WWE Royal Rumble 2007 Results
Posted by Craig Shaw on 01/29/07 at 2:27 PM
Event: WWE Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, January 28th, 2007
Location: The AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
The Royal Rumble opened with a video package putting over the history and importance of the Royal Rumble and how it leads to the main event at Wrestlemania. It then hyped this year's event, and the three title matches on the card, with emphasis on Umaga's attack on John Cena from Raw last week.
All three announce teams were positioned at ringside, and welcomed us to the show.
MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro, with Melina) vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy.
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler handled commentary for this match. They replayed the injury from Armageddon after MNM entered, and a month later, it is still nasty to watch. Mercury is still sporting his protective mask. As the Hardys entered, they showed MNM's attack on Matt Hardy from Smackdown two weeks ago. They said Hardy suffered a dislocated jaw from that attack.
Matt dared Mercury to start the match, but Nitro jumped him from behind. Nitro beat Matt down, then tagged in Mercury to continue the assault. Mercury hit a kneelift and went after his jaw with punches. Nitro tagged in and worked over Hardy in MNM's corner. Hardy fought back with forearms, but Nitro tagged Mercury, who rammed Matt into a turnbuckle. Matt fought back with bodyshots, as Mercury covered up his face. Jeff got the tag and hit a slingshot kick to Mercury. However, Mercury got Jeff into his corner and tagged out to Nitro. Jeff tripped Nitro and hit a legdrop to the groin for a two count.
The Hardys hit a double back elbow and elbow/backsplash combo on Nitro. Mercury ran in and Matt suplexed him. Matt gave Nitro a neckbreaker for a two count. Matt went for a slam, but Nitro floated over and decked Matt with a punch to the jaw. Mercury tagged in and punched Hardy in the jaw twice, hurting his hand on the second punch. Nitro tagged in, and worked over Matt with forearms, then choked him against the middle rope, where Mercury kicked him in the head. Nitro scored a two count, then applied a cravate. Matt tried to fight out, but Nitro hit him with a knee to the gut. MNM gave Hardy a double facebuster to their knees. Mercury mounted Matt and punched at his face, then gave him a short arm clothesline for a two count.
Mercury applied a rear chinlock, but Matt fought out of it, only to be yanked down by the hair. Mercury went for a second rope elbow, but Matt moved out of the way. Matt punched Mercury in the mask, hurting his hand, and tagged Jeff. Jeff ran in and cleaned house, giving Nitro a gourdbuster for a two count, then Whisper In The Wind, but Mercury broke up the cover. Matt ran in and gave Mercury a back suplex. The Hardys gave Nitro a double suplex. The Hardys went to the top rope for a splash/legdrop combo. Nitro got his knees up, so he blocked Jeff's splash, even though Matt's legdrop hit. Jeff and Nitro were the legal men, and Matt had to leave the ring. Nitro rolled to his corner and tagged Mercury.
Mercury worked over Jeff's now hurting midsection with knees, then dropped an elbow. Mercury worked over Jeff in his corner, then Nitro tagged in for a running knee to the gut for a two count. MNM hit a double legdrop on Jeff and Mercury got a two count. Mercury applied a waistlock, but Jeff elbowed out and grabbed a cradle for a two count. Mercury responded with forearms to Jeff's midsection and tagged in Nitro for a double gutbuster. Nitro covered, but Matt broke it up. Nitro kicked Hardy in the gut twice, then applied a bodyscissors. Jeff elbowed out of it, but Nitro used a front facelock to keep Jeff away from his corner. Jeff backdropped Nitro and tagged Matt, but Mercury distracted the ref, and the ref didn't see the tag. As Matt argued with the ref, MNM used this opportunity to drag Jeff back to their corner.
As MNM went to double team Jeff, he managed to throw Mercury into a charging Nitro, then gave Nitro a mule kick and made the hot tag to Matt. Matt cleaned house on both men, hitting a clothesline/bulldog combo on both men and getting a two count on Nitro. Matt hit an elbow to the back of Nitro's head from the second rope for a two count. Matt went for a backdrop, but Nitro kicked it away. Mercury lifted Mercury for a Snapshot, but Jeff broke it up. Air Hardy on Mercury, but as they went to do it on Nitro, he ducked, Jeff hit the corner, and Nitro grabbed Matt in a cradle for a two count.
Matt hit a Side Effect on Nitro, then a Twist of Fate. Mercury charged Hardy knocking them both from the ring. However, as they fell through the ropes, Jeff tagged himself in. Jeff hit the Swanton Bomb on Nitro for the three count at the sixteen minute mark.
Winners: The Hardys.
Backstage, Theodore R. Long was bragging to Jonathan Coachman about Smackdown's dominance in the Royal Rumble in recent years. Kelly Kelly was there as the "official tumbler". Edge entered and made fun of Kelly Kelly's name, saying her parents named her twice so she could remember it. Kelly responded "At least it is my real name". Randy Orton entered and he and Edge drew their numbers. Edge said to Orton "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours". King Booker entered and said "Tell me you didn't just say that".
The history leading to Bobby Lashley vs. Test was shown.
ECW Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Test.
They locked up at the bell, and jockeyed for position. Test broke on the ropes, then slapped Lashley in the head. Lashley tackled Test down and choked him, but Test grabbed the bottom rope and the referee forced a break. Test hit Lashley low and choked him against the middle rope. Test hit some elbows in the corner and choked him with his boot. Lashley reversed a whip, but ran into a Test back elbow. Test then ran into a Lashley T-Bone suplex.
Lashley hit a delayed vertical suplex, going one handed at one point. Test rolled to the floor, grabbing his back. Lashley went after him, rolling Test back in. As Lashley got on the apron, Test hit him with a shoulderblock between the ropes. Test then rammed Lashley into the ringpost, and Lashley fell to the floor. Test rolled Lashley back into the ring and covered him for a two count. Test applied an armbar with a chinlock. Lashley got to his feet and broke out of it, but ran into a Test boot. Test hit an over-the-shoulder armbreaker for a two count, then went back to the armbar.
Test hit some knees to the arm, and continued to work him over with the armbar. Lashley punched and shoved out of it, then ran into a Test back elbow. Test charged Lashley, and Lashley backdropped him. Lashley hit a clothesline and a pair of shoulderblocks with his good arm. Lashley went for a press slam, but his bad arm gave out on him. Lashley was doubled over in pain, and Test charged him with a big boot for a two count. Test complained to the referee that it should have been a three count. Test went for a TKO, but Lashley floated over it, hit a belly to belly suplex, then hit a clothesline and Test rolled to the floor. Test got to his feet, started to get into the ring, then changed his mind and walked away, getting counted out at the seven minute mark. Seriously, he just walked away.
Winner: Bobby Lashley.
Lashley chased Test down the aisle, dragged him back to the ring, and gave him a running powerslam.
Backstage, John Cena was being checked by the doctor, and was in pain when the doctor touched his ribs. Vince McMahon entered, noting he was interrupting John Cena the way Cena interrupted him at Raw. McMahon questioned if Cena could wrestle, then mocked Cena's "You can't see me" gesture, saying he "didn't see" Cena being the last man standing tonight. McMahon then left the room as Cena looked annoyed.
The events leading to Batista vs. Kennedy were shown.
World Champion Batista vs. Ken Kennedy.
They locked up and Batista threw Kennedy to the mat. They locked up again, and Batista tossed him down again. A third lockup saw them go to the corner, and Batista broke clean, but Kennedy kicked Batista's knee, hit a right hand and rolled him up for a one count. Batista backed Kennedy into a corner and Kennedy poked him in the eye. Kennedy hit some shots, but ran into a boot by Batista (sort of). Batista delivered a vertical suplex for a two count. Kennedy rolled to the floor and Batista rammed him into the security wall. Kennedy grabbed Batista low and rammed him knee first into the ringsteps. A limping Batista threw Kennedy back into the ring.
Batista hit some forearms and elbows, then worked over Kennedy with shoulderblocks in the corner. Batista was heavily favoring the leg, and Kennedy dropkicked it out from under Batista. Kennedy stomped Batista down and dropped an elbow and a knee on Batista's leg. Kennedy dropped his weight on Batista's leg, then got a one count. Kennedy applied a standing figure four, which he then turned into a reverse figure four. I haven't seen one of those in a long time. Kennedy used the middle rope for leverage, and the referee caught him, so Kennedy released it. Kennedy kicked Batista down in a corner and continued to target the leg. Kennedy was bleeding from the nose.
Kennedy hit a running facewash kick to Batista as he was slumped in the corner. Kennedy then hit a running knee to the head for a two count. Kennedy applied a single leg Boston Crab, and Batista went for the ropes, but Kennedy dragged him back into the center of the ring. Batista managed to roll through the move, then grabbed a small package for a two count. Batista went for a slam, but Kennedy floated over it and chopblocked his leg. Kennedy charged Batista, and Batista grabbed a spinebuster, but hurt his knee in doing so.
Both men were slow to get up. Batista hit some punches, but Kennedy kicked out his knee. Kennedy kicked Batista in the face, and Batista hulked up. Batista hit two short clothesline and a backdrop, then hit a clothesline in the corner. Batista slammed Kennedy. Batista lifted Kennedy into a fireman's carry and hit a rolling Samoan Drop. Batista called for the Batista Bomb, but Kennedy hit his knee to block the move. The referee caught an errant elbow from Batista and fell to the mat as Kennedy kicked Batista low. Kennedy gave Batista a neckbreaker, but there was no referee. There actually seems to be fan support for Kennedy, despite Batista getting a huge pop for his entrance.
Kennedy revived the referee and hit a DDT, but Batista kicked out at two. There was actually a "Kennedy" chant from a large group of ringside fans. Batista reversed a whip, but ran into a Kennedy boot in the corner. Kennedy got on the second rope, and jumped right into a Batista clothesline. Batista hit a Batista Bomb for the three count at the ten minute mark.
Backstage, Ariel picked out the number from Kevin Thorn. As Coachman was commenting about the "freaks" in ECW, The Little Bastard came in. Using a chair to reach the tumbler, he picked Finlay's number, then jumped on Coach and bit his ear. He kicked Coach's leg and started to leave ... bumping into the shin of the Great Khali. Khali drew three number balls. Coach said he could only take one, so he dropped the other two and left. Kelly bent over and picked up the balls. She said "Theses are the biggest balls I've ever held". Ron Simmons entered and said "Damn!"
The band Saliva were at ringside, drinking beer.
The events leading to Cena vs. Umaga were shown.
Last Man Standing: WWE Champion John Cena vs. Umaga, with Armando.
Cena had his ribs taped up. They went nose to nose at the bell. Umaga shoved Cena, and Cena hit some punches. Cena floated over an attempted slam by Umaga and hit a jawbreaker, but Umaga hit one shot to the body and Cena fell to the floor, clutching his ribs. Umaga punched Cena as he got on the apron, and Cena fell back to the floor. Umaga threw Cena into the ringside steps, then hit some punches as the two men worked their way up the aisle. Cena returned fire with punches, and they went back towards the ring. Cena rammed Umaga headfirst into the ring apron, but Umaga hit him in the gut and Cena doubled over in pain.
Back in the ring, Umaga hit a headbutt and kicked Cena in the ribs. Umaga hit a punch to the gut, then a forearm to the back. Umaga hit some headbutts to the midsection in a corner. Umaga went for a charge, but Cena got his feet up. Cena then ran into a clothesline by Umaga. Cena was down, and the referee began to count, but Cena was up at seven. Umaga slammed Cena, then grabbed a section of ringsteps and prepared to toss them into the ring, but Armando had him wait to see if Cena was going to get up. Cena was getting up at six, so Armando told Umaga to throw the steps in. As Umaga got on the apron, Cena grabbed him and yanked him throat first across the top rope. Umaga fell to the floor. In the ring, Cena lifted the steps overhead and threw them to ringside, hitting Umaga in the head. The referee began to count, but Umaga was up at eight.
Cena went outside to toss Umaga back into the ring. Cena went to rebound off the ropes, but Umaga hit him with a spinkick. Cena was up at six, and Umaga hit a shot to the ribs and applied a bearhug. Umaga planted Cena with a belly to belly suplex, and the ref started counting. Umaga got the other half of the steps and placed them in the ring. Cena got up at eight. There was a "We want tables" chant. Umaga propped the steps in a corner, then placed Cena in front of them with some punches. Umaga went for his running butt blast, but Cena moved out of the way and Umaga ran into the steps. Cena lifted the steps and ran into Umaga with them. Umaga got up at seven. Cena went to the top rope and went for a bodypress, but Umaga caught him and delivered a spinning sidewalk slam.
Umaga placed the steps in the middle of the ring. Umaga kicked Cena in the ribs, then used the second rope to hit a modified Banzai Drop. Umaga hit a second, but on the third Cena got his knees up in Umaga's groin. Cena gave Umaga a Throwback, sending Umaga face first into the steps. Cena slammed Umaga back first on the steps, then collapsed to the mat. Cena was up at five, then did the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop to Umaga. Cena lifted Umaga for the FU, but Umaga's weight caused Cena to fall face first into the steps.
Cena was busted open, but got up by nine. Umaga hit a series of right hands to the bloody Cena. Cena got up at eight, and Umaga delivered more punches. Cena hulked up, daring Umaga to hit him more. Cena hit some punches, but Umaga grabbed Cena and planted him with a Samoan Drop. Umaga called for the Spike. Cena got to his feet, and Umaga went for the Spike, but Cena blocked it, so Umaga headbutted him down instead. Umaga tied Cena to the Tree Of Woe, then went for a diving headbutt, but Cena sat up in the ropes and Umaga crashed to the mat. Cena delivered a top rope legdrop, Rocker Dropper-style, sending Umaga headfirst to the mat. Cena threw Umaga shoulder first into ringpost. Cena rolled to ringside, knocking out Armando. Cena grabbed a TV monitor and blasted Umaga in the head with it.
Umaga got up at eight, so Cena hit a shoulderblock, sending Umaga to the floor. Cena got on the apron and jumped at Umaga, but Umaga caught him and rammed him back first into the ringpost. Umaga rammed the bloody Cena head first into the ringsteps, then headfirst into the ECW announce table. Umaga then ran across the Raw and Smackdown announce tables, looking to splash Cena through the ECW table, but Cena moved and Umaga crashed through the ECW table alone. Cena rolled into the ring, and Umaga, amazingly, stood up on the floor at nine.
Armando was unhooking the top rope in one corner, as Umaga approached the ring and hit Cena in the gut. Armando got the one turnbuckle unhooked and barked orders at Umaga, telling him to hit Cena with the steel connector. Umaga charged, but Cena ducked it and hit Umaga with an FU. Cena knocked Armando off the apron, then hit Umaga with the steel connector. Cena then applied at STFU, wrapping the broken top rope around Umaga's throat and choking him with it. Cena screamed as he choked him. Cena rolled off, and the referee started to count. Umaga started to rise, so Cena jumped on Umaga and choked him with the rope again. Cena rolled off, and got to his feet. This time, Umaga stayed down for ten, ending the match at the 23-minute mark.
Winner: John Cena.
There were two balls left in the tumbler. Sandman entered, took one of them and got beer all over the Coach. Ric Flair entered and took the last ball. Kelly said "You're last, but not least". Kelly, Layla and Brooke then gave Flair a quick standing lap dance.
Our announcers for the Royal Rumble will be Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler.
A history package on the Royal Rumble was shown. 90 second intervals this year.
Number one is Ric Flair.
Number two is Finlay.
They locked up, and Finlay hit a shoulderblock. Finlay pounded Flair in a corner, and Flair responded with chops. Finlay backdropped Flair, then lifted him in a fireman's carry and tried to toss him out. Flair held onto the ropes and raked Finlay's eyes. Flair punched Finlay down in a corner, then chopped him.
Number three is Kenny Dykstra.
Flair chopped Kenny as he got in the ring. Finlay hit Flair with a running forearm, then stomped him down. Kenny shoved Finlay to get at Flair, and Finlay grabbed Kenny and tried to toss him over. Flair tried to get behind them and throw both men out. Kenny and Finlay started double teaming Flair.
Number four is Matt Hardy.
Matt hit a Side Effect on Kenny. Flair tried to sent Finlay over the top rope. Matt tossed Kenny over the top, but he held onto the ropes and landed on the apron. Finlay raked Flair's eyes. Kenny hit Matt with some shoulderblocks. Kenny went after Flair, Matt tried to toss Finlay. Flair hit Kenny with some chops.
Number five is Edge.
Edge hit Flair and then Finlay with spears. Matt dodged an Edge spear, and gave Edge the Twist Of Fate. Kenny and Matt clotheslined each other. Everyone was down. Flair went under the ring and pulled out two chairs to give Edge a Conchairto. Kenny kicked one of them out of the ring. Edge and Kenny worked over Flair, and Edge tossed Flair over the top rope. Edge and Kenny high-fived, then Edge tossed Kenny out.
Ric Flair and Kenny Dykstra are eliminated.
Number six is Tommy Dreamer.
Dreamer started pounding Edge, and there was an "ECW" chant. Dreamer put Edge in the Tree Of Woe and hit a dropkick. Finlay then blindsided Dreamer and worked him over while Matt and Edge went at it.
Number seven is Sabu.
Sabu came out and pulled out a table, then set it up at ringside. Sabu and Dreamer started slugging it out. Finlay tried to eliminate Edge. Sabu hit a springboard leg lariat on Dreamer, then slugged Hardy. "Sabu" chant. Sabu springboarded into a Dreamer clothesline. Dreamer and Edge tried to eliminate Finlay, while Matt and Sabu went at it.
Number eight is Gregory Helms.
Helms and Hardy immediately went at it. Sabu tossed out Finlay, who landed on the apron. Helms gave Matt a neckbreaker. Dreamer tried to eliminate Edge. Finlay lifted Sabu in a fireman's carry, but Sabu fought it off. Still a "Sabu" chant going. Sabu grabbed Helms and tried to toss him over the top.
Number nine is Shelton Benjamin.
Benjamin went after Matt, then Dreamer. Matt went over the top rope, but held on. Helms tried to eliminate Edge. Sabu and Dreamer went at it. Finlay tried to toss Benjamin, but he held on. Hardy got behind Finlay and tried to sent him over. Finlay entwined himself in the ropes to save himself. Dreamer sat Sabu on the top rope and tried to send him over. Hardy and Benjamin teased suplexing each other over the top.
Number ten is Kane.
Kane started cleaning house, hitting everyone. Kane gave Helms a powerslam, then chokeslammed Edge. Kane threw Dreamer over the top rope and to the floor.
Tommy Dreamer is eliminated.
Kane lifted Sabu, but Sabu floated over him. Sabu hit Kane with a clothesline, then tried for another. Kane backdropped Sabu to the apron, then chokeslammed him off the apron through the table Sabu had set up.
Sabu is eliminated.
Number eleven is CM Punk.
CM Punk went right after Edge, but was cut off by Finlay. Benjamin choked Kane from behind. Helms and Hardy went at it. Finlay tried to toss Punk out, then Edge tried to do the same. Punk gave Edge a jumping knee, then tried to toss him. Hardy stomped Helms in a corner.
Number twelve is King Booker.
Helms and Punk went at it, and Booker inserted himself in that fight, grabbing Helms and tossing him over the top rope.
Gregory Helms is eliminated.
Kane tried to eliminate Matt, and Finlay got behind Kane and tried to force him out. Benjamin went at it with Edge. Booker stomped Punk down, and he and Benjamin tried to toss him over. Matt went after Edge.
Number thirteen is Super Crazy.
Crazy went after Booker, but was hit by Kane. Kane gave Super Crazy a back elbow, then decked Edge, Punk and Benjamin. Booker and Finlay went at it in a corner. Matt tried to toss out Crazy, with Shelton helping. Booker almost eliminated Finlay.
Number fourteen is Jeff Hardy.
The Hardys went to work on Finlay, suplexing him. The Hardys then gave Edge a double elbow and elbow/backsplash como. The Hardys gave Crazy a double back suplex. The Hardys went after Kane, but Kane. Air Hardy on Kane. Finlay and Punk went at it. Edge and Benjamin went at it.
Number fifteen is The Sandman, who entered through the crowd.
Sandman hit Jeff, Crazy and Matt with the cane, but Booker grabbed him from behind and tossed him out.
Sandman is eliminated. The fans were not happy.
Finlay tossed out Jeff, but Jeff skinned the cat. Kane tossed Punk out, but he held on.
Number sixteen in Randy Orton.
Orton and Edge tossed out Super Crazy.
Super Crazy is eliminated.
Orton gave Matt a side neckbreaker and started to toss him out as Jeff went to help Matt, and Edge got behind Jeff. Orton and Edge eliminated the Hardys at the same time.
Matt and Jeff Hardy are eliminated.
Orton went at Benjamin. Edge fought Punk. Finlay and Booker worked on Kane.
Number seventeen in Chris Benoit.
Benoit went after everyone, throwing people around with suplexes. Edge went after Booker. Punk tossed Benjamin out, but he held on. Benoit and Finlay went at it.
Number eighteen is Rob Van Dam.
Van Dam hit Edge and Benjamin with kicks, then punched Kane. RVD kicked Booker in the head, and Kane grabbed Booker and sent him over the top rope.
King Booker is eliminated.
Booker ran back in and gave Kane a sidekick, then an ax kick. Booker then clotheslined Kane over the top rope. They are counting the elimination.
Kane is eliminated.
Booker rammed Kane into the steps on the floor and beat him up.
Number nineteen is Viscera.
Booker had to be pulled off of Kane by officials on the floor. In the ring, Finlay and Benoit went at it. Viscera, RVD and Benjamin tried to eliminate Edge. Orton kicked Punk in a corner. RVD went after Finlay. Viscera stepped on Orton in a corner. Benjamin went after Benoit.
Number twenty is Johnny Nitro.
Nitro tried to toss out RVD, then he got decked by Viscera. Viscera crushed Punk in a corner. Benoit tried to toss Benjamin out. Finlay tossed out RVD, but he landed on the apron. Edge and Orton worked over Nitro. Benjamin was tossed out by Benoit, but he held onto the bottom rope and kept his feet off the floor.
Number twenty-one is Kevin Thorn.
Viscera and Nitro tried to toss RVD out. Benoit went at it with Thron. RVD hit Viscera with a series of shots, then Viscera decked him with a clothesline. Benjamin tried to powerbomb Nitro, but he punched out of it and dropkicked Benjamin.
Number twenty-two is Hardcore Holly.
Holly tossed Nitro out, but he landed on the apron. Orton went at it with Punk. Edge went at it with Finlay. Viscera grabbed Holly so Nitro could hit him. Benjamin catapulted RVD over the top, but he landed on the apron. A group of men tried to push Viscera out.
Number twenty-three is Shawn Michaels.
Everyone was tried to eliminate Viscera. Michaels grabbed Finlay and went nuts on him, clotheslining him over the top rope and to the floor.
Finlay is eliminated.
Michaels superkicked Viscera, and a group of people pushed him over the top rope.
Viscera is eliminated.
Michaels backdropped Benjamin out of the ring.
Shelton Benjamin is eliminated.
There was an "HBK" chant.
Number twenty-four is Chris Masters.
Nitro gave Benoit a neckbreaker. Edge and Orton went after Michaels. Benoit knocked Nitro over the top rope as Nitro got on the second rope.
Johnny Nitro is eliminated.
RVD and Holly went at it. Masters and Punk went at it. Edge and Orton tried to get Michaels out.
Number twenty-five is Chavo Guerrero.
Guerrero went after Chris Masters. Benoit, from the apron, pulled Thorn over the top rope and to the floor.
Kevin Thorn is eliminated.
Punk and RVD went at it. Chavo and Masters went at it. Holly and Benoit went at it. Michaels was starting to get the better of Edge and Orton.
Number twenty-six is MVP.
MVP went after Benoit, but Michaels grabbed him so Benoit could chop him. RVD dropkicked Masters over the top rope and to the floor after floating over a suplex attempt.
Chris Masters is eliminated.
Orton tried to eliminate Punk. Chavo and RVD tried to get Holly out. MVP went at it with Benoit. Edge and Michaels went at it.
Number twenty-seven is Carlito.
Carlito went after everyone, then started stomping Orton. Carlito then went after Michaels, then Edge. RVD tossed Michaels over the top rope, but Michaels landed on the apron. RVD and Chavo tried to kick him off the apron. Holly and MVP worked over Benoit.
Number twenty-eight is Great Khali.
Many wrestlers stopped fighting when they saw Khali. Khali got in and headbutted and swatted everyone away. No one was effective against him. At one point, everyone was knocked down except Khali. Khali grabbed Hardcore Holly and tossed him over the top rope.
Hardcore Holly is eliminated.
Number twenty-nine is The Miz.
Khali tossed out the Miz, then RVD, then CM Punk.
Miz, RVD and CM Punk are eliminated.
Khali tossed Carlito, who landed on the apron, then chopped him off the apron.
Carlito is eliminated.
Khali tossed out Chavo.
Chavo Guerrero is eliminated.
Michaels tried to chop Khali, and Khali chokeslammed Michaels. They asked "Who can stop Khali?"
Number thirty is the Undertaker.
We have Undertaker, Khali, Michaels, Edge, Orton and MVP left in the ring.
Undertaker and Khali exchanged shots. Khali grabbed Taker by the throat, but Taker broke free and pounded Khali with punches. Undertaker clotheslined and shoved Khali over the top rope.
The Great Khali is eliminated.
Michaels was down. Taker decked Edge, Orton and MVP, then hit the Old School ropewalk forearm on MVP. Undertaker tossed out MVP.
MVP is eliminated.
Taker gave Edge a flying clothesline, then tossed him out, but Edge held on. MVP tossed a chair in, and Randy Orton hit Undertaker with it. Edge went to spear Orton, and Orton turned around and Edge put on the breaks. Orton and Edge argued, then Orton saw Michaels getting up, so Orton gave Michaels an RKO. Michaels rolled to the floor, under the bottom rope.
Edge convinced Orton to team up and work on Undertaker. Undertaker was bleeding from the chairshot. They double teamed him, but Taker battled back with punches. Undertaker clotheslined both men, then gave Edge Snake-Eyes and a running boot to the face. Undertaker measured Orton for a chokeslam, but Edge speared Taker before he could complete the move. Edge hit Undertaker with a chairshot. Edge rolled to the floor and got a second chair. Orton put one chair under Taker's head, so Edge could hit the Conchairto. Michaels rolled back into the ring. Orton charged him, and Michaels backdropped him out of the ring.
Randy Orton is eliminated.
Edge swung the chair at Michaels and missed, and Michaels superkicked Edge over the top rope.
Edge is eliminated.
Undertaker sat up in the ring. Michaels kipped up in the ring.
They had a staredown, then Undertaker went for a punch, but Michaels ducked and hit some right hands. Taker shoved Michaels away, and Michaels charged back with more punches. Taker tossed Michaels in a corner, and punched him with an uppercut that sent Michaels onto the ropes, but not over them. Taker missed a punch in the corner and Michaels hit some chops. Undertaker whipped Michaels across the ring, and Michaels flipped to the apron. Undertaker went for a big boot, Michaels ducked and Taker went over the top rope and to the apron. Michaels went to hit Taker, Taker ducked and knocked Michaels to the mat. Undertaker got back into the ring.
Michaels and Undertaker exchanged punches. Michaels ducked a punch and went off the ropes, but Taker hit him with a big boot. Undertaker lifted Michaels for a vertical suplex and put him in the apron. From the apron, Michaels rammed Taker into the top turnbuckle. Michaels went to the top rope, but Taker crotched him. Undertaker went for a superplex. They battle for position, and Taker headbutted Shawn. They were teetering on the top and middle ropes, and Michaels punched Taker, knocking him into the ring.
Michaels hit a top rope elbowdrop on the Undertaker. Undertaker slowly got up, and Michaels prepared for the superkick. Undertaker caught the superkick and chokeslammed Michaels. Undertaker called for the tombstone. Undertaker lifted him, but Michaels floated over it and superkicked Undertaker, then collapsed on the mat.
They both slowly got up, and Michaels measured Undertaker for another superkick. Michaels went for the superkick, Undertaker ducked it, lifted Michaels and sent him over the top rope and to the floor.
Shawn Michaels is eliminated.
The Undertaker wins the Royal Rumble.
Michaels sat on the floor, looking disappointed. Undertaker stood up in the ring, and looked down at Michaels. Undertaker turned and looked at the Wrestlemania 23 sign, then looked at Michaels and pointed at him, as Michaels was leaving. Undertaker looked at the Wrestlemania sign again, then posed in the ring to end the PPV as fireworks went off.
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