Yesterday the official synopsis for the WWE Money in the Bank Anthology DVD was released. Today we have some more details to add.
First, we can confirm that this will be a complete compilation of every Money in the Bank ladder match to date, which for those wondering does include the first ever match from WrestleMania 21 in 2005 which Chris Benoit competed in.
There is no confirmation right now as to whether or not matches from the upcoming Money in the Bank 2013 pay-per-view will make the set but it is extremely unlikely those will be omitted, especially since the DVD is billed an ‘Anthology’ and released late in the year.
Also, we’re now able to reveal that exclusive extras contained on the Blu-ray edition will include “cash-ins” of the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Below is a list of all Money in the Bank ladder matches up to the present day. The total bell-to-bell match time for these is less than 4 hours. Of course, this is not including intros/outros, the upcoming MITB matches this year, nor runtimes of the new segments with host The Miz, all of which will make it into the DVD and Blu-ray in October.
(Edge) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Chris Benoit vs. Christian vs. Kane
(Rob Van Dam) vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Finlay vs. Ric Flair vs. Matt Hardy vs. Bobby Lashley
(Mr. Kennedy) vs. CM Punk vs. Edge vs. Finlay vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. King Booker vs. Randy Orton
(CM Punk) vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Carlito vs. Chris Jericho vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. John Morrison vs. MVP
(CM Punk) vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Christian vs. Finlay vs. Mark Henry vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. MVP
(Jack Swagger) vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Evan Bourne vs. Christian vs. Matt Hardy vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre vs. MVP vs. Dolph Ziggler
Money in the Bank 2010
(Kane) vs. Big Show vs. Matt Hardy vs. Christian vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler
(The Miz) vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne vs. Ted DiBiase vs. John Morrison vs. Edge vs. Mark Henry
Money in the Bank 2011
(Daniel Bryan) vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Wade Barrett vs. Sin Cara vs. Heath Slater vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Kane vs. Sheamus
(Alberto Del Rio) vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Alex Riley vs. R-Truth vs. The Miz vs. Evan Bourne vs. Jack Swagger
Money in the Bank 2012
(Dolph Ziggler) vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella vs. Sin Cara vs. Tensai vs. Tyson Kidd
(John Cena) vs. The Miz vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. The Big Show
WWE Money in the Bank Anthology will be released in October on DVD and Blu-ray formats. You can already pre-order a copy with Amazon now by clicking here.
Next Monday sees the release of the WCW War Games DVD and Blu-ray to the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. Below is an early look at the Blu-ray edition, which you can pre-order now ready for release on Monday over at WWEDVD.co.uk.
@Anonymous WWE didn’t release every PPV on DVD until 2002, so your arguement about Blu-Ray has no real point to it. Europe gets 90+% of DVD’s on Blu-Ray, so why don’t America and Canada?
Maybe you’re not getting my point. My argument is basically that Blu-ray hasn’t caught on yet or else everything would be getting released on that format. Until they start releasing everything on Blu-ray my argument will continue to have validity as the majority of the WWE’s audience is in North America — a place where their audience hasn’t yet embraced the Blu-Ray format. As a result, if this Money in the Bank release is supposedly special because it’s the first time we’ll get to see a few matches in Blu-Ray quality, apparently it doesn’t matter as WWE’s audience doesn’t care about Blu-rays yet.
Would matches like Edge vs Matt Hardy MITB/Loser Leaves RAW or RVD vs Shelton Benjamin MITB/IC Championship be included? The few times where the MITB Briefcase was on the line in a ladder match when it was a one on one match?
No Ryan it wasn’t.
Edge & Benoit had a last man standing match at Backlash 2005. Was that for the briefcase?
I hope they put Edge vs Hardy, RVD vs Shelton, Ziggler vs Cena, & Kennedy losing the briefcase on the Blu-Ray. Actually, Kennedy vs Edge should be on the DVD, because it’s important to the story and wasn’t longer than 5 minutes.
“wasn’t longer than 5 minutes.”
If they decide to include the cash-ins, this will be a common theme in this set. How exciting! We’ll see an intense 30 minute battle to grab a briefcase and then follow it up with a 5 minute clip of a guy cashing it in. Yay! At least the 3 people who haven’t bought the WrestleManias (historically the best selling DVD) won’t have to pay an additional $15 to buy the Money in the Bank PPV DVDs.
Good point my nigga
I have the WM 21 MITB on the Ladder Match DVD, WM 24 MITB on CM Punk’s DVD, and the RAW 2011 MITB on the Best PPV Matches DVD. I don’t own the rest. So this set would be a great interest to me… ESPECIALLY if it includes this year’s matches!
For the Blu-Rays extras I would like to see the cash-ins and some matches that led to them
John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam – One Night Stand 2006
Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger – Money in the Bank 2010
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett – RAW 2010
Big Show vs. Mark Henry (Chairs Match) – TLC 2011
John Cena vs. CM Punk – RAW 1000
John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler (TLC Match) – TLC 2012
I’m only interested in the first four MITB at WrestleMania and Edge’s,RVD’s & CM Punk’s cash ins 🙂
This is a total waste of a release!
I’m hoping they change their minds. Everything here has already been released — half of which, released on the notoriously high-selling WrestleMania DVDs. Considering that almost ever WWE DVD buyer purchases WrestleMania, and you can easily get the rest of them with $5 Money in the Bank PPV DVDs, I fail to see the point in this release.
And for those thinking the cash-ins will somehow save the release, I doubt it. Typically the cash-ins are four minutes long including title victory celebrations. The champion is already beaten up and the challenger cashes in and does a move or two to capture the title. Big deal. If anything, it might ruin the concept going further as it really exposes the predictability.
Hopefully WWE realizes this and puts together something we’d all like to see like:
-Unreleased Shawn Michaels
-Unreleased Ric Flair
-Unreleased Steve Austin
-Unreleased Four Horsemen
-Best of Unreleased 1980s TV Classics from all promotions
-Best of Unreleased 1990s TV Classics from all promotions
-Best of NWA World Championship Wrestling and WCW Saturday Night (TBS 6:05)
-Best of WCW Thunder
Then stop bitching and don’t buy it. There isn’t a limit on the number of releases they do.
What do you know? Do you really believe there’s an unlimited number of releases per year? Of course, internally, they have some type of a cut off number. Any way you look at it, this is a wasted release and they – along with the buying public- would have been much better off if they used this release on something fresh as opposed to something that’s already in most people’s collections (and if you’re missing the Money in the Bank PPV matches, quit being so cheap and pay the $5 per 3 DVDs to get them).
Again, collectors on here are completely un-self-aware.. Most people do not have all the MITB matches. If you market them all in a complete package, with hosting segments and factoids and other things to give it new life, you can sell a product that is appealing and marketable. If they can make money off of it and it makes sense to do it (though they should’ve waited for next year’s 10th year, admittedly), nothing is “a waste”. WWE do not cater to the 5% of people who buy everything they make.
MITB, especially for younger people who love everything that has high spots, is one of the most anticipated match types of the year. It happens on one day of the year. If you bundle them in a collection, you can make big money off of it since – again – most people do not buy all the PPVs or shows. It makes complete sense, actually.
You’re underestimating the collectors. The rough figures tend to indicate that the best selling WWE DVD will sell about 140,000 units. The worst selling WWE DVD will sell about 70,000 units. The obvious translation is that half of their audience buys every release.
Now, add in the fact that half of these matches have appeared on the yearly best selling PPV release and that the other three shows are very cheaply available and you come to the conclusion that this is a complete waste of a release. Will it sell 85,000 units? Sure. So from that vantage point, I guess, it makes some kind of sense. But, you also run the risk of more and more people who buy all releases to suddenly become picky about what they buy. I’m at that stage myself.
Which all leads to the obvious question: why not release something with fresh content instead where they stand the chance of selling 95,000? The answer is that this is a very uncreative and easy to put together set that they won’t even have to touch any unreleased footage. Of course, the longer they wait to release footage from 1983, the smaller the audience for that type of footage.
If you don’t like it don’t buy it…no need to tell others its a waste TO YOU…no one is forcing you to purchase it. Whining and complaining won’t help and won’t change WWE’s mind.
Most people love to have a complete set with just Ladder matches rather than scattered on 5-10 different sets.
Also just to let you know WWE is releasing a Mid-South set that has entirely new footage yet to be released on DVD…so there you go!
If WWE doesn’t hear that a segment of their buying audience is becoming dissatisfied with the endless repeats and wasted releases, how will they know?
Regarding the Mid-South set, most, if not all, of that footage was already released through the Watts family. It’s been available on since about 2002. Whether or not there’s a token fresh 20 minutes remains to be seen, but I’m not exactly all that excited about this (almost entirely previously seen) release when you consider there’s so many other more interesting stuff left in the vaults (as mentioned above).
The only noteworthy point you made is that people are so lazy that they don’t want to switch between DVDs. Sometimes I forget that this is what the world has come to. Thanks for reminding me.
Your logic isn’t making sense here. You’re forgetting that the MITB Anthology will also be released on Blu-ray. That means people in North America will finally get to have the 2010, 2011 and 2012 ppv matches in HD. That for me is a big selling point. So buying the 3 DVDs for $5 is a stale point.
The very minimal upgrade just isn’t cutting it for me when you consider that the matches themselves have already been made available through official releases.
Any way you look at it, there’s only X number of releases any company is going to put out in a year. They don’t want to over-saturate the market. So, when I see an entirely previously released, yet supposedly new product hit the streets, I get understandably annoyed.
Furthermore, if the bulk of their audience actually cared about Blu-Ray quality, then they’d be releasing everything on Blu-Ray. For whatever reason, apparently WWE’s audience hasn’t quite yet embraced Blu-Ray as is evidenced by the fact that not every products gets a Blu-Ray release.
Why buy 5 DVDs when I can buy one that has all the matches?
The point is that most people already have all the WrestleManias. As a result, all people would have to do is buy three (3) Dvds that can be found for $5 each to get the missing matches.
I like the idea of the cash ins included but would this include the RVD v John Cena and John Cena v C M Punk matches? as unlike the other where they were a minute or 2 lone theese 2 were proper matches? Hope so as both were decent.
I think it would be great matches to fill out the dvd/blu ray space. For what it’s worth, the John Cena-RVD chapter (from JC: My Life) runs 31 minutes and the John Cena-CM Punk chapter (from Raw 100) runs over 18 minutes. That’s almost 50 minutes right there. I’d think they have to put the cash ins on here.
Including the cash-in matches is a nice touch.
I want ZIggler vs. Cena TLC on blu ray.
I think there was a “Winner Take All” match at Backlash, maybe? It was between Shelton and RVD for the briefcase and IC belt.
What about the Loser Leaves Raw Money In the Bank match from 2005 with Edge and Matt Hardy?
There are a couple of matches like that for the briefcase (remember Kennedy/Edge?), remains to be seen if they end up as extras. Could do.
I think Jericho and Ziggler did that same match last year.