The last four MITB were Kane, The Miz, ADR, and DB. Now Kane's length of holding the MITB Briefcase was to short for this study, but before cashing in MITB ADR was being booked as a credible threat picking up wins left and right, while the Miz went on a losing streak before cashing in and same with Daniel Bryan. Now ADR's title reign only lasted until one PPV, while the Miz's and Daniel Bryan's both lasted at least until two PPVs and both maybe will last until WM. More proof is look at CM Punk's first cash in compared to his second one. In his first cash in he was on losing streak from ECW and into Raw, not like DB's, but a losing streak none the less. Now this cash in resulted in a three PPV reign as champion, while in his second cash in he was on a winning streak when he cashed it in and didn't pick up a single pin fall victory during his second cash in and lost the title in a month and a half. So my question to you IWC. Is it better to be a loser before cashing in your briefcase?