#32. Money in the Bank Ladder Match (WrestleMania 21)
Location: Los Angeles
Date: April 3, 2005
Why it’s great: These days, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is an institution. At WrestleMania 21, it was a demolition derby experiment, one that included a flying Shelton Benjamin and concluded with Edge claiming the first-ever Money in the Bank contract.
Jericho invented that: According to Chris Jericho’s book “Undisputed,” the original concept for this match was a “Hollywood Dream Ladder Match” where the winner would have any wish fulfilled. When that idea was nixed, Jericho himself came up with the first iteration of the contract as it exists today.
#6. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz — Tables, Ladders & Chairs World Tag Team Championship Match (WrestleMania X-Seven)
Date: April 1, 2001
Why it’s great: The sequel rose to the level of the original in this rematch of the initial TLC Match at the previous year’s SummerSlam, with Edge & Christian once again claiming the World Tag Team Championships at the end of an unfathomable battle.
Signature moment: Jeff Hardy obliterates interfering Superstars Rhyno and Spike Dudley with a Swanton Bomb off a ladder, sending them through a pair of tables.