WWE Money in the Bank
Money in the Bank is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced annually in mid-July by WWE. It is named after the Money in the Bank ladder match, which previously only took place at WrestleMania. The Money in the Bank ladder match debuted at WrestleMania 21 in 2005 and since that time the winner of that contest can cash in a briefcase that contains a contract for a World title match anytime in the next 12 months. From 2005-2009, at WrestleMania, there was only one Money in the Bank ladder match per year, and the winner could contest for any brand's world title.
Beginning with the advent of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in 2010 however, there are two annual matches (one for a WWE Championship contract, one for a World Heavyweight Championship contract), with the winner only able to contend for his designated world title, and the matches took place at the Money in the Bank event rather than WrestleMania.
The concept of this pay-per-view is that there are two Money in the bank ladder matches - one for a WWE Championship contract, and one for a World Heavyweight Championship contract. The winner receives a contract for a match for his designated world championship.
Originally, the matches were divided by brand, with Raw wrestlers vying for the WWE Championship contract, and SmackDown wrestlers competing for the World Title contract. But with the dissolving of the brand extension in August 2011 in favor of all programming becoming full roster "Supershows", the two ladder matches were then simply divided by championship.
During the match, there are multiple wrestlers in the ring. The first wrestler to climb the ladder and retrieve the briefcase is declared the winner. The winner can then cash-in the contract anytime and any place for up to one year, starting on the night of the pay-per-view.
- Kane cashed in on Rey Mysterio to become World Heavyweight Champion (Money in the Bank 2010)
- The Miz cashed in on Randy Orton to become WWE Champion (November 22, 2010 Raw)
- Alberto Del Rio cashed in on CM Punk to become WWE Champion (SummerSlam 2011)
- Daniel Bryan cashed in on Big Show to become World Heavyweight Champion (TLC 2011)
- John Cena cashed in on CM Punk for the WWE Championship. Cena won by disqualification (due to interference by Big Show), but Punk retained the title, as championships do not change hands on a DQ. (Cena announced his cash-in on July 16, 2012 Raw, and the match occurred the following week on Raw 1000)
- Dolph Ziggler cashed in on Alberto Del Rio to become World Heavyweight Champion (April 8, 2013 Raw)
- Randy Orton cashed in on Daniel Bryan to become WWE Champion (SummerSlam 2013).
- Damien Sandow won the World Heavyweight Championship contract and cashed in on John Cena, but Cena retained the title by pinfall. (October 28, 2013 Raw)
Dates, venues, and main events
|Event||Date||City||Venue||Main Event||MITB Winners|
|Money in the Bank (2010)||July 18, 2010||Kansas City, Missouri||Sprint Center||Sheamus (c) vs. John Cena in a Steel Cage match for the WWE Championship|
|Money in the Bank (2011)||July 17, 2011||Chicago, Illinois||Allstate Arena||John Cena (c) vs. CM Punk for the WWE Championship|
|Money in the Bank (2012)||July 15, 2012||Phoenix, Arizona||US Airways Center||John Cena vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. The Miz vs. Big Show in a Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE Championship contract||John Cena (WWE Championship contract)
Dolph Ziggler (World Heavyweight Championship contract)
|Money in the Bank (2013)||July 14, 2013||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Wells Fargo Center||Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Christian in an "All-Stars" Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE Championship contract||Damien Sandow (World Heavyweight Championship contract)
Randy Orton (WWE Championship contract)
Bold indicates the winner of that match.
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- Official website