No Mercy started as a pay-per-view when it was first introduced as a UK exclusive event back in 1999 in the month of May which was held in Manchester, England. Later in the year, another No Mercy event took place.
This time it was held in the United States and it assumed the status of an annual WWE pay-per-view event in October for the following nine years, where it also coincidentally served as a Smackdown-only PPV for a period of 4 years (2003-2006) post the initial brand split.
After a hiatus of 8 years, No Mercy has regained its place in the WWE’s PPV calendar as a Smackdown Live exclusive event which is to be held on October 9th in Sacramento. Since the PPV is just around the corner, I take a look back at some of the best matches from the past No Mercy shows
#5 Matt and Jeff Hardy(The New Brood) vs Edge and Christian – No Mercy 1999 – Ladder match
Talk about a breakout performance for four guys at once! This match well and truly placed Matt, Jeff, Edge and Christian on the map. Both teams have been battling it out in a series of matches which came to head at this event in a ladder match where they competed to acquire the managerial services of Terri Runnels along with some cash
What ensued for the next almost 20 mins was a match full of crazy, insane, dare-devilish stunts and spots. Reminding fans yet again why these two incredible tag teams had such a great chemistry in a high-risk environment.
The Hardys were victorious but the ultimate winners were the fans. To nobody’s surprise, all four individuals got a standing ovation not only from the ‘boys in the back’ and the PPV audience but it carried on the following night on RAW.
As shown by them in the next couple of years, this was just the beginning of what was in store for us.