The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

From sea to shining sea, you can count on one thing: If there’s a ring and some ropes, WWE has history there. We’ve watched the tape and studied the history books to find the most unforgettable, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping WWE moment to happen in every state in the Union (and the District of Columbia), presented by Aaron’s. Download the full map.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Alaska: Long before Edge slapped John Cena’s dad or Cena threw The Rated-R Superstar into the Long Island Sound, their rivalry started with a Live Event match in Fairbanks.

Connecticut: The Undertaker has laid hundreds of opponents to rest, and those 26 years of destruction all started at Survivor Series 1990 in the Hartford Civic Center with his first Tombstone.

Hawaii: A heart-stopping Fatal 4-Way WWE Championship Match had the Honolulu crowd on the edge of their seats, but Dean Ambrose pulled out the win over AJ Styles, Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho.

Maine: D-Generation X did what they wanted, when they wanted. And during a 1997 Raw in Portland, Shawn Michaels and Triple H decided they wanted to play poker in the middle of the ring.

Massachusetts: After months of getting pushed around by The Authority and The League of Nations, Roman Reigns snapped at WWE TLC 2015, denting a chair over Triple H before putting him through a table.

New Hampshire: When “Stone Cold” Steve Austin gifted The Rock the Intercontinental Championship, there had to be a catch. The Texas Rattlesnake grabbed the title and threw it off the Little Bay Bridge.

New York: WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino sold out Madison Square Garden 187 times, and his greatest night in The World’s Greatest Arena came in 1963, when he started his unreal 2,803-day reign as WWE Champion.

Rhode Island: Rolling after winning the Intercontinental Championship, Bret Hart bested three Superstars on the same night in Providence to win his first King of the Ring.

Vermont: Before stepping inside the squared circle, Earthquake had a brief but undefeated career in Sumo Wrestling. He showed off those skills against Yokozuna, winning the first Sumo Wrestling Match in WWE history.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Delaware: Jerry Lawler invited ECW to Raw, and he came to eat his words in the months that followed — until he enlisted his own Extreme competitor to his side: Rob Van Dam.

District of Columbia: Batista showed off his animal-like aggression in his hometown when he powerbombed JBL onto steel steps during their World Heavyweight Championship Match at SummerSlam 2005.

Indiana: Inside the Allen County War Memorial, Jake Roberts scarred a generation of fans when he sicced his cobra on Randy Savage while Vince McMahon yelled on commentary, “That snake better be devenomized!”

Kentucky: Evan Bourne looked to be a couple of seconds from a career-defining win when, out of nowhere, Randy Orton countered his Shooting Star Press with the most devastating RKO ever seen.

Maryland: Survivor Series 1995 lives in infamy for the Spanish announce team. That night in Landover, a Diesel shoulder block sent Bret Hart crashing through the Spanish announce table for the first time in WWE.

New Jersey: Dolph Ziggler’s time as Mr. Money in the Bank was certainly tumultuous; he had to defend the contract against Chris Jericho and John Cena. Yet it made The Showoff’s cash-in after WrestleMania 29 even sweeter.

Ohio: The Hardys and Edge & Christian recklessly redefined Ladder Matches, and it all started at No Mercy 1999 in Cleveland, when Matt and Jeff won the Terri Runnels Invitational Ladder Match.

Pennsylvania: Mick Foley is still feeling the effects of his Hell in a Cell Match at King of the Ring 1998 in Pittsburgh, where The Undertaker launched him off the structure’s roof twice.

Virginia: With WWE and WCW both in Virginia, D-Generation X made the 19-mile trip from Hampton to Norfolk to invade Nitro and score a memorable win in The Monday Night War.

West Virginia: Sabu brought the extreme to SmackDown when he leg-dropped World Champion Rey Mysterio through a table at ringside.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Alabama: Jeff Hardy built a legacy of gravity-defying moves. When Raw came to Mobile in 2008, Hardy took it to a new level of crazy with a 30-foot Swanton Bomb.

Florida: With the WWE World Heavyweight Title on the line, Triple H surprisingly returned to the ring to win his second Royal Rumble Match and 14th World Championship.

Georgia: Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Sasha Banks changed the game in NXT. With WWE ripe for a revolution, the three Superstars made an immediate impact in Atlanta’s Philips Arena, making Team Bella tap.

North Carolina: Ric Flair returned to WWE — in the middle of Flair Country — the night after WWE defeated The Alliance to reveal that, following a sound investment, he and Mr. McMahon were now partners.

South Carolina: After Bray Wyatt sent Dean Ambrose to the hospital, Ambrose commandeered the ambulance to attack Wyatt all over Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Tennessee: The Authority did not want Daniel Bryan anywhere near the WrestleMania 30 main event. They didn’t have much of a choice, though, when Bryan and the WWE Universe occupied Raw in Memphis.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Arkansas: At the only pay-per-view held in the Natural State, Triple H defeated Kane to unify the World Heavyweight and Intercontinental Titles at No Mercy 2002.

Louisiana: With three F-5s at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, Brock Lesnar became the one blemish on The Undertaker’s otherwise perfect WrestleMania record.

Mississippi: When The Authority tried to push around the Rhodes Family in Biloxi in 2013, Dusty refused to stand down, boldly getting right in Triple H’s face.

Oklahoma: Jack Swagger’s homecoming went about as smoothly as a fight with Danny Hodge, as Edge speared the feathers off Swagger’s Soaring Eagle mascot.

Texas: Tension was clearly building between The Rockers, and in Corpus Christi, Shawn Michaels threw Marty Jannetty through a barbershop window, kickstarting his WWE Hall of Fame solo career.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Illinois: Chicago’s Allstate Arena erupted when Chris Jericho debuted on Raw in 1999. The millennium came four months early, and WWE was never — ever — the same … again.

Iowa: As The Authority closed in on Randy Orton, it seemed he didn’t have an ally in the world. Then the lights cut out, a crow squawked and Sting appeared for the first time on Raw.

Kansas: Few Superstars can say they pulled one over on Triple H during Evolution’s reign of terror, but when The Game talked down to Tajiri, The Japanese Buzzsaw spit green mist into his eyes.

Missouri: After months of warnings, WWE got its introduction to Kane during the first Hell in a Cell Match. He left St. Louis trembling by conjuring fire and overpowering his brother, The Undertaker.

Nebraska: Cody Rhodes had everyone’s jaws on the floor when he connected with a moonsault off the steel cage, but even that couldn’t slow down The New Age Outlaws.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Michigan: Sporting his finest flamingo-colored jacket, Mark Henry had Detroit in tears during his surprise retirement — until he dropped John Cena with the World’s Strongest Slam, revealing his departure to be a ruse.

Minnesota: The Shield and Wyatts were like two trains barreling down the same track. Their inevitable collision in Minneapolis lived up to the hype as Bray Wyatt led his Family to victory.

North Dakota: Jeff Hardy battled through an injured leg to hit the Swanton Bomb in Grand Forks and win the Light Heavyweight Championship.

South Dakota: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar had just signed an exclusive contract with SmackDown, but he defended the title in his home state against World Heavyweight Champion Triple H in a historic matchup.

Wisconsin: After winning the King of the Ring, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin introduced the scripture of Austin 3:16 in a moment many consider to be the start of The Attitude Era.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Idaho: Boise’s own Torrie Wilson rang in a Thanksgiving edition of SmackDown in her hometown with an Ernest “The Cat” Miller dance-off.

Montana: Billings hosted a hard-hitting match in 1987 when strongman Hercules and Olympic weightlifter Ken Patera squared off in a Whipping Match.

Oregon: Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels’ bitter rivalry came to a dramatic end in Portland, when they had a literal tug of war over the World Heavyweight Title in a Ladder Match.

Washington: Superstars as big as Brock Lesnar shouldn’t be able to fly like he did at WrestleMania XIX in Safeco Field, jumping three-quarters across the ring for a Shooting Star Press.

Wyoming: Bob Orton wore a cast on his arm for years, but it was legal at a 1986 Wyoming event when he faced Paul Orndorff in a Cast Match.

The coolest thing to ever happen in your state

Arizona: John Morrison left everything he had in Phoenix, but his former best bud The Miz somehow escaped their thrilling Falls Count Anywhere Match with the win.

California: Being Mr. Money in the Bank means you can pick your spot, and Seth Rollins picked the biggest one of all, crashing the WrestleMania 31 main event to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Colorado: When The APA, a bunny, Doink the Clown and a dozen other Superstars get together, count on some trouble brewing. WWE’s first Invitation Bar Room Brawl ended with Bradshaw as the last man standing.

Nevada: Triple H and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Three Stages of Hell Match was so gruesome and gory that The Game only won because he collapsed on a fallen Austin.

New Mexico: John Cena interrupted Eddie Guerrero’s match against Billy Kidman in Albuquerque to knock out Latino Heat with his steel chain.

Utah: Lita and Victoria changed the game for women in WWE when they electrified in the first female Steel Cage Match on Raw in 2003.

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