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Backlash 2000 - King of the Ring 2000

Does anybody know why the WWF went the route they did during this period ?

I recall Rock winning the title at backlash then dropping it at judgement day the winning it back in a shitty tag match at KOTR.

Does anybody know why they did this. I mean why ruin Rocks title reign that was over a year in the making ?

it made no sense for me to see trips win the belt straight back.

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Because The rock was much much bigger draw chasing the title than being the champion. Both Vince Mcmahon & Dave Meltzer have said this.

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Because back in those days playing hot potato with the WWE title between the top stars was a major draw as it created shock value ratings and also the fact was that a long term feud over the WWE title was planned going into WrestleMania 16 as far back as late 1999. I had read somewhere before that the original plan was to have Stone Cold Steve Austin win the WWE title at WrestleMania 16 and then feud with Triple H for a few months with the WWE title changing hands a few times through it.

Obviously with Stone Cold Steve Austin being injured the obvious option was to put The Rock into the feud with Triple H and the results were there for everyone to see as it is in my opinion the best continuous feud in either mans career. Without properly looking into it i think the WWE title changed someting like 25 times in between WrestleMania 14 and WrestleMania 17 with Kurt Angle being the longest champion at around 3 or 4 months so in those days the WWE title was thrown about much more than now.
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Because The rock was much much bigger draw chasing the title than being the champion. Both Vince Mcmahon & Dave Meltzer have said this.



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That tag match was ridiculous at KOTR. It was a miss match quite frankly. 3 full time established wrestlers v The WWE champ and his brother and father in law. WTF?

If I remember correctly Rock didnt even pin HHH to win the belt.

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Because back in those days playing hot potato with the WWE title between the top stars was a major draw as it created shock value ratings and also the fact was that a long term feud over the WWE title was planned going into WrestleMania 16 as far back as late 1999. I had read somewhere before that the original plan was to have Stone Cold Steve Austin win the WWE title at WrestleMania 16 and then feud with Triple H for a few months with the WWE title changing hands a few times through it.

Obviously with Stone Cold Steve Austin being injured the obvious option was to put The Rock into the feud with Triple H and the results were there for everyone to see as it is in my opinion the best continuous feud in either mans career. Without properly looking into it i think the WWE title changed someting like 25 times in between WrestleMania 14 and WrestleMania 17 with Kurt Angle being the longest champion at around 3 or 4 months so in those days the WWE title was thrown about much more than now.
Yet these days people go on like the title is passed around a lot more. It's not, it's probably less than it was then then, the key difference being it no longer means anything because the feuds are either non-existent or have no intensity due to the lack of true stars, so no one cares.

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That tag match was ridiculous at KOTR. It was a miss match quite frankly. 3 full time established wrestlers v The WWE champ and his brother and father in law. WTF?

If I remember correctly Rock didnt even pin HHH to win the belt.
He pinned HHH at Backlash to win it (after the Austin run-in). He lost it at Judgment Day after HBK awarded HHH a pinall due to Undertaker's interference (even though he waited until after time expired to hit the Tombstone on HHH). Then, pinned Vince in the 6-man at KOTR.

As far as the 6-man goes, I enjoyed it for what it was. I always remember it by Shane taking the Chokeslam from the turnbuckle through the announce table. But it kinda made sense at the time, then they had Kane prevent Taker from breaking up the pinfall which eventually set up their match at SummerSlam.
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