2006 PPV Rambles – End of Year Thoughts

Posted on: May 24th, 2015 by Big Cal

Phew, what a long PPV year 2006 was! A total of SIXTEEN PPV’s, more than any previous year I’ve done so far, and I *think* it’s the most ever? Even more than when we had 2 UK PPV’s a year! Obviously ECW being a third brand bumped the numbers up, what with them having their own PPV in December, and the One Night Stand show too. Best way to sum up 2006? SMACKDOWN.

 

PPV Wrestler of the Year

So, as usual, I took a look at the top 10 matches for the year, and put a list together of all the workers and how many times they appeared. You wanna know who came out on top? MICK FOLEY & WILLIAM REGAL. Each with THREE appearances in the top 10!!! Guys like Benoit, Finlay, Undertaker even even Edge were close with 2 each. But Foley and Regal tied for #1 in 2006. That’s awesome. Guess I gotta pick ONE guy though, right? Hmmm… well, Regal only had THREE PPV matches in 2006, and all three made the top 10. Foley had 4 matches, with 3 in the top 10 and one that was disappointing as hell. So I think in this case, 100% in the top 10 > 75% in the top 10. PPV Wrestler of the Year goes to REGAL :mark:. The match against Benoit is incredible. The match against Finlay is incredible. And the 4 way ladder match is incredible. Regal is incredible!!!

 

PPV Match of the Year

What a year for high end quality matches. And almost all of them came from SMACKDOWN. And right at the top of the pile is my PPV MOTY… The Undertaker Vs Kurt Angle at No Way Out!!! Such an incredible contest between the two. And it’s only their SECOND BEST MATCH together too. That’s fucking insane. Undertaker looked like a fucking GOD in the match, and Angle put in one of his better performances too, which is always good to see. What a way to kick off the Smackdown branded PPV’s that year!!!

 

PPV of the Year

Ahh, PPV of the Year. Odds of it being a Smackdown show? Extremely fucking good :p. It is of course the masterpiece of a show called NO MERCY. A wonderful show from top to bottom, featuring such great matches as Helms Vs Hardy, Londrick Vs Stevens & Idol, Undertaker Vs Kennedy, Benoit Vs Regal and Finlay Vs Lashley Vs Booker Vs Batista. Smackdown should have gotten their own WrestleMania in 06. As for other shows that year… Smackdown RULES the list. All of their shows are in the top half, with only WrestleMania among them. The best Raw PPV is lower than the “worst” SD show!

 

2006 PPV’s on the CAL SCALE:

No Mercy – 22
WrestleMania – 20.5
Judgment Day – 18
No Way Out – 15
Armageddon – 14
The Great American Bash – 13
New Years Revolution – 11
Backlash – 9.5
SummerSlam – 9
Survivor Series – 8.5
One Night Stand – 8
December to Dismember – 5
Unforgiven – 3
Vengeance – 3
Royal Rumble – 2
Cyber Sunday – 1.5

 

Total – 163

 

2006 PPV compared to 2000, 2001 and 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005:

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2006 PPV Matches Ranked:

JBL Vs The Boogeyman – NO – -1 (Royal Rumble)
Booker T Vs Chris Benoit – – NO – -1 (No Way Out)
Bobby Lashley Vs Booker T – NO – -1 (Jugdment Day)
Jillian Hall Vs Melina – NO – -1 (Jugdment Day)
The Boogeyman Vs The Miz – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
Maria Vs Ashley Vs Candice Michelle Vs Victoria Vs Torrie Wilson – NO – -1 (New Years Revolution)
Kristal Vs Ashley Vs Michelle McCool Vs Jillian Hall – NO – -1 (The Great American Bash)
Jeff Hardy Vs Carlito – NO – -1 (Cyber Sunday)
The Spirit Squad Vs The Highlanders – NO – -1 (Unforgiven)
Candice Michelle Vs Torrie Wilson – NO – -1 (WrestleMania)
Booker T Vs The Boogeyman – NO – -1 (WrestleMania)
Booker T Vs Batista – DUD – 0 (Survivor Series)
Daivari Vs Tommy Dreamer – DUD – 0 (December to Dismember)
Balls Mahoney Vs Masato Tanaka – DUD – 0 (One Night Stand)
Elijah Burke & Sylvester Terkay Vs Little Guido Maritato & Tony Mamaluke – DUD – 0 (December to Dismember)
Edge Vs John Cena – DUD – 0 (Royal Rumble)
John Cena Vs Sabu – DUD – 0 (Vengeance)
Booker T Vs Batista – DUD – 0 (SummerSlam)
Kurt Angle Vs Mark Henry – DUD – 0 (Royal Rumble)
MVP Vs Marty Garner – DUD – 0 (No Mercy)
Lita Vs Mickie James – DUD – 0 (Cyber Sunday)
Mike Knox & Kelly Kelly Vs Kevin Thorn & Ariel – 1/4* – 0 (December to Dismember)
Mickie James Vs Ashley – 1/4* – 0 (Royal Rumble)
Kane Vs The Big Show – 1/4* – 0 (Backlash)
Umaga Vs Eugene – 1/4* – 0 (Vengeance)
The Spirit Squad Vs Ric Flair & Roddy Piper – 1/4* – 0 (Cyber Sunday)
John Cena Vs The Big Show Vs Booker T – 1/4* – 0 (Cyber Sunday)
Jerry Lawler Vs Tazz – 1/4* – 0 (One Night Stand)
Rey Mysterio Vs Booker T – 1/2* – 0 (The Great American Bash)
Rey Mysterio Vs Sabu – 1/2* – 0 (One Night Stand)
Rey Mysterio Vs Chavo Guerrero – 1/2* – 0 (No Mercy)
John Cena & Batista Vs Finlay & Booker T – 1/2* – 0 (Armageddon)
Edge Vs John Cena – * – 0 (Unforgiven)
Edge Vs John Cena – * – 0 (SummerSlam)
Randy Orton Vs Carlito – * – 0 (Unforgiven)
Johnny Nitro Vs Jeff Hardy – * – 0 (Unforgiven)
Carlito Vs Shelton Benjamin Vs Johnny Nitro – * – 0 (Vengeance)
Ric Flair Vs Edge – * – 0 (New Years Revolution)
Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Ron Simmons & Sgt Slaughter Vs Kenny, Johnny, Nicky & Mikey – * – 0 (Survivor Series)
Shawn Michaels & Triple H Vs Randy Orton & Edge – * – 0 (Cyber Sunday)
John Cena Vs Shawn Michaels Vs Kurt Angle Vs Kane Vs Chris Masters Vs Carlito – * – 0 (New Years Revolution)
Hulk Hogan Vs Randy Orton – * – 0 (SummerSlam)
Rey Mysterio Vs Chavo Guerrero – * – 0 (SummerSlam)
John Cena Vs Edge – * – 0 (New Years Revolution)
Kurt Angle Vs Randy Orton Vs Rey Mysterio – * – 0 (WrestleMania)
RVD Vs Edge – * – 0 (Vengeance)
Chris Masters Vs Carlito – * – 0 (Backlash)
F.B.I. Vs Super Crazy & Tajiri – * – 0 (One Night Stand)
Ashley Vs Kristal Vs Layla Vs Jillian – * – 0 (Armageddon)
Lita Vs Mickie James – ** – 0.5 (Survivor Series)
Cryme Tyme Vs Viscera & Charlie Hass Vs The Highlanders Vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch – ** – 0.5 (Cyber Sunday)
Mickie James Vs Trish Stratus – ** – 0.5 (Backlash)
Umaga Vs Ric Flair – ** – 0.5 (Backlash)
Randy Orton Vs Kurt Angle – ** – 0.5 (One Night Stand)
DX Vs The Spirit Squad – ** – 0.5 (Vengeance)
Kane Vs Imposter Kane – ** – 0.5 (Vengeance)
Matt Hardy Vs Ric Flair Vs Finlay Vs Lashley Vs Shelton Benjamin Vs RVD – ** – 0.5 (WrestleMania)
John Cena Vs RVD – ** – 0.5 (One Night Stand)
Chris Benoit Vs Chavo Guerrero – **1/2 – 1 (Armageddon)
Chris Benoit Vs Chavo Guerrero – **1/2 – 1 (Survivor Series)
Matt Striker Vs Balls Mahoney – **1/2 – 1 (December to Dismember)
MNM Vs Matt Hardy & Tatanka – **1/2 – 1 (No Way Out)
Gregory Helms Vs Scotty 2 Hotty Vs Kid Kash Vs Psicosis Vs Super Crazy Vs Paul London Vs Nunzio Vs Brian Kendrick Vs Funaki – **1/2 – 1 (No Way Out)
Randy Orton Vs Kurt Angle – **1/2 – 1 (Vengeance)
Shelton Benjamin Vs Viscera – **1/2 – 1 (New Years Revolution)
The Big Show Vs Sabu – **1/2 – 1 (SummerSlam)
The Big Show & Kane Vs Carlito & Chris Masters – **1/2 – 1 (WrestleMania)
Kane Vs MVP – **1/2 – 1 (Armageddon)
The Undertaker Vs The Great Khali – **1/2 – 1 (Judgment Day)
The Undertaker Vs Mark Henry – **1/2 – 1 (WrestleMania)
Triple H, Shawn Michaels, CM Punk, Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy Vs Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro, Gregory Helms & Mike Knox – **3/4 – 1 (Survivor Series)
Ric Flair Vs Mick Foley – **3/4 – 1 (Vengeance)
The Undertaker Vs The Big Show – **3/4 – 1 (The Great American Bash)
Kid Kash Vs Funaki Vs Jamie Noble Vs Nunzio Vs Paul London Vs Gregory Helms – **3/4 – 1 (Royal Rumble)
Lita Vs Trish Stratus – **3/4 – 1 (Unforgiven)
Umaga Vs Kane – **3/4 – 1 (Unforgiven)
JBL Vs Bobby Lashley – **3/4 – 1 (No Way Out)
The Big Show Vs CM Punk Vs RVD Vs Hardcore Holly Vs Test Vs Bobby Lashley – *** – 2 (December to Dismember)
John Cena, Kane, Bobby Lashley, Sabu & RVD Vs The Big Show, Finlay, Umaga, Test & MVP – *** – 2 (Survivor Series)
Jerry Lawler Vs Gregory Helms – *** – 2 (New Years Revolution)
Shawn Michaels Vs Vince McMahon – *** – 2 (WrestleMania)
Gregory Helms Vs Super Crazy – ***1/4 – 2 (Judgment Day)
Shawn Michaels & Triple H Vs Vince & Shane McMahon – ***14 – 2 (SummerSlam)
Umaga Vs Kane – ***1/4 – 2 (Cyber Sunday)
Kurt Angle Vs Mark Henry – ***1/4 – 2 (Judgment Day)
30 Man Royal Rumble Match – ***1/4 – 2 (Royal Rumble)
Shelton Benjamin Vs RVD – ***1/4 – 2 (Backlash)
Bryan Kendrick & Paul London Vs KC James & Idol Stevens – ***1/4 – 2 (No Mercy)
MNM Vs The Hardy Boys – ***1/4 – 2 (December to Dismember)
Batista Vs Mr Kennedy – ***1/4 – 2 (The Great American Bash)
Paul London & Brian Kendrick Vs The Pitbulls – ***1/4 – 2 (The Great American Bash)
Shawn Michaels & Triple H Vs Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon & The Big Show – ***1/4 – 2 (Unforgiven)
Gregory Helms Vs Jimmy Wang Yang – ***1/2 – 3 (Armageddon)
Gregory Helms Vs Matt Hardy – ***1/2 – 3 (The Great American Bash)
Trish Stratus Vs Mickie James – ***1/2 – 3 (New Years Revolution)
Trish Stratus Vs Mickie James – ***1/2 – 3 (WrestleMania)
John Bradshaw Layfield Vs Chris Benoit – ***1/2 – 3 (WrestleMania)
Shawn Michaels & God Vs Vince & Shane McMahon – ***1/2 – 3 (Backlash)
The Undertaker Vs Mr Kennedy – ***1/2 – 3 (Armageddon)
Rey Mysterio Vs JBL – ***3/4 – 4 (Judgment Day)
John Cena Vs Edge Vs Triple H – ***3/4 – 4 (Backlash)
Gregory Helms Vs Matt Hardy – ***3/4 – 4 (No Mercy)
MNM Vs Brian Kendrick & Paul London – ***3/4 – 4 (Judgment Day)
John Cena Vs Triple H – ***3/4 – 4 (WrestleMania)
The Undertaker Vs Mr Kennedy – ***3/4 – 4 (Survivor Series)
Booker T Vs Finlay Vs Bobby Lashley Vs Batista – ***3/4 – 4 (No Mercy)
Rey Mysterio Vs Randy Orton – **** – 5 (No Way Out)
Ric Flair Vs Mick Foley – ****1/4 – 6 (SummerSlam)
Triple H Vs The Big Show – ****1/4 – 6 (New Years Revolution)
The Undertaker Vs Mr Kennedy – ****1/4 – 6 (No Mercy)
William Regal Vs Chris Benoit – ****1/4 – 6 (No Mercy)
Finlay Vs William Regal – ****1/4 – 6 (The Great American Bash)
Mick Foley Vs Edge – ****1/2 – 7 (WrestleMania)
Paul London & Brian Kendrick Vs William Regal & Dave Taylor Vs The Hardy Boys Vs MNM – ****1/2 – 7 (Armageddon)
Edge, Mick Foley & Lita Vs Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer & Beulah McGillicutty – ****1/2 – 7 (One Night Stand)
Chris Benoit Vs Finlay – ****1/2 – 7 (Judgment Day)
Kurt Angle Vs The Undertaker – ****3/4 – 8 (No Way Out)

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