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Royal Rumble (2001)

30 men compete in the annual staggered battle royal, known as the Royal Rumble, for a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania X-Seven. Plus Kurt Angle vs. Triple H for the WWF Title, Chris Benoit vs... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Austin ... Stone Cold Steve Austin
Kurt Angle ... Kurt Angle
Chris Benoit ... Chris Benoit
Paul Levesque ... Triple H
Chris Jericho ... Chris Jericho
Adam Copeland ... Edge
Jay Reso ... Christian
Devon Hughes ... D-Von Dudley
Mark LoMonaco ... Bubba Ray Dudley
Lisa Moretti ... Ivory
Chyna ... Chyna
Dwayne Johnson ... The Rock
Mark Calaway ... The Undertaker
Jeff Hardy ... Jeff Hardy
Matt Hardy ... Matt Hardy
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30 men compete in the annual staggered battle royal, known as the Royal Rumble, for a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania X-Seven. Plus Kurt Angle vs. Triple H for the WWF Title, Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho in a ladder match for the WWF Intercontinental Title, Edge & Christian vs. The Dudley Boyz for the WWF Tag Team Titles, and Ivory vs. Chyna for the WWF Women's title. Written by S-Kubrick5

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30 Men. One Match. One W1nner See more »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Trivia

First WWF PPV appearance for Haku since Royal Rumble 1992, who was a last-minute replacement for Road Dogg. See more »

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Followed by WrestleMania 23 (2007) See more »

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One word: KANE!
10 February 2001 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

Along with Backlash, Fully Loaded and Summerslam (all year 2000), this was is one of my favorite WWF pay-per-views. Aside from Ivory vs Chyna (which was inexcusable crap), every match was solid and excellent. The Dudley Boyz vs Edge & Christian for the Tag Team Titles was very exciting and a good starter for the great pay-per-view. Kurt Angle vs Triple H for the WWF Title was very good, though it ended differently than I expected. Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Title was the best match of the night and definitely the best of the year so far.

And of course there was the main event, the Royal Rumble itself. It was very exciting and entertaining, with great action moments and very funny moments too. It featured the returns of the Big Show, Al Snow and Haku. It included funny moments from Drew Carey and the Honky Tonk Man. The overall Rumble was very good, with Stone Cold Steve Austin winning, of course.

Everybody knew Stone Cold was going to win, but the most impressive of the night was obviously Kane. Kane, who has always been one of my favorite wrestlers, was in the Royal Rumble for over an hour. He outlasted everybody and took out more wrestlers than anybody else did. Though he was one of the first ones out, he was also the last one eliminated, and it was almost disappointing to see Austin beat him. You've got to be impressed with Kane. It was truly his night.


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