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[2001-06-24-WWF-King of the Ring] Steve Austin vs Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho (Triple Threat Match)

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Steve Austin defends the WWF World Heavyweight Title 

Triple threat matches aren't my thing, but I felt like I had to see this one through to the end. There was a weird angle heading into the match with Austin growing increasingly paranoid. Vince was starting to get creeped out and gave him an ultimatum that he had to retain the title at KOTR or their partnership was through. There was no real payoff to the angle since Vince never showed up at the pay-per-view. Instead, this was a messy transition from the Austin heel turn, and the Two Man Power Trip, into the Invasion storyline. The match didn't matter much and wasn't very interesting. After praising the WWF TV, and how well they presented the Austin vs. Benoit and Benoit vs. Angle matches, this was pretty average. Benoit fucked up his neck and had to take a year off. I guess it's downhill from here. 

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