311. World Tag Team Championship: Lance Storm & Chief Morley (w/ The Dudley Boyz (D-Von & Bubba Ray)) vs. Rob Van Dam & Kane

WrestleMania XIX
Safeco Field
Seattle, WA

This is the most quintessentially Sunday-Night-Heat-before-WrestleMania match of all time. The action is fine, and the stadium makes it a spectacle, but the match features an underappreciated title, being defending by a makeshift team, and even has a commercial break in the middle of it.

Not only that but it contains a storyline that asks questions instead of answers them.

As the match ramps up, Kane gets a pretty solid hot tag. From there all hell breaks loose with all four men getting involved. Kane chokeslams Storm and tags in RVD who goes for the five star frog splash, but Morley shoves him off from the apron. Kane takes the fight to the former Val Venis and the referee follows them out. This gives the Dudleys the chance to come in and turn on the champs, giving the 3D to Lance Storm. RVD comes back in to cover, but Bubba Dudley inexplicably then drops an elbow on RVD and pulls Lance Storm on top, which is for some reason enough to get the three count and keep the belts.

Any positive elements of the match are undone by the presentation and the absurd ending.


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