17: Finn Bálor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt — Fatal 5-Way Match (Extreme Rules)
For Samoa Joe, this was an opportunity to silence his doubters.
No one ever thought he would be a main-event Superstar in WWE, but at WWE Extreme Rules, Joe battled the best Raw had to offer, dishing out punishment and capitalizing on the right moment. It wasn’t clear if anyone — or anything — would be left standing, with Roman Reigns destroying Finn Bálor and Joe with a Spear through the barricade to Seth Rollins Frog-Splashing Bray Wyatt through the announce table.
The final moments featured each Superstar getting seconds away from victory until Samoa Joe saw his opening and pounced, squeezing the life out of Bálor with the Coquina Clutch and seizing his dream opportunity
14: Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (Raw, May 29)
Even though he’s still so young, there are already very few things Roman Reigns hasn’t done in his WWE career. However, on the May 29 edition of Raw, he was confronted with one of the few still left on the list — defeat Seth Rollins in one-on-one competition.
Not yet reunited under the banner of The Shield, the two former WWE Champions absolutely tore the house down. Despite Rollins’ unique blend of offense keeping Reigns reeling for large portions of the bout, The Big Dog protected his yard and added another impressive accomplishment to his ever-growing collection.
13: Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus — Raw Tag Team Championship Match (WWE No Mercy)
This match instantly became iconic for the catapult from Dean Ambrose that sent Cesaro mouth-first into the steel turnbuckle, pushing The Swiss Cyborg’s teeth into his upper jaw. Cesaro somehow battled through the pain, and his tenacity seemed to send all four Superstars into a different gear. The Bar took control with some excellent teamwork, but a creative move by Ambrose to play possum set the challengers up for a fatal mistake, causing Sheamus to inadvertently Brogue Kick his partner.
The two teams gave everything — including Cesaro’s two front teeth — but nothing would stop the reunited Ambrose and Rollins.
10: Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz — Triple Threat Match (Raw, May 1)
Three challengers. Two uninvited ringside guests. One path to the Intercontinental Championship. Finn Bálor, Seth Rollins and The Miz blew the roof off of Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center with this stunning three-way fight that was taken to the next level when fate, in the form of Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe, intervened on The Awesome One’s behalf.