• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 23, 2000) – WWF Royal Rumble 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 23, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The ending of this Royal Rumble match was actually botched by the final two, as The Big Show’s feet were supposed to touch the ground first, but as it happens sometimes when you’re LIVE, you have no second chance to make it right, so The Rock’s feet touched the arena floor first, hence The Big Show would’ve been the winner here, but the WWF just didn’t show that angle (until weeks later on RAW), so The Rock was announced the official winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble match and is still listed as such in the record books.
The match finished can be watched here:
– Tazz defeated Kurt Angle
– Tables match: The Hardy Boyz defeated The Dudley Boyz
– Undisputed WWF Intercontinental Championship: Chris Jericho (c) defeated Chyna (c) and Hardcore Holly Triple
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws (c) defeated The Acolytes
– Street Fight – WWF Championship: Triple H (c) defeated Cactus Jack
– The Rock won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Former TNA Wrestler Passes Away
We are saddened to inform you that former TNA wrestler Rocksan Biggerstaff (Belladonna in TNA) has passed away at the age of 40.
Warren Wolfe broke this sad news by posting the following on Facebook:
“Woke up this morning to find out that Rocksan Biggerstaff (aka Belladonna) who was the valet for my TNA faction, Disciples of The New Church, has passed away. I loved what she added to the group…she played her character well. Outside of the ring she was a sweetheart. My condolences to her family.”
You can check out a video of Belladonna from NWA TNA below:
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