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

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

WWE has broadcast pay-per-views since the 1980s, when its classic "Big Four" events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) were first established. The company's PPV lineup expanded to a monthly basis in the mid-1990s and reached its peak of sixteen shows a year in 2006 before returning to twelve in 2012. Following the second brand extension in July 2016, the number of shows per year were expanded once again to 16. Pay-per-view shows are typically three hours in length, though budget priced events (e.g., In Your House) were shorter, while premium events such as WrestleMania can approach five hours. Since 2008, all WWE pay-per-views have been broadcast in high definition. Pay-per-view events are a significant part of the revenue stream for WWE.[1][2]

WWE pay-per-views are made available in the United States by In Demand. In Canada, WWE pay-per-views are available through (depending on service provider) Vu!, Shaw PPV, or SaskTel PPV, and can be seen in movie theatres in HD through selected locations of the Cineplex Entertainment chain. In Australia, WWE's pay-per-views are shown on Main Event. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, some pay-per-views are shown on Sky Sports 1 & 3 and others on Sky Sports Box Office. In India and South Asia, a single broadcaster (currently Sony TEN) generally holds the rights to all WWE programming,[3] including pay-per-views, and they are broadcast for no additional charge.[4] Aside from its standard monthly schedule, WWE produced additional international pay-per-views between 1997 and 2003. These events were not available in the United States and coincided with overseas tours in the United Kingdom.

Following WWE's original brand extension in 2002, the company promoted two touring rosters representing its Raw and SmackDown television programs. Aside from Insurrextion (Raw) and Rebellion (SmackDown!), all WWE pay-per-views featured both brands until June 2003. The traditional "Big Four" continued to showcase the entire roster, while the remaining pay-per-views alternated between Raw and SmackDown cards. A special ECW event in 2005 led to the creation of an ECW brand in 2006, which also received its own dedicated pay-per-view. Additional brand-exclusive events were added to the schedule, which reached its peak in 2006 with sixteen pay-per-view events (five Raw, five SmackDown, two ECW, and the original "Big Four"). In March 2007, WWE announced that all subsequent pay-per-views would feature performers from all brands.[5] Dates were slowly removed from the pay-per-view schedule and in 2012, WWE returned to holding twelve pay-per-views a year. However, since the second brand extension in July 2016, brand-exclusive pay-per-views returned with only the "Big Four" as the only pay-per-views to feature both Raw and SmackDown brands, and some months have two pay-per-views, one for each show.

In 2009, WWE began to rename several of its "B"-show pay-per-views, identifying them with types of matches such as the Money in the Bank ladder match and the Hell in a Cell cage match. Since 2012, WWE has offered a free kickoff/pre-show before each pay-per-view, available on WWE.com and from social media partners such as YouTube and Facebook. The WWE Network, launched on February 24, 2014, features an extensive back catalog of WWE pay-per-view events, as well as all future pay-per-views streamed live from WrestleMania XXX onwards. The WWE Network also included non-PPV events, The Big Event and 1988 Royal Rumble, in their pay-per-view section.[6]

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

Past pay-per-view events[edit]

1980s[edit]

1985[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Closed-circuit sales
March 31 WrestleMania Madison Square Garden New York, New York Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff[7] 1,000,000[8]
November 7 The Wrestling Classic Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois Junkyard Dog vs. Randy Savage[9]

1986[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys
April 7 WrestleMania 2 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper 250,000[10]
Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake) vs. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, California Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy
  • WrestleMania 2 was billed as one show, but emanated from three locations. Each match is listed as the main event for that venue's card. Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy was billed as the official main event.

1987[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
March 29 WrestleMania III Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant 400,000
November 26 Survivor Series Richfield Coliseum Richfield Township, Ohio Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, Ken Patera and Bam Bam Bigelow
vs.
André the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Rick Rude and Butch Reed
325,000

1988[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
March 27 WrestleMania IV Atlantic City Convention Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase 485,000
August 29 SummerSlam Madison Square Garden New York, New York The Mega Powers (Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan) vs. The Mega Bucks (Ted DiBiase and André the Giant) 400,000
November 24 Survivor Series Coliseum at Richfield Richfield Township, Ohio Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Hercules, Koko B. Ware and Hillbilly Jim
vs.
Big Boss Man, Akeem, Ted DiBiase, Haku and The Red Rooster
310,000

1989[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 15 Royal Rumble The Summit Houston, Texas 30-man Royal Rumble match 165,000
April 2 WrestleMania V Atlantic City Convention Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan 767,000
August 28 SummerSlam Brendan Byrne Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage and Zeus 625,000
November 23 Survivor Series Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois The Ultimate Warriors - The Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart and The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
vs.
The Heenan Family - Andre The Giant, Haku, Arn Anderson and Bobby Heenan
385,000
December 27 No Holds Barred:
The Match/The Movie
Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage and Zeus

1990s[edit]

1990[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 21 Royal Rumble Orlando Arena Orlando, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match 260,000
April 1 WrestleMania VI SkyDome Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior 560,000
August 27 SummerSlam Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude 507,000
November 22 Survivor Series Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and Tito Santana
vs.
Ted DiBiase, Rick Martel, The Warlord and Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma)
400,000

1991[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 19 Royal Rumble Miami Arena Miami, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match 440,000
March 24 WrestleMania VII Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, California Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan 764,000[11][12]
August 26 SummerSlam Madison Square Garden New York, New York Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter, General Adnan and Col. Mustafa 405,000
November 27 Survivor Series Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Big Boss Man and The Legion Of Doom (Hawk and Animal)
vs.
Irwin R. Schyster and The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon)
300,000
December 3 This Tuesday in Texas Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, Texas The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan

1992[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 19 Royal Rumble Knickerbocker Arena Albany, New York 30-man Royal Rumble match 260,000
April 5 WrestleMania VIII Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, Indiana Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice 390,000
August 31 SummerSlam Wembley Stadium London, England Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog 280,000
November 25 Survivor Series Richfield Coliseum Richfield Township, Ohio Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels 250,000

1993[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 24 Royal Rumble ARCO Arena Sacramento, California 30-man Royal Rumble match 300,000
April 4 WrestleMania IX Caesars Palace Paradise, Nevada Yokozuna vs. Hulk Hogan 430,000
June 13 King of the Ring Nutter Center Dayton, Ohio Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow 245,000
August 30 SummerSlam The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Michigan Yokozuna vs. Lex Luger 250,000
November 24 Survivor Series Boston Garden Boston, Massachusetts The All Americans - Lex Luger, The Undertaker and The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
vs.
The Foreign Fanatics - Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, Jacques Rougeau and Crush
180,000

1994[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 22 Royal Rumble Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island 30-man Royal Rumble match 200,000
March 20 WrestleMania X Madison Square Garden New York, New York Yokozuna vs. Bret Hart 420,000
June 19 King of the Ring Baltimore Arena Baltimore, Maryland Roddy Piper vs. Jerry Lawler 185,000
August 29 SummerSlam United Center Chicago, Illinois The Undertaker vs. "The Undertaker" 300,000
November 23 Survivor Series Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, Texas The Undertaker vs. Yokozuna 254,000

1995[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 22 Royal Rumble USF Sun Dome Tampa, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match 225,000
April 2 WrestleMania XI Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor 340,000
May 14 In Your House 1 Onondaga County War Memorial Syracuse, New York Diesel vs. Sycho Sid
June 25 King of the Ring CoreStates Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sycho Sid and Tatanka 150,000
July 23 In Your House 2 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee Diesel vs. Sycho Sid
August 27 SummerSlam Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Diesel vs. King Mabel 205,000
September 24 In Your House 3 Saginaw Civic Center Saginaw, Michigan Diesel and Shawn Michaels vs. Yokozuna and The British Bulldog
October 22 In Your House 4 Winnipeg Arena Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Diesel vs. The British Bulldog
November 19 Survivor Series USAir Arena Landover, Maryland Diesel vs. Bret Hart 128,000
December 17 In Your House 5 Hersheypark Arena Hershey, Pennsylvania Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog

1996[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 21 Royal Rumble Selland Arena Fresno, California Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker 260,000
February 18 In Your House 6 Louisville Gardens Louisville, Kentucky Bret Hart vs. Diesel
March 31 WrestleMania XII Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, California Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels 290,000
April 28 In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel
May 26 In Your House 8: Beware of Dog Florence Civic Center Florence, South Carolina Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
May 28 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, South Carolina Goldust vs. The Undertaker
June 23 King of the Ring MECCA Arena Milwaukee, Wisconsin Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog 197,000
July 21 In Your House 9: International Incident General Motors Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Shawn Michaels, Sycho Sid and Ahmed Johnson
vs.
Camp Cornette - Vader, The British Bulldog and Owen Hart
August 18 SummerSlam Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio Shawn Michaels vs. Vader 157,000
September 22 In Your House 10: Mind Games CoreStates Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind
October 20 In Your House 11: Buried Alive Market Square Arena Indianapolis, Indiana The Undertaker vs. Mankind
November 17 Survivor Series Madison Square Garden New York, New York Shawn Michaels vs. Sycho Sid 199,000
December 15 In Your House 12: It's Time West Palm Beach Auditorium West Palm Beach, Florida Sycho Sid vs. Bret Hart

1997[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 19 Royal Rumble Alamodome San Antonio, Texas Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels 244,000
February 16 In Your House 13: Final Four UTC Arena Chattanooga, Tennessee Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vader vs. The Undertaker
March 23 WrestleMania 13 Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois Sycho Sid vs. The Undertaker 237,000
April 20 In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker Blue Cross Arena Rochester, New York Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
May 11 In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia The Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
June 8 King of the Ring Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island The Undertaker vs. Faarooq 177,000
July 6 In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Canadian Airlines Saddledome Calgary, Alberta, Canada The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart and Brian Pillman) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Goldust and The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal)
August 3 SummerSlam Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart 235,000
September 7 Ground Zero: In Your House Louisville Gardens Louisville, Kentucky Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
September 20 One Night Only[13] NEC Arena Birmingham, England Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
October 5 Badd Blood: In Your House Kiel Center St. Louis, Missouri The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
November 9 Survivor Series Molson Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels 250,000
December 7 D-Generation X: In Your House Springfield Civic Center Springfield, Massachusetts Shawn Michaels vs. Ken Shamrock

1998[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 18 Royal Rumble San Jose Arena San Jose, California Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker 351,000
February 15 No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Compaq Center Houston, Texas Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie
vs.
Triple H, Savio Vega and The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
189,000
March 29 WrestleMania XIV FleetCenter Boston, Massachusetts Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin 730,000
April 26 Unforgiven: In Your House Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love 309,000
May 31 Over the Edge: In Your House Wisconsin Center Arena Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love 211,000
June 28 King of the Ring Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kane 310,000
July 26 Fully Loaded: In Your House Selland Arena Fresno, California Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker vs. Kane and Mankind 329,000
August 30 SummerSlam Madison Square Garden New York, New York Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker 700,000
September 27 Breakdown: In Your House Copps Coliseum Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Kane
October 18 Judgment Day: In Your House Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, Illinois The Undertaker vs. Kane 327,000
November 15 Survivor Series Kiel Center St. Louis, Missouri The Rock vs. Mankind 478,000
December 6 Capital Carnage[14] London Arena London, England Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Kane vs. Mankind
December 13 Rock Bottom: In Your House General Motors Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker

1999[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 24 Royal Rumble Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim, California 30-man Royal Rumble match 650,000
February 14 St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Memphis Pyramid Memphis, Tennessee Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon
March 28 WrestleMania XV First Union Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin 800,000
April 25 Backlash: In Your House Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock 398,000
May 16 No Mercy Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester, England Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Triple H
May 23 Over the Edge Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker 416,000
June 27 King of the Ring Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon 430,000
July 25 Fully Loaded Marine Midland Arena Buffalo, New York Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker 360,000
August 22 SummerSlam Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Mankind 600,000
September 26 Unforgiven Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Mankind vs. The British Bulldog vs. Kane vs. Big Show 330,000
October 2 Rebellion[14] National Indoor Arena Birmingham, England Triple H vs. The Rock
October 17 No Mercy Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio Triple H vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin 327,000
November 14 Survivor Series Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Big Show 448,000
December 12 Armageddon National Car Rental Center Sunrise, Florida Triple H vs. Mr. McMahon 371,000

2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 23 Royal Rumble Madison Square Garden New York, New York 30-man Royal Rumble match 590,000
February 27 No Way Out Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Triple H vs. Cactus Jack 480,000
April 2 WrestleMania 2000 Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Anaheim, California Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Big Show vs. Mick Foley 824,000
April 30 Backlash MCI Center Washington, D.C. Triple H vs. The Rock 675,000
May 6 Insurrextion[14] Earls Court Exhibition Centre London, England The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Shane McMahon
May 21 Judgment Day Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky The Rock vs. Triple H 420,000
June 25 King of the Ring FleetCenter Boston, Massachusetts The McMahon-Helmsley Faction (Triple H, Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon) vs. The Rock, The Undertaker and Kane 475,000
July 23 Fully Loaded Reunion Arena Dallas, Texas The Rock vs. Chris Benoit 420,000
August 27 SummerSlam Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena Raleigh, North Carolina The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle 570,000
September 24 Unforgiven First Union Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Rock vs. The Undertaker vs. Chris Benoit vs. Kane 605,000
October 22 No Mercy Pepsi Arena Albany, New York The Rock vs. Kurt Angle 550,000
November 19 Survivor Series Ice Palace Tampa, Florida Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H 400,000
December 2 Rebellion[14] Sheffield Arena Sheffield, England Kurt Angle vs. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rikishi
December 10 Armageddon Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center Birmingham, Alabama Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock vs. The Undertaker vs. Triple H vs. Rikishi 465,000

2001[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 21 Royal Rumble New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana 30-man Royal Rumble match 625,000
February 25 No Way Out Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, Nevada Kurt Angle vs. The Rock 590,000
April 1 WrestleMania X-Seven Reliant Astrodome Houston, Texas The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin 1,040,000
April 29 Backlash Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois The Two Man Power Trip (Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) 375,000
May 5 Insurrextion[14] Earls Court London, England Two Man Power Trip (Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H) vs. The Undertaker
May 20 Judgment Day ARCO Arena Sacramento, California Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker 405,000
June 24 King of the Ring Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit 445,000
July 22 Invasion Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio The Alliance (Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)) vs. Team WWF (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, Kane and Chris Jericho)
August 19 SummerSlam Compaq Center San Jose, California Booker T vs. The Rock 565,000
September 23 Unforgiven Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle 350,000
October 21 No Mercy Savvis Center St. Louis, Missouri Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rob Van Dam 325,000
November 3 Rebellion[14] Manchester Arena Manchester, England Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
November 18 Survivor Series Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Team WWF - The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane and Big Show
vs.
Team Alliance - Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Booker T and Shane McMahon
450,000
December 9 Vengeance San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, California Chris Jericho vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin 315,000

2002[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 20 Royal Rumble Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia 30-man Royal Rumble match 670,000
February 17 No Way Out Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chris Jericho vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin 575,000
March 17 WrestleMania X8 SkyDome Toronto, Ontario, Canada Chris Jericho vs. Triple H 840,000
April 21 Backlash Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri Triple H vs. Hulk Hogan 400,000
May 4 Insurrextion[14] Wembley Arena London, England Triple H vs. The Undertaker
May 19 Judgment Day Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker 373,000
June 23 King of the Ring Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio The Undertaker vs. Triple H 320,000
July 21 Vengeance Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle 375,000
August 25 SummerSlam Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar 540,000
September 22 Unforgiven Staples Center Los Angeles, California Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker 300,000
October 20 No Mercy Alltel Arena North Little Rock, Arkansas Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker 300,000
October 26 Rebellion[14] Manchester Arena Manchester, England Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman vs. Edge
November 17 Survivor Series Madison Square Garden New York, New York Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho vs. Booker T 340,000
December 15 Armageddon Office Depot Center Sunrise, Florida Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H 335,000

2003[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 19 Royal Rumble Fleet Center Boston, Massachusetts 30-man Royal Rumble match 585,000
February 23 No Way Out Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan 450,000
March 30 WrestleMania XIX Safeco Field Seattle, Washington Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar 560,000
April 27 Backlash Worcester Centrum Worcester, Massachusetts The Rock vs. Goldberg 345,000
May 18 Judgment Day Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show 315,000
June 7 Insurrextion[14] Telewest Arena Newcastle, England Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
June 15 Bad Blood Compaq Center Houston, Texas Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
July 27 Vengeance Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle vs. Big Show 365,000
August 24 SummerSlam America West Arena Phoenix, Arizona Triple H vs. Goldberg vs. Kevin Nash vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels 465,000
September 21 Unforgiven Giant Center Hershey, Pennsylvania Triple H vs. Goldberg 360,000
October 19 No Mercy 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker 275,000
November 16 Survivor Series American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Goldberg vs. Triple H 450,000
December 14 Armageddon TD Waterhouse Center Orlando, Florida Goldberg vs. Triple H vs. Kane 240,000

2004[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 25 Royal Rumble Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30-man Royal Rumble match 500,000
February 15 No Way Out Cow Palace Daly City, California Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero 265,000
March 14 WrestleMania XX Madison Square Garden New York, New York Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels 885,000
April 18 Backlash Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels 320,000
May 16 Judgment Day Staples Center Los Angeles, California Eddie Guerrero vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield 235,000
June 13 Bad Blood Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
June 27 The Great American Bash Norfolk Scope Norfolk, Virginia The Undertaker vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) 238,000
July 11 Vengeance Hartford Civic Center Hartford, Connecticut Chris Benoit vs. Triple H 240,000
August 15 SummerSlam Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Chris Benoit vs. Randy Orton 415,000
September 12 Unforgiven Rose Garden Arena Portland, Oregon Randy Orton vs. Triple H 239,000
October 3 No Mercy Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. The Undertaker 183,000
October 19 Taboo Tuesday Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair 174,000
November 14 Survivor Series Gund Arena Cleveland, Ohio Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho and Maven
vs.
Triple H, Batista, Edge and Gene Snitsky
325,000
December 12 Armageddon Gwinnett Arena Duluth, Georgia John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. The Undertaker vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Booker T 230,000

2005[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event ECW-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 9 New Year's Revolution Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
January 30 Royal Rumble Save Mart Center Fresno, California 30-man Royal Rumble match 575,000
February 20 No Way Out Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. Big Show 240,000
April 3 WrestleMania 21 Staples Center Los Angeles, California Triple H vs. Batista 980,000
May 1 Backlash Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, New Hampshire Batista vs. Triple H 320,000
May 22 Judgment Day Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota John Cena vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield 260,000
June 12 ECW One Night Stand Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) vs. Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman 340,000
June 26 Vengeance Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, Nevada Batista vs. Triple H 420,000
July 24 The Great American Bash HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York Batista vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield 280,000
August 21 SummerSlam MCI Center Washington, D.C. Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels 650,000
September 18 Unforgiven Ford Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma John Cena vs. Kurt Angle 250,000
October 9 No Mercy Toyota Center Houston, Texas Batista vs. Eddie Guerrero 230,000
November 1 Taboo Tuesday iPayOne Center San Diego, California John Cena vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels 250,000
November 27 Survivor Series Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Team SmackDown - Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Bobby Lashley
vs.
Team Raw - Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito and Chris Masters
400,000
December 18 Armageddon Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton 320,000

2006[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event ECW-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 8 New Year's Revolution Pepsi Arena Albany, New York John Cena vs. Edge 300,000
January 29 Royal Rumble American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry 550,000
February 19 No Way Out 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker 220,000
April 2 WrestleMania 22 Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. Triple H 930,000
April 30 Backlash Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Edge 220,000
May 21 Judgment Day US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona Rey Mysterio vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield 252,000
June 11 ECW One Night Stand Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam 304,000
June 25 Vengeance Charlotte Bobcats Arena Charlotte, North Carolina D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky, and Mikey) 337,000
July 23 The Great American Bash Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana Rey Mysterio vs. King Booker 232,000
August 20 SummerSlam TD Banknorth Garden Boston, Massachusetts Edge vs. John Cena 541,000
September 17 Unforgiven Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Edge vs. John Cena 307,000
October 8 No Mercy RBC Center Raleigh, North Carolina King Booker vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Batista vs. Finlay 197,000
November 5 Cyber Sunday U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio King Booker vs. John Cena vs. Big Show 228,000
November 26 Survivor Series Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania King Booker vs. Batista 383,000
December 3 ECW December to Dismember James Brown Arena Augusta, Georgia Big Show vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Test
December 17 Armageddon Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia John Cena and Batista vs. King Booker and Finlay 239,000

2007[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 7 New Year's Revolution Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri John Cena vs. Umaga 220,000
January 28 Royal Rumble AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas 30-man Royal Rumble match 491,000
February 18 No Way Out Staples Center Los Angeles, California John Cena and Shawn Michaels vs. Batista and The Undertaker 218,000
April 1 WrestleMania 23 Ford Field Detroit, Michigan John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels 1,188,000
April 29 Backlash Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia John Cena vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels 194,000
May 20 Judgment Day Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri John Cena vs. The Great Khali 242,000
June 3 One Night Stand Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Florida John Cena vs. The Great Khali 186,000
June 24 Vengeance: Night of Champions Toyota Center Houston, Texas John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton vs. King Booker vs. Mick Foley 247,000
July 22 The Great American Bash HP Pavilion San Jose, California John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley 230,000
August 26 SummerSlam Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford, New Jersey John Cena vs. Randy Orton 537,000
September 16 Unforgiven FedExForum Memphis, Tennessee The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry 210,000
October 7 No Mercy Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Triple H vs. Randy Orton 270,000
October 28 Cyber Sunday Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Batista vs. The Undertaker 195,000
November 18 Survivor Series American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Batista vs. The Undertaker 325,000
December 16 Armageddon Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Batista vs. The Undertaker vs. Edge 237,000

2008[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 27 Royal Rumble Madison Square Garden New York, New York 30-man Royal Rumble match 533,000
February 17 No Way Out Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, Nevada Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho vs. Umaga vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield 329,000
March 30 WrestleMania XXIV Florida Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida Edge vs. The Undertaker
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Big Show
1,058,000[15]
April 27 Backlash 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield 200,000
May 18 Judgment Day Qwest Center Omaha Omaha, Nebraska Triple H vs. Randy Orton 252,000
June 1 One Night Stand San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, California The Undertaker vs. Edge 194,000
June 29 Night of Champions American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Triple H vs. John Cena 259,000
July 20 The Great American Bash Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York Triple H vs. Edge 273,000
August 17 SummerSlam Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana The Undertaker vs. Edge 477,000
September 7 Unforgiven Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio Batista vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane 211,000
October 5 No Mercy Rose Garden Arena Portland, Oregon Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels 261,000
October 26 Cyber Sunday US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona Chris Jericho vs. Batista 153,000
November 23 Survivor Series TD Banknorth Garden Boston, Massachusetts Chris Jericho vs. John Cena 319,000
December 14 Armageddon HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York Edge vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy 193,000

2009[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 25 Royal Rumble Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan 30-man Royal Rumble match 450,000
February 15 No Way Out KeyArena Seattle, Washington John Cena vs. Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. Mike Knox 272,000
April 5 WrestleMania XXV Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas Triple H vs. Randy Orton 960,000
April 26 Backlash Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island John Cena vs. Edge 182,000
May 17 Judgment Day Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Edge vs. Jeff Hardy 228,000
June 7 Extreme Rules New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk 213,000
June 28 The Bash ARCO Arena Sacramento, California Randy Orton vs. Triple H 178,000
July 26 Night of Champions Wachovia Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy 267,000
August 23 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk 369,000
September 13 Breaking Point Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada CM Punk vs. The Undertaker 169,000
October 4 Hell in a Cell Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) 300,000
October 25 Bragging Rights Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Randy Orton vs. John Cena 200,000
November 22 Survivor Series Verizon Center Washington, D.C. John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels 225,000
December 13 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show) 228,000

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 31 Royal Rumble Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia 30-man Royal Rumble match 462,000
February 21 Elimination Chamber Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio 272,000
March 28 WrestleMania XXVI University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels 885,000
April 25 Extreme Rules 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland John Cena vs. Batista 182,000
May 23 Over the Limit Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan John Cena vs. Batista 197,000
June 20 Fatal 4-Way Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
July 18 Money in the Bank Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri Sheamus vs. John Cena 162,000
August 15 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Team WWE (John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, R-Truth and John Morrison) vs. The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and Darren Young) 350,000
September 19 Night of Champions Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett vs. Edge vs. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho 165,000
October 3 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Kane vs. The Undertaker 210,000
October 24 Bragging Rights Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett 137,000
November 21 Survivor Series American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett 244,000
December 19 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Toyota Center Houston, Texas John Cena vs. Wade Barrett 195,000

2011[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 30 Royal Rumble TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts 40-man Royal Rumble match 446,000
February 20 Elimination Chamber Oracle Arena Oakland, California CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. R-Truth 200,000
April 3 WrestleMania XXVII Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia The Miz vs. John Cena 1,124,000
May 1 Extreme Rules St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Florida The Miz vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison 209,000
May 22 Over the Limit KeyArena Seattle, Washington John Cena vs. The Miz 142,000
June 19 Capitol Punishment Verizon Center Washington, D.C. John Cena vs. R-Truth
July 17 Money in the Bank Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. CM Punk 195,000
August 14 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio 296,000
September 18 Night of Champions First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York Triple H vs. CM Punk 161,000
October 2 Hell in a Cell New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk 180,000
October 23 Vengeance AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena
November 20 Survivor Series Madison Square Garden New York, New York John Cena and The Rock vs. Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) 281,000
December 18 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio 179,000

2012[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 29 Royal Rumble Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri 30-man Royal Rumble match 443,000
February 19 Elimination Chamber Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin John Cena vs. Kane 178,000
April 1 WrestleMania XXVIII Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida John Cena vs. The Rock 1,253,000
April 29 Extreme Rules Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar 263,000
May 20 Over the Limit PNC Arena Raleigh, North Carolina John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis 167,000
June 17 No Way Out Izod Center East Rutherford, New Jersey John Cena vs. Big Show 194,000
July 15 Money in the Bank US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona John Cena vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho vs. Big Show vs. The Miz 188,000
August 19 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H 358,000
September 16 Night of Champions TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts CM Punk vs. John Cena 189,000
October 28 Hell in a Cell Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia CM Punk vs. Ryback 199,000
November 18 Survivor Series Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana CM Punk vs. Ryback vs. John Cena 208,000
December 16 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler 175,000

2013[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event Buys[10]
January 27 Royal Rumble US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona CM Punk vs. The Rock 579,000
February 17 Elimination Chamber New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana The Rock vs. CM Punk 213,000
April 7 WrestleMania 29 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey The Rock vs. John Cena 1,048,000
May 19 Extreme Rules Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H 228,000
June 16 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois John Cena vs. Ryback 196,000
July 14 Money in the Bank Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Christian 199,000
August 18 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, California Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton 298,000
September 15 Night of Champions Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan 175,000
October 6 Battleground First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
October 27 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan 200,000
November 24 Survivor Series TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Randy Orton vs. Big Show 179,000
December 15 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Toyota Center Houston, Texas Randy Orton vs. John Cena

2014[edit]

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

2015[edit]

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

2016[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 24 Royal Rumble Amway Center Orlando, Florida 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 21 Fastlane Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
April 3 WrestleMania 32 AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
May 1 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles
May 22 Extreme Rules Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles
June 19 Money in the Bank T-Mobile Arena Paradise, Nevada Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
July 24 Battleground Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
August 21 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
September 11 Backlash Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles
September 25 Clash of Champions Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
October 9 No Mercy Golden 1 Center Sacramento, California Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
October 30 Hell in a Cell TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair
November 20 Survivor Series Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
December 4 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose
December 18 Roadblock: End of the Line PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns

2017[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 29 Royal Rumble Alamodome San Antonio, Texas 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 12 Elimination Chamber Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Arizona John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin
March 5 Fastlane Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin Kevin Owens vs. Goldberg
April 2 WrestleMania 33 Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
April 30 Payback SAP Center San Jose, California Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
May 21 Backlash Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal
June 4 Extreme Rules Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, Maryland Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Samoa Joe
June 18 Money in the Bank Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin vs. Kevin Owens
July 9 Great Balls of Fire American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe
July 23 Battleground Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
August 20 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman
September 24 No Mercy Staples Center Los Angeles, California Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
October 8 Hell in a Cell Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Michigan Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
October 22 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Kurt Angle, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kane, Cesaro and Sheamus
November 19 Survivor Series Toyota Center Houston, Texas Team Raw - Kurt Angle, Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe
vs.
Team SmackDown - Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode
December 17 Clash of Champions TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal

2018[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 28 Royal Rumble Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30-woman Royal Rumble match
February 25 Elimination Chamber T-Mobile Arena Paradise, Nevada Braun Strowman vs. Elias vs. John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. The Miz vs. Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins
March 11 Fastlane Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
April 8 WrestleMania 34 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
April 27 Greatest Royal Rumble King Abdullah International Stadium Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match
May 6 Backlash Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
June 17 Money in the Bank Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Bobby Roode vs. Braun Strowman vs. Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe vs. The Miz
July 15 Extreme Rules PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
August 19 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
September 16 Hell in a Cell AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
October 6 Super Show-Down Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Victoria, Australia The Undertaker vs. Triple H
October 28 Evolution Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella
November 2 Crown Jewel King Saud University Stadium Riyadh, Saudi Arabia D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)
November 18 Survivor Series Staples Center Los Angeles, California Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar

Upcoming pay-per-view schedule[edit]

2018[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event
December 16 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs[16][17] SAP Center[18] San Jose, California TBA

2019[edit]

Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 27 Royal Rumble Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona[19] TBA
April 7 WrestleMania 35 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey[20] TBA
August 11 SummerSlam Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario, Canada[21] TBA
November 24 Survivor Series Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois[22] TBA


Number of events by year[edit]

  • 1985 – 2
  • 1986 – 1
  • 1987 – 2
  • 1988 – 3
  • 1989 – 5
  • 1990 – 4
  • 1991 – 5
  • 1992 – 4
  • 1993 – 5
  • 1994 – 5
  • 1995 – 10
  • 1996 – 12
  • 1997 – 13
  • 1998 – 13
  • 1999 – 14
  • 2000 – 14
  • 2001 – 14
  • 2002 – 14
  • 2003 – 13
  • 2004 – 14
  • 2005 – 15
  • 2006 – 16
  • 2007 – 15
  • 2008 – 14
  • 2009 – 14
  • 2010 – 13
  • 2011 – 13
  • 2012 – 12[23]
  • 2013 – 12
  • 2014 – 12[24]
  • 2015 – 13
  • 2016 – 15
  • 2017 – 16
  • 2018 – 14 (1 more confirmed)
  • 2019 – 0 (4 confirmed)
  • Total – 361 (5 more confirmed)

Most pay-per-view matches[edit]

These ten wrestlers have the most PPV matches (as of Survivor Series 2018).

Rank Wrestler No. of PPV matches[25][26] First PPV match Last PPV match
1 Kane 174 1995 2018
2 The Undertaker 170 1990 2018
3 Triple H 168 1995 2018
4 John Cena 160 2002 2018
5 Randy Orton 151 2002 2018
6 Big Show 142 1999 2017
7 Chris Jericho 141 1999 2018
8 Edge 126 1998 2011
9 Shawn Michaels 116 1988 2018
10 The Miz 103 2004 2018
  • Only the actual pay-per-view matches are counted. No pre-show or dark matches.

Themed pay-per-views[edit]

Many WWE pay-per-views are thematic, centered on particular types of matches, or have an annually-recurring main-event. Most themed pay-per-view-events (sans the "Big Four") are roughly treated like filler themed events to carry the audience until the next event dating back to the days when the In Your House system was used.[27]

Pay-per-view Feature
Current
Royal Rumble Features the Royal Rumble match[28][29][30]
Elimination Chamber Features the Elimination Chamber match[31][32][33][34]
Money in the Bank Features the Money in the Bank ladder match[35]
Extreme Rules At least one of the matches will be an Extreme Rules match, other matches that are variants of hardcore wrestling may also take place[36][37]
Hell in a Cell Features the Hell in a Cell match[38]
Evolution The event is themed around WWE's various women's divisions[39]
Survivor Series Features elimination-style matches, particularly the traditional Survivor Series elimination tag-team match[40]
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs At least one of the matches will be a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match while individual tables matches, ladder matches and chairs matches may also take place[41][42]
Former
The Wrestling Classic Featured The Wrestling Classic, a single-elimination tournament[43]
Invasion All of the matches were between the WWF and The Alliance of WCW and ECW[44]
King of the Ring Featured the King of the Ring, a single-elimination tournament[45]
Bad Blood One or more of the matches will be a Hell in a Cell match[46]
One Night Stand The pay-per-views were themed around the original ECW promotion and consisted of various hardcore matches[47][36][37]
Taboo Tuesday, later Cyber Sunday Fans were able to vote on the matches, such as opponents or stipulations[48]
Breaking Point Many of the matches were focused on forcing your opponent to give up, either through submission matches or "I Quit" matches[49]
Fatal 4-Way Many of the matches were fatal-four way matches[50][51]
Bragging Rights The Raw and SmackDown brands would compete against one another for the "Bragging Rights" trophy and a 14-man tag team match between the two brands would take place[52][53]
Night of Champions Every active WWE championship would be defended[54][55]
Clash of Champions Every active brand championship would be defended[56]
Greatest Royal Rumble Included the Greatest Royal Rumble match, a fifty-man Royal Rumble match where the winner received the Greatest Royal Rumble trophy and belt[57][58]

See also[edit]

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