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WWE’s latest Top Ten video proves there’s recent precedent for AJ Styles’ World title win at No Mercy

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Though the No Mercy “main event” isn’t featured in WWE’s “Top Ten Controversial Finishes” video, it’s obviously an inspiration.

And while they’re wise to not include the NXT match from early this year where Sami Zayn & Samoa Joe submitted Baron Corbin, removing him from the #1 contender picture, that was on a different brand anyway. Blame William Regal.

The main roster precedent is represented by John Cena and none other than CM Punk simultaneously getting Big Show to tap. Their SummerSlam 2012 Triple Threat was re-started just like the one on this past Sunday’s pay-per-view (PPV).

Plus, nine other instances of pro wrestling wackiness!


Past "Top Ten"/"Greatest ____" lists from WWE:

- Greatest Crowd Reactions (Part one)
- Greatest Crowd Reactions (Part two)
- Greatest Entrances
- Greatest babyface turns
- Greatest heel turns
- Famous Firings
- Funniest falls
- Mic botches
- Shocking returns
- Most memorable debuts
- Greatest slaps
- Most surprising championship changes
- Dramatic Royal Rumble endings
- Funniest moments
- Greatest insults
- Biggest breakups
- Steamy love triangles
- Fastest title changes
- Ridiculous reversals
- Finisher combinations
- Defining TakeOver moments
- Craziest kickouts
- Most creative fan chants
- Broken rings
- Shane McMahon's Insanity
- Undertaker's chokeslams
- Chris Jericho attacks
- WrestleMania's Forgotten Celebs
- Stars Kicked Out of Factions
- Most Extreme WrestleMania Moments
- Ringside Invasions
- Outside-the-ring finishers
- McMahon Family Showdowns
- Anti-Superstar conspiracies
- Tag Team Formations
- Extreme Rules moments
- Cold-blooded Superstar betrayals
- Incredible Superstar reunions
- Best catchphrases of the last decade
- Moves that have beaten John Cena
- Before they were famous
- Best impersonations
- Draft Day shockers
- Strangest Battlegrounds
- RKOs OUT OF NOWHERE
- Impactful Raw debuts
- Superstar pick-up lines
- Superstar Weddings Gone Wrong
- Extreme SummerSlam moments
- Backstage meltdowns
- John Cena World title wins
- Career-threatening match moments
- Rapid-fire finishing moves