[caption id="attachment_56436" align="aligncenter" width="380"]christian Christian "saw" an opportunity and won some gold.[/caption]

6. CHRISTIAN IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO WIN A WORLD TITLE VIA DISQUALIFICATION

In 2011, Christian and Randy Orton had a series of excellent matches. The two talented superstars carried the SmackDown brand while they feuded over the World Heavyweight Championship. At the time, WWE was playing up Orton’s anger issues, which is an important note. To sum it up quickly, the story of their heated rivalry was Christian trying to regain the World Heavyweight championship after Orton ended his reign just a few weeks after tasting major championship gold for the first time in his long and storied career. Orton continued to get the better of Christian over the course of a few months and no matter how hard he tried, Captain Charisma kept falling short. However, due to Orton’s bad behavior, a stipulation was added prior to their World Title bout at MITB 2011. The stipulation stated that if Orton got disqualified or if the officiating was poorly executed in their bout, Christian would be awarded the championship. Sure enough, WWE's praying mantis spit in Orton’s face, resulting in the Viper being disqualified due to an obvious low blow. And all Christian wanted was one..more..match… http://youtu.be/qCh8s_eLnN8 [caption id="attachment_88861" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-ses-4 Kane realizes that he and MITB go together like lamb and tuna fish[/caption]

7. KANE HAS COMPETED IN THE MOST MITB LADDER MATCHES

The Big Red Machine has an impressive resume when it comes to MITB Ladder matches. He’s competed in three of them at the PPV, six in total, and won the SmackDown MITB Ladder Match at the events debut back in 2010. Kane was originally scheduled to compete in the 2013 MITB Ladder match for a WWE Championship contract, but the Wyatt Family attacked and “injured” the Devil’s Favorite Demon prior to the event. The injury prevented Kane from extending his own record by competing in four MITB Ladder matches the PPV event.

8. THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN DEFENDED

When the WWE bought WCW back in 2001, the United States Title was brought over as part of the purchase. Later that year at Survivor Series, the U.S Title was unified with the Intercontinental Title. In 2003, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon reactivated the championship and the gold has been up for grabs ever since. However, it has never been on the line at the MITB PPV. [caption id="attachment_87960" align="aligncenter" width="380"]curtis-axel-and-paul-heyman-ses-3 Remember this? I don't.[/caption]

9. THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HAS ONLY BEEN DEFENDED ONCE

Curtis Axel may not be holding very many professional wrestling records by the time his career is over, but he will still go down as the first man in WWE history to defend the Intercontinental Championship at a Money in the Bank PPV. Managed by Paul Heyman at the time, Axel successfully defended the prestigious title against the Miz at Money in the Bank 2013. Oh how the mighty have fallen… [caption id="attachment_66487" align="aligncenter" width="380"]punk-cena Top 5 rivalries in pro wrestling history? You tell me.[/caption] 10. JOHN CENA vs. CM PUNK EARNED A 5 STAR MATCH RATING John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is one of the most passionate, unpredictable, dramatic and athletic matches I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, and I know I’m not the only who feels that way. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cena and Punk had one of the greatest matches in WWE history. The two certified future WWE Hall of Famers earned a perfect five star match rating, which was the first five star rated WWE match since 1997. Punk and Cena have always had tremendous chemistry with one another, but that crowd was fully behind Punk and booed Cena almost as loudly as they cheered their hometown star. Those fans added that extra drama to make the match even more emotional than it already was. Of course, there aren’t a lot of people who agree with Meltzer’s subjective opinions and match star ratings, but I hope, and think, we can all agree that CM Punk vs. John Cena at MITB 2011 was truly something special. I still get goosebumps every time I watch this outstanding match. http://youtu.be/peMpm_HPewQ   Please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, concerns and other fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV by leaving a comment below. ) [sitemeta_noncename] => Array ( [0] => cc4e453301 ) [new_tag] => Array ( [0] => ) [existing_tag] => Array ( [0] => select ) [wp-preview] => Array ( [0] => ) [hidden_post_status] => Array ( [0] => publish ) [post_status] => Array ( [0] => publish ) [hidden_post_password] => Array ( [0] => ) [hidden_post_visibility] => Array ( [0] => public ) [visibility] => Array ( [0] => public ) [post_password] => Array ( [0] => ) [mm] => Array ( [0] => 06 ) [jj] => Array ( [0] => 23 ) [aa] => Array ( [0] => 2014 ) [hh] => Array ( [0] => 00 ) [mn] => Array ( [0] => 22 ) [ss] => Array ( [0] => 14 ) [hidden_mm] => Array ( [0] => 06 ) [cur_mm] => Array ( [0] => 06 ) [hidden_jj] => Array ( [0] => 23 ) [cur_jj] => Array ( [0] => 23 ) [hidden_aa] => Array ( [0] => 2014 ) [cur_aa] => Array ( [0] => 2014 ) [hidden_hh] => Array ( [0] => 00 ) [cur_hh] => Array ( [0] => 22 ) [hidden_mn] => Array ( [0] => 22 ) [cur_mn] => Array ( [0] => 45 ) [original_publish] => Array ( [0] => Update ) [post_format] => Array ( [0] => 0 ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => a:4:{i:0;s:1:"0";i:1;s:4:"1988";i:2;s:4:"2081";i:3;s:1:"1";} ) [adv-tags-input] => Array ( [0] => Money in the Bank ) [_meta_autotags] => Array ( [0] => true ) [_meta_autolink] => Array ( [0] => true ) [yoast_wpseo_focuskw] => Array ( [0] => ) [yoast_wpseo_title] => Array ( [0] => ) [yoast_wpseo_metadesc] => Array ( [0] => ) [yoast_wpseo_meta-robots-noindex] => Array ( [0] => 0 ) [yoast_wpseo_sitemap-include] => Array ( [0] => - ) [yoast_wpseo_sitemap-prio] => Array ( [0] => - ) [yoast_wpseo_sitemap-html-include] => Array ( [0] => - ) [yoast_wpseo_authorship] => Array ( [0] => - ) [yoast_wpseo_canonical] => Array ( [0] => ) [yoast_wpseo_redirect] => Array ( [0] => ) [video-meta-box-nonce] => Array ( [0] => a2daf675f8 ) [videoEmbed] => Array ( [0] => ) [gallery-meta-box-nonce] => Array ( [0] => b6c8246dd6 ) [gallImg] => Array ( [0] => a:1:{i:1;s:0:"";} ) [excerpt] => Array ( [0] => Adrian Fylonenko shares 10 fun Money in the Bank facts. ) [trackback_url] => Array ( [0] => ) [metakeyselect] => Array ( [0] => #NONE# ) [metakeyinput] => Array ( [0] => ) [metavalue] => Array ( [0] => ) [_ajax_nonce-add-meta] => Array ( [0] => f1319bcec1 ) [advanced_view] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) [comment_status] => Array ( [0] => open ) [post_name] => Array ( [0] => wwe-money-bank-10-fun-facts-ppv ) [reedwan_page_sidebar] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_background_page] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_featured_image] => Array ( [0] => Yes ) [reedwan_comments_type] => Array ( [0] => WP ) [reedwan_user_rating] => Array ( [0] => Yes ) [reedwan_show_review] => Array ( [0] => Yes ) [reedwan_overall_score] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_summary] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_1] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_1_score] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_2] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_2_score] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_3] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_3_score] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_4] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_4_score] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_5] => Array ( [0] => ) [reedwan_critera_5_score] => Array ( [0] => ) [_cws_plt_nonce] => Array ( [0] => 228c9fd494 ) [cws_links_to_choice] => Array ( [0] => wp ) [cws_links_to] => Array ( [0] => http:// ) [ID] => Array ( [0] => 108053 ) [post_mime_type] => Array ( [0] => ) [post_content] => Array ( [0] => This upcoming Sunday, WWE will be showcasing its fifth annual Money in the Bank PPV from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. There are two Ladder matches scheduled to take place and both bouts have major implications. Superstars participating in the first Ladder match will be competing for the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase,which contains a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Title shot at any time for up to one year. The second bout will be the first of its kind – a 7-Man Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Throughout its five year history, the Money in the Bank PPV has given the WWE Universe some unforgettable and unpredictable moments. Please keep in mind that the very first WWE Money in the Bank PPV took place in 2010, while the MITB Ladder match originated before that time. With that being said, here are 10 fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV: [caption id="attachment_102499" align="aligncenter" width="380"]undertaker-wrestlemania-xxx-ses-5 Undertaker, clearly frustrated at the fact he has never wrestled at MITB[/caption]

1. THE UNDERTAKER HAS NEVER PARTICIPATED

In 2010, the Undertaker successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble. At the Elimination Chamber PPV, Taker dropped the title to Chris Jericho and continued his historic feud with Shawn Michaels. After ending HBK’s career at WrestleMania 26, the Deadman missed the next six WWE PPVs and re-emerged at Night of Champions. Since then, Taker has made sporadic appearances, but has always competed at WrestleMania. [caption id="attachment_97708" align="aligncenter" width="380"]john-cena Cena is looking forward to winning his first World Title at MITB[/caption]

2. JOHN CENA HAS NEVER WON A CHAMPIONSHIP

John Cena has an overall record of 2-2 at the PPV and it may come as a surprise, but the face of the WWE has never won a championship belt while competing at Money in the Bank. In 2010, Cena failed to capture the WWE Title after losing to Sheamus in a Steel Cage match. In 2011, he came up short in one of the most memorable matches in professional wrestling history against CM Punk. In 2012, Cena won the MITB Ladder match for a WWE Title contract and in 2013, Cena successfully defended the WWE Title against Mark Henry. Sure, he’s successfully defended the championship back in 2013, but Cena has never been a newly crowned champion at the event. This fact was interesting to me since he’s had two chances to do so. Will history repeat itself next Sunday in Cena’s home state of Massachusetts? [caption id="attachment_90128" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-corp1 Kane tried the corporate thing out...he quickly got over it.[/caption]

3. KANE IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO CASH IN HIS MITB BRIEFCASE AT THE EVENT

The WWE needed to make a splash at their first annual Money in the Bank PPV back in 2010. While the event had some lackluster bouts, there were still some intriguing surprises. In the first match of the night, Kane scratched and clawed his way to victory by securing the SmackDown MITB briefcase. Three matches after the first MITB bout, Rey Mysterio successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger. After tasting defeat, Swagger attacked Mysterio in frustration. Seconds after Mysterio tapped out in pain to the Patriot Lock, Kane came in to make the save. He got a huge pop from the crowd and eventually chased Swagger backstage. Unfortunately for the Master of the 619, that wasn't the last time we saw the Big Red Monster. Kane’s music and pyro hit and Rey knew what was coming as he clenched onto his World Title. After hitting a massive Choke Slam and unnecessarily following up with a Tombstone Pile Driver, Kane became the new World Heavyweight champion. It was one of those "wrong place at the wrong time" moments for Rey Mysterio. Nothing personal. http://youtu.be/oHh128qTwIo

4. REY MYSTERIO AND KANE HAD THE SHORTEST MATCH

Rey Mysterio vs. Kane at Money in the Bank 2010 is the shortest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted just 54 seconds.

5. JOHN CENA AND CM PUNK HAD THE LONGEST MATCH

John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is the longest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted 33 minutes and 44 seconds. [caption id="attachment_56436" align="aligncenter" width="380"]christian Christian "saw" an opportunity and won some gold.[/caption]

6. CHRISTIAN IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO WIN A WORLD TITLE VIA DISQUALIFICATION

In 2011, Christian and Randy Orton had a series of excellent matches. The two talented superstars carried the SmackDown brand while they feuded over the World Heavyweight Championship. At the time, WWE was playing up Orton’s anger issues, which is an important note. To sum it up quickly, the story of their heated rivalry was Christian trying to regain the World Heavyweight championship after Orton ended his reign just a few weeks after tasting major championship gold for the first time in his long and storied career. Orton continued to get the better of Christian over the course of a few months and no matter how hard he tried, Captain Charisma kept falling short. However, due to Orton’s bad behavior, a stipulation was added prior to their World Title bout at MITB 2011. The stipulation stated that if Orton got disqualified or if the officiating was poorly executed in their bout, Christian would be awarded the championship. Sure enough, WWE's praying mantis spit in Orton’s face, resulting in the Viper being disqualified due to an obvious low blow. And all Christian wanted was one..more..match… http://youtu.be/qCh8s_eLnN8 [caption id="attachment_88861" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-ses-4 Kane realizes that he and MITB go together like lamb and tuna fish[/caption]

7. KANE HAS COMPETED IN THE MOST MITB LADDER MATCHES

The Big Red Machine has an impressive resume when it comes to MITB Ladder matches. He’s competed in three of them at the PPV, six in total, and won the SmackDown MITB Ladder Match at the events debut back in 2010. Kane was originally scheduled to compete in the 2013 MITB Ladder match for a WWE Championship contract, but the Wyatt Family attacked and “injured” the Devil’s Favorite Demon prior to the event. The injury prevented Kane from extending his own record by competing in four MITB Ladder matches the PPV event.

8. THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN DEFENDED

When the WWE bought WCW back in 2001, the United States Title was brought over as part of the purchase. Later that year at Survivor Series, the U.S Title was unified with the Intercontinental Title. In 2003, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon reactivated the championship and the gold has been up for grabs ever since. However, it has never been on the line at the MITB PPV. [caption id="attachment_87960" align="aligncenter" width="380"]curtis-axel-and-paul-heyman-ses-3 Remember this? I don't.[/caption]

9. THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HAS ONLY BEEN DEFENDED ONCE

Curtis Axel may not be holding very many professional wrestling records by the time his career is over, but he will still go down as the first man in WWE history to defend the Intercontinental Championship at a Money in the Bank PPV. Managed by Paul Heyman at the time, Axel successfully defended the prestigious title against the Miz at Money in the Bank 2013. Oh how the mighty have fallen… [caption id="attachment_66487" align="aligncenter" width="380"]punk-cena Top 5 rivalries in pro wrestling history? You tell me.[/caption] 10. JOHN CENA vs. CM PUNK EARNED A 5 STAR MATCH RATING John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is one of the most passionate, unpredictable, dramatic and athletic matches I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, and I know I’m not the only who feels that way. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cena and Punk had one of the greatest matches in WWE history. The two certified future WWE Hall of Famers earned a perfect five star match rating, which was the first five star rated WWE match since 1997. Punk and Cena have always had tremendous chemistry with one another, but that crowd was fully behind Punk and booed Cena almost as loudly as they cheered their hometown star. Those fans added that extra drama to make the match even more emotional than it already was. Of course, there aren’t a lot of people who agree with Meltzer’s subjective opinions and match star ratings, but I hope, and think, we can all agree that CM Punk vs. John Cena at MITB 2011 was truly something special. I still get goosebumps every time I watch this outstanding match. http://youtu.be/peMpm_HPewQ   Please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, concerns and other fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV by leaving a comment below. ) [post_excerpt] => Array ( [0] => Adrian Fylonenko shares 10 fun Money in the Bank facts. ) [to_ping] => Array ( [0] => ) [ping_status] => Array ( [0] => closed ) [post_views_count] => Array ( [0] => 854 ) [save] => Array ( [0] => Update ) [yoast_wpseo_meta-robots-nofollow] => Array ( [0] => 0 ) [yoast_wpseo_meta-robots-adv] => Array ( [0] => a:1:{i:0;s:1:"-";} ) [meta] => Array ( [0] => a:104:{i:9333694;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:2:"aa";s:5:"value";s:4:"2014";}i:9333668;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:6:"action";s:5:"value";s:8:"editpost";}i:9333818;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:17:"add_comment_nonce";s:5:"value";s:10:"b8446b8616";}i:9333711;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:14:"adv-tags-input";s:5:"value";s:17:"Money in the Bank";}i:9333734;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:13:"advanced_view";s:5:"value";s:1:"1";}i:9333675;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:10:"auto_draft";s:5:"value";s:0:"";}i:9333678;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:20:"closedpostboxesnonce";s:5:"value";s:10:"bc256c40f2";}i:9333735;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:14:"comment_status";s:5:"value";s:4:"open";}i:9333681;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:7:"content";s:5:"value";s:10271:"This upcoming Sunday, WWE will be showcasing its fifth annual Money in the Bank PPV from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. There are two Ladder matches scheduled to take place and both bouts have major implications. Superstars participating in the first Ladder match will be competing for the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase,which contains a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Title shot at any time for up to one year. The second bout will be the first of its kind – a 7-Man Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Throughout its five year history, the Money in the Bank PPV has given the WWE Universe some unforgettable and unpredictable moments. Please keep in mind that the very first WWE Money in the Bank PPV took place in 2010, while the MITB Ladder match originated before that time. With that being said, here are 10 fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV: [caption id="attachment_102499" align="aligncenter" width="380"]undertaker-wrestlemania-xxx-ses-5 Undertaker, clearly frustrated at the fact he has never wrestled at MITB[/caption]

1. THE UNDERTAKER HAS NEVER PARTICIPATED

In 2010, the Undertaker successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble. At the Elimination Chamber PPV, Taker dropped the title to Chris Jericho and continued his historic feud with Shawn Michaels. After ending HBK’s career at WrestleMania 26, the Deadman missed the next six WWE PPVs and re-emerged at Night of Champions. Since then, Taker has made sporadic appearances, but has always competed at WrestleMania. [caption id="attachment_97708" align="aligncenter" width="380"]john-cena Cena is looking forward to winning his first World Title at MITB[/caption]

2. JOHN CENA HAS NEVER WON A CHAMPIONSHIP

John Cena has an overall record of 2-2 at the PPV and it may come as a surprise, but the face of the WWE has never won a championship belt while competing at Money in the Bank. In 2010, Cena failed to capture the WWE Title after losing to Sheamus in a Steel Cage match. In 2011, he came up short in one of the most memorable matches in professional wrestling history against CM Punk. In 2012, Cena won the MITB Ladder match for a WWE Title contract and in 2013, Cena successfully defended the WWE Title against Mark Henry. Sure, he’s successfully defended the championship back in 2013, but Cena has never been a newly crowned champion at the event. This fact was interesting to me since he’s had two chances to do so. Will history repeat itself next Sunday in Cena’s home state of Massachusetts? [caption id="attachment_90128" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-corp1 Kane tried the corporate thing out...he quickly got over it.[/caption]

3. KANE IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO CASH IN HIS MITB BRIEFCASE AT THE EVENT

The WWE needed to make a splash at their first annual Money in the Bank PPV back in 2010. While the event had some lackluster bouts, there were still some intriguing surprises. In the first match of the night, Kane scratched and clawed his way to victory by securing the SmackDown MITB briefcase. Three matches after the first MITB bout, Rey Mysterio successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger. After tasting defeat, Swagger attacked Mysterio in frustration. Seconds after Mysterio tapped out in pain to the Patriot Lock, Kane came in to make the save. He got a huge pop from the crowd and eventually chased Swagger backstage. Unfortunately for the Master of the 619, that wasn't the last time we saw the Big Red Monster. Kane’s music and pyro hit and Rey knew what was coming as he clenched onto his World Title. After hitting a massive Choke Slam and unnecessarily following up with a Tombstone Pile Driver, Kane became the new World Heavyweight champion. It was one of those "wrong place at the wrong time" moments for Rey Mysterio. Nothing personal. http://youtu.be/oHh128qTwIo

4. REY MYSTERIO AND KANE HAD THE SHORTEST MATCH

Rey Mysterio vs. Kane at Money in the Bank 2010 is the shortest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted just 54 seconds.

5. JOHN CENA AND CM PUNK HAD THE LONGEST MATCH

John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is the longest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted 33 minutes and 44 seconds. [caption id="attachment_56436" align="aligncenter" width="380"]christian Christian "saw" an opportunity and won some gold.[/caption]

6. CHRISTIAN IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO WIN A WORLD TITLE VIA DISQUALIFICATION

In 2011, Christian and Randy Orton had a series of excellent matches. The two talented superstars carried the SmackDown brand while they feuded over the World Heavyweight Championship. At the time, WWE was playing up Orton’s anger issues, which is an important note. To sum it up quickly, the story of their heated rivalry was Christian trying to regain the World Heavyweight championship after Orton ended his reign just a few weeks after tasting major championship gold for the first time in his long and storied career. Orton continued to get the better of Christian over the course of a few months and no matter how hard he tried, Captain Charisma kept falling short. However, due to Orton’s bad behavior, a stipulation was added prior to their World Title bout at MITB 2011. The stipulation stated that if Orton got disqualified or if the officiating was poorly executed in their bout, Christian would be awarded the championship. Sure enough, WWE's praying mantis spit in Orton’s face, resulting in the Viper being disqualified due to an obvious low blow. And all Christian wanted was one..more..match… http://youtu.be/qCh8s_eLnN8 [caption id="attachment_88861" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-ses-4 Kane realizes that he and MITB go together like lamb and tuna fish[/caption]

7. KANE HAS COMPETED IN THE MOST MITB LADDER MATCHES

The Big Red Machine has an impressive resume when it comes to MITB Ladder matches. He’s competed in three of them at the PPV, six in total, and won the SmackDown MITB Ladder Match at the events debut back in 2010. Kane was originally scheduled to compete in the 2013 MITB Ladder match for a WWE Championship contract, but the Wyatt Family attacked and “injured” the Devil’s Favorite Demon prior to the event. The injury prevented Kane from extending his own record by competing in four MITB Ladder matches the PPV event.

8. THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN DEFENDED

When the WWE bought WCW back in 2001, the United States Title was brought over as part of the purchase. Later that year at Survivor Series, the U.S Title was unified with the Intercontinental Title. In 2003, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon reactivated the championship and the gold has been up for grabs ever since. However, it has never been on the line at the MITB PPV. [caption id="attachment_87960" align="aligncenter" width="380"]curtis-axel-and-paul-heyman-ses-3 Remember this? I don't.[/caption]

9. THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HAS ONLY BEEN DEFENDED ONCE

Curtis Axel may not be holding very many professional wrestling records by the time his career is over, but he will still go down as the first man in WWE history to defend the Intercontinental Championship at a Money in the Bank PPV. Managed by Paul Heyman at the time, Axel successfully defended the prestigious title against the Miz at Money in the Bank 2013. Oh how the mighty have fallen… [caption id="attachment_66487" align="aligncenter" width="380"]punk-cena Top 5 rivalries in pro wrestling history? You tell me.[/caption] 10. JOHN CENA vs. CM PUNK EARNED A 5 STAR MATCH RATING John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is one of the most passionate, unpredictable, dramatic and athletic matches I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, and I know I’m not the only who feels that way. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cena and Punk had one of the greatest matches in WWE history. The two certified future WWE Hall of Famers earned a perfect five star match rating, which was the first five star rated WWE match since 1997. Punk and Cena have always had tremendous chemistry with one another, but that crowd was fully behind Punk and booed Cena almost as loudly as they cheered their hometown star. Those fans added that extra drama to make the match even more emotional than it already was. Of course, there aren’t a lot of people who agree with Meltzer’s subjective opinions and match star ratings, but I hope, and think, we can all agree that CM Punk vs. John Cena at MITB 2011 was truly something special. I still get goosebumps every time I watch this outstanding match. http://youtu.be/peMpm_HPewQ   Please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, concerns and other fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV by leaving a comment below. 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There are two Ladder matches scheduled to take place and both bouts have major implications. Superstars participating in the first Ladder match will be competing for the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase,which contains a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Title shot at any time for up to one year. The second bout will be the first of its kind – a 7-Man Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Throughout its five year history, the Money in the Bank PPV has given the WWE Universe some unforgettable and unpredictable moments. Please keep in mind that the very first WWE Money in the Bank PPV took place in 2010, while the MITB Ladder match originated before that time. With that being said, here are 10 fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV: [caption id="attachment_102499" align="aligncenter" width="380"]undertaker-wrestlemania-xxx-ses-5 Undertaker, clearly frustrated at the fact he has never wrestled at MITB[/caption]

1. THE UNDERTAKER HAS NEVER PARTICIPATED

In 2010, the Undertaker successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble. At the Elimination Chamber PPV, Taker dropped the title to Chris Jericho and continued his historic feud with Shawn Michaels. After ending HBK’s career at WrestleMania 26, the Deadman missed the next six WWE PPVs and re-emerged at Night of Champions. Since then, Taker has made sporadic appearances, but has always competed at WrestleMania. [caption id="attachment_97708" align="aligncenter" width="380"]john-cena Cena is looking forward to winning his first World Title at MITB[/caption]

2. JOHN CENA HAS NEVER WON A CHAMPIONSHIP

John Cena has an overall record of 2-2 at the PPV and it may come as a surprise, but the face of the WWE has never won a championship belt while competing at Money in the Bank. In 2010, Cena failed to capture the WWE Title after losing to Sheamus in a Steel Cage match. In 2011, he came up short in one of the most memorable matches in professional wrestling history against CM Punk. In 2012, Cena won the MITB Ladder match for a WWE Title contract and in 2013, Cena successfully defended the WWE Title against Mark Henry. Sure, he’s successfully defended the championship back in 2013, but Cena has never been a newly crowned champion at the event. This fact was interesting to me since he’s had two chances to do so. Will history repeat itself next Sunday in Cena’s home state of Massachusetts? [caption id="attachment_90128" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-corp1 Kane tried the corporate thing out...he quickly got over it.[/caption]

3. KANE IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO CASH IN HIS MITB BRIEFCASE AT THE EVENT

The WWE needed to make a splash at their first annual Money in the Bank PPV back in 2010. While the event had some lackluster bouts, there were still some intriguing surprises. In the first match of the night, Kane scratched and clawed his way to victory by securing the SmackDown MITB briefcase. Three matches after the first MITB bout, Rey Mysterio successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger. After tasting defeat, Swagger attacked Mysterio in frustration. Seconds after Mysterio tapped out in pain to the Patriot Lock, Kane came in to make the save. He got a huge pop from the crowd and eventually chased Swagger backstage. Unfortunately for the Master of the 619, that wasn't the last time we saw the Big Red Monster. Kane’s music and pyro hit and Rey knew what was coming as he clenched onto his World Title. After hitting a massive Choke Slam and unnecessarily following up with a Tombstone Pile Driver, Kane became the new World Heavyweight champion. It was one of those "wrong place at the wrong time" moments for Rey Mysterio. Nothing personal. http://youtu.be/oHh128qTwIo

4. REY MYSTERIO AND KANE HAD THE SHORTEST MATCH

Rey Mysterio vs. Kane at Money in the Bank 2010 is the shortest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted just 54 seconds.

5. JOHN CENA AND CM PUNK HAD THE LONGEST MATCH

John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is the longest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted 33 minutes and 44 seconds. [caption id="attachment_56436" align="aligncenter" width="380"]christian Christian "saw" an opportunity and won some gold.[/caption]

6. CHRISTIAN IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO WIN A WORLD TITLE VIA DISQUALIFICATION

In 2011, Christian and Randy Orton had a series of excellent matches. The two talented superstars carried the SmackDown brand while they feuded over the World Heavyweight Championship. At the time, WWE was playing up Orton’s anger issues, which is an important note. To sum it up quickly, the story of their heated rivalry was Christian trying to regain the World Heavyweight championship after Orton ended his reign just a few weeks after tasting major championship gold for the first time in his long and storied career. Orton continued to get the better of Christian over the course of a few months and no matter how hard he tried, Captain Charisma kept falling short. However, due to Orton’s bad behavior, a stipulation was added prior to their World Title bout at MITB 2011. The stipulation stated that if Orton got disqualified or if the officiating was poorly executed in their bout, Christian would be awarded the championship. Sure enough, WWE's praying mantis spit in Orton’s face, resulting in the Viper being disqualified due to an obvious low blow. And all Christian wanted was one..more..match… http://youtu.be/qCh8s_eLnN8 [caption id="attachment_88861" align="aligncenter" width="380"]kane-ses-4 Kane realizes that he and MITB go together like lamb and tuna fish[/caption]

7. KANE HAS COMPETED IN THE MOST MITB LADDER MATCHES

The Big Red Machine has an impressive resume when it comes to MITB Ladder matches. He’s competed in three of them at the PPV, six in total, and won the SmackDown MITB Ladder Match at the events debut back in 2010. Kane was originally scheduled to compete in the 2013 MITB Ladder match for a WWE Championship contract, but the Wyatt Family attacked and “injured” the Devil’s Favorite Demon prior to the event. The injury prevented Kane from extending his own record by competing in four MITB Ladder matches the PPV event.

8. THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN DEFENDED

When the WWE bought WCW back in 2001, the United States Title was brought over as part of the purchase. Later that year at Survivor Series, the U.S Title was unified with the Intercontinental Title. In 2003, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon reactivated the championship and the gold has been up for grabs ever since. However, it has never been on the line at the MITB PPV. [caption id="attachment_87960" align="aligncenter" width="380"]curtis-axel-and-paul-heyman-ses-3 Remember this? I don't.[/caption]

9. THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HAS ONLY BEEN DEFENDED ONCE

Curtis Axel may not be holding very many professional wrestling records by the time his career is over, but he will still go down as the first man in WWE history to defend the Intercontinental Championship at a Money in the Bank PPV. Managed by Paul Heyman at the time, Axel successfully defended the prestigious title against the Miz at Money in the Bank 2013. Oh how the mighty have fallen… [caption id="attachment_66487" align="aligncenter" width="380"]punk-cena Top 5 rivalries in pro wrestling history? You tell me.[/caption] 10. JOHN CENA vs. CM PUNK EARNED A 5 STAR MATCH RATING John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is one of the most passionate, unpredictable, dramatic and athletic matches I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, and I know I’m not the only who feels that way. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cena and Punk had one of the greatest matches in WWE history. The two certified future WWE Hall of Famers earned a perfect five star match rating, which was the first five star rated WWE match since 1997. Punk and Cena have always had tremendous chemistry with one another, but that crowd was fully behind Punk and booed Cena almost as loudly as they cheered their hometown star. Those fans added that extra drama to make the match even more emotional than it already was. Of course, there aren’t a lot of people who agree with Meltzer’s subjective opinions and match star ratings, but I hope, and think, we can all agree that CM Punk vs. John Cena at MITB 2011 was truly something special. I still get goosebumps every time I watch this outstanding match. http://youtu.be/peMpm_HPewQ   Please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, concerns and other fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV by leaving a comment below. 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WWE Money In The Bank: 10 Fun Facts About The PPV

This upcoming Sunday, WWE will be showcasing its fifth annual PPV from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. There are two Ladder matches scheduled to take place and both bouts have major implications.

Superstars participating in the first Ladder match will be competing for the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase,which contains a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Title shot at any time for up to one year. The second bout will be the first of its kind – a 7-Man Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Throughout its five year history, the Money in the Bank PPV has given the WWE Universe some unforgettable and unpredictable moments. Please keep in mind that the very first WWE Money in the Bank PPV took place in 2010, while the MITB Ladder match originated before that time.

With that being said, here are 10 fun facts about the Money in the Bank PPV:

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Undertaker, clearly frustrated at the fact he has never wrestled at MITB

1. THE UNDERTAKER HAS NEVER PARTICIPATED

In 2010, the Undertaker successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble. At the Elimination Chamber PPV, Taker dropped the title to Chris Jericho and continued his historic feud with Shawn Michaels.

After ending HBK’s career at WrestleMania 26, the Deadman missed the next six WWE PPVs and re-emerged at Night of Champions. Since then, Taker has made sporadic appearances, but has always competed at WrestleMania.

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Cena is looking forward to winning his first World Title at MITB

2. JOHN CENA HAS NEVER WON A CHAMPIONSHIP

John Cena has an overall record of 2-2 at the PPV and it may come as a surprise, but the face of the WWE has never won a championship belt while competing at Money in the Bank.

In 2010, Cena failed to capture the WWE Title after losing to Sheamus in a Steel Cage match. In 2011, he came up short in one of the most memorable matches in professional wrestling history against CM Punk. In 2012, Cena won the MITB Ladder match for a WWE Title contract and in 2013, Cena successfully defended the WWE Title against Mark Henry.

Sure, he’s successfully defended the championship back in 2013, but Cena has never been a newly crowned champion at the event. This fact was interesting to me since he’s had two chances to do so. Will history repeat itself next Sunday in Cena’s home state of Massachusetts?

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Kane tried the corporate thing out…he quickly got over it.

3. KANE IS THE ONLY SUPERSTAR TO CASH IN HIS MITB BRIEFCASE AT THE EVENT

The WWE needed to make a splash at their first annual Money in the Bank PPV back in 2010. While the event had some lackluster bouts, there were still some intriguing surprises. In the first match of the night, Kane scratched and clawed his way to victory by securing the SmackDown MITB briefcase.

Three matches after the first MITB bout, Rey Mysterio successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger. After tasting defeat, Swagger attacked Mysterio in frustration. Seconds after Mysterio tapped out in pain to the Patriot Lock, Kane came in to make the save. He got a huge pop from the crowd and eventually chased Swagger backstage.

Unfortunately for the Master of the 619, that wasn’t the last time we saw the Big Red Monster. Kane’s music and pyro hit and Rey knew what was coming as he clenched onto his World Title. After hitting a massive Choke Slam and unnecessarily following up with a Tombstone Pile Driver, Kane became the new World Heavyweight champion. It was one of those “wrong place at the wrong time” moments for Rey Mysterio. Nothing personal.

4. REY MYSTERIO AND KANE HAD THE SHORTEST MATCH

Rey Mysterio vs. Kane at Money in the Bank 2010 is the shortest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted just 54 seconds.

5. JOHN CENA AND CM PUNK HAD THE LONGEST MATCH

John Cena vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank 2011 is the longest match in the PPVs history. The bout lasted 33 minutes and 44 seconds.

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