Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Oct 2012
WrestleMania and Backlash 2000
Wrestlemania 2000 was definitely a misfire during a very hot time for the WWF with no single matches and a really weak main event. However, the next month was the terrific Backlash 2000, and the main event of that event including the ending with Stone Cold returning to lay waste to the McMahon Helmsley regime was so perfectly booked, I almost wonder if that was the original plan for WM but Austin wasn't fit to perform, hence the 4 way mess we did get with heel HHH going over. Does anyone know if this was the case or did they just want a bigger buyrate for the april PPV?
Either way, a card resembling more closely the Backlash 2000 one would have made for a sure fire top tier mania, this is a card I rebooked for another thread.
WWF Title: Triple H w/McMahons vs The Rock
Rock gets his big Mania title win and avenges Foley's retirement.
Kane and Rikishi vs DX
IC Title: Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho
Kurt Angle vs Big Show
Showster coming out to real American here would be one of the funniest moments in Mania history.
Tag Team Titles Triple Threat Ladder Match: Dudley's vs Hardyz vs Edge and Christian
European Title: Eddie Guerrero vs Val Venis w/ Special Ref Chyna
These two both had similar lothario gimmicks and could have had a solid match. Chyna is made ref as both could have been making unsuccessful advances towards her leading up to this, and she could join Eddie afterwards
Women's title bra and panties match: The Kat (c) w/Mae Young vs Terri w/Fabulous Moolah
Hardcore Title Six Man Challenge: Crash Holly (c) vs Hardcore Holly vs Tazz vs Al Snow vs Steve Blackman vs Perry Saturn
Would probably be a pretty cool hardcore brawl with a lot less filler than the overstuff battle royal we did get.
Light Heavyweight title: Dean Malenko vs Essa Rios w/Lita
This match gets all the titles on the ppv and both men always had nice chemistry. Malenko taps Rios in a short match for the win.
16 man tag team battle royal: Too Cool vs The APA vs Test and Albert vs Godfather and D'lo Brown vs Big Bossman and Bull Buchanon vs Viscera and Mideon vs Kai en Tai vs Headbangers
What do you all think of these two shows?
Last edited by Frootbrute; 10-16-2012 at 02:11 PM.