The Money in the Bank brand is basically built on controversy.
Such a nearly infallible advantage would be cause for uproar if the concept were tabled and voted into sports leagues during the owner’s meetings.
Just imagine if the world champion Seattle Seahawks, following the week-to-week grind of the NFL season, were challenged by a fresh Green Bay Packers team during the trophy presentation. Talk about the ultimate payoff for the Fail Mary incident, and we’d owe such a would-be controversy to Lombardi in the Bank.
Money in the Bank’s brief pay-per-view history is not short on controversies of its own. Shady title changes, real-life contract negotiations and tag team breakups have all been subplots to a pay-per-view format that hardly needs the added drama. There are already two ladder matches as it is!
Even this year’s Ladder Match match will be surrounded by its share of controversy and drama due to the circumstances created by Daniel Bryan’s mercurial neck injury. Would the wrestling gods have it any other way?
Moments on this list are judged by memorability, uniqueness and fan reactions both live and on social media. It’s no coincidence the top entry will go down as arguably the most memorable and controversial moment of the WWE PG era.