One of the most prominent stories heading into 2001's WrestleMania X-7 was the affair Vince McMahon was having with Trish Stratus at the expense of his heavily-drugged wife, Linda.
The owner of WWE would flaunt his relationship while Linda sat motionless in a chair, staring out the window. The lights were on but no one is home and fans could not help but feel a great deal of sympathy for her.
Stephanie McMahon did not take kindly to her father's indiscretions and called him out on it several times. When she could not get through to him, she turned her attention to the little Canadian home-wrecker herself and one of the most entertaining feuds between two women in the history of WWE resulted.
At No Way Out in February, Stephanie would defeat Trish thanks in large part to interference from WWE Commissioner William Regal. Twenty-four hours later, Vince, Stephanie and Regal revealed their alliance to the world when they humiliated Trish in from of the entire world, dumping her (both literally and figuratively) by pouring a bucket full of slop all over her.
Desperate to get back in his good graces, Stratus demeaned herself for Vince, crawling around the ring on all-fours and barking like a dog before stripping down to her bra and panties at his order.
Add to that the fact that Shane McMahon had returned to avenge his mother's treatment by his father, going as far as to purchase WCW out from underneath Vince, and the Chairman of the Board was a very busy man in early 2001.
At WrestleMania X-7, during a street fight between Vince and Shane, both Trish Stratus and Linda McMahon would get revenge on their tormentor in the grandest way possible.
During the bout, Shane McMahon came off the top rope and crashed through the announce table after Stephanie pulled her father out of the way. Trish came to Vince's aid and feigned interest. Then, in a crowd-pleasing moment, she slapped the hell out of her billionaire boss and a brawl between she and Stephanie commenced. They fought up the ramp and to the back, the latest chapter in their rivalry underway.
The action in the ring continued with Vince assaulting referee Mick Foley and pummeling his son with trash cans. As he raised a third trash can over his head, Linda rose from her seat and the crowd erupted in one of the loudest ovations any fan will ever hear. A stunned Vince could only watch as Linda walked up to him and delivered a low blow.
Moments later, Shane would dive across the ring with a Van Terminator, kicking a trash can in his father's face with tremendous impact. The son would beat the father before celebrating the win with his mother, who now stood triumphant after months of humiliation at the hands of her husband.
Trish and Linda's revenge on Vince McMahon is the type of blow-off fans expect at WrestleMania. After a months-long storyline that saw the villain constantly come out on top, the good guys finally won and they did so on the biggest stage possible. A more-than-memorable moment.