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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE No Way Out 2007

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WWE: No Way Out
February 18, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center

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: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are a sickly Michael Cole and a drunken JBL.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Friday Night Smackdown (02.16.07)

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WWE: Friday Night Smackdown
February 16, 2007
Seattle, WA
Key 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: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

NOTE: This is the WWE Network version so you can all follow along.

TONIGHT: On the go-home show for No Way Out, RAW invades Smackdown as John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Edge, and Randy Orton are all here! While Cena and Michaels battle Mr. Kennedy and MVP, Edge and Randy Orton will face the Undertaker and Batista!

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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Royal Rumble 2007

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WWE: Royal Rumble
January 28, 2007
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (11/13/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: Edge & Randy Orton (11/13/2006)
WWE Women’s Champion: Mickie James (11/26/2006)
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: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole and JBL, and Joey Styles and Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Armageddon 2006

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WWE: Armageddon
December 17, 2006
Richmond, VA
Richmond Coliseum

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: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are Michael Cole and JBL.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Survivor Series 2006

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WWE: Survivor Series
November 26, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
Wachovia Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (11/13/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: Edge & Randy Orton (11/13/2006)
WWE Women’s Champion: Lita (11/5/2006)
ECW World Championship: Big Show (7/4/2006)
World Heavyweight Champion: King Booker (7/23/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole & JBL.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE No Mercy 2006

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WWE: No Mercy
October 8, 2006
Raleigh, NC
RBC Center

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: King Booker (7/23/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Mr. Kennedy (9/1/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are Michael Cole and JBL.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE The Great American Bash 2006

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WWE: The Great American Bash
July 23, 2006
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (4/2/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Finlay (7/14/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)


WEIRD NIGHT FOR WRESTLING: So FOUR matches on this PPV have been forced to be changed by no fault in WWE’s booking. First, we’ll talk about the US title rematch between the new champ Finlay and the man he beat for the title Bobby Lashley who happens to be the up and coming guy that Vince has gotten behind and wants to push all the way over the moon. At least that’s how it appeared in 2006. It was announced the day before the PPV that Bobby Lashley was being taken off the PPV because a test revealed he had “elevated liver enzymes” showing up in his blood. This can be caused by a variety of different things namely medications like antibiotics, it can come about through drinking too much alcohol, scary things like hepatitis, even by just taking something innocuous like herbal supplements. Oh, I almost forgot, you can have elevated liver enzymes from STEROID USE as well. Now of course since he’s being pushed over the moon and well into outer space, Lashley has never failed a test for steroids in WWE. Too bad I can’t find any images of how Bobby Lashley looked before he signed a WWE contract.

If that wasn’t bad for the Smackdown brand, Mark Henry was injured with a torn patella tendon on Saturday Night’s Main Event just a week before the Bash. He was scheduled to wrestle a returning Batista tonight in a big revenge match since Henry was the man who put Batista out of action in the first place six months earlier.

The Great Khali was set to debut his own gimmick match on this show – the Punjabi Prison match – with the Undertaker after pinning him WITH ONE FOOT ON HIS CHEST two months ago at Judgment Day when it was announced that Khali was being pulled from the show for having a liver problem.

And to top it all off, Super Crazy was originally planned to face Gregory Helms over the Cruiserweight title in a rematch from Judgment Day and gets pulled from the show for also having “elevated liver enzymes”. I didn’t know elevated liver enzymes was contagious.

Let’s see how this puppy turns out though with all these last minute changes.

Your hosts are Michael Cole & JBL. They still talk like the Great Khali is going to wrestle tonight. They stress that the Undertaker has no idea what the Punjabi Prison match is all about and neither do we at this point.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Judgment Day 2006

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WWE: Judgment Day
May 21, 2006
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (4/2/2006)
WWE U.S. Champion: JBL (4/2/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (12/30/2005)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

One of my favorite themes for one of my favorite wrestlers who has yet to debut in WWE is the official song of the show tonight. “This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage.

Your hosts are Michael Cole and Tazz.
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WCW Hardcore Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Norman Smiley Brian Knobbs 11/21/1999 Mayhem[1]
Brian Knobbs Norman Smiley 1/12/2000 Thunder
Bam Bam
Bigelow
Brian Knobbs 2/7/2000 Monday Nitro
Brian Knobbs (2) Bam Bam
Bigelow
2/20/2000 Superbrawl 2000
3 Count Brian Knobbs 2/28/2000 Monday Nitro[2]
Brian Knobbs (3) 3 Count 3/19/2000 UnCeNSoReD[3]
Terry Funk Norman Smiley 4/16/2000 Spring Stampede[4]
Shane Douglas Terry Funk 5/22/2000 Monday Nitro
Terry Funk (2) Shane Douglas 5/24/2000 Thunder[5]
Eric Bischoff Terry Funk 6/5/2000 Monday Nitro
The Mamalukes 6/7/2000 Thunder[6]
Big Vito (2) Johnny the Bull 6/19/2000 Monday Nitro[7]
Lance Storm Big Vito 7/24/2000 Monday Nitro[8]
Carl Oulette 7/24/2000 Monday Nitro[9]
Norman Smiley
(2)
Carl Oulette 8/14/2000 Monday Nitro[10]
Reno Sgt. AWOL 10/2/2000 Monday Nitro[11]
Crowbar Reno 11/8/2000 Thunder
Terry Funk (3) Crowbar 12/17/2000 Starrcade
Meng Terry Funk 1/14/2001 Sin[12]
In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title is retired because the WWF already had a hardcore title at the time.

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Hardcore champion.
[2]: All three members of 3 Count (Shannon Moore, Shane Helms and Evan Karagias) pinned Knobbs simultaneously to win the title.
[3]: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
[4]: Due to the Hardcore title being vacant, Terry Funk and Norman Smiley were chosen to compete and the winner would capture the title.
[5]: This was a handicap match with Funk and Smiley taking on Shane Douglas. Terry Funk scored the pinfall and therefore regained the title.
[6]: Bischoff awarded the WCW Hardcore title to both Johnny the Bull and Big Vito of the Mamalukes tag team and deemed them as co-champions.
[7]: Vito pinned Johnny the Bull to become the undisputed WCW Hardcore champion.
[8]: When Lance Storm won the title, he changed the name of the belt to the Saskatchewan Hardcore International title. Turn it into an acronym, and you’ll see the joke.
[9]: Storm awarded the belt to fellow Canadian Carl Oulette to make him the new champion.
[10]: Acting WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders vacated the title and started up a tournament.
[11]: This was a tournament final. Sgt. AWOL actually won the match, but acting WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders overturned the decision and gave the belt to Reno.
[12]: The belt became vacant once Meng left for the WWF to appear at the Royal Rumble. With Meng’s departure from the company, WCW basically abandoned the belt.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WCW World Cruiserweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Brian Pillman Richard Morton 10/27/1991 Halloween Havoc[1]
Jushin Liger Brian Pillman 12/25/1991 Atlanta, GA
Brian Pillman (2) Jushin Liger 2/29/1992 Superbrawl II
Scotty Flamingo Brian Pillman 6/20/1992 Beach Blast
Brad Armstrong Scotty Flamingo 7/5/1992 Atlanta, GA[2]
Shinjiro Ohtani Wild Pegasus 3/20/1996 Japan[3]
Dean Malenko Shinjiro Ohtani 5/2/1996 Worldwide
Rey Mysterio Dean Malenko 7/8/1996 Monday Nitro
Dean Malenko (2) Rey Mysterio 10/27/1996 Halloween Havoc
Ultimo Dragon Dean Malenko 12/29/1996 Starrcade
Dean Malenko (3) Ultimo Dragon 1/21/1997 Clash 34
Syxx Dean Malenko 2/23/1997 Superbrawl VII
Chris Jericho Syxx 6/28/1997 Saturday Nitro
Alex Wright Chris Jericho 7/28/1997 Monday Nitro
Chris Jericho (2) Alex Wright 8/16/1997 Saturday Night
Eddie Guerrero Chris Jericho 9/14/1997 Fall Brawl
Rey Mysterio (2) Eddie Guerrero 10/26/1997 Halloween Havoc
Eddie Guerrero (2) Rey Mysterio 11/10/1997 Monday Nitro
Ultimo Dragon (2) Eddie Guerrero 12/29/1997 Monday Nitro
Juventud Guerrera Ultimo Dragon 1/8/1998 Thunder
Rey Mysterio (3) Juventud Guerrera 1/15/1998 Thunder
Chris Jericho (3) Rey Mysterio 1/24/1998 Souled Out
Dean Malenko (4) Chris Jericho 5/17/1998 Slamboree[4]
Chris Jericho (4) Dean Malenko 6/14/1998 Great
American Bash[5]
Juventud Guerrera (2) Chris Jericho 8/8/1998 Road Wild[6]
Billy Kidman Juventud Guerrera 9/14/1998 Monday Nitro
Juventud Guerrera (3) Billy Kidman 11/16/1998 Monday Nitro
Billy Kidman (2) Juventud Guerrera 11/22/1998 World War III
Rey Mysterio (4) Billy Kidman 3/15/1999 Monday Nitro
Psychosis Rey Mysterio 4/19/1999 Monday Nitro[7]
Rey Mysterio (5) Psychosis 4/26/1999 Monday Nitro
Lenny Lane Rey Mysterio 8/19/1999 Thunder[8]
Disco Inferno Psychosis 10/4/1999 Monday Nitro[9]
Evan Karagias Disco Inferno 11/22/1999 Mayhem
Madusa Evan Karagias 12/19/1999 Starrcade
Oklahoma Madusa 1/16/2000 Souled Out[10]
The Artist Lash Leroux 2/20/2000 Superbrawl 2000[11]
Billy Kidman (3) The Artist 3/30/2000 Baltimore, MD
The Artist (2) Billy Kidman 3/31/2000 Pittsburgh, PA[12]
Chris Candido 4/16/2000 Spring
Stampede[13]
Crowbar & Daffney Chris Candido &
TammyLynnSytch
5/15/2000 Monday Nitro[14]
Daffney Crowbar 5/22/2000 Monday Nitro[15]
Lieutenant Loco Daffney 6/6/2000 Thunder[16]
Lance Storm Lieutenant Loco 7/31/2000 Monday Nitro
Elix Skipper 8/14/2000 Monday Nitro[17]
Mike Sanders Elix Skipper 10/2/2000 Monday Nitro[18]
Chavo Guerrero (2) Mike Sanders 12/4/2000 Thunder
Shane Helms Chavo Guerrero 3/18/2001 Greed
In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title becomes defended on WWE programming.
Billy Kidman (4) Gregory Helms 7/5/2001 Smackdown!
X-Pac (2) Billy Kidman 7/30/2001 Raw is War[19]
Billy Kidman (5) X-Pac 10/11/2001 Smackdown!
Tajiri Billy Kidman 10/22/2001 Raw[20]

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Light Heavyweight champion.
[2]: Armstrong vacated the title at the Clash of the Champions 20 on 9/2/1992 because of a knee injury. A tournament was scheduled to begin, but never happened and the title was dropped when Eric Bischoff took over WCW in March 1993.
[3]: This was a tournament final match to crown the first ever WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
[4]: Since Malenko could no longer challenge for the WCW World Cruiserweight title, he won a battle royal under Cicople’s mask to get a shot at Jericho and his title. Because of the way he won the title, Malenko was stripped of the belt on the 6/11/98 Thunder.
[5]: This was a match to determine a champion. Jericho won by disqualification, which still counts as a title win for him.
[6]: Dean Malenko served as the special guest referee in this match.
[7]: This was a four-way match which also included Juventud Guerrera and Blitzkrieg.
[8]: Lane was stripped of the belt because of his homosexual gimmick that made TBS uncomfortable.
[9]: Disco Inferno and Psychosis wrestled to crown a new WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
[10]: Oklahoma was forced to vacate the belt because he exceeded the weight limit requirements.
[11]: This was a tournament final.
[12]: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
[13]: Candido won a six-way match which also included The Artist, Juventud Guerrera, Shannon Moore, Lash Leroux and Crowbar.
[14]: Crowbar and Daffney defeated Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch in a mixed tag match to become co-champions.
[15]: Daffney defeated Crowbar to become the undisputed champion.
[16]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Disco Inferno.
[17]: Since Lance Storm was already the WCW U.S. champion and the WCW Hardcore champion, he awarded the WCW World Cruiserweight title to fellow Team Canada partner Elix Skipper.
[18]: Sanders and Kevin Nash defeated Elix Skipper in a handicap powerbomb match to win the belt.
[19]: With X-Pac’s WCW World Cruiserweight title win, this unified the belts with the WWF Light Heavyweight title.
[20]: With the demise of the Alliance at the Survivor Series PPV on 11/18/01, the title becomes known as the WWF Cruiserweight title.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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