WWE Cyber Sunday
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|Cyber Sunday/Taboo Tuesday|
|Other name(s)||Taboo Tuesday (2004–2005)|
Cyber Sunday (2006–2008)
|Promotion(s)||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|First event||Taboo Tuesday (2004)|
|Last event||Cyber Sunday (2008)|
Cyber Sunday was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). From 2004 to 2005, the event was known as Taboo Tuesday and was exclusive to the Raw brand. It was also exclusive to Raw in 2006, the first year it was called Cyber Sunday, but after WrestleMania 23 in 2007, brand-exclusive PPVs were discontinued, thus the events in 2007 and 2008 featured the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands.
During the event's "Taboo Tuesday" years, it was the first regularly-scheduled pay-per-view held by the company on a Tuesday since 1991's This Tuesday in Texas, the first regularly-scheduled non-Sunday pay-per-view since the 1994 Survivor Series, and the first non-Sunday pay-per-view of any kind since In Your House 8: Beware of Dog 2 in 1996. The inaugural event was held in October, and the 2005 event was pushed back to early November. By 2006, the show was moved to a more traditional Sunday night slot—alleviating problems with the taping schedule of SmackDown! (usually held on Tuesdays)—and renamed Cyber Sunday.
The most distinctive feature of the event was the ability for fans to vote on certain aspects of every match. The voting typically began in the middle of an episode of Raw a few weeks beforehand and ended during the pay-per-view, often moments before the match was slated to begin. Because of this, the event was billed as an "interactive pay-per-view". For the first four events, voting was made online through WWE.com, with the official tag line for the PPV being "Log On. Take Over." In 2008, however, this was replaced by votes through text messaging, but this was only available to United States mobile carriers. However, the match between The Undertaker and Big Show was made universal, as fans were allowed to vote for the match stipulation on WWE.com.
In 2009, the event's pay-per-view slot was replaced by Bragging Rights. However, the fan interaction aspects of the pay-per-view have since been incorporated into Raw as WWEActive (originally RawActive) for some Raw episodes following the event's cancelation, which was eventually dropped altogether.
Cyber Sunday dates and venues
|Taboo Tuesday (2004)||October 19, 2004||Milwaukee||Bradley Center||Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match|
|Taboo Tuesday (2005)||November 1, 2005||San Diego||iPayOne Center||John Cena (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship|
|Cyber Sunday (2006)||November 5, 2006||Cincinnati||U.S. Bank Arena||King Booker (c) vs. WWE Champion John Cena vs. ECW World Champion Big Show in a "Champion of Champions" Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|Cyber Sunday (2007)||October 28, 2007||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center||Batista (c) vs. The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship (with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee)|
|Cyber Sunday (2008)||October 26, 2008||Phoenix, Arizona||US Airways Center||Chris Jericho (c) vs. Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship (with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee)|
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
- "Cyber Sunday Pay-per-view History". WWE. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
- "Preview:WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena (Anything Goes Iron Man Match)". WWE. Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
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