Insurrextion (2002) was the third Insurrextion professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on May 4, 2002 at the Wembley Arena in London, England, and was the WWF's first pay-per-view event promoted under the Raw brand, with Rebellion that October become the SmackDown brand event.
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date||May 4, 2002|
The event was also the last televised event to run under the WWF name; due to a lawsuit by the World Wildlife Fund, the Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment over the next two days and started to use the WWE name on the May 6 episode of Raw. In addition, Scott Hall and Curt Hennig were fired following the event for their involvement on a series of incidents on the return flight to the United States, referred to as the "plane ride from hell".
The event featured nine professional wrestling matches and two pre-show matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
|1D||Mr. Perfect defeated Goldust||Singles match||-|
|2||Rob Van Dam defeated Eddie Guerrero (c) via disqualification||Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship||11:24|
|3||Jacqueline and Trish Stratus defeated Jazz and Molly Holly||Tag team match||07:43|
|4||X-Pac defeated Bradshaw||Singles match||08:49|
|5||Booker T defeated Steven Richards (c)||Hardcore match for the WWF Hardcore Championship||09:50|
|6||The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy) defeated Brock Lesnar and Shawn Stasiak (with Paul Heyman)||Tag team match||06:42|
|7||Spike Dudley (c) defeated William Regal||Singles match for the WWF European Championship||04:56|
|8||Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Big Show||Singles match with Ric Flair as special guest referee||15:00|
|9||Triple H defeated The Undertaker||Singles match||14:31|
(*)Crash Holly pinned Booker to win the Hardcore Title, Booker pinned Crash to win the Hardcore Title, and Richards pinned Booker to win the Hardcore Title.
Other on-screen talentEdit
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- "Insurrextion 02 - London, England - Wembley Arena - May 4, 2002 (9,308; sell out)". The History of WWE. Retrieved April 18, 2018.