Edge Was Against WWE Putting Him in First Money in the Bank Match at WrestleMania 21

Published 07/27/2021, 11:50 AM EDT


WWE Hall of Famer Edge, is one of the most famous wrestlers in the world, in more ways than one. He made history when he won the first-ever Money in the Bank ladder match. But did he want it?

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Talking to WWE’s The Bump, prior to last week’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Edge was asked about his involvement in the first-ever MITB event in 2005. Edge won the match against all odds.

The win feels more triumphant if we look at the star-studded lineup. The match involved Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Christian, Kane, and Shelton Benjamin. However, according to Edge, he had to be convinced into working the match.

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Edge said, “I wish I could say that I had this vision of how it would become its own PPV, and no, not at all. As a matter of fact, when they first told me that I’d be in this thing called the Money in the Bank match, I said, ‘Another ladder match?

Edge did not want to be known as “the ladder guy.” He wanted to be much more than that. As a wrestler, he wanted to work up the ranks in traditional matches.

He continued, “I actually said, ‘Don’t put me in it. I’ll find my way on WrestleMania another way and if I’m not on this year I’ll make sure I’m on next year, but I’m tired of ladder matches. I don’t want to get pigeonholed for that.’ That was not very bright thinking.” (H/t Fightful)

He would ultimately cash in the briefcase at New Year’s Revolution in 2006. He pinned the then champion, John Cena, to capture the WWE Championship.

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Edge was perfect for the briefcase

The Money in the Bank briefcase holds immense authority and power. And it was perfect for Edge. His time in WWE as a heel was one of the best ever in history.

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Him winning the first-ever Money in the Bank contract and cash it in for the WWE Championship ascended him to become ‘The Ultimate Opportunist‘.

The fans fondly remember his time in WWE to this day. Which is why he received a positive reaction following his WrestleMania 37 and Money in the Bank 2021 return. The fans love watching The Rated-R Superstar and hope his time in WWE is not yet over.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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