Actors:Steve Austin, Chris Benoit Genres:Sports Sub-Genres:Wrestling Studio:Sony Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 09/13/2001 Original Release Date: 01/01/2001 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001 Release Year: 2001 Run Time: 3hr 0min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 4 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
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"The 2001 WWE King of the Ring was awesome. The KOTR (King of the Ring)tournament was exciting and the best part of this Pay Per View was that there was no regular match. In every match there was somethig on the line, either the chance to become the King of the ring or the WWE title or there was some kind of special match. There was no normal one on one match which gaurantees every match is gonna be exciting. Here are all the matches and how they were.....
#1 KOTR Semifinals: Christian vs Kurt Angle- Great opening match match. Real exciting because there was a time Christian had control over the match but lost it because of Shane McMahon.
#2 KOTR Semifinals: Edge vs Rhyno- Good match between two freinds. The great part of the match was Rhyno doing his Gore and Edge doing his spear at the same time to each other.
#3 WWE Tag Team Champioship: Dudley Boyz vs Spike Dudley & Kane- A good tag title match. It was great for spike because it was the first time he fought his brothers on a ppv. Plus what happened after the match was awesome.
#4 KOTR Finals: Kurt Angle vs Edge- Another great match between two frends. Kurt Angle proved he had what it takes to become the King of the Ring but in the end it was Edge who was the victor mainly because of Shane McMahon's interfearence. Because of that, the upcoming Street Fight between Kurt Angle and Shane Mcmahon became more exciting to see.
#5 WWE Light Heavywieght Championship: X-pac vs Jeff Hardy- good match between two lightheavyweights and the ending was not dissapointing.
#6 Confrontation: DDP & Undertaker (not a match)- For weeks DDP was stalking Undertaker's wife all because he wanted to become famous and the Undertaker was being driven crazy not knowing who it was . And now that he knew, it was time for him to unleash all his fury on him which was exactly what he did. So many weapons were being used and Taker sure did make DDP famous.
#7 Street Fight: Kurt Angle vs Shane McMahon- For weeks, Shane McMahon had been making Kurt Angle's life a living hell. McMahon had accused Kurt Angle of stalking Taker's wife which Taker took really seriously on Kurt. And after costing him the KOTR, Kurt must have really been looking foward to this match. Well hte match was real good. Lots of weapons, brutality and blood was in this match. Shane was even thrown threw glass (More then once!!)The Angle Slam of the top rope was sweet.
#8 WWE Championship Triple Threat match: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Y2J (Chris Jericho) vs Chris Benoit- An Awesome match considering the fact that Benoit and Y2J were friends and double teamed against Austin and that the whole rivary started when Benoit & Y2J took the tag titles from Steve Austin and HHH. The match was great because Y2J and Benoit eventually fought and weapons were even used and Benoit even his Stone Cold with a Stunner!!!. A great thing was that WCW Champion Booker T made his debut in this match and did something very cool to Austin 3:16. Although good stuff happened the ending of the match was dissapointing.As you cn see all the matches were real good and exciting. i gaurantee anybody who buys this will love it. GET IT!!!!"
WWF King of the Ring 2001
bart | 08/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the 9th annual WWF KOTR and after seeing it live I thought it was a good event. Here are the matches and my opinion of their ratings. 1) KOTR Semi-Final: Christian vs. Kurt Angle - **1/42) KOTR Semi-Final: Rhyno vs. Edge - **3) Tag-Team Championship: Spike Dudley & Kane vs. Dudley Boyz - **1/24) KOTR Final: Edge vs. Kurt Angle - **1/25) Light Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy vs. X-Pac - ** Unsanctioned Confrontation: DDP vs. Undertaker - No Rating6) Street Fight: Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon - ****1/27) WWF Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho - ****"
June 2001 Continental Airlines Arena East Rutheford, NJ
JayRo | New york | 08/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"King of the Ring 2001 went from an ok PPV to a good PPV because of one great, amazing match.
1. Kurt Angle vs. Christian (King of the Ring Semifinal) The first of Kurt's three matches of the night. Good opener. The crowd was really into it from the start. Interesting to see two heels wrestle. The other two King of the Ring matches involved two heels. Good match. (8.5/10)
2. Edge vs. Rhyno (King of the ring Semifinal) Good match. Nothing too exciting. Good spot with the double spear attempt. (8/10)
3. Dudley Boys vs. Spike Dudley & Kane (WWF Tag Team Championship) Again nothing too exciting. Typical Dudley's tag match. The addition of Kane brough something a little extra too the match because he was a surprise partner. (7.5/10)
4. Kurt Angle vs. Edge (King of the Ring Final) Good match, although these two would later go on to have some classics. Interference by Shane McMahon was pretty exciting. (8/10)
5. Jeff Hardy vs. X-Pac (Lightweight Title) What could have been a great match was slow, boring, and very choppy. They just didn't work good together. (6/10)
6. Undertaker vs. DDP This was actually not a match, just a confrontation that turned into a fight. Basically, the Undertaker just whipped DDP from pillar to post.
7. Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon (Street Fight) Angle's third match of the night. Amazing match. One of the best I have ever seen. Shane, as well as Angle, put themselves through hell. There are some amazing high spots in this match. Watch for the Angle Slam off the board on the top rope. Watch the kid in the light blue shirt in the backgroud chanting after the move. He makes the move more exciting. (10/10)
8. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (WWF Title/Triple Threat) Okay match. I think these three could have put on a much better match. Pretty exciting sequence with the Crossface and Walls of Jericho at the same time. History happened in this match as Booker T interfered and the WCW/ECW invasion began. This is also the match in which Chris Benoit hurt his neck. (8/10)
Good extra feature with the opinions of Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon on the Street Fight.
Overall Rating: 8/10"
One of the better KOR's
Jonathan E. Lickness | Worthington, MN USA | 04/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Throughout the years, King Of The Ring has typically been one of the WWF's biggest lemons. There's a good chance that the show will be a dud; however, the 2K1 edition of KOR proved that theory otherwise.
This DVD is worth a buy, if nothing else, for the epic Kurt Angle-Shane McMahon street fight. This match features so many high spots (and wicked bumps by Shane), varying styles, transitions, and changes of pace that it takes a good half-hour to recover after viewing it. It's a definite match of the year contender.
The main event is also very good, although not a classic like the street fight.
The tournament matches are exemplary for what they are (a particular standout moment is the Edge vs. Rhyno "gore meets spear" spot), and Kurt Angle proves his working ability by working a total of three matches for the event.
The last WWF PPV before the coming of the alliance."
King of the Ring 2001 = AMAZING
Ranman | Saddle Brook, NJ United States | 03/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was at this event and let me tell you that it was incredible to see it live. Owning this DVD allows me to go back and relive these incredible memories I have. The ppv tournament was shortened which allowed for longer/better matches. Here's a run down of the matches.Semi-final 1: Kurt Angle vs. Christian - This is the perfect example of what an opening match should be. They got the crowd pumped and put on a good show. The Angle Slam from the outside of the ring in was a sweet variation.Semi-final 2: Edge vs. Rhyno - These two are terrific wrestlers with unique styles. This match had great psychology and the double-spear was definitely a cool site. They will both become big-time players some day.Tag-Team Title Match: Dudley Boyz (champions) vs. Kane & Spike - This was a typical tag-team match. Spike Dudley took some cool bumps. It was akward because this match was thrown together at the last minute and the Dudleys had just become heels. The chokeslam through the table was what the crowd wanted. =)King of the Ring Finals: Kurt Angle vs. Edge - A very memorable KoR Finals match-up. Another match between two great wrestlers. The belly-to-belly suplex over the top rope was awesome. The Christian interference was a little confusing. However, Edge winning was perfect because the crowd was rooting for him and he deserved it. The Shane interference built up even more tension for the Street Fight.Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Hardy (champion) vs. X-pac - A decent match with nice-looking moves. The ending kept the crowd happy and the rest of the ppv moving along nicely.Confrontation: Undertaker vs. DDP - This was pretty pointless. It's pretty boring and probably the KoR's only major flaw. You'll probably want to skip this. However, DDP sitting in the front row with his sign all night long was pretty funny.Street Fight: Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon - Needless to say, if you're even considering this buying this dvd/video, you've heard about this match. This was one of the most brutal WWF matches ever. I'd go into detail, but I think the surprises of this street fight have to be seen to be believed. I will say this, though... Shane and Kurt both left King of the Ring with a lot of REAL injuries.Main Event - WWF Title Triple Threat: Stone Cold (champion) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit - The main event can only be described as the perfect way to end a perfect evening. These three fought for close to a half-hour (as did Shane and Kurt) in a match that went on a total roller coaster. This match had it all except for a dramatic finish, but that can be forgiven. What a night!EXTRAS: The 2001 King of the Ring DVD is certainly lacking in extras compared to other WWF DVD's (I have two others). However, the two interviews that are there are the most incredible special features on any WWF DVD. Shane and Kurt talk you through their street fight. However, they don't talk in character. They let you know what they were really feeling and how painful it really was. I might recommend this DVD for these interviews alone!Overall King of the Ring 2001 was an event that certainly made it's mark. I can seriously recommend picking yourself up a copy of this DVD."