WWE Pay Per View Classics

Thought out the history of the WWE the fans have come to wittiness many evolutionarily moments, superstars have come and gone… main event players taken though injury others though retirement and then there are those who were cut down in their prime…

Championships that have stood for decades, held by true champions gone as new championships took their place…Matches that have always been there…replaced of those of high danger levels with riskier moves…

So each week we take a look back at the past pay per views and show the results of some of the most incredible rivalries on some of the greatest stages in some of the most beautiful arenas around the world…

(The above post will always stay the same but for each post the following of course will be different)

And with a certain 2014 pay per view coming up this month WWE pay per view classics takes you back to the 2000 edition of the Royal Rumble. Were controversy was the order of the night 

The Match: Tazz Def. Kurt Angle

Controversy surrounds the results of this match as it would be (in the books at least) Angle’s first lose in the WWE and while Tazz would lock on what he considers a sleeper hold it bordered on the line of being a choke hold ending with Angle being wheeled out of the area my medics

The Match: Tag Team Table’s Match: The Hardy Boyz Def. The Dudley Boyz.

While this would be an elimination style match no one would be sending anyone to the back as it would be a tag team war until one team (both members) had to be placed though tables.

As it would have it the war would come down to Jeff Hardy almost breaking himself in half driving D’von Dudley though the table to pick up the win.

The Match: Miss Rumble 2000 Swimsuit Competition

While B.B, Jacqueline, Ivory, Luna, The Cat and Terrie strutted their stuff in the ring (and almost giving Jerry the king Lawler a heart attack) and whilst the judges were making their decision there would be one more (if not very surprising) entry.

Mae Young…the 80 year old former women’s champion would crash the party, throwing herself (not literally) into the mix, she then decided that this wasn’t a swimsuit contest anymore and proceeded to unleash the puppies (as the king would call them) and undress there in the ring.

Thankfully she only got half way there and thanks to Mark Henry she could go no further but at her age you got to admire her tenacity but it would be enough as surprisingly she won by a landslide.

The Match: World Tag Team Championship Match: The New Age Outlaws Def. The Acolytes.

Controversy…round two… the Acolytes are one of the most dominating forces to step inside the ring and was whipping the asses of the New Age Outlaws pillar to post…

But with the aided assistance from the Mean Street Posse and a championship belt or two the New Age Outlaws would retain much to the displeasure of the crowd.

The Match: Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship Match: Chris Jericho Def. Chyna and Hardcore Holly.

For the first time in the history of the WWE the Intercontinental Championship was held by two people and with Hardcore Holly attacking both champions this match was made to crown one undisputed Intercontinental Champion and it would seem as Chyna would have the victory secured but with a steel chair shot form Y2J, Jericho would once again become champion.

The Match: WWE Championship Street Fight Match: Triple H Def. Cactus Jack.

Triple H would end up fighting for his professional career as the damage he did to Mankind would force Mankind to meta-morph in to Cactus Jack, this sick and twisted face of Foley whose friends include Barbie the barbwire baseball bat and who never met a table he didn’t break…

By half way through both men would be bleeding, Triple H would even resort to handcuffs to try to restrain his more dangerous opponent but the Rock would put an end to that with the use of a police officer…

In the end it would take two pedigrees, the latter of the two on Cactus Jack’s signature thumb tacks to get the win and while Triple H would be helped to the back Cactus Jack would leave under his own power…

The Match: The 2000 Royal Rumble.

While entries into the rumble match like to give a good showing whilst in there and last as long as they can very few individuals come through to stand out of the pack and really dominate the match…

One superstar did just that as Rikishi would dominate and eliminate the first eight superstars in one of the most brilliant starts to a rumble…

The title of most persistent superstar gets a duel honor in this report as the team of Kaientai (Funaki and Taka Michinoku) would entry the ring several times despite not even being entered into the rumble officially, only to be eliminated…and after one such eliminated Kaientai member Taka would need medical treatment after a landing that would go wrong…

Enter controversy…round three… the ending to this match is still spoken of today, the final two superstars would end up being the two superstars that had a hell of a rivalry to begin with the Rock and the Big Show…

With the Rock on his shoulders the Big Show would attempt to throw his lighter opponent out of the ring only to have the rock hang on to the top rope and use the Big Shows momentum to eliminate the big man and win the 2000 Royal Rumble.

Footage shown in the days that followed would see the fact the Rock’s feet hitting the ground first meaning if the ref has saw it the Big Show would be going to WrestleMania, but with the Big Show’s rather large build the ref’s view was blocked giving the win to the people’s champion…

Thus closes the classic file of the 2000 Royal Rumble, a pay per view that would be once again be in one of the greatest arena’s in the history of the WWE, Madison Square Garden…

MajorMadMike

Been a fan of the WWE since 2000, watched a few from the early years online, wasn’t a fan of where the “Powers that be” were taking the company but it has gotten better with the brand split, I thought that it was a format that worked