PJ Walker over Irwin R. Shyster
THAT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!
Every once in a while, wrestling fans will see a match result that is so surprising, they wouldn't have been able to predict it. Sure, it doesn't happen very often.... because if it did, it wouldn't be nearly as meaningful.
But every once in a great while, a wrestler (or tag team) are mismatched and by hook or by crook, they somehow manage to pull off the upset victory. The win sometimes then becomes the talk of the wrestling world, and the person who suffers the loss isn't necessarily to live the humiliation down.
In counting down the Top 50 Upset Victories, we looked at the following criteria:
How shocking was the development?
Did the match take place at a major show?
Was there a championship on the line that changed hands?
How significant was the upset victory, both at the time and historically?
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It's hard to Bo-Lieve today, but in January 2013, Bo Dallas was an NXT up-and-comer that made his main roster debut at the Royal Rumble. The following night, Wade Barrett (whom Dallas eliminated) challenged the rookie to a non-title match for his Intercontinental Title, with Dallas shockingly pulling off the win.