WWE Royal Rumble 2001

January 21, 2001 – New Orleans, Louisiana

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Lo Down (D-Lo Brown & Chaz) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki): As stipulated, this allowed one member of Lo Down to be entered into the Royal Rumble match. Vince McMahon later informed Tiger Ali-Singh that his man was being bumped in favor of comedian Drew Carey!

The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) defeated Edge & Christian to win the WWF Tag Team titles!:

Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit to win the WWF Intercontinental Title!:

Ivory (from the Right to Censor) defeated Chyna to retain the WWF Women’s title!: Chyna collapsed following a handspring elbow attempt and was carried out by EMT’s to a waiting ambulance.

Kurt Angle defeated Triple H to retain the WWF Heavyweight title!: Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and Trish Stratus started fighting half-way through this Championship match. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin came out after a ref-bump and knocked out Triple H with a belt-shot and a Stunner!

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin last eliminated Kane to win the Royal Rumble!: Comedian Drew Carey, put into the Rumble to hype his upcoming PPV comedy special, entered at #5. Entrants #1 & #3 (Matt and Jeff Hardy), eliminated each other, leaving Drew Carey alone in the ring. Kane then entered (#6) and Drew Carey offered to shake hands, then offered a cash bribe. Kane hoisted Carey up, about to deliver a chokeslam, when entrant #7 (Raven) made the save! Drew then voluntarily eliminated himself. The next portion of the match saw a lot of hardcore action, as Raven and Steve Blackman (#10) brought a lot of plunder out from under the ring. The Honky Tonk Man entered at #11 and addressed the crowd on the microphone. Honky Tonk started to sing his theme song, but Kane grabbed his guitar and smashed it over his head, then dumped Honky over the top rope. The ring was pretty full when the Big Show made a surprise return to the WWF, entering at #23. The Big Show tossed a few guys out, choke-slammed several others, only to be low-blowed and tossed out by the Rock (#13). The Big Show snapped and pulled the Rock out, then choke-slammed him through the announce desk. The Undertaker entered at #25 and cleared a lot of wrestlers out of the ring. Stone Cold Steve Austin came out at #27, but was attacked by Triple H. Austin was left in a bloody heap in the aisle. Reigning WCW Hardcore champion Meng returned to the WWF as Haku in spot #29. Rikishi entered at #30 and was attacked in the aisle by Austin, who finally made it to the ring. Austin then eliminated Haku. The final four were: Austin, the Rock, Kane and Billy Gunn (#28). Austin eliminated Gunn. Austin and Kane then combined to eliminate the Rock. That left Austin and Kane. Austin hit Kane with several chair-shots, then threw him over the top rope to win the Rumble!

Order of Entry Order of Elimination
1- Jeff Hardy
2- Bull Buchanan
3- Matt Hardy
4- Faarooq
5- Drew Carey
6- Kane
7- Raven
8- Al Snow
9- Perry Saturn
10- Steve Blackman
11- Grand Master Sexay
12- The Honky Tonk Man
13- The Rock
14- The Goodfather
15- Tazz
16- Bradshaw
17- Albert
18- Hardcore Holly
19- K-Kwik
20- Val Venis
21- William Regal
22- Test
23- The Big Show
24- Crash Holly
25- The Undertaker
26- Scotty Too Hotty
27- Steve Austin
28- Billy Gunn
29- Haku
30- Rikishi
(1- Buchanan by Matt & Jeff b4 #4)
(2- Faarooq by Matt & Jeff b4 #5)
(3- Matt by Jeff before #6)
(4- Jeff by Matt before #6)
(5- Carey by himself before #8)
(6- GMS by Kane before #12)
(7- Blackman by Kane before #12)
(8- Snow by Kane before #12)
(9- Raven by Kane before #12)
(10- Saturn by Kane before #12)
(11- HTM by Kane before #13)
(12- Goodfather by Rock before #15)
(13- Tazz by Kane before #16)
(14- Regal by Test before #23)
(15- Test by Big Show before #24)
(16- K-Kwik by Big Show before #24)
(17- Big Show by Rock before #24)
(18- Bradshaw by UT before #26)
(19- Crash by Kane before #26)
(20- Albert by Kane before #26)
(21- Hardcore by UT before #26)
(22- Venis by UT before #26)
(23- Scotty by Kane & UT before #27)
(24- Haku by Austin)
(25- UT by Rikishi)
(26- Rikishi by Rock)
(27- Billy by Austin)
(28- Rock by Kane)
(29- Kane by Austin)
(Winner: Steve Austin)

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