Sunday, 21 May 2000

The Rock vs. Triple H - WWE Championship Iron Man Match: Judgment Day 2000 (Highlights)

The Rock and Triple H go toe-to-toe for an hour for the right to be WWE Champion.

Judgment Day (2000) was the first annual Judgment Day professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). (Although there was an "In Your House" event named "Judgment Day" in 1998, this was the first annual. It was presented by 3DO's Army Men: World War and took place on May 21, 2000 at the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

The main event was an Iron Man match for the WWF Championship and featured Triple H facing The Rock with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. Triple H defeated The Rock to win the championship 6 falls to 5, after a disqualification in the final seconds by Shawn Michaels as a result of interference by the returning Undertaker. Featured matches on the undercard included a double tables match featuring D-Generation X (Road Dogg and X-Pac) defeating The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von). The other featured match on the undercard was a Submission match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship between Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho, which Benoit won to retain the championship.

Monday, 15 May 2000

WCW Monday Nitro 5/15/2000

Vampiro vs Sting-House of Pain Match
Shane Douglas attacks Bryan Clarke
Misfits in Action Backstage Promo
Kronic vs Shane Douglas & The Wall-WCW Tag Team Titles
Eric Bischoff/Kimblery backtage with Disco Inferno
Eric Bischoff/Kimberly backstage with Terry Funk and The Cat
Norman Smiley/Ralphus Promos
Filthy Animals (Konan/Rey Mysterio Jr/Juventud Guerrera vs Terry Funk-WCW Hardcore Title
Ric Flair arrives
Norman Smiley and Ralphus backstage
Ric Flair confronts Eric Bischoff
Hardknox Chris Candido/Tammy Sytch vs Dafney/Crowbar-WCW Cruiserweight Title
Ric Flair Promo
Sting's Car on Fire
Vince Russo/David Flair/Daffney at Ric Flair's House
Jeff Jarrett attacks Ric Flair
Miss Elizabeth vs Madusa-House of Pain Match
Scott Steiner vs Rick Steiner & Tank Abbott
Kevin Nash vs Mike Awesome-Ambulance Match
Norman Smiley/Ralphus Backstage
Eric Bischoff/Kimberly/The Cat brawl with Diamond Dallas Page
Hulk Hogan vs Horace vs Kidman-Triple Threat Match
Jeff Jarrett vs Ric Flair-WCW Heavyweight Title

Wednesday, 3 May 2000

Randy Savage returns to WCW: Thunder, May 3, 2000

Randy Savage makes a surprise return to WCW during a 41-Man Battle Royal on Thunder in 2000.

Randy Mario Poffo (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011), better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and occasional color commentator best known for his time in World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Savage held 20 championships during his professional wrestling career. He held six world titles between the WWF and WCW, having won the WWF Championship twice and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times. He also won the ICW World Heavyweight Championship three times and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship once.

A one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, WWE has named Savage as the greatest champion of all time and credited him for bringing "a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring performances." He was also the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3 winner. A major pay-per-view attraction in the 1980s and 1990s, Savage headlined WrestleManias IV, V and VIII, as well as the 1995 edition of WCW equivalent, Starrcade.

For most of his tenures in the WWF and WCW, he was managed by his real life wife "Miss Elizabeth" Hulette. Savage was recognizable by wrestling fans for his distinctively deep and raspy voice, his ring attire, intensity exhibited in and out of the ring, and his signature catch phrase, "Ooh yeah!". WWE has said of Savage, "Few Superstars were as dynamic as "Macho Man" Randy Savage. His style – perfectly punctuated by his entrance music, 'Pomp and Circumstance' – was only outshined by his performances in the ring." Savage died of cardiac arrhythmia while driving with his second wife Barbara Lynn Payne, in Seminole, Florida on the morning of May 20, 2011.