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Insurrextion (2002)

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.

Insurrextion (2002)
Insurrextion 2002 DVD cover.jpg
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
Brand(s)Raw
DateMay 4, 2002
CityLondon, England
VenueWembley Arena
Attendance9,308[1]
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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".[2][3]

StorylinesEdit

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.[4]

ResultsEdit

No. Results[5][6] Stipulations Times[1]
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
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

(*)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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WWF Insurrextion 2002 « Events Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ Baines, Tim (May 8, 2002). "Hall, Henning and F are out". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on July 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Mooneyham, Mike Raw Crew Lives Down To Name The Wrestling Gospel (May 11, 2002). Retrieved 19-12-2011.
  4. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  5. ^ "Dark Pegasus Video Review: Insurrextion 2002 - 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Insurrextion 02 - London, England - Wembley Arena - May 4, 2002 (9,308; sell out)". The History of WWE. Retrieved April 18, 2018.