From Dean Ambrose to Alexa Bliss, Fastest Money in the Bank Cash-ins in WWE History

Published 07/16/2021, 4:15 AM EDT


It is common knowledge that MITB cash-ins are highly unpredictable, as a wrestler can do it on any show and at any time. It could happen unexpectedly on Monday Night Raw or at Friday Night SmackDown or even at WrestleMania. But it totally depends on the wrestler as to how quickly they want to cash in.
Sometimes the wrestlers don’t wait around for weeks or months as cash-ins can happen within days or even hours after winning. Join us today as we take a look at the top 5 fastest cash-in of all time.

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#5 Edge

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Edge is renowned as ‘The Ultimate Opportunist‘ for good reason. Mr. Kennedy won WrestleMania 23‘s Money in the Bank. Unfortunately, as he suffered an injury after 35 days, WWE held a match for him to legitimately drop the contract.

‘The Rated-R Superstar’ defeated Mr. Kennedy for the briefcase and cashed in just One Day later on May 8, 2007, on SmackDown after Mark Henry laid out the reigning champion, The Undertaker.

#4 Alexa Bliss

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The Wicked Witch of WWE‘ won the 2018 Money in the Bank ladder match. Only One and a half hours later, Bliss interfered in the Raw Women’s Championship match between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax, giving Rousey a DQ win. After her assault, Bliss cashed in the briefcase, capturing her fifth Women’s Championship.

#3 Dean Ambrose

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Dean Ambrose was the 2016 Money in the Bank winner. That same night, Roman Reigns lost his championship to Seth Rollins, making him the new WWE Champion. Sadly for Rollins, his victory was short-lived. Only 59 minutes and 39 seconds after winning the briefcase, Dean Ambrose came out to cash in on the newly crowned champion. He hit a vicious Dirty Deeds DDT on Rollins for the win.

#2 Kane

Kane won the 2010 Money in the Bank briefcase in a start-studded ladder match. On the same night, Rey Mysterio defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger. Following his defeat, Swagger assaulted Rey until Kane came out to save the day.

It looked like Kane ran in chasing Swagger, only to return to the arena with his briefcase and a referee. In only 50 minutes and 56 seconds, Kane cashed in his briefcase, making him the New World Heavyweight Champion.

#1 Bayley

The Role Model won the 2019 Money in the Bank ladder match against all odds. On the same night, ‘The Queen‘ defeated Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. After the match ended, Flair and Lacey Evans began assaulting Lynch.

Bayley entered the ring to save ‘The Man‘. However, the night ended for her with the SmackDown Women’s Championship. She cashed in her briefcase in just 40 minutes, making her the fastest to do so.
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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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