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January 20, 2002 - Atlanta, Georgia
Phillips Arena

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Match #1 - WWF World Tag Team Championship
Tazz &
Spike Dudley

def. "The Dudley Boyz"
(D-Von & Bubba Ray Dudley)
w/Stacy Keibler
via Submission (5:05)
Notes: Tazz got the Tazzmission on D-Von, forcing him to tap out.

Match #2 - WWF Intercontinental Championship
William Regal
def. Edge
via Pinfall (10:04)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Regal used the brass knuckles and won the title! The Power of the Punch, baby! Edge paid for all that besmirchment!

Match #3 - WWF Women's Championship
Trish Stratus
def. Jazz
via Pinfall (3:43)
Notes: Jacqueline was the special guest referee, and the injured Trish won via her cute little Bulldog.

Match #4 - Street Fight
Ric Flair def. Vince McMahon via Submission (14:54)
Notes: Flair won with the Figure-Four Leglock. Vince had busted Flair open right in front of two of Flair's kids, but Flair came back and won the match.

Match #5 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Chris Jericho
def. The Rock
via Pinfall (18:59)
Notes: Lance Storm and Christian came down and tried to help Jericho, and Rock had to release the Sharpshooter to get rid of them. Hebner was later knocked out (as usual), and Nick Patrick came down to referee. When he refused to count Jericho down, the Rock took him out. Jericho was beaten, but the Rock had to revive Hebner. As he was doing so, Jericho hit him with a low blow and was able to get the pinfall (albeit with his feet on the ropes).

Match #6 - Royal Rumble Match
Triple H def. (see below) (1:11:50)
Notes: Maven eliminated the Undertaker, causing the Undertaker to beat the crap out of him. During the beating 'Taker threw Maven back into the ring, and then threw him over the top rope. I consider this Maven's time of elimination, though the beating still continued after.

*Entrants were supposed to come down in 2:00 minute intervals. But for storytelling purposes, they sometimes have to run over/short, depending on what's happening in the ring. Individual times are from when the buzzer went off to the Superstar's feet hitting the floor. Times are approximate, taken from video footage.
#Time InNameExitTime OutEliminated ByTotal
32:00The Big Boss Man15:24Rikishi3:24
56:06Lance Storm211:03Al Snow4:57
68:06Al Snow513:24Undertaker5:18
710:00Billy Gunn713:44Undertaker3:44
812:03The Undertaker1020:15Maven8:12
914:17Matt Hardy
1016:37Jeff Hardy818:20Undertaker1:43
1222:18Scotty 2 Hotty1228:35DDP6:17
1324:35Christian1639:40Steve Austin15:05
1426:41Diamond Dallas Page1332:45Christian6:04
1528:48Chuck Palumbo1739:55Steve Austin11:07
1630:50The Godfather
1536:39Christian & Chuck0:00
1733:37Albert1435:57Christian & Chuck2:20
1835:31Perry Saturn1840:01Steve Austin4:30
1937:33"Stone Cold" Steve Austin271:06:27Kurt Angle28:54
2041:19Val Venis1945:04Steve Austin3:45
2143:22Test2045:17Steve Austin1:53
2245:53Triple HWINNER
2349:03The Hurricane2150:03Austin & Triple H1:00
2450:51Faarooq2251:34Triple H0:43
2552:54Mr. Perfect281:09:20Triple H16:26
2654:58Kurt Angle291:11:50Triple H16:52
2757:02The Big Show231:00:26Kane3:24
2859:04Kane241:00:41Kurt Angle1:37
291:01:16Rob Van Dam251:03:56Booker T2:40
301:03:11Booker T261:04:19Steve Austin1:08

Commentary:Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler
w/Lilian Garcia, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Host at WWFNY:Shawn Michaels
Referees/Officials:Jack Doan, Nick Patrick, Charles Robinson, Brian Hebner, Mike Chioda, Earl Hebner, Jimmy Korderas, Tim White, Teddy Long, Stephanie McMahon, etc.

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