MATCH : Dudley Boys v Edge & Christian v Hardy Boyz


EVENT : Wrestlemania 17

VENUE : Houston, Texas

DATE : 1st April 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match

BACKGROUND : The TLC match between The Dudley Boys, Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz is a rematch of their original TLC match at Summerslam. The idea of the TLC match is the same as a normal ladder match but was devised around these three teams due to the involvement of tables (signature weapon of Dudleys) and chairs (signature weapon of Edge & Christian). Neither of these three teams were strangers to the WWF World Tag Team Titles having held the titles around 13 times combined but it was currently the Dudley Boys who were wearing the straps. These three teams faced off at the previous years Wrestlemania in a ladder match which was excellent, they then faced again at Summerslam in the very first TLC match which was also how could they top both of those in this match??

MATCH REVIEW : Looking back at this match it is quite worrying what lengths these six men would go to just to entertain the fans and it is not surprising that over a decade later most these men have health problems. The inclusion of Lita, Spike Dudley & Rhyno in the match pretty much made it three teams of three but it added some extra chemistry and kept it fresh. To describe this match in words is very hard but certain phrases I would pick out are athletic, painful, awe- inspiring, insane and amazing! It was matches like this that proves why The Dudleys, Edge & Christian and The Hardyz were and still are three of the best tag teams in the whole of wrestling history!