A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 8

Christian & Lance Storm
Vengeance (July 21, 2002 – Sept. 23, 2002)

Edge and Hollywood Hogan went into Vengeance as the World Tag Team Champions. Christian, Edge’s brother and former long-time tag team partner, paired up with Lance Storm to challenge for the titles. It appeared as though Hogan and Edge had things well in hand, but then Test came out and landed the a big boot on Edge. Edge was able to survive, but then Chris Jericho came out and nailed Edge with one of the belts, allowing Storm to get the pin. The World Tag Team Championship was Storm’s first and Christian’s eighth.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 7

Edge & Christian
WrestleMania X-Seven (April 1, 2001 – April 30, 2001)

The Dudleys had to defend their World Tag Team Championship against Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz at WrestleMania X-Seven in the three teams’ second Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. The three teams originally met in the first TLC match at SummerSlam 2000. They put on a classic then, and this was no different. In fact, the result was even the same. In the first TLC match Edge & Christian won to retain the titles, and this time they won to regain the titles. Rhyno provided some help for the seven-time World Tag Team Champions. The seventh title reign breaks their previous record of six for most times a team has been champion.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 6

Edge & Christian
Raw (March 19, 2001)

The Dudleys were originally scheduled to face the Hardy Boyz on an edition of RAW for the World Tag Team Championship. Edge & Christian had other ideas, though. They came out, claiming that the Dudleys were not at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, but that they would take their place in the title match. The Hardy Boyz accepted, and it would turn out to be a costly mistake. As the match wore on, Rhyno stormed the ring and hit Jeff Hardy with the Gore, allowing Edge to pick up the win. The win was also the team’s sixth World Tag Team Championship reign, which broke the New Age Outlaws previous record of five. The Dudleys showed up at the arena later, irate that they had missed their title shot. So, Commissioner William Regal ordered that Edge & Christian would have to defend the titles they had just won against the Dudleys later in the evening. The Dudleys came out on top, making this one of the shortest title reigns in WWE history.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 5

Edge & Christian
Smackdown (Dec. 21, 2000 – Jan. 21, 2001)

After losing the World Tag Team Championship to Undertaker & The Rock on RAW, Edge & Christian got a rematch on SmackDown! This time Kurt Angle was the special guest referee. Undertaker and The Rock dominated early on, but Angle refused to make any counts. His actions earned him a Rock Bottom and Earl Hebner ran down to ref the rest of the match. Hebner also became distracted later on, and during that time Angle hit an Angle Slam on The Rock, leading to a win for Edge & Christian. It was the team’s fifth title reign, which tied the record held by the New Age Outlaws.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 4

Edge & Christian
Armageddon (Dec. 10, 2000 – Dec. 18, 2000)

Edge & Christian won their fourth World Tag Team Championship at Armageddon in a Four Corner Match against Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather, The Dudleys and the Road Dogg & K-Kwik (R-Truth). In the end, Edge speared Bubba Ray Dudley for the pin and the win as the current champs at the time (Buchanan & Goodfather) didn’t even factor into the decision.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 3

Los Conquistadores (Edge & Christian)
No Mercy (Oct. 22, 2000 – Oct. 23, 2000)

After a Sept. 25 Ladder Match, Commissioner Mick Foley said that Edge & Christian wouldn’t get anymore shots at the Hardy Boyz’s World Tag Team Championship. So Edge & Christian beat the system by competing under masks as Los Conquistadores. Los Conquistadores got a title shot at No Mercy. It looked as if Matt Hardy had things in control, but instead of going for the pin, he went for the mask of one of Los Conquistadores. It proved to be his undoing as he was soon hit by an Unprettier and Edge & Christian (Los Conquistadores) had their third World Tag Team Championship.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 2

Edge & Christian
King of the Ring (June 25, 2000 – Sept. 24, 2000)

Edge & Christian as well as the Hardy Boyz and Test & Albert faced off against Too Cool for the World Tag Team Championship in a Four Corners Elimination Match at the King of the Ring. Jeff Hardy hit his Swanton Bomb on Test early on in the match to record the first elimination. Christian scored the next elimination when he pinned Matt Hardy after the Impaler. It looked as if Too Cool had everything under control, but the devious Christian was able to nail Grandmaster Sexay with one of the belts for the pin and their second title reign.

A History Of The Tag Team Champ – Part 1

As a treat in the count to Instant Classic’s second anniversary, I chose to take a special look back a the title wins in Christian’s career, well one set of titles in particular. As you can all guess, I decided to focus on his Tag Team Championship title wins, a set of championships that he has won on 9 occasions, with only 3 different people who are all Canadian…weird lol. Each day I’ll be writing a brief history of how Christian and his tag team partner, came to win the championship belts as well as share captures of the event, that you’ll be able to take a look at in the gallery. With that being said, let’s take a look at Christian’s first ever tag team title win!

Edge & Christian
WrestleMania 2000 (April 2, 2000 – May 29, 2000)

Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz challenged the Dudleys for the World Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 2000 in a Ladder Match. This wasn’t any ordinary Ladder Match, though. The match started with three ladders already in play and later saw several tables put into use. In one of the more brutal matches in WrestleMania history, Edge and Christian ultimately prevailed when Edge knocked Matt Hardy off a make-shift scaffold made out of the ladders, with a table placed over them and grabbed the belts for the win and duo’s first title reign.