Edge and Rey Mysterio Vs Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit Smackdown Tag title Tournament Finals No Mercy 2002
This match is a rocket that gets launched within the first few minutes and doesn’t slow down until the closing bell. One of the crowns in the gem of the Paul Heyman booked Smackdown. All four guys are in top shape and this match accentuates all their strengths: Angle’s submission style, Benoit’s shooter technique, Rey’s lucha libre and Edge’s hybrid of all the above. The most exciting part of any match is usually the last few moments. The beauty of this match is that from midpoint the four artists craft a bout where the end seems always imminent. There is non stop near falls, acrobatic high spots and prolonged submissions, no moments to take a breather. The always amazing crowd add to the energy and excitement of the bout. This match goes one step further the overused tag match formula of the heels isolating one of the faces until he gets the hot tag and the face clears the ring. Angle and Benoit also tell a great story of uneasy rivals forming a temporary alliance.
It would be pretty damn hard to disprove that this is the greatest tag match of all time.