The 2011 Money in the Bank event was the seventh of thirteen
professional wrestling pay-per-view events held by WWE that year, and
the second installment in the annual Money in the Bank series. It took
place on July 17 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, and
featured six matches, including two Money in the Bank ladder matches.
Alberto Del Rio won the match for wrestlers from the Raw brand to earn a
WWE Championship match at a time of his choosing within the next year,
while Daniel Bryan won the match for wrestlers from the SmackDown brand
for the same opportunity for the World Heavyweight Championship. In the
World Heavyweight Championship match also held at the event, Christian
defeated Randy Orton by disqualification and became the new champion
according to the match rules. The main event featured John Cena
defending his WWE Championship against CM Punk (pictured), who won and
became the new champion. Money in the Bank was broadcast globally to
195,000 pay-per-view customers (compared to 165,000 for the previous
year), and received positive reviews, with the main event receiving the
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