Brock Lesnar Made Some Unique WWE History At Extreme Rules


As I’m sure you already know, Brock Lesnar cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on Seth Rollins last night at Extreme Rules, and once again became the WWE Universal Champion. We should all just be grateful, in fact, that he cashed in after Seth and Becky Lynch had already won their Winner-Takes-All title match against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans. If he’d cashed in during the match, he’d now be not only the Universal Champion, but also the Raw Women’s Champion, and you have to imagine that would be an even harder belt to take off of him once had it. Nevertheless, Lesnar’s cash-in against Rollins is an unusual first in WWE history that you might not have thought about at the time.

When Lesnar cashed in on Seth Rollins, that made the two of them the first ever Money in the Bank winners to cash in on each other. Rollins famously won Money in the Bank in 2014, and cashed in on a WWE Championship match between Lesnar and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31. Unlike Lesnar, Rollins cashed in during the match, which means he got to pin Reigns rather than Lesnar. He did pin Lesnar when he won the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35, however, so it’s not like he’s never done it.