Best Wrestling Events Held In Albany
Albany has been very historic to the art of professional wrestling. Here are some of my favorite moments to go down in our city.
There have been so many great and memorable moments to happen here. The beer truck incident from the Monday Night Raw just prior to Wrestlemania 15 in 1999. That was in Albany. It was actually a Decresente Coors Light truck spraying the booze.
How about the night the first ever Money in the Bank briefcase was cashed in by Edge. New Years Revolution in 2006. A cold January night following a 40 minute Elimination Chamber match that saw John Cena win. Edge came out and claimed his first every WWE Championship.
That however wasn't the only historic night for Edge in Albany. Edge also debuted in 1998 on Raw right here in Albany. He also retired on Smackdown in 2011 forfeiting the World Heavyweight Championship in Albany.
Another night that cannot be forgotten is the 1992 Royal Rumble. The first wrestling event to my knowledge to be held at the then Knickerbacker Arena now the TU. That night was memorable for a few reasons. The first time a WWE Championship was on the line in a rumble match. Also the match Ric Flair set records in said match and won it to become champion. That same night saw Rowdy Roddy Piper win his only WWE singles title when he defeated The Mountie for the Intercontinental Championship.
We were also witness in 2003 to the return of Hulk Hogan. A night I was witness to. At the time I was 11 years old and had fifth row seats. When I heard the music of Jimi Hendrix blast through the arena it was amazing. Everyone would not stop cheering for the Hulkster. Cool night there.
Less than one year prior the first ever brand split happened and the first raw post split was in the then Pepsi Arena. A night that saw the second appearance of Brock Lesnar. Also saw the return of the late Eddie Guerrero. But that's not all. Steve Austin was on hand with Undertaker, Triple H, Big Show, NWO and even Mr Perfect Curt Hennig.
I am positive I am leaving many amazing moments out of this, what was your favorite Albany wrestling moment?