December to Dismember (2006)
December to Dismember was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. It took place on December 3, 2006, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. The event had an attendance of 4,800 and received about 90,000 pay- per-view buys. The show was scheduled to be held again in 2007, but the show was canceled after all pay-Per-view events became tri-branded.
About December to Dismember (2006) in brief
December to Dismember was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. It took place on December 3, 2006, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. The main attraction on the event card was an Extreme Elimination Chamber match for the ECW World Championship. The event had an attendance of 4,800 and received about 90,000 pay- per-view buys. It was the lowest buyrate in WWE history until the introduction of the WWE Network in 2014. The show was scheduled to be held again in 2007, but the show was canceled after all pay-Per-view events became tri-branded, which meant that there would be events with the entire roster on two consecutive weeks. The buildup for the event began in the middle of October and was planned by WWE’s script writers. Despite it being an ECW brand pay- Per-view, wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown! brands also worked on the pay-PER-view. The name of the event was derived from the original Extreme Championship Wrestling event held in 1995, which took place in the same city as the December to Dismembers pay- PER-view today. The match featured wrestlers fighting in a ring surrounded by a steel structure of chain and girders. It featured defending champion Big Show, Bobby Lashley, Rob Van Dam, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk and Test.
The featured bout on the undercard was a tag team bout between The Hardys and MNM, in which Thehardys were victorious. The final episode of ECW on Sci Fi broadcast, one of WWE’s primary television programs, aired on October 24, 2006. This was the onlyECW brand exclusive pay-ar-view WWE produced before the decision was made to have all three brands featured on future pay-en-views. The next week, WWE concentrated more on advertising the Survivor Series pay-p-view that aired one week prior to December To Dismember. On the final ECW episode, Van Dam defeated Big Show for the second consecutive time. Per the stipulation, if Van Dam were to defeat Big Show again, in a ladder match, he could then choose a time to face the Big Show. Van Dam chose to have his title shot at the December to Dismember pay-per view. In the Extreme Elimination Chamber match, Van Dam won the match and cemented his place in the ECW championship division. On December To D Dismember, he, along with team members Sabu, John Cena and Lashley defeated the team of Big Show and John Cena, Kane, Umaga, Finlay and Montel Vontavious Porter in a 5-5-5 tag team match at the Survivor Series. On December To-Dismemember, Van Dam and Holly began gaining momentum into the final match, which occurred on the final episode of ECW.