31 WrestleMania’s in 31 Days: WrestleMania X-SEVEN

In what many call the greatest WresteMania of all time, WrestleMania X-SEVEN brought us an action-packed show from Houston’s Astrodome, that concluded in a shocking twist as Stone Cold joined forces with Mr Mc Mahon.

image: wrestlenewz.com

image: wrestlenewz.com

Date: April 1, 2001
Location: Reliant Astrodome, Houston, TX
Attendance: 67,925

Results

1. Chris Jericho df William Regal to retain Intercontinental Championship

2. APA & Tazz df Right to Censor in a Six-man Tag Team match

3. Kane df Big Show, Raven in a Triple Threat match to become new Hardcore Champion

4. Eddie Guerrero df Test to become new European Champion

5. Kurt Angle df Chris Benoit

6. Chyna df Ivory to become new Women’s Champion

7. Shane McMahon df Mr. McMahon in a Street Fight with Mick Foley as guest referee

8. Edge & Christian df Dudley Boys, Hardy Boys in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match to become new WWE Tag Team Champions

9. The Iron Sheik won the Gimmick Battle Royal

10. Undertaker df Triple H

11. Stone Cold df The Rock in a No DQ match to become new WWE Champion

Gallery (all images credited to wwe.com unless stated)

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5 Facts about WrestleMania X-SEVEN

1. For the second time in three years, Stone Cold defeated The Rock in the main event to win his third WWE Championship at the event. He is one of only three men to win the WWE title three times at the event with Hulk Hogan and John Cena being the others. In a shocking end to the match, Stone Cold joined forces Mr McMahon and in doing so turned heel. Austin wanted the heel turn as he felt his babyface run had gone stale, but he reconsidered the move during the main event. Austin felt he rediscovered his mojo during the match and considered nixing the heel turn and hit McMahon with a stunner.

2. WrestleMania X-SEVEN took place just days after the ‘Monday Night Wars’ came to an end when Vince Mc Mahon bought WCW. However to further the ongoing fued between Vince and his son, Shane McMahon turned up on Nitro announcing he was the new owner of WCW, which led to the infamous Invasion angle. At WrestleMania, Shane went 2-0 at the showcase of immortals as Vince made his WrestleMania in-ring debut. Mick Foley was once pitched to face Vince, but Foley wanted his retirement to stick and instead served as special guest referee in the match.

3. WrestleMania X-SEVEN holds the record for the most title changes at the showcase of immortals as five new champions were crowned. Only Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho managed to retain his title against WrestleMania debutant William Regal. Chyna’s win over Ivory was just the fourth Women’s Championship match in WrestleMania history and the ‘Ninth Wonder of the World’ also became just the second woman to win the title at the event, after Wendi Richter defeated Fabulous Moolah to win the title at the very first WrestleMania.

4. Edge and Christian, Hardy Boys and Dudley Boys met in a repeat of their WrestleMania 2000 triangle ladder match only this time it was billed as ‘TLC II’. The first Tables, Ladders and Chairs match took place at SummerSlam 2000 and in both matches, Edge and Christian emerged victorious and won the tag team titles for the second year running at the showcase of immortals. Incredibly, this was the final time the Tag Team Championship changed hands on the main card of WrestleMania. The only time the titles have changed hands since was on the WrestleMania 25 pre-show as Carlito and Primo defeated John Morrison and The Miz to unify the two brand’s Tag Team titles.

5. This was first time since WrestleMania VIII that the event was held in a stadium, as WrestleMania X-SEVEN set a record attendance for the Reliant Astrodome in Houston with 67, 925. It was also the first of three times WrestleMania came to the state of Texas with the others having been a return to Houston for WrestleMania 25 and WrestleMania 32 set a new attendance record at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Watch WrestleMania X-SEVEN on the WWE Network at this link.

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