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TEN YEARS AFTER: Cyber Sunday 2006

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WWE: Cyber Sunday
November 5, 2006
Cincinnati, OH
US Bank Arena

The current RAW champs are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (10/2/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: The Spirit Squad (4/3/2006)
WWE Women’s Champion: Vacant (9/18/2006)

So there was this new PPV concept that WWE started in 2004 where they went – why don’t we let the fans choose stipulations to the matches and see how it goes? This was the age of American Idol and felt like a fresh idea. Since technology had finally made it easier than ever to make this work, why not give it a shot. Now whether or not the decisions were a work like everything else in wrestling is up for debate, but I think it’s always fun at least for the markiest of mark fans to think they are picking what they want to see. While the PPV started out as “Taboo Tuesday” in 2004, this is the first “Cyber Sunday” PPV. However, the concept did not produce dollar signs and was scrapped in 2008.

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

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 Saturday Night’s Main Event (07.15.06)

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WWE: Saturday Night’s Main Event
July 15, 2006
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Edge (7/3/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Johnny Nitro (6/25/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: The Spirit Squad (4/3/2006)
WWE Women’s Champion: Mickie James (4/2/2006)
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)

ECW World Championship: Big Show (7/4/2006)

Your hosts are the three teams of Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler (RAW), Michael Cole & JBL (SD!), and Joey Styles & Tazz (ECW).
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WWE: Elimination Chamber 2011

WWE: Elimination Chamber
February 20, 2011
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena

The current WWE champs were as follows:
WWE Champion: The Miz (11/19/2010)
WWE U.S. Champion: Daniel Bryan (9/19/2010)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (12/19/2010)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kofi Kingston (1/7/2011)

WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (12/6/2010)
WWE Divas Champion: Eve (1/30/2011)

Your hosts are Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, and…Booker T?! Cole is still calling Booker a five time world champ when he is in fact a SIX time world champ! *adjusts nerd glasses* Read the rest of this entry

WWE: Royal Rumble 2011

WWE: Royal Rumble
January 30,2011
Boston, MA
TD Garden

The current WWE champs were as follows:
WWE Champion: The Miz (11/19/2010)
WWE U.S. Champion: Daniel Bryan (9/19/2010)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (12/19/2010)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kofi Kingston (1/7/2011)

WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (12/6/2010)
WWE Divas Champion: Natalya (11/21/2010)

Since Kyle has reviewed three straight PPVs (WrestleMania-Extreme Rules-Over the Limit) and me being the crazy completist that I am, I’m planning to get us all up to date on the 2011 PPV reviews here at PDRwrestling.

Your hosts are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Matt Striker. Read the rest of this entry

Smackdown! (04.23.10)


WWE Smackdown
April 23, 2010
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena

FLASHBACK TO LAST WEEK: Jack Swagger defeats Edge and Chris Jericho in a triple-threat match. Afterwards, Jericho stomps Edge’s ankle in between the steps and the ring post. Jericho is a terrible, terrible man.

Your hosts are Todd Grisham & Matt Striker. Read the rest of this entry

Smackdown! (04.16.10)


WWE Smackdown
April 16, 2010
London, England
02 Arena

Your hosts are Todd Grisham & Matt Striker. Read the rest of this entry

Smackdown! (04.02.10)


WWE Smackdown
April 2, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Thomas & Mack Center

Your hosts are Todd Grisham & Matt Striker. Read the rest of this entry

Raw (03.29.10)


WWE Raw
March 29, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

They start off the show with the HBK-Taker highlight video set to music from the Titanic soundtrack.

Your hosts are Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

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