X-Factor (professional wrestling)

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X-Factor
Stable
Members X-Pac (leader)[1]
Justin Credible[1]
Albert[1]
Debut February 12, 2001
Disbanded October 2001[2]
Years active 2001
Promotions WWF[2]

X-Factor was a villainous professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) led by X-Pac that featured Justin Credible and Albert.

The faction met with some success, with X-Pac winning the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship twice, the WCW Cruiserweight Championship once and Albert winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship once.

History[edit]

The faction was formed on the February 12, 2001 episode of Raw is War when Justin Credible made his WWF debut, saving X-Pac from an attack by rival Chris Jericho. X-Pac and Credible formed a tag team, and soon afterward, Albert joined the faction as its enforcer.

At Backlash 2001, in April, X-Pac and Credible defeated the Dudley Boyz after Albert attacked D-Von.[3] They also lost to the Hardy Boyz at Insurrextion in May 2001, and later that month, they competed in a tag team turmoil match that was won by Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho. X-Pac lost to Jeff Hardy and Credible lost to Matt Hardy in singles matches for the Light Heavyweight Championship and the European Championship respectively at King of the Ring.[4] The following night on Raw, however, X-Pac defeated Jeff Hardy to win the Light Heavyweight Championship.[5] Three days later on SmackDown!, Albert defeated Kane in a No Disqualification match to win the Intercontinental Championship.[6]

On July 9, The Alliance was established, and Credible joined it, representing ECW, while X-Pac and Albert stayed loyal to the WWF.[2] Despite representing the face WWF against the heel Alliance, X-Pac and Albert for the most part, wrestled as heels, competing against and feuding with fellow WWF Superstars. Albert lost the Intercontinental title to Lance Storm on July 23.[6] On July 30, X-Pac became the first person acknowledged by WWE to hold the WCW Cruiserweight and the WWF Light Heavyweight Championships simultaneously by defeating Billy Kidman.[1][7] He lost the Light Heavyweight Championship to Tajiri on August 6, although he won it back less than two weeks later at the SummerSlam pay-per-view due to a distraction from Albert.[8][9] With only two members left, the faction gradually faded when X-Pac suffered an injury in October 2001, while Albert went on to form a new tag team with Scotty 2 Hotty.[1][2]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing tag team moves

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Milner, John M. "Sean Waltman". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d "X-Factor profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  3. ^ Powell, John (2001-04-30). "McMahonMania at Backlash". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  4. ^ Powell, John (2001-06-25). "Angle and Edge rule KOTR". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  5. ^ a b "History of the Light Heavyweight Championship - X-Pac (1)". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2001-06-25. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  6. ^ a b c "History of the Intercontinental Championship - Albert". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2001-06-28. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  7. ^ a b "History of the Cruiserweight Championship - X-Pac". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2001-07-30. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  8. ^ Powell, John (2001-08-20). "Rock wins WCW title". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  9. ^ a b "History of the Light Heavyweight Championship - X-Pac". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2001-08-19. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

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