History of the Money in the Bank

Money in the Bank

The Money in the Bank ladder match is a professional wrestling ladder match held by WWE. It was first contested in 2005 at WrestleMania 21 and was exclusive to Raw Superstars. Since the match’s inception, five additional Money in the Bank ladder matches have been held annually at their pay-per-view event, WrestleMania, the most recent being held at WrestleMania XXVI, and all subsequent matches have been inter-promotional. In July 2010, a second and third Money in the Bank ladder match was held in the same year at an event also titled Money in the Bank for the Raw and SmackDown brands respectively, breaking from the WrestleMania tradition.

Until the establishment of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, wrestlers were allowed to use the contract to claim a match for the world championship of any WWE brand if they desired. Edge and Jack Swagger, who were both Raw wrestlers at the time they had won Money in the Bank contracts (Edge with the contract for which he defeated Mr. Kennedy and Swagger with the contract he won at WrestleMania XXVI), did this on the episodes of SmackDown that immediately followed their contract wins. [Courtesy of Wikipedia.com]

April 3, 2005 Los Angeles, CA – WrestleMania 21

Winner:  Edge

Participants:  Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Christian, and Kane

April 2, 2006 Chicago, IL – WrestleMania 22

Winner:  Rob Van Dam

Participants:  Shelton Benjamin, Ric Flair, Fit Finlay, Bobby Lashley, and Matt Hardy

April 1, 2007 Detroit, MI – WrestleMania 23

Winner:  Mr. Kennedy

Participants:  Edge, C.M. Punk, King Booker, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Fit Finlay, and Randy Orton

March 30, 2008 Orlando, FL – WrestleMania 24

Winner:  C.M. Punk

Participants:  Mr. Kennedy, Shelton Benjamin, Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, Montel Vontavious Porter, and Carlito

April 5, 2009 Houston, TX – WrestleMania 25

Winner:  C.M. Punk

Participants:  Kane, Kofi Kingston, Shelton Benjamin, Montel Vontavious Porter, Fit Finlay, Christian, and Mark Henry

March 28, 2010 Phoenix, AZ – WrestleMania 26

Winner:  Jack Swagger

Participants:  Christian, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Hardy, Montel Vontavious Porter, Evan Bourne, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre

July 18, 2010 Kansas City, MO – Money in the Bank 2010

Winner:  Kane

Participants:  The Big Show, Christian, Matt Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre

Winner:  The Miz

Participants:  Edge, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, Ted DiBiase Jr., Evan Bourne, and Mark Henry

July 17, 2011 Chicago, IL – Money in the Bank 2011

Winner:  Daniel Bryan

Participants:  Kane, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Cody Rhodes, Sin Cara, and Sheamus

Winner:  Alberto Del Rio

Participants:  Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingsion, R-Truth, The Miz, Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne, and Alex Riley

July 15, 2012 Phoenix, AZ – Money in the Bank 2012

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler

Participants:  Damian Sandow, Santino Marella, Christian, Tensai, Cody Rhodes, Sin Cara, and Tyson Kidd

Winner:  John Cena

Participants:  Kane, Chris Jericho, The Miz, and Big Show

July 14, 2013 Philadelphia, PA – Money in the Bank 2013

Winner (WWE title briefcase): Randy Orton

Participants: Rob Van Dam, Christian, Daniel Bryan, C.M. Punk, and Sheamus

Winner (World heavyweight title briefcase): Damien Sandow

Participants: Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, and Wade Barrett

June 29, 2014 Boston, MA – Money in the Bank 2014

Winner (WWE world heavyweight championship): John Cena

Participants: Roman Reigns, Kane, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, and Sheamus

Winner (WWE title briefcase): Seth Rollins

Participants: Dean Ambrose, Jack Swagger, Rob Van Dam, Kofi Kingston, and Dolph Ziggler

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