10 Biggest WWE Money In The Bank Surprises
Returns, cash-ins and improbable winners, oh my!
This Sunday is Money in the Bank day!
The show will be only the second pay-per-view/WWE Network special to take place in front of an arena full of fans since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the word on the street is that the company has plenty of surprises planned for the grand occasion.
The Money in the Bank concept is now deeply ingrained in WWE, the first match of its type having taken place at 2005's WrestleMania 21, growing to become it's own unique event with Raw, SmackDown and women's division matches being offered up for fans of ladder match mayhem.
Money in the Bank and 'surprise' these days go hand-in-hand, whether because of match winners, unexpected cash-ins and even returns, so expect the, erm, expected unexpectedness this year, too.
To get you in the mood for this weekend's show, here are ten of the biggest WWE Money in the Bank surprises.
10. Matt Hardy Returns
Had Matt Hardy not gone down with a serious knee injury in November of 2007, he likely would have been a participant in WrestleMania XXIV's Money in the Bank ladder match.
Hardy had been a competitor in the same match at WrestleMania in 2006 and 07,but he would have to sit this one out as he recovered from surgery.
In order to write him out of storylines, WWE had Hardy's enemy-cum-reluctant-partner MVP attack him, followed by another attack courtesy of Randy Orton some time later.
Making his grand return to thwart the man who originally put him on the shelf, Hardy ran out from the crowd during the fourth-ever Money in the Bank match and prevented MVP from snatching the briefcase by hitting him with a huge Twist of Fate off the top of the ladder.
It was a great, surprising return that got a hell of a pop from the crowd and set up a spring series between the two over the United States Title.