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  • Armageddon (WWE). 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.
  • Bad Blood: Returned in 2003. Ceased after 2004.
  • Cyber Sunday: Debuted as Taboo Tuesday in 2004. Renamed into Cyber Sunday in 2006. Ceased after 2008.
  • December To Dismember: Debuted (And was canelled) in 2006. Often regarded as the worst PPV of all time.
  • The Great American Bash: Last held as a WCW PPV in 2000. Revived as a WWE PPV in 2004. Ceased after 2009 and is replaced by Fatal 4 Way.
  • 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.
  • New Year's Revolution: Debuted in 2005. Ceased after 2007.
  • No Mercy: Ceased after 2008. Returned in 2016.
  • No Way Out: Ceased after 2009. Returned in for a single time (so far) in 2012.
  • 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 PG Era: Began in 2008.
  • WWE Superstars: Debuted in 2009.


  • Big Gold Belt. The original Big Gold Belt would be retired in early 2001 and replaced with an all-gold cast replicaand. 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 
  • Money in the Bank: The concept was introduced in 2005 during WrestleMania 21 and has been a staple of the event until 2010.
  • Triple Crown Champion: Several more wrestlers have achieved this feat, and in different promotions at that.