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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Backlash 2007

WWE: Backlash 2007
April 29, 2007
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Santino Marella (4/16/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: The Hardy Boyz (4/2/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (4/24/2007)
ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (12/3/2006)
World Heavyweight Champion: The Undertaker (4/1/2007)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Deuce & Domino (4/20/2007)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (04.23.07)

WWE: RAW
April 23, 2007
London, England
Earls Court

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Santino Marella (4/16/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: The Hardy Boyz (4/2/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (04.02.07)

WWE: RAW
April 2, 2007
Dayton, OH
Nutter Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE WrestleMania 23

WWE: WrestleMania 23
April 1, 2007
Detroit, MI
Ford Field

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)
ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (12/3/2006)
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

From the Figure Four Weekly dated April 9, 2007:

Between pay-per-view revenue, live attendance and merchandise, this show should gross in the neighborhood of $46 million. WWE claimed 80,103 fans from 24 countries paid $5.38 million to attend. The gate is legit and it is a new company record. I cannot confirm the attendance, but they had sold all 70,000 available tickets in the weeks before the show and more were released in the final seven days. I believe the building was set up for 75,000, but they were also selling SRO (standing-room only) tickets, so that number may be legit. It likely broke the attendance set at WrestleMania III of 78,000 fans, which the company inflated to 93,173 and has since become part of legend. The most-attended WWE show in history remains the 1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium, which drew 80,355. The biggest gate in wrestling history remains the Antonio Inoki retirement show in 1998 which made over $7 million at the Tokyo Dome. WrestleMania XXIII will likely do around $1 million in merchandise, and the expected 740,000 domestic buys would net the company $22 million. It should be noted that it still falls below the December 30, 2006 Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz fight both in the gate ($5.4 million, which is actually fantastically impressive because that show only drew 1/6 the attendance) and the domestic buyrate (1.05 million buys). Worldwide, WWE should pull in 1.2 million buys.

They replay Vince McMahon’s introduction of Aretha Franklin from WrestleMania 3 as she returns to sing the National Anthem.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Friday Night Smackdown (03.30.07)

WWE: Friday Night Smackdown
March 30, 2007
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Michael Cole and JBL.
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WWF: Raw is War (06.29.98)

WWF: Raw is War
June 29, 1998
Cleveland, OH
Gund Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Kane (6/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

They kick off the show with EXCITING STILL SHOTS from last night at the King of the Ring set to commentary from Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler as they announced the *brand new* WWF champion – KANE!

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: ECW on Sci-Fi (03.27.07)

ECW on Sci-Fi
March 27, 2007
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena


TRUMPED!: Last night on RAW, Mr. McMahon stole a victory over Bobby Lashley. Tonight, Lashley and Mr. McMahon will have their final showdown between now and the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23! Now let the bodies hit the floor. (VIDEO INCLUDED BELOW~!)

Your hosts are Joey Styles and Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Raw (03.26.07)

WWE: RAW
March 26, 2007
Chicago, IL
AllState Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: Raw is War (06.22.98)

WWF: Raw is War
June 22, 1998
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TONIGHT: Paul Bearer will be joining us from his home – via satellite!

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Michael Cole.
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WWF: Raw is War (06.01.98)

WWF: Raw is War
June 1, 1998
Chicago, IL
Rosemont Horizon

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

At the start of the show, they air a montage highlighting the main event of last night’s Over the Edge PPV with Vince McMahon narrating his own biased account of what went down. Considering Vince used to narrate the happenings of PPVs past just like he’s doing here for the following night on RAW, this was an excellent attempt at anti-Stone Cold Steve Austin propaganda.

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