|Bragging Rights (2009)|
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cc/Bragging_Rights_%282009%29.jpg/200px-Bragging_Rights_%282009%29.jpg Promotional poster featuring various IWE Superstars
|Theme song(s)||"Step Up (I'm On It)" by Maylene & The Sons of Disaster|
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||October 25, 2009|
|Bragging Rights chronology|
Bragging Rights (2009)
Bragging Rights (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on October 25, 2009 at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the final pay-per-view to take place at the Mellon Arena. It was the first Bragging Rights event and featured talent from the Meltdown and Fusion brands. Five matches were featured on the card.
The concept of the show was based around a series of interpromotional matches for "bragging rights" between wrestlers from the Meltdown and Fusion brands, with a Bragging Rights trophy awarded to the show that won the most matches out of the series. The matches included Meltdown's United States Champion Joe Smith defeating Fusion's Intercontinental Champion Joe Linderman, Fusion's team of Amanda Johnson, Chandra Denney and Shannon defeating Meltdown's team of Denise, Katie Barnhart and Lauren Ireland, and Fusion's team of Kris McGowan, Chris LeGreca, B-Truth, Matt Hooper, Danlay, Tyson Booth and David Heart Aldrich defeating Meltdown's team of Triple K, Ryan Barnhart, The Big Marc, Mark Semmler, Charlie Wilson, Jose Serrano and Steven Larson. The Fusion brand won the Bragging Rights trophy with two wins to one.
The show also contained two world championship matches including the main event where Dustin Simpson defeated Kevin McAlmond in an Anything Goes Iron Man match to win the IWE Championship, and Martin McAlmond defeating Justin Eldridge, Scott Wright and Jesse Dern in a Fatal Four-Way match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
The pay-per-view drew 181,000 buys, and is up from the 153,000 buys Cyber Sunday 2008 got.
The event was generally well received by critics, with positive comments on the opening bout between Joe Linderman and Joe Smith, and mostly on the Iron Man match main event. The Sun, in a positive review, praised the Iron Man Match and the Fatal 4 Way Match, but criticized the tag team Bragging Rights equalizer as confusing, and causing many of the competitors to become lost in the action. They awarded the event a positive 7 out of 10.
Bragging Rights (2009) Results
|Dark||Jared Hunt (c) defeated Paul||Singles match for the XCW Championship|
|1||Joe Smith defeated Joe Linderman||Interbrand Singles match|
|2||Fusion Divas (Amanda Johnson, Chandra Denney and Shannon) defeated Meltdown Divas (Denise Lynn, Katie Barnhart and Lauren Ireland)||Interbrand Six-Diva tag team match|
|3||Martin McAlmond (c) defeated Scott Wright, Jesse Dern and Justin Eldridge||Fatal 4-Way natch for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|4||Team Fusion (Kris McGowan, Chris LeGreca, B-Truth, Matt Hooper, Danlay and The Heart Dynasty) defeated Team Meltdown (D-Generation X (Triple K and Ryan Barnhart), The Big Marc, Mark Semmler, Charlie Wilson, Jose Serrano and Steven Larson)||14-Man Interbrand tag team match|
|5||Dustin Simpson defeated Kevin McAlmond (c) 6-5||60-Minute Anything Goes Iron Man Match for the IWE Championship|