With WWE Money in the Bank scheduled for Sunday, June 29, let’s take a look back at the inaugural MITB pay-per-view. The WWE Network will show this PPV on its live feed 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and you can always watch it using the Network’s on-demand feature. The show started off with the Smackdown Money in the Bank ladder match so without further adieu, let’s get into it!
SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match
Big Show vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Matt Hardy
Eight men in one ladder match usually would make for one clustered match, luckily Kane and the Big Show made for one of the more unique MITB matches to date.
Kane and Show were consistently forced to fight off the six others throughout the match. There’s a lot of good action with the little guys teaming up on the big guys; specifically where Kane receives the Disaster Kick, Trouble in Paradise and Twist of Fate in one sequence.
Show gets the upper hand early on and breaks some of the rungs on the ladder while trying to climb in a clever spot. This leads to Show bringing in a massive ladder that looks as if it were designed for King Kong himself.
Action picks up with some high-impact moves by none other than Kofi Kingston with a Boom Drop on McIntyre from the top of the ladder through the announce table and later on getting Chokeslammed on a pile of ladders and a buried Big Show.
This match had some cool spots and is worth a watch, but it definitely carried on for a little too long.
Kane wins after a Chokeslam from the top of the special ladder to the former “Chosen One” and now “Future Endeavored” Drew McIntrye for the win around the 25-minute mark.