11. Kevin Nash Ends The Summer Of Punk
The Summer of Punk was one of the most exciting times in recent WWE history, and the angle which lured many lapsed fans back to wrestling. Punk's feud with John Cena was a masterstroke in blurring the traditional heel/babyface lines, and established the Chicago native as "the voice of the voiceless" - or the disillusioned masses who were sick of WWE's stagnant, Cena-centric direction.
If Money In The Bank represented the peak of the storyline, SummerSlam 2011 was the beginning of the end. Having dubiously fended off Cena in a controversial rematch (with Triple H there as bungling special guest referee), Punk was jumped by none other than...Kevin Nash?!?
Although he returned at the 2011 Royal Rumble (as Diesel), Nash hadn't been a consistent part of the WWE roster since mid-2003. To say he was irrelevant would be an understatement, especially next to the new and cutting-edge Punk.
Nash's attack allowed for Alberto Del Rio to cash in his MITB contract, robbing one of the hottest angles in years of all momentum. The amount of potential WWE wasted in a single moment was almost impressive.