Of all the gimmick matches the WWF has created over the years, the Royal Rumble may be the most fun and captivating. The concept is simple: There's 30 wrestlers and one ring; two men start out going at it and every two min... more »utes a new wrestler enters until there's only one man standing. But though the concept sounds easy, creating a wrestling match that will hold the attention of fans for over an hour is pretty tricky. With this in mind, the WWF added a prize for the winner that gave the Rumble added drama. Whoever survives gets a free pass to the main event at Wrestlemania and a chance to take on the WWF champion. Unlike most wrestling matches, where it's routinely easy to pick a winner, the Royal Rumble--especially the 2000 edition--is constantly difficult to predict. The 2000 Rumble is among the strongest in recent memory, mostly because of the pace, the outcome, and, yes, the dramatic, nearly evangelical play-by-play delivered by Jim Ross (yeah, it's all fixed, but JR gets your adrenaline pumping by the end of the match). What also makes this Rumble so exciting is the addition of four other matches, all of which complement the excitement of the main event. In particular the wars between Triple H and WWF champion Kurt Angle, and bitter Canadian rivals Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit, are well executed and constantly enjoyable. Of all the pay-per-views of 2000, this may be the one to take home and cherish. --Dave McCoy« less
Actors:Kurt Angle, Triple H Genres:Sports Sub-Genres:Wrestling Studio:Wwf/Vivendi Visual Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 04/03/2001 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: 8 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"The 2001 Royal Rumble was the last good Rumble for a couple years, so its definitely worth taking a look at. Besides having a great main event, the undercard was excellent.
The Dudley Boys vs. Edge (C) and Christian (C) This match was decent. Edge and Christian carried the Dudleys through the match and made it respectable but its easily forgettable.
Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (C) in a Ladder Match Anytime you put Benoit in a match, it's going to be good, and when you put him in there with someone as talented as Chris Jericho, you're in for something special. These two put on one hell of a match, and the ladder match gimmick was a great way to end one of the best feuds in WWE history. These two took some brutal bumps and kept going. I cant rave enough about this one.
Ivory (C) vs. Chyna This match really doesnt belong on a pay per view. Pretty much every women's match involving Chyna was a squash, and this match wasnt any different. Ivory gets in a little bit of offense and doesnt look terrible, but fortunately the match was short.
Kurt Angle (C) vs. Triple H This match was excellent. Its also one of the few times you'll ever see these two wrestle each other. Great variety and pacing help make this match one of the best of the year. These two can really wrestle. For once, the interference angle comes off well and only makes the match better.
2001 Royal Rumble Personally, I loved this match. Kane put on an absolutely outstanding performance. Aside from lasting over 50 minutes and eliminating a record 11 people, he just looked good out there, proving that just because you're a big guy, it doesnt mean you cant wrestle. This is the only rumble match to date which featured alot of weapons, though that segment started quickly and ended abruptly. Kane and the Undertaker worked well together. Austin's role in the match was overplayed though, and the Rock was dull. The wrong man won, or at least, the attack angle was just stupid. Although Kane will never win a Royal Rumble, he really should have won this one.
This is one of the best Royal Rumble events to date. A great undercard and a great Royal Rumble. The only weak spot on this card lasts about three minutes. It's definitely worth buying immediatly."
Not Really Kid Though
presypclhs | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1. Edge & Christian vs The Dudleys-Tag Team Championship Great opener for the ppv. Some cool and innovative moves and spots. Dudleys Win WWF Titles for 2nd Time. 10/10
2. Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho Ladder Match-Intercontinental Title Awesome Ladder match between these two great superstars. Lots of sick bumps taken by both men in this match. AWESOME Ladder Match.100/10 Chris Jericho wins
3. Chyna vs Ivory-Womens Title This match isn't too bad, but it comes to an abrupt end when Chyna does handspring Elbow and severely injures her neck. 6/10 Ivory wins
4. Kurt Angle vs Triple H-WWF Championship Great Match between these two men. Some awesome moves such as top rope arm drag, moonsault, pedigree, RAZORS EDGE by HHH etc. HHH gets screwed by Stone Cold, with chair and stunner. 10/10 Kurt Angle Wins
5. Royal Rumble Match Definitely one of the best Rumble matches EVER. Awesome Hardcore spot with lots of weapons used for a long period of time. Awesome match with Stone Cold winning. 10/10
Royal Rumble is Definitely a must have, and one of the best PPV's in 2001!!!!!!!
Great PPV, but the wrong man won
presypclhs | 05/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Womens Championship Ivory (C) w/ The Right to Cencor vs. Chyna: Dont watch it, reason I gave this DVD a 4 star.
World Tag Team Championship: Edge & Christan (C) vs. The Dudleyz: If you like Tag Matches, watch this, this was back when WWE had tag divsions, The funniest part of the match was hen Edge and Christan hit each others with Chairs,
Intercontinental Championship: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (C) This was a great Ladder match, the highlight was when Benoit dived out of the ring only to get hit with a chair.
WWF Championship: Kurt Angle w/Trish (C) vs. Triple H w/Stephine: An okay match, a little too slow, but there just calming us down for the main event. One thing I dont get is, there was no fued with HHH and Angle, it was Austin/HHH and Steph/Trish
The Royal Rumble Match: A great Royal Rumble, Trash Cans, Chairs, Fire Extinushers (Spelling?) are all used. The Rock gets chockedslammed though the announce table. The only thing I dont get that Austin won and they made him looked like he went though an hour of fighting, but it was Kane who did that. Kane deserved to win, instead he got pushed away with a one day reign where guys like HHH, Angle, Rock, Austin will always be main eventers."
Y2J fan for Life!
presypclhs | 08/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great ppv.Matches were above and beyond expectation with even an appearance by Drew Carrey in the rumble.Here are the matches and the results with a rating that I will give from an 0-10.
1.Tag team championship.
Edge and Christian(champs)vs The Dudleys. This was a great match involving Edge and Christian and those two half like monkey looking brothers The Dudleys.This match was great and exciting for the rest of the ppv with the Dudleys winning the tag team titles from Edge and Christian.Rating 9/10.
2. Y2J vs Chris Benoit in a ladder match for the I.C title First of all Y2J is one of my favorite wrestlers and for him having to go through a difficult match like that against Chris Benoit one of the toughest wrestlers ever earned my respect.Really great match! 10/10.
3 Womens Championship
Ivory vs Chyna Who cares? Match was dumb with Ivory retaining after Chyna passed out in the middle of the ring.1/10.
WWF Championship. Triple H vs Kurt Angle. Excellent match with a bunch of great wrestling moves and athletic ability.Kurt Angle can really wrestle(why do you think the idiot won and gold metal) and Triple H is so powerful and always thinking of a scheme to win or retain his title.Match was back and forth and even involved a cat between the hot Trish and sexy billion dollar princess Stephanie Mcmahon but Kurt Angle ended up winning thanks to Stone Cold.9/10
The Rumble. Great Rumble with Stone Cold winning for the third time in his career.10/10.
P.S. Get it on dvd to see the extras!"
A Great Event!!!
Mknba21 | Bloomington, MN USA | 09/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Royal Rumble 2001 was a great event with alot of good matches. Here are my ratings of the matches:
WWE Tag Team Championship Edge & Christian(WWE Tag Team Champions) vs. The Dudley Boyz(Challengers) -This is a good match. A great way to get the crowd pumped up. ***1/4
WWE Intercontinental Championship Chris Benoit(WWE Intercontinental Champion) vs. Chris Jericho(Challenger) -This is one of the best ladder matches ever. This is not better than HBK/Razor but I would say it's very close. Both are great athletes so I'm not surprised that this is a classic. ****1/2
Ivory vs. Chyna -This match was pointless and short. Chyna injured her neck again. DUD
HHH vs. Kurt Angle- WWE World Championship -This was kind of boring but I guess not all that bad. It was enjoyable at times but most people won't enjoy it. I would give it **3/4
The Rumble Match -This was an awesome Rumble. It featured stars like The Rock, Stone Cold, The Undertaker, Kane, Rikishi, and The Hardy Boyz. It featured the returns of The Big Show, Haku, and The Honky Tonk Man. Also, Drew Carrey is in the Rumble which is very entertaining. Kane lasts an amazing 55 minutes in the Royal Rumble. The Rock and Austin go at each other with the crowd going wild. It's great non-stop action that everyone should see. ****1/2
This DVD also has extras and other stuff that will keep you entertained. Buy this DVD Now!"