WWE Money in the Bank 2012 Highlights: Watch Top Moments from Sunday's Event

Sam R. QuinnSenior Analyst IIIJuly 16, 2012

There was no shortage of excitement at WWE Money in the Bank 2012. We saw everything from tag team matches, to special referees, to carnage in the ring—thanks to plenty of ladders.

C.M. Punk beat Daniel Bryan. Dolph Ziggler won a shot at the world championship belt. John Cena now has the right to challenge Punk for the WWE Championship.

If you missed the action, you probably regret your decision, but lucky for you, we have the top moments from Sunday's event.


Dolph Ziggler Climbs the Ladder to Victory

Ziggler triumphed over Tensai, Christian, Santino Marella, Tyson Kidd, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Sin Cara in Sunday night's first Money in the Bank Ladder Match. 

With Vickie Guerrero shrieking at ringside, Ziggler was able to beat seven other competitors for a shot at the world championship whenever he wants.

Christian was in prime position to win the match, and it appeared he would, but he stood atop the ladder aimlessly reaching at the ever-coveted briefcase. He couldn't get to it fast enough, which gave Ziggler the opportunity to scurry up and throw Christian face first into another ladder.

Ziggler holds all the cards now, as he has the right to schedule a title match wherever and whenever he wants within the next year. He was a nice pick to win, especially when you consider that he brings the best combination of talent and charisma of any of the eight participants in Sunday's match.


John Cena Has His Sights Set on WWE Championship

Many people weren't expecting this match to be much of anything, but it was surprisingly entertaining. Despite there being three less competitors involved than the Money in the Bank Ladder Match before it, the bout was filled with brutality and death-defying moves.

Chris Jericho had the briefcase right under his nose, but he just couldn't grab it. Jericho got so close before Big Show climbed ever so slowly up the massive ladder (that he pulled out from under the ring) and knocked Jericho out with one thunderous right hand.

The same fate befell the Miz, who foolishly tried to challenge the Big Show atop the ladder. He too was sent falling through the air toward the canvas.

John Cena then saw his chance to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. He met Big Show at the top of the ladder and used the red suitcase to block a punch. He then smashed Big Show in the head with the suitcase two times. On the second smash, the suitcase broke off the clip it was attached to, awarding Cena a win.

Cena then added a couple of extra whacks to Big Show's head and knocked him off the ladder.