Event Archive 2006

Unexpected ladder contest steals Armageddon

Unexpected ladder contest steals Armageddon

There was quite the irony tonight that after two derisory pay-per-views in a row, the WWE's distinct "B" brand were the ones expected to end 2006 on a high note. But while Smackdown may very much be considered secondary by Vince McMahon, the Friday night show has been...

Samoa Joe finally tops Angle at Turning Point

Samoa Joe finally tops Angle at Turning Point

TNA has reached another Turning Point in their history. The rematch between Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle topped off a somewhat lackluster PPV, but showed that there are big things on the horizon for the group. A star-studded spectacle filled with many close calls, near...

Lashley has a December to remember

Lashley has a December to remember

Just two total matches were officially announced for Sunday night's December To Dismember pay-per-view with a couple others rumoured. Going in, not too many WWECW fans had a good taste in their mouths, including yours truly. But after the show ended, 12 minutes shy of...

Questionable booking mars TNA Genesis

Questionable booking mars TNA Genesis

TNA's primetime debut on Thursday night was a great couple hours of TV, and could have been a new beginning for the company. Unfortunately, Sunday night's Genesis pay-per-view, marred by illogical booking and occasionally sloppy in-ring work, wasn't able to deliver,...

K-Fed costs Cena at Cyber Sunday

K-Fed costs Cena at Cyber Sunday

Having realised, it seems, that Tuesday night pay-per-views are as dead as the proverbial dodo, what was once Taboo Tuesday, is now Cyber Sunday. That it has remained on the WWE calendar -- in whatever guise -- is a good thing, for the concept of the fan vote to...

Mat Matters: Aboard the bus Bound For Glory

Mat Matters: Aboard the bus Bound For Glory

Just as TNA Wrestling was Bound for Glory in Detroit this weekend, marking the company's first pay-per-view on the road, so ran the first ever SLAM! Wrestling bus trip. Judging by the responses of the passengers on said bus, hopefully this marks the first of many...

Sting new champ after Bound For Glory

Sting new champ after Bound For Glory

Bound For Glory, a suitable name for a PPV that has kept TNA on its path to ultimate success. Several surprises, a card full of good matches and crowd that was so hot it would've melted the Impact Zone. Was Bound For Glory an indication of bigger things for TNA? You...

Booker still reigns after No Mercy

Booker still reigns after No Mercy

Call me old-fashioned, but when a singles championship is on the line, I prefer to see it contested by the champion and his closest-ranked challenger. And most definitely, mano a mano. This may be professional wrestling, where we all know that not everything is as it...

Ultimate X steals No Surrender

Ultimate X steals No Surrender

TNA's No Surrender pay per view offering was a mixed bag. Already there seems to be some Vince Russo influence with storylines involving wrestlers being slipped laxatives before wrestling, but matches like the X Division and tag team title bouts on the pay per view...

Unforgiven just averages out

Unforgiven just averages out

At this year's Unforgiven pay-per-view, held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, it was indeed pleasing to note that the home country was particularly well represented. Not only did The Highlanders (from Cambridge, Ontario) receive a shot at WWE Tag Team Champions...

Boston crowd basks in SummerSlam

Boston crowd basks in SummerSlam

BOSTON -- Let it never be said that the people of Boston don't enjoy a good fight, and they weren't hurting for a reason to start one at last night's Summer Slam pay-per-view. As if last night's Red Sox loss to the Yankees didn't provide enough fodder for argument at...

Flair & Hogan top average SummerSlam

Flair & Hogan top average SummerSlam

By NICK TYLWALK AND DALE PLUMMER Eight months ago at the Royal Rumble WWE sacrificed Edge's title run to keep the Cena-Triple H match-up intact for Wrestlemania. Will history repeat itself? Or will Edge finally put the "interim champion" tag behind him? We found out...

Cage turns on Sting at fiery Hard Justice

Cage turns on Sting at fiery Hard Justice

Justice was served hard for Sting, as Christian Cage "shocked" TNA and turned on his "friend," allowing "The King of the Mountain" to retain his gold and walk out of TNA's latest PPV, champion. Cage's turn wasn't the only interesting moment on the PPV, as a small fire...

Booker reigns after the Bash

Booker reigns after the Bash

In recent months it has been said that, moreso than ever, Vince McMahon's decision-making changes from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour. These are creative changes, designed to deliver the best product from what are now three "separate" brands in Raw, Smackdown, and...

Sting succeeds on Victory Road

Sting succeeds on Victory Road

Victory Road, the name of the PPV says it all. For either Christian Cage, Sting, Samoa Joe or Scott Steiner, a road to victory could begin. A pathway to the Heavyweight championship will open up and one of those stars will be sent down that road to a title opportunity...

DX returns with a Vengeance

DX returns with a Vengeance

After building for a couple of months, Sunday night at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena, it was finally time to break it down. For those who haven't embraced the return of the crotch chop, the "it" in question was the reunion of D-Generation X founding fathers Triple H and...

Title held up after TNA Slammiversary

Title held up after TNA Slammiversary

It's been a long, but rewarding road for TNA. From its humble beginnings in a Tennessee arena, to the grandeur and allure of the Impact Zone, from its weekly PPV to its weekly TV show on Spike TV, from Ken Shamrock and Jeff Jarrett, to AJ Styles and Christian Cage,...

Rey wins, MNM splits at Judgment Day

Rey wins, MNM splits at Judgment Day

Forgive my long-winded introduction to tonight's Judgment Day review, but I need to get something off my chest. There has been a lot written this month about Rey Mysterio's recent non-title losses, and about how he is the worst-booked champion in the history of WWE. I...

TNA makes good on Sacrifice PPV

TNA makes good on Sacrifice PPV

The "Captain" made it happen once again. Despite not having lost the title in the first place, Christian Cage was able to overcome the monstrous obstacle of Abyss and regain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, wrapping up what was a relatively decent PPV for TNA....

Heaven can’t help Backlash

Heaven can’t help Backlash

Reading Sunday's newspapers proved an interesting exercise for me this week, especially when I turned to the TV guide and read its listing for WWE Backlash. The main event, it claimed, was the tag team match pitting Vince and Shane McMahon against Shawn Michaels and...

6:05 The Reunion PPV a rush

6:05 The Reunion PPV a rush

Paying homage to the many greats of the past and to the NWA/WCW Saturday Night program that ran on TBS at 6:05pm from 1972 until 2000 was the goal of the 6:05 The Reunion pay-per-view. For the pure nostalgia factor and price tag of $19.99 it was well worth it, but for...

Lockdown not a letdown

Lockdown not a letdown

TNA returned to PPV with cage matches galore. While contesting every match in a steel cage took away from the match over time, unique moves, brawling on the outside and different styles combining helped lead TNA to its third solid PPV in a row. The stage was set,...

WrestleMania delivers big time on PPV

WrestleMania delivers big time on PPV

Wrestlemania 22 was promoted as "Big Time," and WWE actually brought the goods. With more wrestling, less interviews, and more pageantry than the last several editions, this year's 'Mania had a "Big Time" feel to it. The biggest pay-per-view of the year usually means...

Destination X marks a great PPV

Destination X marks a great PPV

Your destination tonight is Universal Studios Florida, as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) presents the Destination X PPV. This event had it all folks, so let's not waste any more time in getting to the details. The main event featured Captain Charisma Christian Cage making...

Main events salvage No Way Out

Main events salvage No Way Out

On the Road to Wrestlemania, there was one last PPV stop, this time in Baltimore, Maryland, as SmackDown! presented No Way Out. With a less than stellar undercard, hopes were high that Orton/Mysterio and Angle/Undertaker would deliver, and deliver they did. In the...

Against All Odds Christian Cage crowned champion

Against All Odds Christian Cage crowned champion

An ex-WWE star is once again NWA champion as Christian Cage defeated Jeff Jarrett to take the strap at TNA's Against All Odds pay per view. While the closing series of reversals and the closing shot of Christian in a ring filled with fans celebrating was cool, the...

Xtreme Makeover: Royal Rumble Edition

Xtreme Makeover: Royal Rumble Edition

Another Royal Rumble is in the books, and the build-up toward WrestleMania -- which is the wrestling hype equivalent of the Super Bowl media week we're just starting -- has begun in earnest. I was an interested observer once again this year, covering the Rumble for...

Mysterio claims Rumble; Cena reigns again

Mysterio claims Rumble; Cena reigns again

How's that saying go? If it ain't broke, don't fix it? The Royal Rumble has always been one of the most popular pay-per-views, sending the fans home after watching one triumphant superstar battle through 29 wrestlers to get a title match at WrestleMania. Not this...

AWE Harsh Reality: A real bang for the buck

AWE Harsh Reality: A real bang for the buck

The third installment of Winnipeg's AWE on PPV aired on Canadian cable providers this week, and it was the first since its Fight Network show began airing. The PPV turned out to be a very enjoyable evening of great wrestling action from past, present and future stars....

Sting gets a hit at Final Resolution

Sting gets a hit at Final Resolution

After weeks of hype and anticipation, a hero made his return to TV last night, ready to battle against villainy across the land. But enough about 24's Jack Bauer, I'm talking about Sting's return to a national wrestling promotion at TNA Wrestling's Final Resolution....

Edge surprise champ after Revolution

Edge surprise champ after Revolution

Albany, NY readied itself for an Elimination Chamber match, a treat only the WWE could offer. But when all was said and done, the treat they received was far past their expectations. A new champion was crowned, but the catch is, he wasn't even a part of the...

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CALENDAR

June 26: AEW Forbidden Door
July 1: Impact Against All Odds
July 2: WWE Money in the Bank
July 30: WWE Summerslam
Sep 3: WWE Clash at the Castle
Oct 8: WWE Extreme Rules
Oct 8: Impact Bound For Glory
Nov 5: WWE Crown Jewel
Nov 26: WWE Survivor Series