With the excitement of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view still lingering in the air, Smackdown Live was especially exciting. Daniel Bryan returned from his paternity leave, Carmella must earn her briefcase in another ladder match, Kevin Owens issued an open challenge for his United States Championship, Orton is seeking revenge on Jinder Mahal, the list goes on and on. We are all eager to see where and when Baron Corbin will cash in and to see what next Tuesday’s ladder match will bring. While we wait to find out, below is out top 10 best Money in the Bank briefcase cash-ins.
10. Edge, Smackdown 2007
The Undertaker had just been taken through Hell, literally. after a steel-cage match with Batista and a beat down later in the night from Mark Henry, The Rated-R Superstar saw the perfect chance to cash in. It was very unexpected because, at the time, Edge was drafted to Raw and Taker to Smackdown. Nevertheless, Edge proved that no brand split would stop him from proving his superiority to The Deadman.
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9. The Miz, Raw 2010
An unfortunate Randy Orton had met his match earlier in the evening with an attack from The Nexus. Later, he had to defend his title against Wade Barret. Luckily, he came out on top. As Miz ran down the ramp to cash in his briefcase Randy tried to stand tall. Miz hits Orton with a Skull Crushing Finale and won his first World Heavyweight Championship.
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8. John Cena, Raw 1000
After winning the briefcase, Cena announced one week before Raw 1000 that he would cash in on the champion, CM Punk. On the night of Raw 1000, Cena was seconds away from making Punk tap out when the Big Show interfered causing Cena to be disqualified. With champions advantage, Punk retained his title. Cena went to the history books as the first superstar with a failed cash-in attempt.
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7. CM Punk, Raw 2008
Batista got tired of hearing the Champion, Edge, carry on and on about his belt after screwing him the night before. He hit Edge with a roaring Batista Bomb. CM Punk thought it would be the pristine time to cash in. No sooner did Lilian Garcia announce the match did Punk hit Edge with the GTS. Punk then won his first World Heavyweight Championship.
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6. Kane, Money In The Bank 2010
Luckily for Kane, he could win and cash in, all in the same night. When Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger, Kane thought it would be his time to cash in. After only one minute of a match, Kane hit Mysterio with a tombstone and was able to get a three count. The two hours Kane held the briefcase before cashing in is still the record.
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5. Alberto Del Rio, Summerslam 2011
The summer of 2011 is better known as “The Summer of Punk” after he cut one of the greatest promos of all time. Punk Headed into Summerslam as the “True WWE Champion” in a championship unification match against Cena. After hitting Cena with his finisher, GTS, he picked up the victory. He was now the undisputed champion of the WWE. Kevin Nash emerged from the crowd, attacking Punk. Del Rio charged the ring to cash in. Del Rio hit Punk with a step up enzugiri and walked away the new undisputed champion.
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4. Randy Orton, Summerslam 2013
Just seconds after Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena, Orton strolled down to the ring locking eyes with the new champion. Triple H, the guest referee, then interfered by hitting Bryan with a Pedigree. Bryan now vulnerable was pinned. Talk about a double heel turn from two former Evolution members.
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3. CM Punk, Extreme Rules 2009
Edge and Jeff Hardy had just finished an exhausting TLC match when CM Punk decided to cash in on Hardy. The match was full of performance from both superstars. Hardy kicked out of the first GTS, fans speculated if this was a waisted opportunity for Punk. Punk connected with a second GTS for a three count and went on to prove himself to be one of the greatest heels in WWE.
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2. Dean Ambrose, Money In The Bank 2016
Early in the match, Ambrose won the briefcase ladder match against Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro. Later in the night, Roman Reigns was to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Seth Rollins. It was a good match but unfortunately for Reigns, he was defeated making Rollins the new Champion. Dean Ambrose sprinted to the ring to cash in the briefcase he has won just prior to that. Ambrose clashed with Rollins, hitting him with his finisher, Dirty Deeds. Dean Ambrose won his first WWE World Heavy Weight championship. All three former Shield members held the Championship that night.
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1. Seth Rollins, Wrestlemania 31
After his loss to Orton earlier in the match, Rollins regrouped himself by cashing in. The main event of the night was Reigns vs. Lesnar for the WWE belt. Both beasts were down for the count when Rollins hit his music and made his was down to the ring. He kicked Reigns out of the ring and hit a curb stomp on Lesnar. The Beast, Brock Lesnar, caught Rollins in an F5 hold. Reigns made himself noticed by meeting Lesnar with a spear. Rollins nailed Reigns with a curb stomp and won via pinfall. Rollins made History that night by becoming the first superstar to cash in at Wrestlemania.