Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #9: TLC II.

This is one of the most re-playable moments in the history of professional wrestling.

That is what a good wrestling spot is supposed to do, right? It is supposed to make your mouth drop and have you reaching for the replay button.

The teams of Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz, and The Dudley Boyz tried to achieve that every time they were on the air.

At WrestleMania X-Seven, the created moments that would never be topped afterwards. This spear from Edge being the climax of everything these teams ever did together.

It might be the most beautiful high spot of all time.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #10: Rob Van Dam vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

It is long overdue, but ECW has finally made it’s debut on Wrestling’s Greatest Spots. Who better to usher it in than Rob Van Dam?

On this night Rob Van Dam would dethrone Bam Bam Bigelow and become ECW Television Champion beginning his historic 700 day reign.

It was undoubtedly moves like this fearless senton into the crowd that allowed him to defeat “The Best From the East.”

"The Whole F’n Show’s" reign as Television Champion was so dominate in fact that no one ever defeated him. He was forced to relinquish the belt due to injury after almost two years as champion.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #3: Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin.

With Batista as the new World Heavyweight Champion, Monday Night Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff created a tournament dubbed the “Gold Rush Tournament” in order to crown a number one contender.

In one of the first round matches the “Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels took on the WWE Intercontinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin. 

In the closing moments, Benjamin went for a springboard from the outside, but was unexpectedly greeted with Sweet Chin Music. His victory followed just seconds later.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #5: Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam.

With only a few weeks to go until the 3rd edition of what would have been ECW One Night Stand (changed to just One Night Stand in ‘07) it became apparent that ECW alumni, Rob Van Dam, was on his way out of the company.

This vicious maneuver took place on WWE Monday Night Raw not long after Orton had incorporated the Punt to the head into his repertoire.

After he punted R.V.D. the referee ended the match after “The Whole F’n Show” could not defend himself. Orton then decided to give him an RKO for his troubles. Rob Van Dam would have his final WWE match only weeks later at One Night Stand, with Randy Orton.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #11: Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk.

The Charasmatic Enigma’s final WWE pay-per-view appearance was a memorable one. Hardy wanted to  go out in style and he gave the WWE Universe one  final moment.

He battled CM Punk, in SummerSlam’s main event, in the match that made him famous, Tables, Ladders, and Chairs.

With the World Heavyweight Championship on the line, the two young men threw caution to the wind. Hardy even scaled a ladder and performed one final senton.

Punk, would recover and knock Hardy off the WWE ladder for good, but not before he stole the show.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #8: Evan Bourne vs. Randy Orton.

This moment occurred at a time when Evan Bourne was a fledgling singles star making waves on Monday nights.

Orton was building momentum heading into the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event and Bourne was looking to break through the glass ceiling.

With the crowd going wild the young up-and-comer scaled the ropes to perform his Air Bourne finishing maneuver. Randy Orton. like a snake in the grass, had other plans.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #6: The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian.

In just one of their many confrontation these two multi-time WWE Tag Team champions took on one another inside of a Steel Cage at WWE Unforgiven. While they had previously made themselves famous for innovating the Ladder match, these four men proved that they did not need a ladder to be innovative.

After both he and Christian escaped the cage Jeff Hardy decided to scale the cage once more to aid his brother, but ended up taking out both Edge and his brother Matt with this death defying Whisper in the Wind.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #11: Edge vs. Mick Foley.

Here we see yet another contribution to the Greatest Spots Series from the brutal careers of both Mick Foley and Edge. 

Mick Foley went into this WrestleMania trying once again to get his “WrestleMania” moment and Edge walked in with a chip on his shoulder as he felt he should have been in the main event.

The result of these twos motivation can clearly be seen above. Edge and Foley stole the show at WrestleMania 22..

Not much can beat a flaming table.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #14: The Unbreakable Three Way.

The iconic Three Way Dance from Unbreakable 2005 makes yet another appearance in our Wrestling’s Greatest Spots Series.

This particular spot gets huge points for it’s uniqueness and innovation.

Performing a head-siccors on an opponent is difficult enough and requires participation from both performers to make it look sharp.

However, to be leapfrogged onto another opponents shoulders and then doing it? Completely insane.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #4: “The Unbreakable Three Way.”

A match so iconic it has its very own nickname. The three dance between AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels for the TNA X-Division Championship might have single-handedly established TNA as a promotion to be reckoned with.

While the match is filled to the brim with breath taking sequences it was AJ Styles who takes the award for spot of the match with his beautiful Shooting Star Press off the top rope to both Joe and Daniels on the outside.

This is without a doubt the greatest TNA match to ever be contested.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #1: Triple X vs. America’s Most Wanted.

This match, taking place at Turning Point 2004, was one of TNA’s first notable cage matches. This match was also being featured on TNA’s only second official pay-per-view.

Triple X, Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper, took on America’s Most Wanted, James Storm and Chris Harris in what has gone on to become one of the companies most iconic tag  team matches. The losers were forced to disband. 

The head scissors to Chris Harris from Elix Skipper has become one of the most famous and aw inducing clips in TNA’s ever expanding library.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #16: Eddie Guerrero vs. Edge.

In one of WWE Smackdown’s greatest matches, Edge took on Eddie Guerrero in a No Disqualification match.

The two future WWE Champions had a great television contest featuring wonderful sequences like this in which Guerrero went for his trademark hurricanrana of the top rope.

Edge, however, had it scouted and used his opponents momentum to deliver a power bomb.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #12: Money in the Bank II.

Shelton Benjamin might have been one of the most entertaining and underutilized performers of the ’00s.

Here, at WrestleMania 22 in Chicago’s Allstate Arena, we see yet another example of his supreme athleticism.

In the second ever Money in the Bank Ladder match he once again found an innovative way to use the ladder to his benefit. Shelton would go on to be featured in many more Money in the Bank Ladder matches.

It’s a damn shame he never won one.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #2: The Undertaker  vs. Mankind.

At the 1998 King of the Ring, Mankind and Undertaker wrestled in the third ever Hell in a Cell match. The match began on top of the cell. Both  men battled back-and-forth before Undertaker tossed Mankind off the side of the Cell through the Spanish announcer’s table.

Instead of being wheeled away on a stretcher Foley climbed the cage once again and was promptly chock slammed through the top of the cage. 

Mankind, bleeding  and experiencing multiple injuries, finished the match and arguably shortened his career.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #15: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko.

Finally, WCW makes it’s very fist contribution to the series. It is truly fitting that two of it’s greatest Cruiserweight Champions would be the ones to usher them in.

In the late 1990s WCW was a mixed bag of both good and bad content. Their Crusierweight division, on the other hand, was all great.

Guys like Mysterio, Malenko, Juventud, Jericho, & Guerrero all outperformed the “mega-stars” of the company every night of the week.

Moments like this are what made Rey Mysterio a household name.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #13: Ultimate X-XVII.

At the fifth annual Bound for Glory, much like tonight, the X-Division Championship was on the line in a Five-Man Ultimate X match.

Amazing Red, Chris Sabin, Homicide, Suicide (Manik), and Christopher Daniels battled in this dynamic match.

Amazing Red would go on to win, but not before he initiated this beautiful tower of doom that Christopher Daniels was unfortunate enough to walk right into.

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Wrestling’s Greatest Spots #7: Money in the Bank IV.

Since the innovation of the Ladder match in the late half of the 20th century we have seen many varied and novel uses of the ladder in professional wrestling rings. 

While it has become customary for the fans to expect a wrestler to dive off of the ladder few probably ever thought it a good idea to jump with a ladder.

WWE superstar John Morrison did just that at WrestleMania XXIV giving the fans one of the most uniquely memorable spots of the show.

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