WWE Cyber Sunday

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Cyber Sunday was an annual professional wrestling Pay-Per-View event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In 2004 and 2005, the event was known as Taboo Tuesday[1] and was exclusive to the Raw brand.

During the event's "Taboo Tuesday" years, it was the first regularly-scheduled pay-per-view held by the company on a Tuesday since 1991's This Tuesday in Texas, the first regularly-scheduled non-Sunday pay-per-view since the 1994 Survivor Series, and the first non-Sunday pay-per-view of any kind since In Your House 8: Beware of Dog 2 in 1996. The inaugural event was held in October, and the 2005 event was pushed back to early November. By 2006 the show was moved to a more traditional Sunday night slot—alleviating problems with the taping schedule of SmackDown! (usually held on Tuesdays)—and renamed Cyber Sunday.

The most distinctive feature of Cyber Sunday is the ability for fans to vote on certain aspects of every match. The voting typically begins in the middle of an episode of Raw a few weeks beforehand and ends during the pay-per-view, often moments before the match is slated to begin. Because of this, Cyber Sunday is billed as an "interactive pay-per-view". For the first four events, voting was made online through WWE.com, with the official tag line for the PPV being "Log On. Take Over." In 2008 however, this was replaced by votes through text messaging but this is only available to United States mobile carriers. However, the match between The Undertaker and The Big Show was made universal, as fans were allowed to vote for the match stipulation on WWE.com.

In 2009, the event's Pay-Per-View slot was replaced by Bragging Rights.[2] However, the fan interaction aspects of the pay-per-view have since been incorporated into WWE Raw as WWEActive (originally RawActive) for most Raw episodes.

Cyber Sunday dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Super Tuesday November 12, 2002 Fleet Center
Verizon Wireless Arena
Boston
Manchester, New Hampshire
Triple H, Chris Jericho, Christian, and 3-Minute Warning (Rosey and Jamal) vs. Rob Van Dam, Kane, Booker T, Bubba Ray Dudley and Jeff Hardy in a Ten-man tag team match
Taboo Tuesday (2004) October 19, 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match
Taboo Tuesday (2005) November 1, 2005 San Diego, California iPayOne Center Ric Flair (c) vs. Triple H in a Steel Cage match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship
Cyber Sunday (2006) November 5, 2006 Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena King Booker (c) vs. WWE Champion John Cena vs. ECW World Champion Big Show in a "Champion of Champions" Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Cyber Sunday (2007) October 28, 2007 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center Batista (c) vs. The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship (with Steve Austin as the special guest referee)
Cyber Sunday (2008) October 26, 2008 Phoenix, Arizona US Airways Center Chris Jericho (c) vs. Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship (with Steve Austin as the special guest referee)
Had Jericho been disqualified or counted out, he would have lost the title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyber Sunday Pay-per-view History". WWE. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Preview:WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena (Anything Goes Iron Man Match)". WWE. Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-05. Find out when the first-ever WWE Bragging Rights airs Sunday, Oct. 25 live on pay-per view. 

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