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WWE Money in the Bank 2013: Will Someone Cash in Their Title Shot?

Anthony Mango@@ToeKneeManGoFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2013

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

This weekend's Money in the Bank pay-per-view will determine two new holders of the briefcases, but are we going to see either of those men cash in their title shot on the same night?

History would say "no."

Despite the numerous cash-ins that have taken place, only one of them has happened the same night as the person winning the briefcase.

At the 2010 Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Kane opted for his title shot against Rey Mysterio, whom he would defeat for the World Heavyweight Championship. This was less than an hour after Kane initially won his briefcase.

Every other Mr. Money in the Bank has waited longer to make use of their contract, so we shouldn't expect this year to be anything different from the norm.

However, that does not mean that this is set in stone.

John Cena will be defending his WWE Championship against Mark Henry—a man who was instrumental in weakening a champion before a Money in the Bank cash-in twice so far, with Edge defeating Undertaker and Daniel Bryan defeating Big Show.

This may very well become a hat trick if Henry leaves Cena significantly incapacitated after their match together, leaving him easy prey for vultures like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, who both have won titles by picking up the leftover pieces of fallen champions.

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Randy Orton called attention to this possibility when he was gloating, saying not only would he win the briefcase, but he would cash it in later on the same evening against the winner of that particular match.

Rob Van Dam, a previous Money in the Bank winner, cashed his in on Cena and might be looking for a sequel.

Even if Cena is not a victim on Sunday, there's still a chance that someone will cash their contract in for a shot against Alberto Del Rio or Dolph Ziggler. Outside of Jack Swagger, none of the participants in that ladder match have been a world champion before. They should be itching at the chance to get one of those belts around their waist as soon as possible.

In my personal opinion, if there is going to be a cash-in, it will be Van Dam defeating Cena. Any other outcome would completely shock me, including the Bryan-on-Cena cash-in that a lot of people are expecting.

Do you think we will see both ladder match winners hold on to their briefcases, or are you expecting one or both to be cashed in during the pay-per-view? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Anthony Mango is the owner-operator of the wrestling website Smark Out Moment as well as the host of its YouTube podcast show Smack Talk. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook for more.

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