WWE.com: The 50 Greatest Matches In Raw History Re-Ranked

#50. John Cena, Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels vs. Christian, Tomko & Chris Jericho (June 27, 2005)
In a special Six-Man Tag Team Match on the June 27, 2005, episode of Monday Night Raw, three generations united as John Cena lived the dream of many WWE Superstars and fans by teaming up with Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels.

In a battle against Christian, Tomko and Chris Jericho, HBK surprised Cena with their partner, The Hulkster. The match stands out as a true milestone in Raw’s history as three of WWE’s biggest Superstars of all time successfully joined forces. Hulk Hogan even paid tribute to Cena after The Hulkster dropped Tomko with a clothesline and performed the Cenation leader’s trademark taunt, “You can’t see me!”

Hogan, Michaels and Cena were victorious and following the contest, Cena and HBK stood in the ring and posed with The Immortal One.


#48. Booker T & Goldust vs. Christian & Chris Jericho: World Tag Team Championship Match (Dec. 23, 2002)
The electric Oklahoma City crowd added a big exclamation point to arguably one of the best tag team matches to ever take place on Raw. Full of exhilarating near pinfalls and hot tags, World Tag Team Champions Booker T & Goldust tangled with Chris Jericho & Christian for 17 minutes before the champs found a way to survive with their titles intact.

From the get-go, it was clear how motivated Goldust was for this bout. Jericho had tried to convince The Bizarre One that he was the weak link and damage his self-confidence. Instead, it fired him up. As the match reached its climax, the referee had trouble keeping track of who the legal men really were, as bodies went flying left and right. At one point, it seemed like Goldust was going to tap while he was trapped in the Walls of Jericho, but thanks to a nice save from his partner, he escaped and seized the chance to show Jericho up one-on-one by notching a surprise reversal for the victory.


#38. Christian vs. Rob Van Dam: Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match (Sept. 29, 2003)
Two of WWE’s most seasoned Ladder Match competitors collided in the high-risk environment in September 2003, when Rob Van Dam and Christian battled over Captain Charisma’s Intercontinental Title.

From the beginning, it was RVD’s athleticism against Christian’s cunning as Van Dam launched his educated feet the way most competitors throw punches, while the champion targeted his opponent’s lower back to keep him grounded. Captain Charisma’s game plan was wise and very well may have worked on any ordinary Superstar. Of course, Rob Van Dam isn’t an ordinary Superstar. In the end, RVD executed his trademark Five-Star Frog Splash onto Christian from the very top of a ladder positioned in the corner of the ring. Most competitors would have reported to the nearest chiropractor to have their spines realigned after a maneuver like that. Van Dam simply rose to his feet, climbed the ladder and unhooked the Intercontinental Title to become the new champion.


#15. TLC IV (Oct. 7, 2002)
By autumn 2002, one match had earned such an aura amongst WWE fans that three letters were enough to drive them into a frenzy of anticipation — TLC. Made legend by the teams of Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz in two highlight reels that stand as a testament to the ability and tenacity of WWE’s best Superstars, the Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match made its Raw debut on Oct. 7, 2002, with World Tag Team Champion Kane (without his partner, The Hurricane) defending against Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley, Christian & Chris Jericho, and Jeff Hardy & Rob Van Dam.

Named the best match of the first 10 years of Raw in 2003, the fourth TLC Match in WWE history saw Spike launched out of the ring and through a table by Christian, Jericho flung from the top rung all the way to the arena floor, and Christian unceremoniously dumped tailbone first onto the stiff edge of the steel ladder. Amid the wreckage of human bodies, The Devil’s Favorite Demon singlehandedly won the bout after chokeslamming Jericho off the ladder before grabbing both titles.