WWE has featured many pay-per-view events in the history of the company, and some of them fell to the wayside for one reason or another. For every SummerSlam, there’s a Cyber Tuesday, but Triple H is dusting off one defunct WWE pay-per-view brand for a big match.
WWE brought big episode for the December 15th edition of the blue brand. They also taped the December 22nd episode of the show afterward, and we have all of those spoilers here.
We previously reported how WWE will determine Roman Reigns’ next challenger for the Undisputed Universal Title. They are actually bringing back defunct pay-per-view branding for that match.
During the December 22nd SmackDown taping, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, and LA Knight entered the scene to state their claim for a match against Roman Reigns. A triple threat match was scheduled for the New Year’s Revolution episode of WWE SmackDown, determining the contender to face Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble.
WWE previously organized three New Year’s Revolution events, spanning from 2005 to 2007. The inaugural show featured a headline bout with Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, and Edge competing in an Elimination Chamber match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. The second edition saw John Cena defending the WWE Championship against Carlito, Chris Masters, Kane, Kurt Angle, and Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber match, where Cena retained, only for Edge to claim the title through the first-ever Money in the Bank cash-in.
WWE fans haven’t seen that New Year’s Revolution branding for 16 years, but the company is all about cashing in on nostalgia. We will have to see how things pan out in that match.
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