Entrants: Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Cesaro
The Authority watched from ringside as all eight men entered the ring. The bout opened with a brawl where old rivals went after each other. Sheamus and Cesaro collided, as did Wyatt and Cena.
Cesaro and Del Rio fought over a ladder but still managed to crack it against Orton. Wyatt flung himself into it, sending his foes rolling out of the ring.
Reigns had a moment alone on the ladder, but Sheamus charged at him. Kane then ruined Sheamus' hopes of winning. Several competitors climbed up at the same time, but Kane started pushing everyone aside.
Kane then held the ladder for Orton, but Reigns cleared the way for himself.
The match picked up intensity here. Wyatt forced Sheamus and Cesaro to hang above the ring. Orton and Sheamus brawled outside the ring. Using a propped-up ladder, Orton hit The Celtic Warrior with a DDT.
Orton looked to be en route to the titles when the entire field converged on the ladder. Kane thinned out the battle before slugging it out with Sheamus. The Irishman went on a run, hitting ring-rattling slams on everyone within reach.
One ladder crammed into another until they became a central figure. Men fought atop the contraption as others pushed it and slammed each other into it before Kane dismantled it.
Reigns hit a pair of Superman punches that sent Kane and Orton out of the ring, then ran around the ring nailing folks with dropkicks. That left Cena and Reigns alone in a one-on-one battle that Reigns won courtesy of the spear.
It looked as if Orton was going to win, but he couldn't climb high enough. Sheamus, Cesaro, Wyatt and Del Rio also had close calls.
Kane looked to help Orton once more, but Cena knocked both men over and yanked the championship off its hook.
Cena wins the WWE title.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
Reigns and Sheamus make a ladder sandwich out of Kane.
Cesaro flings Cena into the air and uppercuts him.
Sheamus and Cesaro hang above the ring with no ladder under them.
"You can't see me, fella."—Sheamus to Cena.
Reigns tilts a ladder with both Sheamus and Cesaro on it into the corner.
Reigns hits a dropkick onto Wyatt on the announce table.
A wound on Orton's head opens up, blood blanketing his forehead.
Money in the Bank's main event was slower and featured less spots than the pay-per-view's other Ladder match. Its high stakes and great teases at wins propelled it, though.
These bouts are inherently exciting, and in terms of in-ring action, there was a lot to like here. The result is the most bothersome part of this one.
There isn't any excitement about a Cena world title win. It's something fans have seen again and again over the last decade. It's as predictable an outcome as the ghosts in Scooby-Doo not actually being ghosts.
WWE had a chance to let one of its emerging stars take a huge step, but instead, it took the well-worn path. Cena as champ likely sets up a huge SummerSlam bout between him and Brock Lesnar, so the decision makes sense. Still, the lack of a new face with the championship is a letdown.