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1998-2011

1998

January 5, 1998
WCW @ Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (26,773; 23,058 paid)

Debut at the venue
Monday Nitro:
WCW US Champion Dallas Page defeated Chris Jericho
Bill Goldberg defeated Stevie Ray
John Nord defeated the Barbarian
Juventud Guerrera defeated Psychosis
WCW TV Champion Booker T defeated Prince Iaukea
Ray Traylor, Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Scott Norton, Buff Bagwell, & Konnan
Rick Martel defeated Brad Armstrong
Perry Saturn & Scotty Riggs defeated Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael
Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage
Dark match after the show: Sting & Lex Luger defeated Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage

July 6, 1998
WCW @ Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (41,412)
Monday Nitro:

WCW TV Champion Booker T pinned Dean Malenko after WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho interfered
Raven defeated Kanyon via disqualification
Scott Putski defeated Scotty Riggs
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated the Ultimo Dragon via disqualification
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Johnny Swinger
Public Enemy defeated Alex Wright & Disco Inferno via disqualification
WCW US Champion Bill Goldberg pinned Scott Hall; due to pre-match stipulations, Goldberg earned a world title shot later in the show
Juventud Guerrera defeated Psychosis
The Giant defeated Jim Duggan
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Neidhart
Lex Luger & WCW Tag Team Champion Sting defeated Kidman & Sick Boy
WCW US Champion Bill Goldberg pinned WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan to win the title with the spear and Jackhammer at 8:11 after Hogan became distracted by Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone at ringside, with Malone hitting the Diamond Cutter on Curt Hennig who had come ringside moments earlier

1999

January 4, 1999
WCW @ Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (38,809; 34,788 paid)
Monday Nitro:

Hugh Morrus (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Glacier
Booker T pinned Emory Hale
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Norman Smiley
Chris Benoit defeated Horace Hogan
chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) defeated Perry Saturn via disqualification
Psychosis & Juventud Guerrera defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr.
Konnan defeated WCW TV Champion Scott Steiner (w/ Buff Bagwell) via disqualification
Bam Bam Bigelow fought Wrath to a double count-out
Diamond Dallas Page pinned Brian Adams (w/ Vincent)
Hulk Hogan (w/ WCW TV Champion Scott Steiner) (sub. for Bill Goldberg) pinned WCW World Champion Kevin Nash (w/ Scott Hall) to win the title at 1:41 after pushing him with his finger; following the match, Goldberg returned to the arena and went after Hogan; Hogan, Steiner, Buff Bagwell, and Nash then attacked Goldberg; moments later, Lex Luger came out and attacked Goldberg as well

July 5, 1999
WCW @ Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (25,338; 19,456 paid)

Last show at the venue
Monday Nitro:
Juventud Guerrera fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest
WCW TV Champion Rick Steiner defeated Vampiro
Jerry Flynn defeated Ernest Miller via disqualification in a kickboxing contest
Van Hammer defeated Lodi
Konnan & WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Lord Steven Regal & Fit Finlay via disqualification
WCW US Champion David Flair defeated Buff Bagwell
Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Diamond Dallas Page, Kanyon, & Bam Bam Bigelow
WCW World Champion Kevin Nash defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification

October 11, 1999
WWF @ Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (33,375)

Debut at the venue
Joey Abs (w/ the Mean Street Posse) defeated Kurt Angle
Papi Chulo pinned Taka Michinoku
Jakked:

Gangrel (w/ Edge & Christian) pinned Shawn Stasiak
The Dudley Boyz defeated Mideon & Viscera when Viscera was pinned
Prince Albert pinned Stevie Richards
Raw is War:
Billy Gunn (w/ the Road Dogg) pinned Crash Holly (w/ Hardcore Holly) with the Fameasser after 48 seconds; after the match, Hardcore knocked out both Outlaws with Crash’s scale
WWF Women’s Champion Ivory defeated Mae Young via disqualification in a non-title match when the Fabulous Moolah interfered
Edge & Christian fought Matt & Jeff Hardy to a double count-out at 4:45when all four men began brawling on the floor; this was the 3rd match in the TIT Invitational
X-Pac pinned Farooq (w/ Bradshaw) at 3:21 by reversing the Dominator into the X-Factor; after the match, Kane made the save against the Acolytes which upset X-Pac since he said he didn’t want any help
The Headbangers defeated Chris Jericho & Curtis Hughes at 3:27 when Hughes was pinned after Jericho walked out of the match
The Godfather pinned Mark Henry in a Ho Jack match (lumberjack with hoes surrounding the ring) at 1:24 with the Ho Train and a roll up
The Big Show defeated the Big Bossman via disqualification at the 37 second mark when Bossman used his nightstick as a weapon; after the match, Al Snow attempted to make the save but was also beaten down
Steve Austin & Jim Ross fought WWF World Champion Triple H & Chyna to a no contest when Austin and Triple H brawled into the crowd, Jeff Jarrett knocked Chyna out with a toaster, took her backstage in a laundry bin, and pushed it off a ledge, and Austin pummeled Triple H at the concession stand
The Rock & Mankind fought Val Venis & Davey Boy Smith to a no contest when Mankind chased Venis backstage and the Rock hit the Rock Bottom on Smith onto dog crap

2000

February 21, 2000
WWF @ Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (27,464; announced at 28,614)

Barry Buchanon defeated Rukkus
Jakked:
Essa Rios (w/ Lita) pinned Joey Abs (w/ the Mean Street Posse) at 3:55 with a moonsault
Albert pinned Mideon with a bicycle kick at 3:04
The Headbangers defeated Tracey Smothers & Rick Michaels at 1:45 when Michaels was pinned following the Stage Dive
Sho Funaki pinned David Young at 4:28 with a tornado DDT
Raw is War - included an opening in-ring segment with DX which was quickly interrupted by the Rock; after Triple H mentioned there were several members of DX and just one Rock, Cactus Jack came out to join the Rock on the stage, with Kane & Paul Bearer doing the same moments later; Cactus then said he wanted a 6-man tag for later in the night, leading to an in-ring brawl between Rock, Cactus, & Kane against DX; the Big Show soon followed with a steel chair and laid out Kane and the Rock and allowed Triple H to hit the Pedigree on Cactus; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA featuring Mick Foley, Farooq, the Hardy Boyz, Chyna, and Chris Jericho:
WWF European Champion Kurt Angle & Davey Boy Smith defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho & Chyna at 2:48 when Angle pinned Jericho with the Olympic Slam after hitting him with the IC belt as Smith, the illegal man, was caught in the Walls of Jericho
Too Cool defeated Al Snow & Steve Blackman when Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Blackman at 3:11 with a roll up off the ropes, knocking Snow off the apron, into a bridge; during the bout, Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn, and Dean Malenko were shown watching the match backstage
Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn defeated the Godfather & D-Lo Brown at 3:39 when Saturn, the illegal man, pinned D-Lo with an elbow drop off the top
Edge, Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Dudley Boyz & WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg at 8:18 when Jeff pinned Gunn with the Swanton after Gunn sustained a chairshot to the head from Bubba Ray as tensions flared between all four teams
The Acolytes & Mark Henry defeated Crash & Hardcore Holly & Viscera at 3:17 when Farooq pinned Crash with one hand following a spike powerbomb; after the match, Mae Young came out and began stomping Crash until Hardcore knocked her down and Viscera followed with a splash; moments later, Mae was taken backstage on a stretcher and transported to a medical facility
Chris Benoit pinned Test at 2:28 with a back suplex and the diving headbutt after Eddie Guerrero came ringside and hit Test from behind with a wrench; during the bout, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn were shown watching the match backstage
Rikishi pinned Eddie Guerrero at the 22-second mark with the Bonzai Drop in a No DQ match after hitting Guerrero over the head with Rikishi's own crutches; after the bout, Too Cool came out to help Rikishi clear the ring of Perry Saturn, Chris Benoit, and Dean Malenko, with Rikishi eventually hitting the Rikishi Driver on Saturn; Guerrero wore a sling on his arm after injuring it several weeks prior and Rikishi came out to the ring on crutches after the Radicalz assaulted him on Smackdown!; after clearing the ring, Rikishi & Too Cool danced in the ring
Tazz defeated the Big Bossman via disqualification at 1:26 when Bossman grabbed his nightstick and used it to beat Tazz off him as the Tazzmission was applied; after the bout, Albert came out to help in double teaming Tazz, eventually hitting a fireman's carry into a swinging neckbreaker
WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon), the Big Show, & X-Pac (w/ Tori) defeated the Rock, Cactus Jack, & Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) at 10:54 when Triple H pinned Cactus after hitting him with a fire extinguisher inside the ring; after the bout, all six men brawled on the floor near the entrance ramp until Cactus chased Triple H and Stephanie onto the DX Express, with Cactus driving a steel rod through the windowsheild before the bus drove off

2011

April 3, 2011
WrestleMania 27 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (61,617; announced at 71,617)

The Great Khali won a battle royal by last eliminating WWE US Champion Sheamus; the bout was originally Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan in a lumberjack match but Teddy Long appeared after all the lumberjacks began fighting on the floor and made it a battle royal
Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening in-ring promo by guest host the Rock in which he noted he was back in Atlanta, riled up the crowd, alluded to John Cena being backstage trying to figure out what Fruity Pebbles T-shirt to wear; included Michael Cole, Josh Matthews, & Jerry Lawler on commentary until the Lawler-Cole match, with Jim Ross & Lawler finishing out the show from there; featured a backstage segment with Snoop Dogg and Teddy Long in which Snoop said he was looking for more talent to go on tour with him; auditions followed: William Regal came out and did a rap, Great Khali & Beth Phoenix sang 'Summer Lovin' from Grease, Zack Ryder sang Rebecca Black's 'Friday' until Roddy Piper came up behind him and knocked him out with a coconut; moments later, Yoshi Tatsu sang Queen's 'We Will Rock You' while Chris Masters flexed his pecs in tune; finally, Hornswoggle came out, with Long noting Hornswoggle couldn't speak; after Snoop and Long left, Hornswoggle did a rap while Brie & Nikki Bella danced in the background; included a backstage segment with Rock and WWE Divas Champion Eve in which they talked about WrestleMania, with Rock saying he would make an unforgettable moment with the next person to walk behind him; when Rock turned around, he found Mae Young; Mae then said she was looking for the People's Strudle; moments later, Eve escorted Mae to her seat, with Rock then coming face to face with Steve Austin and the two shaking hands; featured a backstage segment with the Rock and Gene Okerlund in which Rock said Cena's biggest fan was supposed to be backstage to confront him, with Pee Wee Herman then appearing; Rock then made fun of anyone who would want to be on the 'Fruit Loop Troop,' even bringing out Okerlund dressed up in Cena merchandise; Pee Wee eventually said he wanted to be on Team Bring It and the two bumping fists; included Howard Finkel introducing the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame inductees to the entrance stage - Abdullah the Butcher, Sunny, the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering, Drew Carey, Bob Armstrong, and Jim Duggan, with Shawn Michaels coming out last to his entrance music:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Christian) pinned Alberto Del Rio (w/ Brodus Clay) at 11:09 with the spear, shortly after Christian hit a tornado DDT on the floor on an interfering Clay; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Edge approached Del Rio's Rolls Royce parked at the entrance stage, eventually stomping it until Christian brought tire irons for the both of them; Edge then smashed the windows and scratched the car before standing on the hood and holding up the title belt
Cody Rhodes pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with Crossroads at 12:00 after hitting him with Mysterio's own leg brace behind the referee's back as Mysterio attempted a dive to the floor; Mysterio dressed as Capt. America for the match; late in the bout, after Rhodes took off Mysterio's knee brace, Mysterio took off Rhodes' face mask and put it on himself to use as a weapon (Rhodes' first appearance with new music and Titantron)
Kofi Kingston (mystery partner, sub. an injured for Vladimir Kozlov), Kane, the Big Show, & Santino Marella defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel at 1:35 when Show pinned Slater with the punch to the face after Santino hit the Cobra on Slater
Randy Orton pinned CM Punk at 14:40 with the RKO as Punk attempted a springboard clothesline off the top, moments after Punk avoided a regular RKO inside the ring; Orton's right knee was heavily taped for the bout
Michael Cole (w/ Jack Swagger) defeated Jerry Lawler via reverse decision at 13:45; during his ring entrance, Cole cut a promo on Lawler before saying Ross would go back to making bad BBQ sauce after the show, Lawler would be humiliated, and Austin would raise his hand in victory; Jim Ross, Booker, & Josh Matthews provided commentary for the bout; Austin drove ringside in a four-wheeler; Lawler originally won the match via submission with the ankle lock; moments later, guest referee Steve Austin and Lawler celebrated with beers until Booker T came into the ring and did the Spinarooni; Austin then gave Booker a beer before dropping him with the Stunner; the Raw GM then sent an e-mail, which Matthews read that stated Austin overstepped his role in becoming physical with Cole, thus Cole was the winner; as Cole and Swagger celebrated at the entrance stage, Lawler grabbed Matthews, who read the e-mail, and threw him into the ring where Austin dropped him with the Stunner; Austin then drove up the ramp in his four-wheeler, with Lawler joining Ross on commentary
The Undertaker defeated Triple H via submission
John Morrison, Trish Stratus, & Snooki defeated Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool, & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) when Snooki pinned McCool with a handspring splash in the corner and a splash
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned John Cena in a No DQ, no time-limit bout after the Rock dropped the champion with the Rock Bottom; the match originally ended as a double count-out after Cena tackled Miz into the crowd but Rock came out moments later and ordered the match to restart under the new stipulations