As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s No Mercy Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. WWE brought back No Mercy after an 8 year absence, as a Smackdown Exclusive PPV. To see the entire 10 year history of No Mercy, visit the No Mercy History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.
Since there hasn’t been a No Mercy in 8 years, most of the roster have never competed at a No Mercy event. The only current roster members that have competed at No Mercy that are on the Raw brand are: The Big Show, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, Kane, Brian Kendrick, & Primo. The rest, John Cena, Randy Orton, & The Miz are on the Smackdown brand and are competing at this year’s event. Everyone else will be making their No Mercy PPV debuts. If Orton VS Wyatt is the opening match, then it will be Orton’s 1st opener since 2007.
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: DEAN AMBROSE VS JOHN CENA VS WWE WORLD CHAMPION AJ STYLES
This will be the 19th World Championship Match (counting all World Championships, including WCW & ECW), at No Mercy & 1st since 2008. There has been 4 WWE/World Title Changes at a No Mercy, with the last taking place in 2007. This will be the 2nd Triple Threat Match at No Mercy & the 1st since 2001. This will be John Cena’s 3rd No Mercy & 1st since 2004. He has never competed in a World Title, Triple Threat, or a Main Event at a No Mercy. This will be Ambrose & Styles’ No Mercy debut.
Dean Ambrose (0-0-0)
This will be Ambrose’s No Mercy debut
John Cena (1-1-0)
- Lost to Kurt Angle (10/19/03)
- Defeated Booker T in Match 5 of a Best of 5 Series to win the Undisputed WWE United States Championship (10/3/04)
AJ Styles (0-0-0)
This will be Styles’ No Mercy debut
CAREER VS TITLE WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: DOLPH ZIGGLER VS WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ
This will be the 4th Intercontinental Championship Match at No Mercy, with the last defense taking place in 2002. The Intercontinental Title has changed all 3 times it has been defended. This will be Miz’s 2nd No Mercy, but 1st on Pay-Per-View & 1st Intercontinental Title Match. This will be Ziggler’s No Mercy debut.
Dolph Ziggler (0-0-0)
This will be Ziggler’s No Mercy debut
The Miz (0-1-0)
- With John Morrison lost to WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo in a Non-Title Dark Match prior to the PPV (10/5/08)
WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS RHYNO & HEATH SLATER VS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO)
This will be the 8th Tag Team Championship Match at No Mercy (counting all forms of the Tag Team Titles, including WCW). The Tag Team Titles have changed hands twice with the last title changing hands in 2002. This is Rhyno, Slater, & The Usos’ No Mercy debut. The Usos join their father Rikishi, as the 3rd father/child to compete at No Mercy after Vince & Stephanie McMahon and Bob & Randy Orton.
This will be Rhyno’s No Mercy debut
Heath Slater (0-0-0)
This will be Slater’s No Mercy debut
Jey Uso (0-0-0)
This will be Jey Uso’s No Mercy debut
Jimmy Uso (0-0-0)
This will be Jimmy Uso’s No Mercy debut
WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION BECKY LYNCH VS ALEXA BLISS
This will be the 5th Women’s Championship Match at No Mercy & 1st since 2008. The Women’s Title has changed hands twice, with the last title change taking place in 2007. This will be Lynch & Bliss’ No Mercy debut.
Becky Lynch (0-0-0)
This will be Lynch’s No Mercy debut
Alexa Bliss (0-0-0)
This will be Bliss’ No Mercy debut
RANDY ORTON VS BRAY WYATT
This will be Orton’s 4th match at No Mercy, but 3rd No Mercy event, & 1st since 2007. This will be the 1st time that he is competing in a regular one-on-one non-title match. This will be Wyatt’s No Mercy debut.
Randy Orton (2-1-0)
- With Bob Orton as The Ortons defeated The Undertaker in a 2-on-1 Handicap Casket Match (10/9/05)
- Lost the WWE Championship to Triple H (10/7/07)
- Defeated WWE Champion Triple H in a Last Man Standing Match to win the title (10/7/07)
Bray Wyatt (0-0-0)
This will be Wyatt’s No Mercy debut
NIKKI BELLA VS CARMELLA
This will be the 1st No Mercy since 2002 to have 2 Women’s Matches. This will be both Bella & Carmella’s No Mercy debut.
Nikki Bella (0-0-0)
This will be Bella’s No Mercy debut
This will be Carmella’s No Mercy debut
KICKOFF SHOW MATCH: JACK SWAGGER VS BARON CORBIN
This will be the 10th Dark/Heat/Kickoff Match at No Mercy & 1st since 2008. This will be both Swagger & Corbin’s No Mercy debut.
Jack Swagger (0-0-0)
This will be Swagger’s No Mercy debut
Baron Corbin (0-0-0)
This will be Corbin’s No Mercy debut
CURT HAWKINS’ DEBUT
This will be Hawkins’ No Mercy debut.