10. Daniel Bryan
Event: SmackDown (August 19, 2011)
Alberto del Rio recalled in a shoot interview that during an early match he had with Daniel Bryan, he accidentally punched Daniel Bryan and knocked him out cold. Del Rio wanted to stop the match, but the referee told him to continue. And eventually, Bryan regained consciousness and managed to wrap things up.
It’s difficult to find the exact spot that Del Rio is discussing. He mentions a commercial break in the match, which means it could be their Raw match on November 29, 2010. But there’s no obvious botched punch or knockout in the rerun (although WWE may have edited it out on the WWE Network).
But there is a strange moment during the August 19, 2011 episode of SmackDown, when Del Rio kicked Bryan in the head, and afterward, Bryan appears to go limp. Del Rio puts him in a hold, and it appears that the referee is checking in on him.
Watch it on the WWE Network. Could this be the match that Del Rio is referring to? Or maybe not. SmackDown matches were not aired live at the time, so maybe this was edited as well.