Royal Rumble 2001

Royal Rumble 2001

Royal Rumble 2001

Date: January 21, 2001 Attendance: 16,056 | Venue: New Orleans Arena | City: New Orleans, Louisiana

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The fourteenth edition of the Royal Rumble event aired on the 21/01/2001 from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. There were six matches contested on the card, with one contested on the Sunday Night Heat pre-show and four championships on the line. The main event featured the traditional Royal Rumble match with 30 WWE Superstars competing for the chance to go to WrestleMania X-Seven, with the under card being headlined with a contest for the WWE Championship with Kurt Angle defending against Triple H. The event is now available to watch on the WWE Network under the pay-per-views section.


Sunday Night Heat

Lo Down (D’Lo Brown and Chaz) (with Tiger Ali Singh) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki) to earn entry into the Royal Rumble match

Time: 01:57

WWE Tag Team Championship

The Dudley Boyz defeated Edge & Christian (c) to capture the championship

Time: 09:59

Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit (c) to capture the championship

Time: 18:44

WWE Women’s Championshi

Ivory (c) (w/ Steven Richards) defeated Chyna to retain the championship

Time: 03:32

WWE Championship Match

Kurt Angle (c) (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated Triple H (c) (w/ Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) to retain the championship

Time: 24:16

30-Man Royal Rumble Match for a WWE Championship Opportunity at WrestleMania X-Seven

Stone Cold Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble 2001, last eliminating Kane

Time: 01:01:55


Royal Rumble 2001 Statistics

Entry OrderCompetitorElimination OrderEliminatorTime
1Jeff Hardy4Matt Hardy06:36
2Bull Buchanan1Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy02:08
3Matt Hardy3Jeff Hardy04:45
4Faarooq2Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy00:58
5Drew Carey5Himself02:54
6Kane29Stone Cold Steve Austin53:46
7Raven9Kane08:51
8Al Snow8Kane07:08
9Perry Saturn10Kane05:02
10Steve Blackman7Kane03:08
11Grand Master Sexay6Kane01:03
12The Honky Tonk Man11Kane01:16
13The Rock28Kane38:42
14The Goodfather12The Rock00:13
15Tazz13Kane00:10
16Bradshaw18The Undertaker17:40
17Albert20Kane15:53
18Hardcore Holly21The Undertaker14:04
19K-Kwik16Big Show07:53
20Val Venis22The Undertaker02:08
21William Regal14Test02:01
22Test15Big Show02:08
23Big Show17The Rock01:23
24Crash Holly19Kane02:31
25The Undertaker25Rikishi10:45
26Scotty 2 Hotty23The Undertaker & Kane00:47
27Stone Cold Steve Austin-Winner09:43
28Billy Gunn27Stone Cold Steve Austin07:22
29Haku24Stone Cold Steve Austin02:51
30Rikishi26The Rock02:35

Other Royal Rumble 2001 On-Screen Talent

Event Commentators

Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jim Ross

Interviewers

Kevin Kelly and Michael Cole

Ring Announcer

Howard Finkel

Referees

Mike Chioda, Tim White, Jimmy Korderas, Jack Doan, Earl Hebner and Chad Patton


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