WWE Money in the Bank: All 16 Winners, Ranked

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7. Dolph Ziggler – Money in the Bank 2012

Ziggler’s MITB win at the 2012 PPV will be viewed as a success not for what he did once he cashed-in and won a world title, but for what he did leading up to that night.  But let’s look at the MITB match itself first.  It was really one of the weaker matches as far as MITB goes.  But it was very clear who deserved that win the most that night.  Ziggler is a human bump machine and that was on full display as he took a massive beating en-route to the win.

But for what the match itself lacked in, Dolph’s run with the case made up for it and then some.  He held the briefcase for a staggering 267 days, which is second all-time in that category.  In that time he feuded with world champions Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and John Cena.  Talk about some major programs.  And yes, he had varying degrees of success with all of those 3 opponents, but did defeat each of them in some shape or form.  And then came the cash-in.  In what would become known as one of the most exciting moments in the history of Raw, Ziggler, after what seemed like dozens of attempts, emerged with the briefcase and defeated Alberto Del Rio to capture his second world title the night after WrestleMania 29.  Supposedly a heel at the time, the fans at the Izod Arena in New Jersey went ballistic over the cash-in and soon Ziggler had no choice but turn baby face.

So no, Ziggler, did not have a successful title run.  Shortly after the win, he suffered a legitimate concussion and subsequently dropped the belt back to Del Rio at the following pay per view.  But there’s something that has to be said for a guy who carried the roster for two-thirds of a calendar year and for giving WWE fans one of the best moments of 2013.