January 23, 2000 – New York City, New York – Madison Square Garden
SINGLES MATCH Tazz (debut) defeated Kurt Angle by Submission: This would end Kurt Angle’s winning streak..
TAG TEAM TABLES MATCH The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley): The Hardy Boyz won this tables match when Jeff Hardy Senton-bombed off a balcony onto D-Von Dudley, who was laid-out on a table on the floor.
MISS ROYAL RUMBLE SWIMSUIT COMPETITION Mae Young defeated BB and Ivory and Terri and The Kat: Mae Young won the first ever Miss Royal Rumble Swimsuit Competition after she removed her top and the judges voted for her.
WWF INTERCONTINENTAL TRIPLE THREAT MATCH Chris Jericho defeated Chyna and Hardcore Holly: Chris Jericho and Chyna entered the match as co-champions. Jericho won the match when he bull-dogged Chyna (who had Hardcore Holly in the Walls of Jericho), and then hit Chyna with the Lionsault for the pin.
WWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Roaddogg) defeated The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw): The New Age Outlaws held on to the WWF Tag Team titles when X-pac ran in and kicked Bradshaw when the referee wasn’t looking. Mr. Ass then finished Bradshaw off with the Fame-asser.
WWF HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE STREET FIGHT Triple H defeated Cactus Jack (Mick Foley): Triple H won a VERY hardcore match. Both men were repeatedly hit with a 2×4 with barbed wire wrapped around it. Triple H was split open early, and bled a great deal. Later on, Cactus was handcuffed and lying on the entry ramp. Triple H was about to hit him on the head with a chair when the Rock hit Triple H. Cactus was then released by a police officer. After pile-driving Triple H through the announcer’s table, Cactus brought a bag of tacks into the ring. Cactus was back-body dropped onto the tacks and then kicked out of the Pedigree. Triple H then pedigreed Cactus Jack on the tacks for the win.
ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH The Rock last eliminated the Big Show to win the Royal Rumble: The Mean Street Posse interfered in the Rumble to help eliminate Farooq & Bradshaw. The Rock, who entered the Rumble as number 24 found himself in a final four with X-Pac, Kane and The Big Show. X-pac managed to dump Kane onto the floor after he stunned the Big Red Machine with a kick. The Big Show then got ahold of X-pac, pressed him over his head, and dropped him onto the floor. The Rock and the Big Show faced off in the center of the ring with the Rock eventually hitting the Show with the Peoples’ Elbow. The Big Show managed to get an upper hand and had the Rock over his shoulder. The Big Show ran towards the ropes to drop Rock but propelled himself over the top. The Rock held on to the top rope, thus becoming the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble!!
Order of Entry
Order of Elimination
1- D-Lo Brown 2- Grand Master Sexay 3- Mosh 4- Christian 5- Rikishi Fatu 6- Scotty Too Hotty 7- Steve Blackman 8- Viscera 9- Big Bossman 10- Test 11- British Bulldog 12- Gangrel 13- Edge 14- Bob Backlund 15- Chris Jericho 16- Crash Holly 17- Chyna 18- Farooq 19- Road Dogg 20- Al Snow 21- Val Venis 22- Prince Albert 23- Hardcore Holly 24- The Rock 25- Billy Gunn 26- The Big Show 27- Bradshaw 28- Kane 29- The Godfather 30- X-Pac
(1- Mosh by Rikishi before #4) (2- Christian by Rikishi before #6) (3- D-Lo by Rikishi before #6) (4/5- GMS & Scotty by Rikishi before #7) (6- Blackman by Rikishi before #8) (7- Viscera by Rikishi before #9) (8- Rikishi by 6 guys bef. #15) (9- Backlund by Jericho before #16) (10- Jericho by Chyna before #18) (11- Chyna by Bossman before #18) (12- Faarooq by Bossman w/MSP #19) (13- Bulldog by Road Dogg before #21) (14- Edge by Snow & Venis before #23) (15- Bossman by Rock before #25) (16- Crash by Rock before #26) (17- Test by Big Show before #27) (18- Gangrel by Big Show before #27) (19- Bradshaw by Roaddogg & Billy b4 #28) (20- Venis by Kane before #29) (21- Prince Albert by Kane before #30) (22- Hardcore by Snow) (23- Godfather by Big Show) (24- Snow by Rock) (25- Road Dogg by Billy) (26- Billy by Kane) X-Pac by Rock, but not seen by refs (27- Kane by X-Pac) (28- X-Pac by Big Show, was eliminated (29- Big Show by Rock) (Winner: The Rock)