Joe Louis Arena – 2000-2009 Results

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – February 1, 2000 (14,996; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat:
Too Cool defeated Joey Abs & Rodney (w/ Pete Gas) at 4:41 when Grandmaster Sexay pinned Rodney following the Hip Hop Drop as Scotty 2 Hotty held Rodney in the air; moments prior to the finish, Rikishi came out and threw an interfering Pete Gas into the steel ring steps; Pete Gas did guest commentary for the bout until he began interfering
Christian pinned Sho Funaki with the Unprettier at 4:27
The Big Bossman defeated WWF European Champion Val Venis via disqualification at 2:01 when the Acolytes attacked the Bossman after they were paid to do so by Albert; after the bout, Albert grabbed a microphone and cut a promo on Bossman before leaving the ring
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Headbangers when Jeff pinned Thrasher at 6:03 following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo
Albert pinned Viscera at 2:56 with a bicycle kick to the face after the Big Bossman came to the ring and hit Viscera with his nightstick as Viscera ran the ropes
Smackdown! – included an opening segment in which Cactus Jack, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn came out, with Cactus then cutting a promo, saying his four guests wanted a chance to face the best and perform in front of the WWF fans, and noted that they just weren’t old enough to succeed in WCW; moments later, Cactus asked Triple H to come out and sign their contracts or all five men would take part in a sit-down; WWF World Champion Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, X-Pac, Tori, and WWF Tag Team Champions the New Age Outlaws came out, with Triple H eventually agreeing to give them a chance at obtaining contracts, with Malenko facing X-Pac, Saturn & Guerrero facing the Outlaws, and Triple H facing Benoit; if the Radicalz won 2 out of their 3 matches, they would win contracts; moments later, Cactus said that – to make sure all the matches were fair – he would be waiting backstage with a 2×4 wrapped in barbed wire; featured Mark Henry & the Fabulous Moolah at a restaurant inside the arena, with Mark giving her a box of Preperation H and moisturizing cream to make her feel better; included the Big Show proving to Triple H that the Rock’s feet touched the floor first at the Royal Rumble after showing him slow motion footage of the finish of the match; Triple H then agreed to give Show a match with Rock at No Way Out, with the winner getting the world title shot at WrestleMania; featured a video montage of the Dudley Boyz recently putting the Hardyz, Edge & Christian, and Terri through tables:
WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) defeated Gangrel (w/ Luna) via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 2:51 after Chyna crotched an interfering Luna on the top rope
X-Pac (w/ Tori) pinned Dean Malenko at 4:08 with a low blow from behind and the X-Factor as Tori distracted the referee (Malenko’s in-ring debut)
Jackie pinned WWF Women?s Champion Harvey Whippleman to win the title at the 18-second mark with a bodyslam and elbow drop; after the bout, Jackie straipped Harvey down to his underwear; earlier in the show, Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco had Ivory, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Luna, Jackie, BB, and Miss Kitty draw straws to see who would face the champion; Jackie drew the shortest straw and earned the right
Kurt Angle defeated the Rock and Tazz by pinning Tazz at 5:06 after both Angle and Tazz received Rock Bottoms and Rock was pulled out of the ring by an interfering Big Show; after the bout, Show chokeslammed Rock on the floor
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated Eddie Guerrero & Perry Saturn at 4:29 when Road Dogg pinned Guerrero after Guerrero sustained a legit dislocated elbow while attempting the frog splash on Gunn; since DX won the series, the Radicalz were denied WWF contracts; after the commercial break, even though the Radicalz had already lost the series, Triple H volunteered to face Chris Benoit later in the night (Guerrero & Saturn’s in-ring debut)
Al Snow & Steve Blackman defeated Crash & Hardcore Holly at 3:09 when Snow pinned Hardcore after Crash came off the top, with the momentum of the blow putting Snow on top for the win; after the bout, Hardcore attacked Crash on the floor and threw him into the steel ring steps
Rikishi (w/ Too Cool) defeated the Big Show via disqualification at 1:57 when Show hit Rikishi over the head with a steel chair, moments after Rikishi kicked out of the chokeslam; after the bout, Show fought off Too Cool as they attempted to make the save; moments later, Show was beaten down by the Rock who came out, hit Show with the chair, and followed with the Rock Bottom
WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 9:04 with a low blow and the Pedigree (Benoit’s in-ring TV debut)

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – May 16, 2000 (18,238)
Sunday Night Heat – live portions of the show featured backstage interviews and arrivals to Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY, the site of Judgment Day; featured Vince McMahon conducting an in-ring promo at Judgment Day:
Davey Boy Smith pinned Joey Abs (w/ Rodney & Pete Gas) at 4:29 with the running powerslam after Abs attempted to flip over his opponent in the corner
Essa Rios & Lita defeated Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki at 5:02 when Lita pinned Funaki with a moonsault as Essa pinned Taka following the same move; the bout was originally Essa vs. Taka but was turned into a tag match after both Lita and Funaki interfered a minute into the match
The Godfather pinned D-Lo Brown with the Ho Train and a clothesline at 3:41; after the bout, D-Lo hit the Sky High on the Godfather, hit the Sky High on an interfering ho, and followed by hitting the frog splash on her as well
Smackdown! – included an opening in-ring segment with Triple H, WWF Women’s Champion Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, and Tori in which Stephanie announced Jericho & a partner of his choice vs. Benoit & Hardcore for later in the show; Shane then cut a promo on facing the Big Show at Judgment Day, with Shane challenging Show to a one-on-one match later in the night; Triple H then cut a promo on facing the Rock in an Ironman match at Judgment Day; Vince then cut a promo, questioning the wisdom of his wife Linda in appointing Shawn Michaesl to be the guest referee for the Judgment Day main event, then threatening Michaels to make the right call or else; Vince then announced that a lumberjack handicap tables match would take place later in the night pitting the Dudleyz against the Rock; featured Gerald Brisco taking Joe C into the Acolytes’ office, in which Joe told Brisco off before leaving the office with the APA:
Kurt Angle pinned Scotty 2 Hotty by blocking a victory roll at 3:07
Perry Saturn fought WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko to a no contest at around 3:30 when guest referee Eddie Guerrero hit Malenko in the face with the Light Heavyweight title belt, moments after Malenko knocked out Saturn by doing the same to him; prior to the bout, Chyna came out and announced that there would no longer be a triangle match for the European title at Judgment Day and that the winner of the fall would face Guerrero in a one-on-one match instead; Chyna was the guest ring announcer for the bout and introduced WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero as the guest referee after Malenko and Saturn made their entrances; after the bout, with both Saturn and Malenko knocked out in the ring, Chyna announced that the triangle match was back on, giving the impression that the entire segment was just done to wear down the two challengers prior to Judgment Day
Grandmaster Sexay pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Christian with a roll over and holding the tights for leverage at 4:41
Chris Jericho & Val Venis defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit & Hardcore Holly via disqualification at 2:16 when Holly hit Venis over the head with a chair on the floor, then hit Jericho with the chair as Jericho had the Walls of Jericho applied on Benoit inside the ring; prior to the bout, Val Venis came out and cut a promo saying he was sick of being passed over by the McMahon-Helmsley Regieme and then made a challenge to the IC champion, whomever it may be, the following week on Raw; moments later, Chris Benoit came out and accepted the challenge but said he wanted the match then and now; Chris Jericho then interrupted, saying he would beat Benoit for the title at Judgment Day, then defend against Venis on Raw; Hardcore Holly then interrupted Jericho, saying he had more right to face the IC champion than Venis, with the tag match then taking place immediately thereafter; after the bout, Holly hit Benoit over the head with the chair and then repeatedly hit him in the leg with the weapon
Rikishi (w/ Too Cool) defeated Edge (w/ Kurt Angle & Christian) via disqualification at 1:14 when Angle and Christian interfered; after the bout, Too Cool and Rikishi sent their opposition to the floor but were later attacked from behind, with Edge & Christian using their tag team title belts as weapons; moments later, Angle, Christian, & Edge did the Too Cool dance routine until they were eventually run off
Shane McMahon pinned the Big Show in a gauntlet match at 3:46 with an assisted chokeslam, while standing on a chair, after Show had been beaten down by Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus), the Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon, and the Road Dogg & X-Pac; prior to the bout, which was supposed to be a one-on-one bout, Shane came out and said he forgot his gear; Shane then called Show “the Big Slow”, before announcing the gauntlet match opponents
Gerald Brisco pinned a sleeping WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly in the APA’s office to win the title; moments later, Brisco accidentaly woke Crash up, with Crash then chasing Brisco out to the ring; moments later, Pat Patterson came out and attempted to give Crash the Stinkface but Crash hit a low blow and then ran backstage to find Brisco; earlier in the evening, Crash paid off the APA to let him sleep in their office to avoid defending the title but they left the office moments earlier (WWF Hardcore)
WWF World Champion the Rock fought the Dudley Boyz to a no contest in a handicap lumberjack tables match at around the 2:30 mark when all three men began battling with the lumberjacks, who included Pat Patterson, WWF Hardcore Champion Gerald Brisco, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, Tori, Test, Albert, Trish Stratus, Bull Buchanon, and the Big Bossman; eventually both Dudleyz were put through tables by the Road Dogg & X-Pac, with Triple H eventually hitting a Rock Bottom on Rock through a table to end the broadcast

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – August 12, 2000
WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman defeated the Big Bossman
The Godfather & Bull Buchanon defeated the Acolytes
Matt & Jeff Hardy & Lita defeated Test & Albert & Trish Stratus
WWF IC Champion Val Venis defeated Eddie Guerrero
Kurt Angle defeated Triple H via disqualification
Rikishi defeated Mideon
WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz and D-Lo Brown & Chaz
The Road Dogg & X-Pac defeated Too Cool
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Chris Benoit & the Big Show in a streetfight

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 16, 2000
K-Krush pinned Christopher Daniels
Ivory pinned Ophelia
The Dupps defeated the Mean Street Posse
Tazz, Perry Saturn (w/ Terri), & Raven defeated Too Cool & Crash Holly at 4:52 when Crash submitted to the Rings of Saturn
WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Sho Funaki at 4:54 following a kick into a trash can
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Essa Rios via submission with the Texas Cloverleaf at 2:57
The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Just Joe with a swinging neckbreaker at 1:44
Raw is War:
Chris Jericho fought WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero to a no contest when the bout was stopped after the champion appeared to have injured his groin muscle; after the bout, Billy Gunn made the save for Jericho against X-Pac as Guerrero was taken from ringside on a stretcher (the stretcher was not shown on television)
The Acolytes defeated Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) after Albert sustained Farooq’s spinebuster and Bradshaw’s Clothesline from Hell
William Regal defeated WWF European Champion Al Snow at 3:39 via submission with the Regal Stretch to win the title after blocking a moonsault; Snow came out to the ring dressed as though he was from England
Triple H defeated Kane via disqualification when Chris Benoit, who was doing guest commentary for the match, hit Triple H with a chair on the floor in retaliation to Triple H attacking him moments earlier; after the match, Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Triple H inside the ring; during the bout, Stephanie McMahon wanted to come to the ring and give moral support to her husband but Kurt Angle convinced her to stay backstage
X-Pac defeated Billy Gunn via disqualification when Chris Jericho interfered and attacked X-Pac, with the two brawling around ringside after the bout
The Conquistadors defeated the Dudley Boyz when Conquistador #2 pinned Bubba Ray with a roll up
Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards) pinned the Road Dogg following a low blow; during the bout, Naked Mideon ran into the ring and attacked Richards before leaving ringside
Kurt Angle (w/ Stephanie McMahon), Edge, & Christian defeated WWF World Champion the Rock, WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy when Angle scored the pin with the Olympic Slam; after the bout, the Rock hit the Rock Bottom on the tag team champions as Angle and Stephanie left ringside

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – January 13, 2001 (14,755)
Steve Blackman pinned Bull Buchanon with a roll up
The Brooklyn Brawler pinned the Goodfather after Billy Gunn interfered
Albert & Trish Stratus defeated Hardcore & Molly Holly when Trish pinned Molly with a bulldog after Albert tripped Molly
Matt Hardy pinned Perry Saturn with the Twist of Fate after Lita interfered
WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated the Acolytes and the Dudley Boyz in an elimination match; Bradshaw was pinned after Edge hit him with one of the title belts; the Dudleyz were eliminated
WWF World Champion Kurt Angle pinned Chris Jericho after a low blow
Val Venis defeated K-Kwick
Test defeated Billy Gunn (sub. for WWF European Champion William Regal who refused to compete) with a roll up after Albert and Trish Stratus came ringside
WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated Jeff Hardy via submission with the Crippler Crossface after the champion knocked Lita off the ring apron
Steve Austin & the Undertaker defeated Kane & Rikishi when Austin pinned Rikishi with the Stunner

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – March 27, 2001 (14,828; sell out)
Steve Bradley & Scott Vick defeated Mark Benarichie & Rudy Roo
Nova defeated Johnny Swinger
Sunday Night Heat – internationally shown:
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Crash Holly defeated Sho Funaki
Raven defeated Essa Rios
Grandmaster Sexay & Steve Blackman defeated Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko
Billy Gunn defeated Haku
X-Pac & Justin Credible (w/ Albert) defeated the Acolytes (w/ Jackie) when X-Pac pinned Farooq after Bull Buchanon interfered and hit an axe kick; after the match, the Right to Censor beat up the Acolytes and Tazz
Chris Benoit & WWF European Champion Test defeated Kurt Angle & Eddie Guerrero when Guerrero submitted to Benoit’s Crippler Crossface; after the match, Angle applied the ankle lock on Benoit
Rhyno (w/ Edge & Christian) pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Jeff Hardy) after Christian interfered and hit the Unprettier; after the match, the Dudley Boyz survived a brawl with the five other men and put Rhyno through a table
Trish Stratus fought WWF Women’s Champion Ivory to a no contest in a Bra & Panties match at around the 40-second mark when Chyna interfered and stripped Ivory down to her bra and panties as Trish exited the ring
William Regal & the Big show defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho & Kane when Regal applied the Regal Stretch on Jericho after hitting the champion with a fire extinguisher; after the match, Show dominated a confrontation with Raven and Kane on the floor

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – August 28, 2001 (13,871)
Sunday Night Heat:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Taka Michinoku with a Falcon’s Arrow off the middle turnbuckle at 4:09
Hardcore Holly pinned Hugh Morrus with the Alabama Slam at 4:42
Billy Gunn pinned Shawn Stasiak at 4:05 with the Fameasser
Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo at 3:45 with a sunset flip; after the bout, Palumbo attacked Hardy
The Big Show & the Acolytes defeated Test & the Dudley Boyz at 3:10 when Bradshaw pinned D-Von with the Clothesline from Hell
Albert defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 2:12 when Taker used a steel chair; prior to the bout, X-Pac and Albert double teamed the Undertaker with X-Pac later interfering throughout the contest
WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam & Rhyno defeated WCW World Champion the Rock & Chris Jericho at 6:23 when Rhyno pinned the Rock with the Gore
WCW US Champion Kanyon pinned WWF IC Champion Edge at 3:10 after Christian accidentally hit Edge with the IC title belt; only Kanyon’s title was on the line
WWF European Champion the Hurricane & Ivory defeated Spike Dudley & Molly Holly at 3:42 when Hurricane pinned Spike with the Eye of the Hurricane
Lance Storm pinned Tajiri with a superkick at 2:34
Kurt Angle pinned Booker T at 6:32 with a German suplex into a bridge as Booker and Shane McMahon were attacking the Rock in the corner

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – December 1, 2001
Tajiri pinned Billy Kidman with a kick to the face
Brock Lesnar pinned Crash Holly with a powerslam
WWF Women’s Champion Trish Stratus pinned Jackie with a bulldog
WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned Kurt Angle with the Stunner after the Rock came ringside and fought off an interfering Bubba Ray Dudley and Hugh Morrus
The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Sho Funaki with a superplex
Farooq pinned Raven with the spinebuster after Bradshaw fought off an interfering Hugh Morrus
Kane & the Big Show defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Bubba Ray Dudley & Hugh Morrus (sub. for D-Von Dudley) via disqualification after Bubba Ray used one of the title belts as a weapon
WCW World Champion the Rock pinned Chris Jericho by hitting the Rock Bottom as Jericho attempted the People’s Elbow

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – March 11, 2002 (16,567; announced as a sell out)
Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Johnny Destiny & an unknown
Brock Lesnar pinned Spike Dudley at 5:05 with the F5
The Hurricane pinned Sho Funaki with a flying neckbreaker at 6:21
Lance Storm pinned the Godfather with a superkick at 4:25
Val Venis defeated Perry Saturn via submission with the reverse figure-4 at 5:05
WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Crash Holly at 3:42 with the kick to the head
Raw is War:
Rob Van Dam, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated William Regal & the Dudley Boyz at 3:52 when RVD pinned Regal
Test pinned Rikishi at 1:57
Al Snow pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Goldust to win the title at 1:01
Kurt Angle & Booker T defeated Edge & the Big Show at 4:38 when Show submitted to Angle’s ankle lock
Christian pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn at 2:08 after Diamond Dallas Page interfered and hit the Diamond Cutter on Gunn; after the match, Christian attacked DDP
WWF Women’s Champion Jazz & Stacy Keibler defeated Lita & Trish Stratus at 2:24 when Jazz pinned Lita
Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, & Kevin Nash defeated the Rock & Steve Austin in a handicap match at 9:13 when Hogan pinned the Rock with the boot to the face and legdrop as Austin fought with Hall and Nash on the floor; after the bout, Austin attacked Hogan only for Hall to drop Austin with his own version of the Stunner (Hogan’s first match back after an 8-year absence; Nash’s first match back after a 6-year absence; Hall’s first TV match back after a 6-year absence) (nWo: Back in Black)

Vengeance 02 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – July 21, 2002 (12,000)
Sunday Night Heat: Goldust pinned Steven Richards with a powerslam at 3:49
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the first half of the show and Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the second; included a backstage interview with Kurt Angle in which Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman interrupted, with Heyman introducing Angle to Lesnar saying they would meet for the world title at Summer Slam; featured Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie at The World; included an in-ring segment with Triple H, Eric Bischoff, and Stephanie McMahon in which the Raw and Smackdown! General Managers tried to convince Triple H to sign a contract to their brand; Triple H agreed to sign with Stephanie, only for Shawn Michaels to come out and talk Triple H into joining him on Raw; moments later, after Michaels and Triple H left the ring together, Bischoff began gloating only to be slapped in the face and knocked to the mat by Stephanie; after the segment, Rikishi, Booker T & Goldust were interviewed backstage about their reaction to Triple H joining Raw; later in the show, Stephanie said Bischoff won a battle on this night but when the time was right she would steal talent out from under Bischoff’s nose and would rip the heart out of Raw:
Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley defeated Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero in a tables match at 14:58; Spike eliminated Guerrero with a Dudley Dogg off the apron to the floor at 13:28; Benoit eliminated Spike with a press slam to the floor at 14:27; Bubba eliminated Benoit with a Bubba Bomb after blocking a German suplex attempt
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Billy Kidman at 7:34 with the Tiger Bomb after avoiding a clothesline
WWE European Champion Jeff Hardy pinned William Regal with a roll up at 4:17; after the bout, Hardy was congratulated backstage by Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan before Hogan and Flair discussed Eric Bischoff being in charge of Raw
John Cena pinned Chris Jericho at 6:19 by reversing an attempt at the Walls of Jericho into a roll up (John Cena: My Life)
WWE IC Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) via disqualification at 9:38 when Heyman pulled referee Charles Robinson out of the ring to prevent the pin after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on the challenger; prior to the bout, Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler came ringisde to call the last half of the show; after the match, Lesnar assaulted the referee before he and RVD brawled in the ring; moments later, RVD attmepted to hit the Van Terminator but Heyman distracted him long enough for Lesnar to attack the champion and hit the F5 onto a steel chair
Booker T pinned the Big Show in a No DQ match at 6:12 with the Harlem Hangover after a low blow and the scissor kick; moments earlier, Booker hit the scissors kick on Show through the Spanish announce table; after the match, Booker hit the Spinarooni in the ring
Christian & Lance Storm defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Hulk Hogan & Edge to win the titles at 10:01 when Storm pinned Edge after Chris Jericho came out of the crowd and hit Edge in the face with one of the title belts; moments prior to the finish, Rikishi battled an interfering Test backstage after Test kicked Edge in the face
The Rock defeated WWE World Champion the Undertaker and Kurt Angle to win the title at 19:34 by pinning Angle with the Rock Bottom after Angle hit the Olympic Slam on the champion (The Rock: Just Bring It, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment)

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 28, 2002
Ernest Miller defeated Johnny Stamboli
Raven & Redd Dogg defeated Tyson Dux & Larry Destiny
Sunday Night Heat:
Mark Jindtrak defeated Justin Credible
Rosey & Jamal defeated Bobby Rude & Mark Maraculi
D-Lo Brown defeated Steven Richards
Lance Storm & William Regal defeated Rob Van Dam & Tommy Dreamer when Regal pinned Dreamer after Storm hit him with the Canadian flag
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Christian fought Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley to a no contest when Rosey & Jamal attacked the Dudleyz from behind before the match began
Test (w/ Stacy Keibler) pinned Goldust with the boot to the face after Stacy hit a blow blow
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Christian defeated Bubba Ray Dudley & Jeff Hardy (sub. for Spike Dudley who was injured earlier in the night) when Jericho pinned Hardy with the Lionsault after using one of the title belts as a weapon; moments before the finish, Bubba left ringside to save Spike – who had been captured by Rico, Rosey, and Jamal
Christopher Nowinski defeated Booker T via disqualification when Al Snow attacked Nowinski; Snow stood ringside for the match; after the bout, Booker nailed Snow and continued pounding on Nowinski
WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus defeated Jackie and Molly Holly by pinning Molly following a double bulldog on both challengers
Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Triple H in a non-title casket match after Shawn Michaels came out of the casket and attacked the champion; after the match, Michaels danced on top of the casket with Triple H trapped inside

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – February 16, 2003
Brock Lesnar defeated the Big Show & Paul Heyman in a handicap match by pinning Show following a chair shot
Albert pinned Kanyon with the back breaker
John Cena & Bill DeMott defeated Sho Funaki & Sean O?Haire when Cena pinned Funaki with a small package
Nathan Jones defeated Matt Hardy
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Jaime Noble with the Sky High
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Nidia pinned Torrie Wilson with a roll up as Torrie argued with special referee Dawn Marie
Rikishi & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho & Christian
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle pinned Chris Benoit after Team Angle interfered and Shelton Benjamin hit the challenger with the world title belt; after the bout, Rhyno made the save and cleaned house of Team Angle

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – August 19, 2003
Mortis pinned an unknown
Tyson Dux defeated Matt Cappotelli
Billy Kidman pinned Shannon Moore with a sunset flip / powerbomb from the top
Sean O’Haire pinned Sho Funaki with the Widowmaker
Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli defeated Eric Young & Bobby Rude when Palumbo pinned Young with the Jungle Kick to the back of the head
Bradshaw pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin with the Clothesline from Hell
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the West Coast Pop, despite interference from Shannon Moore, after Zach Gowen came ringside and broke a foreign object over Hardy’s back; earlier in the match, Billy Kidman – who was in Mysterio’s corner for the bout – was sent backstage after the referee mistakingly believed he used a chair on the outside
Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) when Noble was pinned with an inside cradle after the Bashams made the illegal switch after Gunn was hit with Shaniqua’s whip; moments earlier, Shaniqua hit a double clothesline on the floor, knocking out both Nidia and Torrie
Zach Gowen defeated Brock Lesnar via disqualification after Lesnar hit Gowen over the head with a chair on the outside; prior to the bout, Lesnar brutally attacked Gowen on the floor – in front of his mother who sat ringside; after the bout, Lesnar continued to attack Gowen and hit an F5 into the steel ringpost on two occassions; Gowen had to be taken from ringside on a stretcher but not before Lesnar pushed it over, took the stretcher as a trophy, and smeered Gowen’s blood onto his chest
John Cena & Albert defeated the Undertaker & Orlando Jordon when Cena pinned the Undertaker after Albert hit Taker in his injured ribs with a steel chain, midway through the powerbomb, with Cena falling on top for the pin
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Rhyno defeated Chris Benoit & Tajiri when Rhyno pinned Tajiri with the Gore, seconds after Tajiri accidentally kicked his partner in the face; after the bout, Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Rhyno before Guerrero clubbed him over the head with his championship belt; as Guerrero and Rhyno celebrated their win, Guerrero hit his partner with the title belt before doing the same to Tajiri
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle pinned the Big Show in a streetfight after hitting the Olympic Slam through a table set up in the ring

WWE (Raw) @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – November 21, 2003
Jonathan Coachman was the guest ring announcer for the show
The Hurricane & Rosey defeated Tommy Dreamer & the Brooklyn Brawler when Hurricane pinned the Brawler with the Shinning Wizard; Hurricane was to have met Brawler in a singles match while Rosey was to have faced Dreamer one-on-one
Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade defeated Rene Dupree & Rob Conway following the elevated dropkick double team
Mark Henry pinned Val Venis with the powerslam after Venis missed the Money Shot
Christian & Lita defeated Matt Hardy & WWE Women’s Champion Molly Holly when Lita pinned Molly with the DDT; during a post-match interview with the Coach, Lita was attacked by Jazz before eventually fighting her off
Chris Jericho defeated Maven via submission with the Walls of Jericho after hitting a low blow
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions D-Von Dudley & the Hurricane (sub. for Bubba Ray Dudley) defeated Scott Steiner & Test in a No DQ match when Test was pinned after both opponents put him through a table
WWE IC Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Kane via disqualification after sustaining a chair shot
WWE Raw World Champion Bill Goldberg & Booker T defeated Triple H, Randy Orton, & Batista in a handicap match after Goldberg simultaneously speared Triple H and Orton before pinning Orton with the Jackhammer

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – March 22, 2004 (12,000)
Travis Tomko defeated Lenny Lane
Sunday Night Heat:
Lita pinned Jazz at 5:21 with the DDT
The Hurricane pinned Joey Matthews at 4:51 with the Shining Wizard
Garrison Cade pinned Val Venis at 4:48 with the flying elbowsmash
Matt Hardy pinned Lance Storm at 8:00 with the Twist of Fate
Raw – featured the Draft Lottery between Raw GM Eric Bischoff and Smackdown! GM Paul Heyman; Smackdown! gained Rene Dupree, Mark Jindrak, Triple H (after John Cena came out and cut a promo, making Heyman’s pick for him), Rob Van Dam, Teddy Long, and Spike Dudley while Raw gained Shelton Benjamin, Nidia, Rhyno (the pick was promised a world title match against Chris Benoit that same night), Tajiri, Edge, and Paul Heyman; after it was announced that Heyman was now on Raw, he immediately quit; included the unannounced return of Edge as he made his way to the ring and hit the spear on Bischoff:
Chris Jericho pinned Rene Dupree at 3:06 with an enzuiguri; the match came about due to Dupree not wanting his last memory in a Raw ring receiving a Stunner from Steve Austin, which happened the previous week; after the match, Austin drove to the ring in his ATV and hit the Stunner on Dupree
Kane pinned Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) with the chokeslam at the 28-second mark; after the bout, Kane ordered both Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman that he better not end up on the same show as the Undertaker
Christian (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned Spike Dudley at 3:18 with the Unprettier
Ric Flair & Batista defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Booker T at 13:30 to win the titles when Batista pinned Booker with the sit-down powerbomb after RVD came off the top with a kick, accidentally nailing his partner in the back of the head
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 4:36 after the challenger failed an attempt at the Gore
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Triple H via disqualification at 13:53 when Christian crotched the champion on the top rope as Guerrero attempted the Frog Splash, moments after John Cena and Rey Mysterio Jr. fought off interference from Ric Flair and Batista and Shawn Michaels hit the superkick on the challenger before taking out all the other wrestlers on the outside; immediately after the bout, a giant brawl erupted at ringside involving all the Raw and Smackdown! wrestlers – including Steve Austin

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – August 10, 2004
John Heidenreich defeated Sho Funaki
Bubba Ray Dudley defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn defeated Doug & Danny Basham
Jamie Noble defeated Shannon Moore
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London at 3:48 with a roll up after Bubba Ray Dudley interfered and pulled Spike out of the way of London’s 450 splash
Nunzio pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 2:17 after Johnny Stamboli prevented Chavo from using the ropes for leverage
The Undertaker defeated Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) via disqualification after Bradshaw interfered and hit the Clothesline from Hell on Taker
John Cena, Rob Van Dam, & Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated WWE US Champion Booker T, Luther Reigns, & Rene Dupree in a Summer Games Relay match at 27:33 when Cena pinned Booker with a roll up

Survivor Series – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – November 27, 2005 (15,000)
Sunday Night Heat – included Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera (w/ Psychosis & Super Crazy) pinned Simon Dean in a non-title match with a kick to the midsection and the Juvi Driver at 4:10 after Psychosis & Crazy stole away Dean’s fitness bag as he attempted to grab an item out of it
Pay-per-view bouts – included Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler, & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for the Raw matches and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the Smackdown! bouts; featured a backstage segment in which Eric Bischoff told Vince McMahon he would screw WWE World Champion John Cena like Vince screwed Bret Hart; moments later, Cena appeared and scared Bischoff off; Cena then shook McMahon’s hand, with McMahon saying “Keep it up, mah niggah;” as Vince walked off, he passed Booker & Sharmell, with Booker then saying “Tell me he didn’t just say that;” featured a preview of Edge’s “The Cutting Edge” interview segment, during which he made comments towards Dmitri Young of the Detroit Tigers who was sitting ringside, said all baseball players are addicted to amphetamines and take steroids, and at one point accidentally referred to Young as Mark Henry; Lita then went to the floor with a mic to allow Young to respond, with Young listing all the various world championships Detroit sports teams had won and then asked Edge where his world title was, with Edge & Lita then leaving:
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 Women’s Champion Trish Stratus (w/ Mickie James) pinned Melina at 6:30 with a bulldog off the top after Mickie saved the champion from a tackle; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury were in the challenger’s corner early on but were ejected from ringside after the referee caught them trying to drop Trish with the Snapshot; Joey Styles & Tazz provided commentary for the match
Triple H defeated WWE IC Champion Ric Flair at 26:57 in a non-title last man standing match when Flair failed to meet the referee’s standing 10-count after sustaining the Pedigree and a sledgehammer blow to the back of the head; after the contest, a bloody Flair was attended to by medics and taken backstage on a stretcher (Triple H: The King of Kings)
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Kurt Angle with the FU at 13:56 after the challenger tried to prevent Smackdown! referee Charles Robinson from taking over the officiating duties, with Robinson then counting the pinfall; Daivari was the original referee for the bout but was knocked out early on, with Raw referees Chad Patton and Micky Henson taking over but both were later knocked out as well; during the closing moments of the bout, Cena dropped Daivari, who finally reentered the ring, with a DDT
Teddy Long (w/ Palmer Canon) pinned Eric Bischoff at 5:25 after the Boogeyman interfered and dropped Bischoff with the pumphandle slam; there was both a Raw and Smackdown! referee for the bout but Bischoff sent them to the floor when the Boogeyman’s music played to block the Boogeyman’s entrance, with the Boogeyman then appearing from behind Bischoff and choking him
World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Randy Orton, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bobby Lashley, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Shawn Michaels, Chris Masters, Carlito Caribbean Cool, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Kane & the Big Show in an elimination match at 24:01; Michaels pinned Lashley at 7:17 after Lashley sustained a chokeslam from Kane; Batista pinned Kane at 11:41 with a spinebuster after Kane sustained Mysterio’s 619; Show pinned Batista at 12:27 after a chokeslam and, alongside Kane, a double chokeslam; Mysterio pinned Show at 14:28 with a springboard sit-down splash after Show sustained a Clothesline from Hell from JBL, the 619 from Mysterio, the RKO from Orton, and a second Clothesline from Hell from JBL; JBL pinned Carlito at 17:35 with the Clothesline from Hell; Mysterio pinned Masters at 19:12 with the 619 and a springboard legdrop; Michaels pinned Mysterio with the superkick, blocking Mysterio’s attempted springboard, at 20:30; Michaels pinned JBL with the superkick at 20:44; Orton pinned Michaels with the RKO after Michaels superkicked a steel chair into an interfering JBL; after the bout, several Smackdown! stars came out to congratulate Orton on the victory; moments later, the Undertaker’s music hit and a coffin was brought ringside; lightning then hit the coffin, setting it on fire, and the Undertaker emerged from inside; Taker then assaulted several of the Smackdown! wrestlers as Orton and Bob Orton Jr. escaped ringside; all five commentators provided commentary for the match (Taker’s return after a 6-week absence)

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – July 25, 2006
ECW – featured Sabu confronting Paul Heyman in the locker room about wanting a shot at ECW World Champion the Big Show, with Heyman rejecting Sabu’s request and telling him he had the night off; moments later, Heyman had his security guards attack Little Guido for seemingly no reason and then told Guido his match was scheduled up next; included a vignette promoting the in-ring debut of CM Punk the following week; featured a vignette highlighting Kane’s in-ring action over the past couple years; included a vignette promoting the debut of Shannon Moore; featured the announcement that Kurt Angle would return to the ring the following week:
The Sandman defeated Mike Knox (w/ Kelly Kelly) via disqualification at the 58-second mark when Test interfered and helped Knox double team Sandman after Sandman grabbed one of his Sinapore canes from ringside and attempted to hit Knox with it before he pulled Kelly in front of him; prior to the bout, Knox cut an in-ring promo saying Kelly would never again be allowed to strip in public and showed footage from last week’s program showing Sandman accidentally hitting Kelly with a cane, with Knox claiming Sandman did it on purpose; after the commercial break, Test and Knox celebrated backstage until they were attacked by Tommy Dreamer until Dreamer was pulled away by security
Kevin Thorn (w/ Ariel) pinned Little Guido with a modified crucifix powerbomb at 2:19; prior to the bout, Guido was dragged ringside by Paul Heyman’s security
Justin Credible defeated Balls Mahoney via disqualification at 6:02 when Balls stole a steel chair away from Credible and hit him over the head with it; after the decision was announced, Balls did the same to the referee
ECW World Champion the Big Show pinned Kane in an Extreme Rules match at 15:24 following two chairshots and a chokeslam onto a steel chair after Kane dragged an interfering Paul Heyman into the ring after Heyman prevented the referee from counting the challenger’s cover; Heyman came ringside mid-way through the contest after Kane knocked Show through two tables on the floor, busting the champion open; after the bout, Sabu came off the top rope and kicked Show in the face with a steel chair before leaving backstage
Smackdown! – featured an opening package highlighting the Rey Mysterio / Booker T World Heavyweight Title match from the Great American Bash; included footage from the previous Tuesday’s WrestleMania 23 fan rally at Ford Field, with appearances by John Cena, WWE World Champion Edge, World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, Batista, Randy Orton, ECW World Champion the Big Show, Shawn Michaels, and Gene Okerlund; featured Michael Cole interviewing Chavo Guerrero Jr., who was not in the arena, about his actions at the Bash with Chavo saying he didn’t owe anyone an explanation but would be on Smackdown! the following week to teach Rey Mysterio the true meaning of the name “Guerrero”; included an in-ring celebration of King Booker’s World Heavyweight Title victory in which balloons fell from the rafters and he and Sharmell were brought to the ring on a carriage; moments later, as Booker attempted an in-ring promo, Rey Mysterio Jr. attacked Booker, knocked him into his own throne, and then hit the 619; featured Mike Mizanin hosting the Diva Search segment in which JT won the musical chairs contest; included Paul Heyman confronting Teddy Long backstage about his using the Big Show during the Great American Bash, with Heyman then challenging Long to appear on ECW TV next week and bring along a Smackdown! star to face Big Show; Long accepted and picked Batista as the SD! representative:
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
Vito defeated Simon Dean via submission with a standing armbar at 3:12; prior to the bout, footage of Vito wearing a dress on the streets of Detroit was shown
Sylvian pinned Tatanka with a low blow and TKO at 6:32; late in the bout, Sylvian kicked out of Tatanka’s Samoan Drop; after the match, Sylvian grabbed Tatanka’s headdress and threw it on the floor
Michelle McCool (w/ Kristal) pinned Jillian Hall (w/ Ashley) at 2:43 with both feet on the ropes for leverage after avoiding a cartwheel legdrop
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
Sylvester Terkay (w/ Elijah Burke) defeated Matt Hardy via submission with a modified standing armbar at 2:51 (Terkay & Burke’s TV debut)
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)

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 9, 2007 (7,000)
Jake Duncan pinned Sho Funaki with a modified TKO
ECW – featured a backstage segment with Mike Mizanin and Kelly Kelly in which he questioned why she agreed to go on a date with Balls Mahoney; included an ad for the DVD of “The Condemned;” featured a John Morrison vignette to hype his match with ECW World Champion CM Punk later in the show; included highlights from the previous Taboo Tuesday / Cyber Sunday events, followed by the announcement WWE World Champion Randy Orton would face either Shawn Michaels, WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, or Ken Kennedy at the pay-per-view:
Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) pinned Tommy Dreamer with an elbow drop at 2:50; prior to the bout, a pre-taped promo was shown of Big Daddy, with Striker, regarding his match with CM Punk at No Mercy and his upcoming bout with Dreamer
Kevin Thorn pinned James Curtis with Original Sin at 3:59; during the bout, it was announced Armando Estrada would announce the following day at noon who would challenge ECW World Champion CM Punk at Cyber Sunday
Mike Mizanin (w/ Kelly Kelly) defeated Balls Mahoney via count-out at 3:26 after knocking Balls off the apron onto the commentary table; after the bout, as Kelly looked over Balls on the floor, Mizanin kicked the bear Balls gave her as a gift into the crowd
John Morrison pinned ECW World Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 14:27 with a reverse superplex; Punk’s ribs were heavily taped for the bout following the attack he sustained from Big Daddy V at No Mercy (Morrison’s TV return after a month’s absence)
Smackdown! – featured a Big Daddy V vignette; included footage of Todd Grisham interviewing the 2007 WWE Diva contestants; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy regarding their match later in the night against the Undertaker & Kane; included a Matrix-style vignette with “REV_22:12,” “SAVE_US.222” and “2ND_COMING” appearing; featured Anastasia Rose conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his match later in the night against Finlay, with the winner getting a World Heavyweight Title shot at Cyber Sunday (Rose’s debut); included footage from the heart attack Teddy Long suffered weeks earlier; featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Vickie Guerrero in which she made a match between Noble and the Great Khali for later in the show:
Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Chris Masters with a roll up at 3:46 after avoiding a clothesline; after the bout, as Palumbo attempted to drive his motorcycle backstage, Masters attacked him from behind and applied the full nelson until Palumbo passed out
Jesse & Festus defeated Jay Adams & Conrad Carnes at 3:39 when Jesse scored the pin following a Rocket Launcher shoulderbock off the top double team; during the bout, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry were seen watching the match backstage; after the match, Jamie Noble spoke with Deuce & Domino backstage and said Jimmy Wang Yang had been talking about Cherry; moments later, they dragged Noble to Vickie Guerrero’s office with them after Noble whispered in Deuce’s ear what Yang wanted to do with Cherry
Drew McIntyre (w/ Dave Taylor) pinned Brett Major (w/ Brian Major) at 2:33 with a roll up after Taylor attacked Brian from behind on the floor; prior to the bout, pre-taped comments of McIntyre were shown in which he said he was looking to obtain duel citizenship in both Scottland and America (McIntyre’s surprise debut)
The Undertaker & Kane defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 14:47 when Taker pinned MVP with the tombstone
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Jamie Noble via KO with the head vice at 1:14
Jamie Wang Yang pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at 1:28 with a moonsault; after the bout, Domino held Yang as Cherry repeatedly slapped him, with Deuce then kicking Yang in the face
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

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – May 12, 2008
Ron Killings defeated Nic Nemeth
Jim Duggan defeated an unknown
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea defeated Super Crazy in a handicap match when Katie scored the pin
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas & Robbie McAllister when Kendrick pinned Haas with the Sliced Bread #2; after the bout, Kendrick took the mic, said their opponents were jokes, and they were coming to Raw to face the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions
Raw – featured an opening segment with William Regal in the ring with Lilian Garcia, with Garcia then singing “God Save the Queen;” moments later, Regal said he would eject fans from the arena because of the disrespect they had shown both him and his country, with Regal calling for two fans at ringside to be kicked out; WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James then appeared, arguing it was her brother and his girlfriend and they had done nothing wrong, with Regal saying he didn’t care; when Mickie refused to leave the ring, Regal threatened to strip her of her title; John Cena then appeared, helped Mickie out of the ring, and said Regal was going about his position the wrong way; Cena then read e-mails from fans wanting Regal fired, with one e-mail saying Regal in charge was “WCW Thunder bad;” Regal then agreed that he wouldn’t turn off the lights in any matches and then made a match for the main event pitting Cena against Randy Orton, and whomever interferes in the match will be automatically suspended; as Regal attempted to leave ringside, Cena argued over the performance of “God Save the Queen” and said if Regal didn’t stop making mistakes then the fans would rip him apart; Cena then had Lilian sing Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” since they were in Detroit; included a text poll in which fans were asked to voice their opinion as to whether Shawn Michaels really had an injured knee; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Santino Marella in which Marella complained over Roddy Piper’s interference in his match earlier in the night, with Marella claiming he would find Piper and make him pay; included a backstage segment in which Mickie asked Cena if he wanted to go out for drinks with her, her brother, and his girlfriend after the show, with Cena saying yes; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured the results of the text poll, which saw 72% of the fans polled agree that Michaels’ injury was legit; included an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in which he said, following the previous week’s tag team match with Michaels, he believed Michaels’ injury was legit and he apologized for all his accusations; Jericho then said he would understand if Michaels wanted to call off their scheduled match at Judgment Day and would even go to Regal himself to ask for it to be cancelled; Michaels then came out, selling the injury, and admitted he wasn’t hurt and Jericho was right; Jericho then argued he knew Michaels wasn’t hurt and continued to claim Michaels was merely trying to trick him until Michaels hit the superkick and again repeated that he wasn’t hurt; featured a backstage segment with Jillian Hall and Melina, with Beth Phoenix then appearing and arguing with Melina over her costing her the Women’s Title the previous week; Melina then attacked Beth, with Beth then assaulting Melina on the ground until she was pulled away by referees and Mike Rotundo; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his WWE World Title shot against Triple H at Judgment Day; featured the announcement CM Punk would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and ECW World Champion Kane would face Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison the following night on ECW:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella at 3:01 when Rhodes pinned Santino with the DDT after Marella became distracted by Roddy Piper, who sat ringside for the match after being invited to come out by Marella; after the bout, Piper celebrated with the champions
Ken Kennedy pinned Snitsky with the Mic Check at 3:26
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Melina at 2:26 when Mickie pinned Melina with a neckbreaker after Phoenix walked out on her partner
Jeff Hardy pinned Umaga with the Whisper in the Wind at 1:25 after Umaga missed a back splash in the corner; prior to the bout, Hardy attempted to cut an in-ring promo on how excited he was to be back and to explain his absence when his mic went out suddenly; moments later, William Regal appeared and said Hardy should have to be punished for his sins and then brought out Umaga as Hardy’s opponent (Hardy’s surprise return from a 60-day suspension)
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Cryme Tyme at 2:28 when Murdoch pinned GTG by blocking a sunset flip attempt; after the bout, Cade congratulated Murdoch for the win and asked him to sing, with Murdoch then singing Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” before Cade knocked Murdoch down with a punch; as Murdoch struggled to his feet, Cade punched him again and left ringside
Randy Orton pinned John Cena at 9:29 after guest referee John Bradshaw Layfield kicked Cena in the face as Cena had Orton up for the FU, with JBL then making a fast count; JBL was named the guest referee moments earlier after William Regal appeared with JBL on the stage; after the bout, Cena was double teamed until WWE World Champion Triple H made the save, with Cena and JBL then brawling into the crowd and leaving Triple H and Orton in the ring; moments later, a steel cage was lowered from the rafters, with Triple H eventually throwing Orton into the cage and Orton falling out of the ring; Triple H then scaled the cage and looked down on Orton on the floor as the show came to a close (the debut of new theme music for Orton)
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion Triple H, John Cena, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Umaga, & John Bradshaw Layfield with triple pinfalls after Michaels hit the superkick on Umaga, Triple H dropped JBL with the Pedigree, and Cena dropped Orton with the FU

Royal Rumble 09 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – January 25, 2009 (16,685; 14,000 paid; sell out)
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the moonsault
Pay-per-view bouts – featured an opening announcement by Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler that Vince McMahon’s condition was being kept private and that Randy Orton would be repremanded for his attack on Vince the previous Monday; included Cole & Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW, and Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!; featured footage from earlier in the day of Randy Orton arriving to the arena and walking past agents, Maria, Kofi Kingston, and others; included a backstage segment with John Bradshaw Layfield and Shawn Michaels in which JBL said if Michaels did his job tonight then he would never have to work for JBL again and Michaels would have all the money he needed and would get a spot in the Royal Rumble match; after JBL left, the Undertaker appeared and told Michaels “Sometimes, it’s hell getting into Heaven;” featured an ad for WrestleMania 25; included an ad for the Legends of WrestleMania video game; featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton, with Orton saying he was still in the Royal Rumble match until he was told differently; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted and said Orton has nothing to feel bad about for kicking Vince; when Orton questioned why Jericho was telling him, Jericho said it might be his last chance to tell Orton anything while Orton is a WWE employee; included an ad for No Way Out 09; featured a look back as the Rumble’s history:
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Matt Hardy at 10:28 with the gutwrench powerbomb after throwing the challenger head and shoulder-first into the ringpost
Melina pinned WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella) to win the title at 5:58 with a reversal into a roll up
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 15:30 with the FU after avoiding a clothesline; Shawn Michaels was in JBL’s corner until the final moments of the bout when, after referee Mike Chioda was knocked to the floor, Michaels hit the superkick on both participants, put JBL on top of Cena for the cover, and then left ringside
Edge pinned WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title in a No DQ match at 19:25 after Matt Hardy appeared, to counter the interference of Vickie Guerrero, and then Jeff over the back with a steel chair; prior to the match, Vickie appeared and, to keep Hardy from holding on to his title via a technicality, added the stipulation and then introduced the challenger; Chavo Guerrero Jr. was in the challenger’s corner until the 12-minute mark when Jeff put him through the Raw announce table with a splash off the top of a ladder; Vickie returned ringside during the final moments of the contest and prevented the pinfall after Hardy hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton; after the bout, Matt left ringside while Edge and Vickie celebrated in the ring; moments later, referees helped Jeff out of the ring
Randy Orton won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Triple H at 58:38; Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; stipulations stated the winner would earn a world title shot at WrestleMania 25; after the bout, Orton celebrated in the ring with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr.
Order of entry: Rey Mysterio Jr. (0:00); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (0:00); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (1:40); MVP (3:25); the Great Khali (5:20); Vladimir Kozlov (6:38); Triple H (8:40); Randy Orton (10:11); JTG; both JTG & Shad came out, with Shad then winning a a double sided coin toss to get the spot (11:55); Ted Dibiase Jr. (13:17); Chris Jericho (15:01); Mike Knox (16:43); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (18:15); Finlay (19:53); Cody Rhodes (21:35); the Undertaker (23:32); Goldust (24:57); WWE IC Champion CM Punk (26:32); Mark Henry (28:06); WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin (29:35); William Regal (31:10); Kofi Kingston (32:40); Kane (34:28); R Truth (36:12); Rob Van Dam (37:57); The Brian Kendrick (39:34); Dolph Ziggler (40:54); Santino Marella (42:31); Jim Duggan (44:14); the Big Show (46:19)
Order of elimination: Khali by Kozlov via a club to the back (6:53); MVP by Kozlov after MVP missed the running kick in the corner (7:17); Carlito by Kozlov following the uranagi (7:51); Kozlov by Triple H following the kneelift (9:19); Morrison & Mizanin by Triple H after throwing Morrison into Mizanin after both men sustained the RKO (19:34); JTG by Taker (23:53); Goldust by Rhodes after Goldust sustained the RKO (26:08); Henry fell over the top following a boot to the face by Taker as Mysterio held down the top rope (31:20); Benjamin by Taker via a chokeslam from the top rope (34:04); Regal by Punk via pulling him over the top from the apron (35:42); Kingston by Kendrick as Kingston was on the top rope attacking Knox (39:41); Kendrick by Triple H (39:50); Ziggler by Kane via shaking his hand then throwing him over the top (41:17); Santino by Kane via a clothesline as Santino slid in the ring (42:33); Duggan by Show following an elbow to the back (47:04); Truth by Show via a gorilla press slam (48:18); Punk by Show via a right hand punch as Punk was on the apron (49:00); Mysterio & Knox by Show; following the elimination, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring until Finlay’s elimination (49:27); Finlay by Kane via a backdrop (49:52); RVD by Jericho after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Orton (51:52); Jericho by Taker (52:18); Kane by Orton, Dibiase, & Rhodes (52:49); Show by Orton via dropping him throat-first across the top as Show was on the apron (55:52); Taker by Show via pulling him off the apron from the floor (56:02); Dibiase by Triple H (58:29); Rhodes by Triple H following the Pedigree (58:35); Triple H by Orton

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – August 31, 2009
Primo Colon pinned Alex Riley
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Lillian Garcia introduced Dusty Rhodes as the guest host for the night; moments later, Rhodes noted that he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two years earlier in Detroit and then said John Cena would challenge Cody Rhodes at Breaking Point for the WWE World Title because Cody would challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton later in the broadcast; Rhodes then said Cena would be the guest referee for the bout and he would be in his son’s corner; Orton then appeared and said Dusty was jealous because Cody could look up to Orton more than he could his own father; Orton then questioned what was stopping him from kicking Dusty in the head like he did in 2007, with Cody then coming out and saying he intended on leaving the arena with the world title and that it wasn’t personal; included a backstage segment in which a referee was shown speaking with the participants in the upcoming diva battle royal; featured the announcement the Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania would air the following night on ECW; included a backstage segment with Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Dusty, with Dusty saying he would make sure Cody gave one of them a title shot once he wins the WWE World Title; Michaels and Triple H then argued over who should get the match first before shilling “The Rise and Fall of WCW,” “American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story,” and “The New and Improved DX” DVDs; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read John Cena has granted 140 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, more than any superstar in WWE, NBA, or NFL history; included a backstage segment with Cody and Ted Dibiase Jr. regarding Cody facing Orton later in the show; Orton then walked in and reminded Cody that it wasn’t personal, it was just business; included a backstage segment with Dusty, Michaels, and Triple H in which they were shown watching Kevin Nash facing Hulk Hogan at the Georgia Dome – as part of the “Rise and Fall of WCW” DVD – and then discussed the WCW vs. WWF wars of the 90s and how WCW beat the WWF when Michaels was world champion, which Michaels took offense to; moments later, Triple H asked Dusty who’s idea it was to take a no talent like Marc Mero and dress him up like Little Richard, with Dusty admitting it was him; featured a “Do not try this at home” PSA; included a backstage segment with Dusty, Michaels, & Triple H in which Triple H asked why the Shockmaster wasn’t on the WCW DVD; after Triple H described what it was, someone was heard saying Triple H and Michaels’ names in a Shockmaster tone; someone playing the Shockmaster then fell through a wall, with Arn Anderson being revealed as providing the voice; after Arn ran off, Dusty said “It should have worked!” in relation to the angle; the Shockmaster then revealed himself as Santino Marella, who agreed that he loved the Shockmaster; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s show was seen by more than 2 million females, beating every show on The CW, Oxygen, and Lifetime; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his participation in the main event as the guest referee, during which Cena guaranteed victory at Breaking Point; featured the announcement the Michaels vs. Undertaker WrestleMania 25 match would air the following night on ECW; included the announcement Bob Barker would host the following week’s Raw:
Beth Phoenix won a 6-diva battle royal by last eliminating Gail Kim at 3:02; other participants included Kelly Kelly, Rosa Mendes, Jillian Hall, and Alicia Fox; stipulations stated the winner would earn a shot at the WWE Divas Title later in the show; order of elimination: Mendes by Beth (0:36); Fox by Gail (1:08); Kelly by Jillian (1:14); Jillian by Gail via a headscissors over the top (2:54); Gail by Beth via a kick as Gail was on the apron
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho pinned MVP with the Code Breaker at 8:47 after kicking out of an inside cradle (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a bullrope match at 1:58 after Evan Bourne distracted Guerrero from ringside; Hornswoggle came out for the match dressed as a cowboy while Guerrero came out dressed as a cow; rules stated the winner would be the one to hogtie his opponent; prior to the bout, the referee made Chavo wear a cow head per Dusty Rhodes orders; after the contest, Guerrero attacked Bourne until Hornswoggle made the save; moments later, Bourne put the cow head on Hornswoggle before he hit the frog splash on Guerrero
Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show via disqualification at 5:15 when Show took off one of the turnbuckle pads and then shoved Henry face-first into it; after the bout, Show landed a right hand punch, knocking Henry to the mat
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger, Mike Mizanin, and Carlito by pinning Carlito with the spin kick to the face at 8:28 after Mizanin hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Swagger and Carlito hit the Back Stabber on Mizanin (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with a reversal into a DDT at 4:46
Cody Rhodes (w/ Dusty Rhodes) fought WWE World Champion Randy Orton to a no contest when, prior to the bout, Dusty took the mic and told guest referee John Cena that he was sorry, with Orton and Cody then double teaming Cena; following Orton’s entrance, the challenger was shown backstage getting a pep talk from his father; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. ran in the ring and dropped Cena with Dream Street, with all three men then assaulting Cena; Triple H & Shawn Michaels then ran in to make the save, with Dusty taking off his cowboy boot and hitting Triple H in the head and Cody dropping Michaels with Crossroads; moments later, Orton, Cody, Dusty, and Dibiase raised their arms in victory before Orton dropped Dusty with a RKO; the show then ended with Cody and Orton staring at each other