5 biggest "Mystery Attacker" storylines in WWE history
Professional Wrestling has seen its fair share of legendary storylines that have wowed the fans for decades on end. Whether it be Austin vs McMahon, Hogan's reign as WWE Champion in the 80s, or Brock Lesnar's path of destruction in recent memory, there's no dearth of memorable angles in the storied history of WWE.
One of the most repeated and mimicked storylines of all time is the "mystery attacker" angle. Over the course of the past several decades, we have seen this storyline done on many occasions, and some of them have become etched into the minds of pro-wrestling fans. Recently, we saw the storyline on an episode of SmackDown Live. The Big Dog Roman Reigns was passing through a backstage area, when a structure fell on him. Thankfully, Reigns narrowly escaped and seemed to be fine. Let's dive down memory lane and take a look at 5 greatest "mystery attacker" storylines in WWE history.
#5 Johnny Gargano shocks the NXT fans
Back in 2018, Johnny Gargano's character began taking a turn towards the dark. He started showing signs of instability, and the persona began taking over during his matches. At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, Johnny Gargano was set to compete in a Triple Threat Match for the NXT title, alongside Aleister Black and Tommaso Ciampa. Black was later found unconscious in a parking lot and was unable to compete in the match. This prompted WWE to change the bout to a Last Man Standing Match, with Gargano losing the same.
Later, Gargano was revealed as the mystery attacker of Black, and turned heel in the process. He superkicked an unsuspecting Black in front of William Regal and uttered the words: "I'm right here."
The two Superstars met at NXT TakeOver: WarGames II, with Black coming out on top in the end.