This Sunday, June 29, seven Superstars will vie for the chance to obtain the highly desirable Money in Bank briefcase. Inside that briefcase is a contract that grants the winner of the grueling Ladder match a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at any place and time of their choosing.
The history of the matchup dates back to 2005, when it was first held at WrestleMania 21. It'd become a 'Maina tradition from that point forward until 2010, when the concept evolved into its own pay-per-view.
To some, that devalued the excitement the Money in the Bank concept. However, the annual event has consistently been one of the best shows of the year for WWE.
Superstars such as Edge, CM Punk, The Miz and many others have had their careers launched into superstardom via the Money in the Bank briefcase. Everyone who has held the contract, with the exception of John Cena and Damien Sandow, has gone on to successfully cash it in and win a world championship.
There are a handful of competitors, however, who have put their bodies on the line in MITB Ladder matches for no reward. Regardless of how many times they've contended for the contract and regardless of how many memorable moments they've had in the match, they just haven't been able to call the opportunistic briefcase their own.
Though it's impossible for some of the following wrestlers to win the bout, there's still a chance for some of them to get their due and finally add "Mr. Money in the Bank" to their long list of nicknames and accomplishments.