WWE Rebellion

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Rebellion
Promotion(s)World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
Brand(s)SmackDown! (2002)
First event1999
Last event2002

Rebellion was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event that was first held by the then-World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) on October 2, 1999. The events were held and broadcast in the United Kingdom. Rebellion was also shown on the Viewers Choice service in Canada, but was never televised in the United States. Rebellion had its own theme song titled "Rebellion".

The 2001 event took place during The Invasion period for the WWF, which ended at the next pay-per-view, Survivor Series. All matches had one member of the WWF taking on one member of the Alliance (composed of wrestlers originally from World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling). Over the course of the evening, the WWF won six matches, while the Alliance won three.

In early 2002, the promotion introduced the brand extension, which divided its roster into two separate rosters, Raw and SmackDown!, referred to as brands. Shortly after this, the promotion itself was renamed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The 2002 event was in turn a SmackDown!-exclusive show and was the only Rebellion event held under the WWE name. It would also be the final Rebellion event after all UK-exclusive pay-per-views were discontinued in 2003.

Events[edit]

SmackDown-branded event
No. Event Date City Venue Main event
1 Rebellion (1999) October 2, 1999 Birmingham, England National Indoor Arena Triple H (c) vs. The Rock in a Steel Cage match for the WWF Championship[1]
2 Rebellion (2000) December 2, 2000 Sheffield, England Sheffield Arena Kurt Angle (c) vs. Rikishi vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock in a Fatal Four-Way match for the WWF Championship[2]
3 Rebellion (2001) November 3, 2001 Manchester, England Manchester Arena Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) vs. The Rock for the WWF Championship[3]
4 Rebellion (2002) October 26, 2002 Manchester, England Manchester Arena Brock Lesnar (c) and Paul Heyman vs. Edge in a Handicap match for the WWE Championship[4]
(c) - refers to the champion heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historical Cards: Rebellion (October 2, 1999. Birmingham, England)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 155. 2007 Edition.
  2. ^ "Historical Cards: Rebellion (December 2, 2000. Sheffield, England)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 156. 2007 Edition.
  3. ^ "Historical Cards: Rebellion (November 3, 2001. Manchester, England)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 156. 2007 Edition.
  4. ^ "Historical Cards: Rebellion (October 26, 2002. Manchester, England)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 157. 2007 Edition.

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