How the Success of 'Money in the Bank' May Affect WrestleMania

Jason TaylorCorrespondent IJuly 20, 2010

Since its inception in 2005 at WrestleMania 21, the "Money in the Bank" Ladder match has become one of WrestleMania's signature events. Each year, a select group of superstars have the opportunity to climb the ladder and retrieve the briefcase, guaranteeing them a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship match at anytime within a year.

Each time a superstar has captured the briefcase, they have gone on to cash it in and win the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship.

This year, WWE decided to expand on the concept and make it a Pay-Per-View event. The Money in the Bank PPV had 2 ladder matches where a contract for a WWE and World Heavyweight Championship match were up for grabs.

The Miz and Kane were the inaugural winners, with Kane cashing in his contract less than one hour after winning it, and defeating Rey Mysterio to become World Heavyweight Champion.

Personally, I enjoyed the PPV event, and from all the people I've talked to and all the opinions I've seen posted here, I think it's safe to say that it was a success.

It will be interesting to see what the early buy rate number will be, as that will go a long way in determining whether "Money in the Bank" returns to the WWE PPV schedule next year. If the PPV does return, WWE could possibly remove the Money in the Bank ladder match from WrestleMania altogether. For me, that's a sobering thought.

Well, there you have it. Thanks for stopping by and let the comments fly!