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Rebellion (2000) was the second Rebellion professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on December 2, 2000 at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.[2]

Rebellion (2000)
Rebellion 2000 VHS cover.jpg
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateDecember 2, 2000[1]
CitySheffield, England[1]
VenueSheffield Arena[1]
Attendance11,077[1]
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StorylinesEdit

The event featured nine professional wrestling matches and two pre-show matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[3]

EventEdit

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentator Jim Ross
Tazz
Interviewer Kevin Kelly
Ring announcer Tony Chimel
Referee Mike Chioda
Earl Hebner
Chad Patton
Tim White
Theodore Long

The opening match was an elimination tables match. This match saw The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) defeated Edge and Christian and T & A (Albert and Test). Edge and Christian first put Albert through a table with a double powerbomb. Christian was then put through a table via a 3-D.

The second match was for the WWF Women's Championship. Ivory successfully retained her title against Lita, when Lita went for a sunset flip, Ivory grabbed Steven Richards to block the move, which enabled her to roll up Lita for the win.

The next match was a hardcore match for the WWF Hardcore Championship. Steve Blackman retained the title when he kicked a chair into the face of the challenger Perry Saturn.

The WWF European Championship was next defended when William Regal took on Crash Holly. Regal pinned Holly for the win, however the referee reversed his decision when Molly Holly pointed out to him that Crash’s foot was on the bottom rope. While the referee was explaining to the ring announcer what happened, Crash used the opportunity to hit a drop kick on Regal and pick up the pinfall victory, and winning the title. Following the match, Regal grabbed the belt, attack both Hollys and left with the title.

The next match saw Billy Gunn and Chyna defeat Dean Malenko and Eddie Guerrero. After Gunn cleared Guerrero from the ring, he hit the Cobra Clutch Slam on Malenko, and picked up the pinfall victory.

During the following match, Kane defeated Chris Jericho. After the match, while Kane was exiting, Jericho grabbed a chair and ran after Kane, attacking him with it. Jericho ultimately applied the Walls of Jericho on Kane while on the entrance ramp, before being broken up by referees.

The WWF Tag Team Championship was defended next when Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather) defended their titles against The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy).

The next match was scheduled to be The Undertaker taking on Chris Benoit; However prior to the match, Benoit, along with his other members of The Radicalz (Malenko, Saturn and Guerrero), attacked The Undertaker backstage. They twice played The Undertaker's music, but he was unable to come out. Tony Chimel then announced that should The Undertaker not come out, he would be forced to forfeit the match. The match ended when Benoit attempted to put a figure-4 on The Undertaker, however he countered with an inside cradle for the win.

The main event saw WWF Champion Kurt Angle defend his title in a Fatal-4-Way match against Rikishi, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin and The Rock dominated Angle and Rikishi until the two men squared off. Austin hit a Stunner on Rock but Angle broke up the count. The Rock then executed a Rock Bottom on Austin but the members of the Radicalz as well as Edge and Christian interfered and attacked both Rock and Austin. Austin recovered early and hit a Stunner on Rikishi however he was attacked by the Radicalz, which allowed Angle to hit the Olympic Slam on Rikishi and retain the title. After the match, Austin and Rock fought off the Radicalz and taunted each other, before sharing beers and posing for the crowd as the show ended.

ResultsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Historical Cards: Rebellion (December 2, 2000. Sheffield, England)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 156. 2007 Edition.
  2. ^ "World Wrestling Federation Results 2000". Peter Krefting. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  3. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  4. ^ Cawthon, Graham (December 2, 2000). "2000". The History of WWE. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rebellion 2000". Pro Wrestling History. December 2, 2000. Retrieved May 24, 2015.