Last Sunday night, WWE held their Money in the Bank PPV and it featured a number of title matches and two Money in the Bank Ladder Matches. It has been discussed several times that AEW Star Chris Jericho and former WWE Monday Night RAW head writer Brian Gewirtz are the ones who came up with the WWE Money in the Bank Ladder Match concept and they are the ones who created the match.
During last Sunday night’s WWE Money in the Bank PPV Event, Michael Cole mentioned on commentary that it was WWE Hall of Famer Edge who is the person behind the Money in the Bank Ladder Match concept and the person who created the match. A number of fans took offense to this and addressed this on Twitter with one fan even saying that AEW Star Chris Jericho is the one who invented the match and WWE should stop changing history.
AEW Star Chris Jericho then took to his Twitter account and responded to the fan when he said it is a true story that he and former WWE RAW head writer Brian Gewirtz came up with the entire match concept of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, well most of it anyway as WWE CEO Vince McMahon is the one who insisted that the contract be placed in a briefcase.
As of this writing, Brian Gewirtz, who worked for WWE creative for around 15 years, has not responded to Chris Jericho’s tweet, but he did mention on Twitter that when the match was created 16 years ago, the original concept of the match was actually to be a one-time only “Hollywood Dream” match with WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam winning the match and using his victory to bring back ECW.
The match was actually introduced by Chris Jericho to the WWE storylines in March 2005, then it would be decided by the RAW General Manager at the time that the Money in the Bank Ladder Matchup will make its debut at WrestleMania 21. WWE Hall of Famer Edge would win the match and cashed in on WWE veteran John Cena to win his first-ever WWE Title. Big E won this year’s Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match while Nikki A.S.H won the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
You can check out the related tweets below:
16 years ago this was originally conceived as a 1-time only “Hollywood Dream” match with RVD climbing a ladder, grabbing a contract & declaring his dream was to bring back ECW. I think we had potential “dreams” for everyone. Wish I remembered them. Anyway, happy & safe #MITB! https://t.co/e5NX2a8DY2— Brian Gewirtz (@bfg728) July 18, 2021