They say timing is everything, and that saying was never more appropriate than at New Year's Revolution. Ever since WrestleMania 21, Edge has been biding his time. He's been sitting back and waiting for the perfect moment. Finally, just more than nine months since he became Mr. Money in the Bank, and with a bloodied John Cena slouched over in the corner, Edge cashed in his open contract for a shot at the WWE Championship.

After Cena rolled up Carlito to win the grueling Elimination Chamber Match, Mr. McMahon came out and said that the evening was not over. After congratulating Cena, he informed the raucous Albany crowd that Edge was cashing in his Money in the Bank shot.

Almost as soon as Cena was finally able to get to his feet, Edge steamrolled The Champ with a vicious spear and went for the cover. As the ref's hand was coming down for the three count, Cena just got a shoulder up and the match continued. But not for long.

Edge anxiously waited for Cena to get back to his feet, and when he did, Mr. Money in the Bank leveled him with another vile spear, and this time the pin was academic. Edge became WWE Champion for the first time in his career. Edge and Lita were very emotional as they celebrated in the ring as well as on top of the Spanish Announce Table. Edge proved that patience is indeed a virtue, as he waited until Cena was the most vulnerable. And like a shark smelling blood in the water, Edge pounced and captured the WWE Championship.

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They say timing is everything, and that saying was never more appropriate than at New Year's Revolution. Ever since WrestleMania 21, Edge has been biding his time. He's been sitting back and waiting for the perfect moment. Finally, just more than nine months since he became Mr. Money in the Bank, and with a bloodied John Cena slouched over in the corner, Edge cashed in his open contract for a shot at the WWE Championship.

After Cena rolled up Carlito to win the grueling Elimination Chamber Match, Mr. McMahon came out and said that the evening was not over. After congratulating Cena, he informed the raucous Albany crowd that Edge was cashing in his Money in the Bank shot.

Almost as soon as Cena was finally able to get to his feet, Edge steamrolled The Champ with a vicious spear and went for the cover. As the ref's hand was coming down for the three count, Cena just got a shoulder up and the match continued. But not for long.

Edge anxiously waited for Cena to get back to his feet, and when he did, Mr. Money in the Bank leveled him with another vile spear, and this time the pin was academic. Edge became WWE Champion for the first time in his career. Edge and Lita were very emotional as they celebrated in the ring as well as on top of the Spanish Announce Table. Edge proved that patience is indeed a virtue, as he waited until Cena was the most vulnerable. And like a shark smelling blood in the water, Edge pounced and captured the WWE Championship.