Royal Rumble (2001)

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Royal Rumble (2001) was the fourteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).wikipedia
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Stone Cold Steve Austin

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The main event was the Royal Rumble match, which Stone Cold Steve Austin won by last eliminating Kane to win the match, making it his third Royal Rumble win.
He was also the winner of the 1996 King of the Ring tournament as well as the 1997, 1998 and 2001 Royal Rumbles, making him the only three-time winner of the event.

Drew Carey

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The match also included comedian Drew Carey.
He briefly participated in professional wrestling, most notably entering the 2001 Royal Rumble, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

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On the undercard, Kurt Angle defended the WWF Championship against Triple H and Chris Jericho defeated Intercontinental Champion Chris Benoit in a ladder match.

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On the undercard, Kurt Angle defended the WWF Championship against Triple H and Chris Jericho defeated Intercontinental Champion Chris Benoit in a ladder match.
After beating Triple H at the Royal Rumble, Angle eventually lost the title to The Rock at No Way Out.

List of WWE pay-per-view and WWE Network events

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Royal Rumble (2001) was the fourteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

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The winner of the match received a match for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania X-Seven.
Stone Cold Steve Austin earned his opportunity to compete for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania X-Seven by winning the 2001 Royal Rumble match when he last eliminated Kane, while The Rock became the first ever six-time WWF Champion when he defeated Kurt Angle at No Way Out.

Royal Rumble match

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The main event was the Royal Rumble match, which Stone Cold Steve Austin won by last eliminating Kane to win the match, making it his third Royal Rumble win.

Chris Jericho

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On the undercard, Kurt Angle defended the WWF Championship against Triple H and Chris Jericho defeated Intercontinental Champion Chris Benoit in a ladder match.
At the 2001 Royal Rumble, Jericho defeated Chris Benoit in a ladder match to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship for the fourth time.

Royal Rumble

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Royal Rumble (2001) was the fourteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Kane (wrestler)

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The main event was the Royal Rumble match, which Stone Cold Steve Austin won by last eliminating Kane to win the match, making it his third Royal Rumble win.
Kane reformed his alliance with The Undertaker immediately after the Royal Rumble in which he eliminated 11 wrestlers and was the runner-up, after being eliminated by Steve Austin.

Dwayne Johnson

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The Rock began discussing the Royal Rumble on the January 4 episode of SmackDown!, when he promised to win the Royal Rumble match for the second year in a row to earn the title match at WrestleMania.
The Rock then feuded with the Royal Rumble winner, Stone Cold Steve Austin, whom he lost the title to at WrestleMania X-Seven after Austin allied with Vince McMahon, who interfered on his behalf.

Chris Benoit

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On the undercard, Kurt Angle defended the WWF Championship against Triple H and Chris Jericho defeated Intercontinental Champion Chris Benoit in a ladder match.
The feud finally culminated in Jericho defeating Benoit in a ladder match at the Royal Rumble in January 2001.

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It took place on January 21, 2001, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Shoichi Funaki

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Lo Down (D'Lo Brown and Chaz) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Shoichi Funaki) in a tag team match, when Chaz pinned Funaki.
In 2001, Kai En Tai started participating in non-televised matches before pay-per-view events such as Royal Rumble 2001 and Judgment Day 2001.

Mosh (wrestler)

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Lo Down (D'Lo Brown and Chaz) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Shoichi Funaki) in a tag team match, when Chaz pinned Funaki.
The popularity of the team rapidly dwindled; at the 2001 Royal Rumble they were both denied a spot in the Rumble match, as their spot had been given to comedian Drew Carey.

Edge and Christian

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The pay-per-view event began with Edge and Christian defending their WWF World Tag Team Championship against The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley).
At the Royal Rumble, they lost the titles to the Dudley Boyz.

Chyna

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In the third contest, Ivory defended the WWF Women's Championship against Chyna.
This culminated in a storyline at the Royal Rumble where Laurer appeared to reinjure her neck while performing a handspring back elbow.

Ivory (wrestler)

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In the third contest, Ivory defended the WWF Women's Championship against Chyna.
Chyna challenged Ivory for the Women's Championship at the Royal Rumble on January 21, 2001.

R-Truth

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23. He eliminated Test and K-Kwik, then proceeded to chokeslam everyone else.
He took part in the 2001 Royal Rumble, but was eliminated by Big Show.

Big Show

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The ring began to fill up in the next few minutes, and the tide turned when The Big Show made his return from months of inactivity, entering at No.
Show returned at the Royal Rumble, but was eliminated by The Rock.

Haku (wrestler)

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Billy Gunn, Haku (who was a surprise entrant after making his return from WCW) and Rikishi made up the last 3 entrants.
Exactly one week after his WCW Hardcore Championship win at Sin, Fifita returned to the WWF as Haku and made a surprise appearance at the 2001 Royal Rumble.

Test (wrestler)

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23. He eliminated Test and K-Kwik, then proceeded to chokeslam everyone else.
Again a singles wrestler, Test eliminated William Regal during the 2001 Royal Rumble match and subsequently defeated him the next night on Raw is War to win the WWF European Championship.

The Honky Tonk Man

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The Honky Tonk Man (who had not appeared in the WWF since the 1998 Royal Rumble) came in at No.
Honky returned to the WWF for a one-time appearance at the 2001 Royal Rumble, but was quickly eliminated by Kane after being hit on the head with his guitar.

William Regal

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Regal would enter his first Royal Rumble match at the eponymous pay-per-view on 21 January 2001, but failed to win.

Bull Buchanan

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The first two entrants were Jeff Hardy and Bull Buchanan, a member of Right To Censor at the time.
Buchanan entered the 2001 Royal Rumble match on January 21, 2001 at entry number 2, but was eliminated by the Hardys.