"BOOM!" is an understatement for this particular Bull Hammer.
Aaron Paul on Monday Night RAW
Dolph’s reaction to Miz’s matches…
Whatever you're selling, I'm buying | Dolph Ziggler
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These two have excellent matches with the heel/face alignment this way.
While Dolph Ziggler’s cash-in on Monday’s Raw was almost certainly the best of the impromptu uses of the briefcase, it was (surprisingly) not the longest.
When The Miz cashed in his briefcase on a hobbling Randy Orton on the 11/22/10 edition of Raw, it took a full 2:44 for the Awesome One to claim the title. Ziggler defeated Del Rio in 2:05.
The surprise Money in the Bank cash-in matches, by length:
- The Miz defeats Randy Orton — 2:44
- Dolph Ziggler defeats Alberto Del Rio — 2:05
- Edge defeats John Cena — 1:46
- Edge defeats The Undertaker — 1:24
- CM Punk defeats Jeff Hardy — 1:01
- Kane defeats Rey Mysterio — 0:54
- CM Punk defeats Edge — 0:12
- Alberto Del Rio defeats CM Punk — 0:12
- Jack Swagger defeats Chris Jericho — 0:10
- Daniel Bryan defeats The Big Show — 0:07
Of course, the planned cash-ins were considerably longer. John Cena beat CM Punk — by disqualification, failing to capture the WWE Title — in 11:14 on Raw 1000; Rob Van Dam defeated John Cena for the belt in 20:41 at One Night Stand 2006.
An interesting note — Edge was involved in the first five surprise cash-ins. He used the briefcase to steal titles from John Cena and The Undertaker; he lost his World Title to CM Punk; he had just failed to defeat Jeff Hardy for the World Title when CM Punk cashed in again; and he took out Chris Jericho, opening the door for Jack Swagger.
Cena, meanwhile, has been involved in both of the planned cash-ins; neither went too well for him.
Parallels between WWE eras: Miss Elizabeth’s reaction to Macho Man winning the WWF Championship (Federation Years) and AJ’s reaction to Dolph Ziggler winning the World Heavyweight Championship (Cyber Era)