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The 2012 Money in the Bank ladder match

The Money in the Bank ladder match (sometimes referred to as MITB in shorthand) is a professional wrestling ladder match held by WWE. It was first contested in 2005 at WrestleMania 21 and was then exclusive to Raw Superstars. From 2006–2010, the MITB match became a WrestleMania tradition, and had become open to all WWE brands.

In July 2010, a second and third Money in the Bank ladder match was held in the same year as WWE debuted the Money in the Bank PPV. Unlike when the match took place at WrestleMania, this new PPV featured two ladder matches - one each for a contract for the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship respectively.

Before the establishment of the annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view, wrestlers were allowed to use the contract to claim a match for any world championship in WWE. After the establishment of the MITB PPV, wrestlers were then only able to challenge for the designated title related to their match.

With the unification of the WWE and World Heavyweight titles into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in December 2013, there is now only one single briefcase/contract in play, which is for the now unified title. This went into effect beginning at the 2014 Money in the Bank PPV. The first ever 'Mr. Money in the Bank' was Edge and the first 'Ms. Money in the Bank' was Becky Lynch.

Matches

Year Event Prize Winner Other competitor(s) Time
2005 WM 21 World Heavyweight Championship match Edge Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Kane and Christian 15:17
  • In the 2005 WWE Draft, World Champion Batista was drafted to SmackDown and WWE Champion John Cena was drafted to Raw, thus enabling Edge to challenge for the WWE Championship instead.
  • Successfully defended his contract in a Ladder match against Matt Hardy at WWE Homecoming on the October 3, 2005 episode of Raw.
  • Edge held the contract for 280 days, the longest amount of time any wrestler has held the contract.
2006 WM 22 World Heavyweight Championship Rob Van Dam Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Ric Flair, Finlay, and Bobby Lashley 12:14
  • Successfully defended his contract against Shelton Benjamin at Backlash in a contract vs championship winner take all match on April 30, 2006, winning Benjamin's Intercontinental Championship in the process.
  • Van Dam is the first person to choose the event where he cashed in the contract and the first person to win a title in a match where opponent was given prior notice to the cashing in of the contract.
  • Van Dam held the contract for 70 days.
2007 WM 23 Any world championship match Mr. Kennedy Edge, Jeff Hardy, CM Punk, King Booker, Finlay, Matt Hardy, and Randy Orton 24:10
  • Lost his contract in a match against Edge on the May 7, 2007 episode of Raw.
  • Mr. Kennedy held the contract for 36 days.
  • As a result of the switch, Edge became a member of the SmackDown brand, marking the first time this occurred.
  • Edge held the contract for 1 day.
2008 WM XXIV Any world championship match CM Punk Mr. Kennedy, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito, John Morrison, and Montel Vontavious Porter 15:12
  • Following the successful cash-in the World Heavyweight Championship transferred back to Raw.
  • CM Punk held the contract for 92 days.
2009 WM XXV Any world championship match CM Punk Christian, Shelton Benjamin, Kane, Finlay, Montel Vontavious Porter, Kofi KingstonMark Henry 14:32
  • CM Punk held the contract for 63 days.
2010 WM XXVI Any world championship match Jack Swagger Shelton Benjamin, Christian, Kane, Matt Hardy, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, Montel Vontavious Porter, and Dolph Ziggler 13:44
  • Swagger becomes second MITB winner to switch brands after cashing in his contract.
  • Swagger held the contract for 2 days.
Money in the Bank World Heavyweight Championship match Kane Christian, Matt Hardy, Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Drew McIntyre, and Cody Rhodes 26:18
  • Kane becomes the first (and thus far only) wrestler to cash in the contract on the same night as winning it.
  • Kane held the contract for roughly 50 minutes.
Money in the Bank WWE Championship match James Harrison Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge, John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase, and Mark Henry 20:26
  • Harrison held the contract for 127 days.
2011 Money in the Bank World Heavyweight Championship match Daniel Bryan Wade Barrett, Kane, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel, and Heath Slater 24:27
  • His first cash in and win against Mark Henry was nullified. This marks the first time that a successful cash in was reverted.
  • Bryan held the contract for 154 days.
Money in the Bank WWE Championship match Alberto Del Rio The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, and Alex Riley 15:54
  • Del Rio would become the second wrestler to fail in his cash-in attempt but unlike last year defending champion won cleanly.
  • Del Rio held the contract for 28 days.
2012 Money in the Bank World Heavyweight Championship match Dolph Ziggler Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Christian, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara, Tensai, and Santino Marella 18:23
  • Successfully defended his contract against Chris Jericho on the August 20th episode of Raw in a career vs contract match.
  • Successfully defended his contract in a Ladder match against John Cena at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs
  • Ziggler held the contract for 267 days.
Money in the Bank WWE Championship match John Cena Chris Jericho, The Miz, Kane, and Big Show 20:15
  • Cena is the third wrestler to not win a world championship in a cash-in match. He is also the second wrestler to announce when he was going to cash it in.
  • Cena held the contract for 8 days.
2013 Money in the Bank World Heavyweight Championship match Damien Sandow Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Dean Ambrose, Jack Swagger, Fandango, and Antonio Cesaro 16:24
  • Second Money in the Bank winner to fail to win a world championship in a cash-in match.
  • Sandow held the contract for 106 days.
Money in the Bank WWE Championship match James Harrison CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Sheamus, and Rob Van Dam 28:38
  • Harrison held the contract for 35 days.
2014 Money in the Bank WWE World Heavyweight Championship match Seth Rollins Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Rob Van Dam and Dean Ambrose 23:10
  • Rollins held the contract for 273 days.
  • Rollins is the first to cash in at WrestleMania, the first to win the championship after cashing in without pinning the champion and the first to cash in while a championship match was in progress.
2015 Money in the Bank WWE World Heavyweight Championship match Sheamus Dolph Ziggler, Neville, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Luke Harper, Kane 22:36
  • Lost in contract to Randy Orton in a match at Battleground on July 19, 2015.
  • Sheamus held the contract for 35 days
  • Orton held the contract for 35 days.
Money in the Bank WWE Divas Championship match Becky Lynch Alicia Fox, Bayley, Naomi, Eva Marie, Brie Bella, Summer Rae 15:38
  • First Divas Money in the Bank match.
  • Lynch held the contract for 294 days.
2016 Money in the Bank WWE Championship match Shinsuke Nakamura Sami ZaynCesaroKevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, Finn Bálor 20:32
  • Nakamura held the contract for 35 days
Money in the Bank World Heavyweight Championship match AJ Styles Kane, Sheamus, Big Show, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, Goldust 21:09
  • Styles held the contract for 98 days
  • As a result of this AJ Styles swapped to the Raw brand to allow each show to keep a world title
Money in the Bank Divas Championship match Melissa LanaAlexa BlissCarmella,Charlotte,
Natalya
14:26
  • Melissa held the contract for 156 days
  • After the Divas Championship was replaced by the Global Championship, Melissa was allowed to challenge for that title.
Money in the Bank WWE Women's Championship match Bayley Sasha BanksCandice LeRaeTaryn TerrellMaryse and Paige 16:25
  • Bayley has held the contract for 120 days
2017 Money in the Bank WWE Championship Bray Wyatt Cesaro, Samoa Joe,
RusevAbyssTyler Breeze
20:44
Wyatt has held the contract for 121 days
Money in the Bank WWE Global Championship Emma Billie KayPeyton RoyceTaya Valkyrie, Melissa, Candice LeRae 20:16
Emma has held the contract for 121 days

Record

Championship Successful cash-ins Attempts
WWE Championship/WWE World Heavyweight Championship 7 9
World Heavyweight Championship 8 9
WWE Divas Championship 1 1
WWE Women's Championship 1 1
WWE Global Championship 1 1
Total 18 21

Cash-in matches

# Case Holder Championship Event Date Results
1 Edge WWE New Year's Revolution January 8, 2006 Edge defeated John Cena with two Spears to win the championship following Cena's victory in an Elimination Chamber match.
2 Rob Van Dam WWE ECW One Night Stand June 11, 2006 Van Dam defeated John Cena in an Extreme Rules match after an attack by Edge and a Five-Star Frog Splash to win the championship.
3 Edge World Heavyweight Smackdown May 8, 2007 Edge defeated The Undertaker with a Spear to win the championship after Undertaker went to a draw in a Steel Cage match with Batista and was attacked by Mark Henry.
4 CM Punk World Heavyweight Raw June 30, 2008 CM Punk defeated Edge with a GTS to win the championship after Edge was attacked by Batista.
5 CM Punk World Heavyweight Extreme Rules June 7, 2009 Punk defeated Jeff Hardy with 2 GTSs to win the championship after Hardy won the championship in a Ladder match against Edge.
6 Jack Swagger World Heavyweight SmackDown March 30, 2010 Swagger defeated Chris Jericho with a Gutwrench powerbomb to win the championship after an already injured Jericho was attacked by Edge.
7 Kane World Heavyweight Money in the Bank July 18, 2010 Kane defeated Rey Mysterio with a Tombstone Piledriver to win the championship after Mysterio successfully defended the championship against Jack Swagger.
8 James Harrison WWE Raw November 22, 2010 Harrisond defeated Randy Orton with a Tombstone Piledriver to win the championship after Orton was attacked by The Nexus after successfully defending the title against Nexus leader Wade Barrett.
9 Alberto Del Rio WWE SummerSlam August 14, 2011 Harrison had just defended the title against CM Punk and Del Rio cashed in and became the first to lose cleanly. Harrison got Del Rio to submit to Hell's Gate.
10 Daniel Bryan World Heavyweight SmackDown
TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs
November 22, 2011
December 18, 2011
Originally Bryan cashed in title shot for a World Heavyweight Championship match against Mark Henry after an attack by Big Show and won. However, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long nullified the cash-in match, as Henry was not medically cleared to compete.
Bryan defeated Show after an attack by Henry to win the championship after Show defeated Henry in a Chairs Match to become champion.
11 John Cena WWE Raw 1000 July 23, 2012 Cena won his cash in match against James Harrison by disqualification after Big Show interfered, but failed to win the title due to championships not being able to change hands on count-outs or disqualifications.
12 Dolph Ziggler World Heavyweight Raw April 8, 2013 Ziggler defeated Alberto Del Rio with a Zig Zag to win the championship after Del Rio defeated Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter in a 2-on-1 handicap.
13 James Harrison WWE SummerSlam August 18, 2013 Harrison defeated Daniel Bryan after a Pedigree from Triple H (who was special guest referee) to win the championship after Bryan had defeated John Cena to become champion.
14 Damien Sandow World Heavyweight Raw October 28, 2013 Sandow attacked champion John Cena and immediately cashed in the contract, but became the second man to lose a cash-in match when Cena won the match with an Attitude Adjustment.
15 Seth Rollins WWE World Heavyweight Championship WrestleMania 31 March 29, 2015 During the main event between Roman Reigns and defending champion James Harrison, Rollins cashed in his briefcase. The referee accepted the cash-in while the match was in progress and converted the singles match into a triple threat match. Rollins pinned Reigns in the resultant match to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
16 Randy Orton WWE World Heavyweight Championship SummerSlam August 23, 2015 Orton defeated Seth Rollins after he had defended the title against John CenaJames Harrison hit Rollins with a chokeslam, Dean Ambrose with Dirty Deeds and Roman Reigns with a spear before Orton cashed in.
17 Becky Lynch WWE Divas Championship WrestleMania 32 April 3, 2016 Lynch defeated Ana Sanchez after she had successfully defended her title against Sasha Banks.
18 Shinsuke Nakamura WWE Championship Unforgiven July 24, 2016 Nakamura defeated Dean Ambrose after he had defended the title against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Ambrose hit Nakamura with the Dirty Deeds which Nakamura kicked out of, then Nakamura hit Ambrose with a Kinshasa.
19 AJ Styles World Heavyweight Championship Starrcade September 25, 2016 Styles defeated James Harrison after he had defended the title against Matthew Harrison. Styles hit a Styles Clash which Harrison kicked out of before he hit a Phenomenal Forearm on him and pinned him.
20 Bayley WWE Women's Championship Raw October 17, 2016 Bayley defeated Alexa Bliss with a Bayley-to-Belly after Bliss had defeated Charlotte in a non-title match.
21 Melissa WWE Global Championship SmackDown November 22, 2016 Melissa pinned Asuka following a Butterfly Effect after Asuka had beaten Candice LeRae to become champion.
22 Emma WWE Global Championship Emma is yet to cash-in her contract.
23 Bray Wyatt WWE Championship Wyatt is yet to cash-in her contract.

Participant list

Men

Superstar Victories Appearances
James Harrison 2 2
CM Punk 2 4
AJ Styles 1 1
Bray Wyatt 1 1
John Cena 1 1
Seth Rollins 1 1
Shinsuke Nakamura 1 1
Alberto Del Rio 1 2
Daniel Bryan 1 2
Mr. Kennedy 1 2
Edge 1 3
Rob Van Dam 1 3
Jack Swagger 1 4
Randy Orton 1 4
Sheamus 1 4
Dolph Ziggler 1 6
Kane 1 8
Abyss 0 1
Alex Riley 0 1
Bobby Lashley 0 1
Booker T 0 1
Carlito 0 1
Chris Benoit 0 1
Damien Sandow 0 1
Fandango 0 1
Finn Bálor 0 1
Heath Slater 0 1
Jeff Hardy 0 1
Justin Gabriel 0 1
Goldust 0 1
Kevin Owens 0 1
Luke Harper 0 1
Neville 0 1
Rey Mysterio 0 1
Ric Flair 0 1
Roman Reigns 0 1
Rusev 0 1
Sami Zayn 0 1
Samoa Joe 0 1
Santino Marella 0 1
Ted DiBiase 0 1
Tensai 0 1
Tyler Breeze 0 1
Tyson Kidd 0 1
Dean Ambrose 0 2
Drew McIntyre 0 2
John Morrison 0 2
Mark Henry 0 2
Sin Cara 0 2
R-Truth 0 2
The Miz 0 2
Wade Barrett 0 2
Big Show 0 3
Evan Bourne 0 3
Finlay 0 3
Montel Vontavious Porter 0 3
Chris Jericho 0 4
Cody Rhodes 0 4
Matt Hardy 0 4
Kofi Kingston 0 5
Shelton Benjamin 0 5
Christian 0 5

Women

Superstar Victories Appearances
Becky Lynch 1 1
Emma 1 1
Melissa 1 2
Bayley 1 2
Alexa Bliss 0 1
Alicia Fox 0 1
Billie Kay 0 1
Brie Bella 0 1
Carmella 0 1
Charlotte 0 1
Eva Marie 0 1
Lana 0 1
Maryse 0 1
Naomi 0 1
Paige 0 1
Peyton Royce 0 1
Sasha Banks 0 1
Summer Rae 0 1
Taryn Terrell 0 1
Taya Valkyrie 0 1
Candice LeRae 0 2

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