January 30, 2011
Theme song: "Living In a Dream" by Finger Eleven
results thanks to wrestleview.com
for partial results
A video package runs focusing on how
tonight kicks off the road to Wrestlemania where one man will make history. The
video continues focusing on 40 stars competing in the Rumble this year adding,
"For over two decades, the Royal Rumble match has featured 30 superstars
battling to headline Wrestlemania. Tonight, the tradition is taken to a whole
new level. 40 will enter. 1 will be left standing. 1 will earn the opportunity.
Who will headline Wrestlemania? Who will be the 1?"
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to the 24th annual Royal Rumble. We go live to the sold out TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts as a huge pyro display goes off.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge is out first to kick off the show. Video is played from Smackdown on Friday where Vickie Guerrero announced that if Edge uses the Spear tonight, he is disqualified and Dolph Ziggler will be awarded the title.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Edge is banned from using the Spear
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero
Before the match, Vickie Guerrero reiterated the stipulation and introduced Dolph Ziggler. Tony Chimel did the official ring introductions for the challenger Dolph Ziggler and champion Edge.
Lock up and Edge hits a quick knee. Edge with a few more elbows and Ziggler fires back with a few right hands. Edge launches Ziggler into the corner and drops a quick knee. Ziggler with more offense on Edge including some big stomps. Ziggler drops a big elbow across the chest of Edge over the ring apron. Ziggler turns the same to the back of Edge's neck after turning him over. Edge with a catapult into a pinfall for a two count. Ziggler responds with a quick reverse neckbreaker for a two count as well. Ziggler with a jumping elbow drop over Edge's chest. Ziggler launches Edge off the ring apron into the ring barricade on the outside. Ziggler tosses Edge back in, goes for a pinfall and Edge kicks out after two. Ziggler applies a headlock on Edge. Edge fights out to his feet and the two meet in the middle of the ring hitting a double crossbody. Edge fires back with a big jumping clothesline. Ziggler goes for the fameasser, but Edge reverses in mid air into a sitdown powerbomb. Edge goes up top and Ziggler cuts him off jumping up with him. Edge knocks Ziggler off, connects with a crossbody, but Ziggler reverses into a pinfall for a close two count. Ziggler with a standing dropkick and another two count. Edge counters a Zig Zag attempt and locks on a modified Sharpshooter. Ziggler is able to get to the bottom rope. Edge misses a body splash on Ziggler against the ropes and Ziggler hits the fameasser. Ziggler in for the cover and Edge gets a shoulder up after a close two count. Ziggler can't believe it. Edge catches Ziggler with a big boot. Edge starts to lean down for a Spear, but realizes he can't do it. Ziggler attempts a sleeper, but Edge counters into a DDT. Edge hooks the leg and Vickie Guerrero pulls the referee out. Vickie starts yelling at Edge and slaps him on the ring apron. Edge with a rollup on Ziggler when he almost runs into Vickie. Ziggler kicks out after two. Vickie slaps Edge. Kelly Kelly walks out and slaps Vickie. Kelly Kelly then takes out Vickie. In the ring, Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Edge. Ziggler goes for the cover and Edge barely kicks out after two. Ziggler with a sleeper on Edge. Referee bump when Edge tries to break free. Edge drops Ziggler in a stunner to break free. Vickie is still down. Edge backs up in the corner and hits the Spear on Ziggler. Edge stays down when Ziggler goes down. The referee recovers. Edge sits up smiling. Edge hits the Killswitch (Christian's finisher) on Ziggler and gets the pinfall.
Winner & still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Edge
After the match, Vickie Guerrero recovers and screams, "Noooooooooo!" Edge is handed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and holds it up high in the corner as he takes a look at the Wrestlemania 27 logo hanging in the arena.
A video package runs highlighting events between The Miz and Randy Orton.
Backstage, WWE Champion The Miz talks about how his title reign has been full of lies. He said there is a reason he is a champion and why people like Randy Orton or even Tom Brady are not.
The Miz (c) w/ Alex Riley vs. Randy Orton
Justin Roberts did ring introductions for the challenger Randy Orton and champion The Miz.
Randy Orton tosses The Miz out early and throws him into the padded ring barricades. Orton levels Miz on the outside with a quick clothesline. Back in the ring, Orton stomps over Miz. Orton catapults Miz into the bottom rope. Orton with some big right hands dropping Miz in the corner. Riley interfered dropping Orton against the ropes without the referee seeing. Orton recovers with a big clothesline on Miz after bouncing off the corner. Miz fights back with big left hands and knees to Orton in the corner. Miz with his corner clothesline, quick cover and Orton powers out after two. Riley with another cheap shot. Riley high fives Michael Cole at ringside. Miz with a big knee to the gut as Orton came off the ropes. Miz follows that up with a big boot to the jaw, another cover and Orton gets a shoulder up after two. Miz with a knee to the face on Orton and goes into headlock right away. Orton breaks free, but then takes a big boot from Miz. Miz goes up top and Orton crotches him. Orton with a big superplex on Miz. Miz with left hands, Orton with right hands, Orton with clotheslines and Orton drops Miz over his back. Miz counters Orton's DDT attempt through the ropes and tosses him over the top rope to the outside. Miz drives Orton back first into the ring barricade. Miz does the same to Orton against the ring. Miz is back up top and connects with a sledgehammer, cover and Orton kicks out after two. Miz mounts Orton, hits some big lefts, another cover, Orton kicks out, more left hands from Miz and the referee pulls him off. Miz applies a modified Crossface. Orton breaks free and rolls to the outside. Orton kicks Miz and looks to hit a powerbomb on the floor when Miz counters and catapults Orton into the steel ring post. Miz rolls back in and the referee starts the count. The referee gets to 8 when Orton rolls back in and jumps on Miz hitting a big Lou Thesz Press with big right hands. Orton with a series of clotheslines and a big snap powerslam. Orton stomps over The Miz, drops a knee, goes for a cover and Miz kicks out. Orton with a kick to the gut. Riley jumps up and Orton chases him away. Miz drops Orton over his knee and hits a reverse neckbreaker for a close two count. Orton with a turning slam on Miz. Miz rolls out, grabs the WWE Championship, Orton rolls out and drops Miz with a huge clothesline. Orton tosses Miz back in the ring and chases off Riley. In the ring, we miss Miz dropping Orton with something that resulted in a two count. Orton with a close rollup for a two count. Orton with his DDT using the ropes on Miz. Orton is ready to hit the RKO waiting for Miz to get up when members of the new Nexus walk down minus CM Punk. The referee gets out to make them leave. Riley is in the ring. Orton grabs him and tosses Riley over the top rope into Nexus. Orton with an RKO on Miz. CM Punk is in the ring and hits Orton with the GTS. Punk puts Miz over Orton and leaves the ring. The referee counts the pinfall.
Winner & still WWE Champion: The Miz
After the match, Michael Cole is jumping up and down at ringside clapping for The Miz. We see a replay of all the events leading to the finish. Back live, Orton is recovering as The Miz and Alex Riley head up the ramp as the new Nexus looks on.
A promo for WWE Elimination Chamber on Sunday, February 20 airs.
Backstage, Todd Grisham has a public statement from Cody Rhodes. Rhodes said tonight was supposed to be his night, but because of Rey Mysterio, he now has a shattered face and Mysterio has yet to apologize or reach out to him.
Video airs of WWE asking fans in Boston who they think will win the Royal Rumble.
Laycool and Natalya are now in the arena. Before the match starts, the Raw GM has something to say. Michael Cole asks the Boston crowd to excuse him. The GM is changing the originally scheduled handicap match to a fatal four way: Natalya vs. Layla vs. Michelle McCool vs. Eve Torres.
WWE Divas Championship - Fatal Four Way
Natalya (c) vs. Layla vs. Michelle McCool vs. Eve Torres
Lots of double teaming by Laycool early on against Natalya. Natalya catapults Layla into McCool. McCool pulls Layla out of the ring. Layla clotheslines Natalya on the outside. McCool kicks Eve off the ring apron. Layla and McCool then have a stare down. Natalya trips up Layla. Eve is back in and goes for a rollup, but it gets broken up. Natalya dumps McCool to the outside. Layla and Eve are knocked down on top of each other by Natalya. Natalya locks on a double Sharpshooter. McCool breaks it up with a kick to Natalya's head. McCool covers Eve for a two count. Layla with a reverse neckbreaker on Eve. Natalya with a double clothesline on Laycool. Natalya with a suplex on McCool and hits Layla with right hands. McCool takes out Layla with a bit boot by accident. Natalya with a rollup for a two count. Natalya throws McCool out. Eve tosses Natalya out. Eve goes up top and hits a moonsault. Eve covers Layla, while McCool rolls up Natalya. Both get a three count. The referee awards the match to Eve.
Winner & NEW WWE Divas Champion: Eve Torres
After the match, they show the replay of the finish.
Backstage, Josh Mathews is with Daniel Bryan talking about the Royal Rumble match. Bryan said anything is possible in the Rumble. The Bella's walk up and say they were caught by surprise last week. They give Bryan and Gail Kim flowers. The Bella's then insult Kim saying Bryan must be into certain kinds of girls since they are way better looking. The Bella's and Kim have a cat fight.
Wrestlemania 27 is 63 days away.
A video package runs highlighting the history of the Royal Rumble.
The Royal Rumble Match
|1||CM Punk||1||Gabriel (Bryan)|
|2||Daniel Bryan||2||Ryder (Bryan)|
|3||Justin Gabriel||3||Regal (DiBiase)|
|4||Zach Ryder||4||Guerrero (Henry)|
|5||William Regal||5||Tatsu (Henry)|
|6||Ted DiBiase||6||JTG (McGillicutty)|
|7||John Morrison||7||DiBiase (McGuillicutty / Harris)|
|8||Yoshi Tatsu||8||Bryan (Punk)|
|9||Husky Harris||9||Masters (Punk)|
|10||Chavo Guerrero||10||Morrison (Nexus)|
|11||Mark Henry||11||Henry (Nexus)|
|13||Michael McGillicutty||13||Kozlov (Punk)|
|14||Chris Masters||14||R-Truth (Punk)|
|15||David Otunga||15||Harris (Khali)|
|16||Tyler Reks||16||Khali (Ryan)|
|17||Vladimir Kozlov||17||Booker T (Ryan)|
|19||The Great Khali||19||Otunga (Cena)|
|20||Mason Ryan||20||McGillicutty (Cena)|
|21||Booker T||21||Punk (Cena)|
|22||John Cena||22||Kidd (Cena)|
|24||Tyson Kidd||24||Hornswoggle (Sheamus)|
|25||Heath Slater||25||Swagger (Mysterio)|
|26||Kofi Kingston||26||Diesel (Barrett)|
|27||Jack Swagger||27||Ziggler (Show)|
|28||Sheamus||28||Alex Riley (Kingston / Cena)|
|29||Rey Mysterio||29||McIntyre (Show)|
|30||Wade Barrett||30||Show (Jackson)|
|31||Dolph Ziggler||31||Kingston (Orton)|
|33||Drew McIntyre||33||Jackson (Kane)|
|34||Alex Riley||34||Kane (Mysterio)|
|35||The Big Show||35||Mysterio (Barrett)|
|36||Ezekiel Jackson||36||Cena (The Miz)|
|37||Santino Marella||37||Wade Barrett (Orton)|
|38||Alberto Del Rio||38||Orton (Del Rio)|
|39||Randy Orton||39||Santino (Del Rio)|
Alberto Del Rio wins the Royal Rumble and title shot at WrestleMania XXVII.