That’s some fine print. Money In The Bank is one of the longer running concept in WWE, having now lasted more than fifteen years with several more wrestlers winning the briefcase over the years. The idea is pretty simple: win the ladder match by pulling down the briefcase and you get to challenge for the World Title at any time. That is the kind of thing that can make WWE turn rather hard in a hurry, but one wrestler’s contract is not what he thought.
Back in May, Otis won the Money in the Bank contract, becoming one of the more surprising winners in the match’s history. Otis has gone on to hold the briefcase for the four months in between, with no indication of when he will be cashing it in. The contract is good for one year after Otis won it in the first place, or at least that is the idea in theory. The actual wording varies a bit.
This week on SmackDown, Otis held up the contract in front of the camera, which allowed for a look at what it actually said. The text of the contract said that the title match had to take place between June 14, 2015 and June 15, 2016 rather than up until May 10, 2021, which would be one year after Otis won the briefcase. There is nothing to suggest that Otis will not be allowed to use the contract as planned.
There have been a lot of them over the years. Check out some good and bad cash-ins:
Opinion: This is one of those things that is always worth a look as it is something you don’t see very often and can offer a chuckle. I can’t imagine that this is going to be a plot point as the contract is probably just the same paper that they have used for the last five years. That being said, it is not the best sign that no one has bothered to notice the wording on the contract in that long of a time. Shouldn’t someone have picked up on that in five plus years?
When will Otis cash in? What happens after he does? Let us know in the comments below.
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