Re: The Wrestling Wars
Meanwhile, on the World Wrestling Federation side of things, they had a tremendous build to the greatest WrestleMania of all time, WrestleMania X-Seven...WWF FUTURE PLANS RUINED
WWF Royal Rumble
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 21, 2001
The Dudley Boyz defeated Edge and Christian to win the WWF Tag Team Championships.
Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit in a ladder match to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Ivory defeated Chyna to retain the WWF Women’s Championship.
Kurt Angle defeated Triple H to retain the WWF Championship.
Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 30 man Royal Rumble.
WWF No Way Out
Las Vegas, Nevada
February 25, 2001
The Big Show defeated Raven to win the WWF Hardcore Championship.
Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and X Pac to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Stephanie McMahon Helmsley defeated Trish Stratus.
Triple H defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Three Stages of Hell match.
Steven Richards defeated Jerry Lawler.
The Dudley Boyz defeated Edge and Christian and The Brothers of Destruction in a tables match to retain the WWF Tag Team Championships.
The Rock defeated Kurt Angle to win the WWF Championship.
WWF WrestleMania X-Seven
April 1, 2001
Chris Jericho defeated William Regal to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Tazz and The APA defeated The Right to Censor.
Kane defeated Raven and The Big Show to win the WWF Hardcore Championship.
Eddie Guerrero defeated Test to win the WWF European Championship.
Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit.
Chyna defeated Ivory to win the WWF Women’s Championship.
Shane McMahon defeated Vince McMahon in a Street Fight with Mick Foley as the referee.
Edge and Christian defeated The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz in a TLC match to win the WWF Tag Team Championships.
The Undertaker defeated Triple H.
Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock to win the WWF Championship.
As great as the WWF’s past three months have been, culminating in the extravaganza that was WrestleMania X-Seven, things are not as peaceful as they seem. The owner of the WWF, Vince McMahon had all his eggs in an Invasion storyline basket for the rest of the year, however with Eric Bischoff now purchasing World Championship Wrestling, McMahon’s plans are scrapped. The WWF are now going to have to build some new plans to capitalise on their current momentum, and they must do it quickly.
THE ROCK GOING TO HOLLYWOOD
It is being reported that following his WWF Champion loss to Stone Cold at WrestleMania, The Rock will not be on WWF television for the foreseeable future. The Rock is looking to further branch out as an actor, and he’s landed a starring role in The Scorpion King. Nobody is sure how long The Rock will be away from the WWF for, but he’s definitely going to be somebody the WWF can’t just replace.