Backlash (2000)

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Backlash (2000)
Backlash 2000 poster.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Chris Jericho
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date April 30, 2000
Attendance 17,867
Venue MCI Center
City Washington, D.C.
Pay-per-view chronology
WrestleMania 2000 Backlash (2000) Insurrextion (2000)
Backlash chronology
Backlash: In Your House Backlash (2000) Backlash (2001)

Backlash (2000) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) promotion. It took place on April 30, 2000, at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. It was the second event under the Backlash chronology. Nine professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the event's card.

The main event was a singles match for the WWF Championship with Shane McMahon as special guest referee, in which The Rock (aided by Stone Cold Steve Austin) defeated Triple H to win the championship. Featured matches on the undercard included Chris Benoit defeating Chris Jericho by disqualification to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship and a six-man Hardcore match for the WWF Hardcore Championship, which Crash Holly won to retain the championship.


The event featured nine professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or fan favorites as they followed a series of events which built tension, culminating in a wrestling match or series of matches.


Before Backlash aired live on pay-per-view, three matches were showcased on Sunday Night Heat. The first match saw D'Lo Brown defeat Al Snow by disqualification. In the next match, Steve Blackman pinned Val Venis. The final match before Backlash 2000 featured The Godfather and Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki) defeating Steven Richards and The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher)


No. Results Stipulations Times[1]
1H D'Lo Brown defeated Al Snow by disqualification Singles match Unknown
2H Steve Blackman defeated Val Venis Singles match Unknown
3H The Godfather and Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki) defeated Steven Richards and The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) Six-man tag team match Unknown
4 Edge and Christian (c) defeated D-Generation X (X-Pac and Road Dogg) (with Tori) Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 09:22
5 Dean Malenko (c) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty Singles match for the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship 12:57
6 Big Boss Man and Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw) Tag team match 07:32
7 Crash Holly (c) defeated Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Hardcore Holly, Perry Saturn, and Tazz Six-man Hardcore match for the WWF Hardcore Championship 12:16
8 Big Show defeated Kurt Angle Singles match 02:35
9 T & A (Test and Albert) (with Trish Stratus) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Tag team match 11:07
10 Eddie Guerrero (c) (with Chyna) defeated Essa Rios (with Lita) Singles match for the WWF European Championship 08:37
11 Chris Benoit (c) defeated Chris Jericho by disqualification Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 15:09
12 The Rock defeated Triple H (c) (with Mr. McMahon and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) Singles match for the WWF Championship with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee 19:23
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • H – indicates the match was broadcast prior to the pay-per-view on Sunday Night Heat

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Powell, Jason (May 1, 2000). "Rock victorious at Backlash, Game Over for Triple H". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 

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