The Miz won Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Page 1 of 1
July 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eight of Raw's top Superstars collided for a coveted WWE Title opportunity at Money in the Bank. At the end of a punishing and precarious bout, it was United States Champion The Miz who would ascend the ladder and snatch the briefcase out of the air in the Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match, earning the notorious egotist a WWE Championship Match wherever or whenever he wants in the next year.
(PHOTOS: Part 1 | Part 2)

After hitting RKOs on no less than three of his opponents, it seemed as though Randy Orton had bested Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, John Morrison, Edge, Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase and The "Awesome One," but The Miz (and his ego) ultimately climbed the rungs and nabbed the briefcase, because he's The Miz, and he's … "Mr. Money in the Bank."

"You are all living in my moment," boasted The Miz following the match.

Although The "Awesome One" has hardly abstained from shooting off his mouth in the weeks leading up to this anticipated bout, he affirmed to the WWE Universe that actions speak even louder than words as he began methodically dismantling his opponents. His first target was his longtime rival R-Truth, whom he brutally attacked on Raw and rendered unable to compete at Money in the Bank. Then, just six days before Money in the Bank, the increasingly aggressive U.S. Champion hobbled The World's Strongest Man -- R-Truth's replacement in this match -- adding insult to injury by dumping garbage on his fallen foe.

Clearly, The Miz  wasn't interested in forging alliances with any of the Superstars competing in the Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match, but neither were his opponents. When the participants in this match were announced, Edge was quick to remind the WWE Universe that he was the first-ever Mr. Money in the Bank, and was the first Superstar to cash in two Money in the Bank contracts to win two World Titles. The Rated-R Superstar's self-congratulatory attitude made him the target of just about every Superstar in this match, namely Jericho and The Viper.

Meanwhile, DiBiase -- having enlisted the aid of Maryse as his "protection" -- was certain that he and the Raw Money in the Bank briefcase would become WWE's "million dollar couple," earning the multi-generation Superstar a new rival in the form of Morrison. As Superstars and ladders lay strewn about the ring and at ringside during this explosive encounter, it was The Shaman of Sexy who prevented DiBiase's devious French-Canadian gal pal from sneaking up a ladder to win the match for her beau.

Bourne, competing in his second-ever Money in the Bank Ladder Match after an awe-inspiring aerial performance at WrestleMania XXVI, went into the Sprint Center having suffered two RKOs in as many weeks, instilling in the energetic young Superstar a sobering fact about this type of contest: It's every Superstar for himself. Keeping that in mind, "Air" Bourne earned some retribution at Money in the Bank when he nailed The Viper with a dazzling Shooting Star Press. Bourne might be the aerialist, but at Money in the Bank, it was The Miz who scaled the heights.

Since his mean(er) streak "paid off" at Money in the Bank, when will The "Awesome One" cash in his WWE Title opportunity? And now that The Miz is in possession of both the Raw Money in the Bank briefcase and the United States Championship, will the WWE Universe ever hear the end of it? Stay tuned to Raw on Mondays to find out.

View Comments

ArticlesYou May Also Like