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|Brand(s)||Raw (December 2016)|
|Last event||Roadblock: End of the Line|
WWE Roadblock was a short-lived professional wrestling event produced by WWE, a Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion. The event was established in March 2016, debuting as a live WWE Network-exclusive titled Roadblock. The second and final event, which was exclusive to the Raw brand division, was held in December 2016 under the name Roadblock: End of the Line where in addition to the WWE Network, it also aired on traditional pay-per-view (PPV) outlets. The first event was titled as a reference to its original March position on the "Road to WrestleMania," while the second event's title was in reference to it being WWE's final PPV of 2016.
WWE originally had a house show scheduled for March 12, 2016 in the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was titled "March to WrestleMania: Live from Toronto." To further build towards the following month's WrestleMania 32, WWE decided to broadcast the event live and exclusively on the WWE Network. They also renamed the event to Roadblock, which was a reference to its position on the "Road to WrestleMania."
In July that year, WWE reintroduced the brand extension where they again split their roster between the Raw and SmackDown brands where wrestlers exclusively perform. Brand-exclusive pay-per-views (PPV) also returned. The Roadblock name was in turn reused for Raw's December PPV and WWE Network event, titled Roadblock: End of the Line, due to it being the final PPV of the year. This would also be the final event to carry the Roadblock name.
Dates and venues
|1||Roadblock||March 12, 2016||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Ricoh Coliseum||Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|||
|2||Roadblock: End of the Line||December 18, 2016||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||PPG Paints Arena||Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship|||
- "WWE Roadblock Network Special". RicohColiseum.com. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
- "WWE Title match official for re-named Network special". Pro Wrestling Torch. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
- "WWE PPV Roadblock: End Of The Line". PPG Paints Arena. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- "Get WWE Roadblock: End of the Line 2016 tickets now". WWE. October 7, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.