• 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:
Below are the results:
– 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
– 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
• Trish Stratus Getting Honored This July
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus will be inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame this July in Waterloo, Iowa at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
Below is the announcement from Trish’s website:
“[Trish] is the first female to receive the organization’s highest award. Past recipients of this prestigious honor named after Lou Thesz, a 15-time World Champion, include Edge, Booker T, Jim Ross, JJ Dillon, and most recently, Thunderbolt Patterson.
Stratus became the first female to receive Cauliflower Alley Club’s Iron Mike Award in 2016 and as she continues to find herself in trailblazing roles, she is overwhelmed to be recognized by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.”
Trish wrestled her final match last year at WWE SummerSlam 2019 pay-per-view, where she lost to Charlotte Flair.
WATCH: Trish Stratus Exposed On RAW: