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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  • Richmond

    And history repeats itself this year, as the United States Championship will not be defended again.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      Isn’t that crazy? Also Intercontinental Title defended just once. It doesn’t make sense to me.

      • Richmond

        WWE’s always adding the mid-card champ. Ambrose, Barrett, Sheamus, and even Ziggler I believe.

      • Richmond

        WWE’s always adding the mid-card champ. Ambrose, Barrett, Sheamus, and even Ziggler I believe.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      Isn’t that crazy? Also Intercontinental Title defended just once. It doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Richmond

    And history repeats itself this year, as the United States Championship will not be defended again.

  • RAWFan

    Doubt Punk is a future HOFer as you claimed. Despite his success, the McMahons and Triple H are going to be holding a grudge against him for a long, long time. Interesting read though.

    • Zahid Zafeer

      And immediately the Ultimate Warrior/Mcmahon fued & Ultimate Warrior/Mcmahon reconcilliation springs to mind….

    • Zahid Zafeer

      And immediately the Ultimate Warrior/Mcmahon fued & Ultimate Warrior/Mcmahon reconcilliation springs to mind….

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      I don’t know man. I have a feeling Punk hasn’t wrestled his last match for WWE. I know it’s unlikely, but something in the back of my mind is telling me that Punk and Vince have patched things up and Punk is welcome to come back to WWE when he is ready. Could be 6 months, could be 2 years.

      Punk was working non-stop, like a lot of other stars, for so many years and we all know he was suffering from injuries and he needed a break. I think Punk was legit upset about where WWE Creative was going and that he hasn’t been 100% for quite some time. He just needed a long hiatus.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Punk was done for good and I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with how this all went down. I think Punk has been in contact with Vince and they are on good terms – whether he ever comes back to wrestle or not.

      I know it’s a long response, but I just wanted to share my thoughts on the Punk situation. I think we will be hearing a lot more about this in July when Punk’s contract has officially expired. WWE is still selling his merch, but that could just be because he is still under contract at the moment.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      I don’t know man. I have a feeling Punk hasn’t wrestled his last match for WWE. I know it’s unlikely, but something in the back of my mind is telling me that Punk and Vince have patched things up and Punk is welcome to come back to WWE when he is ready. Could be 6 months, could be 2 years.

      Punk was working non-stop, like a lot of other stars, for so many years and we all know he was suffering from injuries and he needed a break. I think Punk was legit upset about where WWE Creative was going and that he hasn’t been 100% for quite some time. He just needed a long hiatus.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Punk was done for good and I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with how this all went down. I think Punk has been in contact with Vince and they are on good terms – whether he ever comes back to wrestle or not.

      I know it’s a long response, but I just wanted to share my thoughts on the Punk situation. I think we will be hearing a lot more about this in July when Punk’s contract has officially expired. WWE is still selling his merch, but that could just be because he is still under contract at the moment.

  • RAWFan

    Doubt Punk is a future HOFer as you claimed. Despite his success, the McMahons and Triple H are going to be holding a grudge against him for a long, long time. Interesting read though.

  • ibeBrave

    That would be nuts if undertaker returned at MITB to win the briefcase

    • Zahid Zafeer

      That would make no sense at all, considering he needs roughly a year to heal up after Wrestlemania.

      • ibeBrave

        Taker vs Brock 2 the revenge match for the championship….I’m just kidding though…. I just wish taker was 22-0 (the feels) they hurt now…..my childhood….

        Broken ;(

        • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

          I’m having trouble coping with it too. Been listening to Jim Ross’ podcast and he sometimes announces some fantasy booking ideas and he said he should have gone over Lesnar, faced Cena at Mania 31 for the WWE Title and then either have Cena beat him and streak to turn Cena into a massive heel or have Taker beat him and retire with the WWE Title. Love J.R!

          • ibeBrave

            Those two ways would of been best… I wish they’d bring back j.r. to commentary: (

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

            I think he is the greatest announcer of all time and I just watched his funniest moments and best calls on Youtube. He was so passionate and exciting when he was announcing and when called upon – could be the funniest dude on the roster

          • ibeBrave

            What was the video called? I get hyped to listening to jr s commentary… he worked with so much emotion…. that’s what made him the best commentater

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko
          • ibeBrave

            It’s MILKAMANIAA lolol Yea he was the best

          • ibeBrave

            It’s MILKAMANIAA lolol Yea he was the best

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko
          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

            I think he is the greatest announcer of all time and I just watched his funniest moments and best calls on Youtube. He was so passionate and exciting when he was announcing and when called upon – could be the funniest dude on the roster

          • ibeBrave

            Those two ways would of been best… I wish they’d bring back j.r. to commentary: (

          • Progressed_Now

            JR is a brown-nosing reetard, anyone with a GOOD sense for business these days would keep Cena as far away from high-profile matches like that as possible. I am damn glad they kept him away from the Streak.

            One Night Stand 2006 called and they were already sick to death of him by that time.

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

            Who do you think will win the WWE Title at MITB?

          • Progressed_Now

            pick or prediction?

            prediction: knowing how reetarded WWE can be, I’ll refrain from making one. most likely it’ll be one of the 4 “same ol shiit”.

            pick: given how early it still is for Reigns/Wyatt, it’d be pointless to pick either of them. and I ain’t a fan of the other 4.

            *reetarded Sescoops with the stupid filter*

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

            Reigns and Wyatt will get there day soon enough. I’m afraid I have to agree with you on the same ol shiit. Cena is gonna win the belt and feud with Lesnar at SummerSlam…I wouldn’t mind seeing another Cena vs Lesnar match – because they are always a spectacle, but I am disappointed Cena will be having another Title reign.

            I always backed Cena up, said he was a good worker and businessman and all the things he does behind the scenes with Make a Wish and stuff like that is all excellent. But unfortunately, that is the reason why we hate his character. I wrote two articles a few years ago titled ” 5 respectable reasons why fans hate John Cena” and then “5 ridiculous reasons why fans hate John Cena” and I found out a lot by reading the comments from those two articles. If you’re interested in reading those two articles you can just good what I put in parenthesis.

            Anyways, it is the same old shiit and I fully believe that he is a good wrestle. He wrestled in a 5 star match and the dude can just deliver, especially at Mania – but all these World Title reigns are a bit ridiculous. I understand WWE has to protect Cena because he is the cash cow and the majority of WWE fans who tune in are under the age of 15 (I’m assuming) and therefore, they have to book the superhero strongly. No young kid wants to see Lex Luther kill Superman, and even though it’d be cool, WWE is smart enough not to do something drastic because if Cena is booked poorly or turns heel – those kids have nightmares and it will effect the product.

            Not sure why I’m into long comments today. I have a lot on my mind, so I apologize for writing the novel.

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

            Who do you think will win the WWE Title at MITB?

          • Progressed_Now

            JR is a brown-nosing reetard, anyone with a GOOD sense for business these days would keep Cena as far away from high-profile matches like that as possible. I am damn glad they kept him away from the Streak.

            One Night Stand 2006 called and they were already sick to death of him by that time.

          • rogerbadger

            I feel they missed a trick with the shield. A 3 on 1, maybe tag elimination, would have been interesting. Oh well. Isn’t the Miz undefeated at mania?

        • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

          I’m having trouble coping with it too. Been listening to Jim Ross’ podcast and he sometimes announces some fantasy booking ideas and he said he should have gone over Lesnar, faced Cena at Mania 31 for the WWE Title and then either have Cena beat him and streak to turn Cena into a massive heel or have Taker beat him and retire with the WWE Title. Love J.R!

      • Progressed_Now

        more like 3 years after the asskicking he received this time round

      • Progressed_Now

        more like 3 years after the asskicking he received this time round

    • Zahid Zafeer

      That would make no sense at all, considering he needs roughly a year to heal up after Wrestlemania.

  • ibeBrave

    That would be nuts if undertaker returned at MITB to win the briefcase

  • 9 year old boy

    I thought they were suppose to be funny facts?

    • Richmond

      Fun son, fun.

    • Richmond

      Fun son, fun.

    • Sigma ?

      Reading comprehension fail.

    • Sigma ?

      Reading comprehension fail.

    • Progressed_Now

      you’re too young for shiit like that.

    • Progressed_Now

      you’re too young for shiit like that.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      That’s a good article idea though!

  • 9 year old boy

    I thought they were suppose to be funny facts?

  • Buzzard Follower

    you know i wonder does anyone know if the us title has ever been fought for in a ladder match.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      I believe it was back in WCW. Never in WWE. I’m not positive, but I believe Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio fought for that Title in a Ladder match in WCW….or at least one of them did. I could be wrong.

      • Buzzard Follower

        i always thought it was strange that wwe has had the us title some 11+ years and never had a ladder match for it.

        • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

          That is true. I know there have been multiple Ladder matches for the Intercontinental Title, but none for the US Title.

          • Kevin G. Wolfe

            Considering in the WCW US Title was their IC title with the TV Title taking place of the European and I don’t think either the European or the TV Title were ever defended in a ladder match meaning that lower titles aren’t defended in a ladder match. I could be wrong.

          • rasslin historian

            yes you are wrong. the us and tv belts were around long before the wwwf was invented

          • Kevin G. Wolfe

            Not what I was asking. I was saying if the TV Title was ever defended on TV in a ladder match (PPV being fine)

          • rasslin historian

            yes you are wrong. the us and tv belts were around long before the wwwf was invented

          • Kevin G. Wolfe

            Considering in the WCW US Title was their IC title with the TV Title taking place of the European and I don’t think either the European or the TV Title were ever defended in a ladder match meaning that lower titles aren’t defended in a ladder match. I could be wrong.

  • Buzzard Follower

    Well i have a fact not about the ppv it self but the mitb briefcase. Cm punk, edge daniel bryan and alberto del rio are the only superstars to successfully cash in and be successfully cashed in on for a title. Also John cena has been cashed in on the most with 3

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      Yeah – I was going for just facts from the MITB PPV. MITB Ladder match/contract facts as a whole – there would be endless fun facts lol.

      • Buzzard Follower

        Definitely theres so much out there

    • Johnny Jc Yang

      Are we forgetting RVD?

  • Roger Penland

    Meh.

  • Roger Penland

    Meh.

  • Progressed_Now

    lol Meltzer is an idiot, he dug his own grave with his idiotic “reports” of breaking news that turned out to be faker than Pamela Anderson’s titties.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      He’s more wrong than right – at least that has been the case most recently.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      He’s more wrong than right – at least that has been the case most recently.

  • Progressed_Now

    lol Meltzer is an idiot, he dug his own grave with his idiotic “reports” of breaking news that turned out to be faker than Pamela Anderson’s titties.

  • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

    This Sunday John Cena will win his first title at MITB.

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      I think so too. No Punk, no Bryan, no other real stars to carry that title. Of course I see Reigns and Wyatt holding it in the near future, but WWE would pull a huge swerve if one of them won the title. I think Cena will drop the Title to Lesnar at SummerSlam.

      I know Cena isn’t the most popular choice, but he is just going to be a placeholder until SummerSlam. Plus, whether most of us like it or not (and we don’t), Cena is still the top draw in the company and a Cena vs. Lesnar SummerSlam main event would make more money than anyone else….

      That’s my thinking, although I don’t necessarily agree with it.

      • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

        There is no one that can match up with Brock Lesnar. John Cena is the perfect choice.

        • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

          I have to agree with you there. From a purely physical standpoint, I would make an argument for Reigns and Cesaro – two guys who can match up well with Lesnar. However, when it comes to star Power – Cena is the only one…besides Orton I suppose.

      • brad

        As much as I like cena and think he’s going to walk away with the gold, I personally hope it’s orton again. Although seeing how John has never held the undisputed world champion I think he will be the most likely candidate.

        • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

          True. I’m an Orton fan, but too many titles is a real buzzkill.

          • Johnny Jc Yang

            The only reason for Orton to win it though would be if Batista was to come back for the title shot

      • Forceton Banfodder

        Putting the WWE title on Cena a 12th time is just overkill. Why? Does Cena winning the title do anything for WWE? Or Cena? Or the title for that matter? He’s already a record 11 time WWE Champion. He’s also a record 11 time WWE Champion loser.

        • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

          I agree with you, man. But Cena is the safest guy to carry the belt until SummerSlam because he is a proven draw. I don’t agree with it and I’m sick of Orton and Cena holding belts as well, but you know they aren’t going to pull the trigger on Reigns, Wyatt or Cesaro yet. Would you be happier if the put the belt on Sheamus? I’d be intrigued if he won the title using heel tactics or something, aside from that I’m stumped on what WWE should do. What do you think?

          • Forceton Banfodder

            They should pull the trigger.

            I could see Reigns, Cesaro & Wyatt winning, but I think looking at it from a literary stance, they could build a pretty good storyline with Cesaro and Lesnar.

            I will say though, and this is just something I’ve observed, but the new belt is kinda emblazened with the winners “logos” for lack of a better word. So I kinda suspect that if they aren’t pushing some merchandise with a logo emblazoned on it, they probably aren’t winning the title anytime soon. So based on that random theory I think Sheamus or Kane have good chances. They’re vanilla and Kane can easily be given reason to fight Lesnar for ending the Streak.

            Personally I want someone completely new. Safe assumption for a not completely predictable outcome would be Kane or Sheamus, and most predictable/disappointing win would be Cena, Orton. Total dark horse would be Del Rio, WWE likes him but I don’t think he can draw against Lesnar.

            But if you add all those factors and the Summerslam draw priority, than I’d go with Orton or Kane. Because I’ll admit, I’d let Orton have it again if it meant him having to face Lesnar. People underestimate his ability to put on a 5 star match. And Kane is an easy storyline to build.

            And that’s not even considering there might be a MitB winner in the flanks waiting to cash in immediately.

          • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

            Really good thinking – I agree with almost everything you said. I honestly wouldn’t mind Kane winning. He’s not going to be wrestling in two years and he doesn’t have 10+ World Titles under his belt – I believe he only has held the gold three times.

            Kane may not be a big draw, but if we’re looking at SummerSlam draw, it’s gotta be Cena vs. Lesnar/Orton vs. Lesnar.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            I have to seriously wonder how much of a priority drawing power is going to have for Summerslam considering they’ve already killed Axxess.

    • Johnny Jc Yang

      Kane has a good shot too. That way Bryan can win it back when he returns and still continue his feud.

  • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

    This Sunday John Cena will win his first title at MITB.

  • scott

    That was an awesome match between Cena and Punk. I thought the beginning was horrible from what I remember about it but once it got going it was a classic. I actually bought that PPV and was glad I did. Cena/Punk’s rivalry will go down in the top 5 in history because Cena brought out the best in Punk on the mic and in the ring and Punk brought out the best in Cena the same way. Its really too bad Punks gone now

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      The beginning had a very small botch I believe, but yes, that match is epic. That was the first WWE PPV I watched since taking a break from the product. I watched 1997-2007 then stopped for some reason – I honestly can’t remember why – and then I watched MITB and fell in love.

  • sepher

    fun facts? really? this is just common knowledge for wrestling fans that have been watching for 10+ years

    • http://www.sescoops.com/author/adrianf/ Adrian Fylonenko

      Fly away on my sepher