KING OF THE RING 2001

- Qualifying Round

Grand Forks, ND - June 5, 2001
Smackdown! - 6/7/01:
Kurt Angle pinned Hardcore Holly with the Olympic Slam

Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - June 4, 2001
Raw:
Jeff Hardy pinned Matt Hardy with a backslide

Baltimore, MD - Arena - June 12, 2001
Smackdown! - 6/14/01:
The Big Show pinned Raven with the chokeslam

Richmond, VA – Coliseum - June 11, 2001
Raw:
Christian (w/ Edge) pinned WWF IC Champion Kane in a non-title match after Albert interfered and hit the Baldo Bomb on Kane

Grand Forks, ND - June 5, 2001
Smackdown! - 6/7/01:
Edge (w/ Christian) pinned Test with a jumping DDT

Richmond, VA – Coliseum - June 11, 2001
Raw:
Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) pinned Steve Blackman (w/ Trish Stratus) with the fisherman’s suplex; after the bout, Trish attacked Terri as Blackman hit Saturn with his kendo stick

Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - June 4, 2001
Raw:
Rhyno pinned Tazz with the Gore

Baltimore, MD - Arena - June 12, 2001
Smackdown! - 6/14/01:
Tajiri (w/ William Regal) pinned Crash Holly with the kick to the head

- Quarter-Finals

Tampa, FL - Ice Palace - June 18, 2001
Raw:
Kurt Angle defeated WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy in a non-title match via submission with the ankle lock at 3:17 after yanking Hardy off the top rope by his foot

Tampa, FL - Ice Palace - June 18, 2001
Raw:
Rhyno pinned Tajiri (w/ William Regal) with the Gore at 2:51 as Tajiri came off the top; after the commercial break, Regal yelled at Tajiri backstage for losing his match and told him to get out of his sight

Tampa, FL - Ice Palace - June 18, 2001
Raw:
Edge (w/ Christian) pinned Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) with the DDT at 3:49 after Saturn kicked an interfering Christian off the ring apron

Tampa, FL - Ice Palace - June 18, 2001
Raw:
Christian (w/ Edge) pinned the Big Show at 2:19 after Edge interfered, struck Show twice with a steel chair and then helped Christian hit a Con-Chair-Two as Kurt Angle, who did guest commentary for the bout, distracted referee Tim White from the apron; moments before the finish, Show shoved Angle's face on the floor, prompting Angle to interfere

- Semi-Finals

From this point on, all bouts took place in East Rutherford, NJ on June 24, 2001.

Kurt Angle pinned Christian at 8:17 with an Olympic Slam into the ring after Shane McMahon, who came ringside late in the bout, pulled Christian out of the ring after he hit the Unprettier; it was later revealed Shane caused Angle to win the match so he would have to wrestle twice before their scheduled streetfight later in the night

Edge pinned Rhyno at 8:54 with a DDT after Rhyno hit an exposed middle turnbuckle while attempting the Gore

- Finals

Edge pinned Kurt Angle with a DDT at 10:20 after Shane McMahon came through the crowd and speared Angle after the referee was knocked down; prior to the bout, Angle cut an in-ring promo telling Edge the right thing for him to do would be to forfeit the match so that Angle could be fresh when he fought Shane McMahon later in the show, with Edge then attacking Angle in response; late in the bout, Christian briefly came ringside and accidentally distracted the referee as Edge had Angle covered

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