WWE WRESTLEMANIA X-8
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attendance: 68, 237
March 17, 2002
The event begins with a performance by Saliva.
William Regal (WWF Intercontinental Champion) vs. Rob Van Dam
At the start of the match, Regal puts on his brass knuckles, but RVD quickly kicks them off. Later on in the match Regal gets them back on but never gets to use them as RVD knocks him to the mat and does a Five Star Frog Splash to get the win and the title!
Diamond Dallas Page (WWF European Champion) vs. Christian
DDP does a Sit Down Powerbomb on the former Toronto native. He then does a Diamond Cutter for the win.
Maven (WWF Hardcore Champion) vs. Goldust
The match starts out of the ring. Goldust uses various weapons that are painted gold. After they fight for a while, Spike Dudley comes out and pins Maven to win the title. Crash Holly then comes out and chases him to the back.
Drowning Pool performs a song for the record breaking crowd at the Skydome.
After the performance, Spike is in the back and Al Snow drives by with referee Teddy Long in a golf cart looking for Spike, but drives through a wall of boxes. The Hurricane then swings in and pins Spike for the win.
Kane vs. Kurt Angle
Angle does three unreleased German Suplexes on Kane. Kane does a Chokeslam on Angle, but only gets a two as Kurt puts his arm on the ropes. Angle does the Ankle Lock Submission Hold, but Kane does an Enziguri kick. Angle does a Modified Suplex off the top rope and gets a pin with his feet on the ropes.
In the back, the Godfather chases Hardcore Champion Hurricane after he scares the Godfather's ladies.
Ric Flair vs. The
No Disqualification Match
They start to fight on the English commentator's table. Flair quickly starts to bleed. The Undertaker does a top rope Suplex. Flair gets a lead pipe and hits the Undertaker with it. He does a Low Blow on the Undertaker and then a Figure Four Leg Lock. The Undertaker knocks out the referee. Arn Anderson comes in to help Flair, but he gets a Spinebuster by the Undertaker. Flair uses a chair on the Undertaker, but he manages to come back and do a Tombstone on the co-owner of the WWF for the win. The Undertaker is still undefeated at WrestleMania!
Edge vs. Booker T
Edge misses a Spear and lands in the ringpost. Booker T does a Spinarooni and then Edge tries one of his own. That, along with an Edge-ecution gives the home town boy the win.
Steve Austin vs. Scott Hall
Hall comes out with Kevin Nash. Austin is thrown into the exposed turnbuckle. Nash attacks Austin behind the referee's back. Austin does a Stunner on Hall, but only gets a two as Nash pulls the referee out of the ring. Nash attacks Austin in the ring, but Austin does a Stunner on both of the nWo members. He goes to pin Hall, but there was no referee. He goes for another pin, but only gets a two, as Nash Elbow Drops the referee. Nash is forced to leave by the referees. Hall Stunners Austin! But he only gets a two count. Austin then does a Stunner twice on Hall and gets the win.
Billy & Chuck (WWF Tag Team Champion) vs. The APA vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz with Stacey Keibler
The Dudleys get the 3-D on Bradshaw and D-Von quickly pins him to eliminate the APA. The Dudley's set up a table outside of the ring. Stacey shows her butt to Jeff, who slaps her and kisses her. Billy shoves D-Von from the top rope through the table! A Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb lets Matt pin Buh Buh Ray to eliminate the Dudley Boyz. A Fameassers on Jeff gets a two count for Billy. Billy hits Jeff with the belt and pins Jeff to retain the Tag Team Championships!
Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock
Lots of classic wrestling moves are performed by both men. The referee is accidentally knocked out. The Rock does a Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring. Hogan taps, but the referee is out cold. Hogan does a Low Blow and Rock Bottoms the Rock! This only amounts to a two count. Hogan takes off his belt and whips the Rock with it, the Rock whips Hogan with it. Hogan Hulks up and does a Big Boot and a Leg Drop. This only gets a two count! The Rock does two Rock Bottoms and a People's Elbow to get the win. The two shake hands. The nWo comes out and attacks Hogan, but the Rock comes back in the ring to save Hogan. The two pose for the crowd.
Jazz (WWF Women's Champion) vs. Lita vs. Trish Stratus
Trish comes out wearing Canadian colored clothing. A top rope Slam from Jazz on Lita gives the champion the win to remain with the title.
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (World Champion) with Stephanie McMahon
They fight outside of the ring and Jericho accidentally Spears Stephanie. Jericho does a Figure Four Leg Lock on Triple H on the ring post. They fight on the commentator's tables and Jericho Back Body Drops Triple H through one of them. In the ring the Walls of Jericho are applied. Jericho is later DDT'd on a chair. Stephanie pushes the ref and then is Pedigree'd by Triple H. Jericho hits Triple H with a chair but then only gets a two count. Triple H manages to do a Pedigree on the champion and gets the pin to become the new World Champion.
Theme Song: "Tear Away" by The Drowning Pool