When you talk about innovations that have had a lasting impact in the world of professional wrestling, you could make a list as long as both arms. Even when you narrow it to ideas and concepts WWF/E have created in the modern era, there still are many that bear mentioning.
One concept that definitely deserves mention is the Money in the Bank ladder match.
This month will feature the 21st and 22nd MITB matches in WWE history. During the past 13 years, we have seen some unreal moments, whether it’s in the Money in the Bank match itself or in the act of cashing in the briefcase for a title shot. For better or worse, Money in the Bank has become an integral part of WWE. Many storylines have been focused on the briefcase, and several characters have been defined by how they carried and ultimately used it.
Given all the history that has happened during the past decade-plus, it’s only fitting to take a look back at some of the firsts involving the Money in the Bank ladder match. Some of these won't be a surprise to many, and as this list will show, even though the MITB match is more than a decade old, there still is new ground being broken during these contests.
Let's get to it...