WWE Money in the Bank: All 16 Winners, Ranked

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9. Randy Orton – Money in the Bank 2013

Randy Orton really has accomplished just about everything a WWE superstar can.  He’s a 13-time and current world champion, a triple crown winner, and a now 2-time winner of the Royal Rumble.  By the time he captured the briefcase at the 2013 MITB PPV, this was just icing on the cake.  That night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “The Viper” outlasted 5 other superstars, 4 of which had already been world champions in a very good, if not great MITB match.  The only person at that point that wasn’t a world champion was Daniel Bryan, the man that Orton would cash the briefcase in on a month later at SummerSlam as Bryan celebrated his first WWE Championship.

The Bryan/Orton feud lasted throughout most of the rest of 2013 and paved the way for one of the most influential superstars in WWE history to emerge.  Orton used the Bryan narrative, the one of the virtual underdog fighting the system, to push his way to the top, unifying both world championships at the time by defeating John Cena at Survivor Series.  Unfortunately for Orton, this led to a long, drawn-out feud with Cena that the wrestling world had already seen about a half a dozen times or so.

Orton’s back and forth run as champion ended at WrestleMania 30 as Bryan finally solidified himself at the top of the mountain.  Orton’s MITB win seemed to be a way to get Bryan into the spotlight and rightfully so.  But it didn’t do all the much for Orton outside of another couple of boring title runs.  Yes, it was a big win for Orton at MITB 2013, but at this point, it seems like just another trophy to add to his collection.