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No Way Out (2001)

No Way Out (2001)
Promotional poster featuring Kurt Angle
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Sponsor Weider Nutrition
Date February 25, 2001
Attendance 15,223
Venue Thomas & Mack Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Pay-per-view chronology
Royal Rumble (2001) No Way Out (2001) WrestleMania X-Seven
No Way Out chronology
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No Way Out (2001) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It was the third such annual event and took place on February 25, 2001, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] It was presented by Weider Nutrition.

Seven professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the event's card, which featured a supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The first saw The Rock defeat Kurt Angle in a standard wrestling match, also known as a singles match to win the WWF Championship, despite interference by The Big Show. The other main event was a Three Stages of Hell match, in which Triple H defeated Steve Austin, two falls to one. The featured bout on the undercard was a Fatal Four Way match between defending WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and X-Pac, in which Chris Jericho was victorious.


  • Background 1
  • Aftermath 2
  • Results 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The main feud heading into the show was between The Rock and Kurt Angle for the WWF Championship. At SummerSlam on August 27, The Rock defeated Kurt Angle and Triple H in a Triple threat match to retain the WWF title. In a rematch at No Mercy (2000), Kurt Angle beat the Rock for the WWF Championship. In the match, Rikishi interfered on Rock's behalf but accidentally nailed him with a savate kick, enabling Angle to finish off Rock with the Angle Slam. The following two months at Armageddon (2000), Angle pinned The Rock to retain the WWF title in a Hell in a Cell, also involving Steve Austin, Triple H, Rikishi and The Undertaker. On the January 1 episode of Raw Is War, The Rock lost a number one contenders match to Kane by countout after WWF Champion Kurt Angle interfered. A few days later on SmackDown!, Rock lost a non-title match to Angle by disqualification after nailing Angle with the steel chair. On the February 8 episode of SmackDown!, The Rock defeated The Big Show to become the number one contender to face the WWF Champion Kurt Angle at No Way Out. On the final episode of SmackDown!, WWF Champion Kurt Angle teamed with Edge and Christian against The Rock, Kane and The Undertaker in a six man Tables match. At the end, Angle's team won when Angle performed an Angle slam to The Rock through a table for the victory. After the match, he finished off Rock with the ankle lock at the close of the show.

Another main feud was between Steve Austin and Triple H which began at

  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ "No Way Out (2001) Venue".  
  2. ^ a b c d "Steve Austin Bio". Slam! Sports.  
  3. ^ Blackjack Brown (2001-01-28). "Stone Cold rumbles to Houston aiming to sell out Astrodome". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2007-11-01. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  4. ^ "No Way Out 2001 Results".  


See also

No. Results[4] Stipulations Times
1H Rikishi defeated Matt Hardy by disqualification Singles match 03:50
2 Big Show defeated Raven (c) Hardcore match for the WWF Hardcore Championship 04:20
3 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and X-Pac Fatal four-way match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 12:17
4 Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley defeated Trish Stratus Singles match 08:29
5 Triple H defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin 2-1 Three Stages of Hell match 39:26
6 Steven Richards (with Ivory) defeated Jerry Lawler (with The Kat) Singles match 05:32
7 The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) (c) defeated Edge and Christian and The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) Triple threat tables match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 12:04
8 The Rock defeated Kurt Angle (c) Singles match for the WWF Championship 16:53
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • H – indicates the match was broadcast prior to the pay-per-view on Sunday Night Heat


Triple H felt that after he'd defeated Austin, there was no one left in the WWF to beat and that he had deserved to be in the main event at WrestleMania. The Undertaker then told Triple H that he'd never beat him and challenged him to a match at WrestleMania, which was made official by WWF Commissioner William Regal after Kane threatened to throw Stephanie McMahon over a balcony. Undertaker would go on to defeat Triple H at WrestleMania and improve his record at WrestleMania to 9–0. Their feud continued, however, with Steve Austin at Triple H's side as The Two-Man Power Trip and Kane at Undertaker's side. The two teams would face-off at Backlash where Austin and Triple H would come out victorious.

After No Way Out, Steve Austin set his focus back to the WWF Championship and the new champion, The Rock. Austin won the WWF championship at WrestleMania X-Seven from The Rock in a No Disqualification match after Mr. McMahon handed Austin a steel chair to hit Rock with. The following night on Raw is War, Austin and Triple H truly laid their differences to rest by teaming up and assaulting The Rock following a steel cage match The Rock had with Austin.


. Jim Ross on Austin's friend and Raw play-by-play commentator Pedigree, where Triple H performed a SmackDown! on the same week on Stone Cold Stunner-Helmsley with the Stephanie McMahon, Austin nailed Triple H's wife Raw Is War title shot. After Austin signed his name on paper, Triple H nailed him from behind with the brief case and stomped on him. McMahon then reminded him that he has been suspended but he stated that he has yet to sign his name on the contract and did it anyway. On the final episode of WrestleMania between Steve Austin and Triple H at No Way Out to settle their differences. McMahon then warned that if Triple H and/or Austin lays a hand on one another before No Way Out, Triple H gets suspended for six months and Steve Austin loses his Three Stages of Hell match announced a Vince McMahon, during the contract signing segment WWF Chairman Raw Is War. On the February 5 episode of Kane last eliminating [3],Royal Rumble match, Austin got back at Triple H by interfering and costing him the WWF title then during the latter event, he won the Royal Rumble, Austin challenged Kurt Angle for the WWF Championship. The title match ended in a no contest when Triple H interfered and struck Austin with a Steel pipe. At the Raw Is War, Triple H had plotted to run Austin down again during their match (thus repeating the events of the previous year's Survivor Series) but his plot failed when Austin lifted Triple H's automobile with a forklift, then let it drop 20 feet. On the January 8 episode of Survivor Series over Austin's head, and revealed it was actually him behind the whole scheme by paying off Rikishi to run Austin over, devised to shield the WWF Championship from Austin and end his career. At sledgehammer, Triple H came down with the apparent intention of teaming with Austin. After clearing the ring, Triple H smashed his Kurt Angle. During a handicap match against Rikishi and Mick Foley. During the match, Austin motioned he was going to drive his truck into Rikishi, who by that time was a bloody mess. Before he could, he was stopped by officials and the match was deemed a no contest. Austin was then arrested and was later bailed by Commissioner No Holds Barred Match, Austin was back to face Rikishi in a No Mercy The following Pay per view, [2] finally admitted to being the driver because "he did it for The Rock."Rikishi, Raw Is War On the October 9, 2000 episode of [2]

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