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King of the Ring (2001)

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The stars of the World Wrestling Federation gather to determine the 2001 King of the Ring!


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself (as 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin)
Chris Benoit ...
Jason Reso ...
Terry Gerin ...
Shane McMahon ...
Devon Hughes ...
Mark LoMonaco ...
Matt Hyson ...
Jeff Hardy ...
Sean Waltman ...


Matches: Kurt Angle vs. Christian (KotR semi-final) Edge vs. Rhyno (KotR semi-final) Kurt Angle vs. Edge (KotR final) The Dudley Boyz vs. Spike Dudley & Kane (Tag Team Championships) Jeff Hardy vs. X-Pac (Light-Heavyweight Championship) The Undertaker w/ Sara Encounters Diamond Dallas Page Street Fight:Kurt Angle Vs.Shane Mcmahon Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Stone Cold (WWF Championship) Written by Steve

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My Muscles Ache. My Mind is Spent. My Body is Broken. Lead Me To My Throne.


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24 June 2001 (USA)  »

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In the main event, Chris Benoit broke his neck and was out for over a year. See more »


Follows WWF Unforgiven (1998) See more »

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Recap of King of the Ring 2001
30 June 2002 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – See all my reviews

Match 1: King of the Ring Tournament Semi-Final Kurt Angle vs. Christian Match starts off with Christian attacking Angle. Christian kicks Angle down in the corner. Slam by Angle. Angle kicks Christian down in the corner. Swinging neckbreaker by Christian for a two count. Ankle lock attempt by Angle. Overhead belly to belly suplex by Angle. Angle knocks Christian off the ring apron. Angle kicks CVhristian down on the outside. Angle shoves Christian off the top turnbuckle into the security wall. Back in the ring Angle is still in control. Spinning heel kick by Christian. Shane McMahon comes down to ringside. Angle clotheslines Christian. Angle notices Shane. Angle misses a top rope moonsault. Christian with an inverted backbreaker for a two count. Ankle lock by Angle but Christian makes it to the ropes. Christian hits the tomahawk but Shane pulled Christian off the pin. Angle olympic slams Christian back into the ring for the pin. Shane leaves with an approving smile. Winner: Kurt Angle

Match 2: King of the Ring Tournament Semi-Final Edge vs. Rhyno Rhyno spits in Edge's face. Spinning heel kick by Edge. Chops by Rhyno. Edge dropkicks Rhyno off the ring apron. Rhyno bounces Edge's head off the security wall. Edge crotches Rhyno on the security wall. Back in the ring Rhyno exposes a turnbuckle and sends Edge chest first into it. Rhyno with a corner spear. Rhyno with a running knee to the head for a two count. Rhyno with a body scissors on Edge. Rhyno with a knee to the gut. Rhyno hits a top rope splash for a two count. Edge drops Rhyno across the ropes. Clothesline by Edge. Neckbreaker by Edge. Edge with a top rope sunset flip for a two count. Spinebuster by Rhyno. Both men spear each other at the same time. Rhyno is the first to get up and gets a two count. Rhyno misses the gore. Edge capitalizes with the jumping ddt for the pin. Winner: Edge

Match 3: WWF Tag Team Championship Dudley Boys vs Spike Dudley and Kane Spike rushes the ring only to get beaten down. Kane comes in and clears the ring. Bubba press slams Spike onto Kane. Kane press slams Spike back onto Bubba for a two count. Spike with a drop toe hold on Dvon. Kane powerslams Dvon followed up by a big legdrop for a two count. Dvon pulls Spike down by his hair. Bubba with a sidewalk slam on Spike followed up by a Dvon legdrop. Bubba witha high back body drop on Spike. Bubba misses a sit down splash. Bubba powerbombs Spike for a two count. Dvon misses a top rope swan dive on Spike. Kane tagged in and cleans house. Kane with a neckbreaker on Bubba for a two count. Kane throws Dvon out of the ring. Kane powerslams Bubba for a two count. Kane clears the ring. Kane press slams Spike out of the ring onto Bubba and Dvon. Back in the ring Spike hits the dudley dog on Bubba but Dvon makes the save. Dudleys double suplex Kane followed up by the whassup headbutt. Spike hits a double missile dropkick. Dvon counters the dudley dog and he and Bubba hit Spike with the 3D for the pin. After the match Dudleys bring a table in the ring. Kane powerbombs Dvon and chokeslams Bubba through the table. Kane carries Spike to the back. Winners: Dudley Boys

Match 4: King of the Ring Tournament Final Kurt Angle vs. Edge Before the match Angle tells Edge he is sorry for what he said last week. Angle and Edge shake hands. Angle tells Edge there is no way he is beating him tonight. Angle tries to convince Edge to forfeit the match so Angle will be fresh in his match with Shane and so that he doesn't have to hand Edge's butt to him. Edge answers with a punch and the match is on. Edge kicks Angle down in the corner. Dropkick by Edge. Angle over head belly to belly suplexes Edge out of the ring. Angle follows out and sends Edge into the ring steps. Back in the ring Angle hits a belly to back suplex for a two count. Edge with a rollup for a two count. Angle with an over head belly to belly suplex for a two count. Angle hiptosses Edge out of the ring. Angle drops Edge over the security wall. Edge crotches Angle on the top with a dropkick to the knees. Edge follows up with a top rope huricanrana for a two count. Clothesline by Edge. Edge catapults Angle into the corner. Christian runs down to the ring and distracts the referee while Edge had a pin. Angle with a rollup for a two count. Edge knocks out the referee by accident. Ankle lock on Edge. Edge taps but the ref is out. Shane McMahon comes to the ring and spears Angle. Shane leaves. Edge hits the jumping ddt for the pin. Winner and 2001 King of the Ring: Edge!

Match 4: WWF Light Heavyweight Championship Jeff Hardy vs. X-Pac Jeff with an arm drag takedown. Jeff with a head scissors takeover. Jeff walks the security wall and comes off with a clothesline on Xpac. Back in the ring Jeff misses a corkscrew moonsault. Xpac hip tosses Jeff out of the ring. Xpac hits a springboard crossbody to the outside on Jeff. back in the ring Xpac hits a spinning heel kick for a two count. Xpac hits another spinning heel kick for a two count. Xpac kicks Jeff down in the corner followed up by a missed bronco buster. Jeff with a dropkick followed up by a clothesline. Jeff drops the legs in the groin area of Xpac. Jeff hits a corkscrew moonsault for a two count. Jeff hits a top rope crossbody, Xpac rolls through and gets a two count. Xfactor on Jeff but he gets his foot on the ropes. Xpac thought he had it won. Jeff counters the xfactor with a powerbomb. Jeff hits the swanton bomb for the pin. Winner: Jeff Hardy

(DDP Special Appearance) DDP arrives in the ring. DDP says he is right here, not out there. DDP enters the ring and says he is right here and he demands that Undertaker get out there now! More footage is shown of DDP in the locker room area. Sarah is shown on the Titan Tron. She says it is now time for DDP to become famous. Undertaker's music hits. Undertaker walks slowly to the ring but not before putting on his black gloves. Undertaker enters the ring and the fight is on. Both men trade punches. Undertaker mounts DDP and punches him in the face. Undertaker kicks DDP down in the corner. DDP gives Undertaker a low blow. Undertaker knocks DDP out of the ring. Sarah comes down to ringside with a handheld camcorder and films the action. Undertaker rams DDP's head into the ring steps. DDP hits Undertaker with a chair. Undertaker spears DDP over the announce table. Back in the ring Undertaker punches DDP in the corner. Undertaker taunts DDP in front of Sarah's camera. DDP calls for time out. Undertaker kicks DDP out of the ring. DDP leaves through the crowd.

Match 5: Street Fight Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon Match starts off with an Angle spear. Belly to back suplex by Angle. Angle with a knee to the gut. Shane with a dragon screw leg whip. Angle has a cut above his right eye from a right hand from Shane. Angle with a gutwrench suplex. Angle with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Angle with forearm shots to the face. Shane kicks Angle in the gut. Shane counters a wastelock and sends Angle out of the ring. Angle chases Shane around the ring. Shane comes off the security wall over the announce table with a clothesline on Angle. Shane hits Angle multiple times with a kendo stick. Shane posts Angle. Shane clotheslines Angle over the security wall. Shane drives Angle into the ring apron. Shane spears Angle into the ring steps. Back in the ring Shane hits an elbow drop. Shane puts weapons in the ring. Shane hits Angle in the back with a sign. Shane counters the enzeguri with an ankle lock. Angle breaks the hold with a kick to the face. Shane with a ddt followed up by the sharpshooter. Angle uses the kendo stick to free himself. Shane with a straight right hand for a two count. Shane hits Angle in the head and chest with a trash can. Shane lays the trash can on top of Angle. Shane goes up top and misses a shooting star press, hitting the corner of the trash can. Angle dumps Shane out of the ring. Angle kicks Shane up the entrance aisle. Shane counters a suplex and hits one of his own. Angle sends Shane into the side wall of the staging area. Angle overhead belly to belly suplexes Shane into the stage wall. Angle does it again, this time sending Shane through the glass. Angle suplexes Shane up against a partition. Angle throws Shane through the glass partition. Both men have cuts all over their bodies. Angle puts Shane on top of an anvil case and pushes him back to the ring. Back in the ring Angle gets a two count. Shane low blows Angle followed up by trash can lid shots. Shane hits the olympic slam for a two count. Angle catapults Shane into the corner. Angle hits Shane in the back with a sheet of wood. Angle places the wood across the top ropes in the corner as a platform. Angle gives Shane the olympic slam off the platform for the pin. Shane gets a standing ovation as he is helped to the back. Winner: Kurt Angle

Match 6: WWF World Heavyweight Championship - Triple Threat Match Steve Austin vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho If Austin loses the title, the Vince McMahon/Steve Austin alliance is over Austin stalls to get in the ring hoping that Vince will arrive. Benoit and Jericho run out and attack Austin. Benoit and Jericho double team Austin out in the crowd. Back in the ring Austin stomps on Benoit. Benoit and Jericho double chop Austin in the corner. Jericho pulls Benoit off a pin. Jericho accidently hits Benoit with a spinning heel kick. Jericho helps Benoit up and kicks him down in the corner. Austin and Jericho kick Benoit out of the ring. Benoit breaks up the walls of jericho on Austin. Benoit suplexes Jericho out of the ring. Benoit with a snap suplex on Austin. Austin throws Benoit out of the ring. Austin with a knee drop on Benoit for a two count. Austin runs Benoit into Jericho. Benoit counters the stunner and gives one of his own to Austin for a two count. Benoit hits Austin in the head with the belt, Jericho breaks the pin. Jericho and Benoit trade punches on the outside. Jericho posts Benoit. Austin escapes the walls of jericho by getting to the ropes. Jericho suplexes Austin for a two count. Austin hits Jericho with a spinebuster for a two count. Austin with a side russian leg sweep on Jericho for a two count. Austin brings Jericho to his knees with a sleeper. Jericho counters with a belly to back suplex. Austin and Jericho trade punches. Jericho with a flying forearm on Austin. Jericho missile dropkicks Benoit off the ring apron. Jericho with a bulldog on Austin followed up by the lionsault on Austin's knees. Austin with the Lou Thez press on Jericho. Benoit accidently hits Jericho in the head with a chair. Austin gives Benoit the stunner. Austin gets a two count on Jericho. Austin superplexes Jericho. Austin superplexes Jericho again, for a two count. Benoit gives Austin five german suplexes. Austin counters the sixth one with a mule kick. Jericho puts Austin in the walls of jericho at the same time Benoit puts Austin in the crossface. Austin taps out. The referee breaks the hold and says there can only be one champion. Benoit puts Jericho in the crossface. Jericho gets out and unsuccesfully looks for the walls of jericho. Benoit snap suplexes Jericho for a two count. Benoit baseball slides into a chair in Austin's face. Jericho suplexes Benoit out of the ring. Booker T shows up at ringside and attacks Austin. Booker T sidewalk slams Austin through the spanish announce table. Booker T leaves through the crowd. Jericho counters a third german suplex with the walls of jericho, Benoit makes it to the ropes. Jericho slams Benoit from the top. Jericho hits Benoit with a bulldog followed up by the lionsault for a two count. Jericho and Benoit fall out of the ring. Jericho hits Austin with the top of the announce table. Jericho puts Austin back in the ring. Jericho hits Austin with a top rope moonsault, Benoit breaks the count. Benoit hits Austin with a top rope swan dive, Jericho pulls the referee out. Benoit with a top rope belly to back suplex on Jericho. Austin rolls over on Benoit for the pin. Winner: Steve Austin

Just would like to say that this PPV was crap. The only good match was the Shane vs Kurt Angle street fight match. All the other matches weren't very good, especially the main event. That match went on too long and it was a stupid idea to begin with. This PPV deserves a C- (minimum pass)

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