The Money in the Bank ladder match has grown to become one of the most highly anticipated stipulation and event in recent years.
The tradition itself started back at WrestleMania 21 where Chris Jericho – who actually pitched the idea – Chris Benoit, Edge, Shelton Benjamin and Kane competed in the very first edition. A match which Edge was victorious and successfully cashed it in in 2006 at the New Year’s Revolution pay-per-view; defeating John Cena.
Since that very first match and cash in the fans have enjoyed the sense of unpredictability this stipulation and event has brought.
Rob Van Dam, Mr. Kennedy, CM Punk on two occasions, Jack Swagger, The Miz, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, John Cena and Damien Sandow have all captured the briefcase. With the last two being the only superstars to fail cashing in the briefcase.
Just like the Royal Rumble, the fans are left waiting in anticipation to see which superstar will have the chance to become the WWE or World Heavyweight Champion and ultimately set their status as a main event standard superstar; and this year is no different.
Since the Money in the Bank event’s inception we have been treated to two Money in the Bank ladder matches, where one of the winners receives a shot at the WWE Championship and the second winner had the chance to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship; with the majority of winners going on to successfully cash in and capture gold.
However this year it will be different, on June 29 the fifth annual Money in the Bank event will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and a Money in the Bank ladder match will definitely be taking place.
However, due to the fact that the WWE and World Championships are now unified, this means there will only be one Money in the Bank ladder match, with only one briefcase and one winner, unlike previous years.
This year, one of the ideas which was rumoured to be under serious discussion was that the briefcase wouldn’t be on the line for a future title shot like it always has been, but instead the match itself would be contested for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
However those rumours and discussions are said to have cooled down and that won’t be happening, the briefcase will still be on the line and there is already an early favourite for the match.
Just as we predicted a short while ago; Cesaro is the superstar the WWE want to win this match and unhook the briefcase and will go on to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the near future; where he establishes himself as a top star in the company.
It remains to be seen which other superstars could compete in the match, as there is only one Money in the Bank ladder match it means only the top stars could compete. Perhaps members of The Shield, Randy Orton and other superstars such as Dolph Ziggler and even Christian could compete.
WWE fans – what do you think? Do you think Cesaro should capture the Money in the Bank briefcase? Let us know in the comments section below and come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28!
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