5 WWE superstars who have never competed in the MITB ladder match
Money in the Bank has been an institution in WWE for over a decade now. The winners of the match read like a who’s who, with stars ranging from celebrated wrestlers like John Cena and Randy Orton, to the darlings of hardcore fans like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, to a cast of stars who run the gamut like Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, Alberto Del Rio, Mr. Kennedy, and Seth Rollins.
For every star who has received a major push, like Edge who was permanently pushed to the main event level based on his Money in the Bank run, there are several more stars who filled the roster of Money in the Bank matches but never actually got their hands on the briefcase.
Both and Jeff Hardy appeared in the match, as did Christian, Ric Flair, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and dozens of others. Even guys like Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater who struggled to hold onto mid-card spots got their opportunities to appear in this match.
There are, however, those talents who haven’t appeared in Money in the Bank. Whether they were already well established before the match’s inception at WrestleMania 21 or the guys we’d expect to make into the fray in the years ahead, this article takes a look at five WWE Superstars who haven’t competed in Money in the Bank Ladder Matches.
#5 The Undertaker
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more credible WWE Superstar than The Undertaker, who remained a force on the WWE landscape for over twenty-five years and spent the majority of that time at or near the top of the card.
By the time Money in the Bank got up and rolling, though, the match may have seemed a bit underneath him. After all, if there’s anyone who could be plugged in as a world title contender or main eventer and have no one question it, it was The Dead Man. Besides that, his big-man style doesn’t exactly make him an optimal fit for ladder matches (despite having a very good one in the can with Jeff Hardy from 2002.
Despite never competing for the briefcase, The Undertaker did find himself cashed-in on once, when Edge used just the third iteration of the special contract to steal the World Heavyweight Championship from him after a gruelling steel cage match on Smackdown.