Number 33: Tag Team Flag Match The Hart Foundation defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker July 21, 1997
They say politics make strange bedfellows. Same goes for patriotism. How else would “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Dude Love end up united if not for the rampant anti-American rhetoric of Bret “Hit Man” Hart and his Hart Foundation cronies? Confident in front of their hometown crowd, the "Hit Man," his brother Owen and their brother-in-law The British Bulldog challenged the trio to a Flag Match, which could only be won by grabbing your nation’s flag from atop a pole in the corner of the ring.
Putting aside their differences to defend the red, white and blue, The Deadman, Austin and Dude Love fought hard to grab Old Glory in front of an increasingly rowdy crowd. They nearly did it, too. In the final seconds of the match, The Undertaker climbed toward the American flag in one corner while the "Hit Man" neared the Canadian one across the ring. Just then, the unpredictable Brian Pillman leapt forth from the crowd and shoved The Deadman from the turnbuckle. By the time The Undertaker hit the canvas, the Canadians had won.