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Wrestling World 2001 was the title of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s annual start of the year show that takes place on January 4 in the Tokyo Dome each year. Wrestling World 2001 was the tenth January 4 Dome Show held by NJPW. The show drew 52,000 spectators. The focal point of Wrestling World 2001 was a tournament to crown a new IWGP Heavyweight Champion, which accounted for five of the nine matches on the show. No other championships were defended in 2001, marking the first year that only one title was on the line. The show saw Toshiaki Kawada wrestle twice, Kawada had previously been one of the main event wrestlers of NJPW's bigges rival All Japan Pro Wrestling.
- Kensuke Sasaki defeated Satoshi Kojima in a IWGP Heavyweight Championship tournament quarter–final (16:33)
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Yuji Nagata in an IWGP Heavyweight Championship tournament quarter–final (16:45)
- Koji Kanemoto and Minoru Tanaka defeated Shinya Makabe and Tatsuhito Takaiwa – Kanemoto submitted Makabe (18:02)
- Takashi Iizuka defeated Kendo Kashin (6:12)
- Kensuke Sasaki defeated Masahiro Chono in an IWGP Heavyweight Championship tournament Semi–final (11:28)
- Toshiaki Kawada defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan in an IWGP Heavyweight Championship tournament Semi–final (10:45)
- Keiji Mutoh and Shinjiro Otani defeated Jushin Liger and Manabu Nakanishi – Otani submitted Liger (5:44)
- Riki Chōshū fought Shinya Hashimoto to a no contest (15:20)
- Kensuke Sasaki defeated Toshiaki Kawada in an IWGP Heavyweight Championship tournament Final (10:30)
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