twitter google

WrestleMania Countdown: WrestleMania 2000

With WrestleMania 29 coming to East Rutherford, N.J. on April 7, WrestleNewz will be counting down and ranking all the WrestleManias of yore. Remember when Mr. T had a boxing match with Rowdy Roddy Piper? Remember when Hulk Hogan took on Randy “Macho Man” Savage while Elizabeth looked on? We do. So it’s time for a stroll down memory lane. 

wwe-wrestlemania-2000

Event: WrestleMania 2000

Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California

Date: April 2, 2000

Attendance: 18,034

Summary: WrestleMania 2000 was full of talent and occurred in the middle of the Attitude Era of the WWF. On April 2, 2000 at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, C.A., Vince McMahon decided not to hold any one-on-one matches at WrestleMania 2000. While the main event looked to be one for the ages as Triple H, The Rock, Mick Foley, and The Big Show all took part in a four-way elimination match, the real stars of the show were the undercard wrestlers. Fans were treated to strong performances throughout the night by some of the rising stars in the industry.

wrestlemania2000_display_image

Highlights: Each of the undercard matches had a few moments that were truly memorable. The Hardcore Battle Royal had nine title exchanges and ended with Hardcore Holly pinning Crash Holly for the Hardcore Championship.

The WWF Tag Team Championship Triangle Ladder Match was a fun, new take on the ladder match. The match involved three different tag teams: The Hardy Boyz, Edge and Christian, and the Dudley Boyz. Edge and Christian were able to grab the belts after they shoved Matt Hardy off the ladder and into a table.

The two-fall Triple Threat Match between Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, and Chris Jericho involved both the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WWF European Championship. The high-flying Benoit pinned Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Championship. Jericho got his revenge by turning a Lionsault into a pin and beat Chris Benoit for the European Championship.

Lowlights: Top to bottom the matches were strong. The catfight between The Kat and Terri with referee Val Venis was bad, but it was needed as a change of pace. The main event took a bit of a backseat to the McMahon family drama.

What Was Accomplished: The WWF was officially the biggest promotion on the planet and they could do no wrong in this era. The focus on McMahon family issues was annoying and continued after the event.

Ranking: 8th. The event was good all the way around as long as you could get past the fact that every match was a gimmick match.

WM2000

 

Do you remember WrestleMania 2000? What did you think of it?

Bonus question for extra credit: The WWF ring was the perfect place for all the Vince McMahon family drama – true or false?

  • Rob

    Wrestlemania 2000 for the N64!!

  • coolkdd1

    The rock should have won the wwe title here. He is the only one that’s been the greatest to never win a world title at mania. I hope he do this year.

    • Rob

      How can he win the championship when he already holds it?

      • coolkdd1

        What I mean is I hope he retain his title over cena and his get his 1st title victory at mania. Sorry 4 confusion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaydn.lebsanft Jaydn Lebsanft

    to answer the bounes question it is a bit of both true some of the segments/ fights on tv with the four of them were good such as vince and trish with linda in a wheelchair and vince fighting shane the year after this wrestlemaina.

    then comes the false i mean for years still to this day we see the McMahon family fighting on tv and it ran dry long long ago. I mean here you have four of the top guys in the main event of wrestlemaina but the match is left in the shadows cause of the McMahons been out there so the match becomes a ehh type of match then it takes away the stars spotlight when you put a McMahon out there. Enless your name is stone cold steve austin then you will be able to keep the spotlight on yourself

  • Sean Patrick

    That photo of E&C on the ladder is up there with Elizabeth on Randy’s shoulders, Austin screaming in the Sharpshooter, and HBK on the zip-line. Classic, era-defining photos.

  • Alvin

    I liked this wrestlemania as it had a bit of everything that would cater for everyone. Every match was perfect in it’s own form that anyone can enjoy.

Follow Wrestle Newz