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No Way Out was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event, produced every February by the professional wrestling promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The event was created in 1998, with its inaugural event produced as an In Your House event in February of that year. The event in 2000 was rebranded as an annual PPV event for WWE. To coincide with the brand extension, the event was made exclusive to the SmackDown brand in 2004. In 2007, to follow the format of WrestleMania, all PPV events became tri-branded. The supposed final event was held in 2009, with Elimination Chamber replacing No Way Out in 2010 until the event's return in 2012.

During its time, the event had been held in two countries: the United States and Canada. It had been held in eight U.S. states and one Canadian province, where every event has been held in an indoor arena. Each event featured talent from WWE competing in various professional wrestling match types. Seven championship matches have taken place in the main event during its run.

Professional wrestling is a non-competitive professional sport, where matches are prearranged by the promotion's writing staff, and is also considered an athletic performing art, containing strong elements of catch wrestling, mock combat, and theatre. Each PPV event features several professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that build tension and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.

No Way Out dates and venues[]

Event Date City Venue
In Your House 20: No Way Out of Texas February 15, 1998 Houston, Texas Compaq Center
No Way Out 2000 February 27, 2000 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
No Way Out 2001 February 25, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
No Way Out 2002 February 17, 2002 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
No Way Out 2003 February 23, 2003 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
No Way Out 2004 February 15, 2004 Daly City, California Cow Palace
No Way Out 2005 February 20, 2005 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mellon Arena
No Way Out 2006 February 19, 2006 Baltimore, Maryland 1st Mariner Arena
No Way Out 2007 February 18, 2007 Los Angeles, California Staples Center
No Way Out 2008 February 17, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
No Way Out 2009 February 15, 2009 Seattle, Washington KeyArena
No Way Out 2012 June 17, 2012 East Rutherford, New Jersey IZOD Center

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