Below is the synopsis as well as the content listing for the WWE “Ladder Match: Reaching for Glory” collection which will be added to the WWE Network on Monday:
Follow the evolution of the most high-risk and high-reward contests in WWE history: The Ladder Match. Featuring WWE Hall of Famers like Dusty Rhodes and Shawn Michaels, to some of the craziest and most dangerous Ladder Matches of the Attitude Era and beyond with The Hardy Boyz, Rob Van Dam, and more. All your favorite Ladder Matches are in one place. Plus, see how the next generation of Superstars continue to steal the show with modern-era classics in this WWE Network Collection!
Stampede Wrestling 07/27/1979 – Paving the Way
In one of the earliest Ladder Matches in history, a young Jake Roberts takes on Big Daddy Ritter.
Great American Bash 1987 – The Stakes are Raised
Dusty Rhodes and Tully Blanchard battle for a large sum of money in the first ever Barbed Wire Ladder Match.
WWE 07/21/1992 – A First for WWE
The first Ladder Match to take place in a WWE ring saw Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart reaching for the coveted Intercontinental Championship.
WrestleMania X – The Bar is Set
The bar is raised for all Ladder Matches to come when Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels battle for the Intercontinental Title.
Souled Out 1997 – Beyond Black and White
At the New World Order’s first pay-per-view event, Syxx defends the United States Championship against Eddie Guerrero.
ECW’s House Party 1998 – A Stairway to Hell
In a Ladder Match aptly titled the ‘Stairway to Hell’, Sabu goes one-on-one with The Sandman.
SummerSlam 1998 – Two Leaders, One Championship
The rivalry between DX and The Nation comes to an end when The Rock and Triple H battle for the Intercontinental Title.
Raw 02/15/1999 – A Bitter Rivalry Ends
After months of trading the WWE Championship back and forth, The Rock and Mankind’s rivalry ends in a Ladder Match for the gold.
No Mercy 1999 – The Terri Invitational
Edge and Christian face the New Brood, Jeff and Matt Hardy, for a monetary reward and the managerial services of Terri.
WrestleMania 2000 – Triangle Ladder Match
In a battle that would become the genesis of TLC, three legendary tag teams compete for gold in a Triangle Ladder Match.
Starrcade 2000 – For a Cruiserweight Contract
Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble face The Jung Dragons and 3 Count in this Ladder Match for a Cruiserweight Title contract.
Raw 07/01/2002 – Earning Respect
The incredible tenacity of Jeff Hardy earns him some respect when he challenges The Undertaker for the WWE Undisputed Title.
Judgment Day 2003 – The Substitute
Eddie Guerrero enlists Tajiri to fill in for Chavo Guerrero in challenging Team Angle for the WWE Tag Team Titles.
ECW 08/16/2006 – Reunited in Opposition
The former tag team duo of Rob Van Dam and Sabu meet on opposite sides of the ring in a Ladder Match for a shot at the ECW Championship.
ECW 10/24/2006 – The Whole Dam Big Show
Rob Van Dam tries to earn a contract for Big Show’s ECW Championship by taking on The World’s Largest Athlete in a Ladder Match.
Armageddon 2006 – The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Teddy Long gives the WWE Universe a special gift by turning an ordinary Tag Team Match into an unforgettable Ladder Match.
OVW 12/23/2006 – Phoenix Rises
Long before the Women’s Revolution, Beth Phoenix and Katie Lea defied convention in this epic Ladder Match for the OVW Women’s Championship.
One Night Stand 2007 – A Proving Ground
The World’s Greatest Tag Team try climbing back to the top by challenging The Hardy Boyz for the WWE Tag Team Titles.
Raw 12/10/2007 – Going Xtreme and Staying Cool
On the 15th Anniversary of Monday NightRAW, Jeff Hardy defends the Intercontinental Title in a Ladder Match against Carlito.
No Mercy 2008 – HBK Shows Y2J No Mercy
Chris Jericho’s reign as World Heavyweight Champion is threatened by Shawn Michaels in this Ladder Match for the gold.
Extreme Rules 2009 – To Rise and Fall
Jeff Hardy’s rise to glory in a Ladder Match against Edge for the World Title is followed by an unexpected fall.
TLC 2010 – Three for All
Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger challenge Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship in this memorable bout.
TLC 2012 – You Can’t See The Show-Off
Dolph Ziggler defends his Money in the Bank contract for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena.
NXT Arrival (2014) – NXT Arrives!
Adrian Neville and Bo Dallas let the WWE Universe know that NXT is taking over in this Ladder Match for the NXT Championship.
TLC 2014 – Triumph and Desolation
Luke Harper puts his unlikely reign as Intercontinental Champion at risk against Dolph Ziggler in a Ladder Match for the gold.
WrestleMania 31 – A Movement is Reborn
When seven WWE Superstars look to climb the ladder for the Intercontinental Championship, one man reignites a movement.
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn (2015) – The Prize Fighter and The Demon
In one of the most exciting Ladder Matches ever, Finn Balor challenges Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship.
TLC 2015 – Reaching for the Power
The New Day puts the WWE Tag Team Titles on the line in a Triple Threat Ladder Match against The Usos and the Lucha Dragons.
WrestleMania 32 – An Unexpected Triumph
A beloved and underrated Superstar finally attains a WrestleMania moment in this Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title.
WrestleMania 33 – The Return of Xtreme
The Hardy Boyz return to The Grandest Stage of Them All to compete for the RAW Tag Team Titles in a Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match.
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