Event Venue

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February 15, 1998

Compaq Center - Houston, TX

Built at a cost of $27-million, The Houston Summit opened on Nov. 2, 1975, hosting the 1975-76 season opener for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association. In 1998, the venue was renamed the Compaq Center when the computer giant paid for naming rights to the building. In its existence, the Summit/Compaq Center was home to many Houston sports teams, most notably the NBA's Houston Rockets and the Houston Comets of the WNBA.

In 1989, the Summit hosted the first pay-per-view edition of the Royal Rumble, which was won by Big John Studd. The Compaq Center also hosted Bad Blood in June 2003, where Triple H defeated Kevin Nash in a Hell in a Cell Match. The venue was also the site of one of WWE's most touching events, a live edition of SmackDown on September 13, 2001, two days removed from the terrorist attacks in New York City.

In 2003, the Compaq Center was closed when the Toyota Center opened in downtown Houston. Since then, the venue has been converted into a church.

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