Madison Square Garden – 2010-2019 Results

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – June 19, 2010 (sell out)
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre; after the bout, Matt Hardy ran out of the crowd, assaulted McIntyre, and left through the crowd; moments later, as McIntyre made his way backstage, Hardy attacked him a second time
Christian & MVP defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man
Kane defeated CM Punk
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated R-Truth, Evan Bourne, and Mark Henry by pinning Truth after Bourne hit the Shooting Star Press on Truth but Miz knocked him to the floor and made the cover himself
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger pinned the Big Show in a No DQ match after Kane interfered and dropped Show with the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane dropped Swagger with the chokeslam as well; moments later, after Show recovered, he knocked out Swagger with a punch
WWE Divas Champion Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, & WWE Women’s Champion Layla when Eve pinned Maryse with a neckbreaker; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Randy Orton pinned Edge with the RKO
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU; after the bout, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, and Darren Young attacked Cena until Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, and Edge made the save

WWE (Smackdown!) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – September 25, 2010 (13,500)
Bret Hart Appreciation Night – video clips of Hart vs. Mr. Perfect at Summer Slam 91, vs. Yokozuna at WrestleMania X, vs. Steve Austin at Survivor Series 96, and an overall package aired during the show; Howard Finkel was the guest host of the show
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match with the spin kick to the face
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated MVP & Chris Masters when Rhodes pinned Masters after hitting the Crossroads
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the armbar; Guerrero worked the match as a babyface (Del Rio’s MSG debut)
Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla when Melina pinned Layla with a roll up after Hornswoggle distracted Layla
Mark Henry pinned Jack Swagger with the powerslam
Bret Hart, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith defeated Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, & Michael Tarver in an impromptu match when Gabriel submitted to Hart’s Sharpshooter
The Big Show pinned CM Punk after hitting the chokeslam and punch; prior to the bout, Howard Finkel introduced Hart, Lawler, and the Hart Dynasty and gave Hart three framed photos – one of him with Martha Hart, one with Owen Hart, and one with him and his father and brothers; Hart also received a New York Rangers jersey with #10 on the back; moments later, Nexus interrupted to offer Hart a spot with them to survive the night; after the contest, Nexus laid out Kidd & Smith, with Hart and Lawler then fighting them off and Hart locking Slater in the Sharpshooter
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Undertaker in a streetfight with the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker avoided being hit with a steel chair and dropped Kane with the chokeslam WWE (Raw) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – December 26, 2010 (14,500; 11,000 paid but many didn’t show up due to weather)
The show took place during a snowstorm; Sgt. Slaughter, Heath Slater, Gail Kim, and Alicia Fox could not make it to the arena due to weather, with ring announcer Justin Roberts arriving late and a local having to announce the opening matches; referee duties alternated between Charles Robinson and Nuzio, who was there visiting and asked to help out; included a segment in which Michael Cole announced the Raw GM made him the guest host of the show; featured an in-ring segment of Piper’s Pit in which Roddy Piper discussed ‘The Top 50 WWE Superstars of All Time’ DVD before introducing his guest as Tito Santana, subbing for Slaughter; after the two had words, Cole interrupted, said the Raw GM wanted them out of the ring, and that they were hasbeens; moments later, the Raw GM had Jimmy & Jey Uso escort Piper and Santana from the ring, with Piper and Santana attacking the Usos and clearing them from the ring
Zack Ryder won a battle royal by last eliminating Mark Henry and Michael McGillicutty at the same time; other participants included: WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, Primo Colon, Alex Riley, Darren Young, Yoshi Tatsu, William Regal, David Otunga, and David Hart Smith; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan later in the show; after the bout, Ryder cut an in-ring promo saying he would win Bryan’s title
Tyson Kidd pinned David Hart Smith with a roll up after avoiding the running powerslam
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Melina when Melina was pinned after a facebuster; Eve picked a guest time keeper from the crowd before the bout; Nunzio was the guest referee for the match
WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Justin Gabriel & Husky Harris when Santino pinned Gabriel with the Cobra; prior to the bout, Michael Cole announced the Raw GM wanted the teams to have a dance contest first, with the challengers attacking the champions after the champions danced
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Randy Orton with the Skull Crushing Finale after Alex Riley interfered; after the bout, the Raw GM stated Riley would face Orton in a No DQ match and that Miz would have to leave ringside or he would be suspended
Randy Orton pinned Alex Riley in a No DQ match with the RKO after about 2 minutes
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Zack Ryder via submission with the LeBell Lock at the 2-minute mark
John Morrison pinned Sheamus in a streetfight with a knee to the face as Sheamus was sitting in a chair in the ring
John Cena pinned Wade Barrett in a steel cage match following an FU from the second turnbuckle WWE (Raw) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – March 19, 2011 (18,500; 15,000 paid)
Included an in-ring contest officiated by R-Truth in which two men and two women had a dance off, per the Raw GM, for four tickets to the next MSG show; one of the men won
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin via disqualification at the 8-minute mark when CM Punk interfered; after the bout, the Raw GM ruled that, based on the fans, Orton would have a rematch later in the show or Orton would team with John Cena to face Miz & Punk; the fans chose for the tag team match
Evan Bourne, Santino Marella, & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Zack Ryder, Primo Colon, & Tyson Kidd when Bourne pinned Ryder with Air Bourne
The Great Khali pinned Alex Riley in under a minute; prior to the bout, Riley cut a promo and said the Raw GM said he could be back on the Raw roster and accompany WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin to WrestleMania but all he had to do was win a match on Raw; moments later, the Raw GM sent an e-mail that read Riley could get his opportunity right now
John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with Starship Pain; Ziggler initially won the bout with his feet on the ropes but the match was ordered to continue
Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via submission with the LeBell Lock
Triple H pinned WWE US Champion Sheamus in a streetfight with the Pedigree after 20 minutes
John Cena & Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin & CM Punk when Orton pinned Miz with the RKO as Cena had Punk pinned with the FU Survivor Series 2011 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – November 20, 2011 (16,749; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Santino Marella pinned Jinder Mahal with the Cobra
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Booker T on commentary; included an opening segment in which John Laurinaitis walked out and noted it was the 25th anniversary of Survivor Series and his 10th anniversary with WWE; featured an ad promoting WWE 12; included a backstage segment with CM Punk and David Otunga in which Otunga said Laurinaitis ordered Punk to apologize to Michael Cole before his WWE World Title match later in the show, with Punk responding he would think about it after he wins the belt; featured a backstage promo by the Rock in which he talked about being in the crowd in 1977 to see Peter Maivia face Superstar Billy Graham, then hanging out with Andre the Giant years later as his dad Rocky Johnson defended the WWF (instead of WWE) tag team titles; Rock then noted his 1996 TV debut, despite his haircut and outfit, and said it started a legacy before running down his classic catchphrases; Rock continued by saying he would put boots to asses in regards to Mike Mizanin & R-Truth before then discussing John Cena, prompting massive boos and chants of “Cena sucks;” Rock went on to rant about Cena, prompting a chant of “lady parts” from the crowd, and then led the crowd in singing Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York;” included a backstage segment with ADR speaking with Nikki & Brie Bella, with Laurinaitis walking in and reminding ADR of the importance of his title defense; after ADR said it would be one of his many MSG title defenses and walked off, Laurinaitis was shown texting on his phone; featured anti-bullying comments from Ariel Winter, Miz, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Wade Barrett in which he said he wanted to be World Heavyweight Champion, with Miz & Truth interrupting and Barrett walking off; Miz then said not enough people were paying attention to Miz & Truth, with Truth complaining about Cena and Rock getting a billboard and then ranting about pigeons he saw earlier in NYC; they then said Cena and Rock were a load of crap and were about to get got; several National Guard soldiers were shown on camera, prompting a “USA” chant; featured an ad promoting ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time’:
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned John Morrison at 10:44 with the Zig Zag after avoiding the Starship Pain; Vickie Guerrero was in Ziggler’s corner until she was ejected from ringside late in the bout; there were numerous chants of “We want Ryder” and “Woo woo woo” during the bout; Morrison was noticably booed during his entrance and the match; after the contest, Vickie ran back out to the ring and Ziggler took the mic, responding to the “We want Ryder” chants, saying Ryder wasn’t there; Ziggler went on to say he wasn’t a show off because he was just really, really good at what he does; Ryder then ran out to the ring, hit the Rough Ryder on Ziggler, and cleared Ziggler from the ring
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Eve with a Glam Slam off the top at 4:34 in a lumberjill match; lumberjills for the match included Natalya, Kelly Kelly, AJ, Alicia, Kaitlyn, Aksana, Nikki & Brie Bella, Tamina, Rosa Mendes, and Maxine
Wade Barrett, Jack Swagger, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, Hunico, & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Randy Orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Mason Ryan, & WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston in an elimination match at 22:11; Orton pinned Ziggler at 1:34 with the RKO; Sin Cara was eliminated at around the 3-minute mark when he injured himself doing a move to the floor, with trainers then tending to him on the floor and taking off his boot; following the injury, the crowd chanted “We want Ryder;” Rhodes pinned Ryan with the Beautiful Disaster and Crossroads at 8:52 after Hunico made the blind tag; after the fall, the crowd chanted “Cody;” Barrett pinned Kingston with a boot to the face and Wasteland at 14:06; Sheamus was disqualified at 18:26 when he didn’t abide by the referee’s 5-count while assaulting Swagger in the corner; after the decision, Sheamus kicked Swagger in the head; Orton pinned Swagger after the boot from Sheamus at 19:34; Orton pinned Hunico with a RKO as Hunico came off the top at 21:39; Barrett pinned Orton with the Wasteland after Orton dropped Rhodes with an RKO; late in the match, it was noted by the commentary team that Sin Cara sustained a torn patella (Rhodes’ debut wearing knee pads; Kingston’s tights featured the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters)
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry via disqualification at 13:04 when Henry kicked Show in the groin after avoiding the punch to the face; prior to the bout, crew members were shown reinforcing the ring; the crowd chanted “Boring,” “Daniel Bryan,” and “Undertaker” during the bout; late in the match, Henry knocked Show through the timekeeper’s barricade with a tackle; Show later hit a superkick, prompting a “HBK” chant, and an elbow drop off the top, prompting a “Randy Savage” chant; after the bout, Henry locked Show’s ankle in a steel chair but missed a bomb off the ropes, with Show then knocking Henry out with a punch; as Henry was knocked out, the crowd chanted “Daniel Bryan,” with Show then locking Henry’s ankle in the chair and hitting a legdrop onto it; Henry was then tended to by medics as Show left the ring, with Henry later yelling at the medics not to touch him
CM Punk defeated WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio to win the title at 17:16 via submission with the Anaconda Vice; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR’s ring announcer for the bout while Howard Finkel served as Punk’s ring announcer; early in the bout, the crowd chanted “We want ice cream” and “Colt Cabana” at Punk; at the 16-minute mark, Punk hit an elbow drop off the top, prompting a “Randy Savage” chant; after the contest, and Finkel announcing him as the new champion, Punk jumped into the crowd to celebrate
John Cena & the Rock defeated Mike Mizanin & R-Truth at 21:33 when Rock pinned Miz with the People’s Elbow; prior to his entrance, the crowd chanted “Cena sucks;” following the ring entrances, Cena gave his shirt to Arnold Skaaland’s widow at ringside; early in the bout, after Rock outwrestled Miz & Truth by himself, the crowd chanted “You’ve still got it;” moments later, the crowd chanted “Fruity Pebbles,” “You can’t wrestle,” and “You still suck” at Cena; a dueling chant later broke out of “Let’s go, Cena” and “Cena sucks;” Rock’s mom was shown in the crowd following the finish; after the contest, Rock celebrated in the ring as Cena watched from the aisle, with Rock then calling for Cena to get back into the ring and pose for the fans, which Cena did to loud boos; Rock then posed again to loud applause, then dropped Cena with the Rock Bottom as he went to leave the ring (Rock’s first match after a 7-year absence) WWE @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – December 27, 2011 (14,000; 11,000 paid)
Featured an opening segment in which Mike Mizanin cut an in-ring promo, stating he would beat WWE World Champion CM Punk later in the show; moments later, R-Truth ran out and attacked Miz; after Miz left, John Laurinaitis appeared and ordered Truth to leave since he wasn’t supposed to be at the show; Laurinaitis then introduced the opening match
Dolph Ziggler won a 12-man battle royal by last eliminating WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE US Champion Zack Ryder later in the show
Alex Riley pinned Leo Kruger with the TKO
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Eve with the Glam Slam; Brie Bella was the guest referee for the bout and Nikki Bella was the guest timekeeper; after the bout, Kelly Kelly made the save for Eve against Beth and the Bellas
Jerry Lawler pinned Jack Swagger with a fist drop from the middle turnbuckle in an impromptu match; prior to the bout, Mick Foley came out, spoke about being back at MSG, and noted his seeing Jimmy Snuka vs. Don Muraco there in 1983; Swagger then interrupted and challenged Foley to a match, with Foley then bringing out Lawler as Swagger’s opponent instead; after the contest, Foley put the Mandible Claw on Sawgger
Santino Marella pinned Michael McGillicutty with the Cobra
WWE US Champion Zack Ryder pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Rough Ryder; Ziggler initially won the match and title but referee Charles Robinson restarted it after noticing Ryder’s foot on the ropes during the cover
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Primo Colon & Epico when Bourne pinned Epico with the Air Bourne
John Cena defeated Kane via disqualification when Kane used a steel chair as a weapon; after the bout, Kane dropped Cena with a chokeslam; moments later, Cena fought off an attempt at a tombstone and dropped Kane with the FU
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned Mike Mizanin in a steel cage match with the Go To Sleep WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – March 18, 2012 (17,000; 13,500 paid; sell out)
Zack Ryder pinned Mike Mizanin with the Rough Ryder after avoiding the Skull Crushing Finale
WWE Tag Team Champions Primo Colon & Epico defeated R-Truth & Kofi Kingston when Primo pinned Kingston with the Back Stabber after the challenger became distracted by John Laurinaitis; the challengers initially won the match and titles when Kingston pinned Primo with the spin kick to the face but Laurinaitis had the match continue since Primo’s foot was on the ropes during the cover
WWE US Champion Santino Marella pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with the Cobra after Hornswoggle interfered; Swagger initially won the match and title by grabbing the ropes for leverage but Teddy Long came out and had the match continue; late in the bout, John Laurinaitis came out and argued with Long; after the bout, Marella, Long, and Hornswoggle celebrated in the ring
Alberto Del Rio defeated Mason Ryan via submission with the armbar within several seconds
WWE World Champion CM Punk, Triple H, & Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, & Dolph Ziggler when Triple H pinned Ziggler with the tombstone, then sticking his tongue out like the Undertaker during the cover
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart defeated Kelly Kelly & Tamina when Phoenix pinned Kelly with the Glam Slam after Eve, from ringside, tripped Kelly; prior to the bout, Eve cut an in-ring promo regarding the chants of “Hoeski” that the crowd was giving her
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated the Big Show and Mark Henry at 9:34 by pinning Henry after Show dropped Henry with the chokeslam and Bryan clipped Show in the knee; after the bout, Show again punched Henry in the face
John Cena defeated Kane in a last man standing match after hitting a FU through a table WWE (Raw) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – December 27, 2012 (14,500)
Included an opening in-ring introduction by Vickie Guerrero
The Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow when Gunn pinned Rhodes with the Fameasser
Brodus Clay pinned David Otunga with the splash; after the bout, Jack Swagger came out and challenged Clay to a match
Brodus Clay pinned Jack Swagger with the splash
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Kaitlyn
Santino Marella pinned Tensai; after the match, per stipulations, Tensai had to sing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns defeated Mike Mizanin, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane after Miz sustained the triple powerbomb
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Darren Young & Titus O’Neil after both men hit the splash off the top
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Zack Ryder with the Neutralizer
Ryback pinned Paul Heyman with Shellshocked in a streetfight; early in the match, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns attacked Ryback, with Mike Mizanin, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane then making the save; after the bout, Ryback hit a spear on Heyman through a table set up in the ring
John Cena pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ & Big E Langston) in a steel cage match with the FU – 4/6/13: Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, Trish Stratus, Mick Foley, Booker T, and Donald Trump were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden. WWE @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – December 26, 2013 (14,000)
Included a segment in which Booker T introduced Michael Hayes to the ring, with the two strutting and doing Spinaroonies; during Booker’s intro, he claimed Hayes sold out MSG “dozens of of times;” before the show, Bob Backlund took photos with fans in the lobby; DMC was in attendance for the show
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Alberto Del Rio with the 619 and splash off the top
Zack Ryder pinned Brodus Clay with a roll up at the 3-minute mark
The Big Show pinned Kane with the punch to the face after Kane briefly fought with guest referee Booker T
Nikki & Brie Bella, Cameron & Naomi defeated Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, & Aksana when one of the Bellas pinned Fox with the facebuster; prior to the bout, the Bellas, Cameron & Naomi defeated the other team in a dance off, with Brad Maddox then appearing and making it a tag team match as well
Sin Cara pinned Curtis Axel with the swanton; after the match, Axel took the mic and made an open challenge, saying he wouldn’t end 2013 with a loss
The Great Khali pinned Curtis Axel with a chop to the head in an impromptu match
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust defeated Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger in a steel cage match when Rhodes pinned Cesaro with a moonsault off the top of the cage
El Torito & Los Matadores defeated Ricardo Rodriguez (sub. for Heath Slater), Jinder Mahal, & Drew McIntyre when Torito pinned Rodriguez; 3MB came out dressed as reindeer (Torito’s MSG debut)
John Cena defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at the 22-minute mark when Orton hit a low blow; after the match, Cena hit the FU to Orton WWE @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – December 26, 2014 (14,000)
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned Luke Harper with the Zig Zag at around the 15-minute mark; after the bout, Joey Mercury & Jamie Noble attacked Ziggler and Seth Rollins hit the curb stomp; moments later, Rollins took the mic and said that would be nothing compared to what he would do to John Cena in the main event
Ryback pinned Curtis Axel with Shellshocked
NXT Heavyweight Champion Sami Zayn pinned Adrian Neville with the Helluva Kick
Jack Swagger defeated Fandango via disqualification; fans chose the match as a dance off instead of a wrestling match
WWE Tag Team Champions Mike Mizanin & Damien Sandow defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso when Miz scored the pin with the Skull Crushing Finale
Randy Orton pinned Kane with the RKO at around the 5-minute mark after avoiding the chokeslam
Emma & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella & Brie Bella; Paige was the guest referee for the bout and made a fast count during the finish
The Big Show pinned Erick Rowan with the punch to the face
John Cena pinned Seth Rollins in a streetfight at around the 25-minute mark with a FU off the top through a table; during the bout, Kane, Randy Orton, the Big Show, and WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler interfered WWE @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – February 27, 2015