Location: Coliseo de
Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
by 'Rockin' Robin
Date: January 9, 2005
Report Date: January 22, 2005
Match number one - World Tag Team
World Tag Team Champions, William Regal and Eugene
VS Christian and Tyson Tomko. This
match was the opening match for the Pay-Per-View.
It was an ok match to start things off.
Eugene hit a drop kick in the match and landed on the side of
his foot. It appeared
he was injured so the match ended quickly when he rolled up Tomko to
pick up the pin-fall for his team and to retain the World Tag Team
Match number two - WWE™ Women's
WWE™ Women's Champion Lita VS Trish Stratus. This match was a quick one; Lita jumped off the apron and hit
Trish with a Lou Thesz Press resulting in a knee injury.
When Lita got back into the ring, Trish worked over Lita's
knee before hitting her with the chick kick.
Trish then pinned Lita to become the new WWE™ Women's
is the first person in history to hold the Women’s Championship
Match number three - Intercontinental
Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin VS
Maven. This match
really did not have much wrestling in it.
When Maven entered the ring the sold-out fans started
screaming out some words in Spanish that even Maven could not
understand. He got on
the microphone and said 'first for the Referee to not count him out'
because if he did he would lose the match.
He wanted to know what the fans were saying and then said to
Shelton Benjamin that he didn't want to wrestle him tonight in
Puerto Rico, he wanted to wrestle him in the United States, so he
said he was leaving. Maven started to leave the ring and the Referee started his
10 count. At the last
minute, Maven ran into the ring and Shelton rolled him up to pick up
the pin-fall to win the match and to retain his Intercontinental
After the match was over, Maven got back on the
microphone and requested a rematch, right then and now.
He said some uncalled words to provoke Shelton back into the
ring to wrestle him for the Championship again.
Once Shelton got back into the ring, he immediately hit Maven
with the t-bone suplex to score the pin-fall and to retain his
Championship for a second time.
Match number four - Mohammed Hassan
with Daivari in his corner, VS Jerry "the King" Lawler
with Jim Ross (JR) in his corner.
I can't really comment on how this match went because with
Jerry Lawler in the match and Jim Ross at ringside, who were the two
commentators for the New Year's Revolution Pay-Per-View, there was
no color commentator to call the match.
Therefore, without a commentator it was difficult for me to
understand what was happening in the match due to the fact that I am
visually impaired. Mohammed
Hassan ended up winning the match.
Match number five - Gene Snitsky VS
This match was all right, Kane ended up pinning
Snitsky with the tombstone.
Match number six - The Elimination
Chamber match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship; which
featured Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton, Edge, Chris Benoit and
Chris Jericho with Shawn Michaels as the special Guest
The rules for the match are:
Two Superstars would start the match and would
wrestle for five minutes. Then
a Superstar who was locked into a small chamber would then enter the
ring until all of the Superstars had entered the ring.
Elimination could occur either by pin-fall or submission.
The order of the Superstars was: Edge, Triple H,
Randy Orton and Batista. These
four Superstars were locked into the small chambers and then the two
Superstars who were selected to start the match then made their way
to the ring. They were Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit.
After Jericho and Benoit wrestled for five minutes the next
Superstar to be lowered from their chamber to enter the ring was
Triple H. The next
Superstar to follow was Edge. Then
after him it was Randy Orton, and Batista was the final Superstar to
enter the ring. The
eliminations happened this way.
It was Edge first then Chris Benoit, then Chris Jericho, then
Batista, and the final Superstar to be eliminated was Randy Orton.
Batista had hit Randy Orton with a clothesline and then
Triple H followed-up with the pedigree to pin Orton to win the World
Heavyweight Championship. Triple
H is the World Heavyweight Champion for a tenth time.
Some additional comments about New Year's
First, this Pay-Per-View was a sell-out. It was the first ever Pay-Per-View held in Puerto Rico and
the number of fans in attendance was 15,764.
This was the first time since SummerSlam™ that the WWE™
had a sell out for a Pay-Per-View.
During the Pay-Per-View it was announced that
Eugene had suffered a dislocated knee-cap.
Another thing that surprised me was that the
Women's Championship changed hands.
Trish Stratus lost the Women's Championship to Lita on
December 6, 2004 on RAW™ in Charlotte, North Carolina.
So I was surprised that a few weeks later that Trish won the
Championship back. Unfortunately in this match, Lita suffered a severe knee
injury. While the
pay-per-view was going on Jim Ross announced that Lita had been
taken to a local medical facility to have her knee examined.
I don't understand why the WWE™ decided to give
back the World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H.
I know this has to do with Wrestlemania™, but in my
opinion, it would have been better either to have Randy Orton or
Batista win the match and the Championship.
I think these two Superstars will be the future of the WWE™
and RAW™. So at Wrestlemania™, it is expected that either Randy Orton
or Batista will defeat Triple H and win the World Heavyweight
I had great concern about the match between
Mohammed Hassan and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
The reason for my concern is that there was no color
commentary for this match. For
a visually impaired person, such as myself, I had to rely on someone
to explain to me what was happening in the match.
However, in the very next match, Jonathan "the
Coach" Coachman came down to do color commentary with Jim Ross,
which leaves me to wonder why there was no commentary for the Hassan
vs. Lawler match.
has been the New Year's Revolution Report for The Canadian Connection
written by your author, 'Rockin' Robin Drodge.
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