My 10 Favorite WWE Matches – #6

Previous Entries:
#10 – Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle, 60-Minute Iron Man WWE Championship Match (SmackDown!, 9/18/03)
#9 – Mankind vs. The Undertaker, Hell in a Cell Match (King of the Ring 1998)

#8 – Shane McMahon vs. Mr. McMahon, Street Fight (WrestleMania X-Seven)
#7 – The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family, Six-Man Tag Team Match (Elimination Chamber 2014)

Many say that this match was the absolute peak of tag team wrestling. They’re certainly not completely wrong in that regard, as it was also, in my mind, the absolute peak of ladder matches in WWE; after this, the bar would be raised so high that nobody could ever touch it. And it was a case where the sequel surpassed the original.

#6 – TLC II: The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian, WWF Tag Team Championship (WrestleMania X-Seven)

Tables and ladders and chairs, oh my. Bodies flying everywhere, tables being destroyed, bodies being broken, spears in mid-air, and immortalized memories for those with the benefit of flash photography. Honestly, it’s a bit unfair to compare the tag team division of 2001 to that of 2017, there was a LOT more to it back then than there could ever be today. This was their style, though – the Dudleys supplied the tables, E&C supplied the chairs, and the Hardys supplied the ladders, and when blended together, it becomes a magnificent car crash of epic proportions. And you can’t look away. It was the peak of the Atitude Era’s tag team division, and as far as ladder matches go, nothing has ever – and likely will NOT ever – come close to its level of greatness.


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