Today in History: Mae Young Wins “Miss Royal Rumble” Bikini Contest

On this day in history:

January 23rd, 2000 | The first (and, as far as we know, only) Miss Royal Rumble swimsuit competition was held at the 2000 Royal Rumble. Competing for the crown were BB, Ivory, Jacqueline, The Kat, Luna Vachon, Terri Runnels and, in a last minute addition, Mae Young. After dancing around the ring in a one piece and flashing her puppies to the judges, Mae was crowned the winner, demonstrating that it always pays to go the extra mile.

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  • puppies

    Lmao remember when they put this on No Mercy in the women’s championship mode

    • OJ Von Erich

      Hahahaha I loved that game & the women’s championship story mode… It was always a pleasure to see Stephanie McMahon compete in a swimsuit!!! =D

    • Ryan

      I still have the No Mercy 64 haha
      Cool game and yes the 5 chapters of the WWF Women’s Championship lol

      The swimsuit competition was hillarious because Mae Young wins and Steph calls her out saying she probably slept with one of the judges hahahaha so funny dude
      I remember how freaked out I was the first time I played it and I was Lita and ended up fighting Triple H instead of Stephanie o.0

      • puppies

        The match where you have to best Steph while HHH interferes there is still the hardest thing for me

        • NY Pollard

          I remember that! It was pretty challenging and not fair at all, but fun. XD

          I remember as a referee (Lita), I cost Kat a match and she called me out backstage and we had a catfight lolz.

        • Ryan

          Oh man!! Yes! When Kat calls you out… I felt so bad beating Kat with a sledge hammer and fire extinguisher :(

          Funny how ivory calls out Saying “beating Mae Young isn’t hard specially someone who’s allready on a pension… Get out now! I’m going to expose your puppies to the whole crowd!” Lmfao
          That’s totall ivory XD

  • wwe141

    I wanted Terri to win, I loved her

    • puppies

      Same! She was always my fav non-wrestler diva. Even though she was surprisingly not terrible in the ring when she did compete.

      • HeelEveRulez

        Same here too!I wish she would win

  • B1G_FaN

    Whatever happened to BB after she left WWE?

    • Jake

      She married and then divorced Hardcore Holly
      Made a couple of appearances on WCW
      Went to TNA and won the Miss TNA Lingerie Battle Royal
      Now she is wrestling in Italy

      • mykel1990

        I heard she got fired for sleeping with Hardcore Holly when he was married.

  • Ryan

    Oh man Jackie should of won!!!! Dat ass and bazookas the way she brought that ass down!! Haha I miss thongs in wrestling :D

    But best part was Jerry Lawler screaming GAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    At the sight of Mae Young’s puppies!!
    Those aren’t puppies those are bloodhounds!! Lmfao

    And anyone remember the Pre Miss Rimble segment with the divas?
    Mae was saying Miss Kitty had fake boobs then Kat called out BBs ginormous tits then Ovory began calling everyone in the audience and at home Perverts and called King YOU ARE also a pervert!!!
    He responds: yes! Your point?
    Then all the women began brawling hahahaha
    Dude this Miss Rumble is classic hillariousness

  • lucky1now

    Best swimsuit to me was terri all the way its funny how she comes to the ring with the pms theme but when she’s showing her swimsuit she got the hardy boyz theme
    Ivory and luna taking the same stand but ivory does take her cover off luna didn’t have to she’s wasn’t fully covered and it was see through
    Jackie she went all the way and tried to win
    I actually never cared for the kat at all but she did get the biggest pop

  • Melissa

    Oh wow, I think I still have the VHS for this PPV somewhere in my room…

  • She’sGotLegs!

    Jackie had me cracking up when she was showing off her bikini,especially when she started dancing.At the same time,she looked good doing it.

  • Blac Chyna

    It says “RAW” diva of the decade -.-

    What has Michelle contributed to Raw?

    • Blac Chyna

      Sorry wrong thread :)

      • Ryan

        Hey hi. Ryan here. Michelle McCools biggest fan ;)

        She did contribute a LOT to the Smackdown brand and building the rookie divas and divas championship… Even if it was not memorable or something impact full… But I wouldn’t consider her despite how perfect she is to me, decade diva.

  • shameronstar

    Mae Young must have been a wild thang back in her 20s:D

    At the Rumble they could do a PG version of this minus the bloodhounds of Mae Young with Kaitlyn, Layla, Alicia Fox, Aksana, Natalya, Rosa Mendes, Naomi, and Cameron, and at the end when Kaitlyn wins Tamina comes out and beats up Kaitlyn.

    I know The Kat was one of the least notable women’s champions but she was actually turning into a decent wrestler around the time she left wwe or wwf at the time. I think she would have been pushed in a similar way to Sable or Trish if backstage problems didn’t end the RTC storyline and get her released!

    • art

      I dont think kat had problems backstage they just didn’t want another sable & thought if she got pushed to playboy & the title again which was meant to happen at mania that she would get an ego….

      • Melissa

        The Kat didn’t have any problems backstage?

        You must be new. Look it up.

        • art

          Im not new ive read/seen all interviews on her & no one said she had an ego or anything….chyna even said the kat didn’t have an ego…

      • Eric

        The Kat was released for having an affair with a barely used tag team division wrestler.

        and she and Chyna were bf’s

    • Spike7000

      Towards her end of her time in WWE, she was training to learn how to wrestle in one of WWE’s former developmental territories in Memphis then she had that final storyline with Ivory and Right to Censor in early 2001 then she was released in February because WWE thought she would turn out like Sable even Jerry Lawler left with her but returned a few months later

      • Crazy_J

        Over everything I’ve read, I’ve never heard or read anyone in the wrestling business or Kat say that they fired her because they were afraid she was going to be like Sable. I have heard them say she was having affair, everyone knew about it, and she got canned. She’s even stated in an interview she doesn’t know exactly why they fired her, so if she doesn’t know, you don’t.

        • Ryan

          According to Kitty the release was news to her. She had no idea WHY nobody does actually. She was working her cute little butt of to train and yes she did have an affair many affairs lol but that’s consensual u know, not like she pointed a gun.

          Idk why they let her go she became a very decent rookie diva :)
          Very likable too!!!

        • Eric

          WWE is very hypocritical about infidelity when it comes to their men vs their women. For example, BB was fired shortly after this for dating Hardcore Holly, as he was married. However, Holly, who had the actual affair, was unpunished.

        • art

          kat denied cheating on jerry & he even said he didn’t know why she was fired….so its a mystery…

  • art

    The kat was one of my favorites back then she was always improving bit by bit in the ring & had alot of different looks….

    • art the kat ended up a pretty good wrestler thou….

  • Crazy_J

    I really miss Luna, Jackie, and Ivory.. they were great. BB.. eh, I could care less, Terri was always one of my favorites that didn’t wrestle and Kat wasn’t really interesting to me until she was with Chyna. Mae is just the ultimate diva lol

  • k2evecrew

    Lmao Jackie was gettin it though she should’ve whooped Mae young for stealing her win

  • igotthatpma123

    Damn jackie is a bad bitch…… i loved how she struted like she knew she was a goddess her body was and is everything!!! WWE will never have a cast of girls like this ever again!

  • Little Red

    The Kat should’ve won by far. The woman in my eyes is legendary. I still loved this segment!

  • DivaSmark

    The Kat was really underrated. She didn’t know how to wrestle at first, but she was actually better on the mic than most of the recent divas were, and she got a heck of a lot better in the ring.

    I bet you dollars to donuts that Mae Young would still do something like this even in her 90’s. This was hilarious.

  • Ryan

    I’m a huge Sable fan. I find her great when she rocked the late 90s. I think she is one and only :)
    But I doubt Kat Debra Terri Maryse Trish or Kelly would ever become egotistical as Sable was
    They all seem down to earth enough to know their role. And all trained hard took hits when needed too. Unlike Sable lol unfortunately.

    I think the only I can see being as “Sable-like” egotistical is Sunny.

    Kat denies cheating on King. X-PAC said she screwed Hurracane Helms lol.. But again it’s two grown up ppl
    Ivory dislikes Kat for being a little nymph, haha in her words, “Kat is the type of girl that can make a good husband want to be naughty” lol so hot!! :D

    Whatever the case Kat rocked! Her rivalry with Terri was very known lol.. I imagine it maybe would of never been as big as Lita vs Trish or Jackie vs Ivory but Terri vs Kat was well known back then! :D

    And Kitty took hits from guys as well improve to wrestle, taking on Molly Holly Victoria and Ivory
    Would if loved if Kitty stuck around

  • Jcott3

    I remember this one very fondly. It was probably the only time in his life Jerry Lawler ever asked a woman NOT to take her clothes off. Dead puppies, dead puppies, dead puppies aren’t much fun.

    As for The Kat, she looked great in the bubble-wrap bikini, but I was never a fan of hers. I thought she relied too heavily on being a fan-service girl – her whole persona seemed to revolve around her desire to be naked.