The Money in the Bank Ladder match was introduced in Hollywood at WrestleMania 21. The creation of this bout has been credited to Chris Jericho as the Superstar who "introduced" the concept to the company.
Over the years, the Money in the Bank briefcase has helped launched the likes of Edge and Seth Rollins into WWE Superstardom. Yes, cashing-in the contract can instantly rid one of mid-card status.
However, past winners such as Mr. Kennedy, Jack Swagger, and Damien Sandow have proven this theory to be false as the briefcase did nothing to change their standing within WWE. Certain Superstars are never meant to bloom, hidden from sunlight.
Aside from the Money in the Bank match itself, the Pay-Per-View has also played host to a number of major matches; most notably, the 2011 edition of the event which would feature CM Punk defeat John Cena for the WWE Championship.
That night in Chicago, the hometown hero would take part in one of the most exciting, controversial, and ear-drum-shattering matches in WWE history. Indeed, Money in the Bank is made for memories; good or bad.
This year, the event will produce two high-profile one-on-one matches: Roman Reigns defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the man who never lost the title in Seth Rollins as well as a long-thought-about "Dream Match."
John Cena will step into the ring once again with high-profile/high-stakes implications when A.J. Styles attempts to topple the King of the Mountain. This is WWE vs. TNA; no matter what WWE might say, true fans know what this match means.
Well then, it's off to Sin City as the Money in the Bank event will be broadcast live this Sunday on the WWE Network (can we get something for the plug?) from Las Vegas, Nevada; and here's our take on the card:
Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus
There is absolutely no reason for Sheamus to defeat this member of the New Era. Apollo Crews remains a little green - and really needs to improve on the mic - but is an outstanding physical talent.
Sheamus has fallen into a category of irrelevance in WWE and holding an up-and-coming Superstar down to help regain long-long interest in The Celtic Warrior is not the way to go with this match.
Prediction: Apollo Crews goes over on Sheamus.
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