• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 2, 2000) – WWF WrestleMania 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 2, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WrestleMania 2000’ LIVE on PPV from the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
This was the 16th annual WrestleMania event and had the tagline “A McMahon in Every Corner”.
The inaugural WrestleMania happened in 1985 and even nowadays WrestleMania is still by far the biggest professional wrestling event on the planet each year.
Here are the PPV results:
– Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan defeated The Godfather & D’Lo Brown
– Hardcore Holly won a Hardcore battle royal for the WWF Hardcore Championship
– T & A defeated Head Cheese
– Triangle ladder match – WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge & Christian defeated The Dudley Boyz (c) and The Hardy Boyz
– Catfight: Terri Runnels defeated The Kat
– Chyna & Too Cool defeated The Radicalz
– Intercontinental Title: Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle (c)
– European Title: Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle (c)
– Kane & Rikishi defeated D-Generation X
– Fatal 4-way elimination – WWF Championship: Triple H (c) defeated The Rock, Mick Foley and The Big Show
• Original Plan For The Undertaker For “Dead Man Talking” Revealed
Starrcast owner Conrad Thompson recently trademarked “Dead Man Talking” and this began speculation that The Undertaker could be starting a podcast with Conrad as the co-host.
However, that’s not the case.
During a recent interview on Mat Men Wrestling Podcast, Conrad revealed the original plan for “Dead Man Talking”:
“Bruce was tickled with the idea and this was before Bruce went back [to WWE] officially full-time. [Bruce said] ‘You know I was thinking it would be cool, especially in some of these European markets if we could do a one-man speaking tour except with me and The Undertaker. So it would be Brother Love and The Undertaker telling old stories from 1990 to 2010. 20 years of stories that should be a winning formula.’
So he loved the idea, I loved the idea and we liked the name Dead Man Talking. I thought that was tremendous. Nobody owned it, so I trademarked it. I didn’t put it out there that I trademarked it, but I guess someone in the wrestling space just decides to scour all these different trademarks for the wrestling space and see what applications come through.”