While the Money in the Bank match has been around since WrestleMania 21, when it was invented by Chris Jericho (according to him, anyway), the Pay Per View that bears the Money in the Bank name was only created several years later, debuting in 2010. The show has turned into a highly anticipated annual show, due to the potential long-term effects the titular match can have on WWE as a whole. In addition, throwing several top WWE Superstars into a multi-man ladder match usually results in some of the most exciting WWE matches of the year. But while the Money in the Bank matches are usually very good, they’re not the only great matches to take place at the Money in the Bank PPV, and we looked at every match in the show’s history in order to come up with a lsit of the very best matches to happen at Money in the Bank.
10. John Cena Wins The Vacant WWE World Heavyweight Title (2014)
With the WWE audience basically crushed after Daniel Bryan was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight title thanks to a serious injury, which would end up keeping him out of action for the rest of the year (and undoubtedly contributed to his retirement in 2016), there was really only one choice for the Superstar who would step in to take his place. But WWE decided to let things play out first, making a second multi-man ladder match (in addition to the traditional Money in the Bank match) for the vacant title, which featured Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Alberto Del Rio, and John Cena. Looking at that list, even if you didn’t know ahead of time that the winner was going to face Brock Lesnar in the main event of SummerSlam, be honest, who would you think was walking out with the title? And indeed, Cena won the match to earn his fifteenth reign as World Champion, but the good news is, with that much talent in the match, it was a very good affair, worthy of one where the ultimate prize was the top title in the company. Plus, the fact that Cena got absolutely destroyed by Lesnar a month later at SummerSlam did help take a bit of the sting out of no longer having Daniel Bryan as champion. Only a little, but it still counts.