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RCW Battle Royal 2002
Promotion Russell Championship Wrestling
Date January 20, 2002
Venue Phillips Arena
City Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance 12,915
Next Event RCW No Escape 2002

RCW Battle Royal 2002 was the third annual Battle Royal professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the Russell Championship Wrestling. It took place on January 20, 2002 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The official theme song was "Cocky" by Kid Rock. The tagline was "30 Men, One Match, One W1nner". The promotional poster features a silhouette of Dwayne Foster.

Results

  • Lil' Sam Sedgley and The Devil defeated The Sedgley Boys (Steve Sedgley and Sid Sedgley) (w/Stacy Sedgley) to retain the RCW Tag Team Championships (5:06)
    • Devil forced Sid to submit with the Devilock.
  • Matthew Dobson defeated Derry Jones to win the RCW Television Championship (9:45)
    • Dobson pinned Derry after hitting him with brass knuckles.
  • Leanne Giles defeated Carlene Smyth (w/JJ McGuire as Special Guest Referee) to retain the RCW Women's Championship (3:43)
    • Leanne pinned Smyth after a bulldog.
  • Jonathan Allen defeated Kyle Smith in a Street Fight (14:55)
    • Allen forced Smith to submit with the Figure Four Leglock.
  • Aaron Preston defeated Dwayne Foster to retain the RCW Championship (18:48)
    • Preston pinned Dwayne after a low blow, sending him face first into an exposed turnbuckle, and a roll-up with both feet on the ropes.
  • Paul Russell won the 2002 Battle Royal (1:09:22)
    • The final two participants were Russell and Curtis Johnson. Johnson gave Russell a back drop over the top rope and assumed he won. However, Russell hung on and came back into the ring to tip CJ out from behind to win the Battle.

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations

A new entrant came out approximately every 2 minutes.

Entrant Eliminated by Time
1 Soloman 6 The Reaper 13:39
2 Black Gold 4 The Reaper 13:00
3 Prisoner #1 1 Soloman 3:05
4 Sakin Nalin 3 James Johnson 7:17
5 Black Mamba 2 Chilli 4:46
6 Aldo Chilli 5 The Reaper 5:12
7 James Johnson 7 The Reaper 3:37
8 The Reaper 10 Barry Horowitz 7:40
9 Josh Timms 9 The Reaper 4:16
10 Lee Nock 8 The Reaper 1:30
11 Barry Horowitz 11 Undertaker[1] 3:34
12 Max Dobson 12 Blake Simpson 2:36
13 Jason O'Connelly 16 Davis 12:14
14 Blake 13 O'Connelly 5:15
15 James Armstrong 17 Davis 9:04
16 JJ McGuire 15 O'Connelly & James Armstrong 2:48
17 Giant Hermit 14 O'Connelly & James Armstrong 0:48
18 Derek Jupitus 18 Davis 2:57
19 Steve Davis 27 Curtis Johnson 26:46
20 Quicksilver 19 Davis 2:58
21 The Grade 20 Austin 1:42
22 Paul Russell - WINNER 23:14
23 Ashley Sinclair 21 Russell & Davis 0:39
24 Jaz Heera 22 Russell 0:35
25 Thomas Parkes 28 Russell 15:18
26 Curtis Johnson 29 Russell 16:09
27 Daryl Hunt 23 Junior Lee 2:45
28 Junior Lee 24 Curtis Johnson 1:02
29 Craig Whitehouse 25 Sam 2:12
30 Sam Hickman 26 Davis 0:33

^  After Reaperwas eliminated, he went back in the ring and eliminated Horowitz while he assaulted him.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
  • Jerry "The King" Lawler
  • Jim Ross
Spanish Commentators
  • Carlos Cabrera
  • Hugo Savinovich
Referees
  • Mike Chioda
  • Jack Doan
  • Brian Hebner
  • Earl Hebner
  • Jim Korderas
  • Theodore Long
  • Nick Patrick
  • Charles Robinson
  • Tim White
Interviewers
  • Tyler Griffiths
  • Michael Cole
  • Hector Garcia
Other
  • Conor Chadwick - RCW Dudley host
  • Howard Finkel - ring announcer
  • Faye Cook

Trivia

  • The 2002 Battle Royal was the last Battle to date to feature an Television Championship match.
  • The 2002 Battle Royal match was the longest Battle Royal in its history. It lasted 1 hour 9 minutes and 22 seconds.

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