From the moment Chris Jericho introduced the idea of a Money in the Bank (MITB) ladder match to the WWE audience, not many could have imagined that the idea will thrive for the next 11 years and become the new stepping stone for younger/ new talent- something that the Intercontinental title did a long time ago. It has been successful precisely for all the moments that being in a ladder match entails – different characters, different styles of wrestling, interwoven stories, and the high spots. Hell yeah, the high spots!
Winning the MITB ladder match guarantees the winner an opportunity to cash-in at the time of his choosing by targeting the man who holds the highest prize in wrestling- which is now known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Here are the best 5 high-risk maneuvers from this gimmick match
#1The Ladder Run
Arguably, one of the most iconic moves in the history of this match precisely because of how innovative it was. Firstly, spoiler alert! Shelton Benjamin has been featured once more in this list. This man has always brought his ‘A‘ game to this match over the years, in its entire storied history, whenever he’s participated.
This was the first MITB ladder match at WrestleMania 21 and it needed something extraordinary and spectacular to remember it by, and Benjamin gave us that moment .
Jericho was inches away from getting that briefcase until Benjamin appeared on-frame and galloped on the ladder to clothesline Jericho.