Date: 2nd April, 2000
Venue: Arrowhead Pond
City: Anaheim, CA
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler
Theme Song: “California” by Jim Johnston
The main feud heading into WrestleMania was between Triple H, The Rock, Mick Foley, and The Big Show, with the four feuding over the WWF Championship. At the Royal Rumble two months prior, The Rock won the Royal Rumble match to become the number one contender to the WWF Championship at WrestleMania by last eliminating The Big Show, and Triple H defeated Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) in a Street fight to retain the WWF Championship. The proceeding month at No Way Out, The Big Show defeated The Rock to gain entry into the WWF Championship match at WrestleMania. Also at the event, Triple H defeated Foley in a Hell in a Cell match to retain the WWF Championship. Per the pre-match stipulation, Foley had to retire from professional wrestling. On the March 13 edition of Raw is War, The Rock managed to win back his title shot by defeating The Big Show with help from a returning Vince McMahon, thus making the WWF Championship match a Triple Threat match. Then, the following week, after Triple H retained his title against both The Rock and The Big Show, Linda McMahon came out announced that Triple H would be defending his belt in a Fatal Four-Way match against not only The Rock and The Big Show, but also Mick Foley.
The second main feud heading into the event was between Edge and Christian versus The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) versus The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) for the WWF Tag Team Championship in a Triangle Ladder match. On the January 17 edition of Raw Is War, Jeff Hardy was scheduled to face Bubba Ray Dudley in a match. The match saw Jeff pinning Bubba Ray after delivering a Swanton Bomb. After the match, the Dudley’s attacked the Hardy Boyz, in which they powerbombed Matt on top of a table. On the January 20 edition of SmackDown!, Matt was placed in a match again D-Von Dudley. The win was given to Matt, after a disqualification took place. Jeff and Bubba Ray made their way to the ring, in which both teams began brawling against one another. Bubba Ray prepared to powerbomb Matt into a table, that was set up by the Dudley’s. Bubba Ray, however, was hit by Jeff with a chair, causing him to fall onto the tables. The Hardy’s then set up a table of their own and put D-Von on it, and Matt proceeded to perform a legdrop on D-Von through the table. At theRoyal Rumble, the Hardy’s defeated the Dudley’s in a tag team tables match. The following night after the Royal Rumble, the Dudley’s showed respect towards the Hardy’s in which they would help them defeat the New Age Outlaws for the World Tag Team Championship. In return, the Hardy’s would have to grant the Dudley’s a title shot at the Tag Team Championship. During the tag title match, the Dudley’s stopped the three count, after the Hardy’s had the match in their favor and allowing the Outlaw’s to retain the titles. After the match, the Dudley’s then went onto perform the 3-D on them.
In months leading to the event, Hardcore Champion Crash Holly had been involved in several matches which took place at increasingly unusual places, a situation that the champion had brought on himself. On the February 24 edition of SmackDown, Crash defeated Test for the Hardcore Championship with help from his cousin Hardcore Holly and was so excited to be champion that he declared that as long as a referee was present, he would defend the title anytime at any place — a rule that was referred to as the “24/7” rule. Crash’s decision backfired on him in a big way, as his title defenses often took place in odd places like a laundromat, an amusement park, and Newark Liberty International Airport to name a few as wrestlers were quick to strike to take the gold. Crash decided that he was tired of being on guard all the time and offered a shot to any wrestler for WrestleMania, provided that the 24/7 rule would be suspended until afterward. Several wrestlers took Crash up on his offer and the match became a battle royal.
The Big Boss Man and Bull Buchanan defeated The Godfather and D’Lo Brown (with Ice-T and The Godfather’s hoes) (09:05)
Hardcore Time Limit Battle Royal
Hardcore Holly won by last defeating Crash Holly (c) (15:00)*
T & A (with Trish Stratus) defeated Head Cheese (with Chester McCheeserton) (07:02)
Tag Team Championship
Triangle Ladder Match
Edge and Christian defeated The Dudley Boyz (c) and The Hardy Boyz (22:31)
Special Guest Referee – Val Venis
Terri Runnels (with The Fabulous Moolah) defeated The Kat (with Mae Young) (02:25)
Six Person Inter-gender Tag Team Match
Too Cool and Chyna defeated The Radicalz (09:38)
Two Fall Triple Threat Match
First Fall – Intercontinental Championship
Second Fall – European Championship
Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle (c) and Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho defeated Kurt Angle (c) and Chris Benoit. (13:35)
Rikishi and Kane (with Paul Bearer) defeated X-Pac and Road Dogg (with Tori) (04:16)
Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
Triple H (c) (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) defeated The Rock (with Vince McMahon), Mick Foley (with Linda McMahon) and The Big Show (with Shane McMahon) (39:42)
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
*The other participants were: Tazz, Viscera, Joey Abs, Rodney, Pete Gas, Taka Michinoku, Funaki, Headbanger Thrasher, Headbanger Mosh, Faarooq and Bradshaw.
|Hardcore battle royal champions
|Pinfall after a Capture Suplex
|Pinfall after a Powerslam
|Pinfall after a flying shoulderblock by Bradshaw
|Pinfall after throwing Funaki into a backstage wall
|Pinfall after a Gutwrench Suplex
|Pinfall after a Clothesline
|Pinfall after hitting Thrasher with a fire extinguisher
|Pinfall after a T-Bone Suplex
|Pinfall after hitting Tazz with a cookie sheet
|Pinfall after hitting Crash with a cookie jar
After the event, The Rock continued to feud with Triple H over the WWF Championship. The feud continued on the episode 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. At Backlash, The Rock, with help from Stone Cold Steve Austin and Linda McMahon, 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.