Originally posted 2016-12-28 14:47:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
This is one of my favourite Royal Rumbles. The 2001 Royal Rumble where Stone Cold Steve Austin wins. Stone Cold had returned from a neck injury that happened two years before at Survivor Series 1999 when Rikishi ran down Stone Cold with a car. It nearly ended his career and he was out of Wwe for a full year. It was only Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kane left in the 2001 Royal Rumble match. Stone Cold eliminated Kane and became the winner of the 2001 Royal Rumble. Stone Cold Steve Austin then went on to face The Rock at Wrestlemania 17 three months later April 1stof that year. Stone Cold had turned heel and turned in to a bad guy when he attacked The Rock with a steel chair just after Vince McMahon came down to the ring to interfere in the match and Stone Cold opened a can of whoop ass on The Rock. Stone Cold stunned The Rock and pinned him one two three just after Stone Cold kept hitting The Rock with a steel chair. Stone Cold then celebrated with Vince McMahon having a beer with him at the end of Wrestlemania 17 the crowd could not believe that Stone Cold Steve Austin had turned to a bad guy and had joined Vince McMahon and that’s how Wrestlemania X7 ended.