ppv_rematches

I've been thinking about how many times the following night at RAW (or even at Smackdown!) there was a direct PPV rematch.

Notes:
(a) I started my research at 1998 and only looked at the RAW & Smackdown! events immediately following the PPV.
(b) I only counted matches that had direct replications (if it was a tag match one night and a six-man the next, it didn't count or if it was Billy Gunn/Road Dogg one night and Road Dogg/X-Pac the next such as No Way Out 2000/RAW)
1998:
1. Cactus Jack/Terry Funk vs Road Dogg/Billy Gunn
WrestleMania XIV - Boston, MA - FleetCenter - March 29, 1998 - PPV
Cactus Jack & Terry Funk defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg to win the titles at 10:00 in a dumpster match after Funk used a forklift to drop the champions in a dumpster backstage
WWF @ Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena - March 30, 1998 (11,202; sell out) - RAW
The Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Cactus Jack & Terry Funk in a steel cage match to win the vacant WWF Tag Team Titles at around the 4:30 mark when Road Dogg pinned Cactus following a spike piledriver onto a steel chair

2. Kane vs. Austin
King of the Ring 98 - Pittsburgh, PA - Civic Arena - June 28, 1998 - PPV
Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin in a First Blood match to win the title at 14:52 after the Undertaker accidentally hit Austin with a chair; the Undertaker came to the ring to stop the interference of Mankind; had Kane not won the title, he would have set himself on fire (The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
WWF @ Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena - June 29, 1998 (16,505; sell out) - RAW
Steve Austin pinned WWF World Champion Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) with the Stunner to win the title at 8:28; after the bout, the Undertaker - who appeared ringside mid-way through the bout - came into the ring and sustained the Stunner from Austin (The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin)

3. Kane vs The Undertaker
Judgment Day 98 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - October 18, 1998 (18,153; 5th sell out in a row at the Horizon) - PPV
The Undertaker fought Kane to a no contest at 14:39; late in the bout, Paul Bearer came out and double crossed Kane, allowing Taker to hit his opponent over the head with a steel chair and make the cover
WWF @ Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - October 19, 1998 (12,157; sell out) - RAW
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) fought Kane to a no contest in a casket match when the casket broke

4. Road Dogg & Billy Gunn vs Shamrock/Bossman
Rock Bottom - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place - December 13, 1998 (17,677; 16,891 paid; sell out; announced as 20,042) - PPV
WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock & WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman (w/ Commissioner Shawn Michaels) at 17:02 when Michaels tripped Gunn as he attempted a suplex, with Shamrock then landing on top before Gunn rolled over for the pin; due to pre-match stipulations made by Michaels, the remainder of DX was barred from ringside
WWF @ Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome - December 14, 1998 (17,508; sell out) - RAW
WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock & WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman (w/ Shawn Michaels) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn to win the titles when Gunn submitted to Shamrock’s ankle lock after Michaels hit the title holder in the ankle with Bossman’s nightstick

1999:
5. Al Snow vs. Bossman
Summer Slam 99 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - August 22, 1999 (sell out) - PPV
Al Snow pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman to win the title at 7:27 by hitting the champion in the groin with two billiard balls and covering him on a pool table after the Road Dogg, who did mobile color commentary, hit Bossman in the back with his own nightstick
WWF @ Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena - August 24, 1999 - RAW
The Big Bossman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow to win the title at 2:20 after hitting Snow in the head with the nightstick as Snow went for Pepper the dog, who was on the commentary table

6. Ivory vs Tori
Summer Slam 99 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - August 22, 1999 (sell out) - PPV
WWF Women's Champion Ivory pinned Tori at 4:11 by sitting down to block a sunset flip attempt; after the bout, the champion attempted to take Tori's top off but was eventually chased backstage by Luna Vachon
WWF @ Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena - August 24, 1999 - RAW
Tori defeated WWF Women's Champion Ivory in a non-title Evening Gown match at the 58-second mark; prior to the bout, Tori attempted to come out in nothing but a thong but a number of officials and referees wouldn't allow her to; she eventually came out wearing Tony Garea's shirt after he took it off for her to put on; after the bout, Tori further attacked Ivory until Luna came out to restrain her, as Ivory ran backstage

2000:
There were THREE rematches from Backlash 2000 the following night!

7. T&A vs Dudleyz
Backlash 00 - Washington DC - MCI Center - April 30, 2000 (19,101; sell out) - PPV
Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated the Dudley Boyz when Test pinned Bubba Ray with a boot to the face at 11:10 after Trish distracted Bubba by climbing on the apron and taking off her jacket as the Dudleyz attempted the 3D; after the match, Bubba hit a powerbomb on Trish off the top through a table, with Trish eventually being taken backstage on a stretcher by EMTs and loaded into an ambulance backstage
WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - May 1, 2000 (sell out) - RAW
Test & Albert defeated the Dudley Boyz at 4:49 when Test pinned D-Von after Edge & Christian interfered

8. Eddie Guerrero vs Essa Rios
Backlash 00 - Washington DC - MCI Center - April 30, 2000 (19,101; sell out) - PPV
WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned Essa Rios (w/ Lita) at 8:41 with a spinning neckbreaker drop; immediately prior to the bout, Guerrero & Chyna arrived to the arena from Eddie's prom and were told by a referee that if they didn't get out to the ring then and there then Eddie would forfeit the match and the championship; they then decided to drive out to the ring in Eddie's car
WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - May 1, 2000 (sell out) - RAW
WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned Essa Rios (w/ Lita) at 2:04 with an airplane spin backbreaker

9. Benoit vs Jericho
Backlash 00 - Washington DC - MCI Center - April 30, 2000 (19,101; sell out) - PPV
WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 15:05 when Jericho blocked a diving headbutt from Benoit by lifting up the title belt, brought into the ring moments earlier by the champion; after the bout, Jericho put referee Tim White in the Walls of Jericho until four other referees pulled him off
WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - May 1, 2000 (sell out) - RAW
Chris Jericho pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit to win the title after hitting Benoit with the title belt and executing the Lionsault

10. Rikishi/Too Cool vs Angle/Edge/Christian
Judgment Day 00 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall - May 21, 2000 - PPV
Rikishi & Too Cool defeated Kurt Angle & WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian at 9:47 after Grandmaster Sexay hit Edge with a legdrop off the top behind the referee's back
WWF @ Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - May 22, 2000 - RAW
Kurt Angle, WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Too Cool & Rikishi at 2:50 when Angle pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with a half-nelson pin combo after Edge hit Scotty with one of the tag belts

11. Benoit vs Rikishi
King of the Ring 00 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter - June 25, 2000 (17,651; sell out) - PPV
KOTR Quarter Finals: WWF IC Champion Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:24 when Benoit, while in full control of the match, went out to the floor and returned with a steel chair, hitting Rikishi twice with it; after the bout, Benoit locked Rikishi in the Crippler Crossface while the ring became filled with officials, including Sgt. Slaughter and Tony Garea; moments later, Benoit released the hold only to go up top and drop a diving headbutt before briefly reapplying the hold
WWF @ Worcester, MA - Centrum - June 26, 2000 - RAW
WWF IC Champion Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification at 2:25 when Tazz interfered and hit the champion with a chair

12. Val Venis vs Eddie Guerrero
King of the Ring 00 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter - June 25, 2000 (17,651; sell out) - PPV
KOTR Quarter Finals: Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) in a non-title match at 8:04 with a side elbow to the face, while in a waist lock, followed by a kick to the midsection and a fisherman suplex
WWF @ Worcester, MA - Centrum - June 26, 2000 - RAW
Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) via disqualification at 2:55 when Chyna broke the cover after Trish interfered

13. The Undertaker vs Angle
Fully Loaded 00 - Dallas, TX - Reunion Arena - July 23, 2000 (16,504) - PPV
The Undertaker pinned Kurt Angle at 7:37 with a chokeslam and the powerbomb
WWF @ Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center – July 24, 2000 - RAW
The Undertaker fought Kurt Angle to a no contest at 1:47 when the Big Show chased Shane McMahon out of the crowd and into the ring; moments later, the Undertaker went to chokeslam Shane but let Show have him; Show then attacked Taker from behind and joined Angle and Shane in triple teaming him; moments later, during a backstage interview with the Undertaker, all three attacked him again, focusing on the knee

14. Regal vs Bob Holly
Survivor Series 00 - Tampa, FL - Ice Palace - November 19, 2000 (18,602) - PPV
WWF European Champion William Regal defeated Hardcore Holly via disqualification at 5:47 after Holly brought the title belt into the ring and hit Regal in the face with it; after the bout, Holly continued to assault the champion until Regal could escape the ring
WWF @ Orlando, Florida – TD Waterhouse Centre - November 20, 2000 - RAW
WWF European Champion William Regal pinned Hardcore Holly in a hardcore match at 3:53 after hitting him in the head with a 2x4 after Test & Albert interfered; after the bout, Crash Holly and Steve Blackman made the save

15. Benoit vs Billy Gunn
Armageddon 00 - Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium - December 10, 2000 (14,920) - PPV
Chris Benoit defeated WWF IC Champion Billy Gunn to win the title at 10:01 via submission with the Crippler Crossface
WWF @ Memphis, TN - Pyramid - December 11, 2000 - RAW
Billy Gunn defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit via disqualification at 3:26 when Eddie Guerrero prevented the pinfall following the Fameasser; after the match, Guerrero distracted Gunn as Benoit attacked from behind and applied the Crippler Crossface

2001:
16. Rock vs Austin
WrestleMania X-7 - Houston, TX - AstroDome - April 1, 2001 (67,925; 62,885 paid; sell out; new attendance record) - PPV
Steve Austin pinned WWF World Champion the Rock to win the title in a No DQ match at 28:05
WWF @ Ft. Worth, TX - April 2, 2001 (11,181; sell out) - RAW
The Rock defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin (w/ Vince McMahon) via disqualification in a steel cage match at around the 6-minute mark when McMahon entered the cage and knocked out referee Tim White with a double axe handle after the challenger hit the Rock Bottom(Action!)

17. X-Pac vs Jeff Hardy
King of the Ring 01 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena - June 24, 2001 (announced at 19,000+; 16,024; sell out) - PPV
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy pinned X-Pac at 7:12 with the Swanton after shoving the challenger off the top; X-Pac originally won the match at 6:06 with the X-Factor but the referee noticed the champion's foot on the rope and had the match continue (The Best of King of the Ring)
WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - June 25, 2001 (13,763; sell out) - RAW
X-Pac pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title at 3:11 with a backslide and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage after the champion failed a Swanton

18. RVD vs. Jeff Hardy
Summer Slam 01 - San Jose, CA - Compaq Center - August 19, 2001 (15,293; sell out) - PPV
Rob Van Dam defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy in a ladder match to win the title at 16:32 after shoving Hardy off the top, sending the challenger onto the ring ropes (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
WWF @ Denver, CO - Pepsi Center - August 23, 2001 (9,612) - SMACKDOWN!
WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy via referee's decision at 6:30 after Hardy missed a splash off the top of a ladder and crashed through a table set up at ringside

19. RVD vs Jericho
Unforgiven 01 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena - September 23, 2001 - PPV
WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Chris Jericho with the Van Daminator and the Five Star Frog Splash after Jericho was distracted by Stephanie McMahon on the apron
WWF @ Dayton, OH - Nutter Center - September 25, 2001 - SMACKDOWN!
WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Chris Jericho at 7:32 with the Van Daminator after ducking a flying forearm from the challenger, which inadvertantly knocked Stephanie McMahon to the floor

20. Jericho vs Austin
Vengeance 01 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena - December 9, 2001 (11,800) - PPV
WCW World Champion Chris Jericho pinned WWF World Champion Steve Austin to unify the titles at 12:37 after Booker T interfered and hit Austin with one of the belts, moments after a ringside altercation between Ric Flair and Vince McMahon and Austin taking out McMahon's referee Nick Patrick; before the match, Kurt Angle hit Austin with a chair while the Rock hit the Rock Bottom on Jericho (The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
WWF @ Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond - December 10, 2001 - RAW
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho defeated Steve Austin in a steel cage match by crawling out the door after Booker T interfered and slammed the door into the challenger's face as Austin attempted to escape

2002:

21.Regal vs Edge
Royal Rumble 02 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - January 20, 2002 (announced at 16,106; 12,915; sell out) - PPV
William Regal pinned WWF IC Champion Edge to win the title at 9:45 after hitting the champion in the face with brass knuckles moments after Edge accidentally speared both referee Nick Patrick and the challenger; prior to the bout, Patrick found brass knux in Regal's tights and confiscated them but Regal had a second pair Patrick didn't find; after the bout, Edge was attended to by referees as Michael Cole interviewed Regal in the aisle regarding the match
WWF @ Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center - January 21, 2002 (9,420) - RAW
WWF IC Champion William Regal defeated Edge via disqualification when the challenger was caught using Regal’s own brass knuckles; after the bout, Edge hit referee Nick Patrick with the brass knuckles and knocked down two other referees before leaving the ring

22. Jazz vs Trish
Royal Rumble 02 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - January 20, 2002 (announced at 16,106; 12,915; sell out) - PPV
WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus pinned Jazz at 3:44 with a bulldog after kicking the challenger in the face as she ran into the corner; prior to the match, Jackie was introduced as the surprise guest referee; late in the match, Trish hit the Stratusfaction but the challenger kicked out at 2
WWF @ North Charleston, SC - Coliseum - January 22, 2002 (8,428) - SMACKDOWN
WWF Women’s Champion Trish Stratus defeated Jazz via disqualification when the challenger failed to release a submission hold after Trish reached the ropes; after the bout, the champion sustained a DDT

23. HHH vs Angle
No Way Out 02 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - February 17, 2002 (15,235; 13,484 paid; sell out) - PPV
Kurt Angle pinned Triple H with the Olympic Slam at 14:39 following a chair shot to the back and face as Triple H attempted to hit the Pedigree on guest referee Stephanie McMahon; Stephanie was sent to the floor and knocked out at around the 3-minute mark and taken backstage with referee Tim White taking over; Stephanie returned to the ring at around the 12-minute mark, attacked White, preventing him from making the pin for Triple H, and took over officiating; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle won Triple H's world title shot for WrestleMania X8
WWF @ Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - February 18, 2002 (13,967) - RAW
Triple H pinned Kurt Angle at 12:01 with the Pedigree after escaping the ankle lock; stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the WWF World Title at WrestleMania

24. Lesnar vs RVD
King of the Ring 02 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena - June 23, 2002
KOTR Finals: Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned WWE IC Champion Rob Van Dam in a non-title match by catching RVD coming off the top and hitting the F5 at 5:42 after interference from Heyman; due to pre-match stipulations which stated the winner of the KOTR tournament would earn a world title shot at Summer Slam, Lesnar was made the #1 contender (The Best of King of the Ring)
WWE @ Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena - June 24, 2002
WWE IC Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) via disqualification when Heyman broke the pinfall after the champion hit a moonsault; after the bout, RVD hit the Van Daminator on Lesnar and the Five Star Frog Splash on Heyman before Lesnar powerbombed him through the announce table

25. Eddie Guerrero vs Edge
Summer Slam 02 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - August 25, 2002 (sell out) - PPV
Edge pinned Eddie Guerrero with the spear after ducking a clothesline at 11:48
WWE @ Uncasville, CT - Moehgan Sun Hotel & Casino - August 27, 2002 - SMACKDOWN!
Eddie Guerrero pinned Edge with the frog splash after blocking the spear with a steel chair; due to prematch stipulations, Guerrero advanced to the next round in a one-night competition to determine the #1 contender to the world title

and then again the next month...

26. Eddie Guerrero vs Edge
Unforgiven 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - September 22, 2002 (sell out) - PPV
Eddie Guerrero pinned Edge at 11:57 with a sunset flip off the top into a powerbomb after ramming Edge's face into an unprotected turnbuckle (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)
WWE @ San Diego, CA - Sports Arena - September 24, 2002 - SMACKDOWN!
Edge pinned Eddie Guerrero in a No DQ match at around the 19-minute mark following a DDT off the top of a ladder

27. Jamie Noble vs Tajiri
No Mercy 02 - Little Rock, AR - Alltell Arena - October 20, 2002
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 8:15 by blocking a victory roll after Nidia held onto Noble to prevent the champion from being taken down; after the bout, Tajiri kissed Nidia on the lips, with Noble then attempting to show Tajiri how a real man kisses a woman; as he went to do so, Tajiri kicked Noble in the back of the head, knocking him out
WWE @ Memphis, TN - Pyramid - October 22, 2002
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 3:54 with a roll over, bridge, and holding onto Nidia outside the ring

28. Edge vs ALbert
Armageddon 02 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Office Depot Center - December 15, 2002 (9,000) - PPV
Edge defeated Albert via disqualification at 7:13 when Albert hit Edge in the leg with a steel chair after kicking out of Edge's spear; after the bout, Edge assaulted Albert with the chair, repeatedly hitting him with it
WWE @ Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum - December 17, 2002 - SMACKDOWN
Edge pinned Albert with the spear

2003:

29.Dudleyz vs Storm/Regal
Royal Rumble 03 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter - January 19, 2003 (14,712) - PPV
The Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Storm & William Regal to win the titles at 7:23 when D-Von pinned Storm after hitting him with Regal's brass knuckles after the challengers hit the 3D on Regal and Bubba Ray knocked an interfering Chief Morley off the ring apron
WWE @ Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center - January 20, 2003 - RAW
Lance Storm & William Regal defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz in an impromptu match to win the titles at the 15 second mark after Bubba Ray Dudley was sent through a table before the bout began

30. Sylvian/Rene Dupree vs Steiner & Test (holy wellness violations, Batman!)
Judgment Day 03 - Charlotte, NC - Coliseum - May 18, 2003 - PPV
Sylvian Grenier & Rene Dupree defeated Scott Steiner & Test (w/ Stacy Keibler) when Grenier pinned Steiner at 6:21 following a spinebuster double team, moments after Test accidentally kicked his partner in the face and was dumped to the floor; after the bout, Stacy checked on Steiner until Test ordered her to leave ringside with him instead
WWE @ Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center - May 19, 2003 - RAW
Sylvian Grenier & Rene Dupree defeated Scott Steiner & Test (w/ Stacy Keibler) when Grenier pinned Test with a roll up after Test collided with his partner on the ring apron, sending Steiner to the floor; after the bout, Steiner and Test argued resulting in Stacy leaving ringside by herself and upset with both men

31. Guerrero/Tajiri vs World's Greatest Tag Team
Judgment Day 03 - Charlotte, NC - Coliseum - May 18, 2003 - PPV
Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri (sub. for Chavo Guerrero Jr.) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in a ladder match to win the titles at 14:17 when Guerrero grabbed the title belts after Tajiri sprayed green mist into Benjamin's eyes as all three men were climbing the ladder (Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn)
WWE @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - May 20, 2003 - SMACKDOWN
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 15:33 when Guerrero hit the referee with a chair, as Tajiri was about to be pinned by Benjamin, and tossed the chair to Haas; when the referee saw Haas with the chair he disqualified the challengers

32. Lita/Trish vs Molly HOlly/Gail Kim (ahhh, the good ol' days of WWE Women's matches)
Unforgiven 03 (Raw) - Hershey, PA - Giant Center - September 21, 2003 (announced as a sell out) - PPV
Lita & Trish Stratus defeated WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly & Gail Kim when Lita pinned Molly with the moonsault at 6:47; mid-way through the bout, Lita suffered a bloody mouth after smacking her face on the ring apron (Lita's in-ring return after an 18-month absence)
WWE @ Washington DC - MCI Center - September 22, 2003 - RAW
Lita & Trish Stratus defeated WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly & Gail Kim at 6:59 when Lita pinned Kim with the Twist of Fate


33. Jericho/Christian vs Trish/Lita (somehow this happened twice... in a row!)
Armageddon 03 (Raw) - Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Center - December 14, 2003 (9,000) - PPV
Chris Jericho & Christian defeated Trish Stratus & Lita at 6:38 when Christian pinned Trish with a roll up after Jericho helped Trish to her feet
WWE @ Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum - December 15, 2003 - RAW
Chris Jericho & Christian fought Trish Stratus & Lita to a no contest at 4:12 when Jericho had the match stopped after Trish sustained the Unprettier; after the bout, Jericho shoved his tag team partner to the mat before Eric Bischoff came to the ring to confront Jericho; after blowing up at Bischoff for singing the bout to begin with, Bischoff forced Jericho to wrestle Kane later in the night

2004:

34. Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble
Royal Rumble 04 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center - January 25, 2004 (17,289; sell out) - PPV
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 3:13 with the 619 and springboard legdrop after the blind Nidia accidentally tripped the challenger from the apron
WWE @ Washington DC - MCI Center - January 27, 2004 - SMACKDOWN
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 7:46 with a springboard sit-down senton after Noble brought Nidia into the ring and


35. John Cena vs Rene Dupree (one is a future Hall of Famer, the other had a poodle gimmick)
Judgment Day 04 (Smackdown!) - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - May 16, 2004 (18,722; 13,500 paid; sell out) - PPV
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU at 9:56 after catching the challenger as he attempted to use the turnbuckle to jump over Cena as the champion rushed the corner
WWE @ Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center - May 18, 2004 - SMACKDOWN
Rene Dupree defeated WWE US Champion John Cena via count-out after a low blow on the outside of the ring; after the match, Dupree continued to attack Cena in the ring

36. Sable vs Torrie Wilson (they both would do their best to date rich men)
Great American Bash (Smackdown!) - Norfolk, VA - Scope - June 27, 2004 (6,500; 5,500 paid) - PPV
Sable pinned Torrie Wilson at 6:06 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after faking an injury; one of Torrie's shoulders was clearly up during the cover
WWE @ Fayetteville, NC - Crown Coliseum - June 29, 2004 - SMACKDOWN
Torrie Wilson pinned Sable with a DDT at 3:14

37. Randy Orton vs Chris Benoit (Orton's ascension whilst North of the Border)
Summer Slam 04 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Center - August 15, 2004
Randy Orton pinned World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 20:09 with the RKO after avoiding the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Benoit returned to the ring to offer his hand in congratulations to the new champion with Orton then shaking it
WWE @ London, Ontario - Labatt Centre - August 16, 2004
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned Chris Benoit at 16:55 with the RKO after Benoit fought off an interfering Ric Flair, Batista, and Triple H who came ringside late in the contest; after the bout, Evolution celebrated Orton's title defense, with Batista hoisting the champion on his shoulders until given the signal from Triple H to fall backwards and drop Orton; as the show came to a close, Orton was triple teamed by the remainder of Evolution

38. Shelton Benjamin vs Chris Jericho
Taboo Tuesday (Raw) - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - October 19, 2004 (3,500) - PPV
Shelton Benjamin pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho to win the title at 10:54 after catching the champion coming off the top and hitting the Exploder suplex; Benjamin was chosen as the challenger, with 37% of the vote, just prior to the match; Batista was the runner up with 20%; other possible challengers included Rhyno, the Hurricane, Jonathan Coachman, Maven, Rodney Mack, Chuck Palumbo, Steven Richards, Christian, Tyson Tomko, Rosey, and several others; after the bout, Jericho put the belt over Benjamin's shoulder and shook his hand for being the better man
WWE @ Des Moines, IA - Veterans Auditorium - October 25, 2004 (4,550) - RAW
WWE IC Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Chris Jericho by reversing an attempt at the Walls of Jericho into a roll up and body scissors; after the bout, Jericho shook the champion's hand out of respect; moments after Jericho left ringside, Christian attacked Benjamin from behind and hit the Unprettier before posing with the belt

(Was this the PPV where Jericho shoot didn't know who his challenger was?)

39. Randy Orton vs Ric Flair
Taboo Tuesday (Raw) - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - October 19, 2004 (3,500) - PPV
Randy Orton pinned Ric Flair in a steel cage match at 10:35 after ducking Flair's swing with a steel chair and hitting the RKO; after the contest, Flair offered his hand to Orton in respect, with Orton then shaking it; moments later, Orton hugged Flair; other possible stipulations included a falls count anywhere match and a submission match (The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)
WWE @ Des Moines, IA - Veterans Auditorium - October 25, 2004 (4,550) - RAW
Ric Flair pinned Randy Orton after Triple H came out of the crowd and hit Orton with a chair after Flair had received the RKO; at the time of the fall, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Maven were beating up an interfering Batista on the opposite side of the ring; after the bout, Flair received a second RKO while Triple H was hit with three rolling German suplexes from Benoit, a Lionsault from Jericho, and a RKO from Orton; due to pre-match stipulations, Orton would not earn a world title shot for however long Triple H remained champion; had Orton won the match, he would have faced Triple H for the title at Survivor Series

2005:

40. Maven vs. Shelton Benjamin
New Year's Revolution (Raw) @ San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo De Puerto Rico - January 9, 2005 (15,764; sell out) - PPV, my birthday
WWE IC Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Maven at 6:08 with a roll up after the challenger narrowly avoided being counted-out; Maven spent the majority of the match cutting a promo on the crowd from outside the ring; after the bout, Maven grabbed the mic, said the pinfall didn't count, and if Benjamin didn't agree to an immediate rematch then he could be considered the WWE's second women's champion; Benjamin then returned to the ring and pinned Maven with the Exploder suplex at the 5-second mark
WWE @ Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Office Depot Center - January 10, 2005 (7,500) - RAW
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: WWE IC Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Maven with a reverse spin kick and the Exploder suplex in a non-title match at 1:49


41. Bashams vs Guerrero/Rey
No Way Out 05 (Smackdown!) - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena - February 20, 2005 (8,000) - PPV
Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham to win the titles when Guerrero pinned Doug at 14:52 after hitting him with one of the title belts, slid in the ring by Mysterio, as the referee's back was turned (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
WWE @ Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center - February 22, 2005 (7,000) - SMACKDOWN
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Mysterio pinned Doug following the 619, Frog splash, and springboard legdrop at 12:53


42. Trish vs Christy Hemme
WrestleMania 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - April 3, 2005 (20,193; sell out) - PPV
WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus pinned Christy Hemme (w/ Lita) with the Chick Kick at 4:43
WWE @ Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - April 4, 2005 (16,653; sell out) - RAW
WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus fought Christy Hemme (w/ Lita) to a no contest when the champion knocked Hemme out before the match with the Chick Kick; as the referee tended to Christy, Trish attacked the injured knee of Lita, putting her in a leg submission for several moments before leaving ringside

43. Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury vs Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas (with the first team's name you can actually spell "Journeymen")
Judgment Day 05 (Smackdown!) - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - May 22, 2005 (9,500) - PPV
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas at 8:05 when Mercury pinned Haas following the Snapshot after Nitro hit a knee to the back and dropped Haas throat-first across the top rope behind the referee's back
WWE @ Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - May 24, 2005 - SMACKDOWN
Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina) via disqualification at 12:11 when Nitro hit Holly over the head with a steel chair to prevent the pinfall after Holly hit the Alabama Slam on Mercury; after the bout, Haas briefly chased the champions around ringside with the chair

44. Carlito vs Big Show
Judgment Day 05 (Smackdown!) - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - May 22, 2005 (9,500) - PPV
Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Matt Morgan) pinned the Big Show at 4:44 after Morgan interfered, kicked Show in the face as Show attempted the chokeslam on Carlito, and followed with an F5
WWE @ Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - May 24, 2005 - SMACKDOWN
The Big Show pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the chokeslam at 3:24; early in the contest, Matt Morgan - who was in Carlito's corner - was ejected from ringside; after the bout, Morgan returned to the ring, attacked Show, and eventually dropped him with an F5 onto the commentary table at ringside

45. Melina vs Torrie Wilson
Great American Bash 05 (Smackdown!) - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena - July 24, 2005 - PPV
Melina defeated Torrie Wilson in a bra & panties match at 3:52 after Torrie was dropped throat-first across the top rope; after the bout, Melina attacked guest referee Candice Michelle; moments later, Torrie and Candice helped in stripping Melina down to her bra and panties; Candice then stripped down as well as she and Torrie played to the fans
WWE @ Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena - July 26, 2005 - SMACKDOWN
Melina (w/ Jillian) pinned Torrie Wilson (w/ Candice Michelle) with her feet on the ropes at 4:26 after Torrie was dropped throat-first across the top rope; after the bout, Jillian attacked Candice

46. John Cena vs Chris Jericho (Jericho's two hiatius)
Summer Slam 05 - Washington DC - MCI Center - August 21, 2005 (15,700; 14,200 paid; sell out) - PPV
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Chris Jericho at 14:49 by catching the challenger running the ropes and hitting the FU
WWE @ Hampton, VA - Coliseum - August 22, 2005 (7,500; sell out) - RAW
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Chris Jericho with the FU at 15:49 after catapulting the challenger into Eric Bischoff on the ring apron, with Jericho hitting his head against the world title belt; due to pre-match stipulations, Jericho was fired by Bischoff immediately following the match, with Jericho being taken away by security; had Cena lost, he would have been fired; Bischoff was at ringside for the duration of the match; after Jericho was ejected from ringside, Kurt Angle attacked Cena from behind and assaulted him inside the ring and hit the Olympic Slam; moments later, Bischoff grabbed the mic and announced Angle was the #1 contender to Cena's title (Jericho's last appearance for more than 2 years) (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)

47. Ric Flair vs Carlito
Unforgiven 05 (Raw) - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center - September 18, 2005 (8,000) - PPV
Ric Flair defeated WWE IC Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool to win the title via submission with the figure-4 at 11:47 after punching Carlito as he had a mouth full of apple, causing the champion to choke; after the bout, Flair grabbed the mic and said it was an honor to win the title at that stage in his career, it was as sweet as any of his world title victories, and said his only regret was that Triple H wasn't there to celebrate with him; moments later, Flair invited several girls from ringside to party with him inside his limo
WWE @ Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum - September 19, 2005 (3,500) - PPV
WWE IC Champion Ric Flair defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool via submission with the figure-4 at 20:31 after grabbing onto the ropes for leverage

48.Big Show & Kane vs Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade
Taboo Tuesday (Raw) - San Diego, CA - Pay One Center - November 1, 2005 (6,000) - PPV
The Big Show & Kane defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade to win the titles at 7:59 following a double chokeslam on Cade; after the bout, the new champions hit a double chokeslam on Murdoch as well; Kane & Show were chosen as the tag team challengers because Shawn Michaels earned the right to compete in the main event; voting - Shawn Michaels - 46%; Kane - 38%; Big Show - 16% (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
WWE @ Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial - November 7, 2005 - RAW
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions the Big Show & Kane defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch in a hardcore match at 5:30 when Kane pinned Cade following a double chokeslam through the announce table, with Show placing one foot on Kane during the cover for added leverage

49. Booker T vs Chris Benoit (best of seven)
Survivor Series - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - November 27, 2005 (15,000) - PPV
Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Chris Benoit with an Oklahoma side roll at 14:39 with his feet on the ropes for leverage, and Sharmell grabbing Booker's leg's for added leverage, after Benoit failed a diving headbutt; Benoit: 0, Booker: 1
WWE @ Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena - November 29, 2005 - SMACKDOWN
Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Chris Benoit with the scissors kick; Benoit - 0, Booker - 2

50. JBL vs Matt Hardy
Armageddon (Smackdown!) - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center - December 18, 2005 (8,000) - PPV
John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Matt Hardy at 6:45 with the Clothesline from Hell after throwing Hardy into an unprotected turnbuckle and following with a clothesline in the corner; before the bout, JBL cut a lengthy in-ring promo on Hardy until he was interrupted by Hardy's entrance
WWE @ Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena - December 27, 2005 (3,700) - SMACKDOWN
Matt Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via count-out at 6:16 when the Boogeyman came out and distracted JBL after Hardy sustained the Clothesline from Hell, with JBL and Jillian eventually being scared into the crowd after the Boogeyman threw worms on Jillian; prior to the bout, JBL took a mic and told Michael Cole & Tazz at ringside that he did not have a match at Armageddon, rather he made a statement

2006:

51. John Cena vs Edge
Royal Rumble 06 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - January 29, 2006 (16,178; sell out) - PPV
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Edge (w/ Lita) via submission with the STFU to win the title at 14:03 after Edge collided with Lita on the ring apron and the challenger hit the FU; prior to the match, the challenger walked out to the ring on a giant scaffold that was lowered from the ceiling; immediately after the bout, Todd Grisham interviewed Edge & Lita backstage, with Edge storming off and Jim Duggan confronting Lita moments later and yelling "Hoooo" (The John Cena Experience)
WWE @ Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre - January 30, 2006 - RAW
Edge (w/ Lita) defeated WWE World Champion John Cena via disqualification at 14:13 when Lita grabbed the title belt and hit Edge in the head with it as the champion prepared to hit the FU

52. Matt Hardy & Tatanka vs Nitro & Mercury
No Way Out 06 (Smackdown!) - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - February 19, 2006 (11,000; sell out) - PPV
Matt Hardy & Tatanka (mystery partner) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) in a non-title match at 10:26 when Tatanka pinned Mercury with the Samoan Drop after Hardy dropped Nitro with the Twist of Fate
WWE @ Richmond, VA - Coliseum - February 21, 2006 (6,500) - SMACKDOWN!
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Matt Hardy & Tatanka at 7:24 when Mercury pinned Hardy with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Melina prevented Hardy from using the Twist of Fate by grabbing onto his leg

53. Undertaker vs Mark Henry
WrestleMania 22 - Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - April 2, 2006 (14,300; 13,600 paid; announced at 17,159; sell out) - PPV
The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry in a casket match at 9:27 following a plancha to the floor and the tombstone (The Undertaker: 15-0)
WWE @ Peoria, IL - Civic Center - April 4, 2006 - RAW
The Undertaker fought Mark Henry to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when the Great Khali appeared with Daivari as Taker battled Henry on the floor; moments later, Taker confronted Khali in the ring and threw two punches, neither of which hurt Khali; Khali then tore the turnbuckle pad off with one hand, threw Taker in head-first, and landed a series of headbutts to the back of the head before dropping Taker with a boot to the face (Khali's surprise debut)

54. Rey Mysterio vs JBL (JBL's 19 month break)
Judgment Day 06 (Smackdown!) - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - May 21, 2006 (announced as 15,421; 9,800 paid; sell out) - PPV
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield at 15:56 with the 619 and frog splash after kicking a steel chair into the challenger's face, moments after JBL punched out replacement referee Charles Robinson; Mysterio's wife Angie was shown throughout the match sitting ringside; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out and celebrated Mysterio's victory (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
WWE @ Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena - May 23, 2006 SMACKDOWN
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned John Bradshaw Layfield; stipulations stated JBL would retire if he lost (JBL's last match for 19 months)

55. Regal vs Finlay (was supposed to involve Lashley but "elevated liver enzymes" threw a wrench in those plans)
Great American Bash (Smackdown!) - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - July 23, 2006 (9,750; 8,750 paid) - PPV
WWE US Champion Finlay pinned William Regal at 13:51 with his feet on the ropes for leverage after hitting him with Regal's own boot as Regal attempted to hit the champion with Finlay's shillalaugh
WWE @ Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - July 25, 2006 - SMACKDOWN
WWE US Champion Finlay pinned William Regal with a roll up at 5:31 after the champion's midget landed a low blow on Regal using the shillelagh

56. Batista vs Ken Kennedy (this wouldn't be the last time.. see #63)
Great American Bash (Smackdown!) - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - July 23, 2006 (9,750; 8,750 paid) - PPV
Ken Kennedy (sub. for Mark Henry) defeated Batista via disqualification at 8:38 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match when Batista refused to stop standing on Kennedy's throat in the corner (ouch)
WWE @ Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - July 25, 2006 - SMACKDOWN
Ken Kennedy defeated Batista via count-out at 3:37 when Kennedy punched Batista off the apron after Batista accidentally clotheslined the steel ringpost; prior to the bout, it was announced Kennedy received 20 stitches to the head following his match against Batista at the Great American Bash; before Batista's entrance, Kennedy demanded to be introduced as the man that beat Batista at the Bash

57. Booker T vs. Rey Mysterio Jr
Great American Bash (Smackdown!) - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - July 23, 2006 (9,750; 8,750 paid)
Booker T pinned World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 16:48 when Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out as referee Nick Patrick was knocked out on the floor and hit the champion over the head with a steel chair, which Booker brought in the ring moments earlier; Sharmell was in the challenger's match but was ejected at the 10-minute mark; after the bout, Sharmell returned to the ring and repeatedly said "All hail, King Booker" over the mic
WWE @ Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - July 25, 2006
World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 8:19 with the scissors kick after Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out of the crowd and pulled the challenger off the apron and into the ringside barrier (Great American Bash 06)

58.Umaga vs Kane
Unforgiven 06 (Raw) - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Center - September 17, 2006 (16,105; 15,000 paid; sell out) - PPV
Kane fought Umaga (w/ Armando Allejandro Estrada) to a double count-out at 7:03 when both men began brawling in the crowd; the fight eventually went backstage
WWE @ Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre - September 18, 2006 (13,500; sell out) - RAW
Umaga (w/ Armando Allejandro Estrada) defeated Kane via disqualification at 8:01 when Kane hit Umaga over the head three times with a steel chair; moments later, Kane stalked Estrada up the ramp and dragged him backstage; after the commercial break, Umaga attacked Kane backstage as Kane prepared to assault Estrada (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)

59. Lita & Mickie James
Cyber Sunday (Raw) - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena - November 5, 2006 - PPV
WWE Women's Championship Tournament Finals: Lita pinned Mickie James in a lumberjill match to win the title at 8:09 with a kick to the midsection and the DDT after Mickie knocked down Victoria and Melina on the floor; lumberjills for the match included Torrie Wilson, Jillian Hall, Kristal, Kelly Kelly, Brooke, Melina, Victoria, Candice Michelle, Michelle McCool, Leyla, Ashley, Ariel, and Trinity; the lumberjill stipulation won 46% of the vote, beating a No DQ match, at 40%, and a submission match, at 14%
WWE @ Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena - November 6, 2006 - RAW
WWE Women's Champion Lita pinned Mickie James with the DDT at 1:27; prior to the bout, Jonathan Coachman joined Jim Ross on commentary for the remainder of the show; before the match began, Lita announced Bischoff ordered the challenger to wrestle the match with one arm tied behind her back; after the match, Lita introduced Bischoff as the guest referee for the main event

60. Benoit vs Chavo
Survivor Series 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center - November 26, 2006 (15,400; 14,400 paid; announced at 17,883; sell out) - PPV
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via submission at 8:23 with the Crippler Crossface after Chavo kicked Benoit away as the champion attempted the Sharpshooter, with Benoit falling into Vickie on the apron knocking her to the floor
WWE @ Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena - November 28, 2006 - SMACKDOWN!
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 11:58 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Benoit narrowly avoided running into Vickie on the ring apron

(which continued for another month...)

61. Benoit vs Chavo
Armageddon (Smackdown!) - Richmond, VA - Coliseum - December 17, 2006 (8,200; 7,100 paid) - PPV
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero, in a neckbrace) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 12:16, moments after attempting to apply the hold on an interfering Vickie
WWE @ Hampton, VA - Coliseum - December 19, 2006 - SMACKDOWN!
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification at 11:15 when Vickie hit the champion in the back with the title belt as he had the Crippler Crossface applied; after the bout, Chavo yelled at Vickie and poked her in the chest repeatedly until she fell to the mat and further njured her neck, with Benoit then checking on Vickie until Guerrero attacked him with the title belt

2007:

62. Chris Masters vs Carlito
New Year's Revolution (Raw) - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena - January 7, 2007 (about 10,000) - PPV
Chris Masters pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool at 5:58 by blocking a victory roll and grabbing the tights for leverage; after the bout, Masters kicked Carlito in the head before applying the full nelson
WWE @ St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center - January 8, 2007 - RAW
Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Chris Masters at 3:40 with the Back Cracker after Torrie hit Masters with the timekeeper's bell behind the referee's back

63. Batista vs Ken Kennedy
Royal Rumble 07 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center - January 28, 2007 (announced at 16,000; sell out) - PPV
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Ken Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb at 10:32 after hitting a clothesline as Kennedy came off the middle turnbuckle
WWE @ Omaha, NE - Qwest Center - February 6, 2007 (7,000) -SMACKDOWN!
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Ken Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb at 15:40; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and had a staredown with Batista from the entrance way as the show came to a close

64. Finlay & Hornswoggle vs Boogeyman & Lil' Boogeyman
No Way Out 07 (Smackdown!) - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - February 18, 2007 (announced at over 17,000; 14,000; sell out) - PPV
Finlay & his midget defeated the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman at 6:46 when Finlay pinned Little Boogeyman after hitting him with the shillelagh
WWE @ San Diego, CA - ipayOne Center - February 20, 2007 (7,500; sell out) - SMACKDOWN!
Finlay & Lil Bastard defeated the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman at around the 4-minute mark when Bastard pinned Boogeyman with a DDT after Finlay hit Boogeyman with his shillalagh (the bout began during the commercial break)

65. Kane vs Booker T
No Way Out 07 (Smackdown!) - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - February 18, 2007 (announced at over 17,000; 14,000; sell out) - PPV
Kane pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with the chokeslam at 12:40 as Booker attempted the scissors kick (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
WWE @ San Diego, CA - ipayOne Center - February 20, 2007 (7,500; sell out) - SMACKDOWN!
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Kane in a falls count anywhere match at 17:56 by pinning Kane on the floor after the Great Khali attacked Kane and threw him through the ringside barricade; after the commercial break, Booker & Sharmell were shown celebrating backstage until Khali appeared, with Booker extending his hand for Khali to shake and Khali shaking his arm before walking off

66. Ric Flair vs Carlito (see #47 for the 2005 version)
Judgment Day 07 - St. Louis, MO - Scotttrade Center - May 20, 2007 (10,500; 9,399 paid) - PPV
Ric Flair defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool via submission with the figure-4 at 15:35 after repeatedly stomping Carlito's legs
WWE @ Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad - May 21, 2007 - RAW
Ric Flair fought Carlito Caribbean Cool to a double count-out at 4:03 when both men began brawling on the floor; after the bout, Carlito hit the Back Stabber twice outside the ring and then spat apple in Flair's face


67. Kane vs Finlay
Summer Slam 07 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena - August 26, 2007 (17,441; sell out) - PPV
Kane pinned Finlay with the chokeslam at 8:49, despite interference from WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle; Kane wrestled the bout with taped ribs following an attack from Finlay weeks earlier
WWE @ Albany, NY - Times Union Center - August 28, 2007 - SMACKDOWN
Finlay pinned Kane at 7:10 by hitting him in the head with the shillelagh after WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle distracted the referee from the apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Finlay advanded to meet the winner of a match between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Batista to determine World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali's opponent at Unforgiven

68. Matt Hardy & MVP vs Deuce & Domino (four men that don't work for WWE anymore!)
Unforgiven 07 (Raw) - Memphis, TN - Fed Ex Forum - September 16, 2007 - PPV
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Duece & Domimo (w/ Cherry) at 9:19 when Hardy pinned Deuce with the Twist of Fate; after the bout, Hardy celebrated with both tag team title belts and the US belt before eventually dropping the US belt at MVP's feet
WWE @ Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - September 18, 2007 (5,000) - SMACKDOWN!
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 9:58 when Domino pinned Hardy with a roll up after the champions began arguing with one another; after the bout, MVP and Hardy continued to argue until MVP left ringside

69. Rey vs Finlay (which technically happened three times due to a reshoot!)
No Mercy 07 (Smackdown!) - Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - October 7, 2007 (announced as 15,106; sell out) - PPV
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Finlay to a no contest at around the 9-minute mark when Finlay appeared to have suffered a head injury after he was knocked from the apron backwards onto the floor following a legdrop off the top from Mysterio; moments later, medics came ringside and fitted Finlay with a neckbrace and placed onto a stretcher; as the stretcher was moved to the ramp, Finlay climbed off the stretcher and attacked Mysterio from behind, assaulting him around ringside until he was pulled away by referees
WWE @ Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - October 9, 2007 (7,000) - SMACKDOWN!
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Finlay to a double disqualification at 9:54 when both men shoved referee Micky Jay; prior to the bout, John Layfield Bradshaw grabbed the mic and told the crowd they would determine who the guest referee would be for the title match at Cyber Sunday - Mick Foley, Steve Austin, or himself; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would face World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the match, at the pay-per-view; after the contest, Finlay continued to assault Mysterio until the Undertaker appeared in the ring and motioned at Batista he wanted the belt; the bout took place twice during the taping, once before the ECW show and then again afterwards

008:

70. MVP vs Ric Flair
Royal Rumble 08 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - January 27, 2008 (announced at 20,798; 19,000; sell out) - PPV
Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via submission with the figure-4 in a non-title match at 7:50; prior to the match, Flair cut an in-ring promo on his career and thanked the MSG crowd for the respect they had shown him over the years; MVP originally won the match at the 4-minute mark following a boot to the face but referee Charles Robinson had the bout continue after noticing Flair's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost the match; Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman provided commentary for the match
WWE @ Reading, PA - Sovereign Center - January 29, 2008 - SMACKDOWN
Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:17 when MVP refused to break a reversal of the figure-4 after Flair was under the ring ropes; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would be forced to retire if he lost; after the bout, MVP repeatedly rammed Flair's leg into the ringpost, then trapped Flair's leg in the ring steps and kicked them; moments later, Flair was helped backstage by referees; after the commercial break, the trainer was shown looking at Flair's leg backstage

71. John Cena vs Randy Orton (remember when they two never stopped feuding?!)
No Way Out 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center - February 17, 2008 (matinee) (13,500; announced at 15,120; sell out) - PPV
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at 15:49 when Orton slapped the referee seemingly for no reason after Cena sustained the RKO on the floor but made it back in the ring before the 10-count; many in the crowd cheered for Orton during the match and booed Cena; late in the match, Orton tried to get himself counted-out until Cena broke the count; after the contest, Cena dropped Orton with the FU and applied the STFU, with Orton tapping
WWE @ Anaheim, CA - Honda Center - February 18, 2008 (matinee) - RAW
John Cena pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a non-title match at 14:05 with the FU after having a confrontation with guest referee Triple H; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a spot in the WWE World Title match at WrestleMania with Orton and Triple H; after the bout, Triple H dropped Cena with the Pedigree before doing the same to Orton; Triple H then posed with the title belt as the show came to a close

72. Matt Hardy vs MVP

Backlash 08 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - April 27, 2008 (9,000; sell out) - pPV
Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP to win the title at 11:25 with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the boot to the face while in the corner
WWE @ Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall - April 29, 2008 - SMACKDOWN
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate at 16:19

73. Jericho vs Kofi
Night of Champions 08 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - June 29, 2008 (matinee) (announced at 16,151; 13,000 paid; sell out) - PPV
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Lance Cade) to win the title in an unadvertised match at 11:01 with the spin kick to the face after Jericho knocked Shawn Michaels off the apron, moments after Michaels appeared ringside and dropped Cade with the superkick
WWE @ Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center - June 30, 2008 (9,800) - RAW
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Chris Jericho (w/ Lance Cade) via disqualification at around the 5-minute mark after referee Mike Chioda caught Jericho grabbing the tights for leverage during a pin attempt; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo on Shawn Michaels and challenged him to a match at the Great American Bash; after the bout, Jericho attacked Kingston from behind and injured his eyes (the bout began during the commercial break)

74. Batista vs CM Punk
Great American Bash 08 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - July 20, 2008 (announced at 14,126; sell out) - PPV
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk fought Batista to a double disqualification at 11:04 when, after Batista caught Punk coming off the apron and hit a spinebuster on the floor, Kane attacked Batista on the floor and threw him into the ringpost and then dropped Punk with the chokeslam
WWE @ Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena - July 21, 2008 (announced as a sell out) - RAW
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk via disqualification at 8:59 when John Bradshaw Layfield appeared ringside and brawled with the challenger after Batista hit the spear on Punk

75. Batista vs JBL
No Mercy 08 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden - October 5, 2008 (matinee) (10,000 paid) - PPV
Batista pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the sit-down powerbomb at 5:19; stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title
WWE @ Seattle, WA - Key Arena - October 6, 2008 (matinee) - RAW
Batista pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the spear and sit-down powerbomb at 7:34

76. The Undertaker vs Big Show
Survivor Series 08 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden - November 23, 2008 (announced at 15,825; sell out) - PPV
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a casket match at 12:45 after throwing Show into the casket, set upright, with the casket falling down and the lid shutting
WWE @ Albany, NY - Times Union Center - November 25, 2008 - SMACKDOWN!
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match via submission with the Hell's Gate at 16:14

2009:

77. Shane McMahon vs Randy Orton (THOSE punches..ugh!)
No Way Out 09 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - February 15, 2009 (matinee) (11,362) - PPV
Randy Orton pinned Shane McMahon in a no holds barred match at 18:18 with the RKO after avoiding a kick to the head by Shane
WWE @ Spokane, WA - Arena - February 16, 2009 - RAW
Randy Orton fought Shane McMahon to a no contest in an unsanctioned fight at the 7:30 mark when Ted Dibiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes attacked Shane, with Rhodes dropping him with the Crossroads before Orton kicked Shane in the head

78. Edge vs Jeff Hardy
Judgment Day 09 - Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - May 17, 2009 (13,443; announced at 14,822; sell out)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with a DDT off the top at 19:55; late in the bout, Matt Hardy, in the crowd, struck the challenger with his hand cast behind the referee's back (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
WWE @ Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena - May 19, 2009
Jeff Hardy pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 15:00 with the Swanton after knocking the champion off the top rope; stipulations stated the winner would choose the stipulation for their title match at Extreme Rules; after the bout, Todd Grisham conducted an in-ring interview with Hardy in which he said his match with Edge would be a ladder match

(the feud MUST continue...)

79. Edge vs Jeff Hardy (a title match which ended up with neither man holding the belt)
[u]Extreme Rules 09 - New Orleans, LA - Arena - June 7, 2009 (9,124) - PPV
Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a ladder match to win the title at 20:06 after the champion became stuck in the rungs of the ladder; after the contest, Hardy celebrated the title win until Jim Ross came into the ring to conduct an interview; moments later, CM Punk came out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship, Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn Blu-ray)
WWE @ Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum - June 9, 2009 - SMACKDOWN!
Jeff Hardy fought Edge to a no contest at 21:34 when, after Edge threw Hardy into World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, who provided guest commentary for the match, Punk attacked Edge in the ring

80. Randy Orton vs Batista
Extreme Rules 09 - New Orleans, LA - Arena - June 7, 2009 (9,124) - PPV
Batista pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a steel cage match to win the title with the sit-down powerbomb at 7:04 after Orton attempted to climb over the top of the cage; after the bout, Batista said the win was dedicated to the injured Ric Flair
WWE @ Lafayette, LA - Cajundome - June 8, 2009 - RAW
Randy Orton (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes) fought WWE World Champion Batista to a no contest when, as referee Mike Chioda began counting Batista, the ambulance which carried Batista to the hospital arrived, Triple H came out the back, and assaulted Legacy in the ring (Triple H's surprise return after a 2-month absence)

81. John Cena vs The Miz
Great American Bash 09 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena - June 28, 2009 (10,412) - PPV
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the STFU at 5:40 following the FU
WWE @ San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion - June 29, 2009 - RAW
Night of Champions #1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the STFU at 13:50 (The John Cena Experience)

82. Cryme Tyme vs JeriShow
Summer Slam 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 23, 2009 (matinee) (14,116; announced at 17,129; sell out) - PPV
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme at 9:45 when Jericho pinned JTG when Show punched JTG in the face after the challenger reached the ropes to break the Walls of Jericho; prior to the bout, Jericho & Show cut an in-ring promo in which they claimed they noted the celebrities in attendance and then said they were the biggest stars in the building
WWE @ Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - August 25, 2009 (11,392) - SMACKDOWN!
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 8:42 when Show pinned Shad with the right hand punch; the bout was originally Jericho vs. Shad Gaspard but turned into a tag team match at the 2-minute mark when both men outside the ring became involved; moments later, Teddy Long came out and told the referee to keep the match going as a tag bout

83. CM Punk vs Jeff Hardy (a TLC match and a cage match in a week; ouch! Jeff Hardy's departure)
Summer Slam 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 23, 2009 (matinee) (14,116; announced at 17,129; sell out) - PPV
CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy in a TLC match to win the title at 21:35 after knocking Hardy off the top of the ladder; after the contest, Punk held the title up above Hardy's body until the lights flickered and then went out; when they came back on, the Undertaker was lying in Hardy's spot, with Taker then rising up and dropping Punk with a chokeslam (Taker's surprise return after a 5-month absence) (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, CM Punk: Best in the World)
WWE @ Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - August 25, 2009 (11,392) - SMACKDOWN!
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy in a steel cage match at 20:51 after knocking the challenger off the top, hitting the ropes on the way down, and then escaping over the top of the cage; (Hardy's last appearance) (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)

84. The Great Khali vs Kane (aka how to rib those Canadian fans)
Breaking Point - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre - September 13, 2009 - PPV
Kane pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) in a Singapore cane match at 5:52 with the chokeslam after using a cane as a weapon; canes were positioned at the ringposts for the match; there were several chants of "Boring" during the contest
WWE @ Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum - September 15, 2009 (5,500) - SMACKDOWN!
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Kane via disqualification at the 47-second mark when Kane hit Khali over the head with a steel chair; after the bout, Kane dragged Khali to the ring steps before repeatedly hitting Khali's leg and knee with the steps; during the commercial break, Khali was taken backstage on a stretcher

85. John Morrison vs Dolph Ziggler
Hell in a Cell - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center - October 4, 2009 (12,356; announced at 16,186; sell out)
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler at 15:42 with a kick to the head and Starship Pain after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Zig Zag
WWE @ Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena - October 6, 2009
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Flying Chuck at 9:45 after Ziggler tried to grab a chair he positioned ringside and realized Maria had taken it to sit on; Maria came ringside early in the match to cheer on the challenger; after the contest, Maria tended to Ziggler in the ring

86. Triple H/HBK vs JeriShow
TLC - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center - December 13, 2009 (15,226; 12,000 paid; sell out)
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show to win the titles in a TLC match at 22:31 when Triple H held up half of a broken ladder, allowing Michaels to climb up it and grab the title belts
WWE @ Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center - December 14, 2009
Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels via disqualification at the 28-second mark when Triple H shoved the referee

2010:

87. Drew McIntyre vs Kane
Elimination Chamber - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center - February 21, 2010 (17,628; 14,000 paid; sell out) - PPV
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Kane with a thumb to the eye and the double underhook DDT at 10:12
WWE @ Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - February 23, 2010 - SMACKDOWN!
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kane pinned WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match with a stomp to the face at 5:12; prior to the bout, AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" was played as the camera focused on the Money in the Bank briefcase hung above the ring; during McIntyre's entrance, he cut a promo while walking to the ring, noting his undefeated streak and his win over Kane at Elimination Chamber; McIntyre then said he would go on to win Money in the Bank while and hold both the WWE IC and World Heavyweight Titles, his undefeated streak still intact; after the match, McIntyre threatened referee Charles Robinson as the fans chanted "You lost;" moments later, McIntyre took his belt and yelled at the commentary team before leaving ringside (McIntyre's first loss)

88. John Cena vs Batista (Pink shirt!)
Elimination Chamber - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center - February 21, 2010 (17,628; 14,000 paid; sell out)
Batista pinned WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title in an impromptu match with the spear and sit-down powerbomb at the 33-second mark
WWE @ Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - February 22, 2010 (13,043; announced at more than 14,000) - RAW
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Batista via disqualification in a non-title match at the 25-second mark when Batista kicked Cena in the groin

89. The WM debacle with Vickie
WrestleMania 26 - Glendale, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium - March 28, 2010 (matinee) (61,093; about 55,000 paid; announced at 72,219) - PPV
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Vickie Guerrero, Alicia Fox, & Layla defeated Beth Phoenix, Eve, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim at 3:24 when Vickie pinned Kelly with a frog splash
WWE @ Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - March 29, 2010 (9,000) - RAW
Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Eve, & Gail Kim defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Vickie Guerrero, Alicia Fox, & Layla at the 20-second mark when Eve pinned Maryse with a roll up; after the bout, Phoenix's team chased Vickie out of the ring before successfully fighting off the rest of her team


90. Jericho vs Evan Bourne
Fatal 4 Way - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - June 20, 2010 - PPV
Evan Bourne pinned Chris Jericho with the Shooting Star Press at 12:04 after knocking Jericho off the top rope; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo saying a large base of fans knew he was the sole reason they were watching but he had not made an impact lately because he spent years being the underdog and was now the one being targetted; Jericho then said Bourne was just the latest person trying to make a name at Jericho's expense; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Jericho" and "Let's go, Evan"
WWE @ Bridgeport, CT - Harbor Yard Arena - June 21, 2010 - RAW
Chris Jericho pinned Evan Bourne at 10:44 with the Code Breaker after lifting his knees to block the Shooting Star Press; during Jericho's entrance, a still photo was put on the big screen from Bourne hitting the Air Bourne on Jericho the previous night at Fatal 4 Way; following his entrance, Jericho cut a promo saying he would make an example of Bourne and if he lost he would walk out of WWE forever; after the bout, Jericho helped Bourne to his feet only to shove him back down

91. JacK Swagger vs Rey Mysterio
Money in the Bank - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center - July 18, 2010
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jack Swagger at 10:45 with a hurricanrana into a roll up after unlacing his boot to escape the challenger's ankle lock; after the match, Swagger attacked Mysterio and reapplied the ankle lock until Kane ran out to make the save, assaulted Swagger in the aisle, and eventually chased him backstage; moments later, Kane returned with the Money in the Bank briefcase and a referee for his title shot
WWE @ Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena - July 20, 2010
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Mysterio won via disqualification at 11:13 when Swagger refused to break the ankle lock after Mysterio reached the ropes; fall #2: Mysterio submitted to the ankle lock at 16:07 after Swagger blocked the 619; fall #3: Mysterio pinned Swagger with a crucifix at 19:33; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title shot at Summer Slam; after the bout, Swagger attacked Mysterio's knee until World Heavyweight Champion Kane ran out and dropped Swagger with the chokeslam; moments later, Kane helped Mysterio to his feet and raised his hand in victory before leaving the ring; Kane then returned to the ring and attempted the chokeslam but Mysterio blocked it and hit the 619 before escaping up the ramp as the show came to a close


92. Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston
Summer Slam 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 15, 2010 (14,178; announced as 17,463; sell out) - PPV
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) fought Kofi Kingston to a no contest at around the 7-minute mark when Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young & Michael Tarver ran in as Ziggler had Kingston in the sleeper; after the bout, Ziggler was knocked to the floor by Sheffield while Kingston was attacked and eventually sustained Barrett's fireman's carry into a forward slam; moments later, Barrett took the mic, said it was just a taste of what they have in store for Team WWE later in the show and that the WWE's seventh man wouldn't make any difference because the team was too fragmented to survive
WWE @ Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena - August 17, 2010 - SMACKDOWN!
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification at 8:43 when Vickie climbed on the ring apron and shoved Kingston off the top rope; after the bout, Kingston knocked Ziggler to the floor and confronted Vickie, causing her to repeatedly scream; moments later, Vickie began laughing that Kingston couldn't hurt her, with Ziggler then jumping Kofi from behind; Ziggler then hit the Zig Zag in the ring and locked Kingston in the sleeper; eventually, Kingston stomped Kingston in the side of the face as he lay asleep; moments later, Kingston was tended to by referees and officials

93. Edge vs Jack Swagger
Hell in a Cell 2010 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - October 3, 2010 - PPV
Edge pinned Jack Swagger in an impromptu match at 11:31 with the spear
WWE @ Topeka, KS - Landon Arena - October 5, 2010 - SMACKDOWN!
Edge pinned Jack Swagger at 10:17 with the spear after Swagger hit his head on the middle turnbuckle

94. Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler
Bragging Rights 2010 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - October 24, 2010 (9,000; 7,000 paid) - PPV (I was there)
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (Raw) defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) (Smackdown) via submission with the LeBell Lock at 16:13; neither title was at stake in the match
WWE @ Green Bay, WI - Resch Center - October 25, 2010 (announced as a sell out) - RAW
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Kaitlyn) via submission with the LeBell Lock at 11:03

95. Daniel Bryan vs Ted Dibiase Jr
Survivor Series 2010 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - November 21, 2010 - PPV
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) via submission with the LeBell Lock at 9:58
WWE @ Orlando, FL - Amway Center - November 22, 2010 - RAW
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) in a non-title match at 1:53 via submission with the LeBell Lock; prior to the bout, Brie ran out to be in Bryan's corner; after the contest, Nikki Bella came out to celebrate with her sister and Bryan

96. Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett
Survivor Series 2010 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - November 21, 2010 - PPV
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett in a No DQ, no count-out match at 15:16 with the RKO after guest referee John Cena shoved the challenger, moments after Barrett shoved Cena
WWE @ Orlando, FL - Amway Center - November 22, 2010 - ARW
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett with the RKO at 3:51, moments after John Cena prevented referee Mike Chioda from counting the pinfall after Barrett hit Wasteland, with Nexus then chasing Cena into the crowd

97. Kofi vs Alberto Del Rio
Elimination Chamber 2011 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena - February 20, 2011 (11,500) -PPV
Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 10:28 via submission with the armbreaker after a neckbreaker off the top rope
WWE @ Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center - February 21, 2011 (11,000; sell out) - RAW
Alberto Del Rio fought WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston to a no contest in a non-title match; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; Kingston, his arm bandaged, initially attacked Del Rio from behind in the aisle but, after Rodriguez hit Kingston with his microphone, Del Rio assaulted Kingston's already injured arm before tearing off his bandage and locking him in the armbreaker on the floor; moments later, Kingston was attended to by the referee and a trainer until Del Rio ran back to ringside and shoved him arm-first into the barricade

98. Corre vs Kofi/Kane/Big Show/Santino
WrestleMania 27 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome - April 3, 2011 (61,617; announced at 71,617)
Kofi Kingston (mystery partner, sub. an injured for Vladimir Kozlov), Kane, the Big Show, & Santino Marella defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel at 1:35 when Show pinned Slater with the punch to the face after Santino hit the Cobra on Slater
WWE @ Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena - April 5, 2011 - SMACKDOWN
Kofi Kingston, the Big Show, Kane, & Santino Marella defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #1: Kingston pinned Gabriel with a crossbody off the top at 9:10; fall #2: Barrett pinned Marella with a boot to the face and Wasteland at 14:45; fall #3: Corre was disqualified at 18:32 when the other members ganged up on Kane as he attempted the chokeslam on Barrett; after the bout, Corre was fought off, ending with Kane, Show, & Marella hitting a triple chokeslam on Jackson (Corre's first appearance with slightly modified theme music)

99. Sin Cara vs Chavo
Over the Limit 2011 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - May 22, 2011 (6,500) - PPV
Sin Cara pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 7:23 following a botched La Mistica; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
WWE @ Spokane, WA - Veterans Memorial Arena - May 24, 2011 (3,592) - SMACKDOWN
Sin Cara pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:47 with La Mistica


100. Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi
Capitol Punishment - Washington DC - Verizon Center - June 19, 2011 (9,850) - PPV
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston to win the title at 11:05 via submission with the sleeper after Vickie gauged the champion's eyes behind the referee's back
WWE @ Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - June 20, 2011 - RAW
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 11:07; fans chose the stipulation with 51 percent of the vote over Vickie banned from ringside, with 31 percent, and a submission match, with 18 percent; fall #1: Ziggler pinned Kingston after hitting the Zig Zag on the floor (the fall happened during the commercial break); fall #2: Kingston pinned Ziggler with the SOS at 7:23; fall #3: Kingston won via disqualification when Ziggler hit the challenger with the mic as Ziggler attempted to escape into the crowd; after the contest, Ziggler tried to attack Kingston in the ring but Kingston dropped him with the spin kick to the head

101. Big Zeke vs Wade
Capitol Punishment - Washington DC - Verizon Center - June 19, 2011 (9,850) - PPV
Ezekiel Jackson defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett to win the title via submission with the Torture Rack at 6:40 after several bodyslams
WWE @ Hershey, PA - Giant Center - June 21, 2011 - SMACKDOWN!
WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett via submission with the Torture Rack at 4:3


102. Randy Orton vs Wade
TLC 2011 - Baltimore, MD - First Mariner Arena - December 18, 2011 (8,000) - PPV
Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett in a tables match at 10:14 by catching Barrett coming off the top and putting him through a table set up in the ring with an RKO
WWE @ Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center - December 19, 2011 - RAW
Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification at 8:01 when Barrett struck Orton in the eye with his thumb; during Orton's entrance, a YouTube link briefly appeared on screen; after the match, Barrett continued to attack Orton and dropped him with the sidewalk slam; moments later, Barrett pulled a table out from under the ring, set it up in the ring, and put Orton through it with Wasteland; referees then came out to tend to Orton as Barrett left the ring

103. Big Show vs Mark Henry
TLC 2011 - Baltimore, MD - First Mariner Arena - December 18, 2011 (8,000) - PPV
The Big Show pinned World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry in a chairs match at 5:31 to win the title with the punch to the face; Henry's ankle was heavily taped for the bout; after the contest, Henry attacked Show with a chair and dropped him with a DDT onto a steel chair in the ring; moments later, many in the crowd chanted "Daniel Bryan," with Bryan then coming out to cash in his title shot
WWE @ Richmond, VA - Coliseum - December 20, 2011 - SMACKDOWN!
The Big Show fought Mark Henry to a no contest; during Show's entrance, a graphic briefly appeared on screen advertising a YouTube account; following the ring entrances, David Otunga walked out, noted he was legal representation for John Laurinaitis, and said Henry was not legally cleared to compete and the match would not happen; after Otunga wished the fans a happy holidays, Show knocked him out with a punch; the bout was to have determined the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title

2012:

104. Kane vs Randy Orton
WrestleMania 28 - Miami, FL - Sun Life Stadium - April 1, 2012 (announced at 78,363)
Kane pinned Randy Orton at 10:57 with a chokeslam off the top; early in the bout, there were chants of "Daniel Bryan"
WWE @ Orlando, FL - Amway Center - April 3, 2012 (8,000)
Randy Orton pinned Kane in a No DQ match with the RKO at 13:52 after Kane hit an exposed turnbuckle

105. Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan
Extreme Rules 2012 - Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - April 29, 2012 (announced at 14,817) - PPV
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1, at the 23-minute mark; Sheamus came to the ring wearing a T-shirt which read "18 Seconds
WWE @ Toledo, OH - Huntington Center - May 1, 2012 - SMACKDOWN
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:50 when Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez attacked the champion
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Daniel Bryan in a non-title match at 13:33 with the boot to the face as Bryan came off the top

106. Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler
No Way Out 2012 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center - June 17, 2012 - PPV
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 15:09 with the White Noise and boot to the face; the two received mixed reactions during the in-ring introductions, followed by chants of "Let's go, Ziggler"
WWE @ Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - June 19, 2012 - SMACKDOWN
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match with the boot to the face at 12:26; late in the bout, there were dueling chants for both men

107. Dolph Ziggler vs Chris Jericho
Summer Slam 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 19, 2012 (17,482; sell out) - PPV
Chris Jericho defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 13:04 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after Ziggler missed a charge in the corner; prior to the bout, Gurrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; Jericho's ribs were heavily taped for the contest; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Y2J" and "Let's go, Ziggler"
WWE @ Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center - August 20, 2012 - RAW
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Chris Jericho at 10:29 with the Zig Zag after lifting his knees to avoid a Lionsault; stipulations stated Jericho would be fired if he lost and Ziggler would lose his Money in the Bank briefcase to Jericho if he lost; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; Jericho's ribs were heavily taped for the contest; after the bout, Jericho stole Ziggler's Money in the Bank briefcase from Vickie and twice hit Ziggler with it before dropping him with the Codebreaker; moments later, Jericho left the ring, briefly turning around to look at the crowd before going backstage

108. Hell No vs R-Truth & Kofi Kingston
Night of Champions 2012 - Boston, MA - TD Garden - September 16, 2012 - PPV
Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth to win the titles
WWE @ Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena - September 17, 2012 - RAW
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated R-Truth & Kofi Kingston at 12:44 when Truth submitted to the No Lock after Kane hit the chokeslam and Bryan tagged himself into the bout; after the match, Bryan celebrated with both belts before Kane stole them away and did the same, with the crowd chanting "Hug it out;" moments later, the two hugged before Bryan stole back his own title belt and the two yelled back and forth "I am the tag team champions!"

Looks like they really started doing these repeat matches much heavier from 2005-onwards...

1998: 4 times
1999: 2 times
2000: 9 times
2001: 5 times
2002: 8 times
2003: 5 times
2004: 6 times

2005: 11 times
2006: 11 times
2007: 8 times
2008: 7 times
2009: 10 times
2010: 10 times
2011: 7 times
2012: 5 times (incomplete year)

Guys who are involved the most often? Kane (10x), Edge (9x), Jericho (8x) and Big Show (7x) with Randy Orton, John Cena, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero all tied at six times.
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Chris Harrington,
Apr 26, 2013, 10:33 AM
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