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SLAM! Wrestling: WrestleMania 2000 stories

'Slop' matches haven't stopped Ivory

Ivory
By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
 Ivory is more than a little frustrated about the current state of women's wrestling in the WWF, yet in talking about it, she's careful not to step on anyone's toes.
 "It always seems like they don't quite know what to do with the women, from a wrestling point of view," she told SLAM! Wrestling before a recent WWF Smackdown! taping in San Jose.
 Since arriving in the WWF in March 1999, Ivory has done everything the company has asked of her, from accompanying D'Lo Brown and Mark Henry to the ring, to being the women's champion, to wrestling in slop matches, fighting septuagenarians, to commentating.
  • Apr. 13: Full story
  • Apr. 10: Ivory enjoyed All-Day-Long

    We're all marks at heart

    By ERIC BENNER -- For SLAM! Wrestling
     Wow. That's all I can say. Wow. I've had (counting in my head: one ... two ... three ...) four days to ponder it now, to let the wonder of Wrestlemania sink in. I've also had time to go over most of the reviews for the show. I'm incredibly surprised at the reaction to this show.
  • Apr. 7: Full story

    FAN590 winner recalls WM2000

    By RICK JESSUP -- For SLAM! Wrestling
      A state of awe and elation accompanied a phone call from my girlfriend who had heard my name on the FAN 590 morning show as the winner of their grand prize Secret Seats drawing. As a devout wrestling fan from back as far as WrestleMania II, I had just won the ultimate -- five days and four nights in Anaheim, California where I would be the guest of the WWF and Castrol GTX for WrestleMania 2000 at the Arrowhead Pond. As the date grew closer, I found myself preparing for any wrestling fan's dream, and I was not disappointed.
  • Apr. 6: Full story

    More to Trish than T&A

    TRISH
    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     ANAHEIM -- Despite her years of fitness modelling and TV appearances, Trish Stratus still got a really big kick out of appearing at Sunday's WrestleMania. "Just being there was such a thrill to me because I'm such a fan and it's my first pay-per-view and it's WrestleMania. So put those two together and it's just amazing," she told SLAM! Wrestling after the event. Stratus has only been with the WWF for a couple of months now on TV. Yet, she talks like a pro, dropping words like 'gimmick' and 'working a program' with ease. The Torontonian was forced to sit on the sidelines, waiting for her work visa to be processed so she could work in the United States. Once that hurdle was cleared, she was thrust into the mix.
  • Apr. 5: Full story

    Getting Smackdown-ed

    By GREG OLIVER -- At SmackDown!
     SAN JOSE -- I am no longer a Smackdown! virgin.
    Without the UPN affiliate in my current cable package, I had never up until tonight seen WWF Smackdown!
    Already I long for those innocent days of yore.
  • Apr. 5: Full story
  • Apr. 5: Smackdown! and Sunday Night Heat spoilers

    Big Show steals the show

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
    LOS ANGELES -- One could probably get very used to life out here in California, particularily if your WWF Monday Night RAW is delivered at 6 pm Pacific Time, rather than the 9 pm Eastern Time that this reporter is used to.
    I'll confess that I rarely stay up until 11 pm ET to watch the finale of RAW, choosing instead to fast-forward through the show in the morning.
  • Apr. 4: Full story

    Edge proud of Mania match

    EDGE, CHRISTIAN Canadian grapplers Edge (left) and Christian (right) win the WWF World Tag Team Champions.
    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania

     ANAHEIM -- In an informal poll with fans leaving the Arrowhead Pond, there's no doubt what match they will remember the longest from WrestleMania2000 -- the Three-Way Tag Team Ladder Match. Ditto for one of the participants. "It was definitely a dream come true," said Edge, who with partner Christian, became WWF tag team champion for the first time by beating The Dudley Boys and Hardy Boys. "Jay (Christian) and I would wrestle in his backyard, and would always be WWF tag team champs. That's honestly what we dreamed about, talked about and aspired for. So to do it at the bigger show of the year, possibily also one of the biggest shows of all time, in one of the billed matches, and one of the semi-main events -- and for the match to go perfect, the way we wanted it to. It just all unfolded amazingly. It literally was a dream come true," continued Edge.
  • Apr. 3: Full story

    Conflicting WM 2000, Guest Columns

    No shame for Foley

    By CHRIS ENGLER -- For SLAM! Wrestling
     Here it is the day after Wrestlemania and it's the time that grumpy online columnists wait for all year. In their best Comic-Store-Guy-From-The-Simpsons voice they hold their nose and say, "Worst Wrestlemania EVER" about the most anticipated PPV of the year. I'll cut right to the chase... Shame on anyone who complains about Mick Foley's performance at WM2000.
  • Apr. 3: Full column

    WrestleMania loses tradition

     
    ByNIC IZZI -- For SLAM! Wrestling
    What the hell? That's what everyone and their cousin said to Sunday's WrestleMania 2000 outcome. It happens once a year. Not WrestleMania, but the fact that the fans intelligence isn't insulted and we get what we want. We want the Kane/X-Pac feud to end. We want our cake and eat it, too. The one event that has so truly satisfied over the last decade and a half ended Sunday with a big resounding: Watch Raw to see what happens!
  • Apr. 3: Full column

    WrestleMania 2000 a flop

    Pre-show better than WWF's biggest event

    By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling

    VINCE Vince McMahon and his daughter Stephanie reunite at WrestleMania 2000.
     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 Federation has produced in its 15-year history of broadcasting the flagship spectacle. The only one-on-one match being the ludicrous Cat fight between Terri and The Kat, the other congested WrestleMania bouts suffered from constant stalling of one form or another as wrestlers lay prone for extended periods of time or engaged in low-impact brawling on the outside of the ring so that the audience could direct their attention to the other participants. This approach left many WWF superstars looking foolish for selling holds longer than they needed to.
  • Apr. 3: Full story
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    Triple H WrestleMania's big winner

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     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.
  • Apr. 2: Full story

    Fans get Axxess to WWF stars

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     ANAHEIM -- Fans of the WWF got the chance to get close to some of their favourite superstars over the weekend at the WWF Fan Axxess event at the Anaheim Convention Centre.
     Learning from the limitations of last year's WrestleMania Rage party, where many fans didn't get to meet any wrestlers, the WWF expanded on the party idea to encompass the whole weekend.
  • Apr. 1: Full story

    Countdown To WrestleMania 2000

     There is only one WrestleMania and it's finally here! WrestleMania weekend has arrived and SLAM! Wrestling is jacked to the max. This year's Fatal Four Way main event looks like four times the fun. On Sunday, The Big Show, Mick Foley and The Rock try their darndest to pry the WWF World Heavyweight Championship from the hands of The Game - Triple H. Wrestling what he says will be his last match, Mick Foley is the odds on favorite to emerge victorious but didn't everybody say that when he fought Triple H in the Hell In The Cell - retirement match - a short time ago? The special WrestleMania - All Day Long - broadcast is sure to bring back some fond memories to those who have lived and breathed professional wrestling their entire lives and introduce the newbies to the pomp and circumstance that is WrestleMania. To see what SLAM! Wrestling's turnbuckle heads think of the scheduled match-ups, check out our Countdown To WrestleMania.
  • Apr. 1: Full countdown

    Look for Foley to take crown

    By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun
      It is wrestling's biggest weekend.
     Never mind the hype (and there is lots of it). WWF's Wrestlemania is, in the minds of most fans, the event of the season -- a can't-miss, must-watch extravaganza.
     They have gathered in Anaheim for the most-popular pay-per-view of the many cards that are shown -- and for good reason.
  • Apr. 1: Full story

    SLAM! Wrestling's Mania moments

    Compiled By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling
     WrestleMania has a rich and colourful history. Every fan has their favorite moments. Moments they will treasure forever. Taking the good with the bad, there are also those WrestleMania happenings that make us cringe and start pounding that Fast Forward button on our VCRs as fast as humanly possible. Looking back over 15 years of the one wrestling event that hogs the media spotlight like no other, a sampling of SLAM! Wrestling writers share their thoughts with you.
  • Mar. 31: Full story

    Writers & 'rasslers pick WM2000 winner

    Compiled By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
     Who's going home with the big prize? Who's going to be WWF World Champion after Sunday's WrestleMania in Anaheim?
     SLAM! Wrestling set out to find out, and asked a few familiar names who they thought would win the main event pitting WWF champ Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs The Rock vs The Big Show vs Mick Foley.
  • Mar. 31: Full story

    Past stars recall WrestleManias

    By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
     Just as the fans have their favourite WrestleMania moments, so do the wrestlers.
     Cowboy Bob Orton was in the first three WrestleManias, including being in the corner of Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff in the main event of the first show against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. Going into WrestleMania I, he had no idea that it would be that big a deal.
  • Mar. 30: Full story

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