RCW Battle Royal 2001
Promotion Russell Championship Wrestling
Date January 1, 2001
Venue New Orleans Arena
City New Orleans
Attendance 16,056
Next Event RCW No Escape 2001

RCW Battle Royal 2001 was the second annual Battle Royal professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the Russell Championship Wrestling. It took place on January 21 2001 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.


  • Xplosion Battle Royal Qualification match: Binge & Purge (Binge and Purge) (w/Master James) defeated Jing Jang Dragons (Jing Dragon and Jang Dragon) (1:57)
    • Burge pinned Jang to earn a Battle Royal spot for a member of his team (although during the show Kyle Smith would give their spot to Justin Timberlake).
  • Sedgley Boys (Steve Sedgley and Sid Sedgley) defeated Derry Jones and Dennis O'Callaghan to win the RCW Tag Team Championship(9:59)
    • Steve pinned Derry after a Piledriver.
  • Aaron Preston defeated Thomas Parkes in a Ladder match to win the RCW Television Championship (18:44)
    • Preston grabbed the belt to win.
  • Moss (w/Master James) defeated The Vixen to retain the RCW Women's Championship(3:32)
    • Moss pinned Vixen after she suddenly fell collapsed when attempting her Back Handspring Elbow.
    • After the match, Vixen was ([Kayfabe) carried out into a waiting ambulance.
  • Curtis Johnson (w/Leanne Giles) defeated Paul Russell(w/Faye Cook) to retain the RCW Championship (24:15)
    • CJ pinned Russell after Steve Davis hit Russell with the RCW Title belt.
    • During the match, Leanne and Faye got into a fight. The fight had to be broken up by Kyle Smith, however the two fought to the back.
  • Steve Davis won the 2001 Battle Royal (1:01:55)
    • The final two participants were Steve Davis and Junior Lee. Davis sent Junior over the top rope following 3 chair shots and a clothesline.
    • King of Swing who was prior to the event the TPW Hardcore Champion as Swinger, made a surprise move to the RCW as King of Swing. The TPW Hardcore Championship as a result was abandoned.

Battle Royal entrances and eliminations

A new entrant came out approximately every 2 minutes.

Entrant Eliminated by Time
1 Lee Nock 4 himself 6:36
2 The Cube 1 Josh Timms & Lee Nock 2:08
3 Josh Timms 3 Lee Nock 4:45
4 Jaz Heera 2 Josh Timms & Lee Nock 0:58
5 Justin Timberlake 5 himself 2:54
6 Junior Lee 29 Davis 53:46
7 The Crow 9 Junior Lee 8:51
8 Aldo Chilli 8 Junior Lee 7:08
9 Derek Jupitus 10 Junior Lee 5:02
10 Ken Doh 7 Junior Lee 3:08
11 Ringleader 6 Junior Lee 1:03
12 The Honky Tonk Man 11 Junior Lee 1:16
13 Dwayne Foster 28 Junior Lee 38:42
14 JJ McGuire 12 Dwayne Foster 0:14
15 The Devil 13 Junior Lee 0:10
16 Quinton Broadway 18 The Reaper 17:40
17 Giant Hermit 20 Junior Lee 15:53
18 Big Silva 21 The Reaper 14:04
19 GI Show 16 Daryl Hunt 7:53
20 Quicksilver 22 The Reaper 10:22
21 Matthew Dobson 14 The Grade 2:01
22 The Grade 15 Daryl Hunt 2:08
23 Daryl Hunt 17 Dwayne Foster 1:23
24 Blood Bath 19 Junior Lee 2:31
25 The Reaper 25 Soloman 10:45
26 Max Dobson 23 The Reaper and Junior Lee 0:46
27 Steve Davis - WINNER 9:43
28 James Johnson 27 Davis 7:22
29 King of Swing 24 Davis 2:51
30 Soloman 26 Dwayne Foster 2:35

Other on-screen talent

  • Jerry "The King" Lawler
  • Jim Ross
Spanish Commentators
  • Carlos Cabrera
  • Hugo Savinovich
  • Mike Chioda
  • Jack Doan
  • Earl Hebner
  • Jim Korderas
  • Theodore Long
  • Chad Patton
  • Tim White
  • Michael Cole
  • Kevin Kelly
  • Howard Finkel - ring announcer
  • Tony Garea - official
  • Kyle Smith
  • Sgt. Slaughter - official


  • Junior Lee broke the record for most eliminations in a single Battle Royal with 11. He eliminated The Ringleader, Ken Doh, Aldo Chilli, The Crow, Derek Jupitus, The Honky Tonk Man, The Devil, Blood Bath, Giant Hermit, Max Dobson (jointly with The Reaper) and Dwayne Foster.
  • Singer Justin Timberlake appeared on the show and in the Battle Royal match to hype his upcoming New Album. He eliminated himself as after the ring had cleared and he was all alone, Junior Lee came out and JT fled.

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