January 28, 2007 – San Antonio, Texas (SBC Center)
ROYAL RUMBLE QUICK & DIRTY RESULTS
The Hardy Boyz defeated MNM (Mercury & Nitro w/Melina);
Bobby Lashley beat Test by Count Out (ECW World Title);
Batista defeated Mr. Kennedy (World Heavyweight Title);
John Cena beat Umaga -Last Man Standing Match- (WWE Title);
The Royal Rumble Match was won by The Undertaker!
DARK MATCH JTG w/Shad Gaspard defeated Lance Cade w/Trevor Murdoch
TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeated MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro w/Melina Perez):
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: RAW General Manager Jonathan Coachman and SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long argued over which brand was going to dominate the Royal Rumble. Kelly Kelly was there too. Edge showed up and made fun of Kelly Kelly’s name. Both he and Randy Orton picked their numbers. Edge wanted to see Randy Orton’s number so he said “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours”.. King Booker w/Queen Sharmell then showed up and said “Tell me, you didn’t just say that”..
ECW WORLD TITLE MATCH Bobby Lashley defeated Test by Countout to retain the ECW World title: Bobby Lashley was selling a shoulder injury as Test grew more frustrated that he couldn’t finish Lashley off. Test got himself intentionally counted out, but Lashley ran after him and threw him back into the ring! Lashley beat up on Test and gave him a running power-slam to “send a message” to the challenger.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: John Cena was getting checked out by a doctor when Vince McMahon barged in and interrupted the check-up. Mr. McMahon said after tonight he can no longer see John Cena as WWE Champion or as the Last Man Standing..
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH Batista defeated Mr. Ken Kennedy to retain the World Heavyweight title: Batista bumped his knee on the ring steps and was selling the entire match and was noticably struggling. Late in the match, the referee was knocked down and Mr. Kennedy covered Batista for about eight seconds.. Mr. Kennedy woke up the referee and covered Batista again but Batista kicked out after a two-count! Batista immediately recovered and gave Mr. Kennedy a Batista-bomb and scored the 1-2-3 to retain the World Heavyweight title…
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Jonathan Coachman and Theodore Long, with Kelly Kelly standing around, were enjoying the show when the Little Bastard came in acting crazy. The Coach made a short joke so the Bastard attacked and bit Coach! The Great Khali came in and scarred the Little Bastard away and he picked three balls and dropped two on the floor.. Kelly Kelly picked them up and said “Wow these are the biggest balls I’ve ever held” — Ron Simmons yells, “DAMN!”
WWE TITLE LAST MAN STANDING MATCH John Cena defeated Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada to retain the WWE Championship!: Jim Ross mentioned that it was 36 years to the day that Bruno Sammartino lost the WWE title to Ivan Koloff. John Cena had his abdomins wrapped with tape and I was having flashbacks of Hogan vs. Bundy at WrestleMania II. Cena launched the ring steps over the top rope and smashed Umaga, who answered the referees ten-count. Umaga propped the ring steps in the corner and tried to do the running butt smash but Cena avoided contact! Cena slammed Umaga onto the ring steps and then followed up by giving Umaga the five-knuckle shuffle! Cena went for an F-U but collapsed and banged his head on the ring steps, busting his forehead open… Umaga punched Cena’s bloody forehead as the crowd chanted “Cena Sucks!” and Umaga kept up the punishment. Cena answered the count by getting to his feet and then “hulked up” but Umaga nailed him with a Samoan Drop! Umaga tried to deliver a Samoan Spike to Cena’s throat but Cena blocked it but was knocked down anyway. Cena dodged an impact move by Umaga and gave him a leg drop off the top rope and then grabbed a TV monitor. Cena then smashed the Television monitor over Umaga’s head (actually the ring post took the full brunt of it). Umaga somehow made it to his feet and Cena knocked him out of the ring and jumped off the apron onto Umaga. Umaga rammed Cena into the ring post and ran accross two announce tables and splashed though the third table for a spectacular highlight reel moment! Cena slid into the ring and the referee started counting but Umaga answered the referee by answering a 9-count! Armando Alejandro Estrada unscrewed the top rope from the post and ordered Umaga to use it as a weapon against Cena. Cena ducked and gave Umaga an F-U and then used the loose ring ropes to choke-out Umaga until he passed out. John Cena released the hold and the referee started the 10-count but Umaga was still concious and still moving! John Cena reapplied the choke-hold for a few minutes and then the referee finally issued a 10-count on Umaga!!!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Jonathan Coachman & Theodore Long & Kelly Kelly were talking when The Sandman came in and picked his number, drank a beer, and smashed himself in the forehead his kendo stick. Ric Flair came in and picked his number and got to dance with Extreme Expose (Kelly & Layla El & Brooke Adams).
ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH The Undertaker last eliminated Shawn Michaels to win the 2007 Royal Rumble!: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, and Jerry “The King” Lawler were chosen to announce the 2007 Royal Rumble. Sabu came down and set up a table at ringside, but he was the one who ended up going through it for his own elimination. Sandman entered and cracked some guys with the kendo stick and was then thrown over the top rope by King Booker! King Booker was eliminated by Kane, but then King Booker illegally jumped back into the ring and eliminated Kane!! The Great Khali came in and literally head-butted everybody in the ring and eliminated a total of seven guys in a row! The Undertaker came in at #30 and eliminated The Great Khali and beat up on Edge, Randy Orton and MVP as well.. Edge and Orton started to argue but then agreed to work together to eliminate The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels. Edge and Orton worked over The Undertaker until Shawn Michaels recovered and eliminated both Edge and Orton! Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker fought for about 10 minutes in a classic confrontation before The Undertaker eliminated Michaels to WIN!
ORDER OF ENTRY Ric Flair (RAW) Fit Finlay (SD!) Kenny Dykstra (RAW) Matt Hardy (SD!) Edge (RAW) Tommy Dreamer (ECW) Sabu (ECW) Gregory Helms (SD!) Shelton Benjamin (RAW) Kane (SD!) C.M. Punk (ECW) King Booker (SD!) Super Crazy (RAW) Jeff Hardy (RAW) The Sandman (ECW) Randy Orton (RAW) Chris Benoit (SD!) Rob Van Dam (ECW) Viscera (RAW) Johnny Nitro (RAW) Kevin Thorn (ECW) Hardcore Holly (ECW) Shawn Michaels (RAW) Chris Masters (RAW) Chavo Guerrero (SD!) Montel Vontavious Porter (SD!) Carlito Cool (RAW) The Great Khali (RAW) Mike “The Miz” Minzanin (SD!) The Undertaker (SD!)
ORDER OF ELIMINATION Ric Flair by Edge (at #5) Kenny Dykstra by Edge (at #5) Tommy Dreamer by Kane (at #10) Saby by Kane (at #10) Gregory Helms by King Booker (at #12) The Sandman by King Booker (at #15) Super Crazy by Rated RKO (at #16) Jeff Hardy by Edge (at #16) Matt Hardy by Randy Orton (at #16) King Booker by Kane (at #18) Kane by King Booker (at #18) Fit Finlay by Shawn Michaels (at #23) Viscera by EVERYBODY (at #23) Shelton Benjamin by Shawn Michaels (at #23) Johnny Nitro by Chris Benoit (at #24) Kevin Thorn by Chris Benoit (at #25) Chris Masters by Rob Van Dam (at #26) Hardcore Holly by Great Khali (at #28) Chris Benoit by Great Khali (at #29) Mike Mizanin by Great Khali (at #29) Rob Van Dam by Great Khali (at #29) C.M. Punk by Great Khali (at #29) Carlito Cool by Great Khali (at #29) Chavo Guerrero by Great Khali (at #29) The Great Khali by The Undertaker (at #30) The MVP by The Undertaker Edge by Shawn Michaels Randy Orton by Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels by The Undertaker WINNER:THE UNDERTAKER!