WWE Armageddon

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Armageddon
The WWE Armageddon logo circa 2008
The WWE Armageddon logo circa 2008
Information
Promotion(s) World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Raw
SmackDown
First event Armageddon (1999)
Last event Armageddon (2008)

Armageddon was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every December (with the exception of 2001, where the event was replaced with Vengeance) by WWE, a professional wrestling promotion based in Connecticut. The event was created in 1999, with its inaugural event taking place on December 12, 1999 at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. To coincide with the brand extension, the event was made exclusive to the SmackDown brand in 2004 (with the exception of 2003, when the event was made exclusive to the Raw brand). In 2007, to follow the format of WrestleMania, all PPV events became tri-branded. The final event was held in 2008, with TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs replacing Armageddon in 2009.[1]

History[edit]

Armageddon was a pay-per-view (PPV) event consisting of a main event and undercard that featured championship matches and other various matches. The first Armageddon event took place on December 12, 1999 at the National Car Rental Center and aired live on PPV. The event was replaced by Vengeance in 2001 due to the September 11 attacks; WWE felt that the name of the event would offend victims of the attacks.

In 2002, WWF was court ordered to change their name, which resulted in the promotion changing its name to WWE.[2] Later that year, WWE held a draft that split its roster into two distinctive brands of wrestling, Raw and SmackDown,[3] and ECW in 2006.[4] Before the draft, matches featured wrestlers from the roster without any limitations; after the draft, matches only consisted of wrestlers from their distinctive brands. The first Armageddon event to be produced under the WWE banner and with roster limitations was Armageddon, which took place on December 15, 2002. The following year, WWE announced that PPV events, excluding WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and the Royal Rumble, would be made exclusive to each brand; Armageddon was made exclusive to the SmackDown brand (the event was however made exclusive to Raw in 2003 before soon changing to SmackDown). After three years of being produced as a brand exclusive event, Armageddon (2006) was the final Armageddon event that was brand exclusive, as WWE announced that PPV events from then on would feature all three brands of WWE.[5] WWE Armageddon 2005 Final Current Blur-ray WWE Armageddon 2005 Logo Circa Current

Dates and venues[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event
1 Armageddon December 12, 1999 Sunrise, Florida National Car Rental Center[6] Triple H vs. Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match[7]
2 Armageddon December 10, 2000 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center[8] Kurt Angle (c) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Rikishi in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship[9]
3 Armageddon December 15, 2002 Sunrise, Florida Office Depot Center[10] Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Triple H in a Three Stages of Hell match for the World Heavyweight Championship[11]
4 Armageddon December 14, 2003 Orlando, Florida TD Waterhouse Centre[12] Goldberg (c) vs. Triple H vs. Kane in a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship[13]
5 Armageddon December 12, 2004 Duluth, Georgia Gwinnett Center[14] John "Bradshaw" Layfield (c) vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. The Undertaker vs. Booker T in a Fatal four-way match for the WWE Championship[15]
6 Armageddon December 18, 2005 Providence, Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts Center[16] The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton (with Bob Orton) in a Hell in a Cell match[17]
7 Armageddon December 17, 2006 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum Batista and John Cena vs. King Booker's Court (Finlay and King Booker) (with Queen Sharmell) in a tag team match[18]
8 Armageddon December 16, 2007 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mellon Arena Batista (c) vs. Edge vs. The Undertaker in a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship[19]
9 Armageddon December 14, 2008 Buffalo, New York HSBC Arena Edge (c) vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preview:Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. D-Generation X (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-11-24. "Although the innovative, new WWE pay-per-view will feature matches utilizing ladders, tables and chairs, the Unified Tag Team Title Match will be the one battle that will incorporate all three." 
  2. ^ "World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Drops The "F" To Emphasize the "E" for Entertainment". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. May 6, 2002. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  3. ^ "WWE Entertainment To Make RAW and SMACKDOWN Distinct Television Brands". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. May 27, 2002. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  4. ^ "WWE Launches ECW as Third Brand". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. May 25, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  5. ^ "WWE Pay-Per-Views To Follow WrestleMania Formula". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. March 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Armageddon (1999) Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Armageddon (1999) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  8. ^ "Armageddon (2000) Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  9. ^ "Armageddon (2000) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  10. ^ "Armageddon (2002) Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  11. ^ "Armageddon (2002) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  12. ^ "Armageddon (2003) Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  13. ^ "Armageddon (2003) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  14. ^ "Armageddon (2004) Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  15. ^ "Armageddon (2004) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  16. ^ "Armageddon (2005) Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  17. ^ "Armageddon (2005) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  18. ^ "Armageddon (2006) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  19. ^ "Armageddon (2007) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  20. ^ "Armageddon (2008) Main Event Synopsis". WWE. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 

WWE Armageddon 2005 Logo Circa Current

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