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Today in Nerd History | January 8

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on January 8th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

MONEY IN THE BANK | 2006

In 2006, WWE held the New Year’s Revolution Pay-Per-View, which featured a 6-man Elimination Chamber Match won by John Cena. Upon winning the match, Edge became the first man to cash in the “Money in the Bank” briefcase, which guarantees the holder a championship match anytime they choose to cash it in. Edge took advantage of John Cena having been in a brutal match just moments before to take his shot. He became the new WWE Champion.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • To win the MITB ladder match, a participant must climb a ladder and retrieve a briefcase hanging above the ring. The briefcase contains a contract for a world championship match that can be cashed in at any time within one year.

  • Initially, the MITB ladder match was a part of WrestleMania, which featured both Raw and SmackDown superstars. However, in 2010, it became its own pay-per-view, allowing for separate ladder matches for both Raw and SmackDown.

  • In 2017, WWE introduced the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, won by Carmella. This marked a significant step in WWE’s women’s division.





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