WrestleMania 2000

WrestleMania 2000 (chronologically known as WrestleMania XVI) was the sixteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on April 2, 2000 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. This WrestleMania has the distinction of the only WrestleMania not to feature at least one standard one on one wrestling match.

The main event was a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match for the WWF Championship involving reigning champion Triple H, The Rock, Mick Foley, and The Big Show, which Triple H won after last eliminating The Rock. Main matches on the undercard included a Triangle Ladder match for the WWF Tag Team Championship involving Edge and Christian, The Hardy Boyz, and The Dudley Boyz, and a Two-Fall Triple Threat Match for the WWF Intercontinental and European Championships involving Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Chris Benoit.

After the event, The Rock continued to feud with Triple H over the WWF Championship. The feud continued on the edition of RAW is WAR after WrestleMania, where The Rock pinned Triple H in a non-WWF Championship match. The following week on Raw is War, the feud intensified, where The Rock defeated The Big Boss Man and Bull Buchanan in a Handicap Steel Cage match. After the match Triple H, Shane and Vince McMahon attacked The Rock, however, which caused him to lose a great amount of blood. Later that week on SmackDown!, it was announced that The Rock would face Triple H for the WWF Championship at Backlash. On the April 20 edition of SmackDown!, the feud embarked even further, when Chris Jericho defeated The Rock in a Lumberjack match. During the match, Triple H interfered and hit The Rock with the WWF Championship belt, which allowed Jericho to pin The Rock. At Backlash, The Rock defeated Triple H to win the WWF Championship.

The next night on Raw, Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Jericho to win the European Championship with help from Chyna who turned on Jericho.