The Jersey Triad

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The Jersey Triad
Tag team
Members Diamond Dallas Page
Chris Kanyon
Bam Bam Bigelow
Name(s) The Jersey Triad (WCW)
Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon (WWF)
Heights 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) - DDP
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) - Kanyon
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) - Bigelow
Debut May 1999
Disbanded September 1999
Years active 1999
Promotions WCW
WWF

The Jersey Triad was a triumvirate stable in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The team consisted of Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Kanyon and Bam Bam Bigelow that began during May, 1999. The name came from all the members being billed as from New Jersey (although Kanyon was actually from New York).

History[edit]

World Championship Wrestling[edit]

Formation[edit]

Shortly after Slamboree in May 1999, Diamond Dallas Page formed an alliance with fellow New Jerseyan Bam Bam Bigelow and began feuding with Perry Saturn and Raven for the WCW World Tag Team Championship.

On May 31, 1999 Page and Bigelow sent Raven to the Hospital after a severe beating, leaving Saturn alone to defend the Tag Team Titles, which Page and Bigelow won later that night with help from Chris Kanyon replacing Raven in the match and turned heel on former ally Raven, costing the team the championships by letting Page pin him.

Page, Bigelow, and Kanyon became known as the Jersey Triad after Kanyon officially joined them on the June 7, 1999 episode of Nitro, when he turned on Saturn after Chris Benoit and Saturn defeated Page and Bigelow.

Page and Kanyon lost the Tag Titles to Saturn and Benoit on June 10 but the Triad regained the belts three days later at The Great American Bash on June 13, 1999, after Kanyon pinned Benoit.

"Freebird Rule"[edit]

Due to an affiliation with then "WCW President for Life" Ric Flair, the Triad was permitted to defend these titles in any way possible using the Freebird Rule- any two of the three wrestlers could defend the tag team titles at any time. This even saw the Triad switching members during a title defense, the rule being one member had to be on the floor at all times.

On July 11, 1999 at Bash at the Beach the Jersey Triad defeated Benoit and Saturn again to retain their Tag Team Titles.

The team held the titles until Road Wild where Kanyon and Bigelow would lose them to Harlem Heat on August 14, 1999. In the same night Chris Benoit defeated Diamond Dallas Page to retain his WCW United States Championship, despite interference from Kanyon and Bigelow

Break Up[edit]

The group broke up shortly after Fall Brawl in September 1999, after Goldberg pinned Page. Diamond Dallas Page continued feuding with Hogan again, joining Sid Vicious and Rick Steiner in a team effort to take on Hogan, Sting, and Goldberg. Soon after that feud ended Page turned into a hero again and feuded with both Kanyon and Bigelow before the year ended. Both Page and Bigelow feuded with Kanyon during his Chris "Champagne" Kanyon gimmick.

Reunion in the World Wrestling Federation[edit]

After WCW was bought out by Vince McMahon, Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon would eventually get back together in the WWF during the WCW Invasion storyline, as they were both members of the Alliance in 2001.

During this time Page was the stalker of The Undertaker's wife, Sara. and was involved in a bitter feud with The Undertaker. Page and Kanyon officially reunited on the August 6, 2001 edition of RAW when Kanyon helped Page attack The Undertaker backstage. Three days later on August 9, 2001 edition of SmackDown, Page and Kanyon defeated the APA to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. Kanyon was also the WCW United States Champion at this time as well.

They successfully defended the Tag Titles against Edge and Christian on SmackDown! the following week, but lost the Titles at SummerSlam 2001 on the August 19, 2001, to Kane and The Undertaker in a Steel cage match for the first ever unification of both the WWF and WCW Tag Team Titles.

The team split the following night on RAW when Page got injured and Kanyon returned to singles competition. Kanyon eventually lost his WCW United States Championship on September 10, 2001 to Tajiri.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Championship Wrestling (1999-06-13). "Tag Team title; Jersey Triad Vs. Benoit & Saturn". WCW Great American Bash.
  2. ^ a b World Championship Wrestling (1999-07-11). "Tag Team title; Jersey Triad Vs. Benoit & Saturn". WCW Bash at the Beach.