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Every successful Money in the Bank cash-in – Part 1/3

On the eve of the Super ShowDown show in Jeddah where Brock Lesnar has vowed to cash-in his MiTB contract on Seth Rollins, we have a look back at all the cash-ins over the years.

The first seven matches: (color indicates a brand-specific contract Raw / SmackDown)

1 – Edge – 2005

Won contract: Wrestlemania 21 def. Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Kane and Christian

Special Notes:

  • Defended the contract against Matt Hardy on RAW Oct 3, 2005, in a ladder match
  • The 2005 draft saw Batista (World Heavyweight Champion) go to SmackDown and John Cena (WWE Champion) come to RAW and therefore Edge was to cash-in on Cena.

Contract held: 280 days

Cashed in: New Year’s Revolution 2006 def. John Cena

Title won: World Heavyweight Championship

This was Edge’s first ever World Championship and this was what gave him the nickname “The Ultimate Opportunist”

2 – Rob Van Dam – 2006

Won contract: Wrestlemania 22 def. Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Ric Flair, Finlay, and Bobby Lashley

Special Notes:

  • Defended the contract against Shelton Benjamin in a “winner takes all match” at Backlash 2006, winning the Intercontinental Championship at that time
  • First MiTB winner to “call his shot” picking the event and match where he would cash-in

Contract held: 70 days

Cashed in: ECW One Night Stand 2006 def. John Cena

Title won: World Championship

Assisted first by Edge and then Paul Heyman came running out to count down the win, RVD won inside the historic Hammerstein Ballroom

3 – Edge – 2007

Won contract: May 7th, 2007 Raw def. Mr. Kennedy

Special Notes:

  • Mr. Kennedy originally won the contract at Wrestlemania 23 def. Edge, Jeff Hardy, CM Punk, King Booker, Finlay, Matt Hardy, and Randy Orton
  • Kennedy held the contract for 36 days
  • After winning the contract Edge became a part of the SmackDown brand.

Contract held: 1 day (4 days according to WWE because of tape delayed broadcast)

Cashed in: May 8th SmackDown def. the Undertaker

Title won: World Championship

This marked the first time that the winner of MiTB wasn’t the one who eventually cashed in.

4 – CM Punk – 2008

Won contract: Wrestlemania XXIV def. Mr. Kennedy, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito, John Morrison, and Montel Vontavious Porter

Special Notes:

  • His cash-in was the first where the title changed brands as a result of the win

Contract held: 92 days

Cashed in: June 30th Raw def. Edge

Title won: World Championship

Punk’s first World Championship victory came after Batista had beaten down Edge in a match moments before. 

5 – CM Punk – 2009

Won contract: Wrestlemania XXV def. Christian, Shelton Benjamin, Kane, Finlay, Montel Vontavious Porter, Kofi Kingston, and Mark Henry

Special Notes:

  • First back-to-back MiTB winner

Contract held: 63 days

Cashed in: WWE Extreme Rules 2009 def. Jeff Hardy

Title won: World Championship

Punk was (and still is) the only superstar to win multiples Money in the Bank ladder matches

6 – Jack Swagger – 2010

Won contract: Wrestlemania XXVI def. Shelton Benjamin, Christian, Kane, Matt Hardy, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, Montel Vontavious Porter, and Dolph Ziggler

Special Notes:

  • Was moved to SmackDown after he won

Contract held: 2 days (5 days according to WWE because of tape-delayed broadcast)

Cashed in: April 2nd, 2010 SmackDown def. Chris Jericho

Title won: World Championship

The second shortest contract term up until that point

7 – Kane – 2010

Won contract: Money in the Bank 2010 def. Christian, Matt Hardy, Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Drew McIntyre, and Cody Rhodes

Special Notes:

  • First time a contract was cashed-in on the same night/show that it was won
  • Faster winner to cash-in

Contract held: 49 minutes

Cashed in: Money in the Bank 2010 def. Rey Mysterio

Title won: World Championship

From the first match of the PPV to World Heavyweight Champion at the end


Part Two will be posted soon. Here is the video of all of the seven winning moments.