Hello there everyone. Andre Harrison, back again, continuing his look at the top 10 WWE Matches of 2010. Interesting to see my last choice from Summerslam didn't score too well, as half of you thought it wasn't Top 10 worthy. Interesting.
Anyway, let's take a look at my No. 7 choice, as we head back to July 2010, and the Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View debut. But first, let's see how we got there!
Honestly guys and gals, there isn't very much to this one, but here it goes...
All eight competitors for the Raw brand's match were announced by Raw guest host Rob Zombie. The eight competitors would be Randy Orton, The Miz, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase, John Morrison and Edge.
On June 30, WWE announced six of the competitors for the SmackDown brand's match through its official website: Matt Hardy, Kane, Cody Rhodes, Christian, Kofi Kingston and The Big Show.
On the July 5 episode of Raw, The Miz attacked R-Truth and injured him, taking him out of the Money in the Bank match.
On the July 12 episode of Raw, Mark Henry was announced as R-Truth's replacement.
This match was the Semi-Main Event of the show. Let's see what happened...
Randy Orton vs Chris Jericho vs The Miz vs Edge vs Mark Henry vs John Morrison vs Ted DiBiase vs Evan Bourne (RAW Money In The Bank Ladder Match)
Edge rolled a ladder in the ring. The bell rang and he slid out. Everyone just stood there for a few moments.
Edge climbed the ladder first but Orton stopped him. Henry took out Miz and then talked shit about it. Jericho then fed him a ladder. Nice. Bourne was alone in the ring and it took him about an hour to set up the ladder to climb it.
Edge and Orton appeared. Orton hit his hanging from the ropes DDT, but from the ladder, onto Bourne. DiBiase and Miz beat up on Morrison. They both ate a ladder that was set up in the corner.
Two ladders were set up. Edge, Morrison, Orton and Jericho reached for the briefcase. Henry came in and pushed both ladders over simultaneously. Maryse came into the ring. She climbed the ladder.
Morrison stopped Maryse and set her down. DiBiase used the distraction to almost win the match. The action mainly spilled to the floor, but Edge went for the briefcase. Morrison used one ladder from the corner to give him momentum to get to the main ladder.
Morrison was placed perpendicular to the ladder in the ladder. Edge and Miz made him pay. Edge then knocked Miz to the floor and tipped the Morrison ladder over. Henry took out Jericho and Miz before trying to climb the ladder.
Bourne climbed over Henry, but was grabbed by Edge and Orton. Henry was on the floor at this point. Bourne was thrown into Henry, who caught him for a left handed World's Strongest Slam. Henry then took a kick from Morrison, a Codebreaker from Jericho and a spear from Edge.
There was a fulcrum point situation going on with ladders turned upside down in the ring. Reminds me of my old science classes. Chemistry was my favorite though. Anyway, Morrison and Jericho fought on the ladder.
Orton hit the RKO on Morrison and Bourne hit the SSP on Orton. Bourne climbed the ladder and had Swagger issues with the hook. Jericho knocked Bourne to the mat with the briefcase. Jericho fell back down the ladder though.
Edge was very close to the case but Orton pushed him off into the upside down ladder. Orton set up and climbed the ladder. Miz tipped Orton over. He climbed up and secured the ladder for the victory...
Miz started crying. He grabbed the mic and said we were all living in his moment. He screamed, "I made it!" He said he was a future WWE Champion and he is awesome...
RAW Money In The Bank Winner: The Miz (20:25)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeesome! Couldn't help myself, sorry.
Anyway, this match was just fantastic. Now people compare this to Smackdown's Money In The Bank Ladder Match which opened the show, but I think this one wasn't quite there, reasons why will explained later, but this match was booked SO well.
Even the limited Mark Henry looked good here, showing his strength, which is what he SHOULD be booked like. Maryse's ladder climb was good storytelling, the injured Randy Orton played his role very well and the spots were some of the most creative I've ever seen in a Ladder Match, which demonstrated why Evan Bourne and John Morrison should have much more prominent roles within the company.
And of course, the sneaky opportunistic...Miz (NOT Edge), won here, which was a great move for him. Apparently that did wonders for him.
Overall, a fantastic and fun ladder match which was booked really well. Loved it.
Harrison Match Rating: **** ¼ Stars
So it's time to call another Top 10 Match to a close. Hope you're liking these posts and obviously, they'll be more tomorrow. Hint for Number 6? It only happened a week ago! See you then! I've been Andre Harrison and thanks for reading, Sayonara!