In addition to its commercial success, the event has received universal acclaim from critics and fans, and is often regarded as the best WrestleMania of all time, and by many considered the greatest professional wrestling pay-per-view ever produced. Check out a retro live blog for the WWF "WrestleMania 17" pay-per-view event that took place on Sun., April 1, 2001, in Houston, Texas and featured Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. … The big occasion, described by some as the greatest ‘Mania of all time – WrestleMania 17 – had over 60,000 wrestling fans who made their way to the … Shane would return the favor on the June 11 edition of RAW with an assist from The Undertaker. In the speech, Vince announced that the signing was not final and that he wanted Ted Turner to come to WrestleMania to hand-deliver the contract for signing. The following night on Raw is War, Austin and The Rock faced each other in a rematch held in steel cage which Triple H entered the cage and teased a fight with Austin before turning on The Rock. WrestleMania 2 was a bad show and so was 9 and WrestleMania 11 was also nothing remotely special. It consisted of WCW wrestlers "invading" the WWF's televised shows in an attempt to "take over" the WWF. The Undertaker once again won the match to extend his WrestleMania winning streak to 20–0. Everything’s bigger in Texas, including WrestleMania. And that's OK. Not every match has to be an absolute showstopper. Shane mocked him while declaring the return of WCW, and he got an Angle slam for his efforts. The final contest of the night was the WWF Championship match between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, which had a surprise no disqualification stipulation added just before the superstars were introduced. ... the incredible “My Way” video highlighting their feud is shown. After an early bit of offense from Ivory, Chyna performed a Chynabomb and looked to have the pinfall, but picked Ivory up after the 2-count. The song was released on January 6, 2001. After Rock reached the ropes to force a break, Austin applied the Million Dollar Dream, a submission hold best known from his former gimmick, The Ringmaster. From Benoit/Angle, to TLC 2, to the main event, everything got its proper time and delivered exactly what WrestleMania promises.  The next night Austin and Triple H lost the tag team titles to Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit; during the course of the match Triple H tore his quadriceps tendon and would miss the remainder of the year, leaving Austin to feud with the tag team champions alone. The announcers for the show were Jim Ross and Paul Heyman, who had replaced Jerry Lawler. As a result, Austin would hold The Rock and McMahon responsible if any harm came to her. John Powell of Canadian Online Explorer's professional wrestling section rated the event a perfect 10 out of 10 stars, with the main event between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin in a No Disqualification Match for the WWF Championship rated 9 out of 10 stars. Shortly after Armageddon, secretly to Vince's delight, it was revealed Linda was rushed to hospital suffering with a nervous breakdown. With Spike (who had just taken a chair shot to the head from Lita) and Rhyno (who had already been dispatched by Jeff Hardy) both laying on two tables outside the ring, Jeff Hardy set up a huge ladder beside them and performed a Swanton Bomb onto them through the tables with most of his body landing on Spike, taking him out of the match.  It was the first of WWF's original four pay-per-views, which includes Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, dubbed the "Big Four". 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Kota Ibushi, ‘Switchblade’ Jay White Story is Timeless, Wrestling Headlines 2020 End of Year Awards Results, Can’t Knock The Hustle: Wrestling’s 30 Under 30 List (WWE, AEW, NXT, New Japan, and more), Mitchell, Disco Inferno Commentaries on Brodie Lee Were Completely Tone Deaf, Doctor’s Orders: The Top 10 Wrestlers of 2020. Shane McMahon's next feud would involve Kurt Angle as he would crash Angle's Olympic Gold Medal Ceremony reenactment on the May 21st edition of RAW. I still get goosebumps. Cole wrote: “ The first time I saw this video, … Take this quiz to find out. EVENT RESULTS [Sunday Night Heat] X-Factor (X-Pac & Justin Credible) defeat Steve Blackman & Grandmaster Sexay; I was going to segue to WrestleMania XIX, and compare the starpower (arguably better), match quality (better), and main-event magic (debatable depending on preference), but darn it I decided to write about the intangibles. With this, Austin turned heel.  The feud came to a climax at Judgment Day when Austin defeated Undertaker to retain the WWF Championship while Kane defeated Triple H for the Intercontinental Championship. Austin soon ran in to save her and knocked Angle out of the ring.  During his entrance for a Hardcore Championship match against The Big Show, Triple H ambushed Undertaker. As I mentioned already, for the first time since WrestleMania 8, a stadium was selected. Twelve matches were contested at the event, including one broadcast exclusively on Sunday Night Heat. After Jericho managed to grab a ring rope to break the hold, he retaliated with numerous chops before throwing Regal into the exposed turnbuckle and finishing him off with a Lionsault to retain the Intercontinental Championship. NXT Champion Adam Cole recently retweeted a video of the ‘My Way’ promo from WrestleMania 17, which featured The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin ahead of their main event match for the (then) WWF Championship. The "My Way" song by Limp Bizkit started playing as they showed the huge crowd. Raven tried to escape by driving off in a golf cart, but Big Show stopped him and caused him to crash. Adam Cole Talks Importance of ‘My Way’ Hype Package from WrestleMania 17. It took place on April 1, 2001 at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Triple H", http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/smackdown01.htm, The Official Website of WrestleMania X-Seven, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WrestleMania_X-Seven&oldid=999505779, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 14:58. On March 23, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. purchased the assets of their longtime rival promotion, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from AOL Time Warner. Shane explained his actions on the following episode of SmackDown! They would break up on the September 3, 2001, edition of RAW following Christian's loss to The Rock in a WCW title match. Theme Song "My Way" by Limp Bizkit Main Event The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin Arena in Videogame WWE 2K16, WWE 2K14, WWE WrestleMania X8, WWF SmackDown! The show ended with the new champion and the chairman shaking hands and sharing beers. 4:45. Lita was taken out of the match when Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley performed a 3-D on her. WrestlingHeadlines.com is your daily source for pro wrestling news headlines. He then promised that with the purchase he was going to bury his rival forever. With Vince prone in the corner, Shane placed a garbage can in front of Vince's face and hit a Coast-to-Coast dropkick, pinning his father to win the match. He would lose to Edge thanks to interference from Shane. The match started with mat wrestling between the two but Angle soon punched Benoit out of frustration and threw him out of the ring, so he could throw him into the broadcast table and the steel steps. Respective associates of each tag team, Spike Dudley for the Dudley Boyz, Rhyno for Edge and Christian, and Lita for the Hardy Boyz, interfered during the match. Home » News » WWE News, WWE Rumors and Spoilers » Adam Cole Talks Importance of ‘My Way’ Hype Package from WrestleMania 17. The Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWF Tag Team Championship between The Hardy Boys, Edge and Christian and The Dudley Boyz was also placed #5 on IGN's list of Top 20 Matches in WrestleMania History and noted that the match included "some of the most memorable bumps wrestling fans have ever witnessed. I now own WCW! This allowed The Rock time off to begin filming The Scorpion King. Big Show tried to lock himself, Raven and the referee in a security cage but Kane broke the padlock and afterward threw Raven through a glass window. Before The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin fought for the WWE Championship in the main event, a promo package played to hype up their legendary feud and the build up to the match. WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and presented by Snickers Cruncher. ", The event was met with universal acclaim from fans and critics alike. As referee Foley tried to wheel Linda out to safety, Vince hit him with a steel chair, and then pulled Linda into the ring to make her watch as he beat down Shane with a garbage can. WrestleMania 17 Limp Bizkit - MY WAY. During the match, Regal exposed one of the top turnbuckles to throw Jericho's shoulder into it before giving him a double underhook superplex. -Things finish with “My Way” being played over the recap package, and it’s as epic as the show that preceded it. Actually, it's nearly everybody's favorite WrestleMania of all time. Stone Cold Steve Austin earned his opportunity to compete for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania X-Seven by winning the 2001 Royal Rumble match when he last eliminated Kane, while The Rock became the first ever six-time WWF Champion when he defeated Kurt Angle at No Way Out. Despite giving her own demands for a divorce shortly after WrestleMania, Linda would eventually reconcile with Vince in the wake of the Alliance's threat to the WWF. During the match, Test went over the top rope but got his foot caught between the top two ropes, forcing the referee and Guerrero to have to untangle him. The main event was a No Disqualification match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock for the WWF Championship. Whenever people talk about the greatest Wrestlemania matches of all time, nobody in history has ever mentioned Test vs. Eddie Guerrero for the European title at Wrestlemania 17. Not as good as the “My Way” video package from two years earlier, but still very good. Photo @tjrwrestling.com Tomorrow, join me when we finish up the Austin-Rock trilogy retrospective with a look at WrestleMania 19. At the Royal Rumble, Chyna (kayfabe) injured her neck during a match with Ivory, causing her to lose the match and fail to capture the Women's Championship. However, early in the show, Austin was run down by a car with a mystery driver, forcing him out of the main event. And by the way, this show IS the official (in my view that is, lol) ending of the Attitude Era, and with Austin and Vince shaking hands after the main event, that confirms it right there. Just days before WrestleMania 17 beamed live to the world from Houston’s Astrodome, WWE played a promo for WrestleMania and its main event on Raw. The Rock and Stone Cold's famous WrestleMania 17 promo song features on the list. On the following episode of SmackDown!, Undertaker tried to break into the limousine of Triple H and his wife, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, on arrival but ended up being arrested by the police. , The ninth match was a gimmick battle royal, involving nineteen WWF alumni famous for their outlandish gimmicks. As of Jan 10 21. More importantly, we've reached the best WrestleMania of all time. WH Radio WWE NXT Review, Jan. 14th, 2021 – IMPACT Stars Makes NXT Debut! The song was nominated for a Kerrang! After defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Three Stages of Hell match at No Way Out, Triple H felt that he deserved to be in the WrestleMania main event having defeated everyone in the WWF, including The Rock and Austin. It was solid but not spectacular. The other two matches were the Semifinals and Final of the King of the Ring tournament which Angle was the defending champion. That night Austin was scheduled to face WWE Champion HHH and The Rock in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Angle was celebrating the return of his Gold Medal from Chris Benoit which he won back the previous night at Judgment Day. ! For the first time in nine years, we're greeted to a sea of WWF's faithful as the grand stage returned to a stadium. Later in the match, Triple H tried to pin Undertaker after hitting him in the head with a sledgehammer while in the Last Ride position but only gained a two-count. Old School Wrestling Classics. Before the event aired live on pay-per-view, a Sunday Night Heat match was aired with Steve Blackman and Grand Master Sexay squaring off against X-Factor members X-Pac and Justin Credible. It is the longest-running professional wrestling event in history and is held annually between mid-March to mid-April. The main match on the Raw brand was an Elimination Chamber match to … More than twice I’ve started an article expecting it to go one way and then have it go in a completely different way. Austin is back and won the Royal Rumble, with Rock winning the WWF Title the next month to set up the showdown of showdowns.  Austin attacked him with the steel chair, hitting him sixteen times, before pinning him and becoming the new WWF Champion. The following match saw Chyna challenge the Women's Champion Ivory. "My Way" is the fourth single off American nu metal band Limp Bizkit's third studio album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. Wrestlemania 17 is the only WWE show I have ever seen that did not have one bad match on the card. The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion would also be involved with Stephanie as its new owner, merging WCW and ECW into The Alliance. His way brought WCW to its knees and made wrestling mainstream, after all. WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth yearly WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view made by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Whenever people talk about the greatest Wrestlemania matches of all time, nobody in history has ever mentioned Test vs. Eddie Guerrero for the European title at Wrestlemania 17. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.  During their feud, Austin's wife Debra, who was trying to get back into managing, was ordered by WWF chairman, Vince McMahon, to be The Rock's manager against her wishes as well as both Rock and Austin's. Formerly Lords of Pain (LOP), we have been publishing WWE news and rumors since 1998! Benoit eventually succeeded in forcing Angle to tap out to the Crippler Crossface but the referee was knocked down and didn't see it. Another major feud that was built up in the lead to WrestleMania was the one involving Vince McMahon and his son Shane McMahon. On the March 29 episode of SmackDown!, Debra was relieved from her managerial role by Mr. McMahon after failing to prevent a brawl between Rock and Austin.  WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth WrestleMania event. WrestleMania is considered World Wrestling Federation's (WWF, now WWE) flagship event, having first been held in 1985. I do not believe what we heard. Winner: The Undertaker in 18:17 My favorite of their three WrestleMania matches, ... the incredible “My Way” video highlighting their feud is shown. Stone Cold The Rock My Way Promo Wrestlemania X Seven Wwf Old. , The fourth match was the European Championship match between Test and Eddie Guerrero. Shane laid Vince on said table and performed a diving elbow drop off the top rope but his sister, Stephanie, pulled Vince out of the way, causing Shane to crash through it. In fact, ... (though I could have lived w/o hearing Limp Bizkit's "My Way" every 10 seconds). 23:37. That was until WrestleMania X-Seven, which spelled the beginning of the end for RTC, who lost the six-man tag match to Tazz and the APA, and the Women’s Title to Chyna in the same night. The secondary feud leading into the event pitted The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) against Triple H and The Big Show. Despite his attempts Foley was given full support by Linda McMahon, Vince's wife and the WWF's CEO. Due to the acquisition of WCW, Vince's feud with Shane would later spiral into The Invasion storyline that dominated the WWF in the latter half of the year. Reply Next story Wrestlemania #17: Is This The Best PPV Ever? Austin and Triple H decided to challenge Undertaker and Kane for their newly won titles, but due to some wrangling by Linda McMahon the match between the teams signed for Backlash forced the two to put up their singles titles against the tag team titles in a "winner-take-all" match. Houston, Texas would be the host city for WrestleMania 17. As a result, Kane requested a match against Triple H later that night but lost when The Big Show interfered on behalf of Triple H. In retaliation, Kane interfered in The Big Show's Hardcore Championship match against Raven on Raw is War, helping Raven pin Big Show to become the new Hardcore Champion. Near the end of the match, Benoit tried to pin Angle after a diving headbutt but was met with a two-count. For WrestleMania X7, Limp Bizkit’s “My Way” provided a goosebump-inducing soundtrack to one of the most dramatic and exciting events in wrestling history. It was the tenth event under the No Way Out name and featured talent from Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brand divisions.. @steveaustinBSR @TheRock“, The first time I saw this video, I went from being a fan to “I need to be a professional wrestler.” Still gives me goosebumps. With nine straight WrestleManias in arenas, seeing a crowd of 60,000 plus is truly refreshing and frankly, just right. And by the way, this show IS the official (in my view that is, lol) ending of the Attitude Era, and with Austin and Vince shaking hands after the main event, that confirms it right there. And that's OK. Not every match has to be an absolute showstopper. It took place on February 17, 2008, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first WrestleMania of the 21st Century. WH Radio WWE RAW Review, Jan. 12th, 2021 – Alexa Bliss Fireballs Randy Orton?! , The third match was the triple threat hardcore match between Raven, Kane and The Big Show for the Hardcore Championship. Rock was a heel. Either way this PPV does not deserve to be rated as a bottom three WrestleMania by any fan. WCW did in the past, how it kicked your ass in the past, "WrestleMania X-Seven Sets Revenue, Attendance Records", "WrestleMania 29 press conference brings WWE to Radio City Music Hall", "WrestleMania is Super Bowl of sports entertainment", "WWE Entertainment, Inc. Acquires WCW from Turner Broadcasting", "Undertaker's WrestleMania legacy – Undertaker vs. Back in the ring, both men tried to submit their opponent using the other's signature hold with Benoit using the ankle lock on Angle, and Angle using the Crippler Crossface on Benoit. The U.K. General Election Makes For A Perfect WrestleMania Hype Video WWE The Rock and Steve Austin faced off three times at WrestleMania: 1999 (15), 2001 (17) and 2003 (19). For Stone Cold Steve Austin, the first significant moment in the build to WrestleMania 17 took place at Survivor Series 1999. Kane ran in and saved the Undertaker from a further attack but was met with his own ambush by The Big Show. Answering many questions while asking many new ones, like "why, Austin, why?!" Jericho attempted the Walls of Jericho submission hold but had it reversed into a Regal Stretch. The first time I saw this video, I went from being a fan to “I need to be a professional wrestler.” Still gives me goosebumps. April 1, 2001 – “My Way” wasn’t just the theme for WrestleMania X-Seven, though. With Austin on the shelf, Th… Wrestlemania X7 17 Limp Bizkit Austin Rock hype preview My Way With Linda in a coma-like state, Vince started to have a public affair with Trish Stratus. The single “My Way” was chosen to be the theme. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for WWF: Wrestlemania X-Seven [VHS] at Amazon.com. After Rock attacked McMahon, he was given a Stunner by Austin for a near fall. i reckon My Way - Limpbizkit WrestleMania 17 2001. i like Famous by Puddle Of Mudd it was One Night Stand 2007 edit: also bout the tlc matches i have only seen two i'm gonna go with Kane & The Hurricane defeated Chris Jericho & Christian, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and Spike) and Rob Van Dam & Jeff Hardy to retain the World Tag Team Championship (Hurricane was attacked backstage or … Foley then chose the match between Vince and Shane, which was designated a street fight. The greatest event in WWE history, period. The seventh match was the street fight between Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon with Mick Foley as the special guest referee. At No Way Out, Stephanie and Trish squared off, with Stephanie scoring the victory after a run-in by William Regal. However, Linda stood up and low-blowed Vince, allowing Foley to recover and attack him. In case you weren’t aware, it’s WrestleMania season. NXT Champion Adam Cole recently retweeted a video of the ‘My Way’ promo from WrestleMania 17, which featured The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin ahead of their main event match for the (then) WWF Championship. Later on, referee Mike Chioda accidentally had Triple H catapulted into him and was then attacked by Undertaker due to his dissatisfaction over a two-count. Keeping to his word, he immediately gave The Rock a Stone Cold Stunner as punishment. Bubba Ray and Matt Hardy climbed the same ladder but Rhyno tipped the ladder over, sending Bubba Ray and Matt through four stacked tables at ringside and taking them out of the match. The event was the first WrestleMania held in the state of Texas. On the edition of April 5, 2001, of SmackDown!, Triple H challenged Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho for his title and after interference from Commissioner William Regal and his wife Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley defeated Jericho to win his third Intercontinental Championship.  With it, the purchase brought in an extra twist to the storyline. On the February 26 episode of Raw is War, however, during a match that placed Vince and Trish against Stephanie and William Regal, Stratus was turned on by the other participants in the match and had sewage dumped over her. WrestleMania 17 Edits * The opening Limp Bizkit theme was "My Way or the Highway" and it has been replaced by "Adrenaline Rush". During the match, the two brawled inside and outside of the ring, with both men bleeding after hitting each other with the ring bell. The Rock - Wrestlemania 17, Still the Greatest Hype Promo In Wrestling History However, the contract reads Shane McMahon. During the match, the three wrestlers fought their way out of the ring and through the crowd into the backstage area. 47:27. Very little to complain about, a fantastic show. Shane dominated his father during the earlier part of the match by attacking him with various weapons such as a kendo stick and monitors from the Spanish broadcast table. Average score for this quiz is 11 / 15.Difficulty: Average.Played 1,467 times. I would say that WrestleMania 15 still deserves to be a bottom 3 Mania but not Mania 16. The two would eventually meet in a streetfight at King of the Ring, which was the third of three matches for Kurt Angle on the night. With Stephanie held at ransom by Kane on a balcony in the arena, WWF commissioner William Regal gave Undertaker and Kane matches at WrestleMania against Triple H and The Big Show respectively and the Undertaker told Kane to put her down. In case you weren’t aware, it’s WrestleMania season. WrestleMania X-Seven was the 17th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Our coverage includes WWE, AEW, IMPACT, NJPW, ROH, MLW and more. " In 2013, WWE released a list of their "15 best pay-per-views ever", with WrestleMania X-Seven ranked at number one. English (US) Español; Français (France) After chasing McMahon around the ring, Austin responded by using Rock's signature move, the Rock Bottom. After being attacked during a Hardcore Championship title defense, Regal would later include Raven into Kane and Big Show's match, making it a Triple Threat Hardcore match for the Hardcore Championship. : Just Bring It Watch on WWE Network WrestleMania 17. On the March 12 episode of Raw is War, Shane McMahon made his return to the WWF. -Jim Ross, play-by-play commentator for the Raw is War episode before the event. Събитието се провежда на 1 април 2001 г. в Хюстън, Тексас. WrestleMania X-Seven was the 17th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). , The penultimate match was between The Undertaker and Triple H. For his entrance, Triple H had British heavy metal band Motörhead perform his theme song, "The Game", live. 10 Fascinating WWE WrestleMania 17 Facts. And, dad, just like WCW did in the past, how it kicked your ass in the past and it will again, that's exactly what's going to happen to you this Sunday at WrestleMania! as a result of frustrations over the manipulation of his sister, his mother's state and Vince's treatment of Trish. With Edge holding onto D-Von's legs, Christian sat on Rhyno's shoulders as he climbed up the ladder and unhooked the belts, making him and Edge the new Tag Team Champions. The eighth match, dubbed "TLC II", was the heavily destructive, violent and chaotic Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the Tag Team Championship between the Hardy Boyz, Edge and Christian and the Dudley Boyz, the defending champions. Blassie welcomes us to WrestleMania, the showcase of the immortal and a celebration of life. It took place on April 1, 2001 at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas, the first WrestleMania held in the state of Texas.It was the first WrestleMania of the 21st Century. With Chioda knocked out, the two brawled outside the ring, through the crowd, and into the technical area. That was until WrestleMania X-Seven, which spelled the beginning of the end for RTC, who lost the six-man tag match to Tazz and the APA, and the Women’s Title to Chyna in the same night. Following The Rock's suspension, Triple H's feud with the Brothers of Destruction continued with Austin now on his side. Ten years later in 2011, Undertaker and Triple H would once again renew their rivalry, went on to face each other in a rematch at WrestleMania XXVII with The Undertaker defeating HHH via submission, to set his WrestleMania winning streak to 19–0. @steveaustinBSR @TheRock https://t.co/cSjLNatF51. * After the APA and Tazz defeat Right To Censor, the ad for the WrestleMania Special Edition Magazine is gone. Undertaker's arrest led to a restraining order from Stephanie. The first two matches were for the WWE championship, but the … In case you weren’t aware, it’s WrestleMania season. Good luck. They used the Limp Bizkit song “Crack Addict” for this feud. For several minutes Austin, Triple H, and Vince McMahon triple-teamed the outnumbered Rock forging an alliance with Triple H and Austin called The Two-Man Power Trip. That just happened. The nearly 68,000 WWE fans inside Houston’s Reliant Stadium watched in disbelief as “Stone Cold” joined forces with Mr. McMahon en route to defeating The Rock for the WWE Title. To make matters worse for Vince, Mick Foley appeared shortly afterward that night and revealed that prior to his firing, Linda had made multiple contracts for him to sign, one of them was for Foley to referee a match of his choice at WrestleMania. On the March 12 episode of Raw is War, The Rock was placed in an overlong Ankle Lock hold during his rematch with Kurt Angle. The fifth match pitted Kurt Angle against Chris Benoit. The main feud leading into WrestleMania X-Seven involved Stone Cold Steve Austin challenging The Rock for the WWF Championship. Near the end of the match, fellow X-Factor member Albert interfered by pulling Sexay out of the ring, allowing X-Pac and Credible to hit their X Marks the Spot finisher on Blackman for the win. Meanwhile, the Brothers of Destruction defeated Edge and Christian to become the new WWF Tag Team Champions on the edition of April 19, 2001, of SmackDown in a no-disqualification match.  The Rock was written out of the WWF's storylines with McMahon giving him a suspension. Kane followed this with a diving leg drop off the stage onto Big Show, pinning him to become the new Hardcore Champion. "Someday, you'll see things my way," is probably something both Theresa May and Fred Durst have said before. 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