Money in the Bank has been a staple of WWE television for nearly 20 years at this point, with all fans now used to the briefcase and how it is cashed in.
In it’s history, only twice has the case been used ahead of time to announce an upcoming title match, with Rob Van Dam in 2006 and John Cena in 2012 cashing in the contracts for big upcoming shows.
However, it turns out that was how the case was originally intended to be used.
On last night’s episode of SmackDown (July 7), women’s Money In The Bank winner IYO SKY teased cashing in her briefcase on Asuka before she was foiled by Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair.
Reacting to the clip on Twitter, former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz revealed that the modern ‘cash in’ we see today was not how the case was originally intended to be used.
Funny thing is this was never the initial intention of MIB. The “cash in” was always supposed to set up a title match for a PPV. Then someone (correctly) pointed out “if you’re a heel, why wouldn’t you cash it in when the champion has the shit beat out of him”. Rest is history
When asked who the ‘someone’ referenced in the tweet was, Gewirtz noted that he did not remember, before revealing the original pitch would have seen Rob Van Dam revive ECW.
Funny thing is this was never the initial intention of MIB. The “cash in” was always supposed to set up a title match for a PPV. Then someone (correctly) pointed out “if you’re a heel, why wouldn’t you cash it in when the champion has the shit beat out of him”. Rest is history https://t.co/QMLTRSjI8O
— Brian Gewirtz (@bfg728) July 8, 2023
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