WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Mr. Kennedy, the Forgotten MITB Winner

Luis Campos@luchalibrelife Analyst IJuly 15, 2012


During the past couple of weeks different members of the WWE's roster have proudly boasted in their promos the fact that every Money in the Bank match winner has successfully cashed in the contract in the briefcase to become either a WWE or World Heavyweight Champion. 

But the truth is that this fact is only partially correct. While every WWE superstar who has cashed in the contract has won a title as a result, not all winners of the Money in the Bank match have gone on to win a title. 

WrestleMania 23 saw the third edition of the Money in the Bank ladder match, the first match to feature participants from all of the WWE's brands (Raw, SmackDown, and the now-defunct ECW).

After an intense match that almost saw current WWE champion CM Punk as its winner, Mr. Kennedy won the the Money in the Bank match, but he never had the opportunity to cash in the contract. 

After suffering an injury, Kennedy would be forced to give up the briefcase to Edge, after losing to the Canadian superstar in a match broadcast on the May 7, 2007, episode of Raw. 

Edge would go on to cash in the contract on the Undertaker to win his first World Heavyweight Championship, while Kennedy would eventually be released by the company in 2009. 

It is important to remember that the WWE has been very adamant about mentioning the fact that all cash-ins have resulted in a title victory, could this year be the first when a cash-in is not successful? 

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