Fully Loaded 2000

| Date: July 23, 2000
| Venue: Reunion Arena | City: Dallas, Texas
| Attendance: 16, 504 | Buyrate: 420, 000

The Crap Shoot. I think that’s a gambling reference. And it’s a gamble in the main event tonight as Chris Benoit gets his first WWF title shot on pay per view. He attacked The Rock on Raw a few weeks ago and has alligned with Shane McMahon, seemingly as best friends. Benoit then beat The Rock to earn himself a shot at the title and in tonights main event Benoit will get his match. But that isn’t the only main event tonight, oh no. Fully Loaded has three main events. The second is a Last Man Standing match between Triple H and Chris Jericho. This is built around the names that Jericho has been calling Hunters wife Stephanie, names such as trash bag slut. Not nice. Jericho got the better of Triple H, costing him a WWF title shot and an Intercontinental title match.Triple H, furious, lured Jericho into a trap where he, Road Dogg and X Pac triple teamed the former Intercontinental champion.

The third main event tonight is between The Undertaker and Kurt Angle. Kurt has attacked Undertaker with a wrench, cost him a tag team title match and even poured milk all over his bike. All of which got under the Deadmans skin and has resulted in a match tonight. Did I mention that Mick Foley is the new commissioner? He’s running the show at the moment and has had a lot of comedy segments with Edge and Christian. He’s booked them in a tag team title match tonight against The Acolytes. Speaking of champions, Rikishi recently lost the belt to Val Venis and Val is scheduled to defend his newly won title against Rikishi in a cage match.  They’ve had some rivalry but it has cooled down since last months King Of The Ring. The European title will also be defended tonight as Eddie Guerrero defends against his old mate Perry Saturn. Saturn is now managed by Terri Runnels and he goes into this looking to get his first PPV victory.

Tazz is a man that has returned recently with a bad attitude. He’s been attacking random superstars during their matches and one man that stood up to him is former hardcore champion Al Snow. Those two former ECW wrestlers go one on one tonight. We’ll also get a 6 person tag between The Hardy Boyz & Lita and T & A and Trish Stratus. Lita and Trish have a big score to settle there. Let’s get to it.

We kick off with a video package focused around the three main events. Lots of gambling innuendo. I love the gambling theme of this PPV. Jim Ross welcomes us to Dallas, he’s joined by Jerry Lawler.

T & A (Test & Albert) & Trish Stratus vs. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) & Lita

The Hardy Boyz and Lita spring to the ring and this one gets underway before the bell! Matt Hardy and Albert kick it off in the ring as a “Lita” chant breaks out. Matt smashes Alberts head into the top turnbuckle but Albert throws him accross the ring. Both Trish and Lita are making their in-ring PPV debuts tonight. Albert gets the first near fall of the night. Matt hits a not so smooth arm drag and then gets sent to the outside. Matt has slipped a few times tonight, he’s not doing so well. Albert tags Test who receives a legdrop from the second rope. Matt tags his brother Jeff to a huge feminine pop. Test hits him with a sidewalk slam. Jeff sends Test to the outside and cross bodies him over the top. Jeff tags Matt who rolls Test up for a near fall. Following that, Test hits a big boot on the former tag team champion. Test tags in Trish who accidentally slaps Test.

Matt tags in Lita and the crowd go mental! Trish runs out of the ring and tags in Albert. Lita tags Jeff outside the ring and both Hardys double team Albert, hitting a suplex. Jeff, Matt and Lita then hit a triple suplex on Test and Trish! The Hardyz whip their tops off, as does Lita! The crowd love that. Albert gets back in and gorilla press slams Jeff Hardy all the way out of the ring. Test then takes a few cheap shots on the outside. Albert hits a tiger suplex for a two count. T & A have been largely successful as a team so far. They hit a double big back body drop on Jeff which earns Test a two count. Test hits a big full nelson slam and then applies a sleeper. Jeff gets out of it but gets hit with a powerbomb. Test then goes up to the top but Jeff gets out of the way of the elbow drop! Jeff finally tags in Matt. Matt is the fresh man and he hits a bulldog on Test before taking a shot at Albert. Test then hits the pump handle slam on Matt but Jeff comes off the top with a Swanton Bomb to break up the cover.

All hell breaks loose and all four men are in the ring. Matt then tags Lita who hits a huge tornado DDT on Test! That looked impressing. She then goes up to the top and hits a cross body to the floor on Albert. She goes up again and this time hits a hurricanrana on Test. Albert hits her from behind and Test hits Lita with a powerbomb! Trish demands a tag and gets it. She covers Lita who kicks out! Trish hits a bulldog but can’t decide what to do, she pins Lita for a two. Trish looks like she doesn’t know what to do here. She goes up to the top but Lita goes up with her and hits a superplex! Lita rolls on top of Trish but albert breaks it up. All hell breaks loose again and Matt and Jeff go to work on Test and Albert. Lita then goes up top for her trademark moonsault and hits it for the three! Lita and The Hardy Boyz win! Albert attacks Lita from behind and T & A then rip apart The Hardy Boyz. Trish whips Lita with a belt until Matt makes the save. This was a good way to open the show. The crowd were hot and very happy to see the women.

Rating: 7/10

Mick Foley is backstage when Edge approaches him and tells Mick that Christian has food poisoning. Foley doesn’t believe him but says he’ll send for an EMT.

The Undertaker arrives and asks some Mexican bloke if he’s seen Kurt Angle. Angle conveniently shows up, sees Undertaker and runs. Undertaker rides after him on his bike! Angle manages to escape.

Tazz vs. Al Snow

This is a first time meeting between two men who have spent a lot of their time in the Hardcore division. Snow and Tazz get right into it and it’s Al with the early advantage. Snow hits a side Russian leg sweep and Tazz leaves the ring. Al follows him and they end up back in the ring where Tazz lays into Al. Two former ECW alumni here. Snow hits a crescent kick to Tazz and a slam for a two count. Tazz hits an alabama slam. Al hits a big right hands and a clothesline followed by a powerslam. Snow then goes to the top and dives off with a big legdrop. He then goes to the top again and hits a moonsault but Tazz kicks out of the pinfall. A “boring” chant breaks out and Al grabs Head from the corner. Tazz chopblocks him and hits some big right hands. Considering the fanfare he came in with, Tazz hasn’t lived up to expectations. He hits a drop toe hold and more right hands.

Snow gets up and hits his trademark elbows and some martial arts kicks. Tazz catches his leg and hits a big suplex before going for the Tazzmission. Snow escapes it the first time but Tazz locks it on again and Snow can’t escape! He taps out and Tazz wins the match. A big win for Tazz but not the best match in the world. I’d like to see Tazz get a push but he’s going to have to put on better matches!

Rating: 3.75/10

Edge is backstage as Christian is throwing up in a cubicle. The doctor checks on Christian and says he can’t wrestle tonight.

Triple H and Stephanie are backstage when a delivery of flowers arrive for Stephanie. Stephanie assumes they are from Triple H but Helmsley checks the card and they are from Kurt Angle!

Eddie Guerrero (c) vs. Perry Saturn – European Title Match

Eddie is joined by Chyna for this one whilst Perry is joined by Terri Runnels. Chyna goes after Saturn and nails him with a right hand in the aisle. She then goes after Terri! Guerrero then goes after Saturn and throws him in the ring. Saturn is looking for his first ever PPV win tonight. Eddie stomps away at Saturn and then hits his springboard senton bomb. Guerrero then forces Saturn to the outside where Chyna takes him down with a clothesline. Chyna rolls Perry back in the ring where Guerrero hits him with a hurricanrana off the top. It’s been all Eddie Guerrero so far in this one. He hits a clothesline and applies an armbar. He then throws Saturn out of the ring and once again Chyna gets involved, throwing him into the steps as Eddie distracts the referee. The champion then dives off the top with a cross body to the outside. Back in the ring and Eddie hits a hurricanrana off the top for a two count.

Perry Saturn finalls gets back into the match with a powerbomb. Saturns advantage doesn’t last long as Guerrero comes off the top with a DDT which actually busts the top of Saturns head open. Eddie gets a two count and it’s Saturn who throws Eddie accross the ring now. Saturn hits a flapjack for a two. He then hits a powerbomb in the middle of the ring and goes up to the top. It’s the third match in a row we’ve seen a moonsault following Lita and Al Snow. Guerrero gets out of the way though and hits a brainbuster. Eddie goes to the top but Perry moves and Eddie manages to roll it out. Saturn hits a slam and motions for something. He goes to the top but Eddie gets up and dropkicks him off the top. Chyna gets involved again but this time Saturn nails Chyna and clotheslines her over the Spanish announce table.

Terri Runnels re-emerges from the back and Perry uses her as a shield. Terri then hits a low blow and Perry rolls the champion back in the ring. Saturn comes off the top with a big elbow to Guerrero’s kidneys and pins the champion for the three! Perry Saturn wins for the first time on PPV and takes home the European title! A decent enough match between these two.

Rating: 6.5/10

Edge and Christian are celebrating getting one over on Foley. Foley then walks in and Christian runs off the toilet where he pretends to throw up again. Foley catches him and tells them that they will be defending their titles tonight.

Michael Cole is backstage with The Undertaker who says tonight Kurt Angle will need a doctor to remove his foot from Angles ass. We then see on a monotir that Angle is sat on Undertakers bike. Undertaker chases Kurt off once again.

Edge & Christian (c) vs. The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) – Tag Team Title Match

This is a first time PPV meeting between these two teams in a standard tag team match. If The Acolytes win tonight then Faarooq will be the only man to have won on all three Fully Loaded PPVs. Edge and Christian are about to give a 5 second pose but The Acolytes interrupt them. Bradshaw gets on the mic and defends Dallas, the state that he is from. He cuts an awesome promo referencing Bruiser Brody, Dick Murdock, The Freebirds and The Von Erichs. They then take Edge and Christian apart outside the ring. Inside the ring, Bradshaw hits a fallaway slam off the middle rope. Faarooq and Edge then officially kick off the match. We get quick tags between Bradshaw and Faarooq. Bradshaw gets the first near fall of the match. Bradshaw then hits a big powerbomb on Edge. He goes for a second but Christian comes off the top with a dropkick. Edge tags Christian in who lays into Bradshaw. A “USA” chant breaks out. Quick tags between the champions now.

Edge and Bradshaw slug it out until Edge hits a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Edge tags Christian and the champions double team Bradshaw. Edge and Christian go for a double superplex but Bradshaw shoves them both off the top and then comes off the top himself with a shoulderblock on Edge. Bradshaw tags Faarooq who hits a big powerslam on Christian and a spinebuster on Edge. All hell breaks loose and Bradshaw hits a clothesline from hell on Christian. Faarooq hits the Dominator on Christian but Edge gets in the ring and smashes Faarooq with a tag title belt! It’s right in front of the referee! It’s a DQ win for the Acolytes but Edge and Christian retain the tag belts. The Acolytes and Edge and Christian battle to the back!

Rating: 6.25/10

The Big Boss Man is at WWF New York where he is ID’ing some bloke!

Triple H isn’t happy that Kurt Angle is sending Stephanie flowers. Triple H then says he’s going to go and ask Kurt about this.

We see Kurt backstage and is still getting chased by The Undertaker. Angle manages to grab a wrench and nail Undertakers knee with it!

Val Venis (c) vs. Rikishi – Cage Match for the Intercontinental Title

Val Venis has a decent Fully Loaded record, he beat Joey Abs on the Heat before Fully Loaded last year and beat Jeff Jarrett on his PPV debut the year before. Val has a short haircut these days and isn’t a porn star. He goes for an early escape but Rikishi pulls him down. This is the second PV match between these two men, Rikishi beat Val Venis in the King Of The Ring semi-final last month. Rikishi repeatedly throws Val into the side of the cage before attempting to climb it himself. Val tries to stop him but Rikishi elbows him off. Venis then tries to climb out of the cage but Rikishi jumps down and stops him. Rikishi hits a suplex, he’s really taking his time in this one. Neither men are quick to get out of the door. It’s Vals turn to throw Rikishi into the cage now. Trish is at ringside for Val. Rikishi hits a kick and then goes for the Stink Face but Val hits a low blow. He follows that up with a big time clothesline spinning Rikishi off his feet for a two count.

Val climbs up the cage but Rikishi decides to climb with him. Val smashes the challengers head off the cage sending Rikishi flying to the mat. Val then leaps off the top rope with an elbow drop and pins him for a two. Venis climbs up the cage and this time gets all the way to the top. Rikishi eventually chases him and brings the Intercontinental champion back into the ring. Both men then fall to the top rope, crotching themselves. Val seems to be bleeding. Rikishi crawls over to the cage door but Val stops him and hits some big right hands. Rikishi hits a Samoan Drop which is practically a finisher for a Samoan guy. He squashes Val in the corner with a big avalanche and then goes up to the middle rope and hits a Banzai Drop! The referee counts and Val gets his foot on the rope! I didn’t realise rope breaks counted in cage matches. Rikishi goes for the door and Trish slams it in his face!

Val hits a neckbreaker and goes to the top rope before diving off and hitting the Money Shot! He hooks the leg but Rikishi kicks out! Lita then runs out with a belt and whips Trish! And then whips off Trish’s top! Lita then whips Trish all the way to the back! In the ring Val climbs up the cage and Rikishi goes up with him before smashing his head into the cell. Val flies backwards and takes the referee down with him. Rikishi climbs all the way to the top of the cage and looks down on Val. The crowd go nuts as Rikishi side steps along the cage. He gives us the Jimmy Snuka pose and then jumps off the top of the cell and hits a huge splash on Val! Rikishi looks like he injured himself whilst Val doesn’t move. Rikishi walks over to the door and looks to win but Tazz smashes him in the face with a TV camera! Where di Tazz come from? Val rolls on Rikishi and covers him and the referee counts the 3! Val Venis wins and retains his Intercontinental title with a lot of help from Tazz! But what a huge spot from Rikishi, jumping off the cage.

Rating: 7.5/10

Somebody is taking flowers for Stephanie and Triple H bumps into him and asks where Angle is. The man shows Triple H to a locker room where the two men brawl behind the door. The door then opens and Chris Jericho walks out! It was a trap all along!

Shane McMahon comes out to the ring much to the confusion of everyone. He gets in the ring and calls out The Rock to go one on one with himself. The Rock comes out, checking behind himself for Benoit. He gets in the ring and calls Shane a pussy. Rock knows it’s a setup. Benoit then comes up on a screen and talks about the no disqualification stip which doesn’t make sense. He then rips up The Rocks clothes backstage! Weird segment.

Video package for Kurt Angle and The Undertaker next. It’s been a comedy of errors from Angle.

Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

Angle is out first but The Undertaker chases him down during his entrance! Undertaker sends Kurt into the crowd and they battle through before coming out in the ringside area. Both men had good nights at last months King Of The Ring, not a loss between them. Undertaker rolls Angle into the ring and this one is officially underway. Undertaker hits a big boot and drops an elbow before covering Angle and breaking the pin himself. Undertaker hits a big stalling suplex and once again breaks up his own cover. Angle manages to get a boot up following an Irish whip and he then jumps on Undertakers back with a sleeper. Undertaker shakes him off and hits a sidewalk slam. The two men go to the outside and Angle hits Undertaker with a wrench again. Back in the ring and Kurt goes for an Olympic slam but Undertaker fights it off. Kurt then hits a chopblock and works the injured knee of The Undertaker.

The two men exchange right hands and Undertaker goes for a chokeslam but Kurt kicks him knee and then takes him down and applies a leglock. This is classed as one of tonights three main events. Undertaker manages to get out of the leg lock and the two men exchange rights again. Undertakerhits a one arm chokeslam and then motions for The Last Ride before hitting it in the middle of the ring. Undertaker pins Angle and gets the three. Undertaker beats Angle tonight. Back to back PPV wins for Undertaker since returning as the American Badass.

Rating: 6.75/10

We see The Rock backstage looking at the clothes that Benoit ripped up before walking off.

Video package for Chris Jericho and Triple H next. Jericho has kissed Triple H’s wife, cost him his number one contenders match, caused him to get a Stink Face from Rikishi and caused Triple H to lose to The Brooklyn Brawler.

Triple H vs. Chris Jericho – Last Man Standing Match

This is a first time PPV meeting between these two men. Triple H beat The Rock at last years Fully Loaded PPV, it’s a first time showing for Jericho. Jericho and Helmsley get right into it Jericho dropkicks Triple H out of the ring. This is the first time on a 2000 PPV that Triple H hasn’t been involved in a WWF title match. The two men go at it on the outside and Triple H drops Jericho on the barricade as a “Stephanie swallows” chant breaks out. Jericho’s ribs are taped up and Triple H targets them, dropping Jericho on the ring steps. Back in the ring and Triple H rips the bandage off Jericho’s ribs. Helmsley continues to work Jericho’s ribs in the corner. He then chokes Jericho with his own bandage. There’s a very different feel to this show, like they’ve hit the reset button since King Of The Ring. Triple H drops a knee on Jericho’s back followed by an elbow. Triple H throws Jericho to the outside where Stephanie slaps him a couple of times. Triple H then hits a suplex on the outside.

Triple H throws Jericho back into the ring where Chris starts to make a comeback until he gets caught with an abdominal stretch. Jericho finally gets out of it and lands some right hands and a spinning heel kick. He then goes for the Lionsault but Triple H gets his knees up. We get the first count of the match, remember it’s a ten coiunt to win this match. Triple H locks on a sleeper Jericho gets out of it and is counted again but manages to get up. Triple H lays into him with right hands but Jericho keeps getting up! Triple H then hits a Pedigree. Jericho just breaks the count this time but Triple H is back on Jercho, this time with a steel chair. He clobbers Chris with it and then goes for a Pedigree on the chair but the referee gets involved and Triple H shoves him across the ring! Jericho then hits a low blow and picks up the chair and leathers Triple H with it! Triple H is bleeding profusely but breaks the ten count. Jericho hits some right hands and a flying forearm. He comes off the second rope with a dropkick.

Jericho then hits a bulldog on Triple H on a steel chair! The two go to the outside where Triple H throws Jericho into the steps. He then goes for a Pedigree on the steps but Jericho back bosdy drops him. Both men grab monitors from the commentary desk and nail each other with them and both men hit the deck. The referee counts but both men get up on the 9. They get back in the ring where Triple H tries for a Pedigree but Jericho takes him down and locks on the Walls of Jericho! Submissions don’t count in this one though and Triple H gets to the ropes to break the hold but it doesn’t mtter if Jericho does or doesn’t, there aren’t any rules! Stephanie gets in the ring and drags Jericho off her husband. Jericho then locks the Walls of Jericho on Stephanie! Triple H breaks it up and grabs his trusty sledgehammer from under the ring. He swings it at Jericho but misses. Jericho slingshots Triple H into the ringpost and then nails Triple H in the ribs with the sledgehammer! Triple H gets back into it with a low blow and a side suplex through the announce table and both men are down!

The referee counts both men down and Triple H just manages to get up to his feet before collapsing again! Triple H wins the match by a second! Great contest between these two. It was mostly Triple H beating Jericho up but Y2J got his offence in and it was Triple H that just won in the end. Good stuff between these two. Triple H remains unbeaten at Fully Loaded.

Rating: 8/10

Video package now for The Rock and Chris Benoit.

The Rock (c) vs. Chris Benoit – WWF Championship Match

This is the first time these two men have met on PPV. The Rock is looking for his first win at a Fully Loaded PPV having previously lost and drawn with Triple H. The WWF title has been going back and forth between The Rock and Triple H since Wrestlemania so it would be nice to have a stable reign. Shane McMahon is ringside for Benoit. He gets in the ring as The Rock stares out Benoit and that distracts The Rock long enough for Benoit to get in and attack The Rock. The Rock hits an elbow and sends Benoit to the outside where The Rock throws Chris into the steps and then back into the ring. Rock then chases Shane but gets back in the ring to hit an atomic drop on Benoit before slingshotting Benoit into Shane. Benoit hits a knee on The Rock to take him down and follows it up with a gutbuster. Shane gets involved with an elbow. Benoit slams The Rocks heads into the steps before throwing him back into the ring. This is Chris Benoits first PPV main event and first shot at the WWF title. He gets the first near fall of the match.

The Rock suplexes Benoit onto the top rope and follows it up with a punt to Benoits chest. He then places the challenger on the top rope before hitting a side suplex from the top. Shane hands Benoit the WWF title belt and distracts the referee allowing Benoit to smash The Rock with the belt for a two count. He follows it up with a suplex for a near fall. The Rock hits a powerslam  for a near fall of his own. Benoit takes the advantage and locks on the Sharpshooter! The Rock gets to the ropes. Benoit once again goes for the Sharpshooter but The Rock fights out of it and hits some right hands. Benoit shoves him into the ropes and Shane pulls down the top rope sending The Rock to the outside. Benoit leaves the ring and tries to throw The Rock into the ring steps but Rocky reverses it and Benoit goes into them. Rocky then crotches Benoit into the ringpost. Back in the ring and The Rock applies a figure four! Shane does everything he can to distract the referee but Benoit gets to the ropes.

Benoit clotheslines The Rock out of the ring and as the challenger distracts the referee, Shane hits a clothesline. He hits another, sending The Rock over the barricade. Benoit suplexes The Rock back over the barricade. Back in the ring and The Rock hits a DDT for a near fall. Benoit is first up and he hits a clothesline for a near fall. The two men slug it out and The Rock drops Benoit on the ropes. Benoit goes to the top and hits his flying headbutt! But he takes a long time to cover The Rock and when he does, Rocky kicks out. The Rock gets back into it with a spinebuster and then the People’s Elbow! But Shane McMahon has the referee distracted for long enough for Benoit to kick out. Benoit hits a superplex and both men are down. The Rock hits a big clothesline but Benoit then gives one of his own. Benoit grabs a chair but the referee stops him and Shane McMahon then leathers the referee with a chair! The Rock then picks up the chair and chases Shane out of the ring. Benoit tries for a clothesline but The Rock takes him down with The Crippler Crossface! The referee calls for the bell! But The Rock won’t break the hold. The announcement is then made that Chris Benoit has won the match by disqualification! We’ve got a new WWF Champion!

The referee assumes it was The Rock that hit him with the chair and the rule was previously made that if The Rock loses by DQ then he loses the title. Shane and Benoit leave wit hthe title but out comes Mick Foley. Foley comes out and says there was no disqualification so orders the match to continue! Benoit gets back in the ring where The Rock hits him with right hands. Benoit hits his trademark german suplexes and bridges for a two count. Benoit locks on the Crippler Crossface! Rocky gets to the ropes and Benoit tries to get it again but The Rock hits the Rock Bottom and covers Benoit for the three! The Rock wins and retains his WWF title!

Rating: 7/10

 

And that was the third and final Fully Loaded PPV. Before I gloss over the rest of the card, I’d like to point out that they could have elevated three men on the cusp of the main event tonight in Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit but instead chose to put The Rock, The Undertaker and Triple H over. I would definitely have given Angle or Jericho a win on this show. The Rock should have won, that’s for sure. It was a very interesting ending to the main event that caught me off guard. I thought for a minute that Benoit had done it! But Mick Foley put an end to that. The Rock took the match in the end after a unique finish. I like The Rock as champion so that’s fine. Benoit will get his moment. Triple H and Jericho was match of the night for me. They both put it all on the line in a bloody affair that resulted in Triple H just winning. This match definitely elevated Jericho who has made quite the impact since his debut a year ago. Triple H stays on top but I’m hoping we don’t get a Triple H/Rock match for Summerslam. Another triple threat like last year would do for me.

The show kicked off with a decent six person tag match. The crowd were really hot for it and wanted to see Lita get her hands on Trish which is a credit to both women in that feud. The Hardyz and T & A is just a backdrop to the women in this one. Lita, Matt and Jeff got the big win and maybe at Summerslam we’ll get Lita vs. Trish. The match that followed between Tazz and Al Snow was a lot slower and largely disappointing. I’d rather have seen the two in a hardcore match. Tazz won and it seems as though he’s getting a push. It wouldn’t be the last time we saw Tazz as he would show up in the Val Venis/Rikishi match, costing Rikishi the match. This was a really good cage match between these two, they should both be very proud of it. The spot with Rikishi jumping off the cage was sick. I’ve never seen a man as big as him jump off a cage like that. I’m assuming it’s that spot that gave the prupose of this match being in a cage. It was certainly worth it. A great match between these two.

In the biggest surprise of the night for me, Perry Saturn won the European title form Eddie Guerrero. Eddie has out grown this title to be honest and will progress up the card. It could be a good make or break belt for Perry who has been floating for a few months. There must be plans for Perry and Terri, possibly on Heat as Perry features heavily on that show. The Acolytes then defeated Edge and Christian by disqualification, beating the champs but not winning the titles. This was a decent enough match between two established teams and both come out of it looking pretty strong. Then in the other main event of the evening, The Undertaker beat Kurt Angle. I didn’t think he’d beat Angle clean and I was waiting for something to happen but it didn’t. Undertaker beats the King of the Ring in clean enough fashion in another decent match. It was a decent enough pay per view to be honest and a setup for Summerslam, the second biggest pay per view of the year. The roster is just full of talent at the moment and it’s these PPVs when some of the lesser roster members aren’t used that make for an enjoyable show.

Overall Rating: 70/100 (ranked joint 6th out of 112)

Match Of The Night: Triple H vs. Chris Jericho
Worst Match Of The Night: Tazz vs. Al Snow
Surprise Of The Night: Saturn wins the European Title
Worst Booking Of The Night: Kurt Angle losing cleanly
Superstar Of The Night: Rikishi
Fully Loaded 2000 Will Be Remembered For: Rikishi’s dive off the cage

One thought on “Fully Loaded 2000

  1. Well, things were back on track for the WWF after the awful King of the Ring 2000. We have some fresh main eventers, a brand new and active Commissioner, and a nice Vince-less programme.

    Times were changing: Benoit was the new badass in town, Jericho was showing a mean streak, Rock was putting on classic wrestling matches, HHH was actually showing signs of likeability, Edge & Christian were providing fond memories of tag-team wrestling of years gone by, and Taker had become the new Hulk Hogan in terms of backstage politics.

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