This Saturday (May 9), on the eve of Money in the Bank 2020, Fox Sports is airing a two hour, primetime special called WWE’s Greatest Ladder Matches.
They’re been doing a fair amount of promotion for the Corey Graves & Michael Cole-hosted show online, too. Like the video embedded above, and this tweet:
This weekend, FOX Sports presents @WWE’S GREATEST LADDER MATCHES – a look at some of the most exhilarating WWE matchups of all time, featuring some of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time – with hosts @WWEGraves & @MichaelCole.— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) May 4, 2020
: Saturday, May 9 | 8:00 PM ET/PT | FOX pic.twitter.com/X6pDLjPsXU
There are a lot of names fans associate with ladder matches who aren’t listed in these promotions. One fan replied, singling out (and tagging) pioneers of the gimmick like Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, and the Hardy Boyz.
AEW’s Matt Hardy saw the fan’s message and offered a reasoned response:
It’s all good. In 2020, wrestling fans know you can’t talk about @WWE’s greatest ladder matches without the names HBK, Razor, Christian, Bubba, D-von, Matt & Jeff included.. Hopefully, those matches are included for keeping the actual history credible. https://t.co/BzkI4PCKuj— #BROKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) May 4, 2020
I’d have thrown in Mick Foley, too. But I digress...
Hopefully Matt’s right and WWE & Fox present something that lives up to the title of WWE’s Greatest Ladder Matches. We’ve had enough debate about why people were omitted from things already this week, if you ask me.
We’ll find out if we can have the debate all over again Saturday night at 8 p.m. Eastern.