7 Things You Should Know About WWE Royal Rumble 2002
7. The First Three Matches Were Just Average
The first three matches on the show were very basic matches. It wasn't like the two previous Rumble PPVs that had great matches up and down the card. The tag titles were on the line when Tazz and Spike Dudley defended the gold against the Dudley Boys. This was when the Dudleys were heels and Stacy Keibler was with them. Tazz actually gave Stacy the Tazzmission submission when she tried to interfere, but it didn't last long. It was a short match that was done in 6 minutes when Tazz gave D-Von the Tazzmission for the win. William Regal won the IC Title from Edge. It went around 10 minutes, but it was a boring contest just because there wasn't great chemistry between them. Regal ended up getting the win and the title by using brass knucks for the cheap KO win. It was the "Power of the Punch" as he liked to call it. Trish Stratus was the babyface Women's Champions that was in a tough match against Jazz. Trish was still fairly new to being in the ring, so it was a good showcase for her to show she could compete with Jazz. They had a short match that only went about four minutes and Trish got the win. The first three matches were disappointing, but the matches that followed were better.
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