Pay-per-views in WWE, since its inception, have served as the platform for highly anticipated and exciting feuds in the business of pro-wrestling.
Amidst the weekly dose of Monday Night RAW and Smackdown, which is now live on Tuesdays, the monthly events are slotted in for the fans to witness the high-profile battles between the company's big names.
Different eras of the WWE have hosted several memorable PPVs. Of course, with the exception of the big 4 (SummerSlam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania), the pay-per-view events have generally fluctuated over the years.
Brand split in the Ruthless Aggression Era saw PPVs being distributed between RAW and Smackdown.
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This was followed by discontinuation of some of the classic events in the PG era. Active or not, these specials served as platforms for some of the most intense clashes in WWE history. Based on their significance, we rank the top 10 WWE pay-per-views.
The inaugural event took place on December 12, 1999, at Florida where the main card involved Triple H against Vince Mcmahon in a No Holds Barred match. The former emerged as the winner courtesy of a betrayal from Vince's daughter Stephanie.
The brand name was later changed to Vengeance in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks but WWE retained the name in 2002. After the brand split, it was held under the RAW banner only in 2003 after which it became exclusive to Smackdown from 2004 to 2006. Later, it was available to all three brands including ECW before getting replaced by TLC in 2009.
The standout feud that elevated the PPV's reputation was the unforgettable six-man Hell in a Cell match for the WWE title where champion Kurt Angle defended the belt against The Rock, Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H and Rikishi amongst intrusions from the team of Vince Mcmahon, Pat Patterson and Gerald Briscoe.