Wednesday 19 October 2011

Wrestlemania 28 Countdown: The Top 28 Matches in Wrestlemania History - #23

Wrestlemania 28 Countdown: The Top 28 Matches in Wrestlemania History - #23

Wrestlemania 2000/16: Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit vs Kurt Angle

Jericho vs Benoit vs Angle at WM 16 was contested for two championships. The WWF European Championship and the WWF Intercontinental championship. Two falls, One championship for each fall.

Angle walked into the match holding both the belts but walked out with neither. This match was a wrestling classic and was the underrated match to come out of Wrestlemania 16.

The TLP Staff share their thoughts:

Sykesy: This match was an instant classic. Sure it may be overshadowed at times to the Triangle Ladder Match but this match was pure wrestling and it had three of the best wrestlers in the industry. The concept is also what made the match so great. Two falls for separate championships.

The match as a whole was straight out wrestling with angle trying to cheat as always. If my memory serves me right, benoit took the European Championship as Jericho won the Intercontinental.

Darkside: This was the first true competition all three new comers in the WWE had, and to me, really escalated their careers and showed the wrestling world, how good not just only Kurt Angle is, but both Chris Beniot & Chris Jericho.

All men's respective careers really shot off from this point forward, and was even better being at all men's first WrestleMania's. The match was a true instant classic, and will go down in all men's life's, as a match they would never forget. Back then, the match showed that both the European and Intercontinental Championships were regarded as a high top prize, than what it is this day, sadly.

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