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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Best Major Show

Best Major Show

Award Description:

To be given to the best major event. This could be a pay-per-view, a TV
special, or any big arena event. In 1994, TV shows and major shows were
given separate award categories. 

Previous Winners:

  1991: 03/21/91: WCW & New Japan Supershow (aired on tape) 
  1992: 01/18/92: WWF Royal Rumble 
  1993: WWF Monday Night RAW weekly TV 
  1994: 03/20/94: WWF WrestleMania X 
  1995: 08/27/95: WWF SummerSlam
  1996: 03/31/96: WWF WrestleMania XII
  1997: 04/14/97: ECW Barely Legal
  1998: 03/24/98: WWF WrestleMania XIV
  1999: 08/22/99: WWF SummerSlam

**2000**: 01/23/00: WWF Royal Rumble

483 first place votes
453 second place votes
439 third place votes

100 86 70  898   01/23/00 WWF Royal Rumble
 90 72 55  776   08/27/00 WWF SummerSlam
 70 53 57  623   04/02/00 WWF WrestleMania 2000
 52 51 38  489   04/30/00 WWF Backlash
 42 50 48  456   05/21/00 WWF Judgment Day
 27 38 29  307   07/23/00 WWF Fully Loaded
 26 31 34  291   02/27/00 WWF No Way Out
  9  8 22  113   10/22/00 WWF No Mercy
  6  7  6   63   11/07/99 ECW November to Remember
  9  1  2   52   03/17/00 EMLL PPV
  2  5 13   51   11/14/99 WWF Survivor Series
  3  4  7   41   04/09/00 Michinoku Pro Super J Cup (finals)
  5  2  3   37   12/12/99 WWF Armageddon
  2  4  6   34   05/14/00 ECW Hardcore Heaven
  4  2  3   32   05/14/00 GAEA 5th Anniversary Show
  4  0  1   22   02/??/00 AJPW Excite Series
  0  4  4   20   08/05/00 NOAH Debut show
  1  2  3   17   07/09/00 WCW Bash at the Beach
  0  2  5   16   06/25/00 WWF King of the Ring
  2  1  0   13   09/15/00 GAEA Double Destiny
  2  0  1   12   06/04/00 Toryumon
  1  2  0   11   01/04/00 Osaka Pro
  1  0  1    7   10/09/00 AJPW v. NJPW Tokyo Dome
  1  0  1    7   07/16/00 ECW Heat Wave
  1  0  1    7   04/16/00 WCW Spring Stampede
  0  1  2    7   10/01/00 ECW Anarchy Rulz
  0  2  0    6   01/23/00 AJPW New Year's Giant Series
  1  0  0    5   08/25-26/00 ECW Hammerstein Ballroom
  1  0  0    5   08/13/00 WCW New Blood Rising
  1  0  0    5   05/05/00 FMW at Komozawa Gym
  1  0  0    5   01/04/00 New Japan Annual Dome Show
  0  1  1    5   09/24/00 WWF Unforgiven
  0  1  1    5   04/??/00 Michinoku Pro Super J Cup (third round)
  0  1  1    5   04/01/00 Michinoku Pro Super J Cup (first round)
  0  0  2    4   01/09/00 ECW Guilty As Charged
  0  1  0    3   ??/??/00 Triple Crown 2000 Tournament
  0  1  0    3   08/15/00 NWA Florida Return to Tradition
  0  1  0    3   07/28/00 FMW Korakuen Hall
  0  1  0    3   07/05/00 AAA Triplemania
  0  1  0    3   06/11/00 WCW Great American Bash
  0  1  0    3   03/19/00 WCW Uncensored
  0  1  0    3   02/27/00 EWF
  0  1  0    3   02/02/00 Battle Station Osaka Puroresu
  0  0  1    2            AJPW Champion Carnival
  0  0  1    2            NJPW G1 Finals
  0  0  1    2            King of the Death Match
  0  0  1    2   06/29/00 Battlarts (P-Mix Grand Prix finals)
  0  0  1    2   06/23/00 WWF Fully Loaded
  0  0  1    2   05/21/00 WWF SummerSlam
  0  0  1    2   05/07/00 WCW Slamboree
  0  0  1    2   04/29/00 SPWC
  0  0  1    2   01/16/00 WCW Souled Out

REJECTED - not between 11/02/99 and 11/01/00

 18 14 14                 Various television shows (ineligible)
  1  1  0    8   11/19/00 WWF Survivor Series 
  1  0  0    5   ??/??/95 Super J Cup 95
  0  1  0    3   06/28/98 WWF King of the Ring
  0  0  1    2            War Games (?)
  0  0  1    2            "Tie" votes

HIRO: This was another tough call. The WWF had at least 8 shows worthy of
being in the top three, eclipsing shows from other feds easily. SummerSlam
had two Match of the Year candidates which I really really like, so it
takes the top spot. The other WWF shows are awesome as well, but these
three are simply the best among the best.

JASON:  No PPV's for me.  Small town Canada sucks, man.

J3R CR0WE: Judgement Day was just amazing... the WWF had a great streak of
pay per views going before King of the Ring came along.

ROBERT STRUPP: The WWF had such a great run of Pay Per Views from Royal
Rumble through Judgement Day, that any one of them could have qualified,
and been a deserving winner. I picked Judgement Day, because the
expectations were a little lower with the Rock-HHH Iron Man Match.

DEVON: I picked Fully Loaded because the feuds leading up to it had great
heat behind them, and the matches at Fully Loaded were great.  I also
liked how the WWF gave Jericho, Benoit and Angle chances to work feuds and
PPV matches against their main eventers.

ALEX GIPSON: WWF Backlash was, top to bottom, a terrific show that I don't
recall seeing one bad review about. With great matches (Malenko-Scotty,
Guerrero-Rios, Benoit-Jericho), entertainment (The Big Show as the
Showster), and the textbook "send-em-home happy" ending (Rocky finally
ends Triple H's reign, guest starring a still-injured Steve Austin),
Backlash was the crown jewel in a series of consitently outstanding WWF
pay-per-views this year.

EDC: Best Show I beleive was WWF's Royal Rumble. Taz's Debut, the Tables
match between the Hardyz and the Dudleys, and of course the MOTY
HHH/Cactus Jack match and the Royal Rumble itself. all this in New York as
well. Shows like that come once a decade, folks. I put Backlash there
because I was there! Austins Return, along with the incredible
Malenko/Scotty 2 Hottie match, HHH/Rock mixing it up again, and Benoit and
Jericho beating each other to a pulp. (Hi April!) The Crowd pop in the MCI
center when Austin came out though, was the POP of the year, Bar none.
EMLL's first PPV gets on here for have the Emotional Atlantis/Villano 3
Mask match. A Legit ***** Lucha match between two for the oldest and most
beloved wrestlers.

SCOTT W.: WWF put on a few good ppv this year.  SummerSlam was my personal
fav, with BackLash and WM2000 coming in a close 2nd and third.

BEANS: I don't think I've watched enough PPVs (about 4 this year) to
comment on this.

JOHN C.: Probably the toughest category to pick of them all. I'd say that
at least eight of the WWF's PPVs this year alone were better than anything
last year so it was tough to choose just three. In the end I went with
Summerslam first basically because it was solid from top to bottom with a
terrific TLC match, a great submission match and a solid main event. Royal
Rumble gets my second spot for its magnificent main event and solid Royal
Rumble match.  Finally, Judgment Day beat out Backlash for the final spot
because it was a wrestling heavy PPV that was capped off by the fabulous
HHH/Rock Ironman match.

REISMARK: Backlash & Judgment Day both featured excellent cards and
excellent wrestling. But Judgment Day was missing something: the
entertainment bit. In that department, I don't think anyone will ever top
the "Showster Promo" match at Backlash.


AL RITCHIE: I haven't watched enough PPVs to render an honest judgement.  
I know you're disappointed.

CHRIS BURKE: Royal Rumble 2000 gave fans everything they could want…great
action between the Hardys and Dudleys, who both started the use tables in
truly imaginative fashion, an intriguing Royal Rumble with the “finish”
between the Big Show and Rock, and arguably the Match of the Year between
Foley and HHH.  Great brawl.  MSG didn’t hurt, either.

JAMES HOWARD: I don't watch Pay-Per-Views, personally. I mean, think of
all the Jolt you can buy with that money! :)

LCDRKODIAS: Don't get to see PPV's since I work on Sunday nights.

JOE GAGNE: The WWF put on a ton of great shows this year, but the 3/17/00
CMLL show was the best PPV I?ve seen all year, being entertaining from
start to finish.  I?ve watched it ten times, and it never gets old.  Lots
of WWF shows could make the cut, but Royal Rumble and Summerslam were the
two best outings.

RICK SCAIA: "Nobody does pay-per-view like the World Wrestling Federation"
has long been a tagline used by the WWF to promote their events.... but
it's never been more true than it was this year.  For whatever reason,
only the WWF was able to consistantly merge the sizzle and spark of a
genuine big show atmosphere with top level efforts from their stars to
churn out top level events worth paying for on a near monthly basis.  On
the strength of an hour long main event Match of the Year and a very good
supporting undercard, I'm giving Judgment Day my PPV of the Year honors.  
January's Royal Rumble was a show that was just red hot and a lot of fun
(Tazz's debut, Miss Royal Rumble contest, and other amusing sidebars all
contributed), with the Hardys/Dudleys table match and Cactus/HHH brawl
also standing out as very good wrestling matches.  Third place goes to
June's Fully Loaded, where the focus was back to a lot of flat-out great
wrestling (including back-to-back **** matches on the top of the show).

BILL LEHECKA:  Summerslam had everything.  Summerslam had interesting
matches, a couple of good matches, and one blowaway great match. You
cvan't ask for more out of your Summerslam than that.

MATT SPAULDING: Judgment Day had wrestling off the charts, and Backlash
had some surprisingly good matches and hot angles.  But Fully Loaded was
just that - this show had it all.  Find five bad matches among those three
shows.  You can't.  Royal Rumble gets an honorable mention.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: There's about ten different shows I could easily vote
for here (most of them from the WWF), so you'll have to forgive my choice
coming down to the fact that I was at SummerSlam live, and am thus voting
it into the top slot. The Royal Rumble gets second, as the start of the
WWF great PPV hot streak this year, and Backlash gets third for being a
great top-to-bottom card with absolutely no holes. More like these please!

KEVIN SMITH: The WWF had the testicular fortitude to let HHH keep the
title at Wrestlemania. *Now we won't necesarily know the winner of the
huge Wrestlemania XVII main event weeks before it happens!* What a
concept! Also - Judgement Day was big for Jericho, Benoit and Angle -
despite their being skunked.

COLIN MacKINNON: 3/17 EMLL PPV: Excellent from top to bottom.  Besides the
aforementioned Atlantis/Villano III match, there was also a very good
Torneo Cibernetico elimination match, and a wicked Ricky Marvin/Sangre
Azteca match.  The other two six-man tags weren't as bad as I thought they
would be, either.  A strong PPV on the whole.  Summerslam didn't really
have any classic matches, except the TLC match where everybody died.  But
the crap was kept to a bare minimum, and there was enough to keep everyone
happy.  And the GAEA 5/14 show had some crap, but as soon as you got into
the last four matches in the show, you were in for some fun.  A fast-paced
tag match (Nagashima/Sato vs. Uematsu/Bloody), a fun hardcore match
(Ozaki/KAORU), a pretty brutal Kong/Satomura match, and the return of the
Crush Girls.  Plus the production values on the show were amazing, as

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: Hard to pick a favorite between 3-4 great WWF PPVs
this year.

ROB "R2K" EVANS: Best Major Show - Gotta be the Rumble.  Something about
that MSG atmosphere and two stellar matches (Hardyz v. Duds and HHH v.
Foley), not to mention the Rumble itsself.

C McMURTRY: From top to bottom, Judgment Day was the best card I've seen
all year. The 60-minute Ironman match was much better than anyone thought
it could ever be, and probably better than it had any business being.
Benoit-Jericho was great, the six-man opener was hot hot hot, and even
though the crowd in Louisville couldn't have cared less about the
three-way between Eddy, Malenko, and Saturn, the work in the ring was real

JBELL55146: I'll go as far to say that Royal Rumble 2000 was the best
wrestling card probably since Wrestlemania 14. Maybe even farther back
then that. From the Hardyz/Dudleyz table match [Swanton from the balcony
thru the Table!!!], to the classic HHH/Cactus Jack War, to the actually
descent Royal Rumble, this show kicked many forms of ass. SummerSlam was
almost just as awesome with the triangle match for the world title and tag
team titles also. And Judgment Day had the Iron Man match and the kick ass
Benoit/Jericho sumission match

General Comments
Best Wrestler
Best Tag Team
Best Heel
Best Babyface
Best Worker
Best Jobber
Best Jobber to the Stars
Best Flyer
Best Technical
Best Brawler
Most Favourite
Most Improved
Most Overrated
Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
Best Feud
Worst Wrestler
Worst Tag Team
Worst Heel
Worst Babyface
Worst Worker
Least Favourite
Most Deteriorated
Most Underrated
Worst Gimmick
Worst Move
Worst Match
Worst Feud
Most Disappointing News item
Most Obnoxious
Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
Best Major Show
Best Promotional Move
Worst Second
Worst Announcer
Worst Colour
Worst Interviewee
Worst Angle
Worst Organization
Worst TV Show
Worst Major Show
Worst Promotional Move
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