Edge and Christian picked up the biggest win of their young careers at WrestleMania 2000 but now Christian Cage says the duo was originally meant to split after that event.
WrestleMania 2000 undoubtedly had the show stolen by the Triangle Ladder Match for the WWF Tag Team Championship that featured Edge & Christian taking on The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz. Together the three teams helped to redefine tag team wrestling and introduced the world to what TLC really means.
However, that all could have been so very different according to Christian Cage. Speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Cage says that the original plan for WrestleMania 2000 was for himself and Edge to lose and then split up as a team:
“I think maybe a few days before we actually sat down to put this together, we didn’t even know what the finish was. At one point, it was somebody else winning, and Edge & Christian, we’re splitting up after this. So then we kind of we started to talk a little bit before this, or after this, when we kind of started talking and then we turned.”
Christian Cage added that he believes it was a sit-down interview he did with Edge that caused minds to change in the company and keep the team together:
“They told us to say whatever we wanted and Adam [Edge] and I started dropping F-bombs. We weren’t supposed to — we were supposed to lose and that changed the minds. They were like, ‘Oh, these guys aren’t done yet. There’s more layers, as a tag.’”
“Then they decided to have us win the match and then turn heel because they saw some personality there when we were doing we did that promo. Then, we did a couple of things on commentary and that was kind of the thing that saved Edge and Christian as a team because we were going to split up after this.”
The seven-time WWF Tag Team Champions didn’t split until the summer of 2001 when Christian’s jealousy over Edge winning the King Of The Ring led to the downfall of the team.