WrestleMania’s 5 greatest rematches

Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (WrestleMania X-Seven)

When one thinks of revolutionary tandems from any period in WWE history, three teams that always pop up are Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz. No, it’s not because names ending with “z” were all the rage at the turn of the millennium and it has nothing to do with our secret desire to rock one of Christian’s mesh tanktops. Rather, these three risk-taking duos truly changed the landscape of tag team competition during The Attitude Era, giving the WWE Universe back-to-back instant classics at WrestleMania 2000 and WrestleMania X-Seven.

In a hellacious Triangle Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000, emanating from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif., Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley’s World Tag Team Championships dangled precariously from the rafters, taunting all involved to risk it all for one of WWE’s most coveted prizes. Although it was Edge & Christian who would ultimately capture the titles that night, all six competitors were lauded for their bravery following what collectively became known as one of the most awe-inspiring matches of all time.

But how would these ring warriors top such a table-smashing, ladder-bending and gravity-defying triple threat encounter? That answer came at WrestleMania X-Seven, when Edge & Christian, the Hardys and the Dudleys collided in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match — a stipulation the sextet introduced mere months earlier at SummerSlam. 

Amid the chaos, Spike Dudley, Lita and Rhyno joined the fray, with Spike helping his bespectacled brothers, Lita giving the Hardys the assist and The Man Beast from Detroit working on behalf of Edge & Christian. In the end, it was Rhyno who would help Christian ensnare the titles hanging over the ring and earn his team their second straight WrestleMania victory. Although the circumstances of Edge & Christian’s victory became a heated topic for debate in the weeks that followed, none could argue that Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz had truly proven their worth on The Grandest Stage of Them All. (MORE ON EDGE | MORE ON CHRISTIANMORE ON JEFF HARDY)