X-Factor (professional wrestling)

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

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.


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]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Milner, John M. "Sean Waltman". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "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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