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List of WWE pay-per-view events

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WrestleMania was one of the first and most successful pay-per-view events in the world. 75,167 fans attended the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for WrestleMania XXX (pictured), and it was the highest-grossing professional wrestling pay-per-view event in history.

This is a list of WWE pay-per-view events, detailing all professional wrestling cards promoted on pay-per-view by WWE.

WWE has broadcast pay-per-views since the 1980s, when its classic "Big Four" events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) were first established. The company's PPV lineup expanded to a monthly basis in the mid-1990s, and reached its peak of sixteen shows a year in 2006 before returning to twelve in 2012. Pay-per-view shows are typically three hours in length, though budget priced events (e.g., In Your House) were shorter, and premium events such as WrestleMania can approach five hours. Since 2008, all WWE pay-per-views have been broadcast in high definition. Pay-per-view events are a significant part of the revenue stream for WWE.[1][2]

WWE pay-per-views are made available in the United States by In Demand. In Canada, WWE pay-per-views are available through (depending on service provider) Vu!, Shaw PPV, or SaskTel PPV, and can be seen in movie theatres in HD through selected locations of the Cineplex Entertainment chain. In Australia, WWE's pay-per-views are shown on Main Event. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, some pay-per-views are shown on Sky Sports 1 & 3 and others on Sky Sports Box Office. In India and South Asia, a single broadcaster (currently TEN Sports) generally holds the rights to all WWE programming[3] including pay-per-views, and they are broadcast for no additional charge.[4]

Aside from its standard monthly schedule, WWE produced additional international pay-per-views between 1997 and 2003. These events were not available in the United States, and coincided with overseas tours in the United Kingdom.

Following WWE's original brand extension in 2002, the company promoted two touring rosters representing its Raw and SmackDown television programs. Aside from Insurrextion 2002 (Raw) and Rebellion 2002 (SmackDown), all WWE pay-per-views featured both brands until June 2003. The traditional "Big Four" continued to showcase the entire roster, while the remaining pay-per-views alternated between Raw and SmackDown cards. A special ECW event in 2005 led to the creation of an ECW brand in 2006, which also received its own dedicated pay-per-view. Additional brand-exclusive events were added to the schedule, which reached its peak in 2006 with sixteen pay-per-view events (five Raw, five SmackDown, two ECW, and the original Big Four). In March 2007, WWE announced that all subsequent pay-per-views would feature performers from all brands.[5] Dates were slowly removed from the pay-per-view schedule, and in 2012, WWE returned to holding twelve pay-per-views a year.

In 2009, WWE began to rename several of its "B"-show pay-per-views, identifying them with types of matches such as the Money in the Bank ladder match and the Hell in a Cell cage match.

Since 2012, WWE has offered a free kickoff/pre-show before each pay-per-view, available on WWE.com and from social media partners such as YouTube and Facebook.

The WWE Network, launched on February 24, 2014, features the entire back catalog of WWE pay-per-view events, as well as all future pay-per-views from WrestleMania XXX onwards. The Network also included non-PPV events The Big Event and Royal Rumble (1988) in their "Pay-Per-View" section.[6]

In recent years, WWE pay-per-views were mainly held in top-drawing arenas, such as the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the TD Garden in Boston, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

With the reinstitution of the brand extension in 2016, WWE's pay-per-view events (NXT events notwithstanding) will increase to 19, with 14 of them being brand exclusive. The classic "Big Four" events and Money in the Bank will remain interbranded events.

Past pay-per-view events

1980s

1985

Date Name Venue City Main event
March 31, 1985 WrestleMania Madison Square Garden New York, New York Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff
November 7, 1985 The Wrestling Classic Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois Junkyard Dog vs. Randy Savage

1986

Date Name Venue City Main event
April 7, 1986 WrestleMania 2 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper[a]
Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake) vs. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid)[a]
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, California Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy[a]

1987

Date Name Venue City Main event
March 29, 1987 WrestleMania III Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant
November 26, 1987 Survivor Series Richfield Coliseum Richfield Township, Ohio Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, Ken Patera and Bam Bam Bigelow
vs.
André the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Rick Rude and Butch Reed

1988

Date Name Venue City Main event
March 27, 1988 WrestleMania IV Atlantic City Convention Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase
August 29, 1988 SummerSlam Madison Square Garden New York, New York The Mega Powers (Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan) vs. The Mega Bucks (Ted DiBiase and André the Giant)
November 24, 1988 Survivor Series Coliseum at Richfield Richfield Township, Ohio Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Hercules, Koko B. Ware and Hillbilly Jim
vs.
Big Boss Man, Akeem, Ted DiBiase, Haku and The Red Rooster

1989

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 15, 1989 Royal Rumble The Summit Houston, Texas 30-man Royal Rumble match
April 2, 1989 WrestleMania V Trump Plaza Atlantic City, New Jersey Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
August 28, 1989 SummerSlam Meadowlands Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage and Zeus
November 23, 1989 Survivor Series Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois The Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart and The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) vs. Bobby Heenan, André the Giant, Haku and Arn Anderson
December 27, 1989 No Holds Barred:
The Match/The Movie
Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage and Zeus

1990s

1990

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 21, 1990 Royal Rumble Orlando Arena Orlando, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match
April 1, 1990 WrestleMania VI SkyDome Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior
August 27, 1990 SummerSlam Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude
November 22, 1990 Survivor Series Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior and Tito Santana vs. Ted DiBiase, Rick Martel, The Warlord and Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma)

1991

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 19, 1991 Royal Rumble Miami Arena Miami, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match
March 24, 1991 WrestleMania VII Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, California Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan
August 26, 1991 SummerSlam Madison Square Garden New York, New York Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior
vs.
Sgt. Slaughter, General Adnan and Col. Mustafa
November 27, 1991 Survivor Series Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Big Boss Man and The Legion Of Doom (Hawk and Animal) vs. Irwin R. Schyster and The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon)
December 3, 1991 This Tuesday in Texas Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, Texas The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan

1992

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 19, 1992 Royal Rumble Knickerbocker Arena Albany, New York 30-man Royal Rumble match
April 5, 1992 WrestleMania VIII Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, Indiana Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice
August 31, 1992 SummerSlam Wembley Stadium London, England Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog
November 25, 1992 Survivor Series Richfield Coliseum Richfield Township, Ohio Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels

1993

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 24, 1993 Royal Rumble ARCO Arena Sacramento, California 30-man Royal Rumble match
April 4, 1993 WrestleMania IX Caesars Palace Paradise, Nevada Yokozuna vs. Hulk Hogan
June 13, 1993 King of the Ring Nutter Center Dayton, Ohio Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
August 30, 1993 SummerSlam The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Michigan Yokozuna vs. Lex Luger
November 24, 1993 Survivor Series Boston Garden Boston, Massachusetts Lex Luger, The Undertaker and The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
vs.
Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, Jacques Rougeau and Crush

1994

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 22, 1994 Royal Rumble Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island 30-man Royal Rumble match
March 20, 1994 WrestleMania X Madison Square Garden New York, New York Yokozuna vs. Bret Hart
June 19, 1994 King of the Ring Baltimore Arena Baltimore, Maryland Roddy Piper vs. Jerry Lawler
August 29, 1994 SummerSlam United Center Chicago, Illinois The Undertaker vs. "The Undertaker"
November 23, 1994 Survivor Series Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, Texas The Undertaker vs. Yokozuna

1995

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 22, 1995 Royal Rumble USF Sun Dome Tampa, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match
April 2, 1995 WrestleMania XI Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor
May 14, 1995 In Your House 1 Onondaga County War Memorial Syracuse, New York Diesel vs. Sycho Sid
June 25, 1995 King of the Ring CoreStates Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sycho Sid and Tatanka
July 23, 1995 In Your House 2 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee Diesel vs. Sycho Sid
August 27, 1995 SummerSlam Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Diesel vs. King Mabel
September 24, 1995 In Your House 3 Saginaw Civic Center Saginaw, Michigan Diesel and Shawn Michaels vs. Yokozuna and The British Bulldog
October 22, 1995 In Your House 4 Winnipeg Arena Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Diesel vs. The British Bulldog
November 19, 1995 Survivor Series USAir Arena Landover, Maryland Diesel vs. Bret Hart
December 17, 1995 In Your House 5 Hersheypark Arena Hershey, Pennsylvania Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog

1996

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 21, 1996 Royal Rumble Selland Arena Fresno, California Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker
February 18, 1996 In Your House 6 Louisville Gardens Louisville, Kentucky Bret Hart vs. Diesel
March 31, 1996 WrestleMania XII Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, California Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
April 28, 1996 In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel
May 26, 1996 In Your House 8: Beware of Dog Florence Civic Center Florence, South Carolina Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
May 28, 1996 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, South Carolina Goldust vs. The Undertaker
June 23, 1996 King of the Ring MECCA Arena Milwaukee, Wisconsin Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
July 21, 1996 In Your House 9: International Incident General Motors Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Shawn Michaels, Sycho Sid and Ahmed Johnson vs. Vader, The British Bulldog and Owen Hart
August 18, 1996 SummerSlam Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
September 22, 1996 In Your House 10: Mind Games CoreStates Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind
October 20, 1996 In Your House 11: Buried Alive Market Square Arena Indianapolis, Indiana The Undertaker vs. Mankind
November 17, 1996 Survivor Series Madison Square Garden New York, New York Shawn Michaels vs. Sycho Sid
December 15, 1996 In Your House 12: It's Time West Palm Beach Auditorium West Palm Beach, Florida Sycho Sid vs. Bret Hart

1997

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 19, 1997 Royal Rumble Alamodome San Antonio, Texas Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels
February 16, 1997 In Your House 13: Final Four UTC Arena Chattanooga, Tennessee Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vader vs. The Undertaker
March 23, 1997 WrestleMania 13 Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois Sycho Sid vs. The Undertaker
April 20, 1997 In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker Blue Cross Arena Rochester, New York Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
May 11, 1997 In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia The Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
June 8, 1997 King of the Ring Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island The Undertaker vs. Faarooq
July 6, 1997 In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Canadian Airlines Saddledome Calgary, Alberta, Canada The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart and Brian Pillman) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Goldust and The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal)
August 3, 1997 SummerSlam Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart
September 7, 1997 Ground Zero: In Your House Louisville Gardens Louisville, Kentucky Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
September 20, 1997 One Night Only[7] NEC Arena Birmingham, England Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
October 5, 1997 Badd Blood: In Your House Kiel Center St. Louis, Missouri The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
November 9, 1997 Survivor Series Molson Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
December 7, 1997 D-Generation X: In Your House Springfield Civic Center Springfield, Massachusetts Shawn Michaels vs. Ken Shamrock

1998

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 18, 1998 Royal Rumble San Jose Arena San Jose, California Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
February 15, 1998 No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Compaq Center Houston, Texas Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie
vs.
Triple H, Savio Vega and The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
March 29, 1998 WrestleMania XIV FleetCenter Boston, Massachusetts Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
April 26, 1998 Unforgiven: In Your House Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love
May 31, 1998 Over the Edge: In Your House Wisconsin Center Arena Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love
June 28, 1998 King of the Ring Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kane
July 26, 1998 Fully Loaded: In Your House Selland Arena Fresno, California Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker vs. Kane and Mankind
August 30, 1998 SummerSlam Madison Square Garden New York, New York Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker
September 27, 1998 Breakdown: In Your House Copps Coliseum Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Kane
October 18, 1998 Judgment Day: In Your House Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois The Undertaker vs. Kane
November 15, 1998 Survivor Series Kiel Center St. Louis, Missouri The Rock vs. Mankind
December 6, 1998 Capital Carnage[8] London Arena London, England Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Kane vs. Mankind
December 13, 1998 Rock Bottom: In Your House General Motors Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker

1999

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 24, 1999 Royal Rumble Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim, California 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 14, 1999 St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Memphis Pyramid Memphis, Tennessee Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon
March 28, 1999 WrestleMania XV First Union Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
April 25, 1999 Backlash: In Your House Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
May 16, 1999 No Mercy[8] Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester, England Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Triple H
May 23, 1999 Over the Edge Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker
June 27, 1999 King of the Ring Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon
July 25, 1999 Fully Loaded Marine Midland Arena Buffalo, New York Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker
August 22, 1999 SummerSlam Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Mankind
September 26, 1999 Unforgiven Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Mankind vs. The British Bulldog vs. Kane vs. Big Show
October 2, 1999 Rebellion[8] National Indoor Arena Birmingham, England Triple H vs. The Rock
October 17, 1999 No Mercy Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio Triple H vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
November 14, 1999 Survivor Series Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Big Show
December 12, 1999 Armageddon National Car Rental Center Sunrise, Florida Triple H vs. Mr. McMahon

2000s

2000

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 23, 2000 Royal Rumble Madison Square Garden New York, New York 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 27, 2000 No Way Out Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Triple H vs. Cactus Jack
April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim, California Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Big Show vs. Mick Foley
April 30, 2000 Backlash MCI Center Washington, D.C. Triple H vs. The Rock
May 6, 2000 Insurrextion[8] Earls Court Exhibition Centre London, England The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Shane McMahon
May 21, 2000 Judgment Day Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky The Rock vs. Triple H
June 25, 2000 King of the Ring FleetCenter Boston, Massachusetts The McMahon-Helmsley Faction (Triple H, Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon) vs. The Rock, The Undertaker and Kane
July 23, 2000 Fully Loaded Reunion Arena Dallas, Texas The Rock vs. Chris Benoit
August 27, 2000 SummerSlam Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena Raleigh, North Carolina The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
September 24, 2000 Unforgiven First Union Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Rock vs. The Undertaker vs. Chris Benoit vs. Kane
October 22, 2000 No Mercy Pepsi Arena Albany, New York The Rock vs. Kurt Angle
November 19, 2000 Survivor Series Ice Palace Tampa, Florida Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H
December 2, 2000 Rebellion[8] Sheffield Arena Sheffield, England Kurt Angle vs. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rikishi
December 10, 2000 Armageddon Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center Birmingham, Alabama Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock vs. The Undertaker vs. Triple H vs. Rikishi

2001

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 21, 2001 Royal Rumble New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 25, 2001 No Way Out Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, Nevada Kurt Angle vs. The Rock
April 1, 2001 WrestleMania X-Seven Reliant Astrodome Houston, Texas The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
April 29, 2001 Backlash Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois The Two Man Power Trip (Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)
May 5, 2001 Insurrextion[8] Earls Court London, England Two Man Power Trip (Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H) vs. The Undertaker
May 20, 2001 Judgment Day ARCO Arena Sacramento, California Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker
June 24, 2001 King of the Ring Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit
July 22, 2001 Invasion Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio The Alliance (Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno) and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) vs. Team WWF (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, Kane and Chris Jericho)
August 19, 2001 SummerSlam Compaq Center San Jose, California Booker T vs. The Rock
September 23, 2001 Unforgiven Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle
October 21, 2001 No Mercy Savvis Center St. Louis, Missouri Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rob Van Dam
November 3, 2001 Rebellion[8] Manchester Arena Manchester, England Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
November 18, 2001 Survivor Series Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Team WWF (The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane and Big Show) vs. The Alliance (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Booker T and Shane McMahon)
December 9, 2001 Vengeance San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, California Chris Jericho vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

2002

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 20, 2002 Royal Rumble Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 17, 2002 No Way Out Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chris Jericho vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8 SkyDome Toronto, Ontario, Canada Chris Jericho vs. Triple H
April 21, 2002 Backlash Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri Triple H vs. Hulk Hogan
May 4, 2002 Insurrextion[8] Wembley Arena London, England Triple H vs. The Undertaker
May 19, 2002 Judgment Day Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker
June 23, 2002 King of the Ring Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio The Undertaker vs. Triple H
July 21, 2002 Vengeance Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle
August 25, 2002 SummerSlam Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar
September 22, 2002 Unforgiven Staples Center Los Angeles, California Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
October 20, 2002 No Mercy Alltel Arena North Little Rock, Arkansas Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
October 26, 2002 Rebellion[8] Manchester Arena Manchester, England Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman vs. Edge
November 17, 2002 Survivor Series Madison Square Garden New York, New York Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho vs. Booker T
December 15, 2002 Armageddon Office Depot Center Sunrise, Florida Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H

2003

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 19, 2003 Royal Rumble Fleet Center Boston, Massachusetts 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 23, 2003 No Way Out Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan
March 30, 2003 WrestleMania XIX Safeco Field Seattle, Washington Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
April 27, 2003 Backlash Worcester Centrum Worcester, Massachusetts The Rock vs. Goldberg
May 18, 2003 Judgment Day Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show
June 7, 2003 Insurrextion[8] Telewest Arena Newcastle, England Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
June 15, 2003 Bad Blood Compaq Center Houston, Texas Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
July 27, 2003 Vengeance Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle vs. Big Show
August 24, 2003 SummerSlam America West Arena Phoenix, Arizona Triple H vs. Goldberg vs. Kevin Nash vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels
September 21, 2003 Unforgiven Giant Center Hershey, Pennsylvania Triple H vs. Goldberg
October 19, 2003 No Mercy 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
November 16, 2003 Survivor Series American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Goldberg vs. Triple H
December 14, 2003 Armageddon TD Waterhouse Center Orlando, Florida Goldberg vs. Triple H vs. Kane

2004

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 25, 2004 Royal Rumble Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 15, 2004 No Way Out Cow Palace Daly City, California Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero
March 14, 2004 WrestleMania XX Madison Square Garden New York, New York Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels
April 18, 2004 Backlash Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
May 16, 2004 Judgment Day Staples Center Los Angeles, California Eddie Guerrero vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
June 13, 2004 Bad Blood Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
June 27, 2004 The Great American Bash Norfolk Scope Norfolk, Virginia The Undertaker vs. The Dudley Boyz
July 11, 2004 Vengeance Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Chris Benoit vs. Triple H
August 15, 2004 SummerSlam Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Chris Benoit vs. Randy Orton
September 12, 2004 Unforgiven Rose Garden Arena Portland, Oregon Randy Orton vs. Triple H
October 3, 2004 No Mercy Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. The Undertaker
October 19, 2004 Taboo Tuesday Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair
November 14, 2004 Survivor Series Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio Triple H, Batista, Edge and Gene Snitsky
vs.
Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho and Maven
December 12, 2004 Armageddon Gwinnett Arena Duluth, Georgia John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. The Undertaker vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Booker T

2005

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event ECW-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 9, 2005 New Year's Revolution Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
January 30, 2005 Royal Rumble Save Mart Center Fresno, California 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 20, 2005 No Way Out Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. Big Show
April 3, 2005 WrestleMania 21 Staples Center Los Angeles, California Triple H vs. Batista
May 1, 2005 Backlash Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, New Hampshire Batista vs. Triple H
May 22, 2005 Judgment Day Target Center Minneaplois, Minnesota John Cena vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
June 12, 2005 One Night Stand Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) vs. Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman
June 26, 2005 Vengeance Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, Nevada Batista vs. Triple H
July 24, 2005 The Great American Bash HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York Batista vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
August 21, 2005 SummerSlam MCI Center Washington, D.C. Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels
September 18, 2005 Unforgiven Ford Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma John Cena vs. Kurt Angle
October 9, 2005 No Mercy Toyota Center Houston, Texas Batista vs. Eddie Guerrero
November 1, 2005 Taboo Tuesday iPayOne Center San Diego, California John Cena vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels
November 27, 2005 Survivor Series Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Bobby Lashley
vs.
Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito and Chris Masters
December 18, 2005 Armageddon Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton

2006

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event ECW-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 8, 2006 New Year's Revolution Pepsi Arena Albany, New York John Cena vs. Edge
January 29, 2006 Royal Rumble American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry
February 19, 2006 No Way Out 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker
April 2, 2006 WrestleMania 22 Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. Triple H
April 30, 2006 Backlash Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Edge
May 21, 2006 Judgment Day US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona Rey Mysterio vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
June 11, 2006 One Night Stand Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam
June 25, 2006 Vengeance Charlotte Bobcats Arena Charlotte, North Carolina D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky, and Mikey)
July 23, 2006 The Great American Bash Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana Rey Mysterio vs. Booker T
August 20, 2006 SummerSlam TD Banknorth Garden Boston, Massachusetts Edge vs. John Cena
September 17, 2006 Unforgiven Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Edge vs. John Cena
October 8, 2006 No Mercy RBC Center Raleigh, North Carolina Booker T vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Batista vs. Finlay
November 5, 2006 Cyber Sunday U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio Booker T vs. John Cena vs. Big Show
November 26, 2006 Survivor Series Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Booker T vs. Batista
December 3, 2006 December to Dismember James Brown Arena Augusta, Georgia Big Show vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Test
December 17, 2006 Armageddon Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia John Cena and Batista vs. Booker T and Finlay

2007

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 7, 2007 New Year's Revolution Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri John Cena vs. Umaga
January 28, 2007 Royal Rumble AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 18, 2007 No Way Out Staples Center Los Angeles, California John Cena and Shawn Michaels vs. Batista and The Undertaker
April 1, 2007 WrestleMania 23 Ford Field Detroit, Michigan John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels
April 29, 2007 Backlash Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia John Cena vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels
May 20, 2007 Judgment Day Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri John Cena vs. The Great Khali
June 3, 2007 One Night Stand Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Florida John Cena vs. The Great Khali
June 24, 2007 Vengeance: Night of Champions Toyota Center Houston, Texas John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton vs. Booker T vs. Mick Foley
July 22, 2007 The Great American Bash HP Pavilion San Jose, California John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley
August 26, 2007 SummerSlam Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey John Cena vs. Randy Orton
September 16, 2007 Unforgiven FedExForum Memphis, Tennessee The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry
October 7, 2007 No Mercy Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Triple H vs. Randy Orton
October 28, 2007 Cyber Sunday Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Batista vs. The Undertaker
November 18, 2007 Survivor Series American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Batista vs. The Undertaker
December 16, 2007 Armageddon Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Batista vs. The Undertaker vs. Edge

2008

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 27, 2008 Royal Rumble Madison Square Garden New York, New York 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 17, 2008 No Way Out Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, Nevada Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho vs. Umaga vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
March 30, 2008 WrestleMania XXIV Florida Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida Edge vs. The Undertaker
April 27, 2008 Backlash 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
May 18, 2008 Judgment Day Qwest Center Omaha Omaha, Nebraska Triple H vs. Randy Orton
June 1, 2008 One Night Stand San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, California The Undertaker vs. Edge
June 29, 2008 Night of Champions American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Triple H vs. John Cena
July 20, 2008 The Great American Bash Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York Triple H vs. Edge
August 17, 2008 SummerSlam Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana The Undertaker vs. Edge
September 7, 2008 Unforgiven Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio Batista vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
October 5, 2008 No Mercy Rose Garden Arena Portland, Oregon Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels
October 26, 2008 Cyber Sunday US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona Chris Jericho vs. Batista
November 23, 2008 Survivor Series TD Banknorth Garden Boston, Massachusetts Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
December 14, 2008 Armageddon HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York Edge vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy

2009

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 25, 2009 Royal Rumble Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 15, 2009 No Way Out KeyArena Seattle, Washington John Cena vs. Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. Mike Knox
April 5, 2009 WrestleMania XXV Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas Triple H vs. Randy Orton
April 26, 2009 Backlash Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island John Cena vs. Edge
May 17, 2009 Judgment Day Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Edge vs. Jeff Hardy
June 7, 2009 Extreme Rules New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk
June 28, 2009 The Bash ARCO Arena Sacramento, California Randy Orton vs. Triple H
July 26, 2009 Night of Champions Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy
August 23, 2009 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk
September 13, 2009 Breaking Point Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
October 4, 2009 Hell in a Cell Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase)
October 25, 2009 Bragging Rights Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Randy Orton vs. John Cena
November 22, 2009 Survivor Series Verizon Center Washington, D.C. John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
December 13, 2009 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show)

2010s

2010

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 31, 2010 Royal Rumble Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 21, 2010 Elimination Chamber Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
March 28, 2010 WrestleMania XXVI University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
April 25, 2010 Extreme Rules 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland John Cena vs. Batista
May 23, 2010 Over the Limit Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan John Cena vs. Batista
June 20, 2010 Fatal 4-Way Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
July 18, 2010 Money in the Bank Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri Sheamus vs. John Cena
August 15, 2010 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Team WWE (John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, R-Truth and John Morrison) vs. The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and Darren Young)
September 19, 2010 Night of Champions Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett vs. Edge vs. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
October 3, 2010 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Kane vs. The Undertaker
October 24, 2010 Bragging Rights Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
November 21, 2010 Survivor Series American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
December 19, 2010 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Toyota Center Houston, Texas John Cena vs. Wade Barrett

2011

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 30, 2011 Royal Rumble TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts 40-man Royal Rumble match
February 20, 2011 Elimination Chamber Oracle Arena Oakland, California CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. R-Truth
April 3, 2011 WrestleMania XXVII Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia The Miz vs. John Cena
May 1, 2011 Extreme Rules St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Florida The Miz vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison
May 22, 2011 Over the Limit KeyArena Seattle, Washington John Cena vs. The Miz
June 19, 2011 Capitol Punishment Verizon Center Washington, D.C. John Cena vs. R-Truth
July 17, 2011 Money in the Bank Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. CM Punk
August 14, 2011 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio
September 18, 2011 Night of Champions First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York Triple H vs. CM Punk
October 2, 2011 Hell in a Cell New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
October 23, 2011 Vengeance AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena
November 20, 2011 Survivor Series Madison Square Garden New York, New York John Cena and The Rock vs. Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth)
December 18, 2011 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio

2012

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 29, 2012 Royal Rumble Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 19, 2012 Elimination Chamber Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin John Cena vs. Kane
April 1, 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida John Cena vs. The Rock
April 29, 2012 Extreme Rules Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar
May 20, 2012 Over the Limit PNC Arena Raleigh, North Carolina John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis
June 17, 2012 No Way Out Izod Center East Rutherford, New Jersey John Cena vs. Big Show
July 15, 2012 Money in the Bank US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona John Cena vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho vs. Big Show vs. The Miz
August 19, 2012 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
September 16, 2012 Night of Champions TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts CM Punk vs. John Cena
October 28, 2012 Hell in a Cell Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia CM Punk vs. Ryback
November 18, 2012 Survivor Series Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana CM Punk vs. Ryback vs. John Cena
December 16, 2012 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler

2013

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 27, 2013 Royal Rumble US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona CM Punk vs. The Rock
February 17, 2013 Elimination Chamber New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisana The Rock vs. CM Punk
April 7, 2013 WrestleMania 29 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey The Rock vs. John Cena
May 19, 2013 Extreme Rules Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
June 16, 2013 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. Ryback
July 14, 2013 Money in the Bank Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Christian
August 18, 2013 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton
September 15, 2013 Night of Champions Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
October 6, 2013 Battleground First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
October 27, 2013 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
November 24, 2013 Survivor Series TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Randy Orton vs. Big Show
December 15, 2013 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Toyota Center Houston, Texas Randy Orton vs. John Cena

2014

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 26, 2014 Royal Rumble Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 23, 2014 Elimination Chamber Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro vs. Christian
April 6, 2014 WrestleMania XXX Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
May 4, 2014 Extreme Rules Izod Center East Rutherford, New Jersey Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
June 1, 2014 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista)
June 29, 2014 Money in the Bank TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Cesaro vs. Kane vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus
July 20, 2014 Battleground Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, Florida John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns
August 17, 2014 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar
September 21, 2014 Night of Champions Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena
October 26, 2014 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
November 23, 2014 Survivor Series Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Ryback and Erick Rowan) vs. The Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev and Luke Harper)
December 14, 2014 TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs... and Stairs Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt

2015

Date Name Venue City Main event
January 25, 2015 Royal Rumble Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 22, 2015 Fastlane FedExForum Memphis, Tennessee Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
March 29, 2015 WrestleMania 31 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
April 26, 2015 Extreme Rules Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
May 17, 2015 Payback Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, Maryland Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose
May 31, 2015 Elimination Chamber American Bank Center Corpus Christi, Texas Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
June 14, 2015 Money in the Bank Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
July 19, 2015 Battleground Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar
August 23, 2015 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
September 20, 2015 Night of Champions Toyota Center Houston, Texas Seth Rollins vs. Sting
October 25, 2015 Hell in a Cell Staples Center Los Angeles, California Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
November 22, 2015 Survivor Series Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus
December 13, 2015 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns

2016

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event
January 24, 2016 Royal Rumble Amway Center Orlando, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 21, 2016 Fastlane Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
April 3, 2016 WrestleMania 32 AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
May 1, 2016 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles
May 22, 2016 Extreme Rules Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles
June 19, 2016 Money in the Bank T-Mobile Arena Paradise, Nevada Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
July 24, 2016 Battleground Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
August 21, 2016 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
September 11, 2016 Backlash Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles
September 25, 2016 Clash of Champions Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins

Upcoming pay-per-view schedule

2016

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Name Venue City Main event Ref
October 9, 2016 No Mercy Golden 1 Center Sacramento, California AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena [9]
October 30, 2016 Hell in a Cell TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts TBD [10]
November 20, 2016 Survivor Series Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada TBD [10][11]
December 4, 2016 TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas TBD [12][13]
December 18, 2016 Roadblock Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania TBD [14][15]

2017

Date Name Venue City Main event Ref
April 2, 2017 WrestleMania 33 Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida TBD [16]
August 20, 2017 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York TBD [17]

Number of events by year

  • 1985 – 2
  • 1986 – 1
  • 1987 – 2
  • 1988 – 3
  • 1989 – 5
  • 1990 – 4
  • 1991 – 5
  • 1992 – 4
  • 1993 – 5
  • 1994 – 5
  • 1995 – 10
  • 1996 – 12
  • 1997 – 13
  • 1998 – 13
  • 1999 – 14
  • 2000 – 14
  • 2001 – 14
  • 2002 – 14
  • 2003 – 13
  • 2004 – 14
  • 2005 – 15
  • 2006 – 16
  • 2007 – 15
  • 2008 – 14
  • 2009 – 14
  • 2010 – 13
  • 2011 – 13
  • 2012 – 12
  • 2013 – 12
  • 2014 – 12
  • 2015 – 13
  • 2016 – 10 (5 more confirmed)
  • 2017 – (2 confirmed)
  • Total – 326 (7 more confirmed)

Most PPV main events

Top ten wrestlers with the most PPV main events. (As of Backlash 2016)

Rank Wrestler # of PPV main events First PPV main event Last PPV main event
1 John Cena 67 (includes 6 Royal Rumble matches) 2003 2014
The Undertaker 67 (includes 9 Royal Rumble matches) 1991 2015
Triple H 67 (includes 6 Royal Rumble matches) 1998 2016
4 Shawn Michaels 48 (includes 10 Royal Rumble matches) 1989 2010
5 Randy Orton 42 (includes 5 Royal Rumble matches) 2003 2016
6 Stone Cold Steve Austin 41 (includes 3 Royal Rumble matches) 1997 2002
7 Kane 38 (includes 15 Royal Rumble matches) 1998 2016
8 The Rock 33 (includes 2 Royal Rumble matches) 1998 2013
9 Chris Jericho 29 (includes 8 Royal Rumble matches) 2000 2016
10 Edge 26 (includes 6 Royal Rumble matches) 1999 2010

Themed pay-per-views

Many WWE pay-per-views are thematic, centered on particular types of matches, or have an annually-recurring main-event. Most themed pay-per-view-events (sans the Big Four) are roughly treated like filler themed events to carry the audience until the next event dating back to the days when the In Your House system was used.[18]

Pay-per-view Feature
Current
Royal Rumble Features the Royal Rumble match.
Extreme Rules Many of the matches will either be "Extreme Rules" matches or will otherwise be variants of hardcore wrestling.
Money in the Bank One of the matches will be the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Hell in a Cell One or more of the matches will be a Hell in a Cell match.
Survivor Series A focus on elimination-style matches, particularly the traditional Survivor Series elimination tag-team match.
TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs At least one of the matches will be a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match while individual tables matches, ladder matches, and chair matches may also be present. At the 2014 edition, a steel stairs match was also present.
Clash of Champions Every active Raw championship would be defended.
Former
The Wrestling Classic Featured The Wrestling Classic, a single-elimination tournament.
Invasion All of the matches were between the WWF and The Alliance of WCW and ECW.
King of the Ring Featured The King of the Ring, a single-elimination tournament.
Elimination Chamber One or more of the matches were Elimination Chamber matches.
One Night Stand The pay-per-views were themed around the original ECW promotion and consisted of various hardcore matches.
Taboo Tuesday, later Cyber Sunday Fans were able to vote on the matches, such as opponents or stipulations.
Breaking Point Many of the matches were focused on forcing your opponent to give up, either through submission matches or "I Quit" matches.
Fatal 4-Way Many of the matches were fatal-four way matches.
Bragging Rights The Raw and SmackDown brands would compete against one another for the "Bragging Rights" trophy, and a 14-man tag team match between the two brands would take place.
Night of Champions Every active championship would be defended.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c WrestleMania 2 was billed as one card but emanated from three locations. Each match is listed as the main event for that venue's card. Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy was billed as the main event for WrestleMania 2.

References

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  2. ^ "WWE Corporate 2003 Quarter 2". WWE. November 17, 2003. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/india
  4. ^ "WWE.com: The Official Site of the WWE Universe". WWE. 
  5. ^ "WWE Pay-Per-Views to follow WrestleMania formula". WWE. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
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  7. ^ Broadcast exclusively in the United Kingdom and Canada
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Broadcast exclusively in the United Kingdom
  9. ^ http://www.golden1center.com/wwe-no-mercy/
  10. ^ a b "WWE: Check out when pay-per-views are on Sky Sports Box Office". Sky Sports. 
  11. ^ http://pwinsider.com/article/102113/wwe-ppv-dates-and-cities-through-end-of-2016.html?p=1
  12. ^ http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/events/detail/wwe-tlc-tables-ladders-chairs
  13. ^ http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/749529-wwe-tlc-ppv-venue-confirmed-updated-tag-tournament-bracket-following-tonights-wwe-smackdown-live-nxt-stars-perform-deadlifts-at-wwe-pc-video
  14. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/CONSOLEnergyCtr/status/757772479494488065
  15. ^ http://www.consolenergycenter.com/events/detail/wwe-ppv-roadblock
  16. ^ "Orlando Citrus Bowl To Host WrestleMania 33". WWE. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  17. ^ "WWE SummerSlam returns to Barclays Center in 2016 and 2017". WWE. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  18. ^ Matt O'Brien: POLL: DOES WWE DO TOO MANY GIMMICK PPV EVENTS? – WrestleView.com, May 17, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2013.

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