Damien Sandow Wins World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIJuly 14, 2013

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In one of the most thrilling matches of the evening, Damien Sandow stunned the WWE Universe to win the World Heavyweight championship Money in the Bank match. Sandow will now have the right to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase at any point in time over the next calendar year.

And he did it by stabbing his best friend, Cody Rhodes, in the back.

A stunning ending, to say the least.

Rhodes stole the show in this match, using high-flying tactics and vicious ladder moves to earn the love of a fierce Philadelphia crowd. Just as Rhodes had cleared the ring of Dean Ambrose and The Shield, however, Sandow struck.

With the briefcase within his reach, Rhodes was thrown from the ladder by his tag team partner and closest friend.

Sandow had disappeared early in the match, running from the ring and hiding behind the ring announcer as the action hit its most physical point. As the rest of the competitors wore themselves down, Sandow simply waited for his opportunity to pounce and win.

Pounce he did, and with no remorse.

Did we expect anything less from one half of the fractured Rhodes Scholars?

We can harp on Sandow double-crossing Rhodes and whether or not it truly was a cheap thing to do. At the end of the day, only one thing matters when it comes to the result of this match.

Sandow can cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase and take a run at the World Heavyweight Championship at any point in time.

Thus far, that's been a virtual guarantee of success, as wrestlers who possess that briefcase have experienced overwhelming success in walking away with a world championship. Whether they're picking their spots after a grueling match or using it for a fair match, we've seen it all.

Now, we're going to see Sandow, the WWE's most articulate wrestler, hold that briefcase until he believes the world title is truly within reach.