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Event: Royal Rumble 1988 Date: January 24, 1988 Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Arena: Copps Coliseum Attendence: 15,000

Non-Televised Match: Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude (17:00) by Disqualification....World Womens' Tag Team Title Match (Best 2 out of 3 Falls): The Jumping Bomb Angels (Yamakazi and Tateno) defeated The Glamour Girls (Lelani Kai and Judy Martin) (15:00) in three falls to win the titles. Martin pinned Yamazaki (7:00). Yamazaki pinned Kai (10:00). Tateno pinned Martin (15:00)....Royal Rumble Match: Jim Duggan won a "royal rumble" (33:00) which included: Ron Bass, Brian Blair, Dino Bravo, Jim Brunzell, Danny Davis, Bret Hart, Hillbilly Jim, Sam Houston, Junkyard Dog, Don Muraco, Jim Niedhart, One Man Gang, Harley Race, Butch Reed, Jake Roberts, Tito Santana, Nikolia Volkoff, Ultimate Warrior, and Boris Zuhkov....Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match: The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated the Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma (14:00) in two straight falls. Roma was counted out (7:00). Haku forced Roma to submit (7:00).



Event: Royal Rumble 1989 Date: January 15, 1989 Location: Houston, Texas Arena: The Summit Attendence: 19,000

Non-Televised Match: Jim Powers defeated Barry Horowitz....Non-Televised Match: Sam Houston defeated Steve Lombardi....Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Match: The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart) and Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo, Jacques and Raymond Rougeau (15:42) in three falls. Jacques pinned Hart (4:22). Duggan pinned Jacques (11:46). Hart pinned Bravo (15:42)....World Womens' Title Match: Rockin' Robin pinned Judy Martin (16:24) to retain the title....Ultimate Warrior beat Rick Rude in a "posedown."...King of the Ring Match: Haku pinned Harley Race (9:01)....Royal Rumble Match: John Studd won a "royal rumble" (64:53) which included: Akeem, Arn Anderson, Andre the Giant, The Barbarian, Ron Bass, Brutus Beefcake, Big Boss Man, Tully Blanchard, Bad News Brown, Demolition Axe and Smash, Ted DiBiase, Ronnie Garvin, Mr. Perfect, Hercules, Hulk Hogan, Honkytonk Man, Marty Jannetty, Rick Martel, Shawn Michaels, Butch Miller, Red Rooster, Jake Roberts, Tito Santana, Randy Savage, Greg Valentine, Koko B. Ware, Warlord, and Luke Williams.



Event: Royal Rumble 1990 Date: January 21, 1990 Location: Orlando, Florida Arena: Orlando Arena Attendence: 16,000

Non-Televised Match: Paul Roma pinned The Brooklyn Brawler (6:13)...Jim Duggan defeated The Big Boss Man (10:26) by Disqualification....The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) defeated Jacques and Raymond Rougeau (13:35) when Miller pinned Jacques....Lanny Poffo and Brutus Beefcake fought to a Double Disqualification (11:07)...."I Quit" Wrestling Match: Ronnie Garvin defeated Greg Valentine (16:55) via submission in an "I quit" match....Royal Rumble Match: Hulk Hogan won a "royal rumble" (58:46) which included: Akeem, Andre the Giant, The Barbarian, Dino Bravo, Bad News Brown, Demolition Axe and Smash, Ted DiBiase, Earthquake, Haku, Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect, Hercules, Honkytonk Man, Marty Jannetty, Rick Martel, Shawn Michaels, Jim Niedhart, Roddy Piper, Red Rooster, Dusty Rhodes, Jake Roberts, Rick Rude, Tito Santana, Randy Savage, Jimmy Snuka, Ultimate Warrior, Koko B. Ware, and Warlord.



Event: Royal Rumble 1991 Date: January 19, 1990 Location: Miami, Florida Arena: Miami Arena Attendence: 16,000

Non-Televised Match: Jerry Sags pinned Sam Houston (5:25)....The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) defeated The Orient Express (Tanaka and Kato) (19:15) when Jannetty pinned Tanaka....Big Boss Man pinned The Barbarian (14:15)....The Mountie pinned Koko B. Ware (9:12)....Ted DiBiase and Virgil defeated Dusty and Dustin Rhodes (9:57) when DiBiase pinned Dusty....World Heavyweight Title Match: Sgt Slaughter pinned Ultimate Warrior (12:47) to win the title....Royal Rumble Match: Hulk Hogan won a "royal rumble" (65:17) which included: Dino Bravo, The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch), Demolition Crush and Smash, Shane Douglas, Jim Duggan, Earthquake, Haku, The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart), Mr. Perfect, Hercules, Brian Knobbs, The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal), Rick Martel, Jake Roberts, Paul Roma, Tito Santana, Randy Savage (no show), Saba Simba, Davey Smith, Jimmy Snuka, Tugboat, The Undertaker, Greg Valentine, Kerry Von Erich, and Warlord.



Event: Royal Rumble 1992 Date: January 19, 1992 Location: Albany, New York Arena: Knickerbocker Arena Attendence: 17,000

Non-Televised Match: Chris Walker defeated Brooklyn Brawler by Disqualification....Owen Hart and Jim Niedhart defeated The Orient Express (Tanaka and Kato) (17:18) when Hart pinned Tanaka....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Roddy Piper defeated The Mountie (5:22) via sleeperhold to win the Intercontinental Title....The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake) defeated The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) (14:56) when Blake pinned Miller....World Tag Team Title Match: The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) (9:24) by Countout. The Legion of Doom retain the titles....Royal Rumble Match for the World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair won the WWF World Title by winning a "royal rumble" (62:02) which included: The Barbarian, The Berzerker, Big Boss Man, Ted DiBiase, Jim Duggan, Haku, Hercules, Hulk Hogan, Sid Justice, Rick Martel, Shawn Michaels, Col Mustafa, Roddy Piper, Repoman, Jake Roberts, Jerry Sags, Tito Santana, Randy Savage, Irwin R. Schyster, Skinner, Sgt Slaughter, Davey Smith, Jimmy Snuka, The Undertaker, Greg Valentine, Virgil, Nikolia Volkoff, Kerry Von Erich, and Warlord.



Event: Royal Rumble 1993 Date: January 24, 1993 Location: Sacramento, California Arena: Arco Arena Attendence: 16,000

Non-Televised Match: Doink (Matt Borne) defeated Jim Powers (5:57) via submission....Rick and Scott Steiner defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake) (10:34) when Scott pinned Blake....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Shawn Michaels pinned Marty Jannetty (14:20) to retain the title....Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Big Boss Man (10:10)....World Heavyweight Title Match: Bret Hart defeated Razor Ramon (17:52) via submission to retain the title....Royal Rumble Match: Yokozuna won a "royal rumble" (66:35) which included: Bob Backlund, The Berzerker, Carlos Colon, Ted DiBiase, Damien Demento, Earthquake, Fatu, Ric Flair, Owen Hart, Mr. Perfect, Jerry Lawler, Rick Martel, Max Moon, The Nasty Boys, Repoman, Samu, Tito Santana, Randy Savage, Irwin R. Schyster, Papa Shango, Skinner, Tatanka, Red Rooster, Genichiro Tenryu, Typhoon, The Undertaker, Virgil, and Koko B. Ware.



Event: Royal Rumble 1994 Date: January 22, 1994 Location: Providence, Rhode Island Arena: Providence Civic Center Attendence: 14,500

Non-Televised Match: Brooklyn Brawler defeated Jim Powers....Tatanka pinned Bam Bam Bigelow (8:12)....World Tag Team Title Match: The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) defeated Bret and Owen Hart (16:48) via referee's decision when it was deemed that Bret could not continue. The Quebecers retain the titles....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Razor Ramon pinned Irwin R. Schyster (11:30)....World Heavyweight Title Match (Casket Match): Yokozuna defeated The Undertaker (14:20) in a "casket" match to retain the title....Royal Rumble Match: Bret Hart and Lex Luger won a "royal rumble" (55:08) which included: Bob Backlund, Bam Bam Bigelow, Adam Bomb, Crush, Doink (Phil Apollo), Diesel, Fatu, Great Kabuki, Owen Hart, Marty Jannetty, Jeff Jarrett, Kwang, Rick Martel, Men on a Mission (Mo and Mabel), Shawn Michaels, Sparky Plugg, Samu, Randy Savage, The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn), Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Tatanka, Genichiro Tenryu, Greg Valentine, and Virgil.



Event: Royal Rumble 1995 Date: January 22, 1995 Location: Tampa, Florida Arena: The Sundome Attendence: 10,000

Non-Televised Match: Buck Quartermaine defeated Brooklyn Brawler....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Jarrett pinned Razor Ramon (18:06) to win the Intercontinental title....The Undertaker pinned Irwin R. Schyster (12:21)....World Heavyweight Title Match: Diesel and Bret Hart fought to a No Contest. Diesel retains the title (27:19)....World Tag Team Title Match: The 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka (15:32) when Kid pinned Bigelow to win the vacant tag team titles....Royal Rumble Match: Shawn Michaels won a "royal rumble" (38:41) which included: Bob Backlund, The Blu Brothers (Jacob and Eli), Adam Bomb, King Kong Bundy, The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch), Crush, Doink (Phil Apollo), Duke Droese, Fatu, Henry Godwinn, Owen Hart, The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Pritchard and Jimmy Del Rey), Kwang, Lex Luger, Mantaur, Rick Martel, Men on a Mission (Mo and Mabel), Aldo Montoya, Dick Murdoch, Sionne, The Smoking Gunns (Bart and Billy Gunn), and Well Dunn (Timothy Well and Steven Dunn).



Event: Royal Rumble 1996 Date: January 21, 1996 Location: Fresno, California Arena: Selland Arena Attendence: 9,600

Free-For-all Match: Duke Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (6:25) by Disqualification....Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett (6:40) by Disqualification....World Tag Team Title Match: The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip) (11:14) when Bart pinned Zip to retain the titles....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Goldust pinned Razor Ramon (14:17) to win the Intercontiental Title....Royal Rumble Match: Shawn Michaels won the "royal rumble" (58:49). Also in the match were: The 1-2-3 Kid, Bob Backlund, Diesel, Duke Droese, Fatu, Dory Funk Jr, Doug Gilbert, Henry Godwinn, Hakushi, Owen Hart, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Bob Holly, Barry Horowitz, Marty Jannetty, Kama, Jerry Lawler, Mabel, Aldo Montoya, Takao Omori, Ringmaster (Steve Austin), Jake Roberts, Davey Smith, Headshrinker #1 and #2, Tatanka, Vader, Savio Vega, Isaac Yankem, and Yokozuna....World Heavyweight Title Match: The Undertaker defeated Bret Hart (28:31) by Disqualification. Bret Hart retains the title.



Event: Royal Rumble 1997 Date: January 21, 1997 Location: San Antonio, Texas Arena: The AlamoDome Attendence: 60,525

Free-For-all Match: Venum and Perro Aguayo, Jr. defeated Maniaco and Mosco de la Merced (10:00)....Free-For-all Match: Octagon, Blue Demon Jr., and Tinieblas Jr. defeated Heavy Metal, Avismo Negro, and Histeria (14:00)....Free-For-all Match: Mascarita Sagrada, Jr. and La Parkita defeated Mini Mankind and Mini Vader (4:29) when Sagrada pinned Vader....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Hunter Hearst Helmsley pinned Goldust (16:50) to retain the title....Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq (8:48) by Disqualification....Vader pinned Undertaker (13:19)....Hector Garza, Perro Aguayo, and El Canek defeated Jerry Estrada, Heavy Metal, and Fuerza Guerrera (10:56) when Aguayo pinned Metal....Royal Rumble Match: Steve Austin won the "royal rumble" (50:29). Also in the match were: Cibernetico, Crush, Diesel II, Farooq, Flash Funk, Terry Funk, Goldust, Henry and Phinneus Godwinn, Bart Gunn, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Jesse Jammes, Ahmed Johnson, Latin Lover, Jerry Lawler, Rocky Maivia, Mankind, Marc Mero, Mil Mascaras, Pierroth Jr, Razor Ramon II, Jake Roberts, Davey Smith, The Sultan, The Undertaker, Vader, and Savio Vega....World Heavyweight Title Match: Shawn Michaels pinned Sycho Sid (13:49) to win the title.



Event: Royal Rumble 1998 Date: January 18, 1998 Location: San Jose, California Arena: San Jose Arena Attendence: 18,542

Vader pinned Goldust (7:47)....Max Mini, Mosaic, and Nova defeated Battalion, El Torito, and Tarantula (7:49) when Max pinned Torito. Sunny was the special referee....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Maivia defeated Ken Shamrock (10:53) by Disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Heavyweight title....World Tag Team Title Match: The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Jesse James) (7:56) by Disqualification. The New Age Outlaws retain the title....Royal Rumble Match: Steve Austin won the "royal rumble" (55:24). Also in the match were: Steve Blackman, Justin Bradshaw, Tom Brandi, D-Lo Brown, Cactus Jack, Chainsaw Charlie, Chainz, Eight-Ball, Farooq, Henry Godwinn, Phinneus Godwinn, Goldust, Owen Hart, Mark Henry, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Honkytonk Man, Jeff Jarrett, Ahmed Johnson, Kurrgan, Dude Love, Rocky Maivia, Mankind, Mark Mero, Mosh, Kama Mustafa, Ken Shamrock, Thrasher, & Savio Vega....World Heavyweight Title Match (Casket Match): Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker (20:37) in a "casket" match to retain the title.



Event: Royal Rumble 1999 Date: January 24, 1999 Location: Anaheim, California Arena: Arrowhead Pond at Anaheim Attendence: 14, 816

Sunday Night Heat Match: Christian pinned Jeff Hardy (11:00)....Sunday Night Heat Match: Bob Holly and Scorpio defeated Too Much (Scott Taylor and Brian Christopher) (3:52) when Holly pinned Christopher....Sunday Night Heat Match: Mankind pinned Mabel (5:04)....Big Boss Man pinned Jesse Jammes (11:52)....Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: Ken Shamrock defeated Billy Gunn (11:52) via submission to retain the Intercontinental Heavyweight Title....European Heavyweight Title Match: X-Pac pinned Gangrel (5:53) to retain the title....World Women's Title Match: Sable defeated Luna (4:43) in a "strap" matchto retain the title....World Heavyweight Title Match ("I Quit" Match): Rocky Maivia defeated Mankind (21:46) in an "I quit" match to win the title....Royal Rumble Match: Vince McMahon won the "royal rumble" (56:38). Also in the match were: Steve Austin, Big Boss Man, Steve Blackman, Blue Meanie, D-Lo Brown, Chyna, Droz, Edge, Gangrel, Gillberg, Godfather, Goldust, Golga, Billy Gunn, Owen Hart, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Mark Henry, Jesse Jammes, Jeff Jarrett, Kane, Kurrgan, Mabel, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock, Tiger Ali Singh, Al Snow, Test, Val Venis, and X-Pac.



Event: Royal Rumble 2000 Date: January 23, 2000 Location: New York City, New York Arena: Madison Square Garden Attendence: 19,231

Tazz defeated Kurt Angle via submission (3:16)....Double Tables Tag Team Match: The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von) in a "Double Tables Tag Team Match" when Matt Hardy defeated D-Von Dudley (10:17)....WWF Bikini "Ms. Rumble 2000" Contest: Mae Young defeated The Kat, Terri, Miss Jacquline, B.B., Ivory, and Luna Vachon to win the contest.... Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match (Three-Way Match): Chris Jericho defeated Chyna and Hardcore Holly when Jericho pinned Chyna in a "three-way" match to win the Intercontinental title (7:30)....World Tag Team Title Match: The New Age Outlaws (Jesse James and Billy Gunn) defeated The Acolytes (Faarooq and Justin Bradshaw) when Gunn pinned Bradshaw to retain the tag team titles (2:35)....World Heavyweight Title Match (Street Fight Rules): Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Cactus Jack in a "Street fight" match to retain the title (26:48)....Royal Rumble Match: Rocky Maivia won the "Royal Rumble" battle royal (51:48). Other participants were: D'Lo Brown, Brian Christopher, Headbanger Mosh, Christian, Rikishi Phatu, Test, Big Boss Man, Edge, Gangrel, The British Bulldog, Bob Backlund, Scott Taylor, Steve Blackman, Viscera, Chris Jericho, Crash Holly, Chyna, Faarooq, Jesse James, Al Snow, Val Venis, Prince Albert, Hardcore Holly, Billy Gunn, Big Show, Bradshaw, Kane, The Godfather, and X-Pac.



Event: WWF Royal Rumble 2001 Date: January 21, 2001 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Arena: New Orleans Arena Attendence: 17,137

World Tag Team Title Match: The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von) defeated Edge and Christian (9:58) when D-Von pinned Edge to win the tag team titles...Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match (Ladder Match): Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit (18:43) to win the title in a "ladder match...Women's World Title Match: Ivory pinned Chyna (3:27) to retain the title...World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle pinned Triple H (24:18) to retain the title...Royal Rumble Match: Steve Austin won the "Royal Rumble" when (1:01:54) he eliminated Kane. Other Particiapants Were: Jeff Hardy, Bull Buchanan, Matt Hardy, Faarooq, Drew Carey, Kane, Raven, Al Snow, Perry Saturn, Steve Blackman, Grandmaster Sexay, Honky Tonk Man, The Rock, The Goodfather, Tazz, Bradshaw, Albert, Hardcore Holly, K-Kwik, Val Venis, William Regal, Test, Big Show, Crash Holly, The Undertaker, Scotty Too Hotty, Steve Austin, Billy Gunn, Haku/Meng, and Rikishi Phatu.



Event: WWF Royal Rumble 2002 Date: January 20, 2002 Location: Atlanta, Georgia Arena: Phillips Arena Attendance: 12,915

World Tag Team Title Match: Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von) (5:06) when Tazz made D-Von Dudley submit to retain the tag team titles...Intercontinental Heavyweight Title Match: William Regal pinned Edge (9:45) to win the title...Women's World Heavyweight Title Match: Trish Stratus pinned Jazz (3:43) to retain the title. Jacquline was the special guest referee...Street Fight Match: Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon (14:55) via submission (23:58)...WWF and WCW World Heavyweight Title Match: Chris Jericho pinned The Rock (18:48) to retain the title...Royal Rumble Match: Triple H won the "Royal Rumble" (69:22) eliminating Kurt Angle. Participants included: Al Snow, Albert, Big Show, Billy Gunn, Booker T. Big Bossman, Bradshaw, Christian, Chuck Palumbo, Diamond Dallas Page, Faarooq, The Godfather, Goldust, Jeff Hardy, Kane, Kurt Angle, Lance Storm, Matt Hardy, Maven, Mr. Perfect, Perry Saturn, Rikishi, Rob Van Dam, Scotty Too Hotty, Steve Austin, Test, Hurricane Helms, Triple H, The Undertaker, and Val Venis.



Event: Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Arena: Fleet Center Attendance: 14,712

(RAW) Sunday Night Heat Match: Spike Dudley pinned Steven Richards. Jacqueline was the special guest referee...Winner Advances to the Royal Rumble Match (SmackDown! Match): Brock Lesnar pinned Big Show (6:15) in a "Winner Advances to the Royal Rumble" match...(RAW) World Tag Team Title Match: The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von Dudley) defeated Lance Storm and William Regal (7:26) when D-Von Dudley pinned Lance Storm to win the tag team titles...SmackDown! Match: Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie (3:35)...(RAW) World Heavyweight Title Match: Scott Steiner defeated Triple H by Disqualification (17:00). Triple H retains the title...(SmackDown!) World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit (17:18) by submission to retain the title...Royal Rumble Match (RAW vs. SmackDown! Match): Brock Lesnar won the "Royal Rumble" (56:00) by eliminating The Undertaker. Other participants were: Shawn Michaels (RAW), Chris Jericho (RAW), Christoper Nowinski (RAW), Rey Mysterio (SmackDown!), Edge (SmackDown!), Christian (RAW), Chavo Guerrero Jr. (SmackDown!), Yoshihiro Tajiri (SmackDown!), Bill DeMott (SmackDown!), Tommy Dreamer (RAW), Bull Buchanan (SmackDown!), Rob Van Dam (RAW), Matt Hardy (SmackDown!), Eddie Guerrero (SmackDown!), Jeff Hardy (RAW), Rosie (RAW), Test (RAW), John Cena (SmackDown!), Charlie Haas (SmackDown!), Rikishi (SmackDown!), Jamal (RAW), Kane (RAW), Shelton Benjamin (SmackDown!), Booker T. (RAW), A-Train (SmackDown!), Maven (RAW), Goldust (RAW), David Batista (RAW), Brock Lesnar (SmackDown!), The Undertaker (SmackDown!).



Event: WWE Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Arena: Wachovia Center Attendance: 17,289

(RAW Sunday Night Heat Match): Victoria pinned Womens' World Champion, Molly Holly, in a non-title match...(RAW) World Tag Team Title Match (Tables Match): Ric Flair and Batista defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von Dudley) (5:29) in a "tables" match to retain the tag team titles...(SmackDown!) World Cruiserweight Title Match: Rey Misterio pinned Jamie Noble (3:06) to retain the title...SmackDown! Match: Eddie Guerrero pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (8:02)...(SmackDown!) World Heavyweight Title Match: Brock Lesnar pinned Hardcore Holly (6:22) to retain the title...(RAW) World Heavyweight Title Match (Last Man Standing Match): Triple H and Shawn Michaels fought to a No Contest (23:05) in a "Last Man Standing" match when both wrestlers could not get up after the 10 count. Triple H retains the title...Royal Rumble Match (RAW Vs. SmackDown! Match): Chris Benoit (1:01:38) won the "Royal Rumble." Participants were: Chris Benoit (SmackDown!), Randy Orton (RAW), Mark Henry (RAW), Yoshihiro Tajiri (SmackDown!), Rhyno (SmackDown!), Bradshaw (SmackDown!), Matt Hardy (RAW), Scott Steiner (RAW), Matt Morgan (SmackDown!), Hurricane Helms (RAW), Booker T (RAW), Spike Dudley (RAW), Kane (RAW), Rikishi (SmackDown!), Renee Dupree (RAW), A-Train (SmackDown!), Shelton Benjamin (SmackDown!), Ernest Miller (SmackDown!), Kurt Angle (SmackDown!), Rico Constantino (RAW), Mick Foley (RAW), Christian (RAW), Nunzio (SmackDown!), The Big Show (SmackDown!), Chris Jericho (RAW), Charlie Haas (SmackDown!), Billy Gunn (SmackDown!), John Cena (SmackDown!), Rob Van Dam (RAW), and Bill Goldberg (RAW).



Event: WWE Royal Rumble 2005 Date: January 30, 2005 Location: Fresno, California Arena: SaveMart Center Attendance: 9,642

(RAW) Sunday Night Heat Match: Maven pinned Rhyno...RAW Match: Edge pinned Shawn Michaels (18:29)...Casket Match (SmackDown! Match): The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich (13:04) in a "casket" match...SmackDown! World Heavyweight Title Match (Three-Way Match): John Bradshaw Leyfield defeated Kurt Angle and The Big Show (11:59) in a "three way" match when Bradshaw pinned Angle to retain the title...RAW World Heavyweight Title Match: Triple H pinned Randy Orton (21:27) to retain the title...Royal Rumble Match (RAW vs. SmackDown!): Batista (RAW) won the "Royal Rumble" battle royal match (54:19). Other participants were: Eddie Guerrero (SmackDown!), Chris Benoit (RAW), Daniel Puder (SmackDown!), Hardcore Holly (SmackDown!), Hurricane Helms (RAW), Kenzo Suzuki (SmackDown!), Edge (RAW), Rey Misterio (SmackDown!), Shelton Benjamin (RAW), Booker T. (SmackDown!), Chris Jericho (RAW), Luther Reigns (SmackDown!), Muhammed Hassan (RAW), Orlando Jordan (SmackDown!), Scotty Too Hotty (SmackDown!), Charlie Haas (SmackDown!), Renee Dupree (SmackDown!), Simon Dean (RAW), Shawn Michaels (RAW), Kurt Angle (SmackDown!), Jonathan Coachman (RAW), Mark Jindrak (SmackDown!), Viscera (RAW), Paul London (SmackDown!), John Cena (SmackDown!), Gene Snitsky (RAW), Kane (RAW), Christian (RAW), and Ric Flair (RAW).



Event: WWE Royal Rumble 2006 Date: January 29, 2006 Location: Miami, Florida Arena: American Airlines Arena Attendance: 16,000

Sunday Night Heat Match (SmackDown! Match): Fit Finlay defeated Brian Kenderick...World Cruiserweight Title Match (Cruiserweight Open Invitational SmackDown! Match): Gregory Helms (RAW) defeated Kid Kash, Sho Funaki, Nunzio, Jamie Noble, and Paul London in a "Cruiserweight Open SmackDown! Invitational" match (7:10) when Helms pinned Funaki to win the title...RAW Match: Mickie James pinned Ashley Massaro (7:38). Trish Stratus was the special referee...SmackDown! Match: The Boogeyman defeated John Bradshaw Leyfield (1:45)...Royal Rumble Match (RAW vs. SmackDown!): Rey Misterio (SmackDown!) won the "Royal Rumble" battle royal match (62:28). Other participants were: Triple H (RAW), Simon Dean (SmackDown!), Psicosis (SmackDown!), Ric Flair (RAW), The Big Show (RAW), Sylvan Grenier (SmackDown!), Bobby Lashley (SmackDown!), Kane (RAW), Carlito Carribean Cool (RAW), Booker T. (SmackDown!), Joey Mercury (SmackDown!), Road Warrior Animal (SmackDown!), Orlando Jordan (SmackDown!), Chavo Guerrero Jr. (RAW), Matt Hardy (SmackDown!), Tatanka, Super Crazy (SmackDown!), Trevor Murdoch (RAW), Chris Masters (RAW), Shelton Benjamin (RAW), Eugene Dinsmore (RAW), Goldust, Chris Benoit (SmackDown!), Viscera (RAW), Randy Orton (SmackDown!), Johnny Nitro (SmackDown!), Shawn Michaels (RAW), and Rob Van Dam (RAW)...RAW World Heavyweight Title Match: John Cena defeated Edge (14:02) to win the title...SmackDown! World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle defeated Mark Henry (7:00) to retain the title.



Event: WWE Royal Rumble 2007 Date: January 28, 2007 Location: San Antonio, Texas Arena: AT&T Center Attendance: 15,000

Dark RAW Match: JTG defeated Lance Cade...The Hardy Boys (Jeff and Matt Hardy) defeated MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury) (18:00) when Jeff Hardy pinned Johnny Nitro...ECW World Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Lashley defeated Test (7:00) by Count Out to retain the title...SmackDown! World Heavyweight Title Match: Batista pinned Mr. Ken Kennedy (11:00) to retain the title...RAW World Heavyweight Title Match (Last Man Standing Match): John Cena defeated Umaga (25:00) in a "Last Man Standing" match to retain the title...Royal Rumble Match: The Undertaker (SmackDown!) (1:00:00) won the "Royal Rumble" match. Other participants were: Ric Flair (RAW), Fit Finlay (SmackDown!), Kenny Dykstra (RAW), Matt Hardy (SmackDown!), Edge (RAW), Tommy Dreamer (ECW), Sabu (ECW), Gregory Helms (SmackDown!), Shelton Benjamin (RAW), Kane (SmackDown!), CM Punk (ECW), King Booker T. (SmackDown!), Super Crazy (RAW), Jeff Hardy (RAW), The Sandman (ECW), Randy Orton (RAW), Chris Benoit (SmackDown!), Rob Van Dam (ECW), Viscera (RAW), Johnny Nitro (RAW), Kevin Thorn (ECW), Hardcore Holly (ECW), Shawn Michaels (RAW), Chris Masters (RAW), Chavo Guerrero (SmackDown!), Montel Vortimus Porter (SmackDown!), Carlito Carribean Cool (RAW), The Great Kahli (RAW), and Mike Mizanin (SmackDown!).



Event: WWE Royal Rumble 2008 Date: January 27, 2008 Location: New York City, New York Arena: Madison Square Garden Attendance: 20,798

Dark Match (SmackDown! Match): Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore defeated Deuce and Domino...Non-Title Match: Ric Flair defeated SmackDown! United States Champion, Montel Vontavious Porter, (9:00) via submission in a "non-title" match...RAW Match: John Bradshaw Leyfield defeated Chris Jericho (10:00) by Disqualification...SmackDown! World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge pinned Rey Misterio (14:00) to retain the title...RAW World Heavyweight Title Match: Randy Orton pinned Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy, (16:00) to retain the title...Royal Rumble Match: John Cena (RAW) won the "Royal Rumble" match (52:00). Other participants were: The Undertaker (SmackDown!), Shawn Michaels (RAW), Santino Marella (RAW), The Great Khali (SmackDown!), Hardcore Holly (RAW), John Morrison (ECW), Tommy Dreamer (ECW), Batista (SmackDown!), Hornswoggle McMahon (RAW), Chuck Palumbo (SmackDown!), Jamie Noble (SmackDown!), CM Punk (ECW), Cody Rhodes (RAW), Umaga (RAW), Gene Snitsky (RAW), Mike Mizanin (ECW), Shelton Benjamin (ECW), Jimmy Superfly Snuka, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Kane (SmackDown!), Carlito Carribean Cool (RAW), Mick Foley, Ken Kennedy (RAW), Big Daddy V (ECW), Mark Henry (SmackDown!), Chavo Guerrero (ECW), Fit Finlay (SmackDown!), Elijah Burke (ECW), and Triple H (RAW).

Royal Rumble 08 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - January 27, 2008 (announced at 20,798; 19,000; sell out) Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) in under 5 minutes Pay-per-view bouts - the first pay-per-view to air in HD; included Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for Smackdown!, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon discussed the upcoming Royal Rumble match and told Hornswoggle he couldn't trust anyone else in the match; moments later, Finlay appeared and McMahon suggested Hornswoggle could turn on him in the bout; included the debut of Mike Ademle as a new broadcaster, who introduced a video package on the Chris Jericho / John Bradshaw Layfield feud; featured a backstage segment with Ashley and Santino Marella in which Santino said Maria was too busy to talk with Ashley about Playboy and slammed the door in her face; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair - wearing a towel after getting out of the shower - and Ken Kennedy in which Kennedy congratulated Flair on his win until Shawn Michaels appeared, just as Kennedy implied he wanted to retire Flair, with Kennedy then walking off; Michaels then congratulated Flair on his win and Flair gave Michaels a pep talk before his participation in the Rumble; Batista and Triple H then appeared, with those two and Michaels chiming in on who would win the Rumble; featured an in-ring HD Kiss Cam, hosted by Maria, with Ashley then appearing and asking if Maria would be interested in posing for Playboy; Santino Marella then appeared with a person cloaked in black, insulted the crowd, especially the New York Giants by saying they were going to choke in the Super Bowl, and tried to take Maria backstage with him; after Ashley asked Maria again, Santino said they would discuss it more later and then brought the cloaked person into the ring, unveiling it as Big Dick Johnson wearing a Tom Brady Patriot's jersey and thong; Ashley, who laughed outloud throughout the segment, then knocked Johnson to the floor; included a 'Baywatch' themed WrestleMania 24 ad with Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; featured Ademle introducing a Randy Orton / Jeff Hardy video package, accidentally calling Hardy 'Harvey' before correcting himself; the segment featured Hardy's portion to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops": Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via submission with the figure-4 in a non-title match at 7:50; prior to the match, Flair cut an in-ring promo on his career and thanked the MSG crowd for the respect they had shown him over the years; MVP originally won the match at the 4-minute mark following a boot to the face but referee Charles Robinson had the bout continue after noticing Flair's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost the match; Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman provided commentary for the match John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 9:24 when Jericho hit JBL in the head with a steel chair as both men brawled on the floor; after the match, a bloody Jericho threw the chair into JBL's face in the ring and choked him with a TV cable until he was pulled away by referees World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 12:36 by hitting the spear as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring, moments after hitting both Edge and an interfering Guerrero with the 619; Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins were in the champion's corner early on but were ejected at the 3-minute mark as they attempted to attack Mysterio on the floor; after the bout, Ryder, Hawkins, and Edge tended to Guerrero outside the ring and helped her back into her wheelchair (Edge: A Decade of Decadence) WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy at 14:06 by reversing the Twist of Fate into the RKO (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules) John Cena won the 30-man Royal Rumble match at 51:30 by last eliminating Triple H; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a world title match at WrestleMania 24; Michael Buffer was the guest ring announcer for the match; Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, Joey Styles, & Tazz did commentary for the bout (Cena's surprise return after a 3-month absence) Order of entry: The Undertaker (0:00); Shawn Michaels (0:00); Santino Marella (1:39); the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) (3:34); upon Khali's appearance, the crowd chanted "You can't wrestle;" WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly (5:06); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (6:42); Tommy Dreamer (8:00); Dreamer received several chants of his name upon his appearance; Batista (9:36); Hornswoggle (36:49); Hornswoggle hid under the ring upon his entrance where he remained until much later; Chuck Palumbo (12:34); Jamie Noble, with his ribs taped (14:04); CM Punk (15:27); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (17:00); Umaga (18:35); Snitsky (20:04); Mike Mizanin (21:32); Shelton Benjamin (22:49); Jimmy Snuka (24:17); Roddy Piper (25:59); Kane (26:53); Carlito Caribbean Cool (28:11); Mick Foley (29:28); Ken Kennedy (30:56); Big Daddy V (32:46) (not shown on camera); Mark Henry (34:13); ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (35:47); Finlay (36:59); Finlay appeared before his number to save Hornswoggle from Henry & Big Daddy V, with Finlay laying out several men with the shillalagh before leading Hornswoggle backstage; Elijah Burke (38:47); Triple H (40:08); John Cena (43:02) Order of elimination: Marella by Taker following Michaels' superkick (2:05); Khali by Taker (4:43); Dreamer by Batista after fighting off a DDT attempt (10:10); Noble by Palumbo via a kick as Noble was on the apron (14:32); after the elimination, Noble was helped backstage by referees; Palumbo by Punk via a running knee to the head as Palumbo stood on the apron (16:34); Holly by Umaga via the thumb strike to the throat (18:52); Benjamin by Michaels via the superkick (23:07); Piper by Kane (27:00); Snuka by Kane (27:02); Snitsky by Taker via a clothesline (32:31); Taker by Michaels via the superkick (32:36); Michaels by Kennedy (32:42); after Taker's elimination, Taker hit a legdrop onto Snitsky while he was laid atop the commentary table; Mizanin by Hornswoggle by pulling him down from the floor as Mizanin tried to keep himself on the top rope (34:39); Morrison by Kane via a boot to the face (36:06); Hornswoggle left ringside (38 minute mark); Finlay was disqualified for using a weapon (38 minute mark); Punk by Guerrero via a suplex (39:20); Rhodes by Triple H (40:16); Big Daddy V by Triple H following a kneelift (40:33); Foley & Burke by Triple H (40:58); Carlito by Cena (43:19); Guerrero by Cena (43:22); Henry by Cena (43:26); Kennedy by Batista via a clothesline (44:28); Umaga by Batista via a clothesline (44:41); Kane by Batista & Triple H (44:53); Batista by Triple H via a clothesline (47:18); Triple H by Cena via an FU to the floor

Time in the Rumble Match Batista (37:42) *Ironman* Shawn Michaels (32:42) The Undertaker (32:36) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (29:24) Umaga (26:06) CM Punk (23:53) WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (23:16) Kane (18:00) Carlito Caribbean Cool (15:08) WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly (13:46) Ken Kennedy (13:32) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (13:07) Snitsky (12:27) Mick Foley (11:30) Triple H (11:22) Mark Henry (9:13) John Cena (8:28) *Winner* Big Daddy V (7:47) ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (7:35) Chuck Palumbo (4:10) Jimmy Snuka (2:43) Elijah Burke (2:11) Tommy Dreamer (2:10) The Great Khali (1:09) Roddy Piper (1:01) Hornswoggle (about 1 minute) Finlay (about 1 minute) Jamie Noble (0:28) Santino Marella (0:26) Shelton Benjamin (0:18)



Royal Rumble 09 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - January 25, 2009 (16,685; 14,000 paid; sell out) Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the moonsault Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening announcement by Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler that Vince McMahon's condition was being kept private and that Randy Orton would be repremanded for his attack on Vince the previous Monday; included Cole & Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW, and Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!; featured footage from earlier in the day of Randy Orton arriving to the arena and walking past agents, Maria, Kofi Kingston, and others; included a backstage segment with John Bradshaw Layfield and Shawn Michaels in which JBL said if Michaels did his job tonight then he would never have to work for JBL again and Michaels would have all the money he needed and would get a spot in the Royal Rumble match; after JBL left, the Undertaker appeared and told Michaels "Sometimes, it's hell getting into Heaven;" featured an ad for WrestleMania 25; included an ad for the Legends of WrestleMania video game; featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton, with Orton saying he was still in the Royal Rumble match until he was told differently; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted and said Orton has nothing to feel bad about for kicking Vince; when Orton questioned why Jericho was telling him, Jericho said it might be his last chance to tell Orton anything while Orton is a WWE employee; included an ad for No Way Out 09; featured a look back as the Rumble's history: ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Matt Hardy at 10:28 with the gutwrench powerbomb after throwing the challenger head and shoulder-first into the ringpost Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella) to win the title at 5:58 with a reversal into a roll up World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 15:30 with the FU after avoiding a clothesline; Shawn Michaels was in JBL's corner until the final moments of the bout when, after referee Mike Chioda was knocked to the floor, Michaels hit the superkick on both participants, put JBL on top of Cena for the cover, and then left ringside Edge pinned WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title in a No DQ match at 19:25 after Matt Hardy appeared, to counter the interference of Vickie Guerrero, and then Jeff over the back with a steel chair; prior to the match, Vickie appeared and, to keep Hardy from holding on to his title via a technicality, added the stipulation and then introduced the challenger; Chavo Guerrero Jr. was in the challenger's corner until the 12-minute mark when Jeff put him through the Raw announce table with a splash off the top of a ladder; Vickie returned ringside during the final moments of the contest and prevented the pinfall after Hardy hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton; after the bout, Matt left ringside while Edge and Vickie celebrated in the ring; moments later, referees helped Jeff out of the ring Randy Orton won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Triple H at 58:38; Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; stipulations stated the winner would earn a world title shot at WrestleMania 25; after the bout, Orton celebrated in the ring with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. Order of entry: Rey Mysterio Jr. (0:00); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (0:00); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (1:40); MVP (3:25); the Great Khali (5:20); Vladimir Kozlov (6:38); Triple H (8:40); Randy Orton (10:11); JTG; both JTG & Shad came out, with Shad then winning a a double sided coin toss to get the spot (11:55); Ted Dibiase Jr. (13:17); Chris Jericho (15:01); Mike Knox (16:43); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (18:15); Finlay (19:53); Cody Rhodes (21:35); the Undertaker (23:32); Goldust (24:57); WWE IC Champion CM Punk (26:32); Mark Henry (28:06); WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin (29:35); William Regal (31:10); Kofi Kingston (32:40); Kane (34:28); R Truth (36:12); Rob Van Dam (37:57); The Brian Kendrick (39:34); Dolph Ziggler (40:54); Santino Marella (42:31); Jim Duggan (44:14); the Big Show (46:19) Order of elimination: Khali by Kozlov via a club to the back (6:53); MVP by Kozlov after MVP missed the running kick in the corner (7:17); Carlito by Kozlov following the uranagi (7:51); Kozlov by Triple H following the kneelift (9:19); Morrison & Mizanin by Triple H after throwing Morrison into Mizanin after both men sustained the RKO (19:34); JTG by Taker (23:53); Goldust by Rhodes after Goldust sustained the RKO (26:08); Henry fell over the top following a boot to the face by Taker as Mysterio held down the top rope (31:20); Benjamin by Taker via a chokeslam from the top rope (34:04); Regal by Punk via pulling him over the top from the apron (35:42); Kingston by Kendrick as Kingston was on the top rope attacking Knox (39:41); Kendrick by Triple H (39:50); Ziggler by Kane via shaking his hand then throwing him over the top (41:17); Santino by Kane via a clothesline as Santino slid in the ring (42:33); Duggan by Show following an elbow to the back (47:04); Truth by Show via a gorilla press slam (48:18); Punk by Show via a right hand punch as Punk was on the apron (49:00); Mysterio & Knox by Show (49:27); following the elimination, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring until Finlay's elimination; Finlay by Kane via a backdrop (49:52); RVD by Jericho after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Orton (51:52); Jericho by Taker (52:18); Kane by Orton, Dibiase, & Rhodes (52:49); Show by Orton via dropping him throat-first across the top as Show was on the apron (55:52); Taker by Show via pulling him off the apron from the floor (56:02); Dibiase by Triple H (58:29); Rhodes by Triple H following the Pedigree (58:35); Triple H by Orton

Time in the Rumble Match Triple H (49:58) *Ironman* Rey Mysterio Jr. (49:27) Randy Orton (48:27) *Winner* Ted Dibiase Jr. (45:12) Chris Jericho (37:17) Cody Rhodes (37:00) Mike Knox (32:44) The Undertaker (32:30) Finlay (29:59) WWE IC Champion CM Punk (22:28) WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (19:34) Kane (18:21) Rob Van Dam (17:55) R Truth (12:06) JTG (11:58) The Big Show (9:33) Kofi Kingston (7:01) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (6:11) William Regal (4:32) WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin (4:29) MVP (3:52) Mark Henry (3:14) Jim Duggan (2:50) Vladimir Kozlov (2:41) The Great Khali (1:33) WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (1:19) Goldust (1:11) The Brian Kendrick (0:26) Dolph Ziggler (0:23) Santino Marella (0:02)

Royal Rumble 2010 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - January 31, 2010 (16,697; 13,500 paid; sell out) Kelly Kelly, Eve, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, Jillian Hall, Katie Lea, & Alicia Fox when Kelly pinned Hall with a crossbody off the top Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Tiffany in which Cryme Tyme walked in upset that only one of them could be in the Royal Rumble match and said they had arranged to get someone else's spot; moments later, the Great Khali walked in, with Cryme Tyme explaining Khali would give them his spot in exchange for kissing Tiffany; Runjin Singh appeared moments later to call it off and said he and Khali were keeping it real; Singh then he and Khali got all their lingo from 'Family Matters' reruns; Long then said Cryme Tyme should be ashamed of themselves and that they were looking like fools with their pants on the ground, with the group then singing "Pants on the Ground;" WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin then appeared, mocking the song and comparing it to "Who Let the Dogs Out?" in that it was forgettable but everyone would remember him winning the Royal Rumble; Long responded by saying Miz would defend his title against MVP later in the show; after Miz left, Khali & Singh began singing "Who Let the Dogs Out?"; featured a backstage segment with Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes in which Rhodes said he would be there to help Orton but that Ted Dibiase Jr. had been telling people he would win the Rumble to get a shot at WWE World Champion Sheamus, who Dibiase predicted would beat Orton; included a backstage segment with Chris Jericho and the Big Show in which the two discussed Show's new team with Miz, with Jericho saying Miz was only using him; moments later, R-Truth walked in and said if Show doesn't toss Jericho out of the Rumble then he would himself; featured a backstage segment with Orton and Dibiase in which Dibiase wished Orton good luck and said Rhodes had picked Sheamus to win, with Orton then saying he didn't need any help in his match; included an ad promoting the following night's Raw with Bret Hart's return and William Shatner hosting; several members of the National Guard were shown in attendance; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels and Kane in which Kane said - as someone who had made the most eliminations in a single Rumble and had faced World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at two WrestleManias - Michaels would not win the Rumble to challenge Taker at WrestleMania; after Kane left, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H walked in, with he and Michaels discussing possibly facing each other in the Rumble match; Triple H ended the segment by saying he knew how badly Michaels wanted to win the match and face Taker at WrestleMania but he would have to find another way to make it happen; featured an ad promoting Elimination Chamber 2010; included a video package highlighting the history of the Rumble match: ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with a reversal into the Killswitch at 12:02; William Regal escorted Jackson to the ring before the match but was ejected from ringside at the 5-minute mark after the referee caught Regal touching Christian outside the ring WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP in an unscheduled match with an inside cradle at 7:31 as the challenger went to climb back into the ring; after the bout, MVP attacked Miz from behind and dropped him with the Playmaker WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Randy Orton via disqualification at 12:26 when referee Scott Armstrong saw Cody Rhodes coming out of the crowd to jump the champion on the floor; before the referee called for the bell, Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO and made the cover; after the contest, Rhodes pleaded to Orton in the ring, while the fans chanted "RKO," with Orton then punching Rhodes in the face and assaulting him until Ted Dibiase Jr. ran in the ring and pulled him off; Orton then punched Dibiase in the face before stomping Rhodes; moments later, Orton turned around and was kicked in the faced by Sheamus Mickie James pinned WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla dressed as "Piggy James") with the DDT to win the title at the 22-second mark; prior to the match, McCool cut an in-ring promo saying she couldn't find Mickie, with "Piggy James" then appearing to answer McCool's comments; moments later, Mickie appeared and jumped Layla on the floor; after the bout, Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella, Maria, Eve, and Gail Kim came out with a cake, helped Mickie put McCool and Layla's faces into the cake, and celebrated Mickie's title win (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010) World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 11:09 with the powerbomb after catching Mysterio attempting a springboard into the ring; early in the bout, the champion's nose was busted open Edge won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating John Cena at 49:11; stipulations stated the winner would earn a world title match at WrestleMania 26 Order of entry: Dolph Ziggler (0:00), Evan Bourne (0:00), CM Punk (w/ Sarina) (2:05), JTG (3:37), the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) (5:24), Beth Phoenix (6:29), Zack Ryder (8:10), WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H (10:20), WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre (11:46), Ted Dibiase Jr. (12:52), John Morrison (14:22), Kane (16:06), Cody Rhodes (17:31), MVP (na), MVP was immediately attacked from behind by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, hit with the title belt, and helped backstage, Carlito (20:39), WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (22:12), MVP (22:23), Matt Hardy (23:40), WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels (25:10), John Cena (27:11), Shelton Benjamin (28:27), Yoshi Tatsu (29:56), the Big Show (31:32), Mark Henry (33:11), Chris Masters (34:20), R-Truth (35:31), Jack Swagger (36:52), Kofi Kingston (38:28), Chris Jericho (39:56), Edge (42:02), and Batista (43:19) Order of eliminations: Bourne by Punk after ramming him into Ziggler (2:27); Ziggler by Punk via a clothesline (2:29); after the eliminations, Punk said he could save all the WWE superstars; JTG by Punk (4:02); moments later, Punk took back the mic and said he would become the first ever Straight Edge Royal Rumble winner; Khali by Phoenix by kissing him as she stood on the apron and Khali falling over the top to the floor (7:04); Phoenix by Punk following the Go To Sleep (8:06); Ryder by Punk (8:42); after the elimination, Punk again took the mic and said that he was better than whomever was next, with Triple H then appearing; Punk by Triple H after blocking the Go To Sleep (12:08); MVP and Miz were eliminated following a clothesline by MVP (22:29); Hardy by Kane via a shove as Hardy was on the second turnbuckle (24:01); Kane by Triple H (24:05); Carlito by Michaels (25:14); Dibiase by Michaels (25:26); Rhodes by Michaels (25:31); Morrison by Michaels after missing the Flying Chuck (25:57); McIntyre by Michaels & Triple H via a double clothesline (26:28); Triple H by Michaels via the superkick (28:12); Benjamin by Cena via a back suplex after avoiding the Paydirt (29:15); Tatsu by Cena (30:25); Masters by Show via a throw as Masters attempted the full nelson (34:50); Henry by Truth (35:35); Show by Truth (35:36); Swagger by Kingston by hooking his legs around Swagger as Swagger tried to eliminate him (38:58); Truth by Kofi by hooking his legs around him and dragging him over the top (39:41); Kingston by Cena via the FU after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face to Michaels (41:19); Jericho by Edge (42:19); Michaels by Batista by shoving him off the apron after Michaels superkicked Edge from the apron back into the ring (45:56); after the elimination, Michaels threw the ringside referee out of his way and slid back into the ring; referee Charles Robinson blocked his path and told him to leave the ring, with Michaels then dropping him with the superkick; moments later, Michaels slowly made his way backstage; Batista by Cena (48:33); Cena by Edge (Edge's surprise return after a 6-month absence)

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