• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 30, 2000) – WWF Backlash 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 30, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘WWF Backlash’ event LIVE on PPV from the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.!
This was the 2nd annual Backlash event held by the WWF/WWE from 1999 till 2009 and again since 2016.
After not being able to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H at WrestleMania 2000, The Rock got another chance in the main event of this pay-per-view, this time in a one on one match with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee.
The results from that night were:
WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge & Christian (c) defeated Road Dogg & X-Pac
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship: Dean Malenko (c) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan defeated The APA
WWF Hardcore Championship: Crash Holly (c) defeated Hardcore Holly, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Perry Saturn and Tazz
Big Show defeated Kurt Angle
T & A defeated The Dudley Boyz
WWF European Championship: Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Essa Rios
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Chris Benoit (c) defeated Chris Jericho via DQ
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: The Rock defeated Triple H (c)
• Plan For Vince McMahon To Kill A Former WWE Wrestler On TV Revealed
WWE has had some of the weirdest storylines in history. Former WWE wrestler Hornswoggle has been a part of many of them.
Former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz recently revealed a storyline where Vince McMahon was supposed to murder Hornswoggle.
The angle was supposed to have McMahon ask Hornswoggle to go for a ride with him, after which he would stuff Hornswoggle into a pillow case and throw him out of his Limousine window over a bridge railing. This would lead to the death of Hornswoggle.
Nowadays evenings are reserved for finally cleaning out closet. I don’t know which writer came up with this nearly 13 years ago and I can pretty much guarantee it didn’t make it to Vince but you got to admire someone who swings for the fences. pic.twitter.com/sDyoDL5SPk
— Brian Gewirtz (@bfg728) April 30, 2020
While this is a pretty scary angle, it is unknown who exactly pitched it. It didn’t reach Vince McMahon, or else we could’ve witnessed the murder of Hornswoggle on live TV.
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