1. Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania 31 (2015)
Against: Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns
Never before had a briefcase winner cashed in at Wrestlemania. But Seth Rollins came running down the ramp, right near the end of Wrestlemania 31’s main event between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. And suddenly, the 1-on-1 for the WWE Championship was a Triple Threat. It was a heel move, for sure, but there was the slightest bit of honor in it; Rollins would not wait until after the match, when both men would be utterly exhausted, to pick the bones clean.
At the time, WWE was suffering a Roman Reigns backlash, thanks to a horribly booked 2015 Royal Rumble. In that match, Roman Reigns earned his Wrestlemania title match to a chorus of boos from the audience that not even an appearance by The Rock could stop.
But the crowd didn’t like Lesnar either. By injecting a third option into the match, WWE salvaged their main event and delivered a shocking result. Rollins delivered a Curb Stomp to Reigns, the referee counted 1-2-3, and the architect of the Shield was the WWE Champion.