The 50 greatest WWE Championship Matches ever!

#20 Rey Mysterio vs. John Cena: Raw (July 25, 2011)

The night of Rey Mysterio’s WWE debut, he launched himself from the top of a steel cage to come to the aid of two blue-chippers. The first was Edge. Mysterio finally battled the second in 2011 when he defended the WWE Title — which he won earlier that night — against John Cena.

The contrast of styles between two of WWE’s most enduring fan favorites lent itself to a Raw classic. Mysterio’s acrobatic springboard moonsaults and Cena’s spin-out powerbomb offered something for everyone. The Ultimate Underdog even attempted an STF on Cena.

When Mysterio went for a deciding 619, the Cenation leader quickly turned around and caught him in the Attitude Adjustment for the victory. The Ultimate Underdog’s championship reign lasted only minutes, but leave it to Mysterio to make his one WWE Title defense a classic. — J.L.

Relive the night when the daredevil took on the powerhouse