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Unforgiven (2008)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/92/Wweunforgiven2008poster.jpg/200px-Wweunforgiven2008poster.jpg Promotional poster featuring Jesse Dern

Theme song(s) "Rock Out" by Motorhead
Promotion International Wrestling Entertainment
Date September 7, 2008
Attendance 8,707
Venue Quicken Loans Arena
City Cleveland, Ohio
Pay-per-view chronology
SummerSlam (2008) Unforgiven (2008) No Mercy (2008)
Unforgiven chronology
Unforgiven (2007) Unforgiven (2008) Final


Unforgiven (2008) was a professional wrestling pay-per-veiw (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on September 7, 2008 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the 11th and final annual Unforgiven event, starring wrestlers from the Meltdown, Fusion and XCW Brands

Seven professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the event's card, which featured a supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The three brands, Meltdown, Fusion and XCW, were all represented by their respective Championship Scramble Match – a 20 minute time limit bout, during which participants can become the temporary champion via pinfall or submsission. The main event of the pay-per-view was the Championship Scramble from the Raw brand. It was originally scheduled to feature World Heavyweight Champion Justin Eldirdge defending his title; he was replaced by Kris McGowan after Kevin McAlmond attacked Justin Eldridge. McGowan won the match and became World Heavyweight Champion. The Championship Scramble from the XCW brand featured XCW Champion Steven Larson defending, losing the match and title to Matt Hooper. The Fusion brand's Championship Scramble saw IWE Champion Triple K defeat the other competitors to retain his championship. Another featured match on the undercard was an unsanctioned match, or hardcore match, in which Ryan Barnhart defeated Kris McGowan.

The event marked the first time the Championship Scramble format was used by IWE. The event had an attendance of 9,500. The event received 211,000 pay-per-view buys, more than the previous year's event. When the event was released on DVD, it reached a peak position of second on Billboard's DVD sales chart.


The event featured seven professional wrestling matches with outcomes predetermined by IWE script writers. The matches featured wrestlers portraying their characters in planned storylines that took place before, during and after the event. All wrestlers were from one of the IWE's brands – Fusion, Meltdown or XCW – the three storyline divisions in which IWE assigned its employees. The event also marked the first time that the Championship Scramble format was used by the IWE.


Preliminary Matches[]

Main Event Matches[]


Unforgiven (2008) Results[]

# Results Stipulations
Dark Justin Hensen defeated Joe Linderman Singles match
1 Matt Hooper defeated Steven Larson (c), Joe Smith, Josh Nuss and Dan Hooper Championship Scramble for the XCW Championship
2 Mark Semmler and Kyle Johnson (c) defeated Cryme Tyme (Luke Maleski and Peter Damrow) Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship
3 Ryan Barnhart defeated Kris McGowan Unsanctioned Match
4 Triple K (c) defeated Josh Hooper, Junior Remeriz, The Brian Woods and Mikhail Schmalzried Championship Scramble for the IWE Championship
5 Amanda Johnson (c) defeated Riley Singles Match for the IWE Divas Championship
6 Kris McGowan defeated Jesse Dern, John "Bradshaw" Goff, Scott Wright and Chris LeGreca Championship Scramble for the IWE Championship

XCW Championship Scramble Interim Champions[]

Number Wrestler Entered Pinned Methond
1 Josh Nuss 3 Matt Hooper Frog Splash
2 Matt Hooper 1 Josh Nuss Side Effect
3 Steve Larson 4 Josh Nuss

World's Strongest Slam

4 Dan Hooper 5 Matt Hooper Celtic Slam
Winner Matt Hooper 1 Joe Smith Twist of Fate

WWE Championship Scramble Interim Champions[]

Number Wrestler Entered Pinned Methond
1 Josh Hooper 1 The Brian Woods Powerbomb
2 The Brian Woods 3 Josh Hooper The Woods
3 Triple K 5 The Brian Woods Pedigree
4 Josh Hooper 1 Mikhail Schmalzried Twist of Fait
5 Triple K 5 The Brian Woods Pedigree
6 Josh Hooper 1 The Brian Woods Swanton Bomb
Winner Triple K 6 Mikhail Schmalzried Pedigree

World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Interim Champio[]

# Wrestler Entered Pinned Methond
1 Chris LeGreca 3 John Goff Chokeslam
2 Jesse Dern 1 Chris LeGreca Spinebuster
Winner Kris McGowan 5 Chris LeGreca Covered Chris after Jesse's Spinebuster