WWE's Historical Match of the Week: TLC Tag Team Match at WrestleMania X-Seven
A couple of days ago, I was absolutely bored out of mind, and since nothing was on TV, I went on a search for my favorite WWE DVD ever.
After about an hour of ripping open boxes and making a huge mess, I found it. Sitting there beneath a pile of some of my old college textbooks was WWE: The Ladder Match.
Like a kid at Christmas, I instantly pulled out the second disc, which features arguably my favorite match of all time: The Hardyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge and Christian in a TLC Match at WrestleMania X-Seven.
I watched it for like the 25th time, and guess what? I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first 24 times I saw it.
If you’ve read any of my stuff, you know that I’m a sucker for both tag team wrestling and ladder matches, so for me, this is the best of both worlds.
Edge and Christian, the Hardyz and the Dudley Boyz were all involved in a number of classic matches with each other (mostly ladder ones) in the early 2000s, but this is the one that sticks out to me the most.
Some might call it a spot-fest, but do that if you please, because I enjoyed the hell out of all the insane spots that these three phenomenal tag teams pulled off in this match.
The one that sticks out the most is, of course, Edge hitting a maniacal spear onto Jeff Hardy as he hung onto the tag team titles that were suspended roughly 20 feet above the ring.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
We also saw Spike Dudley hit the Dudley Dog on Christian through that table on the outside of the ring, Rhyno push both Matt Hardy and Bubba Ray Dudley from a ladder inside the ring through two tables stacked up on another two tables on the outside and Jeff Hardy with a massive Swanton bomb onto Rhyno through a table on the outside.
You know how the crowd chants those two words anytime something awesome happens in a match?
Yeah, well, I was doing it throughout this bout, which undoubtedly was one of the craziest and most entertaining matches I’ve ever witnessed.
The things that all of the competitors were willing to put their body through was nothing short of amazing, and though I’m sure they all hurt like hell the next day, they delivered one of the best matches in WrestleMania history.
The video above only features the first part of the match, so watch the second part here.
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