5 memorable championship celebration attacks in WWE 

Triple H and World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton on RAW in 2004
Triple H and World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton on RAW in 2004

Many WWE superstars have won championships over the years. Only a small number have been able to celebrate their achievement in style, whether on the very same night, or a few days later on Monday Night RAW or SmackDown.

There have been instances where celebrations have gone off without a hitch. Although there have been, on occasion, times where celebrations haven't gone quite according to plan. It is WWE after all.

Five memorable championship celebration attacks in WWE, in no particular order

#5 Randy Orton and Triple H on Monday Night RAW in 2004

In 2004, cracks began to form in Evolution that imploded when Randy Orton became the World Heavyweight Champion at SummerSlam. Orton earned his opportunity by winning a 20-man Battle Royal on RAW. Ultimately, he became the youngest world champion in WWE at the age of 24.

The following night on Monday Night RAW, Orton defended his newly won World Heavyweight title and came out victorious. After the match, his Evolution team mates Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista joined him in the ring. Batista got Orton up on his shoulders and they all began to celebrate.

Triple H raised his thumbs up at Orton showing his approval. Moments later, Triple H turned his thumb downward and Batista planted Orton down from his shoulders and the beat down began.

Triple H told Orton to hand over the World Heavyweight Championship, which he did not, so they went one-on-one at the next Unforgiven pay-per-view. Triple H won the title, largely thanks to interference from Evolution and Jonathan Coachman.

Triple H celebrated in style the following night at RAW with a large cake in the ring. It was a celebration fit for 'The Game'. There was an explosion from the large cake that was set-up in the ring, and Randy Orton appeared from it to ruin the party and get his revenge on his mentor.

It was part of a thrilling summer storyline between Triple H and Randy Orton. Two celebrations that didn't go according to plan. Orton's celebration with Triple H giving him the thumbs down is still a moment that is talked about today.

An iconic moment from WWE's Ruthless Aggression era, which also pushed Orton towards main-event status. Of course, Evolution's days in the WWE were numbered following this storyline, as Batista turned on Triple H just a few months later.

#4 Roman Reigns at WWE Survivor Series in 2015

It was a moment of celebration for WWE and Roman Reigns, as Reigns became WWE World Heavyweight Champion for the first time in his career. 'The Big Dog' won a tournament to win the vacant championship, defeating his Shield buddy Dean Ambrose in the finals.

After the match was over, Triple H came down to the ring to shake Roman Reigns' hand to congratulate him as confetti came down from the ceiling. Roman responded by delivering a spear to the COO.

Out of nowhere, Sheamus hit Reigns with a Brogue Kick and cashed-in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Sheamus picked up the win and became the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, much to the delight of Triple H.

Considering it was Reigns' first world championship win in WWE, the celebrations didn't last very long. It ultimately set-up a rivalry between 'The Big Dog' and 'The Game' which culminated at WrestleMania the following year with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line.

#3 Alexa Bliss on WWE Monday Night RAW in 2017

On the August 28, 2017 edition of Monday Night RAW, the WWE Raw Women's Championship was on the line. Sasha Banks was defending the championship against Alexa Bliss. Bliss defeated Banks to regain the title she had lost just eight days previous.

It was following the match that business picked up. Nia Jax, who had a somewhat hot and cold relationship with Alexa, came out to celebrate. She first inflicted more damage on Banks by performing a squash on her in the corner of the ring.

Bliss got on the top rope to celebrate, before Nia put her on her shoulders to parade around the ring.

Moments later, Jax fell back and turned on little Miss Bliss, thus immediately ending their friendship. It stunned the WWE Universe who cheered her actions, but it certainly had been brewing for a while.

The story between the two continued all the way up to until WrestleMania 34, where Nia Jax won her first-ever women's championship in WWE. It was a memorable storyline from WWE that year that stole the headlines on RAW.

#2 Seth Rollins on WWE Monday Night RAW in 2015

Seth Rollins faced John Cena in a Winner Takes All match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and United States Championship. It took place at the SummerSlam pay-per-view in 2015.

The following night at RAW, the Authority hosted a night of celebration for Seth Rollins becoming a double-champion. The Authority also decided to unveil a brand-new statue of "The Architect". The statue would go alongside many other WWE statues, including the late Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper.

The unveiling was all going to plan until the the curtain was removed and "The Icon" Sting was standing on the podium in place of the statue. This stunned The Authority and Seth Rollins. Sting began to attack Rollins and sent him crashing out of the ring.

A match between the two was then announced following the conclusion of the show, with the WWE World Heavyweight Title on the line. It would be Sting's last match in WWE, as he sustained an injury in the match which forced him to announce his retirement.

#1 Daniel Bryan at WWE SummerSlam in 2013

At WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view in 2013, Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It was another moment of celebration as confetti rained down following the conclusion of the match.

Leading into the match, John Cena hand-picked Daniel Bryan to be his opponent. The McMahon family disapproved of Bryan as they felt he wasn't their typical WWE champion.

Triple H, on the other hand, was pro-Bryan. Eventually, Triple H was named as the special guest referee for the match and Bryan went on to defeat Cena.

As the confetti continued to reign down following the match, Triple H raised Bryan's hand and then proceeded to deliver a Pedigree to Bryan. This stunned the WWE Universe. Out of nowhere, Randy Orton came down the aisle with his Money in the Bank briefcase and cashed-in to immediately end Daniel Bryan's celebrations.

This moment sparked the start of the YES! Movement, in which the WWE Universe was against The Authority for holding Daniel Bryan down. It became one of the most fan-participated storylines in the history of WWE that culminated at WrestleMania 30.

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Edited by Rohit Mishra
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