WrestleMania Time Capsule: 2000

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April 02, 2000

The following events also occurred in 2000...

Hillary Clinton becomes a New York senator.

Britain's Queen Mother celebrated her 100th birthday.

AOL and Time Warner merged in one of the biggest mergers in history.

Everyone wanted to know if Elian Gonzalez would stay in the U.S. or go back to Cuba.

With her chart-topping hit, country artist Faith Hill reminded everyone to just "Breathe."

The Presidential election comes under scrutiny when hanging chads and other blunders hold up the results in Florida.

Tiger Woods wins an amazing three out of the four majors and earns almost $10 million.

Mission: Impossible II was impossible to contain at the box office, becoming the year's highest-grossing film.

The New York Yankees face the New York Mets in what is dubbed the Subway Series and win their fourth World Series in five years.

Metallica sues Napster because people are illegally downloading their music.

Bobby Knight is fired as the head men's basketball coach at Indiana University.

The St. Louis Rams, led by MVP Kurt Warner, beat the Tennessee Titans to win the Super Bowl in a game that came down to the last play.

Alex Rodriguez signs the biggest contract in sports history with the Texas Rangers.

"The Big Aristotle" Shaquille O'Neal helped carry the Los Angeles Lakers past the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Finals.

Jim Carrey turned green and led How The Grinch Stole Christmas to box office success.

Eminem's The Slim Shady LP won the Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year, beating out releases from Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Nas, and The Roots.

After winning the Stanley Cup a year earlier, the Dallas Stars fell to the New Jersey Devils in the NHL finals, four games to two.

The nation loved watching Tom Hanks talk to a volleyball, as Cast Away captivated movie audiences.

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