WWE Money in the Bank in Chicago, Illinois: July 17, 2011
The 2011 version of Money in the Bank featured the usual two ladder matches to determine title challengers, but the focus was on the main event: CM Punk challenging John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Punk had threatened to leave the company with the championship should he win — and he kept his promise. More on that later this week.
Even with such a marquee match up, the Money in the Bank poster featured the ridiculous bedtime story theme with Big Show and Hornswoggle. No wonder Big Show is an angry giant now.
Also on the card:
Christian won the World Heavyweight Championship from Randy Orton.
Alberto Del Rio won the Raw Money in the Bank match, defeating Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Alex Riley, Evan Bourne, The Miz, R-Truth, and Jack Swagger.
Kelly Kelly defeated Brie Bella.
Mark Henry beat the Big Show.
Daniel Bryan won the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match, which featured Kane, Wade Barrett, Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, and Sin Cara.