Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #26 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (WWF Championship, Streetfight, WWE Royal Rumble 2000)

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(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v31345807?contextType=wwe-show&contextId=royal_rumble&contentId=67733314&watchlistAltButtonContext=series )

​This is one of my all-time favourite matches. It  developed from  a believable and brutal rivalry between HHH and Mick Foley that really extended far back to 1997. HHH became a star and Mick Foley proved he could still put on a hell of a match after a relatively quiet 1999. We’ve already seen HHH and Cactus Jack fight in the Best 100…List (#94, click here for my review). This match is an evolution of that one. It ramps up the ultraviolence to a degree rarely seen in WWE, even back in the Attitude Era. They had a PPV level match on Raw in 1997. This actual PPV match at Royal Rumble 2000 is one for the ages. Continue reading