WWF PPV 01

- – 2001 Royal Rumble – -
January 21 New Orleans, LA
(Home Video (VG/EX))
Tag Team Title Match: Dudley Boyz vs. Edge and Christian- New tag champs as the Dudleys pick up the win.
IC Title, Ladder Match: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit- Great effort by both made for a great match with Jericho coming up on top.
WWF Women’s Title Match: Chyna vs. Ivory- Chyna hurts her neck and may be out for awhile, yeah right.
WWF Title Match: Triple H vs. Kurt Angle- Angle keeps the title surprisingly.
Royal Rumble- Steve Austin won the 2001 Royal Rumble by eliminating Kane. Drew Carey also made a cameo appearance but he didn’t last long in the match.
- – 2001 No Way Out – -
February 25 Las Vegas, NV
(Home Video (VG/EX))
Hardcore Title Match: Big Show vs. Raven- Big Show wins the hardcore title (a couple of times).
Fatal Four IC Title Match: Chris Benoit vs. Eddy Guerrero vs. X-Pac vs. Chris Jericho- Good match as the action really picked up at the end.
Trish Stratus vs. Stephanie- Better than you may think.
2 out of 3 Falls, No DQ, Steel Cage Match: Steve Austin vs. Triple H- First fall is a regular fall, second is a street fight, and the last is a steel cage match. Great match that will probably be the best match of the year and possibly of both men’s career.
Steven Richards vs. Jerry the King Lawler
Tag Team Title, Table Match: Edge and Christian vs. Undertaker and Kane vs. The Dudley Boyz
WWF Title Match: The Rock vs. Kurt Angle- The Rock wins the WWF title for a record setting, 6th time.
- – 2001 Wrestlemania 17 – -
April 1, 2001 in Houston, TX
(Home Video (VG/EX))
IC Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. William Regal- Jericho picks up the IC title here.
Right To Censor vs. Tazz and The Acolytes
Hardcore Title Match: Kane vs. Big Show vs. Raven- Kane is the new hardcore champ.
Euro Title Match: Eddy Guerrero vs. Test- European title now belongs to Eddy after this match.
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit- No title on the line but this match has been the best so far.
Women’s Title Match: Chyna vs. Ivory- Chyna wins and picks up the title that I never thought she cared about.
Street Fight: Vince vs. Shane- Shane wins with a crazy move (the Van Terminator). Linda McMahon is no longer crazy and Trish Stratus turns face.
TLC 2, Tag Team Title Match: Edge and Christian vs. Hardy Boyz vs. Dudley Boyz- E and C wins the tag titles in another great match for the 7th time.
Gimmick Battle Royal: Are you ready? Participants include: Bushwhackers, Duke the Dumpster, Iron Sheik, Earthquake, The Goon, Doink the Clown, Kamala, Repo Man, Jim Cornette, Nikolai Volkoff, Michael Hayes, One Man Gang, Gobbledy Gooker, Tugboat, Hillbilly Jim, Brother Love and Sgt. Slaughter- Iron Sheik is the winner as Bobby Heenan and Mean Gene Okerlund guest commentate. Old School WWF memories right here.
Triple H vs. Undertaker- Match was decent considering UT was in it.
WWF Title Match: The Rock vs. Steve Austin- Both are faces going in but Steve Austin joins Vince McMahon to turn heel and win the WWF Title in a great match. That is now 2 years in a row that Wrestlemania has ended with a heel on top.
- – 2001 Backlash – -
April 29 in Chicago, IL
(Home Video (VG/EX))
X-Factor vs. Dudley Boyz
Hardcore Title Match: Raven vs. Rhyno- Good match thanks to a lively crowd during this match. We also see Raven getting good reaction from the crowd.
Chris Jericho vs. William Regal
30 Minute Submission Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit- Great match as you would expect.
Shane vs. Big Show- Crazy fall taken by Shane here from about 40 feet high. Too bad he never really hit the Big Show.
Euro Title Match: Christian vs. Eddy Guerrero vs. Matt Hardy
Tag Team Title, IC, WWF Title Match: Kane and Undertaker vs. Steve Austin and Triple H- Triple H and Steve Austin pick up the tag titles here.
- – 2001 Judgment Day – -
May 20 in Sacramento, CA
(Home Video (VG/EX))
William Regal vs. Rikishi
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle
Hardcore Title Match: Big Show vs. Test vs. Rhyno
Women’s Title Match: Lita vs. Chyna
IC Title Match: Kane vs. Triple H- Kane picks up the IC Title here.
Acolytes vs. Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko
Acolytes vs. Dudley Boyz
Acolytes vs. X-Pac and Prince Albert
X-Pac and Prince Albert vs. Hardy Boyz
X-Pac and Prince Albert vs. Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho
Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho vs. Edge and Christian- Benoit/Jericho win to become the number one contenders to the WWF Tag Titles.
WWF Title Match: Undertaker vs. Steve Austin
- – 2001 King Of The Ring – -
June 24 in East Rutherford, NJ
(Home Video (VG/EX))
DDP Interview
Kurt Angle vs. Christian- Shane McMahon helps Angle win???
Edge vs. Rhyno
Tag Team Title Match: Kane and Spike Dudley vs. Dudley Boyz
Kurt Angle vs. Edge- Edge wins and becomes the King of the Ring.
Lightweight Title Match: X-Pac vs. Jeff Hardy
Undertaker/DDP Brawl
Street Fight: Shane McMahon vs. Kurt Angle- Shane takes more of his usual crazy bumps.
WWF Title Match: Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin- Chris Benoit would be out of action after this match. Booker T from WCW comes in to attack Austin.
- – 2001 Invasion – -
July 22 in Cleveland, OH
(Home Video (VG/EX))
Edge and Christian vs. Mike Awesome and Lance Storm
Earl Hebner vs. Nick Patrick- Mick Foley is the guest referee.
Acolytes vs. Sean O’Haire and Chuck Palumbo
X-Pac vs. Kidman- Kidman is the “enemy” but is receiving the cheers from the crowd.
Raven vs. William Regal- Two different styles that never had a chance of meshing.
Shawn Stasiak, Chris Kanyon, and Hugh Morris vs. Big Show, Albert, and Billy Gunn
Tazz vs. Tajiri
Hardcore Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy- Welcome to the WWF RVD!!! Great match between these two will all sorts of crazy spots. RVD points to himself a couple of times. Expect many more great matches on PPV from R-V-D. Oh yeah, and he picks up the hardcore title here.
Bra and Panties Match: Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler vs. Trish Stratus and Lita
WWF vs. WCW/ECW: Steve Austin, Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho, and Kurt Angle vs. DDP, Booker T, Rhyno, and Dudley Boyz- These kind of matches are not really my thing, though this wasn’t horrible. Steve Austin turns yet again and joins the WCW/ECW faction. Jim Ross has been hyping this as the match that will decide the fate of the WWF. Well, the WWF loses but nothing ever happens. Over-hyped match.
- – 2001 SummerSlam – -
August 19 in San Jose, CA
(Home Video (VG/EX))
IC Title Match: Edge vs. Lance Storm- Edge wins the IC again for the second time although this time, he should have the title longer than his first time (1 day).
Spike Dudley and The Acolytes vs. Test and The Dudley Boyz
Lightweight Title Match: X-Pac vs. Tajiri
Chris Jericho vs. Rhyno- Very Sloppy match by Jericho as he slips a few times, misses some of his moves, etc. He still wins though, although his punishment should have been a loss.
Hardcore Title, Ladder Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy- Cool match that could have been a bit better but still worth watching. Jim Ross is constantly saying that these two should ease up on the high-flying moves. SHUT UP JR!
WWF and WCW, Tag Team Title, Steel Cage Match: DDP and Kanyon vs. Undertaker and Kane
WWF Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin- Terrific Match that saw Angle cut open early in the match and bleeding almost all the way through.
WCW Title Match: The Rock vs. Booker T- The Rock returns to PPV and wins the WCW Title for the WWF!
- – 2001 Unforgiven – -
September 23 in Pittsburgh, PA
(Home Video (VG/EX))
WWF Tag Team Title Match: Hardy Boyz vs. Spike Dudley and Big Show vs. Hurricane Helms vs. The Dudley Boyz
Perry Saturn vs. Raven
IC Title Match: Christian vs. Edge- Christian wins to pick up the IC Title for the first time. That makes Edge’s IC Title reign a short one.
WCW Title Match: Kronik vs. Undertaker and Kane
Hardcore Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van Dam- RVD defeats Jericho in a very good match. RVD kicks Jericho in the eye, causing stitches after the match.
WCW Title Match: Shane and Booker T vs. The Rock- I thought for sure the Rock would lose but he keeps the title.
US Title Match: Rhyno vs. Tajiri- New champion as Rhyno wins.
WWF Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin- Angle wins his second WWF championship right here.
- – 2001 No Mercy – -
October 21 in St. Louis, MO
(Home Video (VG/EX))
WCW Title Match: Hardy Boyz vs. The Hurricane and Lance Storm
Kane vs. Test
Torrie Wilson vs. Stacy Keibler
IC Title, Ladder Match: Edge vs. Christian
Dudley Boyz vs. Tajiri and Big Show
Booker T vs. Undertaker
WCW Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. The Rock- Jericho finally wins the “Big One”.
WWF Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin- Austin keeps his title.
- – 2001 Survivor Series – -
November 18 in Greensboro, NC
(Home Video (VG/EX))
European Title Match: Al Snow vs. Christian- Crowd was actually in into this match which made this a decent opener.
Tajiri vs. William Regal
Unification Match: IC Title vs. US Title: Edge vs. Test- Edge wins to put both titles together. One title down, a few more to get rid of.
Steel Cage, Unification Match: WCW vs. WWF Tag Team Titles: Hardy Boyz vs. Dudley Boyz- Hardys would have won but Jeff Hardy had to go back into the ring for a swanton off the top of the cage and it costed him and his brother.
Immunity Battle Royal- Test wins so he can’t be fired for at least a year.
Women’s Title Match- Ivory vs. Lita vs. Jacqueline vs. Molly Holly vs. Trish Stratus vs. Jazz- Jazz, here to debut today, but gone tomorrow. Trish wins the vacant women’s championship.
Winner Take All, WWF vs. Alliance: Big Show, Kane, Undertaker, Chris Jericho, and The Rock vs. Shane, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, and Steve Austin- This is the order that they came to the ring and the order that they were eliminated. Predictable with Austin and Rock the last two. Jericho attacks The Rock to turn heel as The Rock picks up the win for the WWF. No more Alliance.
- – 2001 Vengeance – -
December 9 in San Diego, CA
(Home Video (VG/EX))
Vince McMahon/Ric Flair Interview
Scotty Too Hotty and Albert vs. Test and Christian
IC Title Match: William Regal vs. Edge
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy- Lita is the guest referee.
Tag Team Title Match: Big Show and Kane vs. Dudley Boyz
Hardcore Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Undertaker- RVD is finally taken down as the hardcore champion after about 6 months and UT is the new king of hardcore.
Women’s Title Match: Jacqueline vs. Trish Stratus
WWF Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin
WCW Title Match: The Rock vs. Chris Jericho- Jericho wins to move on.
Undisputed Unified Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin- Will the obvious happen? Nope, as Jericho shocks everyone and wins the championship right here for the first time.

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