4. Winning Money In The Bank (WrestleMania 21)
At first glance, the inaugural Money in the Bank ladder match kinda felt like a way to just shoehorn six wrestlers without feuds onto WrestleMania somehow. While that's partially true, the end result was arguably the greatest briefcase-based Ladder Match ever, with some truly inventive moments (like Shelton Benjamin's hands-free ladder ascent).
But it was Edge who ended up with the briefcase, seizing the moment after cracking Chris Benoit's injured arm with a steel chair.
With the victory came the transmogrification into the "Rated R Superstar", the opportunistic villain that took advantage of any sign of weakness in his rivals, exploiting them for championship glory. Nine months later, Edge finally reached WWE's summit.