"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."
Four and a Half stars for 4 Great Matches.....
the one and only | I live south of Parts Unknown | 01/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wrestlemania 2000 had the debut of several future World Heavyweight Champions in it. Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Edge were all in here as several new talents that the WWE was using to compete against WCW at the time. This is also back in the good old days with the main reason of the TLC matches took place back then. Also the first ever fatal four way with a McMahon family member in every corner of the participants ended in quite a controversy for the World Title...
D'lo Brown and the Godfather vs. Bull Buchannon and the Big Boss Man:
Okay match to start the show. Ice T accompanies D'Lo and the Godfather to the ring, rapping his then new song on one of his CD's. The Big Boss Man and Bull Buchannon use a lot of power moves while D'lo resorts to some big man moves as well as fast paced moves mixed in as well. The Godfather doesn't do much, but does get the crowd into the match. Bull Buchannon lands a near perfect leg drop off the top rope and gets the win. 7.5/10
13 man Hardcore Battle Royal Crash [Champion] vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Tazz vs. Viscera vs. 3 members of the Mean Street Posse vs. Kai En Tai vs. the APA vs. The Head Bangers:
Don't expect to see a single headlock in this match. I believe everything but the kitchen sink was used by these men on each other. The weapons included: a boxed fan, a couple of paddles, a shopping cart, a fire extinguisher, some kendo sticks, some trash cans and trash can lids, a glass jar, and more than a fair share of street signs and cookie sheets.
Crash Holly lasted about half a minute before Tazz got the pinfall, only to lose it to Viscera a few seconds later. There were more than 10 title changes in this match, and most of the changers were comical and cool to see. My favorite quote from this whole match was when one of the Mean Street Posse members wins the title with blood pouring down his face and Jerry Lawler says out loud, "Look at Pete! He IS hardcore!" The ending ended in controversy as it looked like Hardcore Holly won the title but Crash claimed he did. 8.5/10 A good match to watch for fun.
Al Snow and Steve Blackman vs. T&A:
Eh, it was okay. That is until Al Snow lost his mind and called out a guy dressed up in a cheese, literally!, outfit. This was back during some storyline and unfortunately I started watching the WWE in mid 2000 so I can't help explain it. On top of all that JR and The King had some commentary problems as their mikes kept dying. Just skip it. 5/10
WWE Tag Team Championships Triangle Ladder Match The Dudley Boyz [Champions] vs. Edge and Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz:
Ah, the deaf defying moments know only as TLC matches. This was great, best match on the disk [In my own opinion] Lots of high flying moves. Edge spears Jeff off a ladder, the Hardy Boyz both leap off ladders onto Bubba Ray Dudley, E and C double suplex Devon off two ladders, and the Dudley Boyz destroy everyone as they bring out maybe 4 or five tables.
Best moments include Bubba Ray powerbombing Matt Hardy off the spanish announce table through another table that was set up. Devon then missed a splash onto Christain and crashed through a table. And of course Jeff's famous swanton bomb off a 20 foot ladder onto Bubba Ray Dudley. Unreal. E and C win after Edge pushed Matt of a couple of ladders onto another table and grabbed the belts. 10/10
A Cat Fight Val Venis is special guest referee Terri vs. the Kat with the Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young at ringside:
Okay, watching this after the ladder match was pure torture. I would not have minded if it was just the Kat and Terri, but this was just too weird. It's okay for a laugh maybe once every ten years, but I advise you to skip this one. 3/10
The Radicalz vs. Too Cool and Chyna:
Ah Eddie, how I miss your great antics in the ring. This was during the Chyna/Eddie love feud. All 6 people give it their best and Chyna even takes down Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn in some hard hitting moves. Grand Master "Sexsey" [I don't know how to spell his last name.] and Scottie Too Hottie do a lot of dance moves that really seemed unnecessary, but hey it got the crowd riled up. The Radicalz lose after Chyna pins Eddie. 6/10
Intercontinental and European Championships Triple Threat Two out of Three Falls Match [First fall is for the Intercontinental title, the second is for the European title] Kurt Angle [champion of both belts] vs. Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho:
What a great way to get back into the wrestling mood of Wrestlemania. All three men were great; submission move here, wrestling holds and switches there. Jericho even goes to the top rope and gets pushed off and lands almost on the announce table outside after Benoit pushes him off. Benoit wins the Intercontinental title after throwing angle into the ringside seats and hitting the flying headbutt onto Jericho for the pin.
The second match wasn't as long as the first, but it still was full of submission holds and great near falls. Jericho wins the European title after pinning Benoit. Kurt Angle lost both his titles without being pinned once. 9/10 [Good match]
Road Dogg and X-Pac vs. Kane and Rikishi:
Pete Rose continues to be assaulted by Kane at a Wrestlemania. Don't watch this, unless you were a fan of Rikishi's "Backside" 4/10
WWE Championship No Disqualifications Fatal Four Way Elimination Match Triple H [Champion] with Stephanie McMahon vs. The Rock with Vince McMahon vs. The Big Show with Shane McMahon vs. Mick Foley vs. Linda McMahon:
This was looong, but also very good. All four men held nothing back and a lot of weapons were used in this one. Mick Foley even had The Rock on an announce table and tried to give an elbow through it off the top rope but missed and damn near broke his rib cage after hitting the side of the table. The Rock then later gave a suplex to Triple H through another announce table and smashed it to pieces.
Big Show is the first to be eliminated, then Mick Foley after HHH pedigreed him onto a steel chair. Mick did not go quietly and hit Triple H in the face with a barbed wired 2 by 4 he pulled out earlier in the match. There were a lot of spots in the matches where weapons were used. Chairs, steel steps, announce tables were broken, and chairs were dented.
When it was down to Triple H and The Rock, Shane McMahon reappeared and attacked Vince. Vince fought back after being busted open and had to be led to the back. The Rock had the match won, but Vince came back out and turned on the Rock by hitting him with a chair for Triple H to get the win. 9.5/10 [Lots of weapon's but the screwjob ending ruined it for a perfect score, although it was exciting to watch.]
I recommend this for the Triangle Ladder Match, the Hardcore Battle Royal, the Two out of Three Falls Match, and the Main Event. This was a good Wrestlemania, maybe not THE best WM, but definitely not wasting any money if you buy it......"
Decent But Not Great
B. D. Jeffries | Raleigh, NC | 01/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Godfather & D'Lo Brown vs. Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan Pretty lackluster opener. It is Wrestlemania after all and you'd expect to be energized but this doesn't do it.
Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. T&A w/Trish Stratus "Head Cheese" was a funny gimmick for a while. This match isn't as bad as the crowd would lead you to believe but this is still tv material.
15 minute Battle Royal for the Hardcore Championship Pretty fun and exciting at times but way too long.
Triangle Ladder Match for the Tag Team Championship Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian vs. Hardy Boyz Showstopping match! The first of 3 historic classic matches with these 3 teams. Some huge bumps in this one.
Cat Fight Terri vs. The Kat w/Val Venis as special ref Filler and it sucks. Crap.
6 Person Tag Team Match Too Cool & Chyna vs. The Radicalz It's ok but again this is filler and more suited for Raw.
2 Fall Thriple Threat Match for the European and Intercontinental Titles Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho Great match. Very different as far as stipulations go. Non-stop with 3 of the best ever.
Kane & Rikishi vs. Road Dogg & X-Pac w/Tori The feud with Kane and X-Pac finally ends here. Rather short but to the point.
Fatal Four-Way for the WWF Championship Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Mick Foley vs. Big Show A McMahon in every corner. A long and entertaining match with probably THE most shocking finish in Wrestlemania history."