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WWE "New Year's Revolution" 

Location: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

by 'Rockin' Robin Drodge

Event Date:  January 9, 2005
Report Date:  January 22, 2005

Match number one - World Tag Team Championship

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 Championship.

Match number two - WWE™ Women's Championship.

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 Champion.  Trish is the first person in history to hold the Women’s Championship six times.

Match number three - Intercontinental Championship.

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 Championship.

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 Kane.

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 Referee.

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 Revolution.

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 Championship.

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.

 This has been the New Year's Revolution Report for The Canadian Connection written by your author, 'Rockin' Robin Drodge.

(This page was last updated on 2007-01-01 )

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