WWE Roadblock

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WWE Roadblock
WWE Roadblocklogo.png
Logo used for the March 2016 event
Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)Raw (December 2016)
First eventRoadblock
Last eventRoadblock: 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.

History[edit]

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."[1] 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."[2]

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.[3][4]

Dates and venues[edit]

Raw-branded event
# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref.
1 Roadblock March 12, 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ricoh Coliseum Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship [1]
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 [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WWE Roadblock Network Special". RicohColiseum.com. Retrieved March 2, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "WWE Title match official for re-named Network special". Pro Wrestling Torch. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "WWE PPV Roadblock: End Of The Line". PPG Paints Arena. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Get WWE Roadblock: End of the Line 2016 tickets now". WWE. October 7, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.

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