WWE WrestleMania 2002 (18)

WrestleMania 18

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March 17, 2002 – Toronto, Canada – Skydome

Sunday Night Heat: Hosted by Michael Cole & Tazz..

  • Video package recap of events leading up to Stone Cold vs. Scott Hall.
  • They announced the addition of a Hardcore Title match between Maven vs. Goldust.
  • Video package recap of events leading up to Ric Flair vs. The Undertaker.
  • Video package recap of Triple H on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
  • Video package recap of WWF Superstars on Weakest Link.
  • Video package recap of events leading up to The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan.

Scotty Too Hotty & Albert & Rikishi defeated Mr. Perfect & Lance Storm & Test: Long time WWE Diva Jacqueline Moore was the guest female referee for the match..


Presented by Sour Skittles

Rob Van Dam defeated William Regal to win the Intercontinental title!:

INTERVIEW: Lilian Garcia interviewed Christian… Christian said he turned on Diamond Dallas Page because he didn’t need anyone’s help. He said that when he became a winner, he ditched his hometown of Toronto in and moved to Florida. He said that he would reclaim the European Championship from DDP tonight.

Diamond Dallas Page defeated Christian to retain the WWF European title: DDP nailed the Diamond Cutter and pinned Christian, and then took the microphone and said he was proud of Christian. Even though he had lost in front of 67,000 fans at SkyDome and millions more at home, he hadn’t lost his temper. That’s not a bad thing, that’s a good thing. DDP turned to leave, Christian exploded into a frustrated tantrum.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: The Coach interviewed The Rock…… The Rock looked at The Coach and asked if he took his vitamins — The Coach said he did. The Rock asked The Coach if he said his prayers — and The Coach said that he was too busy. The Rock asked the people if they would like to see The Coach say his prayers — crowd cheered. The Rock then ordered The Coach to get on his knees and pray like he never prayed before. The Coach got on his knees and said, “What up G?” but The Rock cut him off and told him to beat it. The Rock issued a question to Hulk Hogan, “What’cha gonna do when The Rock runs wild on you?” The Rock said Hollywood Hulk Hogan would hear 70,000 people chanting for both The Rock and Hogan. The Rock added that Hogan will see the People’s Elbow come crashing down on him..

Maven vs. Goldust ended with Spike Dudley winning the Hardcore title: During the match, Spike Dudley dashed to the ring and covered Maven to become the new WWE Hardcore Champion! This was all legal due to the 24/7 Rule in the Hardcore division. Spike Dudley started to celebrate, but Crash Holly ran down and chased him out of the ring and through the crowd!

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Drowning Pool performed the WrestleMania X8 theme song “Tear Away” live..

The Hurricane pinned Spike Dudley to win the WWF Hardcore title: The Hardcore Title Match continued under 24/7 Rules backstage… Crash Holly managed to catch Spike Dudley in the back and immediately began pounding on him. Al Snow raced in driving a golf cart with referee Teddy Long and crashed through a wall of empty boxes! The Hurricane swung in on a rope and descended on Spike Dudley, pinning him for the Hardcore title!

Kurt Angle defeated Kane:

The Hurricane kept the WWF Hardcore title: The Hardcore Title Match continued under 24/7 Rules backstage… The Hurricane slunk around in fear of someone who might attack him for his Hardcore Championship. The Hurricane stumbled into a dressing room where some of the Godfather’s Hos were getting dressed. The Hurricane peered over the curtain at the ladies, who were oblivious to his presence in the room. The Hurricane’s shadow gave him away, though, and the Hoes began screaming for the Godfather to help them. The Godfather ran in and attacked The Hurricane, who used his Hurri-speed to make a clean getaway.

The Undertaker defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair: The Undertaker improved his WrestleMania record to a perfect 10-0.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Michael Cole interviewed Booker T….. Michael Cole asked Booker T – who was wearing glasses – about the talk of his lack of intelligence. Booker T said that he is educated and aced his SAT’s and wrote a great thesis on the “theory of relatives.” Booker T said that Edge would get a taste of a new product, an ass-whipping by the 5-time former WCW Champion.

Edge defeated Booker T:

Mighty Molly pinned The Hurricane to win the WWF Hardcore title: The Hardcore Title Match continued under 24/7 Rules backstage… The Hurricane was approached by The Coach for a comment about what happened with the Godfather’s Hoes. The Hurricane quickly defended himself, saying he was not a hurri-perv, but a hurri-hardcore champion! Mighty Molly arrived and said, “Quick! To the Hurri-cycle!” but then knocked Hurricane out with a frying pan! Mighty Molly pinned her mentor The Hurricane to capture the WWE Hardcore title for herself..

Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Scott Hall w/Kevin Nash:

Billy & Chuck defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & D-Von w/Stacy Keibler) and The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) and The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) to retain the WWF Tag Team titles!: The APA were eliminated first after Bradshaw was taken out with a 3-D by the Dudley Boyz.. The Dudleyz were eliminated by the Hardy Boyz next.. The Hardy Boyz were eliminated by Billy & Chuck, who retained their WWF Tag Team titles..

BACKSTAGE: Scott Hall (w/Kevin Nash) said that Stone Cold Steve Austin got lucky and that he is better than Stone Cold. Scott Hall & Kevin Nash promised to take out their frustrations on The Rock later on tonight. Hollywood Hulk Hogan came in and he didn’t want their help that night because he wanted to prove that he is “the man.” The new World order said that just because Hogan didn’t want their help didn’t mean they wouldn’t be there.

Christian defeated Mighty Molly to win the WWF Hardcore title: The Hardcore Title Match continued under 24/7 Rules backstage… Mighty Molly scurried around nervously, then smacked into a door that suddenly closed. Christian emerged from behind it and pinned her to become the next WWE Hardcore Champion!

The Rock defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan: The People’s Champion stood eye to eye with the man that took the sports-entertainment industry to a whole new level. The crowd was going insane for Hulk Hogan but also gave The Rock a really hard time in a truly unique moment. The Rock collected the 1-2-3 pin and can now say that he is the greatest sports-entertainment icon of all time. When the smoke cleared, the two legends again stood inches apart in the ring and Hulk Hogan extended a hand. The Rock took it and they congratulated each other on an outstanding match as Scott Hall & Kevin Nash arrived on the scene. The Rock exited, while Scott Hall & Kevin Nash turned on Hulk Hogan until The Rock returned to make the save! Hulk Hogan started to leave the ring, but Rock waved him back in to the ring for some of his infamous posing.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Howard Finkel (The Fink) announced that WrestleMania 18 set a new SkyDome attendance record with 68,237 fans filling the arena!

Jazz defeated Lita and Trish Stratus to retain the WWF Women’s title:

Maven defeated Christian to win the WWF Hardcore title: The Hardcore Title Match continued under 24/7 Rules backstage… Christian exulted over his newly-won Hardcore Championship and was about make his getaway in a taxi-cab. Maven snuck up from behind and rolled Christian up into a pin to reclaim the title he started the night with!

Triple H defeated Chris Jericho w/Stephanie McMahon to capture the WWF Undisputed title: Stephanie McMahon escorted the Undisputed Champion Chris Jericho to the ring and glared at her former husband. Triple H set out to complete his storybook comeback by taking the Championship off of Chris Jericho’s waist. Triple H’s heavily taped leg became a big target for Jericho’s offense throughout the entire matchup. Stephanie’s repeated attempts at interference were thwarted by Triple H, who gave his ex a Pedigree! Triple H finished off Jericho with a Pedigree and pinned Y2J to capture the Undisputed Championship!

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