This PPV scored one of the lowest buyrates in the history of WWE, as John Bradshaw Layfield (John Layfield) would go on to be the lowest-drawing WWE World Heavyweight Champion since Diesel (Kevin Nash).
In the storyline, Torrie Wilson would have been fired if she lost her match with Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Psaltis). Torrie won. During the match, Dawn Marie's pants ripped in the back, revealing her thong, and she had to wrestle the rest of the match that way.
As part of the storyline leading up to the Undertaker (Mark Calaway)-Booker T. (Booker Huffman) match, Booker had consulted a voodoo witch, who told him to use dirt from an unmarked grave. Josh Matthews (Josh Lomberger) interviewed Booker T, who mentioned that his bag of soil would guarantee his victory. It didn't.
This was a "WWF SmackDown! (1999)"-branded PPV. The roster had been reshuffled and, with Brock Lesnar leaving WWE for the National Football League and Chris Benoit getting switched to WWE Raw (1993), the brand had lost two of its biggest stars, and other wrestlers were either taking time off or leaving the company.
Eddie Guerrero was supposed to come up bleeding from John Bradshaw Layfield's chair shot. However, he hit an artery instead of a vein and blood poured out for the rest of the match. He lost so much blood that he couldn't wrestle at full strength for another two weeks. He was rushed away in an ambulance after the show.