The 2001 Royal Rumble happened at a time when WWE was definitely peaking. The year 2000 was arguably the greatest in company history and WWE's roster was full of talent. A lot of them were either in the prime of their careers or they were rising stars, so there was a lot of anticipation for this event. Going into this event, the big story was whether or not "Stone Cold" Steve Austin could complete his comeback. He missed most of 2000 with a year long neck injury that required surgery. When he came back in October 2000 he looked like he hadn't missed a beat, but could he survive and win his record third Rumble match? That was the big selling point of the show. The undercard featured four title matches, which is great because it helped make the show seem more important. When every match on the show has some kind of title or reward on the line then it really has a big time feel to it. The 14th Royal Rumble event took place in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 21, 2001. Here are the results from the show. 1. Tag Team Titles: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) d. Edge & Christian to win the titles 2. Intercontinental Title Ladder Match: Chris Jericho d. Chris Benoit to win the title 3. Women's Title: Ivory d. Chyna to retain the title 4. WWE Title: Kurt Angle d. Triple H to retain the title 5. Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble How well could WWE follow up on the awesome 2000 Rumble PPV? Very well, in fact. This show was also great. Here are seven things you should know about the 2001 Royal Rumble.
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