Dolph Ziggler has revealed that WWE’s original plan for his 2013 Money in the Bank cash-in was much different than what fans would eventually see on TV.
After winning the SmackDown MITB contract in July 2012, Ziggler cashed in on a prone Alberto Del Rio (then World Heavyweight Champion) on the Raw after WrestleMania 29 in 2013.
The moment, which saw a brief back and forth between the two is considered by many to be one of the best MITB contract cash-ins and one of Ziggler’s biggest moments.
Speaking on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast, Ziggler discussed the initial idea that he was given before the show:
“Originally that was supposed to be… I hit Del Rio with the briefcase five times and pin him,” said Ziggler. “I go, ‘Please, guys, I lose every night, and since I got this briefcase I’ve lost twice a night! Let me take them on a two-minute rollercoaster ride and have it all make sense.’”