Greatest SummerSlam moments: WWE rank top 20, including Brock Lesnar & John Cena

SummerSlam Iconic Moments

SummerSlam 2022 is a matter of days away, so what better way to gear up for the WWE’s iconic summer event by remembering some iconic moments throughout the years.

Featuring the likes of The Undertaker, The Rock, John Cena and Brock Lesnar, the event has always delivered entertainment and shocks of the highest order.

WWE’s official YouTube channel has compiled a list of the top 20 moments at the event over the years, with some iconic moments we’d love to go back and experience for the first time.

20. Batista beats John Cena

Kicking off the list, who could forget the iconic moment when Batista defeated John Cena – what a way to kick off this list.

19. The New Day start record breaking title reign

The New Day won the tag-team title in incredible fashion, followed by a dance session that fans will remember for years to come.

18. The Undertaker beats his imposter

The Deadman is arguably the most iconic Superstar of all time, so to see people imitate him is no surprise. However, seeing him go head-to-head with and imposter was incredible, with ‘Taker unsurprisingly winning after tombstone piledriving the wannabe.

17. Becky Lynch beats Bianca Belair in 26 seconds

Becky Lynch stunned Bianca Belair and all spectators, flooring her after a sly attack to win the SmackDown Women’s title in a matter of seconds.

16. The Ultimate Warrior surprises Honky Tonk Man

It would be hard going to have any iconic WWE list without The Ultimate Warrior. He savagely defeated Honky Tonk Man after a shock challenge to make history.

15. The Undertaker chokeslams Edge through the ring

An incredible match which resulted in Edge being chokeslammed through the actual canvas before leading to one of the most famous WWE photos of all time as The Undertaker celebrates his win.

14. Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth’s wedding

Slightly different to the normal iconic moments in this list, but WWE fans of a certain age will remember this moment, a wedding in the ring.

13. Finn Balor becomes the first Universal Champion

The maiden crowning of a new champions is always going to be a major moment in WWE history, so Finn Balor becoming the first Universal Champion had to make the list.

12. Paul Bearer betrays The Undertaker

For the third and final time, The Undertaker is on the list. He was betrayed by Paul Bearer as he was defeated by Mankind (Mick Foley), double whammy for the Phenom.

11. Brock Lesnar defeats The Rock

Any iconic WWE list isn’t complete without The Rock featuring, but he won’t be happy with this one. His famous defeat at the hands of Brock Lesnar is always going to be iconic as Lesnar was crowned universal champion.

10. Becky Lynch betrays Charlotte Flair

Becky Lynch betraying her best friend Charlotte Flair and stealing her title is a moment that shocked WWE fans globally, so no surprises it makes this list.

9. Shane McMahon falls

Who could forget the shock and concern when Shane McMahon fell about 50 feet during an earlier edition of SummerSlam.

8. Goldberg spears Chris Jericho through a Chamber pod

Elimination Chamber matches are always filled with drama, but when Chris Jericho was speared through one of the pods by Goldberg, everyone was shocked.

7. Brock Lesnar destroys John Cena

Another high profile fight for Brock Lesnar, this time his defeat of John Cena. That’s two icons of WWE defeated on one of the biggest stages by him.

6. British Bulldog rolls up Bret Hart

British Bulldog’s defeat of Bret Hart was a famous early WWE moment, especially when the duo shared incredible mutual respect after the gruelling fight.

5. Jon Stewart aligns with Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins’ title win was incredible, but for all the wrong reasons. Jon Stewart’s illegal intervention whilst the referee was stunned allowed Rollins to defeat John Cena.

4. Rey Mysterio wins his son back

One of the strangest matches saw Rey Mysterio go head-to-head with Eddie Guerrero for his own son. Thankfully, the Master of the 619 regained his own son followed by a heart-warming reunion.

3. Nikki Bella betrays Brie

Seeing a twin betray another will always be a shocking moment, so when Nikki Bella betrayed Brie Bella, the WWE Universe was sent into disbelief.

2. Randy Orton cashes in

Who could forget this? Randy Orton cashing in his Money in the Bank win to guest referee Triple H after the latter had just pedigreed Daniel Bryan for him, gifting him an easy route to his seventh title.

1. Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar makes the list again, but this time in defeat as Roman Reigns who became the Universal Champion after a brutal spear to Lesnar.

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