Coming in to WrestleMania 16 Kurt Angle held both the Intercontinental Title and the European Title. Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit were all relatively new to the WWE at the time but all three were without a doubt the shining stars of the midcard so when WWE decided to put them in a triple threat match you knew you were going to get something special.
The match was a triple threat, 2 out of 3 falls match where the first fall determined the Intercontinental Champion and the second fall determined the European Champion. Jericho has gone on record saying that he isn’t really a big fan of the match and he doesn’t feel that the three of them ever managed to click during the contest but we couldn’t disagree more. The chemistry between these three greats is undeniable and the concept for the match makes for a very entertaining bout.
This match is in our mind a classic as three of the greatest to ever step foot in the ring try their best to outdo each other and steal the show.