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|WWE WrestleMania April 2 2000|
Actors: Al Snow, Mick Foley, Triple H, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon
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Reviewed on 8/15/2010...
Very good DVD. Really enjoyed it.
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Average PPV / Superb DVD!
R.A. McKenzie | New York | 07/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember watching this one live on PPV. Watching events live is always a more enjoyable experience than watching DVDs and looking back at them. "WrestleMania 2000" has some good stuff, but overall hasn't aged very well.
The Godfather & D'Lo Brown vs. The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan
---After Godfather and D'Lo enter with an awkward musical performance from Ice-T, the Alabama boys come in and take charge. The Godfather doesn't do a whole lot, which is disappointing. Bossman & Buchanan execute some vicious teamwork, and D'Lo has always been a very good wrestler. An odd choice for a PPV opener, but solid overall.
"6.5 out of 10"
13-Man Battle Royal for the Hardcore Championship
---For 15 minutes, these guys go at it for the Hardcore title. Once the time limit expires, whoever has the title wins the match. I'm glad to see the 24/7 madness get put aside for tonight. Also, the match is sometimes hilarious to watch, then suddenly a very rough battle. However, the big problem is that it wears thin very quickly --- too many superstars & too many weapons. Mildly amusing, but ultimately dumb and repetitive.
"5.5 out of 10"
Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. T&A
---A strange presentation with J.R. and King having some headset issues throughout the match, plus the crowd isn't into it. Who are we supposed to cheer for, anyway? There's an Al Snow mascot gag that's just weird, too. Test & Albert are very powerful wrestlers, and I always enjoyed their tag matches. Not bad, but most didn't seem to care.
"6.0 out of 10"
Ladder Match for the Tag Team Championships
Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (champions)
---Just when people thought the "No Mercy 1999" Ladder match and the "Royal Rumble 2000" Table match couldn't be topped, here this one comes along. I didn't think I'd enjoy this one after over 20 Ladder & TLC Matches since April 1 of 2000. But it actually holds up very well. I think that's because the wrestlers aren't so desperate to top themselves. No crazy spots from before to surpass; just 6 guys performing naturally. Even though I still can't figure out why The Dudleyz wasted 5 minutes to set up tables, this classic is as superb as it was years ago!
"9.0 out of 10"
Cat Fight with Val Venis as Special Referee
Terri vs. The Kat
---I actually get a huge laugh out of this one. Yeah, it's dumb and unnecessary, but it's not like anybody's taking themselves seriously here. A guilty pleasure meant to give us a good time cooling down from the Ladder Match.
"6.0 out of 10" (stupid yet funny)
The Radicalz vs. Chyna & Too Cool
---I know Too Cool can wrestle a good tag team contest, and Chyna is as tough as they come. Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, & Dean Malenko need no introduction. But this is basically The Radicalz being embarrassed by the happy-dance tag team, which is a shame. These six competitors were capable of stealing the show if they wanted too, but a lazy showcase that embarasses The Radicalz & hypes up the happy-dance tag team gimmick that annoyed the snot out of me. By the way, The Worm is the worst finishing move EVER!
"5.5 out of 10"
Two-Falls Match for the Intercontinental/European Championships
Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle ("Euro-Continental" champion)
---First off, the DVD has three alternate commentaries for this match that everyone should listen to. So how's the match? I admire this match more than I love it; what's sad is the unrealized potential. I got the feeling that what I saw was very good, but more of a sign of better things to come. The two falls' finishes come just when a classic is being born. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good battle between three of the best technical performers to ever grace the business. But a quiet crowd and rushed finishes kind of hurt this one. However, it's worth noting that this match made the WWF's "Best of 2000" VHS tape...not the Ladder Match! All three men have had better matches later in their careers, but this is one of the evening's best contests.
"8.0 out of 10"
Road Dogg & X-Pac vs. Rikishi & Kane
---I respect cool-downs for a main event, but this one doesn't hold up too well. I don't expect a classic, but these four guys give us a very lazy contest. Not terrible, but forgettable at best. Plus, the Pete Rose thing got old after "WM 15".
"5.0 out of 10"
No DQ Elimination Match for the WWF Championship
A McMahon In Every Corner
Mick Foley (w/ Linda) vs. Big Show (w/ Shane) vs. The Rock (w/ Vince) vs. Triple H (champion - w/ Stephanie)
---It was easier to keep track of the nWo roster than explaining the McMahon Family's storylines. You won't care if you love Elimination Matches, but this was main event didn't live up to the great hype and well-documented history. I can watch either of these 4 guys in one-on-one matches and have a good time. But put 3 or 4 of them in the same ring at a time, you get nothing more than slugfest. The one word to sum this up would be "EPIC"! The main event clocks in at a monstrous 40 minutes before all is said and done. I'm afraid some viewers will get tired of this one, because it goes for a long time. When it gets down to the final two superstars, it gets pretty good. But then there are several run-ins that gave me a shock, but then just made me feel jipped and puzzled. Sorry to say this, but not one of the better "WrestleMania" main events.
"6.5 out of 10"
I think the PPV is a disappointment, but then watch WWF use the DVD format to show off the goods (unlike today's WWE PPV DVDs):
* Disc 1 has the Triple Call Commentary for the Jericho/Benoit/Angle match, each very good. Angle brags about his success, and whines about getting screwed. Jericho is his usual sarcastic self, and just seems to have fun watching the match. Benoit gives us some background on his overseas travels, keeping things grounded and calm. Again, the Triple Call is an excellent bonus. Disc 1 also has histories on a few of the matches, and a brief behind-the-scenes featurette.
* Disc 2 was amazing for its time, and it's still pretty good. Each of the first 15 WrestleManias gets their own 12-to-14 minute coverage. Some of them are very well covered, while a few are quite the bore. Keep in mind, that there are barely any interviews or non-kayfabe moments. Also, some "WrestleManias" have all matches recapped, while some just focus on the main events. I hope the WWE considers improving upon for future "WrestleMania" DVDs, because I'd love to see this good first-try evolve into greatness.
I recommend the "WWF WrestleMania 2000" DVD because of two excellent matches, and some very good DVD extras. But if you want just the PPV, get the "WrestleMania Anthology" instead."
WWF WrestleMania 2000
Stephen Horne | Aberdeenshire, Scotland | 09/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"WrestleMania is viewed as the definitive World Wrestling Federation event to see, although - more often than not - fails to live up to the hype and rarely wins an award for Card Of The Year. WM2000 was no different and, while it was a solid pay-per-view, was a disappointment on many levels. In a full run-down of the matches...The Godfather teamed up with D-Lo Brown to take on The Big Bossman and Bull Buchanan in a poor opener... Crash Holly fought to keep his 'precious' Hardcore title in an awful Battle Royal with 12 other participants... The team of 'Head Cheese' (Al Snow and Steve Blackman) tangled with Test & Albert in a dreadful bout... The Dudley Boyz defended their tag team gold against The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian in a phenomenal Three Way Dance featuring tables, ladders and chairs (oh my)... The Kat took on Terri in a terrible 'catfight' with little in the way of the expected T&A... Chyna teamed with Too Cool to lock horns with Eddy Guerrero, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn in a fine Six-person tag team match-up... 'Euro-continental' champion Kurt Angle defended his two titles against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit in a decent Three Way... Kane and Rikishi took on the Road Dogg and X-Pac in an entertaining bout... And finally, Triple H attempted to become the first heel to walk out of WrestleMania as the World champ in an average Four Way main event against The Rock, Mick Foley and The Big Show.It may have its flaws and it may be vastly overrated, but I've seen worse WrestleManias and, for the most part, I found this to be an entertaining watch. Seek it out if you've got the cash to spend."
Awesome! 4 Stars! Great Matches and a Great Card!
Jonathan E. Barber | CT | 11/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here are the matches:1. First-Ever Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match for the WWF Championship: A McMahon in Every Corner: Triple H (champion), with Stephanie vs. The Rock with Vince vs. Big Show with Shane vs. Mick Foley with Linda: A great WrestleMania main event. I do think that it could have told a bit of a better story, though. However, it was Mick Foley's last match to date, making it that much more great.
2. First-Ever Two-Fall Triple-Threat Match for the Intercontinental and European Championships: Kurt Angle (champion) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit: GREAT technical warfare!
3. Triangle Ladder Match for the Tag Team Championship: Dudley Boyz (champions) vs. Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian: The first match between all three teams in this LEGENDARY feud! Features Jeff's famous Swantown Bomb off the Ladder and through the table! Some VERY, VERY sick spots!
4. First-Ever 13-Man Hardcore Battle Royal for the Hardcore Title!: Some entertaining hardcore moments, with various weapons being used. Nice to see Tazz (I HATE adding that second "z") wrestling in his hardcore style.
5. Cat Fight: The Kat with Mae Young vs. Terri with The Fabulous Moolah with Special Guest Referee Val Venis: Talk about skimpy!
6. Kane & Rikishi vs. X-Pac with Tori & Road Dogg: Pete Rose continues his annual tradition. Torrie gets the Tombstone, may I add, along with Pete's Chokeslam!
7. T&A with Trish Stratus vs. Al Snow & Steve Blackman: Humorous...Hilarious...Funny. Before the match, Al and Steve bring out a guy named Chester McCheeserton. Classic comedy!
8. 6-Person Tag Team Match: Too Cool & Chyna vs. Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn: Nice match, with Eddie and Chyna exchanging some funny looks. Nice, crisp, entertaining match.
9. The Godfather & D'Lo Brown vs. Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan: Good opening match. Rapper Ice-T performs Godfather's entrance theme from "WWF Agression." Pretty good opening match. Godfather & D'Lo come out with the hos and Ice-T as, in my own words, "Pimps in crime." Sorry. My Bad...I reccomend that, if you can afford the tape, get it. It's a great card, and features great matches."