The Unique Record of WWE Superstar CM Punk at Money in the Bank That May Never Be Broken

Published 07/15/2021, 11:24 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)


Money in the Bank 2021 will be the 12th event in the event’s chronology. After last year’s ‘Corporate Ladder’ MITB, this year the PPV returns to the original live version (the first live PPV since WrestleMania 37).

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The MITB is one of the most interesting events in WWE, as it takes one superstar and puts him/her on the cusp of greatness. Whoever wins the contract/briefcase gets the opportunity to challenge any world champion at any given point.

Such stipulation led to many intriguing storylines, matches, and finishes. Out of the 21 male winners, 17 went on to win a World Championship. In the women’s division, all three winners of MITB became champions.

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Hence, records are built and broken, however, one record stays intact, and it has to do with ‘The Best in the World’ CM Punk. He first appeared in the MITB match in 2007, at WrestleMania 23.

In his WWE career, Punk appeared in 4 of these matches and has won in 2 of these appearances. He is the only superstar in WWE history to win the MITB matches back-to-back.

The Voice of the Voiceless‘ first won the contract at WrestleMania 24 (following his debut MITB year). He cashed in the contract on Edge after holding it for 92 days. Punk became the World Heavyweight Championship on RAW.

The following year, Punk won the title again at the MITB match WrestleMania 25. This time he held the contract for 63 days before cashing it in on World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy at Extreme Rules.

CM PUNK – 25.09.2009 – WWE SmackDown et ECW Live Tour – Palais Nikaia de Nice, (Photo: Icon Sport via Getty Images)

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Who could match CM Punk at Money in the Bank?

This year, there is a possibility that CM Punk could be matched in the record. However, it is not from the men’s locker room. The possibility lingers in the RAW Women’s Locker room.

Last year Asuka won the MITB match. But it was later revealed she won the RAW Women’s title itself. After losing her title at WrestleMania 37 this year, Asuka is in the Women’s MITB match again.

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Hence, The Empress of Tomorrow is the only candidate this year to have the opportunity of matching Punk’s record. She will compete with Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki A.S.H, Liv Morgan, Zelina Vega, Natalya, and a mystery contender.

Do you think Asuka will match CM Punk in this feat? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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