Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: York, United Kingdom
Cactus Jack 2000
Recently I have been watching the RAW's & Smackdown's leading up to the Rumble 2000. As we know Foley changes from Mankind to Cactus Jack, to then face The Game at The Garden in the Street fight for the WWF Title. What I had forgotten, was how damn good this face of foley really was. The promo's from mick especially leading up to the match are some of the best you'll see with some classic moments along the way.
The Pre Match Promo gives me goosebumps, and i can almost recall all of it from when i was kid which tells you what kind of an impact it had on me. Then the Match itself is a 5 Star Classic! The atmosphere, JR, the blood, the violence, it had everything. To add to that it was in the Worlds most famous arena with perfect production/set etc.
Also what's important to note is that this was the Match that elevated Triple H to that next level. He gained a lot of respect from everyone after this i felt. As a result of it, he was taken seriously as a REAL Champion and a true Main Event Player from this point going forward IMO.
One of my all time favourite PPV's, and IMO the best match of 2000 along with the Ironman between Rock & HHH probably.
Just wanted to get people's thoughts on it? Where you would rank it as a whole inc Feud etc during the Attitude Era Period, and what it later led to at No Way Out.
Personally, this has now become my fave face of Foley, although I love mankind.
How about you, What's your favourite?
JR: The Rattlesnake Has Struck!!! . . . . Austin is still the Champion!!!