KING OF THE RING 2000
May 29 - June 25, 2000

- Qualifying Round #1

Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place - May 29, 2000
Raw:
Rikishi defeated Shane McMahon via disqualification at 2:34 when Shane hit his opponent over the head with a steel chair as Rikishi attempted to Stinkface an interfering Triple H; Triple H came ringside early in the bout to be in Shane's corner; after the bout, Shane hit Rikishi a second time before Triple H hit the Pedigree onto the chair and gave Shane a 3-count after he covered Rikishi

Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - June 13, 2000
Smackdown! - 6/15/00:
Scotty 2 Hotty pinned D-Lo Brown with the Worm and a DDT at 3:10

Rochester, NY - June 5, 2000
Raw:
Chris Benoit pinned the Road Dogg (w/ X-Pac & Tori) at 1:43 with a German suplex into a bridge after the Dudleyz distracted Road Dogg; after the match, DX saved Tori from a powerbomb through a table on the floor

St. Louis, MO - Kiel Arena - June 12, 2000
Raw:
X-Pac (w/ Tori & the Road Dogg) pinned Dean Malenko with the X-Factor after the Road Dogg interfered

Buffalo, NY - June 6, 2000
Smackdown! - 6/8/00:
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned Matt Hardy with a hurricanrana off the top into a cradle at 4:11

Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome - May 30, 2000
Sunday Night Heat - 6/4/00:
Chyna (w/ WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero) pinned the Godfather (w/ WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko) at 1:45 after Guerrero hit Godfather with a bouquet of flowers, with a hidden pipe inside, as Godfather attempted the Ho Train

St. Louis, MO - Kiel Arena - June 12, 2000
Raw:
Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Christian (w/ Edge) at 1:57 with a cradle after Christian hit a superplex

Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome - May 30, 2000
Sunday Night Heat - 6/4/00:
Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned Al Snow at 4:30 with a spinebuster and the Money Shot after Snow missed a moonsault off the top (Trish's first appearance with Val; the debut of Val's new dance music theme)

Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome - May 30, 2000
Smackdown! - 6/1/00:
Crash Holly pinned Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) at 1:26 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip; after the bout, Trish shoved Crash into the steel ring post on the floor and Albert followed by hitting a torture rack into a slam back inside the ring

Rochester, NY - June 5, 2000
Raw:
Hardcore Holly pinned Farooq with the Hollycaust at 3:04

Buffalo, NY - June 6, 2000
Sunday Night Heat - 6/11/00:
Perry Saturn pinned D-Von Dudley with the elbow drop off the top after X-Pac and the Road Dogg interfered and attacked D-Von on the floor, moments after Bubba Ray Dudley came out to counter Tori at ringside

Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place - May 29, 2000
Raw:
Bull Buchanon (w/ the Big Bossman) pinned Steve Blackman (w/ Al Snow) with the scissors kick at 3:22 after Blackman missed a diving headbutt; after the bout, Snow & Blackman were assaulted and beaten down by Bossman's nightstick until Blackman stole the weapon away and, with Snow, cleared the ring

Buffalo, NY - June 6, 2000
Smackdown! - 6/8/00:
Chris Jericho pinned Test (w/ Trish Stratus) at 4:15 with a bulldog and the Lionsault after Test accidentally knocked Trish off the ring apron

Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - June 13, 2000
Smackdown! - 6/15/00:
Edge (w/ Christian) pinned Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty) at 5:04 after Shane McMahon interfered and hit Sexay with a chair

Buffalo, NY - June 6, 2000
Sunday Night Heat - 6/11/00:
Bubba Ray Dudley pinned the Big Bossman with the Bubba Cutter after Bull Buchanon came ringside and hit Bossman with his nightstick

Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome - May 30, 2000
Smackdown! - 6/1/00:
Kurt Angle pinned Bradshaw with a reversal into the Olympic Slam at 2:46; after the bout, Bradshaw kicked Angle in the head and followed with a powerbomb

- Qualifying Round #2

Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center - June 19, 2000
Raw:
Rikishi pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty with a back splash in the corner and the Bonzai Drop at 2:54; after the bout, Val Venis attacked Rikishi from behind and fought off Grandmaster Sexay before leaving ringside

Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center - June 19, 2000
Raw:
WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated X-Pac (w/ Tori) at 4:53 via submission with the Crippler Crossface after avoiding the X-Factor and throwing X-Pac into the air, moments after X-Pac became distracted by the Dudley Boyz at ringside

Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center - June 19, 2000
Raw:
WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Chyna in a non-title match at 2:27 with an inside cradle as Eddie begged Chyna not to hit him in the groin; after the bout, Chyna stormed off, upset that Guerrero surprised her with the cover

Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - June 13, 2000
Sunday Night Heat - 6/18/00:
Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned Jeff Hardy with a blow from behind and the fisherman's suplex at 3:56 after Trish grabbed Hardy's foot; late in the bout, Lita came ringside to counter Trish's interference but Trish knocked her down by taking off her boot and hitting her in the back

Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center - June 19, 2000
Raw:
Chris Jericho defeated Edge via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 5:30

Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center - June 19, 2000
Raw:
Kurt Angle pinned Bubba Ray Dudley at 4:42 with the Olympic Slam after avoiding the Bubba Cutter and sending Bubba into the ropes

Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center - June 19, 2000
Raw:
WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly defeated Hardcore Holly via disqualification in a non-title match at 4:17 when, as Pat Patterson distracted Hardcore, Gerald Brisco entered the ring and hit Crash in the back with a 2x4; after the bout, Patterson again distracted Hardcore while Brisco slid back inside the ring, hit Crash a second time with the 2x4 and pinned him for the Hardcore title

Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - June 13, 2000
Sunday Night Heat - 6/18/00:
Bull Buchanon pinned Perry Saturn with a boot to the face and the scissors kick at 2:02

- Quarter-Finals

From this point on, all bouts took place in Boston, MA on June 25, 2000.

WWF IC Champion Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:24 when Benoit, while in full control of the match, went out to the floor and returned with a steel chair, hitting Rikishi twice with it; after the bout, Benoit locked Rikishi in the Crippler Crossface while the ring became filled with officials, including Sgt. Slaughter and Tony Garea; moments later, Benoit released the hold only to go up top and drop a diving headbutt before briefly reapplying the hold

Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) in a non-title match at 8:04 with a side elbow to the face, while in a waist lock, followed by a kick to the midsection and a fisherman suplex

Crash Holly pinned Bull Buchanon at 3:52 with a la magistral cradle after Buchanon failed the scissors kick

Kurt Angle pinned Chris Jericho with the Olympic Slam at 9:52; late in the bout, WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon came ringside as Angle was trapped in the Walls of Jericho, distracting referee Teddy Long as Angle tapped out; moments later, Long was knocked down, allowing Stephanie to enter the ring and accidentally hit Angle with the women's title belt; Jericho then kissed Stephanie on the lips and, while he was celebrating, then sustained the Olympic Slam from Angle

- Semi-Finals

WWF IC Champion Rikishi pinned Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) in a non-title match at 3:17 by catching Val coming off the top and hitting a belly to belly suplex; after the bout, Trish jumped on Rikishi's back but he easily threw her to the ground and then set her up for the Bonzai Drop, only to have Val make the save by landing a low blow; moments later, Val threw the ring steps into the ring and rammed them into Rikishi's already injured shoulder, then smashed his arm with a steel chair as it was laid across the steps

Kurt Angle pinned Crash Holly at 3:57 with the Olympic Slam after dropping Crash throat-first across the top rope

- Finals

Kurt Angle pinned WWF IC Champion Rikishi in a non-title match with a belly to belly suplex off the top at 5:58

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