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21 Years Since The Incredible TLC Match At WrestleMania X7

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21 Years Since The Incredible TLC Match At WrestleMania X7

21 years ago today, Edge landed an insane spear on Jeff Hardy from on top of a 20 foot ladder, during one of WWE's most iconic matches ever.

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WrestleMania X7 is still considered the greatest 'Mania' in WWE's history, and it churned out some of the best matches the company has ever seen.

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Whilst The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin headlined the show, it was a tag match earlier in the night between Edge and Christian, the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz that really stole the show.

The trio of tag teams had done similar a year before at WrestleMania 16 in a 'Triangle Ladder Match' and would then tear the house down at the first Tables, Ladders and Chairs tag match at SummerSlam 2000.

A few months later they brought TLC II to the Reliant Astrodome, Houston, Texas, for WrestleMania and once again created utter magic.

The Wrestlemania X-7 match had three extra moving parts, with each team having an extra member interfering in the match.

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The Hardys had the daring Lita, Edge and Christian were flanked by beast that was Rhyno, while little Spike Dudley did his best to aid the Dudley Boyz in their quest for the gold.

In front of a rabid Texan crowd that were with them all the way, all performers went above and beyond to create yet another special match for fans. - somehow managing to trump what they had done previously with ridiculous death-defying stunts and sequences.

And it was the final spot that everyone remembers 20 years on.

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Holding on to the tag team titles by the skin of his teeth, after Bubba Ray Dudley removed the ladder from under him, the younger Hardy, Jeff, was hit by an incredible spear from Edge, who'd climbed an adjacent 20 foot ladder.

Jim Ross lost his mind on commentary, as did the spectators in attendance, and it's one of the reasons 'Mania' has earned the name 'the showcase of the immortals' as it will remain in wrestling history forever.

Whilst it was Edge and Christian who ended up winning the match, as they had in the previous two editions of the match, it was Jeff who was the MVP of the match.

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Over two decades later he revealed he was still proud of his daredevil stunts. He told SPORTbible: "Now, in my older life, I'm like, 'Man, I can't do that now!' but back then it was so crazy-cool. No regrets, I love everything I've ever done and I'm going to achieve more before I pass away hopefully. No regrets.

"That Swanton Bomb to D-Von and Bubba Dudley in that first TLC match really hurt my back and my hands were bruised for like two weeks.

"But we heal. I'm lucky enough to heal so there's no serious injuries, which is amazing."

That same night also saw a crazy triple threat harcore match between Kane, the Big Show and Raven, the match between WWE chairman Vince McMahon and his son Shane and Stone Cold joining forces with Vince, but we'll always remember it for Shane's amazing spear.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: WWE, Wrestlemania

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