NO WAY OUT

No Way Out of Texas - Houston, TX - Compaq Center - February 15, 1998 (16,110)
The Headbangers defeated Marc Mero & TAFKA Goldust (dressed as Marilyn Manson) (w/ Luna Vachon) at 13:53 when Thrasher pinned Mero with an inside cradle after the Headbangers switched places while Mero and Goldust attempted to seperate Luna and Sable on the floor; prior to the bout, Mero ordered Sable backstage but she returned in the later moments of the match; after the bout, the two women had to be held apart by officials as well; moments later, Sable shoved Mero to the mat
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku pinned Pantera with the Michinoku Driver at 10:13; Sunny was the guest ring announcer for the bout; Brian Christopher did guest commentary; after the bout, Michinoku took out both Christopher and Jerry Lawler from the top rope and escaped through the crowd (Wrestling's Highest Flyers)
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated the Quebecars when Phinneas pinned Pierre after a clothesline from Henry; after the bout, the Godwinns attacked the Quebecars with their slop buckets
Bradshaw defeated NWA North American Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Jim Cornette) via disqualification when Jarrett used Cornette's tennis racquet as a weapon; after the bout, the Legion of Doom made the save for Bradshaw against Jarrett, Barry Windham, and the Rock 'n' Roll Express
Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson, Skull, 8-Ball, & Chainz defeated Farooq, WWF IC Champion the Rock, D-Lo Brown, Kama, & Mark Henry in a War of Attrition match when Shamrock forced the Rock to submit to the ankle lock
Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Vader with the tombstone; after the bout, Kane brutally hit Vader in the face with a wrench
Steve Austin, WWF European Champion Owen Hart, Cactus Jack, & Terry Funk defeated Triple H (w/ Chyna), Savio Vega (sub. for WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels), & WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn in an unsanctioned match when Austin pinned Road Dogg with the Stunner; after the bout, Austin hit Chyna with the Stunner as well (DeGeneration X)

No Way Out 00 - Hartford, CT - Civic Center - February 27, 2000 (12,551; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat - featured Jonathan Coachman conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry in which he spotted Viscera and the two came to blows until they were broken apart by officials; included Tazz arriving at No Way Out and being jumped backstage by the Big Bossman & Albert; following the commercial break, Tazz challenged Bossman to a match on the pay-per-view; featured Michael Cole conducting an interview with Paul Bearer in the entranceway in which Bearer cut a promo on X-Pac & Tori; included Terri finding the APA backstage and asking them to protect her:
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary:
WWF European Champion Kurt Angle pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) to win the title at 10:14 after blocking an attempt at the Lionsault by lifting up the IC belt, which Angle brought in the ring moments earlier, as referee Tim White was distracted by an injured Chyna on the floor; after the match, referee Earl Hebner came out to tell White what really happened but the decision stood; only the IC title was on the line in the bout (History of the Intercontinental Championship, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
The Dudley Boyz defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg to win the titles at 5:20 when D-Von pinned Road Dogg following the 3D after Bubba Ray hit Gunn in the shoulder with a lead pipe; after the bout, Kurt Angle was shown near the concession stands celebrating his IC title win earlier in the night; later in the show, Gunn's shoulder was attended to backstage by medics (Gunn's last match for 7 months)
Mark Henry pinned Viscera with a shoulderblock and bodyslam at 2:47 after Viscera shoved an interfering Mae Young to the mat and attempted to splash her
Edge & Christian defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri) at 15:18 when Christian pinned Matt with the Unprettier after Terri, from the ring apron, slapped Matt in the face after shoving Jeff off the top into the retaining barrier; after the bout, Matt grabbed Terri and demanded an explanation but was attacked by the Acolytes, who were at ringside for the duration of the match to protect Terri; due to pre-match stipulations, Edge & Christian became the #1 contenders to the tag team titles and earned a title shot at WrestleMania
Tazz defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Albert) via disqualification at the 49-second mark when Albert interfered as Bossman was caught in the Tazzmission; Tazz attempted to fight off both men until he was eventually assaulted with the Bossman's nightstick, which was broken over Tazz' head, and double teamed for several minutes before referees broke up the fight; after the bout, more footage was shown of Kurt Angle celebrating amongst the fans
X-Pac (w/ Tori) pinned Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) in a no holds barred match at 7:50 after kicking the steel ring steps into Kane's face and holding them down during the cover, moments after Kane dropped an interfering Tori with the tombstone
Rikishi & Too Cool defeated Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn at 12:42 when Rikishi pinned Malenko with the Rikishi Driver and Bonzai Drop; Eddie Guerrero was in the Radicalz' corner prior to the bout but retreated backstage after Rikishi used Guerrero's own lead pipe to further injure his dislocated elbow; after the bout, Rikishi & Too Cool danced together in the ring; moments later, more footage was shown of Kurt Angle celebrating with the fans, now in the lobby area
The Big Show pinned the Rock at 9:28 after Shane McMahon, who came ringside moments earlier as second referee Tim White began fighting with initial referee Earl Hebner, slid in the ring as Rock attempted the People's Elbow and hit Rock over the head with a steel chair; due to pre-match stipulations, Show earned a world title shot at WrestleMania; after the bout, footage was shown of Chris Jericho and Chyna attacking Kurt Angle in the parking garage and locking Angle in the trunk of his own rental car (Shane's surprise return after a several month absence)
WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned Cactus Jack in a Hell in a Cell match at 23:58 with the Pedigree; moments earlier, the champion backdropped Cactus on top of the cell, sending him through the ceiling, and partially through the mat as Cactus attempted a piledriver onto a flaming 2x4 wrapped in barbed wire; due to pre-match stipulations, Mick Foley was forced to retire; after the bout, medics came out with a stretcher to help Cactus backstage but he refused help and walked backstage under his own power (Triple H: The King of Kings, Hell in a Cell, For All Mankind: The Life and Career of Mick Foley)

No Way Out 01 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center - February 25, 2001 (sell out)
Sunday Night Heat – included the RTC interrupting the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws cheerleaders as they danced on the stage:
Rikishi defeated Matt Hardy via disqualification when Jeff Hardy and Lita interfered
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Test at WWF New York; Busta Rhymes was in attendance at WWF New York:
The Big Show pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Raven to win the title at 4:20 with a chokeslam onto a trashcan; early in the bout, Crash Holly interfered, dressed as a popcorn vendor; moments later, Hardcore Holly and Steve Blackman interfered as well; in the ensuing battle, Billy Gunn ran out, hit the Fameasser on Raven, and won the title at 2:27; Raven pinned Gunn to win the title at 3:28 after Gunn sustained the Sidewinder from Blackman and Hardcore; in the later part of the match, Raven’s masked ninja woman attempted to interfere but Molly Holly came out and hit her with a trash can lid; after the contest, Show fought off an attack from Gunn and rammed him back-first into the steel ring post
WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and X-Pac at 12:16 by pinning X-Pac with a roll up from behind into a bridge immediately after X-Pac hit Benoit with a spin kick; Justin Credible came ringside to be in X-Pac’s corner at the 10-minute mark but was eventually knocked off the ring apron into the ringside barrier by Benoit
Stephanie McMahon pinned Trish Stratus at 8:28 after Trish slapped an interfering William Regal with Regal then hitting the neckbreaker on Trish in retaliation; moments earlier, Regal placed Trish on top of Stephanie for a cover before placing Stephanie’s foot on the bottom rope to break it; immediately after the bout, Vince McMahon confronted Regal backstage and announced that he and Trish would face Regal and Stephanie the following night on Raw
Triple H defeated Steve Austin in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 39:23, 2-1; fall #1 - Austin pinned Triple H in a regular match with a kick to the mid-section and the Stunner at 12:20 as Triple H attempted to come off the top; fall #2 - Triple H pinned Austin at 28:09 with the Pedigree after hitting Austin in the head with a sledgehammer as Austin ran the ropes; fall #3 - Triple H pinned Austin in a steel cage match after Austin hit Triple H with a 2x4 wrapped in barbed wire at the same time Triple H hit Austin with the sledgehammer, with Triple H falling on top for the win; after the bout, Austin hit the Stunner on Triple H; named Pro Wrestling Torch's Match of the Year (Stone Cold Steve Austin: What?, The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin)
Steven Richards (w/ WWF Women's Champion Ivory) pinned Jerry Lawler (w/ the Kat) at 5:31 after the Kat accidentally hit Lawler with Ivory's title belt; due to pre-match stipulations, the Kat was forced to join Right to Censor; had Lawler won, the Kat would have stripped down to nothing; prior to the contest, Tazz came out to do guest commentary for the remainder of the show; immediately after the match, the Goodfather, Val Venis, and Bull Buchanon came out and helped take the Kat backstage
WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Edge & Christian and the Undertaker & Kane in a table match at 12:03 when the champions put Christian through a table set up in the ring with the 3D; Rikishi & Haku interfered at 10:30 and brawled with the Undertaker & Kane on the floor, distracting them from the match in the ring (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
The Rock pinned WWF World Champion Kurt Angle to win the title at 16:53 following two consecutive Rock Bottoms after the champion hit an unprotected turnbuckle (The Rock: Just Bring It, The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment)

No Way Out 02 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - February 17, 2002 (15,235; 13,484 paid; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat: WWF European Champion Diamond Dallas Page defeated the Big Bossman
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an opening segment in which Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, & Kevin Nash, representing the nWo, made their in-ring return and cut a promo saying they weren't there to kill the WWF but to make it better (Hogan's return after a 9 year absence, Hall and Nash's return after a 7 year absence); featured a backstage segment in which Steve Austin had a confrontation with the nWo and threw away a pack of beer they gave to him as a present; included Mr. Perfect at WWF New York; featured a backstage segment with the Rock and the nWo in which Rock had his photo taken with Hogan and then cut a promo on all three:
The Acolytes defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert, Lance Storm & Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita), the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler), and Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo in a tag team turmoil match; Christian pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 2:57 with the Unprettier as Storm held Albert back from breaking the pin; Jeff pinned Storm at 6:12 following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo after Storm accidentally knocked Christian out of the ring; Matt pinned D-Von with a reversal into a roll up at 10:52 after both Stacy and Lita interfered; after the fall, the Dudleyz hit the 3D on a dazed Jeff Hardy outside the ring; Gunn pinned Matt with the Fameasser at 12:22; Bradshaw pinned Gunn with the Clothesline from Hell at 16:38 after Gunn hit the corner; due to pre-match stipulations, the Acolytes earned a tag team title shot for WrestleMania X8
Rob Van Dam pinned Goldust with a spin kick and the Five Star Frog Splash at 11:03
WWF Tag Team Champions Tazz & Spike Dudley defeated Test & Booker T at 7:16 when Test submitted to the Tazzmission after referee Jack Doane shoved Test into Tazz after Test shoved the referee
WWF IC Champion William Regal pinned Edge in a Brass Knuckles on a Poll match at 10:35 after hitting the challenger in the midsection and head with brass knuckles Regal had hidden in his tights as Edge attempted to use the ring-legal brass knuckles
The Rock pinned the Undertaker at 17:25 with the Rock Bottom after Ric Flair interfered and hit Taker in the face with Taker's own lead pipe as the referee was distracted by an interfering Vince McMahon; moments earlier, Taker pulled the pipe from his motorcycle and attempted to use it on Rock, prompting Flair to come out, followed soon thereafter by McMahon who hoped to aid Taker
Kurt Angle pinned Triple H with the Olympic Slam at 14:39 following a chair shot to the back and face as Triple H attempted to hit the Pedigree on guest referee Stephanie McMahon; Stephanie was sent to the floor and knocked out at around the 3-minute mark and taken backstage with referee Tim White taking over; Stephanie returned to the ring at around the 12-minute mark, attacked White, preventing him from making the pin for Triple H, and took over officiating; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle won Triple H's world title shot for WrestleMania X8
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho pinned Steve Austin at 21:33 after the nWo interfered and Scott Hall hit the Stunner on Austin; after the bout, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Hall returned to the ring and triple teamed Austin, with Hall spray painting "nWo" on Austin's back

No Way Out 03 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre - February 23, 2003 (announced at 16,125)
Sunday Night Heat: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 4:35 by reversing a powerbomb into the West Coast Pop (No Way Out 03)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jonathan Coachman (sub. for Jim Ross who was said to have suffered a concussion the previous week on Raw) & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Kurt Angle, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas regarding the Canadian crowd and their match later in the show; featured backstage footage of World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, & Batista arriving in a limo; as they walked off the screen, a black pickup truck with Steve Austin's logo was seen in the background; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Matt Hardy, with Shannon Moore, regarding his weight loss training to qualify for a Cruiserweight Title shot; moments later, Matt confronted Jeff Hardy and said he wouldn't be losing so much if he was a Mattitude Follower, with Jeff then slapping Matt in the face; featured a backstage segment in which officials, Stephanie McMahon, Chris Benoit, and Brock Lesnar tended to Edge, who had been founded knocked out; included pre-taped footage of Edge, in a neckbrace, being taken away by medics as Stephanie told Benoit & Lesnar that their match was next; featured a backstage segment with Eric Bischoff and Chief Morley in which Morley said Bischoff had a number of wrestlers ready to interfere on his behalf against Steve Austin; moments later, Vince McMahon appeared and said no one would interfere in the match or they would be fired; included an ad for "Before They Were WWE Superstars Vol. 2;" featured a backstage segment in which various WWE wrestlers laughed at Bischoff as he made his way down the hallway for his match:
Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy at 13:00 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after reversing a hurricanrana off the top into a powerbomb; after the bout, Shawn Michaels - who was banned from ringside by Eric Bischoff - made the save as Jericho kept the hold applied; moments later, Christian - who was also banned - attempted to double team Michaels but Michaels cleared the ring of both he and Jericho; Jericho was audibly cheered during the contest; Michaels was heavily booed upon his appearance
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions William Regal & Lance Storm defeated Rob Van Dam & Kane at 9:20 when Regal pinned RVD after Kane, blinded after his mask had been turned around, accidentally hit the chokeslam on his partner after Storm shoved RVD into Kane; after the bout, RVD argued with Kane over the loss before leaving the ring alone
Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman at 9:34 with a Twist of Fate off the top to win the title after Moore grabbed Kidman's leg as he attempted the Shooting Star Press; late in the bout, Kidman kicked out of Hardy's Twist of Fate
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) via KO with a triangle choke at 14:08, moments after Show dropped Taker with the chokeslam; during the bout, it was announced Edge had been taken to a nearby hospital as a result of being attacked backstage earlier in the show; late in the match, Albert appeared at ringside to interfere on behalf of Show but Taker easily fought him off; after the contest, Taker attempted to hit Show with a steel chair but Albert attacked him from behind and dropped him with the Derailer
Brock Lesnar & Chris Benoit defeated WWE World Champion Kurt Angle & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) in a handicap match at 13:17 when Haas submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface immediately after Lesnar dropped Angle with the F5; after the bout, Lesnar took possession of Angle's title belt and dared Angle to take it from him
World Heavyweight Champion Triple H (w/ Ric Flair) pinned Scott Steiner at 13:02 with the Pedigree, moments after Steiner kicked out after being hit with the title belt; the champion was cheered during the bout while the challenger was booed; late in the contest, Randy Orton and Batista interfered on behalf of the champion but were knocked to the floor by Steiner
Steve Austin pinned Eric Bischoff at 4:25 after dropping Bischoff with the Stunner three consecutive times; Jim Ross provided guest commentary for the match; pre-match stipulations stated anyone who interfered in the bout would be fired; during the contest, members of the Raw roster - including Test, Stacy Keibler, Maven, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow, and the Hurricane - were shown watching backstage and, after the bout, cheering; moments after the bout ended, Austin dropped Bischoff with a fourth Stunner (Austin’s TV return after an 8-month absence)
The Rock pinned Hulk Hogan at 12:36 with the Rock Bottom after hitting him with a steel chair, slid to him by referee Sylvian Grenier who pretended to be knocked out; Hogan hit the legdrop on Rock late in the match and made the cover only for the lights to go out; when they came back on, Grenier was knocked out and Vince McMahon appeared, distracting Hogan from ringside; after the bout, McMahon celebrated with the Rock and Grenier; McMahon returned to the ring moments later, taking off his jacket and shirt to reveal a "Hulkamania sucks" t-shirt underneath; McMahon then tore the shirt and threw it in the face of the bloody Hogan as the show came to a close (The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson)

No Way Out 04 (Smackdown!) - San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - February 15, 2004 (11,000; 9,000 paid; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat - included Sho Funaki conducting a backstage interview with Jamie Noble regarding his match against Nidia later in the night where Noble would be forced to be blindfolded; featured Rue DeBona interviewing WWE US Champion the Big Show backstage regarding his #1 contender triple threat match later in the night in which Show said he would win and face WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, then said Guerrero had no chance against Lesnar in their main event match:
Tajiri, Akio, & Sakoda defeated the Ultimo Dragon, Billy Kidman, & Paul London at 5:36 when Tajiri pinned Dragon after Dragon sustained Tajiri's kick to the head mid-way through a Sakoda powerslam (No Way Out 04)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary; included an opening in-ring segment with Sable & Torrie Wilson in which they welcomed the fans to the show; included Josh Matthews interviewing Kurt Angle backstage about his triple threat #1 contenders match later in the night and the mystery man who attacked him on the previous week's Smackdown!; moments later, Angle was interrupted by John Cena, who said if he wanted to take Angle out he would do it to his face; moments later, Cena slapped Angle with the two men scuffling until they were pulled apart; featured an in-ring promo by Paul Heyman in which he threatened to kick Bill Goldberg out of the arena and arrested if he attempted to interfere in the show; moments later, WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar appeared and goaded Goldberg into fighting him, hoping he would get himself ejected; Goldberg eventually jumped the barricade and got in the ring after Lesnar called him a bitch, with Lesnar jumping Goldberg following a distraction from Heyman but Goldberg fighting back and hitting the Jackhammer; Heyman then called for security who placed Goldberg in handcuffs and escorted him backstage; included a vignette on the big screen promoting the return of the Undertaker in 28 days:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi defeated Shaniqua, Doug & Danny Basham in a handicap match at 8:27 when Rikishi pinned Shaniqua with a Samoan Drop and the Bonzai Drop
Jamie Noble defeated Nidia at 4:25 via submission with the Trailer Hitch after throwing Nidia off the top; due to pre-match stipulations, Noble had to wear a hood over his face to blindfold himself but took the hood off when the referee wasn't looking, allowing him to see that Nidia was on the top rope
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated the Acolytes at 7:22 when Benjamin pinned Bradshaw with a superkick to Bradshaw's injured right arm, immediately after Bradshaw used the arm to hit the Clothesline from Hell; the arm was heavily taped for the match; immediately after the bout, Bill Goldberg was escorted through the crowd to his ringside seat
Hardcore Holly pinned Rhyno with a reversal into the Alabama Slam at 9:57; prior to the bout, Holly ran to the ring, scaring Heyman and an injured WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar out of the ring and backstage
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. with a roll up and using the tights to win the title at 17:19 after Chavo Sr. pushed the champion off the top, causing him to hit the top rope throat-first; Jorge Paez was in Mysterio's corner early on but was ejected at the 5-minute mark after the referee caught him punching out Chavo Sr. outside the ring; after the bout, Josh Matthews interviewed Chavo Jr. backstage in which Chavo, standing beside Eddie Guerrero's locker room, said Eddie was a loser and always would be
Kurt Angle defeated WWE US Champion the Big Show and John Cena at 12:18 when Cena submitted to an ankle lock into a heel hook after Show was sent to the floor with an Olympic Slam; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle earned a WWE World Title shot at WrestleMania
Eddie Guerrero pinned WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar to win the title at 30:05 with the Frog Splash after reversing an attempt at the F5 into a tornado DDT onto the title belt; late in the bout, Lesnar attempted to use the title belt as a weapon while the referee was knocked out but Bill Goldberg, who was arrested earlier in the evening, came out and hit the spear on the champion; after the match, Guerrero celebrated in the crowd and was congratulated by his mother and brother Mondo who sat ringside (Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story, Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero)

No Way Out 05 (Smackdown!) - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena - February 20, 2005 (8,000)
Sunday Night Heat: Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas defeated Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) & Rene Dupree at around 5:20 when Holly pinned Suzuki with the Alabama Slam, after Haas backdropped Dupree to the floor (the bout began during the commercial break)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary; featured a Rookie Diva of the Year contest between Joy Giovanni, Rochelle Loewen, Lauren Jones, and Michelle McCool, with voting held exclusively on WWE.com; Torrie Wilson & Dawn Marie hosted the various competitions and Giovanni won the WWE.com poll with 65% of the vote; included the "Pulp Fiction" and "Basic Instinct" WrestleMania 21 vignettes:
Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham to win the titles when Guerrero pinned Doug at 14:52 after hitting him with one of the title belts, slid in the ring by Mysterio, as the referee's back was turned (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
Booker T defeated John Heidenreich via disqualification at 6:49 when, as both men were battling on the floor, Heidenreich struck Booker in the throat with a steel chair; after the bout, Heidenreich rolled Booker back inside the ring and made a cover, not realizing the match was over
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki, Spike Dudley, Paul London, Shannon Moore, and Akio in a gauntlet match to win the title at 9:43; London pinned Funaki at 1:37 after Spike hit a knee on Funaki from the outside; London pinned Spike at 1:59 after Funaki kicked Spike; London pinned Moore with the 450 splash at 3:27 after Moore missed a top rope move; Akio was eliminated at 7:01 when he failed to meet the referee's standing 10-count after London hit a swinging neckbreaker as both men stood on the top rope; Guerrero pinned London with a roll over and grabbing the ropes for leverage
The Undertaker pinned Luther Reigns with a DDT at the tombstone at 11:45; Reigns was escorted to the ring by Mark Jindrak but Jindrak was sent backstage by the referee before the match began
#1 Contender Tournament Finals: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Kurt Angle at 19:22 with the FU after ramming Angle into the corner as Angle attempted to use Cena's steel chain as a weapon while referee Charles Robinson was knocked down; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a WWE World Title shot at WrestleMania 21 (The John Cena Experience)
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated the Big Show in a barbed wire steel cage match at 15:12 by crawling out from under the ring to touch the floor, after the challenger chokeslammed him from the top rope through the canvas and just seconds before Show ripped the chain off the door and exited the cage; the cameras never showed JBL escaping the cage, instead keeping the focus on Show, thus the announcement that JBL had retained his title was unexpected; mid-way through the bout, Orlando Jordan and the Bashams came ringside but were quickly sent backstage by Teddy Long; after the bout, Batista made the save for Show as he was triple teamed by Jordan and the Bashams while - moments later - Cena attacked JBL as he tried to escape backstage, eventually hitting a spinebuster on JBL through TV equipment near the entrance; as the show came to a close, both Cena - from the floor - and Batista - in the ring - gestured they wanted JBL's championship

No Way Out 06 (Smackdown!) - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - February 19, 2006 (11,000; sell out)
Heat: The Boogeyman pinned Simon Dean at 1:55 with the pumphandle slam
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary; included a backstage segment in which WWE US Champion Booker T & Sharmell tried to convince Teddy Long Booker was too injured to defend his title later in the show, with Long telling Booker he had to either defend the title or forfeit it; featured a surprise in-ring promo by Batista in which he said his torn triceps weren't torn anymore and he was working hard in rehab so he could return to the ring and take back the World Heavyweight Title; included a backstage confrontation between Randy Orton and World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms defeated Scotty 2 Hotty, Psychosis, Nunzio, Super Crazy, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, and Kid Kash by pinning Psychosis at 9:42 after Psychosis sustained the brainbuster from Kash and a moonsault from Crazy, as Kash covered Psychosis
John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Bobby Lashley at 10:58 with the Clothesline from Hell after Finlay came ringside, threw ring announcer Tony Chimel in the ring, and hit Lashley in the head with his shilleleigh; prior to the bout, Kristal attempted to interview Finlay backstage until he stole the mic away and said since he didn't have a fight scheduled he would pick one; Finlay then threw Kristal over his shoulder and carried her to the ring until Lashley came to make the save, with the two brawling for several moments until JBL made his entrance (the end of Lashley's undefeated streak)
Matt Hardy & Tatanka (mystery partner) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) in a non-title match at 10:26 when Tatanka pinned Mercury with the Samoan Drop after Hardy dropped Nitro with the Twist of Fate
Chris Benoit defeated WWE US Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via submission with the Crippler Crossface to win the title at 18:11 after the challenger accidentally knocked Sharmell off the apron to the floor; prior to the match, Booker said he was too injured to compete and wanted to forfeit the title to Benoit, prompting Teddy Long to come out; moments later, Booker attacked the challenger from behind after Sharmell twice slapped Benoit across the face; after the bout, Benoit was congratulated backstage by Rey Mysterio Jr., Teddy Long, Matt Hardy, Tatanka, Bobby Lashley, Scotty 2 Hotty, Sho Funaki, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Pat Patterson, Super Crazy, Psychosis, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Vickie Guerrero, with Benoit then giving Mysterio a pep talk for his match scheduled next
Randy Orton pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 17:28 with a roll up and grabbing the middle rope for leverage immediately after avoiding the 619; due to pre-match stipulations, Orton won Mysterio's WrestleMania world title shot; prior to the match, Mysterio's daughter was shown in the crowd; after the contest, Orton cut a promo from the aisle bragging about main eventing WrestleMania while Mysterio wouldn't be; several minutes later, Mysterio apologized to Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie Guerrero backstage for letting everyone down, with them saying he did the best he could and didn't let anyone down; Mysterio then angrily walked past several of the same names who congratulated Benoit earlier in the show
World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle pinned the Undertaker at 29:37 with a roll over as the challenger had a triangle choke applied; after the match, Taker helped Angle to his feet, said he wasn't done with him, and then left the ring (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship)

No Way Out 07 (Smackdown!) - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - February 18, 2007 (announced at over 17,000; 14,000; sell out)
Rob Van Dam pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Five Star Frog Splash
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie said her "opportunity" was close to coming true; featured a backstage segment with Finlay and his midget in which the midget said he was afraid of Little Boogeyman; moments later, Finlay put him in a dumpster backstage to keep him safe, with the midget quickly running off after finding Little Boogeyman inside; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion & WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Cena about having to team with Shawn Michaels later in the show and then facing him at WrestleMania; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels about working with and against Cena; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista about the night's main event and working with and against the Undertaker; featured a vignette on ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley, showing him at home and at his old high school in Colorado Springs, with additional comments from his family and wrestling teammates; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with Ken Kennedy regarding his title shot later in the night against Lashley, with Lashley eventually appearing and punching Kennedy in the face; featured a trailer for "The Condemned;" included Michael Cole conducting an interview with Vinnie Jones in the crowd, with Jones saying he was the true star of "The Condemned" and he kicked Steve Austin's ass in the movie just as he would have in real life; featured Mike Mizanin hosting a Diva invitational talent show with Kelly Kelly, Layla, Brooke, Jillian Hall, Candice Michelle, Ariel, and Maria in which the girls were eventually pulled apart by referees following an in-ring brawl; moments later, Ashley appeared, underneath a giant poster of her Playboy cover, took off her top to reveal the Playboy Bunny logo on her breasts, and was declared the winner; included an "All Grown Up" commercial for WrestleMania 23:
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, & Matt Hardy defeated MVP, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury at 14:19 when Mercury submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface after Benoit avoided the Snapshot
Chavo Guerrero Jr. won a 9-man gauntlet match to win the WWE Cruiserweight title at 15:49; Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Daivari with the Worm at 1:40; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Scotty with a falling knee to the head at 3:43; Helms pinned Sho Funaki at 4:11 by grabbing the tights for leverage when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Funaki put Helms on top for the win; Helms pinned Shannon Moore with a falling knee to the head at 6:11; Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Helms at 8:01 with a hurricanrana into a roll up; Yang pinned Jamie Noble at 11:46 with a standing moonsault; after the fall, Yang was announced as the winner and new champion until Guerrero's music played; Guerrero pinned Yang with a frog splash to the back after avoiding a top rope move by Yang
Finlay & his midget defeated the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman at 6:46 when Finlay pinned Little Boogeyman after hitting him with the shillelagh
Kane pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with the chokeslam at 12:40 as Booker attempted the scissors kick (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 8:08 when Kendrick pinned Domino with a victory roll as the challengers attempted the Doomsday Device
Ken Kennedy defeated ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley via disqualification at 15:26 when Lashley hit Kennedy over the back with a steel chair after Kennedy used the chair as referee Mickey Henson was knocked down; after the bout, Lashley attacked Kennedy in the aisle with the chair, repeatedly hitting him with it until Mike Rotondo, Steve Keirn, Tony Garea, and several referees came out to stop the attack
WWE Tag Team Champions - WWE World Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeated World Heavyweight Champion Batista & the Undertaker in a non-title match at 22:12 when Cena pinned Taker with the FU after Taker sustained a spinebuster from his partner and the superkick from Michaels; JBL called the match alone since Michael Cole's voice was weak due to a cold; after the match, Batista stood over Taker's body and held his title belt high in the air; after Batista left the ring, Taker sat up and stared at him to close the broadcast (WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time)

No Way Out 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center - February 17, 2008 (matinee) (13,500; announced at 15,120; sell out)
Kane pinned Shelton Benjamin
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for Smackdown!, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included footage of Rey Mysterio Jr. injuring Vickie Guerrero earlier the week on Smackdown!; featured Mike Ademle conducting a backstage interview with Mysterio regarding Vickie's injury, his upcoming World Heavyweight Title shot against Edge, and his own arm injury; moments later, WBC Walterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared and wished Mysterio good luck in his match; included backstage footage of Chris Jericho preparing to be in the Elimination Chamber; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder regarding Edge having to face the Undertaker at WrestleMania, with Edge saying Vickie was watching at home and they had to focus on beating Rey Mysterio Jr.; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, said he was in charge in Vickie's absence, and banned Hawkins & Ryder from ringside for Edge's title defense; included a "Baywatch" WrestleMania ad with Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; featured footage from Ashley and Maria's visit to a party at the Playboy Mansion the previous Tuesday, with appearances by David Hasselhoff, Hiro from "Heroes," and Hugh Heffner; included a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon spoke with Finlay in the trainer's room and cut a promo about facing Hornswoggle the following night on Raw in a steel cage match; featured backstage footage of John Bradshaw Layfield pacing in preparation for the Elimination Chamber; included a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light it Up;" featured backstage footage of WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy preparing for the Elimination Chamber; included Adamele in the crowd introducing a video package recapping the John Cena vs. Randy Orton feud; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Shawn Michaels in which they discussed the upcoming Elimination Chamber; included the results of a text vote in which 38% of the fans thought Hardy would win the Elimination Chamber, over Triple H's 31%:
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk with the frog splash at 7:16 after Punk failed a huricanrana off the top and injured his knee
The Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle), Batista, WWE US Champion MVP, and Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) in an Elimination Chamber at 29:28; Batista pinned Big Daddy on the steel gate outside the ring after Taker dropped Big Daddy with a DDT onto the gate (9:08); Khali submitted to Taker's leg submission hold after Taker knocked Singh off the cage (12:36); Finlay pinned MVP after MVP sustained a chokeslam from the top of one of the pods (22:31); Taker pinned Finlay with a chokeslam from the ring onto the steel gate (24:13); Taker pinned Batista with a reversal into the tombstone; due to pre-match stipulations, Taker earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at WrestleMania
Ric Flair defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the figure-4 at 7:14; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost; prior to the match, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was shown sitting at ringside; after the contest, Flair grabbed the mic and announced himself as the winner
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 5:28 with a spear as Mysterio attempted a springboard off the ropes; after the bout, as Mysterio was helped out of the ring, the Big Show appeared, cut an in-ring promo on being back in the WWE, and said it was only a matter of time before he became a champion again; moments later, Show went out to the floor - as Mysterio was being helped - held Mysterio in front of Floyd Mayweather at ringside, rolled him back inside the ring, and held Mysterio in a choke as Mayweather's entourage held him back; Mayweather eventually jumped the rail and was held back by his men until Show took off his jacket and got down on one knee to let Mayweather have a free shot; Mayweather landed a number of blows to Show's face - busting his nose - with Show then chasing Mayweather and his men into the crowd until Show was held off by Shane McMahon; Show eventually went backstage with Shane as Shane told him both Show and Mayweather were at fault for the incident (Show's surprise return after a 14-month absence)
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at 15:49 when Orton slapped the referee seemingly for no reason after Cena sustained the RKO on the floor but made it back in the ring before the 10-count; many in the crowd cheered for Orton during the match and booed Cena; late in the match, Orton tried to get himself counted-out until Cena broke the count; after the contest, Cena dropped Orton with the FU and applied the STFU, with Orton tapping
Triple H defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, John Bradshaw Layfield, Chris Jericho, and Umaga in an Elimination Chamber at 23:54; Jericho pinned JBL with the Code Breaker after JBL dropped Triple H with the Clothesline from Hell (13:44); after the fall, JBL returned to the ring and hit Jericho, Michaels, and Umaga over the head with a steel chair; Jericho pinned Umaga after Umaga sustained the superkick, Code Breaker, Pedigree, and a Swanton from the top of one of the pods (19:44); Hardy pinned Jericho after Jericho sustained Michaels' superkick (19:53); Triple H pinned Michaels with the Pedigree after Michaels sustained Hardy's Twist of Fate (20:24); Triple H pinned Hardy with a Pedigree onto a steel chair after avoiding a Twist of Fate onto the chair; during the final moments of the contest, Hardy kicked out of Triple H's Pedigree; due to pre-match stipulations, Triple H earned a WWE World Title shot at WrestleMania

No Way Out 09 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - February 15, 2009 (matinee) (11,362)
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included a backstage segment with Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which Edge asked for the Elimination Chamber to be restarted because his shoulder was up, with Vickie then blaming him until she then apologized; featured a backstage promo by Randy Orton in which he said he would make his legacy as the expense of the McMahon family and would take Shane McMahon apart piece by piece; included a video package highlighting the first WrestleMania; featured the announcement that Shane had been taken to a hospital following his match with Orton; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 25; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Chris Jericho regarding his participation later in the Elimination Chamber, during which Jericho said after he regained the World Heavyweight Title he would challenge Ric Flair to come out of retirement and face him at WrestleMania; moments later, Jericho said he would leave Flair alone but he would take back the title:
Triple H defeated the Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, the Big Show, Vladimir Kozlov, and WWE World Champion Edge to win the title in an Elimination Chamber match at 36:01; Hardy pinned Edge at 3:03 with an inside cradle as Edge attempted the spear; Taker pinned Kozlov with a powerbomb out of the corner at 23:01; Triple H pinned Show at 26:14 after Show sustained a superplex from Taker, Pedigree from Triple H, and Swanton from Hardy off the top of a pod; Taker pinned Hardy with the tombstone at 28:33; Triple H pinned Taker with the Pedigree after avoiding the powerbomb; during the final minutes of the match, the crowd was split with chants of "Undertaker" and "Triple H" (Kozlov's first pinfall loss on TV)
Randy Orton pinned Shane McMahon in a no holds barred match at 18:18 with the RKO after avoiding a kick to the head by Shane; prior to the bout, Stephanie McMahon was shown watching on backstage; mid-way through the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes interfered on behalf of Orton but were fought off by Shane, with Shane eventually hitting the Van Terminator on Rhodes; moments later, Orton ordered Dibiase to take Rhodes backstage and make sure he was OK; after the contest, Orton acted as though he was going to kick Shane in the head but instead left the ring
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) with the gutwrench powerbomb at 8:00 after sending Finlay into Hornswoggle on the ring apron, knocking Hornswoggle to the floor
Shawn Michaels pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 13:20 with the superkick; Rebecca, Michaels' wife, sat ringside for the match; stipulations stated JBL would own Michaels' likeness if JBL won and Michaels would recieve all the money owed to him by JBL and be released from working for him if Michaels won; after the bout, Michaels kissed his wife at ringside before lifting her over the ringside barrier and the two walking backstage
Edge (sub. for Kofi Kingston) defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Kane, Mike Knox, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Chris Jericho to win the title in an Elimination Chamber match at 29:49; Mysterio pinned Kane at 9:40 with a senton off the top of a pod, moments after Kane sustained Mysterio's 619 and Jericho's Code Breaker; Jericho pinned Knox with the Code Breaker at 14:44; Edge pinned Cena at 22:22 with the spear after Cena sustained Jericho's Code Breaker and Mysterio's 619; Mysterio pinned Jericho by reversing the Walls of Jericho into a roll up at 23:54; prior to the bout, Edge attacked Kingston from behind as Kingston made his entrance, laid him across the ring steps, and hit a Con-Chair-Two; moments later, Edge jumped in the ring and barricaded himself inside one of the pods as Mysterio came out to tend to Kingston, who was then helped backstage by officials

No Way Out 2012 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center - June 17, 2012
WWE.com pre-show: Brodus Clay defeated David Otunga via count-out when Otunga refused to reenter the ring
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Booker T, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a backstage segment in which John Laurinaitis found Vince McMahon, noted McMahon sustained a concussion on Raw and it might not be best for him to go out later in the night; Laurinaitis then tried to get inside McMahon's office but McMahon closed the door in his face; moments later, Josh Matthews attempted to interview Laurinaitis, with Laurinaitis making fun of Matthews being an ex-wrestler and a wannabe announcer; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion CM Punk regarding his upcoming title defense against Kane and Daniel Bryan, with Punk saying he had no relationship with AJ and he was focused on his match; moments later, AJ appeared, kissed Punk on the cheek, and wished him good luck, with Punk saying thanks but luck was for losers; included a video package recapping the history between Triple H and Brock Lesnar; featured an in-ring promo by Triple H in which he discussed now having a corporate job and being tied up in a legal mess with Lesnar and Paul Heyman; Triple H then said his arm was healing and he would be back in fighting shape soon, then proposing the lawsuits and lawyers go away so he and Lesnar can fight; Triple H then challenged Lesnar to a match at Summer Slam and told him he'd be waiting for an answer; included a backstage segment with AJ and Bryan in which AJ said there was a part of her that hasn't gotten over him, then kissed him on the cheeck before wishing him good luck; featured a backstage segment in which AJ found Kane, wished him good luck, and kissed him on the cheeck; moments later, Kane kissed her back on the lips, with the crowd chanting "Yes;" included an ad promoting the 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23; featured an ad promoting Summer Slam, set to Kevin Rudolf's "Don't Give Up":
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 15:09 with the White Noise and boot to the face; the two received mixed reactions during the in-ring introductions, followed by chants of "Let's go, Ziggler"
WWE US Champion Santino Marella defeated Ricardo Rodriguez in a tuxedo match at 4:25 after hitting the Cobra; after his pants were taken off, Rodriguez was revealed to be wearing Alberto Del Rio briefs
WWE IC Champion Christian pinned Cody Rhodes at 11:33 with the spear after avoiding the Beautiful Disaster
Titus O'Neil & Darren Young defeated Primo Colon & Epico (w/ AW & Rosa Mendes), Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel, and Jimmy & Jey Uso in an unadvertised match at 9:30 when Young pinned Epico with a double knee gutbuster after AW rolled Epico back into the ring; stipulations stated the winners would become the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles; during their entrance, footage was shown from earlier in the night of AW getting Epico, Primo, & Rosa mentally ready for the match; after the contest, AW congratulated O'Neil & Young on their win; moments later, Primo & Epico confronted AW and knocked him down, with O'Neil & Young then jumping them from behind and AW also stomping Primo & Epico
WWE Divas Champion Layla pinned Beth Phoenix at 6:53 with the Layout after avoiding a clothesline
Sin Cara pinned Hunico (w/ Camacho) at 5:47 with la Mistica; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
WWE World Champion CM Punk defeated Kane and Daniel Bryan at 18:14 by pinning Kane with a kick to the head and the Go To Sleep, moments after Kane accidentally knocked AJ off the ring apron to the floor; AJ appeared during the closing moments of the bout; after the contest, Kane picked up the unconscious AJ and carried her backstage, with a camera showing her looking back with a smile at Punk in the ring
Ryback defeated Rob Grymes & Dan Delany at 1:37 by pinning both men after hitting a simultaneous Samoan Drop; following their entrance, Grymes & Delany took the mic and said they would beat Ryback, then go across the street to MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania, then singing along to the 1993 single "WrestleMania;" prior to the finish and after the match, Ryback yelled, "Feed me three!"
John Cena defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match at 19:22 by escaping over the top and touching the floor just before Show escaped through the door; Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis, using a crutch, sat ringside for the match; at the 13-minute mark, Laurinaitis went to close the open cage door to prevent Cena from escaping, with McMahon walking over, pushing him out of the way, and then trying to open the door for Cena; Laurinaitis then knocked McMahon down; at the 16-minute mark, Brodus Clay appeared ringside with a steel chair, preventing Show from escaping the cage; moments later, Alex Riley, WWE US Champion Santino Marella, and Zack Ryder ran out to keep Show in the cage, with Show knocking out each one with a punch into the cage; WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston then ran out, scaled the cage, and kicked Show off the cage onto the mat; after the bout, Clay held Laurinaitis for Cena, who hoisted him for a FU at ringside, with McMahon then taking a mic and yelling, "You're fired!"; Cena then dropped Laurinaitis with a FU into the Spanish announce table before celebrating and hugging Clay

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