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Since we’re coming up on it in the not-too-distant future, today’s subject is Money in the Bank.
Note: To avoid confusion, this is in reference to both the match and PPV of the same name.
I’ll start. I love the concept of the Money in the Bank ladder match. A free world title shot at any time of the winner’s choosing. I’m surprised nobody (that I’m aware of) thought of this sooner. Quite a few people benefited from carrying that briefcase for a few months (or sometimes hours), without which, their world title total would be either greatly reduced or zero.
I like the “off the beaten path” cash-ins, like Rob Van Dam calling his shot and making good on it in 2006, Seth Rollins’ Wrestlemania cash-in, and Dean Ambrose winning the case then turning right around and winning the title that night (even if he wasn’t the first to do it).
As for the Money in the Bank PPV, who could forget this:
Still gives me chills to this day.
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