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Money in the Bank PPV: Is WWE Ruining a Perfect Gimmick?

Posted by Paul Austin On June - 27 - 2010

In 1972, British wrestler Kendo Nagasaki invented a new angle for a wrestling match when he introduced a ladder to the squared circle.

This concept was then taken to Stampede Wrestling in Calgary.

Then in 1983, Stampede Wrestling held a ladder match where Bret Hart faced off against Bad News Brown.

Hart went on to join the WWF and suggested this type of match to promoter Vince McMahon.

The gimmick achieved its current popularity in the then-WWF.

Over those years the gimmick was deployed in many different ways, and in 2005 it morphed again, when Chris Jericho (kayfabe) pitched the idea of a Money in the Bank (MITB) ladder match, on an episode of Raw, to general manager Eric Bischoff.

He liked it a...

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