WWE New Year's Revolution

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Not to be confused with the XPW event of the same name.

New Year's Revolution
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Promotion(s) WWE
First event New Year's Revolution (2005)
Last event New Year's Revolution (2007)
Official New Year's Revolution logo

New Year's Revolution was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event, that was produced every January by the American professional wrestling promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The event was created in 2005, with its inaugural event produced in January of that year. To coincide with the brand extension, the event was made exclusive to the Raw brand throughout the event's history.

New Year's Revolution was removed from the WWE schedule when they reduced the number of PPVs per year.

History[edit]

New Year's Revolution was a pay-per-view (PPV) event consisting of a main event and undercard that featured championship matches and other various bouts. The first New Year's Revolution took place on January 9, 2005 and aired live on PPV.[1] The main event was an Elimination Chamber match, a special professional wrestling match type promoted on rare occasions in WWE. The Elimination Chamber is 16-feet-high and weighs 10-tons. It is composed of two miles of chain, steel grating, and plexiglas pods (which contain the individual wrestlers).[2] The 2006 event also featured an Elimination Chamber match as the main event.[3] Later that year, however, the annual Elimination Chamber match was moved to December to Dismember and was made ECW-exclusive.[4] After its 2006 return, the December to Dismember event was canceled in 2007, and the Elimination Chamber matches were moved once again to the No Way Out event.[5][6] The New Year's Revolution event was then canceled in 2008.

In 2002, WWE held a draft that split its roster into two distinctive brands of wrestling, Raw and SmackDown,[7] and ECW later in 2006.[8] Before the draft, matches featured wrestlers from the roster without any limitations; after the draft, however, matches consisted only of wrestlers from their distinctive brands. The first New Year's Revolution event which took place on January 9, 2005. New Year's Revolution was exclusive to the Raw brand. After three years of being produced as a brand-exclusive event, New Year's Revolution (2007) was the final New Year's Revolution event.

At the final New Year's Revolution in 2007, the main event was a singles match for the WWE Championship between John Cena and Umaga, which Cena won to retain the title.[9]

Reception[edit]

The 2005 event never reached Billboard.com's top ten list for Recreational Sports DVDs. The first week the event appeared on the Billboard chart, it ranked 19th.[10] The following week, the event ranked 17th, only to drop off the chart the next week.[11] The 2006 event ranked third on its first week in the chart's top ten list.[12] The following week, the DVD reached second on the list, and remained in the top ten for five weeks until the week of April 8, 2006, when the event dropped to 11th.[13][14] The 2007 event ranked second in its first week in the top ten.[15] The DVD remained in the top ten for four weeks until the week of March 31, 2007, when it ranked 11th.[16]

Canadian Online Explorer's professional wrestling section rated the 2005 event a three out of ten stars. The main event was rated a seven out of ten stars.[17] The 2006 event was given a rating of three out of ten stars also, with the main event being rated six out of ten stars.[18] The 2007 event was rated six out of ten stars, the highest a New Year's Revolution event has been rated. The main event was given a six out of ten stars rating, the same as the previous year's main event.[19]

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main event(s)
1 New Year's Revolution (2005) January 9, 2005[1][17][20] San Juan, Puerto Rico[1][17][20] Coliseo de Puerto Rico, José Miguel Agrelot[1][17][20] Triple H vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Edge in an Elimination Chamber match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels served as the special guest referee
[1][17][20]
2 New Year's Revolution (2006) January 8, 2006[3][18][21] Albany, New York[3][18][21] Pepsi Arena[3][18][21] John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Carlito vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Masters vs. Kane in an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Edge for the WWE Championship (Edge's Money in the Bank cash-in match)
3 New Year's Revolution (2007) January 7, 2007[9][19][22] Kansas City, Missouri[9][19][22] Kemper Arena[9][19][22] John Cena (c) vs. Umaga for the WWE Championship[9][19][22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "New Year's Revolution 2005 Results". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2005-01-09. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  2. ^ "The Elimination Chamber's history of destruction". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d "New Years Revolution 2006". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2006-01-08. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  4. ^ Tello, Craig (2006-12-03). "Mission accomplished". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  5. ^ Clayton, Corey (2008-02-17). "The Game gets his title match at WrestleMania". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  6. ^ Dee, Louie (2008-02-17). "The Deadman doubles down". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  7. ^ "WWE Entertainment To Make RAW and SMACKDOWN Distinct Television Brands". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. 2002-05-27. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  8. ^ "WWE Launches ECW as Third Brand". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. 2006-05-25. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "New Years Revolution 2007". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2008-07-29. [dead link]
  10. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2005". Billboard.com. 2005-07-29. 
  11. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2005". Billboard.com. 2005-08-05. 
  12. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2006". Billboard.com. 2006-03-04. 
  13. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2006". Billboard.com. 2006-03-11. 
  14. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2006". Billboard.com. 2006-04-08. 
  15. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2007". Billboard.com. 2007-03-03. 
  16. ^ "WWE: New Year's Revolution 2007". Billboard.com. 2007-03-31. 
  17. ^ a b c d e Tylwalk, Nick (2005-01-09). "No Revolution: Triple H prevails". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  18. ^ a b c d Martin, Adam (2006-01-08). "Edge surprise champ after Revolution". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  19. ^ a b c d e Plummer, Dale (2007-01-07). "Cena retains, Triple H injured at Revolution". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  20. ^ a b c d Martin, Adam (2005-01-09). "New Year's Revolution (RAW) PPV Results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  21. ^ a b c "New Year's Revolution (RAW) PPV Results". WrestleView. 2006-01-08. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  22. ^ a b c d Martin, Adam (2007-01-07). "New Year's Revolution PPV Results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 

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