• 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 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.
Below are the results from that night:
– 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 by DQ
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: The Rock defeated Triple H (c)
• WWE In Talks With MLW About A Partnership
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials are in talks with MLW (Major League Wrestling) officials about a working relationship.
WWE reportedly doesn’t like the rep that they don’t work with other wrestling companies, and they want to send their underutilized NXT wrestlers to MLW to get some experience.
“They are in talks with MLW and it’s along the lines of the old Evolve deal or to a degree the 90s ECW deal.
The idea is to get some of the developmental guys who aren’t working on NXT television some work.”
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