WWE.com: Edge & Christian To Induct The Dudley Boyz Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

The Dudley Boyz and Edge & Christian took part in some of the most extreme battles in WrestleMania history, pushing each other to the absolute limits of what they could do with tables, ladders and chairs. This WrestleMania, the mood when the two pairs are in the same building will be a little less intense.

The duo that reeks of awesomeness will have the honor of inducting Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley into the WWE Hall of Fame during the 2018 Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, from New Orleans, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

Edge & Christian and The Dudleys, along with The Hardy Boyz, were inextricably linked with each other during WWE’s Attitude Era, as they set new bars for what Superstars were willing to do in the chase for glory. Their Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000 left the WWE Universe in awe, as the competitors risked their bodies in pursuit of the World Tag Team Championship. The teams topped themselves one year later at WrestleMania X-Seven in the bout they became known for: Tables, Ladders and Chairs. After the demolition derby of a match, they somehow survived, emerging from underneath mangled steel and splintered tables, having created a legacy that Superstars are still trying to top today.

In New Orleans, though, Edge & Christian will get to share stories about their rivals from inside the ring and out in their inimitable fashion when The Dudley Boyz take their place in sports-entertainment history.

What will Edge & Christian have to say about The Dudley Boyz? Find out during the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, streaming live on WWE Network Friday, April 6, at 8 ET/5 PT.

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans are available now.




WWE.com: 20 Most Epic Entrances Of All Time

#20. Gangrel / The Brood / The New Brood

Vampires are pretty scary on their own, right? But Gangrel took everything about the vampire lifestyle and cranked it up.

As his eerie gothic music started up, the arena turned a gory shade of red and a ring of fire formed on the stage. Soon, the mysterious Gangrel rose up from the flames.

In some sort of mystic ceremony, he stood at the top of the ring steps, spitting out a viscous red liquid into the WWE Universe, dribbling some onto his white shirt.

If that’s not enough to make someone think twice about agreeing to the match, then what is?




WWE.com: The 33 Best WrestleMania Matches Of All Time

#32. Money in the Bank Ladder Match (WrestleMania 21)

Location: Los Angeles
Date: April 3, 2005
Time: 20:08

Why it’s great: These days, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is an institution. At WrestleMania 21, it was a demolition derby experiment, one that included a flying Shelton Benjamin and concluded with Edge claiming the first-ever Money in the Bank contract.

Jericho invented that: According to Chris Jericho’s book “Undisputed,” the original concept for this match was a “Hollywood Dream Ladder Match” where the winner would have any wish fulfilled. When that idea was nixed, Jericho himself came up with the first iteration of the contract as it exists today.

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WWE.com: Edge & Christian Launch Podcast With Universal Champion Goldberg As Their First Guest

E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness launched its inaugural episode in the wee hours of the morning, and to ensure that Edge & Christian’s maiden voyage on the podcast sea was, well, awesome, the duo wrangled WCW icon and reigning Universal Champion Goldberg as its first guest.

“I mean, obviously, there’s no one hotter at the moment,” Christian told WWE.com. “Goldberg’s come back after being away for so many years and kind of taken the company by storm again. He’s Universal Champion, and he’s ended all of his matches quickly and emphatically. It’s cool that he’s brought that intensity back and hasn’t lost a step. He’s not getting paid by the hour — he’s getting in, he’s getting out.”

Christian is, of course, well-acquainted with that Goldberg intensity, having battled the behemoth 14 years ago during his initial WWE run.

“We’ve crossed paths here and there very briefly, but this was the first time I’d had a real conversation with him … and probably one of the only times I’d talked to him since he almost Speared my spine out of my body, which people still send to me to this day as a Twitter GIF,” Captain Charisma said with a laugh. “We also talked about that — he gets that GIF sent to him a lot, too.”

Fortunately for the podcast-listening world, Christian and his longtime friend and tag team partner — another master of the Spear — could put aside that past unpleasantness to pick Goldberg’s brain before his anticipated Universal Championship title defense against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, The Ultimate Thrill Ride.

“It was nice to catch up with him, get some insight into how his body is feeling now that he’s a little bit older, what it’s been like after his comeback and how he’s been navigating the waters after being away for so long,” Christian said. “Brock is an animal, but to have somebody that can match him size-wise, strength-wise and explosiveness-wise is a pretty big thing. It’s gonna be interesting. And hearing how amped up and pumped up and how seriously he’s taking it, I’m looking forward to a great show. Not just their match, but overall. I think WrestleMania is going to deliver like it always does.”

To subscribe to E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness and to hear Edge & Christian’s in-depth interview with Goldberg, head over to iTunes.




WWE.com: Edge & Christian Reveal Launch Of Their New Podcast

Their iconic “Five-Second Pose” isn’t exactly suited for audio, but rest assured, Edge & Christian will have plenty of irreverent lunacy in their arsenal when they launch E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness on Friday, March 24.

After teasing a new collaboration earlier this week, The Rated-R Superstar and Captain Charisma broke the news on Twitter.

Given the insanity the seven-time World Tag Team Champions brought to the first season of “The Edge & Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness” — available on-demand exclusively on WWE Network — Edgeheads and Peeps alike won’t want to miss any of the iconic tandem’s weekly auditory insanity.

To subscribe to E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, head over to iTunes.






WWE.com: The Top 25 Summerslam Matches Of All Time, Ranked

#5. Edge & Christian vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz — World Tag Team Championship Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match (2000)

SummerSlam has always been groundbreaking, but its most original match may have been the very first TLC bout in 2000, which blended Edge & Christian’s chair assaults, The Dudley Boyz’s table onslaught and The Hardys’ high-flying ladder excellence into a whirlwind of fast-paced hysteria.

The three-way bedlam that followed proved to be the ultimate thrill ride that did much more than allow Edge & Christian to retain their World Tag Team Championship gold. It would serve as the benchmark for one of the squared circle’s most unique specialty matches in countless contests to come – and a WWE institution that would one day become the namesake for a pay-per-view. — MICHAEL BURDICK




WWE.com: The 10 Best Matches To Not Make ‘WWE: 100 Greatest Matches’

Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz — World Tag Team Championship Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match (SummerSlam 2000)

The very first Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match at SummerSlam 2000 set the standard for every TLC Match to live up to. Hearts just about stopped when Edge & Christian sent a ladder-climbing Bubba Ray Dudley crashing through a stack of tables outside the ring. Millions cried in agony when Edge Speared an interfering Lita. And when E&C finally felled a dangling Jeff Hardy with a ladder to retrieve the titles, standing ovations mingled with sighs of relief. As for the WrestleMania X-Seven follow-up? No doubt it deserves a page in “WWE: 100 Greatest Matches,” but that match doesn’t happen without a precedent to surpass. — KEVIN POWERS




WWE.com: 25 Greatest Matches In WrestleMania History

#22. Money in the Bank Ladder Match — WrestleMania 21

Ladder Matches on The Grandest Stage of Them All tend to be great — no surprise there’s a bevy of them on this list — so the inaugural Money in the Bank Ladder Match, with its novel, game changing stipulation and can’t miss lineup of topflight athletes, Evel Knievels and a real-life monster, was bound to be excellent.

The second bout at WrestleMania 21 played out like a Michael Bay trailer with exploding robots replaced by guys like Christian and Kane. Fifteen minutes of gratuitous carnage led to Edge coming out on top — setting in motion what would become a defining run as a villain — but it was Shelton Benjamin who stole the show (and defied physics) by running up a diagonal ladder to deliver a diving clothesline to Jericho. This was the sports-entertainment equivalent of a Hollywood summer blockbuster. No wonder it spawned so many sequels. — RYAN MURPHY

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WWE.com: The New Day Courts Controversy On ‘The Cutting Edge Peep Show’

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CLEVELAND – Hilarity and hostility were on full display when The New Day joined Edge and Christian on the set of “The Cutting Edge Peep Show” during WWE Fastlane 2016. The two groups traded pointed barbs and amusing insults until Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods veered into putting down The League of Nations, which prompted the four Superstars to emerge from backstage.

A couple of the more memorable taunts during the show included Big E proclaiming “Out with the old, that’s you [Edge and Christian], and in with The New Day” as well as The Rated-R Superstar telling the reigning WWE Tag Team Champions he had “never seen so much chocolate act so vanilla.”

After several minutes of the verbal smackdown, The League of Nations joined the fray. With all nine men in the ring, tempers began to boil over until both The New Day and Edge and Christian eventually exited up the ramp, where both groups lobbed a few choice put-downs at, in the words of Edge, “The International House of Dumbasses.” The insults may be over, but the animosity between New Day and The League of Nations is certainly no laughing matter.




WWE.com: The New Day To Appear On ‘The Cutting Edge Peep Show’

Whether you reek of awesomeness or proudly raise the unicorn horn, WWE Fastlane has you covered this Sunday when Edge & Christian welcome WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day as guests on “The Cutting Edge Peep Show.”

The outspoken WWE Tag Team Champions crossed paths with Edge & Christian, one of the most audacious and decorated teams in WWE history, last September on Raw. The end result was a memorable, if brief, musical showdown between Xavier Woods’ trombone and Christian’s kazoo. Might the WWE Universe be in store for an encore battle this Sunday?

Watch the absurdity unfold at WWE Fastlane, live this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT on WWE Network. Then stay tuned to watch the series debut of The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness, immediately following WWE Fastlane.




WWE: The 10 Best TLC Matches In WWE History

#5. Edge & Christian vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardyz (SummerSlam 2000)

The inaugural Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match was initially reserved strictly for tag team competition. As the first bout of its kind, the concept was more than well-suited to the three duos battling it out at The Biggest Party of the Summer. At this point in time, The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz and Edge & Christian were the three premier tag teams in sports-entertainment. The high-flying abilities of Matt & Jeff Hardy made ladders their forte, D-Von & Bubba Ray Dudley’s use of tables was their trademark, and Edge & Christian weren’t shy about offering their opponents a solid Con-Chair-To.

And with that, the TLC Match was born, the World Tag Team Championship was at stake and the three fearless duos changed sports-entertainment forever. Never before — even in the Dudleys’ former extreme stomping ground — had such a chaotic contest taken place. Ladders tipped over, sending already-chair-battered bodies crashing inside and outside the squared circle. When all was said and done, the WWE Universe’s collective breath was gone, and champions Edge & Christian retained the titles. Though The Rock faced Triple H and Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship later that August evening, the history-rattling TLC Match stole the show.


#1. Edge & Christian vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardyz (WrestleMania X-Seven)

In the weeks leading up to April 1, 2001, The Dudley Boyz were World Tag Team Champions, with archrivals The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian hot on their tail. After the trio’s high-risk battle at SummerSlam 2000, the only way the three teams could truly settle the score was to meet in a second TLC Match … this time on The Grandest Stage of Them All, which emanated from Houston’s Astrodome.

There could be no possible way for the three daring duos to top their innovative performances in the inaugural TLC Match, right? Not so fast — the second TLC Match is widely regarded by the WWE Universe as the best ever. The stakes were the same, but the stage was much bigger — which, of course, meant more tables and chairs, and much taller ladders.

The second TLC Match surpassed the original in terms of the sheer bedlam that ensued. Jeff Hardy created an unforgettable WrestleMania moment when he hit Rhyno and Spike Dudley — interfering on behalf of Edge & Christian and The Dudley Boyz, respectively — with a diving Swanton Bomb through two tables off a 16-foot-high ladder.

Amazingly, that incredible moment was overshadowed a short time later by Edge. As the battle raged above the squared circle, Jeff Hardy dangled from the hook securing the World Tag Team Titles. The Rated-R Superstar quickly ascended a ladder and Speared Hardy to the mat below. The unbelievable maneuver not only forever defined the TLC Match, but also ultimately helped Edge & Christian recapture the championships.




WWE.com: The 50 Greatest WWE Entrance Themes Ever

#36. Christian — “At Last”

Christian learned early that he would need to make a big statement if he ever hoped to step out of the shadow of Edge. After cutting ties with his longtime friend in 2001, he introduced an entrance theme to define him as a singular Superstar. To hammer home the point, the Canadian competitor employed a choir in his signature song to proclaim, “At last, you’re on your own!”

The tune shifts suddenly to heavy metal riffs, reminding the WWE Universe to take Christian seriously. Yet, the song leaves a haunting final impression when a maniacal opera singer screams, “Il mondo è mio!” — an Italian credo that translates to “The world is mine!” and fit Christian perfectly. — MATTHEW ARTUS


#9. The Brood — “Blood”

With their affinity for pirate shirts and a stylized entrance that saw the trio rise up through a ring of fire as if they’d just taken an elevator from hell, Edge, Christian and Gangrel brought a gothic cool to WWE at a time when Hot Topic stores still seemed kinda dangerous. But it was the trio’s theme — with its lurching church organ and moaning wah-wah guitars — that pulled the whole thing together. Stalking to the ring in time with the music, the creeping Brood in red-stained clothing nearly convinced audiences that “Blood” was the last thing they’d ever hear. — RYAN MURPHY






WWE.com: 6 Most Decorated Tag Teams In WWE History

#4. (tied): Edge & Christian (7-time titleholders)

For those with the benefit of flash photography, picture this: Only two pairs of partners can boast about having achieved seven World Tag Team Championship reigns in WWE. And the first twosome to do it just happens to hail from Toronto, Canada.

Edge & Christian solely plied their trade in the competitive confines of WWE, which means everybody in the WWE Universe got a good look as the Canuck competitors transformed themselves from Gangrel’s lackeys into one of the greatest tag teams of all time. They went through everybody to win the World Tag Team Titles, from longtime rivals like The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz, to lethal combinations like The Rock & The Undertaker.

Moreover, their victory in the Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match at WrestleMania X-Seven made them the first WWE duo to earn seven separate reigns in WWE as World Tag Team Champions.




WWE.com: 10 Superstars Who Had Multiple Matches In The Same Night

Christian — Over The Limit 2012

It had been a long road since Christian when Captain Charisma made his special event return at Over the Limit 2012. And though the former World Heavyweight Champion didn’t exactly get “One More Match” for WWE’s biggest prize, he did get two matches in one night — and a title to boot. In Christian’s first rumble of the evening, he won a Battle Royal to earn either an opportunity at Cody Rhodes’ Intercontinental Championship or Santino Marella’s U.S. Title. Given his villainous bona fides at the time, Christian was expected to put the boots to The Italian Stallion, so imagine everyone’s surprise when he set his eyes on The Prince instead, ultimately winning the pearly-white title when all was said and done.




WWE.com: Watch Edge and Christian On The September 7th Edition Of The Stone Cold Podcast

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin will interview Edge and Christian on the next edition of the Stone Cold Podcast, live on the award-winning WWE Network, Monday, Sept. 7, immediately following Raw. What will be said when The Texas Rattlesnake sits down with The Rated-R Superstar and Captain Charisma for a no-holds-barred interview? Watch a brand-new episode of the Stone Cold Podcast to find out!

In past Stone Cold Podcast episodes with Mr. McMahon, Triple H, Paul Heyman and Paige, the show’s outspoken host has pulled no punches with his guests, asking the hard-hitting questions. What topics will Austin bring up in this anything-goes interview?

The seven-time WWE Tag Team Champions and lifelong friends had no shortage of memorable moments during their run atop the tag team ranks, including their involvement in some of WWE’s most absurd and hilarious moments. Don’t miss two of WWE’s most entertaining Superstars in a can’t-miss interview, live on WWE Network.