They went big. Money in the Bank is one of the biggest game changers in wrestling as you can see someone go from absolutely nothing to the champion in one match. It has been used regularly for over fifteen years now and still packs quite the punch. You don’t see it used often but it works well when it does. That is the case again as we have a new champion.

This week on Monday Night Raw, Big E. cashed in his Money in the Bank contract against WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and won the title for the first time in his career. Lashley had announced that he would cash in the contract and did so after Lashley successfully defended his title against Randy Orton. This makes Lashley a member of the Monday Night Raw roster, reuniting him with the rest of New Day.

I’d call that huge. Check out the celebration plus how Big E. got here:

Big E taunts Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton with Money in the Bank contract: Raw, Sept. 13, 2021

Big E's best solo moments: WWE Top 10, Aug. 5, 2020

Opinion: I’ve been a fan of Big E. for a long time now so this is a very sweet moment. It came out of almost nowhere and that can often be a good idea. One thing that helps is Big E. has been around long enough that he can win a title like this and not have it seem like he is jumping to the head of the line. I like the move and I’m curious to see where it goes, so well done on trying something new.

What do you think of the change? How long will Big E. hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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