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Professional Wrestling of the 2000s

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  • Armageddon. Replaced by Vengeance in 2001. Returned in 2002. Ceased after 2008.
  • Attitude Era: Ended in 2001. Whether it happened at WrestleMania X-Seven or Survivor Series is up for debate.
  • Backlash: Ceased after 2009. Returned in 2016.
  • Hell in a Cell: Debuted as a PPV in 2009.
  • The InVasion Angle: WWE's Story Arc for much of 2001.
  • Judgment Day. Ceased after 2009.
  • King of the Ring: Ceased after 2002. Returned sporadically four times since, specifically 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2015.
  • No Mercy: Ceased after 2008. Returned in 2016.
  • No Way Out: Ceased after 2009. Returned in for a single time (so far) in 2012.
  • Plane Ride from Hell: Happened on May 5, 2002.
  • Royal Rumble: Stone Cold sets the record for most wins after winning his third Rumble in the 2001 event. In the same year, Kane made the most eliminations in a single rumble, a record that will not be broken until 2014. In 2007, Undertaker became the first winner who entered the Rumble last (#30).
  • Ruthless Aggression Era: Circa 2002-2008.
  • SummerSlam: Brock Lesnar became the youngest WWE Champion in 2002, while Randy Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in 2004.
  • Survivor Series. The Elimination Chamber match debuted in the 2002 event.
  • Unforgiven. Ceased after 2008.
  • Vengeance: Debuted in 2001. Ceased after 2007. Returned in for a single time in 2011.
  • WrestleMania: The Money in the Bank concept was introduced in the 2005 event.
  • WWE Diva Search. Debuted in 2003. Ceased in 2007, though an un-aired one was held in 2013.
  • WWE Hall of Fame: Relaunched in 2004 and continued since.
  • WWE Superstars: Debuted in 2009.


  • Big Gold Belt. Following the acquisition of WCW in 2001, the WCW World Championship was unified with the WWF Championship into the Undisputed WWE Championship. However, the design was reused for WWE's World Heavyweight championship, with a WWE logo eventually added for trademark purposes.
  • Elimination Chamber: The match debuted in the main event of Survivor Series 2002.
  • Grand Slam Champion: AJ Styles became the first wrestler in TNA to get this feat. For the WWF/E, most of its Grand Slam Champions were crowned in this decade.List 

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