 2011 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan
*Raw, July 23, 2012 – WWE Championship Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena
*Raw, April 8, 2013 – World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler