The greatest Tables, Ladders and Chairs match in WWE history took place at the greatest pay-per-view event in company history, WrestleMania X-7.
Edge, Christian, the Dudleys and Hardys renewed their rivalry just in time for the Showcase of the Immortals and the second incarnation of the revolutionary TLC match they founded some eight months earlier.
The teams traded the tag titles leading into the show and, in this instance, Bubba Ray and D'Von were champions entering the match.
The closing of ECW introduced a few new elements to the match and enhanced the overall story tenfold.
Spike Dudley had joined his half-brothers in WWE and, shortly thereafter, former ECW heavyweight champion Rhyno made his debut, siding with longtime friends Edge and Christian.
With Lita always by the Hardys' side, the potential for outside interference and crowd-pleasing spots involving the three seconds was high.
The match, like the ones at SummerSlam and the previous year's WrestleMania, contained the same breathtaking spots but introduced a new one that became one of the most iconic snapshots in WrestleMania history.
With Jeff Hardy hanging from the ceiling via the ring, the steel cable supporting the tag team championships, Edge climbed a ladder and caught him with a spear, taking him down 20 feet to the ring. It was an outstanding moment that left the audience stunned.
The introduction of Lita, Spike and Rhyno earlier in the evening resulted in some outstanding spots, including Lita destroying Spike with a chair shot, ripping her shirt off and turning straight into a 3D from Bubba and D'Von.
Like their two previous high-profile matches had ended, Edge and Christian picked up the win and the titles, thanks in large part to Rhyno, who hoisted Christian up the ladder.
Despite the fact that the three teams once again did battle in the match just more than a month later, their bout at WrestleMania X-7 was very much the end of an era. By the time the following year's event rolled around, Edge and Christian were broken up and the tag team division was decimated.
TLC II was a perfect storm, a five-star classic that defined an era of tag team wrestling that may never be seen again. It was the culmination of a year-long story that saw three very different, ultra-talented teams grow together as performers and develop a chemistry with one another that left fans always wanting more.
The match built upon everything that had happened in the previous matches and added new elements to ensure it was different and unique.
It worked, resulting in the perfect Tables, Ladders and Chairs match that, for this writer's money, will never be equaled or surpassed.