[This Day in WCW History] WWF Invasion PPV Took Place in Cleveland, Ohio [July 22nd, 2001]
The beginning of what should have been the greatest event in professional wrestling history, but numerous factors kept this show reaching that legendary status. Due to several of the main stars of World Championship Wrestling still being locked into guaranteed money from Turner and the WWF refusing to match the contracts dollar-for-dollar, the WCW team didn’t have the star power behind it needed to be taken seriously. Along the way, an ECW faction formed and joined WCW’s fight but the angle played out on television as being orchestrated entirely by various members of the McMahon family behind each group.
Regardless of how poorly planned this entire angle was, the PPV ended up with 775,000 buys - the HIGHEST number of buys for a Non-WrestleMania PPV from the WWE.
The WWF Invasion card in its entirety:
- Edge and Christian (WWF) vs Lance Storm and Mike Awesome (ECW)
- Earl Hebner (WWF) vs Nick Patrick (WCW) Singles match with Mick Foley as the special guest referee
- The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O’Haire and Chuck Palumbo) (WCW) vs The Acolytes Protection Agency (Faarooq and Bradshaw) (WWF)
- X-Pac (WWF) vs Billy Kidman (WCW)
- Raven (ECW) vs William Regal (WWF)
- Chris Kanyon, Shawn Stasiak, and Hugh Morrus (WCW) vs Billy Gunn, Big Show, and Albert (WWF)
- Tazz (ECW) vs Tajiri (WWF)
- WWF Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy (WWF) vs Rob Van Dam (ECW)
- Trish Stratus and Lita (WWF) vs Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler (WCW) in a Bra and Panties match with Mick Foley as the special guest referee
- The WCW/ECW Alliance (Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno and The Dudley Boyz) vs Team WWF (Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker and Kane)
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