The 15 best pay-per-views ever

#2 Money in the Bank 2011

The second annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view may have been the most talked about in WWE history. Leading into the event, CM Punk vowed to leave his hometown of Chicago — and WWE — with the WWE Title in hand. The Straight Edge Superstar’s WWE contract was expiring, leaving fans to wonder what would happen if Punk did, indeed, win.

The tension in the Allstate Arena was palpable, with Windy City natives eager to see their hometown hero challenge John Cena. In the lead up to that epic showdown, sixteen Superstars clashed in two Money in the Bank Ladder Matches, with Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio emerging from the wreckage with the coveted contracts in hand.

Highlights: SmackDown Money in the Bank | Orton vs. Christian | Punk vs. Cena

The crowd erupted when Punk hit the ring for the main event, while showering Cena in boos. Not knowing what to expect, the Chicago faithful, and millions around the world, were in disbelief as Punk defeated Cena, grabbed the title, blew Mr. McMahon a kiss and ran off into the Chicago night with his prize.