The Big Show had The Rock on his shoulder, and attempted to throw him over the top rope, but The Rock hung onto the rope, and pulled The Big Show over. Cactus Jack and Triple H was intense, and I think Foley took him to school. Triple H then hit Jack with a chair, but Jack got up, and performed a with the chair. Foley and Triple H fought in a four-on-four tag team match later that night. On the January 31 episode of , Jack fought Triple H in a match where Mick Foley beat Triple H down. In the ring, Chyna performed a diving splash onto Holly, and Jericho performed a onto both of them. The Rock got time to cut a promo backstage with Michael Cole.
The reason it gets a lot of positivity I think, is due to the winners and how they went about it. Chyna attempted a pin, but Holly returned and threw her out of the ring. The included a between and for the , a for the , and the defending their against. X-Pac hit The Big Show with a , but The Big Show eliminated him with a , leaving The Rock and The Big Show. Bubba Ray performed a through a table on Matt.
One of the longest running entrants Bossman tried, yet failed to hold back The Great One. Gunn then pinned Bradshaw after a to retain the title. Funaki continued to interfere by himself. Crash Holly, mustered up 400 Ibs of courage to take him on, but Rocky was having none of his incredible size before throwing him over the top. Before the match, the Dudley Boyz insulted the fans, expressing their dislike for the booing of. Instead of doing the smart thing and teaming up, Billy Gunn showed his brain must be in his ass by eliminating his tag team partner Road Dogg. As Faarooq attempted a pin, Gunn pulled the referee outside the ring, and Bradshaw knocked down both Gunn and the referee.
The judges then unanimously decided Young as the winner. Although Chyna was meant to be the face in this situation, the crowd were very much behind Jericho. And just to put this chapter to an end, Y2J pinned Chyna after a lionsault. Triple H came back by using the chair. Still, the suplexes in this match were beautiful; especially the one from the top turnbuckle. Jack countered a Pedigree attempt and performed a onto the two-by-four. Jericho then performed a , and a to Chyna, to pin her for the victory.
After Faarooq, the eighteenth entrant, entered, non-participants came out, and attacked Faarooq, helping The Big Boss Man eliminate him. Despite this, Scotty and Grandmaster gave a sign of respect as they left the ringside area. On the January 13 episode of , Foley returned to his Cactus Jack persona a more violent and psychotic character by taking off his Mankind attire to reveal his Cactus Jack attire. Jeff then attempted a , but missed, sending himself into a table. An upset and were shown backstage not being able to draw numbers because they were denied entry into the Rumble match.
Angle regained the advantage after a , and a. Jack performed a on the announce table, and spilled a bag of in the ring. It was a turning point in the wrestling landscape, and Rumble 2000 played a big part in that. Triple H performed a belly to back suplex, but Jack came back with a into the steel steps. Funaki kept entering himself in to the match later despite going it alone, and commentators informed the television audience of what happened to his partner. Secondly, I respect the fact that some women like to be sexy and feel empowered when getting that kind of attention. On the January 27 episode of SmackDown! Jacqueline did her best to express disbelief while trying not to laugh.
The Big Show claimed that The Rock was eliminated first when his feet hit the floor before The Big Show's. Show must have seen a replay or something, as he came back and threw Rock over the top to the outside. The undefeated Olympic Gold Medallist resorted to cheap heat before the fans began chanting for his scheduled debuting opponent. This title match felt like another waste. Triple H came back with a back body drop onto the thumbtacks, and a Pedigree for a near-fall.
Lawler was blown away by the Hardys introducing a ladder to an already dangerous affair. It took six men to eliminate Rikishi. The go home finish was interesting as it seemed any of them could win; and the crowd response implied it. Jericho performed a to Chyna, who was on Holly's shoulders. The Rock was declared the winner, and he celebrated as Big Show angrily walked to the back.
A few other jobbers were nixed from the Rumble and substituted for bigger names. On the January 10 episode of Raw is War, brought every superstar to the ring, demanding that Foley be reinstated or the entire roster would walk out. The third match was a for the between , and co-champions and. . Later that night, The Rock and The Big Show faced the. It has to be up there as one of the worst attires in the history of the Rumble, I was struggling to focus on the action til he took them off. The Hardy Boyz then placed D-Von on a table outside the ring.