MATCH : Chris Benoit/Chris Jericho v The Dudley Boyz v Edge & Christian v The Hardy Boyz

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Smackdown Event

VENUE : Anaheim, California

DATE : 24th May 2001

STIPULATION : Tables, ladders & Chairs Match

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE Tag Team Titles


BACKGROUND : This match is usually referred to as TLC III as it was only the third Tables, Ladders and Chairs match in history. It featured the three original tag teams from the previous matches - Edge & Christian, The Dudley Boyz and The Hardys but this time the match also featured the team of Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho who were the current WWE Tag Team Champions. How would this match compare to the previous two matches? Would the additional team make the match even better or water it down?

MATCH REVIEW : Behind Brock Lesner v Kurt Angle in an Iron Man match this is the best Smackdown match of all time! I would put this match on an even par with the original TLC matches and found it to be just as exciting with lots of innovative spots. The addition of Benoit and Jericho was a stroke of genius as these two made the match something very special. The attempted diving headbutt from Benoit off a ladder onto a table was a particular highlight! A great match that is often forgotten about due to it not being on Pay Per View and given away for free on Smackdown.