Out of nowhere! The Money in the Bank briefcase is one of the longest running concepts in WWE as it will turn sixteen years old this April. The idea has spread a bit beyond the original concept of a special WrestleMania ladder match, with its own show and a pair of matches. No matter how you look at it though, the idea is to have a surprise title change and that was the case again this weekend.

There are a lot of ways to change things around in WWE and that can include some choices that are more popular than others. At the end of the day though, it can get a little boring having the same title changes over and over again so things need to be shaken up. That was the case at Elimination Chamber, with a pretty big surprise to end the night in shocking fashion.

The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to become WWE Champion for the second time at the end of Elimination Chamber. Miz cashed in the briefcase on Drew McIntyre, who had retained the title in the Elimination Chamber match. This is the second time that Miz has successfully cashed in the briefcase, having done the same to Randy Orton to win his first title in 2010.

Maybe he can join this list. Check out some great cash-ins:

Greatest Money in the Bank contract cash-ins: WWE Top 10

Opinion: This is something that had been built up for a long time and they had to give us the payoff at some point. I’m not exactly thrilled with Miz winning the title, but if it means we don’t have to be teased about the cash-in for the next three months, I’m all for it. The briefcase is still good for a bit of a shock, but getting there is quite the annoying process, as it was this time around.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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