New Years Revolution News Archive

Savage champion?

While WWE Champion John Cena gears up for battle with the undefeated Umaga at New Year's Revolution, many estimate that he's going into the match in the very unfamiliar role of underdog.

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Original fire still burns for Rated-RKO

Despite all that has happened, the same mission that brought Edge and Randy Orton together still drives them: the elimination of D-Generation X.

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Jerry "The King" Lawler def. Gregory Helms

Gregory Helms went on WWE.com Unlimited and said that there's a conspiracy in WWE to hold him down. And he accused Jerry "The King" Lawler of being the biggest culprit. He said that Lawler has always made a joke of his career, especially when referencing his former Hurricane character. Helms could not take it any longer and confronted The King face to face on an edition of RAW. Lawler didn't back down and challenged the angry Superstar to a match at New Year's Revolution.

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Women's Champion Trish Stratus def. Mickie James to retain

Mickie James is Trish Stratus' biggest fan. But at New Year's Revolution, RAW's newest Diva had her first Women's Championship shot against her idol. In the weeks leading up to the event, Mickie had kissed Trish and cornered her in the shower, causing the Women's Champ to be very flustered. Mickie was getting inside of Trish's head but was it intentional?

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WWE Champion John Cena def. Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, Kane, Chris Masters and Carlito to retain (Elimination Chamber Match)

WWE Champion John Cena was used to having the odds stacked against him, but one thing has always remained -- The Champ was still here. Cena never backed down from anything or anyone, but he also never had to defend the WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber. In order to walk away from New Year's Revolution with the gold, he would have to defeat five men inside the unforgiving Elimination Chamber. To make matters worse, Cena was the second man in the match, meaning he would have to go the distance to win.

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Triple H def. Big Show

After watching Triple H brutalize the legendary Ric Flair, Big Show confronted the Cerebral Assassin, saying that he was sick of The Game bullying people. It was clear then that it was only a matter of time before they met in the ring.

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Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair def. Edge to retain

For weeks Edge had been verbally attacking Ric Flair about his personal problems. From his pending divorce to his alleged road rage incident, Edge pulled no punches in his verbal diatribes berating the Nature Boy. Flair, who is never at a loss for words, couldn't even defend himself, because his lawyers had advised him not to talk about the topics. But at New Year's Revolution Flair had his chance to let his actions speak louder than words.

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Ashley def. Victoria, Candice, Torrie Wilson and Maria (Bra & Panties Gauntlet Match)

Even though five lovely Divas were competing for supremacy in the first-ever Bra & Panties Gauntlet Match, the real winners in this one were the fans.

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Edge def. John Cena to become WWE Champion

They say timing is everything, and that saying was never more appropriate than at New Year's Revolution. Ever since WrestleMania 21, Edge has been biding his time. He's been sitting back and waiting for the perfect moment. Finally, just more than nine months since he became Mr. Money in the Bank, and with a bloodied John Cena slouched over in the corner, Edge cashed in his open contract for a shot at the WWE Championship.

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Shelton Benjamin def. Viscera

Shelton Benjamin's recent losing streak on RAW is well-documented. He seems to come so close in every match, but a big win has been eluding him for quite some time now. After a recent loss on RAW, Shelton received a phone call from his mama informing him that she would be showing up to help shape him up. She told Shelton that Benjamins don't take ass whoopin's, they dish them out.

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