2001 Royal Rumble – A Match That Defines the Attitude Era

If you wanted to get a whiff of the essence of wrestling at this time, to feel its electricity, there exists a match that exemplifies everything that was the Attitude Era: the 2001 Royal Rumble.

Unpredictability is one of the significant factors that make a Royal Rumble successful in terms of building suspense.

There have been several Royal Rumbles in the past where fans had a good idea already who the winner was going to be. The 2001 Royal Rumble, however, was an exception.

The Match  The first entrant of the 2001 Royal Rumble match was Jeff Hardy, followed by Right to Censor’s Bull Buchanan in the number 2 spot.

The next entrant was actor and comedian Drew Carey, the first-ever celebrity entrant in Royal Rumble history. This was the comic relief in the match.

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