WWE PPV WRESTLING RESULTS
January 20, 2002 - Atlanta, Georgia Phillips Arena - Royal Rumble 2002 Image Gallery
- WWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Tazz/Spike vs The Dudley Boyz.
- D-Von attempted a flying headbutt from the top rope.
- But Spike rolled out of harm's way and tagged in Tazz!
- The man from Red Hook evened the score and got some help from his undersized partner.
- That prompted Stacy to climb the ring apron and distract the referee, but it didn't have the desired effect.
- Tazz soon locked on the Tazzmission and forced D-Von to tap out!
- WINNERS: TAZZ & SPIKE DUDLEY RETAIN.
- INTERVIEW: Lilian Garcia & Edge.
- Edge said that it was fine that William Regal wanted to play dirty.
- He produced a steel chair and reminded everyone how he broke Regal's nose on it with a Edgecution.
- If Regal wants to play dirty, Edge said he's up for the challenge.
- IC TITLE MATCH: Edge vs William Regal.
- Regal got off to a fast start in this match.
- Regal pounded on Edge, but could only produce a two count for his efforts.
- Edge rebounded, though, and hit Regal with a unique backdrop.
- Edge attempted to hit the Edgecution, but Regal turned the tables and latched on the Regal Stretch!
- Edge refused to give in to the pain and finally grasped the rope to break the hold.
- Once Regal let go, Edge gave his opponent a taste of his own medicine by stretching Regal!
- Regal made his way to the rope and the action continued.
- Regal tried to hit a backdrop from the top rope, but Edge pushed him off.
- Edge followed with a leap off the top rope that stunned winded both men.
- Edge then went to spear Regal, but Regal pushed the ref into the way to absorb the blow!
- One down, Regal grabbed brass knuckles and smacked them into Edge!
- Regal made the cover to win the IC TITLE!
- WINNER: WILLIAM REGAL TO WIN THE IC TITLE.
- INTERVIEW: Michael Cole & William Regal.
- Cole asked Regal immediately after the match how he could accept the championship.
- Regal said he was blessed with a powerful punch.
- WOMENS TITLE MATCH: Trish Stratus vs Jazz.
- Jackie came to the ring next to serve as the special guest referee..
- Trish sported a cast on her left wrist, the result of a brutal attack by Jazz last week.
- Jazz picked up right where she left off by brutally beating the champion.
- A sunset flip turned into a Jazz pin attempt, but Trish countered with a pin try of her own.
- Soon after, Jazz and Jackie got into an argument and they exchanged shoves.
- Jazz then rolled up Trish into a pin, but Jackie delayed her count, allowing Trish time to recover and kick out.
- Soon after Trish hit a bulldog and nearly got the win, but Jazz kicked out.
- Trish displayed her own toughness by kicking out after a tough DDT from Jazz.
- Moments later, another Trish bulldog allowed the champ to retain her title!
- WINNER: TRISH STRATUS TO RETAIN.
- STREET FIGHT: Vince McMahon vs Ric Flair.
- A jacked Vince McMahon flexed mightily after shoving Ric Flair to the mat.
- Flair's technical prowess outshined Vince's muscles early on.
- He trapped Vince in the corner and delivered a few searing chop shots to his partner's chest.
- Vince responded by whipping Flair head over heels into the corner and knocking him outside the ring.
- Vince smashed a street sign over Flair's head repeatedly.
- Vince rooted around beneath the ring where he found a garbage can to smack over his Flair's head.
- Vince threw Flair's bloody face into the ring post and then slammed him to the hard floor.
- Vince then grabbed a camera from Flair's daughter, sitting at ringside..
- Vince began snapping photos of himself with Flair's beaten, bloody face.
- Once back in the ring, Vince threw on a leg lock.
- He then smashed the leg repeatedly into the ring post.
- Vince then went to lock on Flair's own signature Figure Four!
- Vince executed the move, but Flair refused to tap out.
- Flair eventually was freed of the move, but Vince wouldn't let up.
- He went outside the ring and found a lead pipe similar to the one he assaulted Flair with last week.
- But when he reentered the ring, Flair pounded a low blow onto Vince.
- The action spread outside the ring with Flair now taking the upper hand.
- He sprawled Vince out on the ring barrier and proceeded to clear the announce table.
- Vince tried a counter-offensive but was crushed by a monitor that Flair threw at his head.
- Flair, bleeding from an earlier wound, threw Vince back into the ring and laughed evilly as Vince begged for mercy.
- Flair reacted by punching Vince in the head and delivering another low blow!
- Flair then picked up the lead pipe and cracked it over Vince's skull!
- Flair followed up with a Figure Four that made Vince scream in agony and made him tap out!
- WINNER: RIC FLAIR.. WHHOOOOOOOO!
- INERVIEW: Michael Cole & Nick Patrick + Steph + Stone Cold.
- Michael Cole asked Nick Patrick about the match earlier in the night when Stephanie McMahon interrupted.
- She said that the beating Vince just took was nothing like what Triple H would do tonight.
- She said she wished Debra would be at ringside so Stephanie could destroy her.
- Austin snuck up on Stephanie and asked her WHAT!? she was talking about.
- Stephanie soon fled in fear.
- Austin said that he would throw every man over the top rope, including Triple H.
- WORLD TITLE MATCH: Chris Jericho vs The Rock.
- Late in the match, The Rock surprised Jericho with a sharpshooter!
- The Champion screamed in pain and began tapping out!
- But the referee didn't see the action because Christian and Lance Storm came down and offered a distraction.
- The Rock disposed of the men but found himself falling victim to his own Rock Bottom, delivered by Jericho.
- That wouldn't be enough to def eat the People's Champion, though.
- The Rock tossed Y2J through the ropes and continued an assault outside the ring.
- Rock began clearing off the Spanish announce table.
- He grabbed Jericho but was caught off guard and smacked into the hard wooden table.
- Jericho then mounted the announce table with The Rock in tow.
- He readied a Rock Bottom but absorbed the move himself when The Rock countered.
- The action spread back inside the ropes.
- The Rock went for a Rock Bottom but was turned into the Walls of Jericho!
- The Rock's face turned red as he howled in pain, but he reached the ropes to break the hold.
- The Rock nearly took home a win when Jericho turned an inside cradle.
- Soon after, The Rock sprang off the ropes and tried to launch his body into Jericho but he met the referee instead.
- Jericho knocked The Rock down and motioned for another referee.
- Nick Patrick came down and began counting, but only got to two before The Rock kicked out!
- Patrick was def initely on Jericho's side.
- The Rock rolled up Y2J in a pin, but Patrick refused to count!
- The Rock responded with a Rock Bottom to the ref and then with a People's Elbow to Jericho!
- But there was no referee to count the ensuing pin attempt.
- The Rock, visibly frustrated, tried to revive Earl Hebner.
- Jericho hits The Rock with a low blow then pinned The Rock with his feet on the ropes for leverage.
- WINNER: CHRIS JERICHO TO RETAIN.
- WWF NEW YORK: Shawn Michaels.
- HBK predicts Stone Cold will win the Royal Rumble.
- ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH:
- Goldust & Rikishi enter 1 & 2..
- Goldust enters complete with Shattered Dreams Production music..
- Goldust was in full effect..
- Rikishi throws Goldust over the top rope twice but Goldust hangs on and slips back in..
- Rikishi gives Bossman the stinkface..
- Lance Storm has a poor outing :(
- Undertaker enters at #8 and clears house.. eliminating everybody, he stands alone..
- Each Hardy enters and they (joined by Lita) attack the Undertaker but are eliminated themselves.
- While Undertaker stands alone, Tough Enough Champion Maven enters the Royal Rumble..
- After a brief ass-kicking, Maven actually manages to ELIMINATE THE UNDERTAKER!!!
- Undertaker goes on a rampage dragging Maven all through the arena beating the hell out of him..
- Diamond Dallas Page gets a major pop from the crowd..
- The Godfather appears with a dozen of his FINEST hoes..
- Albert is eliminated Bushwacker style (a few seconds)..
- Stone Cold enters at #19 and eliminates everybody leaving himself alone..
- Triple H enters at #22, immediately locking eyes with Steve Austin..
- The Hurricane enters and tries to chokeslam both Austin & HHH, but is eliminated himself..
- Mr Perfect joins the match #25, and puts on a great performance..
- Mr Perfect prooves is one of the best in Royal Rumble matches..
- Kurt Angle enters at #26, goes right after Triple H..
- Kane enters at #28 and doesn't last 2 minutes.. Kane fails to duplicate his 2001 Royal Rumble dominance..
- RVD enters by frog-splashing Kurt Angle..
- Booker T comes in and quickly eliminates Rob Van Dam..
- Booker is them eliminated by Austin.. Shameful performance by Booker T..
- FINAL FOUR: Austin, MrPerfect, Triple H, Kurt Angle...
- Kurt Angle eliminates Austin..
- Austin refuses to leave and beats on Angle & Perfect..
- Austin brings a chair into the ring and knocks out all three remaining competitors..
- Mr Perfect hits the PerfectPlex on Kurt Angle..
- FINAL TWO: Triple H & Kurt Angle..
- Angle backdrops HHH over the top rope, but HHH hangs on and pulls himself back into the ring..
- Angle thinks he's won!!
- HHH comes from behind and tips Angle over the tope rope to officially WIN the 2002 Royal Rumble!!
ENTRANCE ORDER: ELIMINATION ORDER:
1-Rikishi* (1-Big Bossman by Rikishi b4 #5 )
2-Goldust* (2-Lance Storm by Al Snow b4 #8 )
3-Big Bossman* (3-Bradshaw by Goldust b4 #8 )
4-Bradshaw* (4-Goldust by Undertaker b4 #9 )
5-Lance Storm* (5-Al Snow by Undertaker b4 #9 )
6-Al Snow* (6-Rikishi by Undertaker b4 #9 )
7-Billy Gunn* (7-Billy Gunn by Undertaker b4 #9 )
8-Undertaker* (8-Jeff Hardy by Undertaker b4 #11 )
9-Matt Hardy* (9-Matt Hardy by Undertaker b4 #11 )
10-Jeff Hardy* (10-Undertaker by Maven b4 #12 )
11-Maven (11-Maven pulled from match by UT )
12-Scotty Too Hotty (12-DDP by Christian b4 #17 )
13-Christian* (13-Albert b4 #18 )
14-Diamond Dallas Page* (14-Godfather by Billy&Chuck b4 #18 )
15-Chuck Palumbo* (15-Scotty Too Hotty by Chuck b4 # )
16-The Godfather* (16-Christian by Austin b4 #20 )
17-Albert* (17-Chuck by Austin b4 #20 )
18-Perry Saturn* (18-Saturn by Austin b4 #20 )
19-Steve Austin (19-Val Venis by Austin b4 #22 )
20-Val Venis* (20-Test by Austin b4 #22 )
21-Test* (21-Hurricane by HHH&SCSA b4 #24 )
22-Triple H (22-Farooq by Austin b4 #25 )
23-Hurricane* (23-Big Show by Kane b4 #29 )
24-Farooq* (24-Kane by Angle b4 #29 )
25-Mr Perfect (25-Rob Van Dam by Booker T )
26-Kurt Angle (26-Booker T by Austin )
27-The Big Show* (27-Austin by Kurt Angle )
28-Kane* (28-Mr Perfect by HHH )
29-Rob Van Dam* (29-Angle by HHH! )
30-Booker T WINNER: Triple H
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