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WWE: The Evolution Of Greed

greed (grēd)
n. An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth:
"Many... attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed"
(Henry Fawcett)
WWE: The Evolution Of Greed

Spoiler for Backstory:

December 3, 2006 – Mere hours after the conclusion of the disastrous ECW brand pay-per-view, December To Dismember, Vince McMahon is faced with the task of admitting failure on his resurrection of ECW. With Paul Heyman tendering his resignation due to the creative direction of the show, Spike TV officials unhappy regarding dwindling TV ratings, former ECW wrestlers complaining at the tarnishing of the legacy they helped build and the prospect of a humiliating pay-per-view buyrate set to be revealed, Vince is forced to call time on the ECW brand.

December 5, 2006 – It is announced that ECW will not survive into the new year. The December 26th episode, scheduled to be a “Best of ECW 2006” show, will be the last episode of ECW on Sci-Fi. The other five participants in the extreme elimination chamber, Rob Van Dam, CM Punk, Hardcore Holly, Test and former champion Big Show would face off to determine who would face new champion Bobby Lashley on the December 19th episode. Many members of the current ECW roster naturally fear for their jobs within the company, with it seeming only the main eventers of the brand guaranteed jobs in the near future.

December 17, 2006 – The Armageddon pay-per-view arrives, with the card needing the help of Raw superstars to drive the storylines heading into the show. Many feuds were wrapped up, including the Hardy Boyz/MNM feud, the Booker T/John Cena feud that started at Cyber Sunday and the Mr Kennedy/Undertaker and MVP/Kane feuds would also come to a close. A portion of the card would be devoted to the ECW Championship, with Bobby Lashley declaring in an interview that as an impending free agent, he and the rest of the ECW roster would soon be making a decision with regards to what brand they would be joining.

~Armageddon Results~

Kane def. Montel Vontavious Porter in an inferno match

The Holligans def. The Bluebloods, MNM and the Hardy Boyz in a ladder match to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship

The Boogeyman def. The Miz

Chris Benoit def. Chavo Guerrero to retain the United States Championship

Gregory Helms def. Jimmy Wang Yang to retain the Cruiserweight Championship

The Undertaker def. Mr Kennedy in a Last Ride Match

Batista and John Cena def. King Booker and Finlay

December 18, 2006 – On Raw the following night, a 30 man battle royal would see Edge emerge victorious, earning him a WWE Championship match with John Cena later in the evening. However, the title match would be riddled with interference, leading to a six man tag featuring Cena and DX against Edge, Randy Orton and Rated-RKO’s newest recruit Kenny Dykstra. Elsewhere, Umaga would continue his wave of destruction in a squash match victory, Carlito and Chris Masters would continue their feud during a ringside brawl, while Johnny Nitro and Melina would hype up the January 1st appearance of Kevin Federline.

December 19, 2006 - The penultimate episode of ECW on Sci-Fi airs, with former champion Big Show challenging Bobby Lashley for the ECW Championship in what was Show’s last match for the foreseeable future. Lashley would pick up the win, retaining the title, however the future of the championship remains in the balance. Elsewhere, ECW Originals Tommy Dreamer, Sabu and Sandman would all make appearances, while Rob Van Dam and CM Punk would steal the show with a great match, with both men shaking hands afterwards. Also on this date it is announced that the scheduled New Year’s Revolution pay-per-view has been cancelled, with little reason given for doing so.

December 22, 2006 – Over on Smackdown, Batista would defeat Sylvan Grenier, who dressed as Santa Claus for the night, while King Booker and Finlay looked to bounce back in a tag team effort against The Brother’s of Destruction. Chris Benoit would again defend the United States Championship against Chavo Guerrero, while Joey Mercury would appear with a mangled face suffered at the hands of Matt Hardy during the ladder match at Armageddon. Due to the injury suffered by Mercury, plus the “second degree burns” MVP was subjected to at Armageddon, JBL launches a campaign from the announce desk to have Teddy Long removed from his position as Smackdown general manager. In the main event, Kane and The Undertaker made quick work of Booker and Finlay.

December 25, 26 and 29, 2006 – With Raw presenting Christmas in Baghdad, ECW reminiscing over its 6-month run and Smackdown having a “Best of 2006” show, the WWE ended 2006 in a sombre mood, with the demise of ECW only adding to the company-wide dejected feeling. Surely things could only get better in 2007?

As of June 2nd, 2007

~Monday Night Raw~


WWE Champion; Rob Van Dam
ECW Champion; Rob Van Dam *Title Retired*
Intercontinental Champion; Kenny Dykstra

World Tag Team Champions; The World's Greatest Tag Team
Women’s Champion; Beth Phoenix

~Raw Roster~

Bobby Lashley
Charlie Haas
Chris Masters
Claudio Cesaro

CM Punk
Cody Rhodes
Ezekiel Jackson
Hardcore Holly

Harry Smith
Jeff Hardy
John Cena
John Morrison

Kenny Dykstra
Lance Cade
Mike Knox
Nick Dinsmore
Randy Orton

Ric Flair
Rob Conway
Rob Van Dam
Robbie McAllister
Rory McAllister
Shad Gaspard

Shawn Michaels
Shelton Benjamin

Super Crazy
Sylvester Terkay
Trevor Murdoch

Triple H - Currently Inactive
Tyson Kidd
Val Venis


Beth Phoenix
Candice Michelle
Kelly Kelly - Currently Managing The Straight Edge Saints
Natalya Neidhart - Currently Managing The Hart Legacy

Melina – Currently Managing Chris Masters
Mickie James
Torrie Wilson – Currently Managing Kenny Dykstra


~Tag Teams and Stables~

Cryme Tyme; JTG and Shad Gaspard
The Hart Legacy; Harry Smith and Tyson Kidd
The Highlanders; Robbie and Rory McAllister

The Redneck Wrecking Crew; Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch
The Straight Edge Saints; CM Punk and Nick Dinsmore
The World’s Greatest Tag Team; Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin


Brooke Adams; Vince McMahon’s Executive Assistant
Jerry Lawler; Colour Commentator
Jim Ross; Play-by-play Announcer
Joey Styles; Play-by-play Announcer

Lillian Garcia; Ring Announcer
Linda McMahon; WWE Chief Executive Officer
Matt Striker; Colour Commentator
Mick Foley; Makes Occasional Appearances

Shane McMahon; Makes Occasional Appearances
Steve Austin; Makes Occasional Appearances
Todd Grisham; Backstage Interviewer

Vince McMahon; Chairman Of The Board

~Friday Night Smackdown~


World Heavyweight Champion; Edge
United States Champion; Matt Hardy
WWE Tag Team Champions; The New Breed
Cruiserweight Champion;
Bryan Danielson


Big Vito
Brian Kendrick
Bryan Danielson

Chavo Guerrero
Chris Benoit
Dave Taylor
Doug Williams
Elijah Burke

Gregory Helms
Jamie Noble
Joey Mercury

Jimmy Wang Yang

King Booker
Mark Henry

Matt Hardy
Montel Vontavious Porter
Monty Brown
Mr. Kennedy
Paul Burchill

Paul London
Rey Mysterio
Rene Dupree
Santino Marella
Shannon Moore

Sylvain Grenier
The Miz

The Sandman
The Undertaker - Currently Inactive
Tommy Dreamer

Tony Mamaluke
Umaga - Currently Suspended
William Regal


Ashley Massaro – Currently Managing The Hooligans
Jillian Hall
Layla - Currently Managing The New Breed
Maryse - Currently Managing La Resistance
Michelle McCool – Currently Managing The Miz
Kristal Marshall
Queen Sharmell – Currently Managing King Booker
Trinity - Currently Managing The Full Blooded Italians
Vickie Guerrero – Currently Managing Chavo Guerrero

~Tag Teams and Stables~

La Resistance; Rene Dupree and Sylvain Grenier
The Asian Rednecks; Funaki and Jimmy Wang Yang
The Bluebloods; Dave Taylor, Paul Burchill and William Regal
The Coachman Coalition; King Booker, Mark Henry and Montel Vontavious Porter

The Extremists; Sabu, The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer
The Full Blooded Italians; Big Vito, Nunzio, Santino Marella and Tony Mamaluke
The Hooligans; Brian Kendrick and Paul London
The New Breed; Elijah Burke and Monty Brown


Armando Alejandro Estrada; Currently Managing Umaga
Little Bastard; Currently Associated With Finlay
Jonathan Coachman; Currently Managing The Coachman Coalition
John Bradshaw Layfield; Colour Commentator

Josh Matthews; Backstage Interviewer
Justin Roberts; Ring Announcer
Michael Cole; Play-by-play Commentator
Paul Bearer; Currently Managing The Undertaker
Tazz; Colour Commentator
Theodore Long; General Manager
Tony Chimel; Ring Announcer

~Pay-Per-View and Special Show Archive~

Royal Rumble - January 28th 2007 - AT&T Centre; San Antonio, Texas
Monday Night Raw : Night Of Champions - February 5th 2007 - Tyson Events Center; Sioux City, Iowa
No Way Out - February 18th 2007 - American Airlines Arena; Miami, Florida
Saturday Night's Main Event - March 3rd 2007 - Madison Square Garden; New York, New York
Wrestlemania XXIII - April 1st 2007 - Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
Backlash - April 29th 2007 - FedEx Forum; Memphis, Tennessee
Judgment Day - May 20th 2007 - iPayOne Center; San Diego, California
Saturday Night's Main Event : 2007 King of the Ring - June 2nd 2007 - TD Banknorth Garden; Boston, Massachusetts

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