REWIND-A-WAI #29: WWF No Way Out (2000)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWF No Way Out 2000 featuring a title vs. career Hell In A Cell match between Triple H and Cactus Jack.

We discuss the angles that led up to this event, why Mick Foley’s retirement lasted only weeks following this perfect sendoff, X-Pac stealing Kane’s girlfriend, The Rock vs. Big Show, Mark Henry vs. Viscera, as well as the burgeoning careers of Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, The Hardy Boyz, Edge & Christian and The Dudley Boyz in 2000.

This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Ryan Charkow.

Watch the full show on the WWE Network here.

WWF No Way Out
February 27, 2000
Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Civic Center

*WWF World Heavyweight Title – Hell In A Cell: Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) (c) vs. Cactus Jack
*The Big Show vs. The Rock
*Rikishi Phatu & Too Cool vs. The Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn) (w/ Eddie Guerrero)
*No Holds Barred: Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) vs. X-Pac (w/ Tori)
*Tazz vs. The Big Bossman (w/ Prince Albert)
*Christian & Edge vs. The Hardy Boyz (w/ Terri)
*Mark Henry vs. Viscera
*WWF World Tag Team Titles: The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. The Dudley Boyz
*WWF Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) (c) vs. Kurt Angle

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On the No Way Out 2000 poster, the two people are Triple H and Chris Jericho, it’s Triple H’s face that kinda looks like Big Show/Undertaker, why they had Hunter on there twice idk.


The “home” arena in Stamford is the 9,000 seat Webster Bank Arena in nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut. They run a few house shows per year. However, that venue didn’t exist yet at the time of this show, so the closest thing to a “hometown” Connecticut spot would have been the New Haven Coliseum (though a few places in New York night technically be closer to Titan Tower).

While the face on the right does look like Jericho, I actually think it’s also Triple H.

Yeah, that’s what it looked like to me too.

Great review guys! The main event is quite underrated and doesn’t get talked a lot about in terms of hell in a cell history. Maybe because Foley’s retirement only lasted a few weeks?

Interesting that the WWE now has their Wrestlemania main events decided and pretty much set in stone on TV in late January, and at this time they were making shifts to the main event just a couple of weeks before the show. I think it shows how Vince McMahon has gotten conservative over time with his booking decisions. The unpredictability factor in the modern product is lacking.

Also, wow some of the low card matches at this time were pretty bad. Tazz vs Bossman and Mark Henry vs Viscera sound like matches that should have been on Jakked or Heat instead of a PPV undercard.

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