Sunday, 15 July 2012

Money in the Bank - The Winners

The Money in the Bank concept has been going on for 7 years now and is now of the PPVs that I look forward throughout the year. Let's look at the winners of these matches and see how they did afterwards.

Wrestlemania XXI
Competitors: Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Christian, Edge, Kane and Shelton Benjamin
Won by: Edge
When did he cash it in? Edge cashed in at New Year’s Revolution 2006 to defeat WWE Champion John Cena.

Wrestlemania XXII
Competitors: Bobby Lashley, Finlay, Matt Hardy, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam and Shelton Benjamin
Won by: Rob Van Dam
When did he cash it in? So far, Rob Van Dam is the only one who has used the briefcase to book an actual match. He challenged WWE Champion John Cena to an Extreme Rules match at ECW One Night Stand 2006 and was victorious.

Wrestlemania XXIII
Competitors: CM Punk, Edge, Finlay, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Mr Kennedy, King Booker and Randy Orton.
Won by: Mr Kennedy
When did he cash it in? Er...yeah about that. Edge defeated Mr Kennedy for the briefcase on the May 7th edition of RAW. Edge then cashed it in on the following Smackdown on World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker.

Wrestlemania XXIV
Competitors: Carlito, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison, Montel Vontavious Porter and Mr. Kennedy

Won by: CM Punk
When did he cash it in? Punk took advantage of World Heavyweight Champion Edge after he was destroyed by Batista on the 30th June 2008 edition of RAW.

Wrestlemania XXV
Competitors: Christian, CM Punk, Finlay, Kane, Kofi Kingston,  Mark Henry, Montel Vontavious Porter and Shelton Benjamin
Won by: CM Punk
When did he cash it in? CM Punk cashed in on Matt Hardy after he had just become World Heavyweight Champion.

Wrestlemania XXVI
Competitors: Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, Montel Vontavious Porter and Shelton Benjamin
Won by: Jack Swagger
When did he cash it in? After trying to cash it in unsuccessfully on John Cena, he managed to cash it in and defeat World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, 5 days after Wrestlemania

RAW Match 2010
Competitors: Chris Jericho, Edge, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Mark Henry, The Miz, Randy Orton and  Ted DiBiase Jr.
Won by: The Miz
When did he cash it in? After a couple of unsuccessful attempts, he teased cashing it in at Survivor Series, only to cash it in the day after, defeating Randy Orton to become WWE Champion.

Smackdown Match 2010
Competitors: Big Show, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Kane, Kofi Kingston and Matt Hardy
Won by: Kane
When did he cash it in? Kane didn’t wait long as he cashed it in and defeated Rey Mysterio under an hour later to become World Heavyweight Champion

RAW Match 2011
Competitors: Alberto Del Rio, Alex Riley, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio, The Miz.
Won by: Alberto Del Rio
When did he cash it in? Del Rio unsuccessfully tried to cash it in on CM Punk after he won the WWE Championship the same night. After another unsuccessful attempt on Rey Mysterio, Del Rio cashed it in and defeated CM Punk at Summerslam after an attack by Kevin Nash

Smackdown Match 2011
Competitors: Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Wade Barrett.
Won by: Daniel Bryan
When did he cash it in? Bryan stated that he was planning to cash it in at Wrestlemania XXVIII. Bryan tried to cash it in on Mark Henry but was unsuccessful in November. Bryan did cash it in and defeat Mark Henry a few days after Survivor Series, only to be told by GM Theodore Long that Henry was not medically cleared to wrestle. At TLC last year, Show defeated Mark Henry to become World Heavyweight Champion. Henry didn’t take that well and destroyed Show with a chair. Bryan took advantage to cash in his briefcase and become World Heavyweight Champion.

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