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Sheamus Wins The Money In The Bank Briefcase
June 14, 2015 – At Money in the Bank in Columbus, Ohio, Sheamus won the Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match to earn a guaranteed shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The 37-year-old defeated Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Neville, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns in the annual contest.
With the victory, “The Celtic Warrior” now has the opportunity to “cash-in” his Money in the Bank contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match and go one-on-one with whoever holds the title. He was originally slated to win the Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber on May 31, 2015 until creative plans were changed at the last minute.
Many fans believed Reigns would capture the Money in the Bank briefcase at the annual event. He was originally tapped to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015, but creative plans were changed after his 2015 Royal Rumble Match victory win was negatively received from fans.
WWE decision-makers made an earnest attempt to get Reigns over as a babyface, which included a vote of confidence from popular Superstar Daniel Bryan, but members of the WWE Universe weren’t having any of it. Therefore, in the days leading up to WrestleMania 31, creative plans were altered with Seth Rollins cashing in the Money in the Bank contract to swipe the WWE World Heavyweight Championship away from Reigns and then champion Brock Lesnar.
Over the course of his relatively young career, Sheamus has created a legacy that would make most veterans envious. Since debuting in 2009, the Celtic Warrior has already staked claim to the WWE Championship, United States Championship and King of the Ring crown. And he’s not done yet.
After a few months of annihilating ECW’s locker room, Sheamus moved to Raw, where he truly began to shine. In September, he won a Battle Royal to earn an opportunity at John Cena’s WWE Championship at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Competing in a Tables Match, the Great White sent Cena sailing through an unforgiving table to claim his first WWE title.
As the first-ever Irish born WWE Champion, Sheamus proudly defended the gold before losing it to Cena at Elimination Chamber. But it wouldn’t be long before the fiery-haired Superstar would stake claim to the gold once again. In June 2010, he turned back Cena, Edge and Randy Orton to become a two-time titlist.
Sheamus continued to cement his place in history when he defeated John Morrison in the finals of a 16-Superstar tournament to become King of the Ring. The win placed him in an elite fraternity with other past Kings, including Bret Hart, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Triple H.
In March 2011, Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan to capture the United States Championship. During his reign, he was drafted from Raw to SmackDown, where he evolved into one of WWE’s most popular Superstars.
Having finally cemented himself as a fan favorite, Sheamus carried the momentum from the previous year into the 2012 Royal Rumble, where he defeated 29 other competitors to add yet another milestone to his ever-expanding career resume.
Who Was Originally Planned To Win The Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match, WWE Diva Renames Her Finisher, Dean Ambrose
June 17, 2015 – Sunday night at Money in the Bank, Sheamus captured the Money in the Bank briefcase to earn a guaranteed WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, defeating Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Neville, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. It was a last minute decision from WWE’s creative team department.
The Celtic Warrior was not the original choice to win the Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match as WWE decision-makers had long planned for Roman Reigns to go over. There were also discussions of Dolph Ziggler winning, but Triple H ultimately decided to put Sheamus over in the annual contest.
– Naomi mentioned on Twitter that she has been forced to rename her submission maneuver, Slaymission.
A fan asked the WWE Diva on Twitter, “Are you gonna rename your submission?” She responded, “Yes bc I can’t use slay anymore.
The new name for her finisher, a headscissors crucifix choke, has yet to be revealed.
– The official WWE website has issued a poll asking fans whether Dean Ambrose deserves another rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after coming up short against Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank. The voting options are “Yes, Ambrose almost won at Money in the Bank and proved he deserves another opportunity” and “No, he had his chance and came up short. It’s time for Seth Rollins to face another contender.”
Sheamus Likely Winning The WWE World Heavyweight Championship
At WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view on June 14 in Columbus, the “Celtic Warrior” Sheamus won the Money in the Bank Ladder match against six other superstars to earn himself a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship whenever he so pleases.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sheamus becoming “Mr. Money in the Bank” was apparently WWE’s plan last year before the departure of one CM Punk.
The original blueprint was for Sheamus to turn heel, face Daniel Bryan one-on-one at WrestleMania 30, and then go on to win the Money in the Bank Ladder match.
What ultimately happened was Bryan defeating Batista and Randy Orton in the main event to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion, although he eventually had to be stripped of the gold due to injury.
When the 2014 Money in the Bank Ladder match wound up being for the title, WWE decided to go with a superstar who they wanted to be the one to drop it to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, who ended up being John Cena.
A second Ladder match was added to that card for the briefcase, but with Sheamus already in the championship match, WWE didn’t want to make any changes.
Sheamus is reportedly very likely to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from whichever face winds up defeating current champion Seth Rollins in the coming year.