In this week of the countdown, we examine the year featuring the first ever Royal Rumble to take place in Detroit.
The year: 2009
Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker put on a match for the ages while CM Punk and Jeff Hardy took part in the feud of the year.
No. of pay per views: 14 (21st annual Royal Rumble, No Way Out, Wrestle Mania 25, Backlash, Judgment Day, Extreme Rules, The Bash, Night of Champions, 22nd annual Summer Slam, Breaking Point, Hell in a Cell, Bragging Rights, 23rd annual Survivor Series, Tables Ladders and Chairs)
Cities to host PPV’s: 14 (Detroit, Seattle, Houston, Providence, RI, Chicago, New Orleans, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Montreal, Newark, NJ, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., San Antonio)
Leader in PPV main event appearances: 6 (Triple H)
PPV of the year: Summer Slam 2009
PPV match of the year: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels at Wrestle Mania 25.
No. of WWE Champions: 7 (Jeff Hardy, Edge, Triple H, Randy Orton-three, Batista, John Cena-twice, Sheamus)
No. of World Heavyweight Champions: 5 (John Cena-twice, Edge-twice, Jeff Hardy-twice, CM Punk-twice, The Undertaker)
No. of ECW Champions: 4 (Matt Hardy, Jack Swagger, Christian-twice, Tommy Dreamer)
No. of Intercontinental Champions: 7 (William Regal, CM Punk, John Bradshaw Layfield, Rey Mysterio-twice, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, Drew McIntyre)
No. of United States Champions: 4 (Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Kofi Kingston, The Miz)
No. of WWE and World Tag Team Champions: 5 (Carlito and Primo, John Morrison and The Miz, Edge and Chris Jericho, Chris Jericho and Big Show, Shawn Michaels and Triple H )
Below are the earlier parts of the project: