Mr. Money in the Bank was initially awarded to WWE Hall of Famer Edge, who won the briefcase at WrestleMania 21 in 2005. Edge’s first world title triumph came as a result of this victory, which was a watershed event in his career.
The Rated-R Superstar recently appeared on WWE’s The Bump and said that he initially refused to participate in the first Money in the Bank ladder match.
He believed he was being pigeonholed as a ladder match guy. Edge jokingly acknowledged that he didn’t believe it was a good idea. He also disclosed that his original Money in the Bank suitcase is still with him:
“I wish I could say I had this vision of it becoming its own pay-per-view,” she says. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no In fact, when they originally told me I’d be in this Money in the Bank event, I thought to myself, “another ladder match?” I don’t want to be a ladder match guy, for example. That’s not all I want to do. I’d like to see a traditional wrestling match.
‘Don’t put me in it,’ I honestly said. I’ll make my way to WrestleMania in some other way, and if I don’t make it this year, I’ll make it next year, but I’m tired of ladder matches. I don’t want to be labeled in that way.’ That was not a brilliant idea (laughs). So, finally, and this may seem ridiculous, but I had to be persuaded to participate in the match,” Edge remarked.
#OnThisDay in 2006 @EdgeRatedR cashed in the first ever Money in The Bank briefcase on @JohnCena at New Year’s Revolution. A defining moment not just for Edge but for a whole era. Even now still in the top tier of cash ins. pic.twitter.com/EMo55wdbXx
— The Beermat (@TheBeermat) January 8, 2021
Edge on his first cash-in and his role in Money in the Bank
At New Year’s Revolution 2006, Edge used his Money in the Bank contract on John Cena, the then-WWE Champion. Inside the Elimination Chamber, the Cenation’s Leader had just defended his title.
Edge’s cash-in was announced by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who came out to the stage. Many fans still consider this to be the best Money in the Bank cash-in ever.
Edge discussed how significant the cash-in was for him during his visit on The Bump. He went on to say that it’s incredible to think about how important he was in the creation of this concept.
His initial cash-in, as well as his role in Money in the Bank
Edge used his Money in the Bank contract on John Cena, the then-WWE Champion, at New Year’s Revolution 2006. The Cenation’s Leader has just defended his title inside the Elimination Chamber.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who appeared on stage, revealed Edge’s cash-in. This is still widely regarded as the best Money in the Bank cash-in ever, according to many fans.
During his appearance on The Bump, Edge explained how important the cash-in was to him. He went on to explain that it’s astounding to consider how influential he was in the development of this concept.
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2021
Edge will challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns for his championship at WWE Money in the Bank 2021 on Sunday. Is it possible for the Rated-R Superstar to take over as the new Universal Champion?