5 Most Shocking Wins in WWE History

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Jinder Mahal just rocked the WWE Universe with a shocking win, capturing the WWE Championship. What other wins in WWE history compare with this one?

Once in a while in the WWE, there are moments that shake the very foundation of the WWE Universe. Whether it’s a game changing appearance from a recent signee. Or the return of a beloved superstar. However, nothing quite blows away fans more than the shocking wins that come out of left field.

Last night at Backlash the world witnessed one of those moments when, “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal, shocked the Allstate Arena by beating Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Yes, the same Jinder Mahal that was jobbing out to Mojo Rawley, Big Cass, and Finn Balor at the beginning of the year. Yes, the same Jinder Mahal that was in 3MB! This is the WWE world we live in now. Smackdown Live!  is really the land of opportunity. Although that was unexpected, there are five other wins that sent fans into a frenzy. Let’s take a look at the five most shocking wins in WWE history.

5. Shelton Benjamin Pins Triple H

It was March of 2004 and Shelton Benjamin was just drafted to RAW. He was a very talented wrestler finally on his own as a singles competitor. As a welcome to his new show, Benjamin was jumped by Triple H in the back. He asked for a match and he was put in the main event against The Game. Going into the match the feeling was that Shelton couldn’t possibly last in the ring with the more experienced Triple H.

However, the match was highly entertaining and competitive with both men nearly pinning the other. Triple H had Ric Flair in his corner causing some distractions, but then Chris Benoit would come out to even the playing field.  After some more good wrestling and near falls, an outside altercation between Flair and Benoit caught the attention of Triple H. This opportunity was enough for Shelton to capitalize. He hit The Game with a corner splash and rolled him up for the win. The crowd went crazy! No one expected Triple H, a multi-time world champion, to fall to the newcomer Shelton Benjamin. This shocking win launched Shelton to the mid-card scene and set him up for multiple single’s titles.