For the first time in over eights years, No Mercy has returned to WWE’s stacked pay-per-view lineup to serve as a SmackDown Live exclusive event. This year's installment features a handful of blockbuster bouts including a WWE World Championship Triple Threat match and a Title vs. Career match for the Intercontinental Championship.
No Mercy was always one of WWE’s most anticipated events of the year during its original run from 1999 to 2008, often featuring the culmination of ruthless rivalries, chaotic championship changes, and most importantly, remarkable matchups.
Through the power of the WWE Network, you can now relive some of the greatest matches No Mercy had to offer, including these five underrated gems that don't often receive the credit they deserve.
#5 Chris Benoit vs. William Regal (2006)
Following his loss of the United States Championship at WrestleMania 22, Chris Benoit disappeared from WWE programming. It wasn't until that October's No Mercy pay-per-view that he finally resurfaced as the surprise opponent for William Regal.
The match was merely meant to be a short showcase for Benoit in his first bout back, but it turned into a mat classic between the two seasoned veterans. They had plenty of experience working against each other in WCW, so they already had that strong in-ring chemistry together.
Regal, despite not being too high up on the totem pole on SmackDown at that time, took the fight to Benoit. The intensely physical fight between the two saw The Rabid Wolverine ultimately emerge victorious.