WWE PPV Flashbacks: Royal Rumble - January 23, 2000

Royal Rumble
January 23, 2000
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Kicking off the 21st century, the WWF would embark upon what was arguably the greatest overall year in company history, with the Royal Rumble from the one and only Madison Square Garden. Of course, we have the Rumble match itself to look forward to on this night, but equally as important is the WWF Championship match, as newly crowned champion Triple H (he won the title since our last PPV), takes on a man who until this point had been appearing as Mankind. That all changed on a recent episode of Smackdowm, as Cactus Jack is back, and he looks to destroy the champion tonight. Now with that said, lets get this show going. Please leave all feedback and comments on Twitter at @Mpmcc91.

Our opening video package is all about the highly personal rivalry between Triple H and Cactus Jack, which I'll get into later on. Good stuff as usual. Our announce team is Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, and they are all set to get this one started.

Tazz vs Kurt Angle
This is actually Kurt Angle issuing an open challenge. He was continuing his winning ways heading into this show, still undefeated. Angle gets on the mic before his opponent is announced here, and rips on the very hot crowd in attendance. He is eventually cut off by the entrance music of the debuting Tazz. Tazz was of course a huge star in ECW throughout the 90s, and his pending debut had been alluded to by a series of videos heading into this event. His pop is off the chain to take one of his future commentary sayings. As the match gets started, the Human Suplex Machine takes the early advantage, sending Angle scurrying to the outside. The Olympic Gold Medallist gets back into it after a breather, suplexing Tazz on the outside before the action returns to the ring. Back in, Angle attempts to go to the top, but Tazz knocks the ropes and sends his opponent down in the process. After taking a few suplexes from his opponent, Angle regains control with a German Suplex. He goes for the Olympic Slam, but Tazz counters it into a suplex of his own. After a series of further manoeuvres, the ECW alumni locks Angle in the Tazmission. Angle ends up passing out, which gives the victory to Tazz at 3:18. Kurt Angle's undefeated streak is over, and the crowd is into Tazz big time. The match was short, but it was supposed to be, as Tazz went out and looked dominant in his first match with the company. A very memorable moment, and probably the highlight of Tazz's WWF run as far as being an active wrestler was concerned. His future looked bright here.
Grade: **

In the back, the Hardy Boyz and standing by with their manager Terri. They tell her to stay in the back for their upcoming match against the Dudley Boyz, since they are so dangerous in a tables match setting. Elsewhere we hear from Tazz, who says he's going to take down anyone who gets in his way here in the WWF.

Tables Match:
Hardy Boyz vs Dudley Boyz

The Dudley Boyz are no longer tye dye wearing hicks, as they are now wearing their much more familiar camouflage outfits. Basically they have become total assholes in the weeks heading into this show, putting anyone and everyone that crossed their paths through tables. They had a series of run ins with the popular Hardy Boyz which brings us to this match, the first ever tables match in WWF history. To win this match, one team have to put both of their opponents through a table. Pretty simple. Anyway, the Dudleys rip on the crowd and their opponents on the mic before the match, but the Hardy Boyz rush to the ring to get this one going. What follows is a chaotic, exciting brawl filled with crazy bumps as you would expect. They were revolutionising tag team wrestling which led to the division being at its peak around this time. All four men go at it, with the action quickly spilling to the floor and both teams attempting to put their opponents through tables at any chance they get. We get a sick bump towards the start as Jeff attempts to run the crowd rail, only for Bubba to throw a table right into him. The Hardy Boyz up the ante by pulling out a ladder from under the ring and use it as a weapon to take down Bubba Ray. After some fighting amongst the teams, Matt ends up laying Bubba upon a table and follows up with a legdrop, whilst Jeff also comes in and out nowhere with a diving splash, both men driving Bubba through the wood to eliminate him from the match. From there, Matt & Jeff team up on D-Von, putting him onto another table, only for the Dudley to move out of the way when Matt attempts to leg drop him through as well. Jeff also goes through as he attempts a Swanton onto his opponent. Neither man is eliminated though, as they were not put through the table in an offensive manner - a rule that would constantly change over the years. At this point, Bubba recovers, despite being eliminated and power bombs Matt through a table. From there, the Dudleys destroy their opponents with chairs, and set up a stack of tables outside the ring. From here, Bubba and Jeff end up brawling up through the crowd onto a balcony, where Jeff lowblows Bubba and whacks him with a chair sending him through some of the tables set up in the aisle. Meanwhile, Matt lays out D-Von and sets him up on a remaining table. Jeff is still up on the balcony, so he rips off his shirt and delivers an awesome swanton bomb sending D-Von through the table, giving the match to the Hardy Boyz at 10:18. This was shorter than I remember, but it was an awesome match, with all four men giving their all to put on a brutal encounter. These are two of the teams that would carry the tag division for the next few years and the bar would be raised even higher from here in the future.
Grade: ***3/4

We now hear from Kurt Angle in the back. He's still a bit loopy after being choked out by the Tazmission. He claims that he did not tap out, and that since choke holds are illegal, he is still undefeated. Good stuff.

Miss Rumble Swimsuit Competition:
The Kat vs B.B vs Terri vs Jacqueline vs Ivory vs Luna

Yep, its that segment. As has been the case for months now, the Women's division really means nothing at this point. The Kat is the former Miss Kitty, and is still the Women's Champion following her win in a pool last month. Of course, the title is not on the line here as this is simply a bikini contest. To try to make this seem like a big deal, we actually have special guest judges at ringside - Sgt Slaughter, Tony Garea, Fabulous Moolah, Johnny Valiant and Freddie Blassie. Hmm, where's Mae? Anyway, Lawler gets in the ring to host the contest as all the participants make their way out. Ivory is reluctant, but they all end up showing their outfits with the exception of Luna who refuses to participate. The Kat undresses and reveals that she is only wearing bubble wrap, which causes Lawler to lose it. The crowd is also going nuts, but before Kat can be announced as the winner, the one and only Mae Young makes her way out as a last minute entrance. Oh god. She strips naked as the censor logo pops up on screen. Mark Henry, who had recently started dating Mae on screen as part of his Sexual Chocolate character runs out and covers her up, but Mae breaks free to expose herself once more. Once things are under control, the guest judges decide that Mae Young is the winner of the competition by unanimous verdict. Oh those old timers. Just comedy filler here.

We now head across to the newly opened WWF New York restaurant, which is no longer open. K always heard great things though. The newest member of the broadcast team, Jonathan Coachman hypes the new venue before he head back to the arena.

In the locker room, Chyna and Chris Jericho, who are both co-holders of the I.C title (more on that later) are arguing about who gets to take the belt to the ring for their upcoming match. Dave Hebner comes in and takes it out for them. Elsewhere, Kurt Angle is still going on about being undefeated.

WWF Intercontinental Championship:
Chris Jericho (c) vs Chyna (c) vs Hardcore Holly

So Jericho is a face now after earning Chyna's respect last mont at Armageddon, but despite winning the title on that night, the rivalry between the two was not yet settled. The two would face off for the title once more on the last Smackdown of 1999. The match ended controversially however, as both competitors pinned one another after landing on a chair in the ring. Two referees would count both participant's shoulders down, which led to Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley declaring Jericho and Chyna to be co-champions on the next Raw is War, with either capable of losing the title. The announcement was followed by Hardcore Holly issuing a challenge to the champions, which was answered by Chyna. Chyna would defeat Holly with the assistance of Jericho, but the tension would continue to build between the three going forward. That brings us to this match, where an undisputed I.C Champion would be crowned. Anyway, Jericho gets on the mic before the match, welcomes everyone to Madison Square Jericho, and says he has a celebration planned after he wins the title once and for all. The other competitors are out next and we are set to go. The crowd is behind Jericho here, so it was the right move to turn him face. The match starts out like a usual triple threat match, with all three competitors going back and forth. Holly ends up in the ring with Jericho, and Y2J gets the better of the exchange, locking in the Walls. Chyna gets back in and breaks it up. The co-champions get rid of Holly and then go at it, with Chyna soon connecting with her handspring elbow, only for Holly to come back and break the subsequent pin. The action spills briefly to the outside and back in the ring we get all three participants getting their moves in. In the end, Chyna whacks Holly with a chair and follows up with the Walls of Jericho on the challenger, only for Y2J to interrupt with a bulldog to his long time rival. He then connects with the Lionsault on Chyna, which gives him the victory at 7:31. Chris Jericho is the Undisputed Intercontinental Champion! This didn't quite reach the level of the Chyna/Jericho matches, as Holly looked a bit out of place here. I probably would have just done a final one on one match to blow the feud off, but this was still decent. It was the right decision for Jericho to go over here, and he would put his differences with Chyna aside going forward.
Grade: **1/2

Michael Cole is now standing by with the Rock, who of course gets a huge reception. He's clearly the favourite in the Rumble tonight, and Cole asks him who he is concerned about facing. Rock answers by saying Crash Holly and Mosh. Funny. He talks trash to the Big Show, and guarantees to win the Rumble. Great promo as always from the Great One.

Elsewhere, we see Jericho gloating over his victory in the back. We then get a brief recap of the events behind our upcoming tag title match.

WWF Tag Team Championship:
New Age Outlaws (c) vs The Acolytes

The Acolytes earned this title shot by winning the battle royal last month at Armageddon, and now they face off against the reigning champions. The Outlaws are definitely near the end of their run after dominating the tag division over the past two years, but for now they are still key players as members of the heel DX faction. In the lead up to this match, the Acolytes got into a memorable brawl with the Outlaws at the Friendly Tap Bar on an episode of Smackdown, which ended with thr Acolytes trashing the tavern. Anyway, the Outlaws do their usual spiel on the mic as they come out, and get a pretty good reaction despite being heels. They are interrupted by the Acolytes, who also get a decent reaction, and the two rough and tough brawlers take the fight to the champs. Bradshaw and Billy Gunn start us out, and Bradshaw nails his opponent with the Clothesline from Hell in the early going. Faarooq then comes in and nails Road Dogg with a spinebuster. Billy disrupts the count by pulling the ref out of the ring, but the Acolytes continue to assert their dominance delivering a powerbomb to the Dogg. Before they can capitalise however, X-Pac rushes out to the ring and connects with a spinning heel kick on Bradshaw. Billy gets in and follows up with the Fameasser to pick up the cheap win at a very short 2:39. All I can think of was that they were running short on time so they had to make this very quick to make time for the more important matches. The Acolytes looked strong in defeat though, completely annihilating the champs until the interference caught them off guard. The New Age Outlaws are still the tag team champions, but as I said before, their days were numbered.
Grade: 1/2*

In the back, we hear from Road Dogg after his previous match. He says the Outlaws may have got their asses kicked out there, but they are still the champions. We follow this up with a video package highlighting the rivalry between Triple H and Cactus Jack, who are set to do battle next.

WWF Championship - Street Fight:
Triple H (c) w/Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley vs Cactus Jack

Since defeating Vince McMahon at Armageddon, Triple H, along with his new wife Stephanie essentially took control of the WWF, with the owner of the company being so devastated by his daughter's betrayal that he took a sabbatical. In the meantime, the McMahon-Helmsley era began, with the new power couple on the scene quickly abusing their power. A number of 'Your Fired' matches took place over the weeks that followed, including one putting the Rock and Mankind against each other on the last episode of Raw is War of 1999, following the two teammates speaking out against the McMahon-Helmsley regime. The Rock would win that match, resulting in Mankind being unceremoniously fired by the powers that be. The next week on Raw, Triple H would defeat the Big Show, kicking off the year as the new WWF Champion for the third time in his career. Now holding the gold, Triple H would take to ridiculing Mankind in the weeks that followed, even bringing in a parody of the superstar to add insult to injury. Things came to a head on another episode of Raw is War, when the Rock led the locker room in a protest against Triple H's abuse of power, threatening to walk out with the rest of the talent unless Mick Foley was reinstated. Triple H caved to the demands, which included granting Foley a title shot at the Rumble, but the Game unleashed a beating on the reinstated Mankind later on in the show's main event. This led to an awesome segment later in the week on Smackdown, where Mankind announced that after taking such a beating, he wasn't sure he could go through with facing Triple H at the Rumble, but he knew someone who would. And with that, Foley unmasked and revealed the old Cactus Jack outfit, with Triple H reacting as though he had just seen a ghost. An awesome moment that set up this match perfectly. Now that brings us to an absolute bloodbath of a match. Huge pop for Cactus and some major heel heat for Triple H. He definitely looks like a legit top heel by this point. Trips sends Stephanie to the back, knowing this is going to be simply carnage. Cactus starts out in total control as he unloads on the champion, sending him scurrying to the outside. Triple H grabs the ring bell out of desperation and whacks Cactus with it and follows up with a chair shot, but it has little effect on the deranged madman. Cactus gets back up and takes the fight to the Game once more, with the action spilling out into the crowd with Cactus going on offence for the most part. Eventually the action returns to ringside, and Cactus knees Triple H into the ring steps and then proceeds to get out his barbed wire bat. Before he can destroy Trips with it, the champion delivers a low blow and whacks Cactus with it instead. Cactus manages to get the weapon back into his possession though and he sends it right into Triple H's groin. By the way, both men are well and truly busted open by this point and the crowd is going insane. The referee ends up taking the bat away from Cactus and giving it to the Spanish announcers, but Cactus beats them up to get it back and continues to destroy the Game. The challenger's momentum comes to a halt however, when Triple H counters an attempt by Cactus to send him through the announce table, and then follows up by sending him into the ring steps with a hip toss. He punishes Cactus with the barbed wire some more before handcuffing his opponent, a la last year's Rumble. He then goes for the ring steps, but Cactus gets out of the way and instead sends Triple H head first into them. Still handcuffed however, Cactus is unable to do much as the Game recovers. The Rock however makes his way out and smashes the champion with a chair as an officer un-cuffs the challenger. Now free, Cactus sends Triple H through the Spanish announce table with a piledriver and then grabs a bag full of thumb tacks, not yet content with the punishment he has unleashed. Cactus spills them over the canvas as Stephanie comes out to plead with him. The distraction lets Triple H regain his composure, and he back drops Cactus right onto the tacks and follows up with a Pedigree. It only manages to get two though, and Triple H's reaction is excellent in disbelief. He follows up by delivering a second Pedigree to Cactus onto the tacks, and that one keeps him down at 26:55, allowing the Game to retain the title. Simply an amazing, bloody war, and an early contender for match of the year. I said Triple H looked legit before this match, but this really took him to another level. Both men just absolutely destroyed one another here, and if by some miracle you have not seen this match, go out and find it now. Simply greatness. Anyway, after the match, medical staff tend to Triple H and put him on a stretcher. Cactus gets a measure of revenge though by sending his hated adversary into the ring apron and delivering another shot with the barbed wire to a massive pop. This war is far from over.
Grade: *****

We now go back across to WWF New York, where Linda McMahon is standing by. She's not going to comment on Triple H and Stephanie for now, but she says things are going to be dealt with in the future. Back at ringside, ring staff are sweeping the tacks from the ring so we see highlights of Shawn Michaels winning the 1995 Royal Rumble to kill time.

Royal Rumble Match:
As usual, we kick off with the rules. Once again its ninety second intervals which tends to be the best choice as years go by. Our #1 entrant is D'Lo Brown, who gets a decent pop despite not doing much for the past few months. He is followed by Too Cool member Grandmaster Sexay as #2, who is now officially a face. He also gets a good response from the crowd, and the two men get us going. They are joined by Mosh of the Headbangers at #3, who is wearing some green cones over his chest. Before our next entrant comes out, Taka Michinoku and Funaki of Kai En Tai rush to the ring. They are not a part of the match but were upset with being overlooked, but are thrown out quickly anyway. D'Lo and Grandmaster team up on Mosh, and #4 is Christian. He's followed by Rikishi at #5 and the big man gets a huge pop from the crowd despite the character being relatively new at this point. Rikishi quickly goes to work, eliminating Mosh and Christian consecutively. He then follows up by tossing D'Lo out following a Rikishi Driver. This leaves him alone with his buddy Grandmaster Sexay, but as Rikishi turns his attention to him, the other piece of the puzzle is out next at #6 in Scotty 2 Hotty. Scotty convinces Rikishi to dance with he and Sexay, and in a memorable moment, their music plays and they bust a move in the middle of the match. Midway through the routine however, Rikishi clotheslines both members of Too Cool out of the match. That was a hilarious spot that I always think of from this Rumble. The fun and games subside as Steve Blackman comes out at #7. He attempts to take on Rikishi, but the big man quickly puts him away, eliminating him after another Rikishi Driver. Definitely a great way to book Rikishi as a dominant threat to win here. Viscera is next at #8 as we get our obligatory clash of the big men. Of course, Viscera turned on Rikishi at our last PPV so there is a bit of history too. Viscera briefly controls his adversary, hitting him with a big splash, but he misses another and Rikishi recovers with some superkicks. He sends Viscera packing shortly after to score yet another elimination! Rikishi is joined by entrant #9, the Big Bossman, up next, who is back into the midcard following his brief title feud last month. Bossman doesn't want to get in the ring with Rikishi, so he stalls on the outside for the whole time until Test enters at #10. He gets a pretty big pop and brawls with Bossman on the outside (who he recently defeated on Raw is War to win the Hardcore Championship) and bringing him into the ring, so the three men can go at it.

Our next entrant is the British Bulldog at #11, who is at the end of his run here, with this being his last full time PPV appearance. He would sadly pass away a few years later. He takes the fight to Rikishi as Gangrel heads out at #12. He's another guy who's best days were behind him at this point. During this interval, Taka & Funaki run back out for another shot. Test sends them out as quickly as they entered, and Taka lands right on his face, which we see a lot of times throughout the match. I feel bad finding it so hilarious, but he got right back up afterwards. Edge is #13 and he gets a pretty good pop. He goes at it with Gangrel, whilst Rikishi delivers the Banzai Drop to the Bossman. We have a mystery entrant at #14, which ends up being the legendary Bob Backlund to a very big pop from the crowd. He'd make a few cameos over the next few months. He gets in, and along with the other five guys in the ring team up on Rikishi, sending the big man over the top to the floor after a dominating performance. The reigning I.C champion Chris Jericho pulls double duty next at #15, and he quickly eliminates Backlund upon entering the ring. Backlund actually heads into the crowd and starts campaigning playing off his past craziness. Crash Holly is #16 and he gets spanked by Edge which was a little strange. Another superstar pulling double duty is out next as Chyna is #17 and she goes right back at it with Jericho, eliminating the new I.C champ. Her moment doesn't last for long though, as the Bossman elbows her out shortly after. The double duty roster continues as Faarooq enters at #18, but he is jumped by the Mean Street Posse on his way to the ring. This has an effect on the Acolyte as by the time he gets to the ring, Bossman quickly eliminates him from the match. Road Dogg follows at #19, with the crowd into his shtick on the mic of course despite being a heel. Al Snow is out next at #20. As he gets into the match, the Road Dogg sends the Bulldog packing.

Val Venis is #21 and he gets a good response from the crowd. Funaki rushes back out, this time alone, as the announcers tell us Taka has been taken to the hospital. I guess it was adrenaline that got him right back up before. Anyway, Funaki is quickly dumped once again, and the next entrant is Prince Albert at #22. He'd get a bit of direction in a month or two. Val and Snow team up to eliminate Edge from the match and our next entrant is Hardcore Holly at #23. Kind of strange that he is out once his opponents from earlier have already been eliminated. The crowd goes crazy for the next entrant who happens to be the Rock at #24. He quickly eliminates the Bossman with a series of strikes, getting rid of Lawler's pick to win. Lawler's picks never win, remember that folks. Billy Gunn is next to enter at #25, and he renews his old rivalry with the Great One only to be fought off. Rock continues to build momentum by eliminating Crash following a DDT. Rock finally gets some real competition up next though, as the Big Show is #26. He's the former WWF Champion and still a face here, but change was coming for him. Show quickly dumps Test and Gangrel and pretty much dominates the ring. Bradshaw is out next at #27, but just like his partner earlier, he is jumped by the Mean Street Posse. He fights them off, but the New Age Outlaws work together to send the Acolyte moments later. The big players are starting to head out there now as Kane is #28 with Tori by his side. Their relationship would take a turn for the worse shortly after this event. He quickly asserts his domination by eliminating Venis with a Chokeslam. #29 is the Godfather, who gets his usual pop. Meanwhile, Kane eliminates Albert, and Funaki runs out yet again! These Kai En Tai guys are persistent huh? He gets dumped by Snow, and we get our final entrant shortly after as X-Pac enters the match at #30. Snow eliminates Hardcore Holly following our final entrance, whilst Big Show dumps the Godfather. Rock delivers a Samoan Drop to Snow and sends him out as well, putting a bit of closure on the Rock & Sock storyline from late 99. Meanwhile we get some dissension between the Outlaws, as Billy Gunn tosses Road Dogg out, only to be eliminated himself by Kane moments later.

This brings us down to our final four: Rock, Big Show, Kane and X-Pac. Aside from Rikishi they were pretty much the four guys with the greatest star power in the match. The Outlaws are still at ringside, and they attack Kane, allowing X-Pac to get in some shots on his former partner. As the officials tend to the Outlaws, the Rock actually tosses X-Pac out of the ring, but the DX member returns to the ring without being seen a la Austin in 97. He ends up getting the last laugh against his adversary, as he eliminates Kane following a spinning heel kick and then goes for the Bronco Buster on Big Show. That gets Show angry though, and he throws X-Pac out shortly after bringing it down to he and the Rock. Rock hits Show with a spinebuster followed by the People's Elbow, but as Rock looks to throw his opponent out, Show connects with a chokeslam. Show picks Rock up and carries him over to the ropes and looks to be going to Wrestlemania, but Rock seems to hang on (we don't see whether his feet touch). Rock pulls through and sends Show over the top himself to be declared the winner of the 2000 Rumble at 51:54. The Rock is going to Wrestlemania following his victory in what was a very fun Rumble, which in my mind was the best to this point since 1992. We had a lot of fun spots with the Rikishi/Too Cool dance, Kai En Tai interference and the final few guys, which all built to a memorable ending. Rock's controversial win would be a focal point of storylines heading into our PPV next month and would pretty much catalyse Show's heel turn.
Grade: ***3/4

After a shaky few months since Austin's departure due to injury, this was a very good show to kick off the new year for the WWF. The Rumble match was the best in years despite not being super loaded in terms of star power. Despite this, the undercard was even better as we got the memorable debut of Tazz, an excellent tag tables match and an epic match of the year quality street fight between Triple H and Cactus Jack. That makes for a pretty good show in my book. Sure the I.C title match was a bit disjointed, and the tag title match was very rushed, but that can mostly be outweighed by the good here. The only thing that really brings this show down is the fact that we had to see Mae Young's puppies, but even that was some good Attitude era style comedy. I'm sure most die hard fans have seen this show, but I can't recommend it enough, and I think I even enjoy it more today than when I first saw it years ago. Great stuff.

Three Stars of the Night:
1. Triple H/Cactus Jack (tie) - I think this goes without saying. One of the all time greatest matches on WWF history, and probably the best match of Mick Foley's career. He can be very proud of it, although he had a few others that come close to this one. A lot of people weren't yet sold on whether Triple H could have a great main event level match yet, but he proved them all wrong here. Excellent stuff
2. Hardy Boyz/Dudley Boyz (tie) - another great showing from the increasingly stacked tag division. The tables match put the Dudleyz and the Hardyz on the map as daredevils and would lay the foundation for future epics between the teams along with another.
3. The Rock - the crowd was going crazy for the Great One tonight and he looked like the guy in this one. With Austin out, he would truly rise to the top as the face of the WWF.

Yeah, I know, this was seven stars of the night. The show had that many great performances.

FINAL GRADE: 8 out of 10

What I do here is add the three stars of the night with each review so as to keep track of who we can say overall is the greatest PPV performer to any given time. First place scores 3 points, second 2 and third 1. The ascension of Triple H, The Rock and Mick Foley continues.

Steve Austin = 84
Bret Hart = 83
Shawn Michaels = 67
Mick Foley = 35
Triple H = 33
The Rock = 33
Randy Savage = 28
Undertaker = 25
Owen Hart = 21
Hulk Hogan = 18
X-Pac = 18
Diesel = 15
Ultimate Warrior = 13
Vader = 13
British Bulldog = 12
Ted DiBiase = 10
Razor Ramon = 10
Vince McMahon = 10
Ric Flair = 8
Jim Neidhart = 7
Jerry Lawler = 6
Dynamite Kid = 5
Arn Anderson = 5
Roddy Piper = 5
Mr Perfect = 5
Marty Jannetty = 5
Bob Backlund = 5
Chris Jericho = 5
Matt Hardy = 5
Jeff Hardy = 5
Ricky Steamboat = 4
Ax = 4
Smash = 4
Bobby Heenan = 4
D’Lo Brown = 4
Christian = 4
Greg Valentine = 3
Tully Blanchard = 3
Tanaka = 3
Bam Bam Bigelow = 3
Sato = 3
Jake Roberts = 3
Hakushi = 3
Yokozuna = 3
Savio Vega = 3
Ken Shamrock = 3
Shane McMahon = 3
Edge = 3
Chyna = 3
Brutus Beefcake = 2
Paul Orndorff = 2
Andre the Giant = 2
Rick Rude = 2
Sgt Slaughter = 2
Jeff Jarrett = 2
Bubba Ray Dudley = 2
D-Von Dudley = 2
Jesse Ventura = 1
Texas Tornado = 1
Tito Santana = 1
Virgil = 1
Scott Steiner = 1
Rick Steiner = 1
Lex Luger = 1
The Roadie = 1
Billy Gunn = 1
Bart Gunn = 1
Marc Mero = 1
Flash Funk = 1
Animal = 1
Hawk = 1
Taka Michinoku = 1
Test = 1
Big Show = 1

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