The Miz has stopped talking about the cashing in of the contracts. Next up, Money in the Bank became its own pay-per-view in 2010, with Raw and Smackdown both getting their own ladder matches.
The first Smackdown-only Money in the Bank ladder match included Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Matt Hardy, Drew McIntyre, Kane and The Big Show. Probably the biggest moment in the match was when Kingston hit the Boom Drop from the top of the ladder onto McIntyre through the ringside table. The match even had a large 350 pound reinforced ladder for Big Show to climb. The end came when Big Show was buried under about seven ladders and Kane outlasted everyone else to win the ladder match.
The Raw-only match came up next immediately without going back to The Miz. This saw Randy Orton, The Miz, Mark Henry, Ted DiBiase, John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Edge and the returning Chris Jericho. The match was smartly booked and could have went to anyone, with Edge, Randy Orton and Chris Jericho looking like they could win it, but The Miz won the match and the briefcase.
The Miz then went through his journey to winning the title, beating up people with the briefcase, and then cashing it in to beat Randy Orton for the WWE championship. They even showed the iconic “Angry Miz Girl” in the footage.
The final Money in the Bank match on the first Blu-ray saw one of the least inspiring lineups so far. Kane was back for his fifth and Cody Rhodes for his second in this Smackdown match. Joining them were a number of rookies and former members of NEXUS, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and a pre-bearded Daniel Bryan. The other two competitors was Sin Cara and Sheamus. Unlike most of the Money in the Bank matches, this was more about power fighting. This was also the match that Daniel Bryan won to finally put him on the top.
The Miz introduces the second Blu-ray and mentions how winning the Money in the Bank put him on top of the business and when he lost, it also gave him a chance to get there again.
The Raw Money in the Bank in 2011 saw Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston (4th time), Jack Swagger (former winner), Evan Bourne (3rd time), R-Truth, Alex Riley, The Miz (former winner) and Rey Mysterio. This was much more star studded than the Smackdown match of that year with two former winners. This was the strange match where The Miz (a bad guy) was helped out after an injury but when he limped back down and tried to win, the fans started cheering him, and when Rey Mysterio (a good guy) stopped him, the fans turned on Rey. Alberto Del Rio ended up winning the match.
We go straight into the 2012 Smackdown Money in the Bank match. Dolph Ziggler, Santino, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara, Tensai and Christian. This match started out sloppy thanks to botches by Sin Cara and Tensai but ended up as the first great Money in the Bank match since leaving Wrestlemania. Dolph Ziggler won this one and proved that the fans would even cheer a heel if he put it all out there to win.
The following matches showed a huge shift in strategy, with less emphasis on high impact moves and more emphasis on strategy and storytelling.
The Miz introduced the next match, the 2012 Raw Money in the Bank match that only included former champions. These men included Kane, Chris Jericho, The Miz, The Big Show and John Cena. The first big moment was Cena hitting the AA on Big Show through the Spanish announcer’s table. After that, they repeated an old spot where they buried Show under a bunch of ladders. The Big Show giant ladder returned in this match as well. John Cena won the match when he bashed Big Show in the head three times with the briefcase and tore it off the hook in the process.
We then move straight into the Smackdown 2013 Money in the Bank match. The combatants were Fandango, Dean Ambrose, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Wade Barrett. The interesting, and unique, thing about this match was the fact that two tag teams were in the match (Real Americans and Rhodes Scholars). The match had a big ending when The Real Americans worked together to try to win and The Shield attacked to help Dean Ambrose, but Damien Sandow turned on his partner Cody Rhodes to win the briefcase.
Once again, without going back to Miz, we head right into the 2013 Raw Money in the Bank match, which saw the return of Rob Van Dam to the WWE. Also involved in this match was Christian, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Sheamus and CM Punk. For the second year in a row, the Raw match was an “All-Star” lineup. This was the match that Paul Heyman turned on CM Punk and Randy Orton won the briefcase.
The Miz ends the Blu-ray coverage by letting everyone know that John Cena was the only person up to this point that was not able to cash in his briefcase and win the title (that changed this week with Damien Sandow).