WWF / WWE No Mercy Results

No Mercy 99 – Manchester, England – Evening News Arena – May 16, 1999 (18,407; sell out)
UK exclusive pay-per-view – featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an opening in-ring promo by Shane McMahon & the Corporate Ministry, including the Undertaker, Paul Bearer, Triple H, Chyna, Viscera, the Acolytes, and Mideon, during which time Shane cut a promo on the Brood facing the Acolytes & Viscera, Kane facing Mideon, Shane bringing the European title out of retirement for one night to face X-Pac, and announced that main event Austin vs. Taker vs. Triple H match would be contested under no holds barred rules; featured a Beaver Cleavage vignette; included an in-ring promo by Mick Foley in which he said he recently spoke with ‘The British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith and then talked about facing Billy Gunn later in the show; featured pre-taped comments from fans in attendance on who they think will win the main event; included Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler wishing Davey Boy Smith a speedy recovery from his serious back injury:
Tiger Ali Singh pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Gillberg in a non-title match with a kick to the back and a reverse neckbreaker at 1:04 as Gillberg played to the fans after hitting the spear
Viscera & the Acolytes defeated Edge, Christian, & Gangrel at 13:47 when Bradshaw pinned Gangrel with the Clothesline from Hell after Shane McMahon, who watched the match from the aisle, sent Mideon to ringside who hit a DDT on Gangrel on the floor before rolling him back inside; after the bout, Shane cut a promo saying the string of victories at No Mercy had only just begun
Steve Blackman defeated Droz via submission with a modified armbar at 7:50 following a shoulderblock; prior to the bout, a Blackman vignette was shown
WWF Tag Team Champion Kane defeated Mideon via disqualification at 4:35 when Shane McMahon, Viscera, and the Acolytes interfered and assaulted Kane after Mideon sustained the chokeslam; after the bout, X-Pac cleared the ring with a kendo stick; moments later, Shane cut a promo from the aisle, saying the path of destruction would continue and X-Pac was next
Nicole Bass (sub. for Sable) pinned Tori at the 27-second mark by placing one foot on Tori’s chest after hitting a chokeslam; prior to the bout, Sable cut a promo saying she had a chest cold and would be unable to compete, then said Bass would be her substitute before leaving ringside (Sable’s last appearance for 4 years)
WWF European Champion Shane McMahon pinned WWF Tag Team Champion X-Pac at 8:27 after Triple H, who came ringside moments earlier, hit the Pedigree on the challenger after an interfering Chyna blocked the Bronko Buster with a low blow; Chyna came out early in the bout and attacked Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco, who were at ringside to support X-Pac; after the contest, Kane appeared and scared the heels from ringside; moments later, Shane gloated in the aisle and said Steve Austin was next, with Triple H adding Austin was all theirs (Wild in the UK UK exclusive)
Billy Gunn pinned Mankind following a piledriver and Fameasser onto a steel chair at 11:27; prior to the bout, the Undertaker, the Acolytes, Viscera, and Mideon assaulted Mankind during a backstage interview, with Taker attacking Mankind’s leg with a steel chair; moments later, after making his entrance, Gunn demanded to be announced as the winner via forfeit but Mankind soon limped out
WWF World Champion Steve Austin defeated the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) and Triple H (w/ Chyna) in a no holds barred match at around 18:20 by pinning Triple H with the Stunner after hitting the Stunner on an interfering Chyna; late in the bout, X-Pac, Kane, the Brood, and Mankind came out and battled with the Corporate Ministry – who came ringside moments earlier – all the way to the back; after the bout, X-Pac and Austin assaulted Shane and Triple H inside the ring, with Austin, X-Pac, and Earl Hebner having a beer; moments later, Austin extended his hand to Triple H and offered him a beer only to drop him with the Stunner, with X-Pac then hitting the Bronko Buster as Austin once again hit the Stunner on Shane

No Mercy 99 – Cleveland, OH – Gund Arena – October 17, 1999 (announced at 18,752; 17,430; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary:
The Godfather pinned Mideon (w/ Viscera) with the Ho Train and a roll up at 7:31
The Fabulous Moolah (w/ Mae Young) pinned WWF Women’s Champion Ivory to win the title at 3:01 with a roll up after Ivory hit Mae in the head with the title belt
Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg via disqualification at 10:11 after Hardcore threw a chair into the ring which Gunn used to hit the Fameasser on Crash; after the match, Road Dogg hit the pumphandle slam on Hardcore onto the chair
Chyna pinned WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Miss Kitty) to win the title in a Good Housekeeping match at 8:37 after hitting the champion with his own guitar behind the referee’s back; Jarrett originally won the bout after hitting the challenger with the title belt but it was not a legal prop and thus the match resumed (Jarrett’s last appearance) (History of the Intercontinental Championship)
WWF Tag Team Champion the Rock pinned Davey Boy Smith with the Rock Bottom and People’s Elbow after avoiding the running powerslam
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Edge & Christian in a ladder match at 16:30 when Jeff leapt from one ladder to another, knocked Edge off, and grabbed the bag of $100,000; due to pre-match stipulations, the Hardyz won the best of 7 series with Edge & Christian, the $100,000, and the managerial services of Terri; named Pro Wrestling Torch’s Match of the Year (The Hardy Boyz: Leap of Faith, The Ladder Match, Edge: A Decade of Decadence)
Val Venis pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Mankind at 9:26 when Val applied the Testicular Claw as Mankind applied the Mandible Claw, with Val falling on top of Mankind for the win; after the match, Mankind stole back Mr. Rocko the sock
X-Pac defeated Kane, Farooq, and Bradshaw in an elimination match at 10:08 by hitting Farooq with the X-Factor as Farooq came off the top rope; Kane pinned Bradshaw with the chokeslam at 8:25 with X-Pac pinning Kane with a spinning heel kick off the top seconds later
WWF World Champion Triple H pinned Steve Austin in a no holds barred match at 21:53 after the Rock interfered and accidentally hit the challenger with a sledgehammer, with the champion hitting the Pedigree on the Rock moments thereafter; Triple H had attacked the Rock with a sledgehammer earlier in the show, which prompted the interference; prior to the bout, Triple H hit Vince mcMahon after McMahon appeared during his entrance and tried to take away the champion’s sledgehammer; after the match, Austin chased the champion backstage where Triple H escaped in a vehicle thanks to Chyna’s help (Austin’s first match in 2 months) (Triple H: The King of Kings)

No Mercy 00 – Albany, NY – Pepsi Arena – October 22, 2000
Sunday Night Heat – included the announcement that Chyna & Billy Gunn would face Val Venis & Ivory as a replacement for Gunn vs. Eddie Guerrero since Guerrero was injured; featured Kurt Angle ‘interviewing’ the Rock in which Angle had clips of previous Rock interviews cut together to make him and his answers to Angle’s questions look bad
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Steve Blackman at WWF New York:
The Dudley Boyz defeated Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather, Too Cool, D-Lo Brown & Chaz, and Raven & Tazz in a tag team table invitational at 14:39; Too Cool eliminated D-Lo & Chaz at 3:53 when D-Lo missed a Frog Splash on Grandmaster Sexay, crashing through the table, while at the same time Scotty 2 Hotty shoved Chaz off the top with he also going through a table; Raven & Tazz eliminated Too Cool at 7:41 following a double suplex on Scotty through a table; the Dudley Boyz eliminated Raven & Tazz after D-Von hit a top rope legdrop on Tazz through a table at 10:33; the Dudley Boyz eliminated Buchanon & the Goodfather at 14:40 following the 3D on Goodfather; the match originally ended at 13:44 after the Goodfather convinced referee Jack Doan that RTC had put Bubba Ray through a table while Doan was knocked out but a second referee came out to explain what had happened and the match continued
The Acolytes & WWF Women’s Champion Lita fought Test, Albert, & Trish Stratus to a no contest when T&A attacked and injured the Acolytes backstage prior to their entrance; moments later, Lita attempted to go backstage and help but was blocked off by T&A and Trish, with the three triple teaming her until Matt & Jeff Hardy made the save
Chris Jericho defeated X-Pac in a steel cage match at 10:38 after Jericho dropkicked the cage as X-Pac stood on the cage door, with X-Pac then crotching himself as Jericho walked out the door
Val Venis & Stevie Richards defeated Billy Gunn & Chyna at 7:17 when Venis pinned Chyna after Eddie Guerrero interfered and hit Chyna in the back with a bouquet of flowers loaded with a steel pipe; moments prior to the finish, the Goodfather & Bull Buchanon came ringside and attacked Gunn
Steve Austin fought Rikishi to a no contest in a no holds barred match at around the 7-minute mark after Austin threw his opponent into the back of his pick up truck, which he drove to the ring, took the vehicle to the parking lot, assaulted Rikishi, and attempted to ram the truck into his opponent before several police cars arrived on the scene; moments later, Austin exited the truck, was quickly arrested, and driven away in a police car
WWF European Champion William Regal pinned Mideon at 6:10 with the modified neckbreaker after opting not to apply the Regal Stretch because of the challenger’s bare ass; Mideon began the bout fully clothed but was wearing just a thong by the time it ended
Los Conquistadors (Edge & Christian under masks) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy at 10:52 to win the titles when Conquistador #2 pinned Matt with the Unprettier after Matt attempted to unmask Conquistador #1; later in the show, Edge & Christian congratulated the new champions backstage
Triple H pinned Chris Benoit at 18:45 with a low blow and the Pedigree after avoiding the Crippler Crossface; during the final moments of the bout, Stephanie McMahon came out and slapped Benoit before going backstage immediately following the pinfall
Kurt Angle (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned WWF World Champion the Rock in a No DQ match to win the title at 21:44 with the Olympic Slam, moments after Rikishi interfered and accidentally splashed in the corner and superkicked the champion before Angle dropped Rikishi with the Olympic Slam; at the 16-minute mark, Rock hit the Rock Bottom on an interfering Stephanie after she prevented him from hitting the People’s Elbow; moments later, Triple H came out, knocked Angle out of the ring, and hit the Pedigree on Rock for attacking his wife; Triple H then carried Stephanie backstage

No Mercy 01 – St. Louis, MO – Savvis Center – October 21, 2001
Sunday Night Heat:
The Acolytes defeated Hugh Morrus & Kanyon when Bradshaw pinned Kanyon with the Clothesline from Hell
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with a backslide and putting his feet on the ropes
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Paul Heyman on commentary:
WCW Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated WWF European Champion the Hurricane (w/ Molly Holly) & Lance Storm (w/ Ivory) at 7:14 when Matt pinned the Hurricane following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo; moments prior to the bout, all three females interfered, with Lita eventually hitting Storm with a hurricanrana off the top as Storm had Jeff caught in the Canadian Maple Leaf
Test pinned Kane at 10:09 with a boot to the face after landing a low blow; seconds prior to the finish, Kane grabbed WCW referee Nick Patrick by the throat, as if to give him a chokeslam, but instead shoved him to the mat, giving Test the opportunity to hit the low blow; early in the bout, Test hit Kane with the time keeper’s bell on the floor but Patrick seemingly didn’t notice; after the bout, Kane hit a chokeslam on Patrick, left the ring, returned, hit a second chokeslam, left the ring once more, and returned once more to hit a powerbomb on the referee
Torrie Wilson pinned Stacy Keibler with a handspring elbow and roll up at 3:07 in a lingerie match
Edge defeated WWF IC Champion Christian in a ladder match to win the title at 22:17 after hitting a Con-Chair-Two as the champion was laid across the top of two ladders, with Edge standing atop a third ladder; moments prior to the finish, Edge hit a low blow from behind by using one of the two steel chairs (The Ladder Match)
WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated the Big Show & Tajiri at 9:19 when D-Von pinned Tajiri following the 3D; moments prior to the finish, Tajiri accidentally sprayed green mist into the referee’s eyes, allowing Rhyno to interfere on behalf of the champions and Gore the Big Show outside of the ring
The Undertaker pinned Booker T at 13:20 with a powerbomb as Booker had Taker trapped in the corner and was on the turnbuckles punching away at him
Chris Jericho pinned WCW World Champion the Rock at 23:47 to win the title with the Breakdown onto a steel chair, thrown in the ring by Stephanie McMahon moments earlier; prior to the finish, the Rock grabbed Stephanie, threw her inside the ring, and hit the Rock Bottom on her, distracting the referee as Jericho hit the Russian legsweep onto the chair; after the bout, Jericho taunted Stephanie, as it was her interference which inadvertantly led to his win; moments thereafter, Rock confronted Jericho with the chair and handed the weapon to him; Jericho then held both the title belt and chair up in celebration (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
WWF World Champion Steve Austin defeated Kurt Angle and WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam at 15:19 in a No DQ match by pinning RVD with the Stunner after Van Dam received four German suplexes and the Olympic Slam from Angle; during the closing moments of the match, Vince McMahon attacked an interfering Shane McMahon on the floor after Shane ran into the ring, broke Angle’s cover of RVD, threw him to the floor, and pushed him into the steel ringpost; Vince came ringside mid-way through the bout and seemed to give encouragement to both RVD and Angle

No Mercy 02 – Little Rock, AR – Alltell Arena – October 20, 2002
Sunday Night Heat: The Hurricane pinned Steven Richards at 3:05 with the Vertebreaker
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the Raw bouts and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the Smackdown! matches; included an opening backstage segment with the Undertaker and Kane in which the only words said were Kane asking “So, how was your week?;” featured Sho Funaki conducting a backstage interview with Al Wilson about the attention he had received recently from Dawn Marie, with Funaki eventually asking why he was wearing clothing when he was caught in the shower with Dawn; included Jonathan Coachman conducting a backstage interview with Rob Van Dam regarding his match later in the show against Ric Flair; moments later, Coachman tried to get a comment from WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, and Tracy about Lesnar’s match later in the show against Taker; featured a backstage segment with the Big Show and Stephanie McMahon in which Eric Bischoff interrupted, asking what his Raw talent was doing talking to Stephanie; after Stephanie walked off, Show complained to Bischoff he wasn’t being used right on Raw and it was Bischoff’s fault; after Bischoff told him off, Show grabbed him and threatened to hurt him if he didn’t start putting him in main events; included a video package highlighting the history of the IC title, to hype the Kane / Triple H match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero, with Benoit saying Chavo Guerrero Jr. was being attacked by Kurt Angle; as Eddie tried to say it wasn’t Chavo behind the closed door and it was a trap, Angle threw Chavo out into the hallway and Eddie was held back by security as he tried to get at Angle & Benoit; included a backstage segment with Stephanie and Tracy in which Tracy said she had a relationship with Taker in the past and had been lying because Heyman put her up to it; moments later, Taker appeared and called Tracy a lying bitch, with Stephanie then ordering Tracy to leave; featured Taker convincing the trainer to give him a pain shot to his injured hand so he could compete in his match later in the show; included Rikishi at The World commenting on his experience in Hell in a Cell being thrown off the roof by Taker:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Christian defeated Booker T & Goldust at 8:48 when Jericho pinned Goldust with a bulldog onto one of the title belts followed by a moonsault off the top; during the closing moments of the match, Jericho attempted a Lionsault on Booker but the middle rope became unhinged
Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie with a swinging neckbreaker at 4:41
Rob Van Dam pinned Ric Flair with a spin kick and the Five Star Frog Splash at 8:01
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 8:15 by blocking a victory roll after Nidia held onto Noble to prevent the champion from being taken down; after the bout, Tajiri kissed Nidia on the lips, with Noble then attempting to show Tajiri how a real man kisses a woman; as he went to do so, Tajiri kicked Noble in the back of the head, knocking him out
World Heavyweight Champion Triple H pinned WWE IC Champion Kane at 16:14 in a unification match after ramming the challenger into the corner and following with the Pedigree after Kane caught an interfering Ric Flair coming off the top and hit the chokeslam; Flair appeared mid-way through the match, prompting the Hurricane to appear to counter Flair’s interference; moments later, Triple H dropped Hurricane with a Pedigree on the floor (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 22:00 when Edge submitted to Angle’s ankle lock, moments after Angle reversed Edge’s hold into his own (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Pro Wrestling Torch)
WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus pinned Victoria at 5:34 with a roll up after Victoria avoided the bulldog; after the bout, Victoria kicked Trish until she was forced from the ring by the referee
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned the Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match by reversing an attempt at the tombstone and hitting the F5 at 27:15; after the bout, Lesnar grabbed the belt, scaled to the roof of the cage, and posed as the show came to a close (Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain, Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker, Hell in a Cell)

No Mercy 03 (Smackdown!) – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena – October 19, 2003
Sunday Night Heat – featured Tazz interviewing Doug & Danny Basham, in which they issued a challenge to the Acolytes to face them later in the night, which was accepted; included footage of John Cena arriving to the arena and getting heckled by a fan who did a freestyle rap on him, saying Kurt Angle would make him tap; moments later, Cena responded with a freestyle of his own, which responded with a chant of “Cena” from the fans:
Billy Kidman pinned Shannon Moore with a powerbomb off the middle turnbuckle
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary; included Josh Matthews interviewing Vince McMahon backstage about his match later in the night against his daughter Stephanie, in which he said if any wrestlers interfered on Stephanie’s behalf they would be fired and never allowed back; featured a backstage segment in which John Heidenreich attempted to rough up Shannon Moore backstage after “Little Johnny” told him Matt Hardy and Moore threw away his try-out tape he was trying to get to Stephanie, with Hardy then telling him they threw away a tape of Moore’s greatest matches instead; included Tony Chimel recognizing the US soldiers in attendance who would be returning to the Middle East the following day; featured a backstage segment in which Linda McMahon confronted Vince in his dressing room and asked him not to go through with the match, with Vince compromising that Stephanie could win via pinfall or submission while Vince could only win via submission and then added a no holds barred stipulation; several members of the Baltimore Ravens were in attendance:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 11:40 with the kick to the head after the referee and challenger were distracted by two “fans” that jumped the barricade and attempted to get into the ring but were held back by security; Mysterio had the champion down in the 619 just prior to the finish
Chris Benoit defeated Albert via submission with the Sharpshooter at 12:19 after Albert accidentally kicked a steel chair placed in the corner and was taken down with a dragon screw leg whip
Zach Gowen pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with a moonsault at 5:32 after knocking Hardy off the top
Doug & Danny Basham defeated the Acolytes at 8:54 when Danny pinned Bradshaw with a modified Fameouser after Shaniqua ran out and hit Bradshaw in the back with a baton immediately after Bradshaw dropped Doug with the Clothesline from Hell; moments later, Josh Matthews interviewed Shaniqua & the Bashams backstage in which she talked about the recent Clothesline from Hell Bradshaw gave her, then pointed to her chest to show the swelling it caused (she was returning from breast enlargment surgery) and said the effects could be permanent
Vince McMahon (w/ Sable) defeated Stephanie McMahon (w/ Linda McMahon) in an I Quit match at 9:24 when Linda threw in the towel as Vince was choking Stephanie with a pipe; due to pre-match stipulations, Stephanie lost her GM role on Smackdown!; had Vince lost, he would have lost his CEO position in the WWE; stipulations of the bout stated Stephanie could also win via pinfall; after the match, Vince grabbed Linda by her face and shoved her to the mat (Mr. McMahon)
Kurt Angle defeated John Cena with a victory roll into the ankle lock and then applying the heel hook for the submission at 18:28 (John Cena: Word Life)
The Big Show pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero to win the title with the chokeslam at 11:26; Guerrero wrestled the bout with his back heavily taped up after Show hit a chokeslam on him onto his own low rider days before; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out to console Eddie on the loss; moments later, Josh Matthews interviewed Show backstage on his victory (The Big Show: A Giant’s World)
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned the Undertaker in a Biker Chain Match at 24:16 by hitting the challenger with the chain after Vince McMahon came out from under the ring and crotched Taker on the top rope immediately after Taker took possession of the chain; Nunzio, Johnny Stamboli, and Chuck Palumbo interfered at the 21-minute mark but were quickly thrown out of the ring by Taker

No Mercy 04 (Smackdown!) – East Rutherford, NJ – Continental Airlines Arena – October 3, 2004
Sunday Night Heat – featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Billy Kidman about the past 6 weeks and his match later in the show against Paul London:
Mark Jindrak pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with a left hand punch at 2:47 after avoiding the bulldog (No Mercy 04)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary; included Josh Matthews interviewing Dawn Marie backstage, with Dawn leading the camera into Jackie Gayda’s locker room, catching Jackie with her top off, and telling her that her engagement to Charlie Haas wouldn’t last; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion John Layfield Bradshaw about his title defense later in the night against the Undertaker; included clips throughout the show from all the Undertaker’s world title victories:
Eddie Guerrero pinned Luther Reigns (w/ Mark Jindrak) with the frog splash at 13:24 after hitting Reigns in the face with a baton Guerrero stole from a security guard at ringside; late in the bout, Jindrak was knocked to the floor after Guerrero dropkicked a steel chair into Reigns’ face, knocking Reigns into Jindrak on the apron
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley (w/ the Dudley Boyz) pinned Nunzio (w/ Johnny Stamboli) at 8:49 after Bubba Ray Dudley crotched the challenger against the steel ringpost as D-Von Dudley fought with Stamboli around ringside
Billy Kidman pinned Paul London at 10:38 with the Shooting Star Press after lifting his knees to block London’s attempt at the move; after the bout, Kidman cut an in-ring promo, saying the crowd made him hit the move, as London coughed up blood and was placed on a stretcher; moments later, as London was strapped to the stretcher, Kidman hit the move a second time; pre-match stipulations stated Kidman would be fired if he didn’t wrestle the match or if he walked out of the match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) & Rene Dupree defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Rob Van Dam at 9:15 when Suzuki pinned Mysterio with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage moments after Dupree tripped Mysterio as he attempted the springboard dropkick, with Mysterio landing throat-first across the top rope
The Big Show pinned Kurt Angle at 14:07 with the chokeslam as Angle stood on the top rope; Show originally won the match via count-out at 3:36 after Angle walked out of the contest and attempted to leave through the crowd but Smackdown! GM Teddy Long came out and ordered that the match continue and threatened to fire Angle if he didn’t get back in the ring; late in the bout, Angle attempted to shoot Show with a tranquilizer gun but Show broke the gun over his knee; pre-match stipulations stated if anyone interfered in the match they would be fired; after the match, Angle was helped backstage by Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak (The Big Show: A Giant’s World)
WWE US Championship Best of 5 Series: John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Booker T with the FU at 10:22; Cena – 3, Booker – 2; due to Cena winning the series, he won the US title; after the bout, Cena autographed a New Jersey Nets jersey and threw it into the crowd (The John Cena Experience)
Charlie Haas, Rico, & Jackie Gayda defeated the Dudley Boyz & Dawn Marie at 8:48 when Rico pinned D-Von with a moonsault after Haas hit D-Von with a reverse double axe handle off the top; Dawn Marie wore a t-shirt for the match which read “Charlie loves Dawn Marie;” the shirt was torn off by Jackie early in the bout
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated the Undertaker in a Last Ride Match at 21:07 after hitting the Clothesline from Hell at the entranceway and, with John Heidenreich, stuffing Taker in the hearse; late in the bout, Heidenreich came out of the back of the hearse and smothered Taker with a liquid substance but Taker escaped the hearse before it drove out of the arena; after the bout, Paul Heyman revealed himself as the driver of the hearse and parked the vehicle backstage, allowing Heidenreich to ram into the back of it with a pickup truck, causing an explosion

No Mercy 05 (Smackdown!) – Houston, TX – Toyota Center – October 9, 2005 (5,000 paid)
Sunday Night Heat – aired live on the Preview Channel & WWE.com: William Regal & Paul Birchill defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 5:09 when London submitted to the Regal Stretch after sustaining a shoulderbreaker from Birchill
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary; during the show, rumors were spread that talent from Raw was planning to invade the show:
Christy Hemme, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Johnny Nitro, Joey Mercury, & Melina at 6:25 when Christy pinned Melina following the Doomsday Device after Melina was hoisted onto Animal’s shoulders; Animal’s left shoulder was heavily taped during the bout
Bobby Lashley pinned Simon Dean with the Dominator at 1:55; prior to the bout, Dean had a tray of 20 double cheeseburgers brought to the ring and said that if Lashley could beat him, he would eat all of them later that night; after the match, Lashley forced a cheeseburger down Dean’s mouth; as the show progressed, Lashley forced Dean to finish all 20 double cheeseburgers backstage
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell), Christian, and Orlando Jordan when Christian submitted to Benoit’s Sharpshooter at 10:22
Ken Kennedy pinned Hardcore Holly at 8:50 with the forward roll Samoan Drop off the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Kennedy cut an in-ring promo regarding this being his pay-per-view debut; after the bout, Sylvian came out as Holly was assisted by officials, attacked Holly’s ribs in and out of the ring, and finished the assault with a brainbuster; moments later in the backstage area, Kennedy confronted Booker & Sharmell, as Sharmell berated Booker for letting Chris Benoit steal his victory, and said that while Kennedy won his match Booker lost his
John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Clothesline from Hell at 13:24 immediately after Mysterio used a springboard off the ropes to leap over JBL and enter the ring
Randy & Bob Orton Jr. defeated the Undertaker in a handicap casket match at 19:06 when, as Randy and Taker were fighting inside the casket, Randy hit Taker over the head with a steel chair; immediately after the bout, Randy locked the casket shut and brought it up to the entrance where he poured gasoline all over the casket and lit it on fire (The Undertaker’s Most Dangerous Matches, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
Juventud Guerrera (w/ Super Crazy & Psychosis) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio (w/ Vito) to win the title with the Juvi Driver at 6:50; after the bout, Hugo Savinovich interviewed the Mexicools in Spanish at ringside
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Eddie Guerrero at 18:40 with a spinebuster moments after avoiding the Frog Splash; at several points in the match the challenger had the opportunity to use a steel chair on Batista but opted not to; following the bout, Batista helped Guerrero to his feet and the two men shook hands (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, Batista: I Walk Alone)

No Mercy 06 (Smackdown!) – Raleigh, NC – RBC Center – October 8, 2006
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Booker T & Sharmell about his title defense later in the night; moments later, William Regal appeared and offered to do anything he could to help Booker, with Booker telling him to find Finlay and have him work alongside Booker in the match; featured a backstage segment in which Regal, while looking for Finlay, found Vito – wearing a dress – jumping rope; Regal then bumped into a cart of ketchup and mustard, getting it all over his suit, and couldn’t get back up to his feet; included an in-ring celebration of Mike Mizanin’s 26th birthday, hosted by Teddy Long; after Mizanin came out, Long brought out Leyla, who said she wanted to dance for Mizanin; Leyla then had him sit in a chair as she gave him a striptease, then blindfolded him and had Big Dick Johnson come out of an oversized gift box in the ring who danced for Mizanin until Leyla lifted the blindfold; Mizanin then ran backstage; featured a backstage segment with Regal, with a towel on after getting out of the shower, was scared out of the locker room by Vito, also wearing a towel, with Regal then running down the hall naked until Long stopped him backstage; Long then said – to make Regal start behaving – he would be in a match later in the show; included a vignette promoting WrestleMania 23 in Detroit and tickets going on sale Nov. 11; featured footage of the world premiere of “The Marine,” held the previous Tuesday at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA, with appearances by Candice Michelle, Maria, Ric Flair, WWE World Champion John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Jonathan Coachman, Triple H, and Carlito as well as comments from several members of the military on what they thought of the film; included a backstage segment in which Booker, with Sharmell, confronted a bloody Regal – after his match – about whether or not he found Finlay, with Regal saying he would keep trying; Finlay then appeared and said he would take Booker’s title; moments later, Booker slapped Regal for not doing his job, with Regal then punching Booker to the floor; featured a backstage segment in which Batista and Bobby Lashley spoke about their participation in the main event:
Matt Hardy pinned WWE Cruiserwight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match with a kick to the mid-section and the Twist of Fate at 13:08 after avoiding a low blow; during the bout, it was mentioned this was the same arena Matt & Jeff Hardy faced the Dudley Boyz and Edge & Christian in the first TLC match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) at 9:36 when Kendrick pinned James with a Shooting Star Press from Kendrick’s back after James sustained the Sliced Bread #2; moments prior to the finish, Ashley attacked McCool at ringside after McCool interfered
MVP pinned Marty Garner at 2:30 with a modified Rocker Dropper (MVP’s TV in-ring debut)
WWE US Champion Ken Kennedy defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 20:31 when Taker punched the champion in the face and then hit him in the face with the title belt, which Kennedy had brought in the ring; after the match, Taker dropped Kennedy with the tombstone and then did the same to referee Charles Robinson
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a falls count anywhere match at 12:11 with a crossbody from the crowd down onto Chavo, near one of the exits; after the bout, Rey continued to assault Chavo until Vickie covered Chavo’s body and yelled at Rey to leave (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
Chris Benoit defeated William Regal via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 11:17 (Benoit’s surprise return after a 5-month absence)
World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated Batista, Bobby Lashley, and Finlay at 16:53 by pinning Finlay after Batista dropped Finlay with the sit-down powerbomb and was then speared by Lashley

No Mercy 07 (Smackdown!) – Chicago, IL – AllState Arena – October 7, 2007 (announced as 15,106; sell out)
Hardcore Holly pinned Cody Rhodes
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary for Smackdown!, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included an opening in-ring segment with Vince McMahon & William Regal in which McMahon said John Cena would be out of action from 6 months to a year and that a new WWE World Champion would be crowned and a title match would take place later in the show; after the crowd started a “Y2J” chant, McMahon said he wasn’t going to give them that and then introduced Randy Orton as the new title holder; fireworks then went off after Orton appeared and began posing with the title belt; Regal then congratulated Orton and let him decide which wrestler he would defend against later in the show, prompting the fans to again chant “Y2J” until McMahon told them to shut up; Orton then cut a promo on Cena and saying it was a good thing Cena did get hurt, that way he could avoid the embarassment of Orton beating him in their scheduled last man standing match; after Orton said there was nobody in the dressing room or industry who could beat him, Triple H appeared and challenged Orton to an immediate title match; after Orton said no, Triple H said McMahon should go with that as the title match unless he was gutless and had no balls, with McMahon then agreeing to the match leading to the opening contest; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and World Heavyweight Champion Batista in which Batista congratulated Triple H on his title win; moments later, McMahon appeared, reminded Triple H of his scheduled bout against Umaga, and said it would now be a title match; included a recap of the various competitions in previous months between WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy and WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP; featured an in-ring pizza eating competition between Hardy and MVP, overseen by Tazz and with Melina and Maria as the judges; after Hardy won, he spat up on MVP’s t-shirt; included a backstage promo by Runjin Singh as the Great Khali was seen meditating in preparation for his Punjabi Prison match against Batista later in the show; featured a Matrix-style vignette in which “SAVE_US” and “2ND_COMING” appeared on the screen; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Triple H, as Triple H recovered from his match with Umaga, in which McMahon said Orton would be getting his automatic title rematch later in the show with a last man standing stipulation; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his title defense later in the night against Orton:
Triple H pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton in an impromptu match to win the title at 11:10 with a roll up after Orton struck his shoulder on the ringpost when the challenger avoided a charge in the corner; after the match, Orton walked up to Vince McMahon backstage, with McMahon not saying a word and walking away
Ken Kennedy, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, Paul London & Brian Kendrick in an unadvertised match at 8:08 when Kennedy pinned London with the Green Bay Plunge after crotching him on the top rope
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via disqualification at 1:36 when Striker interfered after Punk hit a missile dropkick to knock V to the mat; after the bout, V dropped Punk with a Samoan Drop and three elbow drops; moments later, V held the title belt in the air while standing over Punk; moments later, referees helped Punk backstage as he coughed up blood
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Umaga with the Pedigree at 6:34 after the challenger hit his head on the ringpost while attempting a charge in the corner
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Finlay to a no contest at around the 9-minute mark when Finlay appeared to have suffered a head injury after he was knocked from the apron backwards onto the floor following a legdrop off the top from Mysterio; moments later, medics came ringside and fitted Finlay with a neckbrace and placed onto a stretcher; as the stretcher was moved to the ramp, Finlay climbed off the stretcher and attacked Mysterio from behind, assaulting him around ringside until he was pulled away by referees
Beth Phoenix pinned WWE Women’s Champion Candice Michelle to win the title with the cradle suplex at 4:36; after the bout, Jerry Lawler conducted a ringside interview with Phoenix regarding her title win (the debut of a new theme song for Phoenix)
World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) in a Punjabi Prison match at 14:50 by climbing over the outside cage and hitting the floor seconds before Khali did the same
Smackdown! – 12/28/07: Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Triple H in a last man standing match to win the title at 20:25 after hitting the RKO onto the commentary table as Triple H attempted the Pedigree on the table (Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come)

No Mercy 08 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden – October 5, 2008 (matinee) (10,000 paid)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Todd Grisham & Jerry Lawler, sub. for Matt Striker, on commentary for ECW, Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!, and Michael Cole & Lawler on commentary for Raw; included a text poll in which fans were asked who they thought would win between WWE World Champion Triple H and Jeff Hardy; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Hardy and Triple H regarding their upcoming bout; included a backstage promo by Kane regarding his upcoming match with Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured a backstage segment with MVP on the phone complaining about not being on the night’s card; moments later, MVP banged on Vickie Guerrero’s office door, with the Big Show answering; after MVP complained to Show, Show eventually told him to go away before Vickie then called for Show’s help; featured an ad promoting Cyber Sunday; included an in-ring promo by MVP complaining about not working the pay-per-view, with Randy Orton eventually interrupting and claiming he already was what MVP claimed to be; MVP then said, because he didn’t work for Raw, he had no problem beating Orton up on behalf of the Raw locker room; moments later, Manu, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes appeared, with Rhodes claiming Orton was coasting on his reputation because that’s all he had; Orton then said he would take the three a little more seriously once they accomplished half of what he had done and then left ringside; moments later, Dibiase talked MVP down to the point that MVP left the ring; CM Punk and Kofi Kingston then appeared, with Punk talking MVP into helping clear the ring of Dibiase, Rhodes, & Manu; Punk, Kingston, & MVP then rushed the ring, with Punk and Kingston stopping short and MVP going in the ring alone and being briefly beaten down until Punk and Kingston made the save and beat down Dibiase, Rhodes, & Manu; featured an ad for WWE 24/7 Classics On Demand; included the results of the text poll in which 72% of those polled said Hardy would win the night’s match:
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) at 8:10 with the Twist of Fate after hitting Henry’s injured knee as Henry had the champion set up for a powerslam
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ WWE IC Champion Santino Marella) pinned Candice Michelle with the Glam Slam at 4:49 after Phoenix blocked the Candy Wrapper
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane via disqualification at 10:10 when Kane hit Mysterio with a steel chair as Mysterio came off the top onto Kane on the floor; stipulations stated Kane would have to unmask if he lost; after the contest, Mysterio was tended to by referees
Batista pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the sit-down powerbomb at 5:19; stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title; after the bout, JBL grabbed the mic and said his heart wasn’t into the match after his bad week due to the financial crisis; moments later, he thanked Nancy Pelosi, John McCain, and Barack Obama for voting for the government bailout and than thanked the fans for use of their taxpayer dollars so he could keep his penthouse apartment; Cryme Tyme then appeared on the big screen and said, while JBL was enjoying the bailout, they would take his limo for a night out; Mickie James, WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, Lena, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Tiffany, Brie Bella, and Sgt. Slaughter then appeared to join Cryme Tyme in the limo
The Big Show defeated the Undertaker at 10:04 via KO when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match after Taker hit his head on an unprotected turnbuckle and sustained two right hand punches, which knocked him out, followed by a third punch to the back of the head
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Jeff Hardy at 17:02 with a crucifix as Hardy had the champion covered following the Twist of Fate and Swanton; after the bout, the two shook hands; moments later, Arn Anderson congratulated the champion backstage before Triple H came face to face with Vladimir Kozlov, who also congratulated Triple H before walking off (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels in a ladder match at 22:19 following a headbutt as both men grabbed hold of the belt at the top of the ladder; early in the match, Jericho had a tooth knocked out; late in the bout, Lance Cade interfered on behalf of the champion but Michaels knocked him out with the superkick (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter) (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho, Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn)