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10 fun facts about Money in the Bank contracts

10 fun facts about Money in the Bank contracts

Since Chris Jericho introduced the idea of a Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2005, the captivating match and the eponymous World Title contract it guarantees has created many memorable moments in WWE history. To get a taste of the impact made by the Money in the Bank contract since its inception, take a look at these 10 fun facts about the milestones made in the match’s wake:

  • The Cenation leader has seen past WWE Title reigns end on two different occasions due to Money in the Bank contract cash-ins. No other former champion has had it happen more than once.
  • Edge, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio have more than just their Money in the Bank Ladder Match victories in common. They also represent the only Superstars who successfully cashed in a Money in the Bank contract to win a World Title and had another Superstar successfully cash in a Money in the Bank contract at their expense.
  • Edge waited 280 days to cash in the first Money in the Bank contract in WWE history, giving him the longest gap between when he won the contract and when he used it. The Rated-R Superstar used it for an impromptu WWE Title opportunity against John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 2006 after winning the contract at WrestleMania 21.
  • June is the most popular month for Money in the Bank contract cash-ins, with three occurringin the sixth month of the year. CM Punk cashed in both of his contract in June, as did Van Dam at ECW One Night Stand 2006.

Since  Chris Jericho introduced the idea of a Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2005, the captivating match and the eponymous World Title contract it guarantees has created many memorable moments in WWE history. To appreciate the invaluable impact made by the Money in the Bank contract since its inception, cash in these fun facts about the milestones made in the match’s wake:

  • Raw is the preferred show by Money in the Bank Ladder Match winners looking to cash in their contract. It has occurred five times on the longest-running weekly episodic television series in U.S. history. Dolph Ziggler became the most recent to accomplish the feat when he executed his contract for an impromptu World Heavyweight Title Match against Alberto Del Rio on April 8.
  • The Cenation leader has seen past WWE Title reigns end on two different occasions due to Money in the Bank contract cash-ins. No other former champion has had it happen more than once.
  • Edge, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio have more than just their Money in the Bank Ladder Match victories in common. They also represent the only Superstars who successfully cashed in a Money in the Bank contract to win a World Title and had another Superstar successfully cash in a Money in the Bank contract at their expense.
  • Cena and Rob Van Dam are the only Superstars who announced in advance that they intended to cash in their Money in the Bank contract on a future date.  Cena stated he would cash in one week prior to his match against Punk, while  Rob Van Dam scheduled his cash-in for ECW One Night Stand 2006. Daniel Bryan said he was cashing his contract in at WrestleMania XXVIII, but  threw everyone a curveball at WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011 — most notably Big Show, who had just defeated Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title a mere 45 seconds earlier.
     
  • Edge waited 280 days to cash in the first Money in the Bank contract in WWE history, giving him the longest gap between when he won the contract and when he used it. The Rated-R Superstar used it for an impromptu WWE Title opportunity against John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 2006 after  winning the contract at WrestleMania 21.
  • June is the most popular month for Money in the Bank contract cash-ins, with three occurring in the sixth month of the year. CM Punk cashed in both of his contracts in June, as did Van Dam at ECW One Night Stand 2006.

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