Event Archive 2000

WWF Rebellion a jolly bad show

WWF Rebellion a jolly bad show

Date Available: Now. Distributor: Koch International. Price: $17.99 Usually when the World Wrestling Federation holds their British-only pay-per-view each year the event is an electrifying show. Wanting to make a good impression upon their fans there, the WWF and its...

Starrcade ends Y2K on a positive note

Starrcade ends Y2K on a positive note

  To use a horror film reference, World Championship Wrestling has a Jekyll and Hyde thing going on. One minute their product is worse than an Iron Sheik - Nikolai Volkoff match-up. The next, they are delivering like a well-oiled machine. What is with these guys...

Armageddon: WWF saves the worst for last

  There's a phrase us old school, traditionalist types have used as our battle cry all throughout the presently fading pro-wrestling boom. "Shut up and wrestle!" is the mantra which succinctly sums up our disappointment at various times with a business that...

Tag team bout steals Massacre show

  History repeated itself in more ways than one at the ECW Massacre On 34th Street pay-per-view live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, New York. Steve "King Of Old School" Corino once again fended off not one but two challengers to the ECW World...

Steiner wins WCW World title at Mayhem

Steiner wins WCW World title at Mayhem

  You know things are really hitting a new low when a troubled promotion begins ripping on and poking fun at its own material. Aware that they are becoming the subject of ridicule, World Championship Wrestling has decided to turning the tables on their critics....

Weak stunt ruins Survivor Series

  At WCW's Halloween Havoc in 1995, something really dumb happened. Something so plainly ridiculous that it inspired a guffaw heard 'round the world. Hulk Hogan and The Giant (Paul Wight) went bumper to bumper in a monster truck match high atop a building. Both...

ECW has an Old School champ

  He wrestles like Dusty Rhodes. He bleeds like Ric Flair. He is Steve "Old School" Corino, ECW's new World Heavyweight Champion. At the exemplary November To Remember pay-per-view from the Odeum Theater in Illinois, Corino barely survived the barbaric four-way...

Halloween Havoc a howling bad PPV

Halloween Havoc a howling bad PPV

  Stevie Ray said it best when he exclaimed..."I can't believe what I am seeing!" WCW's Halloween Havoc 2000 was one of the worst in pro wrestling history. It is not enough to chalk it up to the confusion and turmoil in the company since it was announced that...

Jerry Lynn new ECW champ at Anarchy Rulz

Jerry Lynn new ECW champ at Anarchy Rulz

Though it took 12 long years, Jerry Lynn can testify to the fact that good things come to those who wait. Last night at the ECW Anarchy Rulz pay-per-view in his home state of Minnesota, Lynn whipped Justin Credible to win the ECW World Heavyweight Championship....

Austin culprit unrevealed at Unforgiven

Austin culprit unrevealed at Unforgiven

  In keeping with the WWF's bookers strategy of maintaining the status quo and stretching their angles for every last pop they can get, the surprises were short and few at the potent Unforgiven pay-per-view from the First Union Center in Philadelphia,...

Orndorff injured at Fall Brawl

Orndorff injured at Fall Brawl

Fall Brawl was a big surprise for WCW. Looking at the card beforehand nobody would have ever thought the annual pay-per-view would be as good as it was. World Championship Wrestling still has some kinks to work out -- like maintaining uniform angles and breaking out...

Stunts highlight SummerSlam

Stunts highlight SummerSlam

He got the girl but he didn't get the belt. Authentic Olympic hero - Kurt Angle - favoured to sneak away with the WWF World Heavyweight Title failed to capture gold at the SummerSlam pay-per-view. He did however win the conciliation prize: Triple H's "wife", Stephanie...

WWF’s British PPV, Insurrextion, a blast

There is a reason why the WWF's track record in Britain is next to perfect. Whenever they go there the talent seems to give it all they've got. This particular stop - the Insurrextion pay-per-view from London, England, earlier this year drew a lot of controversy due...

Vancouver warms up to WCW

By RYAN ROBSON -- For SLAM! Wrestling VANCOUVER -- In the first ever WCW pay per view in Vancouver, many patrons were not very sure what to expect. Most of us had been to WWF shows, and only seen WCW on TV. It is quite obvious that with the reception that Vancouver...

Canada rules at WCW New Blood Rising

 Someone call the army, the navy or the marines! The good old United States Of America has been invaded! It's official. Canada has taken over World Championship Wrestling. At the conclusion of a below average New Blood Rising pay-per-view from the PNE Coliseum in...

WWF stars bleed for the company at Fully Loaded

WWF stars bleed for the company at Fully Loaded

  Take for example the excellent match put on by The Rock and Chris Benoit last night at the Fully Loaded pay-per-view. Well, it was a killer contest until WWF Commissioner -- Mick Foley -- (one in a long line of WWF head honchos meddling in crucial matches)...

ECW’s Heat Wave fizzles

  After all the hype surrounding the main event Stairway To Hell match, it was presumed that we'd see Tommy Dreamer and Justin Credible using the roll of barbed wire hanging above the ring to its full potential. That wasn't the case. Besides a few choice moves in...

Booker T new champ at the Bash

Following Vampiro's encounter with Sting, Russo again entered the ring to speak. He looked tired and despondent draping his head over the ropes with the microphone in his hand. Sometimes real life is better than any angle even the most creative booker can ever dream...

Angle and Rock King Of The Ring victors

Angle and Rock King Of The Ring victors

For Kurt, the angle played out. Kurt Angle won this year's King Of The Ring title and a shot at the WWF World Heavyweight strap by pinning a wounded Rikishi Phatu in the finals of the annual WWF tournament. The prized crown has been held in the past by such other...

Goldberg turns at the Bash

Goldberg turns at the Bash

Who would've guessed that?, decreed WCW's perpetually overselling commentator Mark Madden at the conclusion of the Great American Bash airing from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD. Well, 20 per cent of you SLAM! Wrestling readers guessed it right in the poll we...

Bash crowd mostly quiet in Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- People were talking about it. The Internet was buzzing about it. And after weeks of speculation and dozens of theories, one of the more popular rumours came true Sunday night at WCW's Great American Bash. The "big surprise" revealed itself in the main...

Taker costs Rock the title at Judgement Day

 The WWF featured his "brother" Kane in all the ads leading up to the event yet it was The Undertaker who acted as the harbinger of doom at the Judgment Day pay-per-view live from Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Absent from the mat wars for many months due...

Credible retains title at ECW Hardcore Heaven

Credible retains title at ECW Hardcore Heaven

How can you tell you're hardcore? You hold a wrestling pay-per-view on Mother's Day. Not a good idea. Call it Karma. Call it Mother Nature showing she truly has the stroke. Call it coincidence or maybe, just maybe...the collective negative energy from all those Moms...

Cagey Jarrett wins Slamboree gold

Cagey Jarrett wins Slamboree gold

  I'll be the first one to back the naysayers. Putting the WCW World Heavyweight Title around the waist of actor David Arquette was about as disgraceful and lame as you can get. It's about as shameful as Vince and Stephanie McMahon winning WWF World Titles. Yet,...

Rock victorious at Backlash

Rock victorious at Backlash

  Question: What do Vince McMahon and the producers of the Friday The 13 horror movie series have in common? Answer: They've run with the same exact storyline for years and made a killing off of it. Stop me if you've heard this before. Vince McMahon turns on his...

Credible ECW champ at Cyberslam

Credible ECW champ at Cyberslam

The ECW World Title belt has finally made its way home. At the Cyberslam event held Saturday night at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tommy Dreamer pinned Tazz and won the ECW World Heavyweight Title only to lose it to Justin Credible minutes later. On...

WrestleMania 2000 a flop

WrestleMania 2000 a flop

  It was supposed to be sports entertainment's greatest event of the year. It was supposed to the best the WWF has to offer. It wasn't. WrestleMania 2000 from The Pond in Anaheim, California, will go down as one of the worst WrestleManias the World Wrestling...

Triple H WrestleMania’s big winner

ANAHEIM -- It was a good night for Canadians at WWF WrestleMania 2000 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, but it was an even better night for Triple H. Triple H came away with the WWF World Championship in a four-way match with The Rock, The Big Show and Mick Foley. It...

Living Dangerously boosts ECW

  I swear, you could give ECW owner Paul Heyman and his booking staff a volunteer fire department, a group of drunken sailors found staggering around the harbour, an abandoned parking lot behind a downtown construction site, a rusty ring and they would somehow...

Is No Way Out the last we’ll see of Cactus Jack?

Is No Way Out the last we’ll see of Cactus Jack?

  Goodbye and God bless, Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love and Mick Foley. Have a nice day...and a nice life for that matter. If we are to believe the World Wrestling Federation, hardcore wrestling icon - Mick Foley - wrestled his final match last night at the No...

Super Brawl equals Super Bore

  If you didn't know better, you'd swear that someone was deliberately sabotaging World Championship Wrestling from the inside out. A spy working undercover for the WWF like something out of a Mission Impossible movie. How else could anyone explain the state WCW...

Rocky wins the Rumble

Rocky wins the Rumble

  He said it best himself. Finally, The Rock is going to WrestleMania. As many fans predicted, Rocky Maivia came out on top in the annual 30-Man Royal Rumble to win a shot at the WWF World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 2000. The Rock entered as number 24 and...

Benoit crowned World champ at Souled Out

Benoit crowned World champ at Souled Out

By ROD BOUDREAU -- For SLAM! Wrestling Not exactly how WCW planned, we're sure. But they did deliver a PPV -- such as it was -- and crowned a new world's champion. Another Canadian in fact. Congrats to Chris 'The Canadian Crippler' Benoit, the pride of Edmonton, who...

Overbooking convicts Guilty As Charged

   What has separated ECW from the Big Two is its focus on actual wrestling not convoluted angles or promos cut by grapplers putting more effort into their interviews than their matches. Some call it an outdated old school approach. To me, it's pro-wrestling...

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