It does make sense. Money In The Bank is a concept that has been around for quite a long time now, with the original edition taking place all the way back in 2015. For as big a deal as it is, the idea is really pretty simple: win a ladder match and get a title shot at any point in the next year. That year is now half over and we have a new Mr. Money in the Bank. The change was a bit of a surprise but took place for a reason.
Last month at Hell In A Cell, The Miz defeated Otis to win the Money In The Bank contract. While the contract changing hands is not unheard of, it is also not something that you see take place all too often. The change was quite the move as not only did it move the briefcase over to someone with a little more main event experience than Otis, but it also moved it over to Monday Night Raw. WWE had an idea in mind when they switched it over to Miz and now we know what that reason was.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE made Miz Mr. Money In The Bank again because they wanted him to carry it into 2021. While Otis could have done this as well, Vince McMahon was said to be more interested in the Miz holding the briefcase than in Otis. It is not clear when WWE plans to have Miz cash in the briefcase, which will have to be cashed in at some point before May 11, 2021.
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Opinion: I’m not sure what to think of this but one of the more important reasons probably had to do with Roman Reigns winning the Universal Title. It would have been hard to imagine Otis cashing in on someone like Reigns at this point and while that is quite the change of pace, it is also completely understandable. It’s hard to imagine Miz cashing the briefcase in successfully, but it’s a lot easier to imagine than Otis doing so.
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