January 21, 2008
Hampton, Virginia
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler

  1. INTERNET HEAT TAPINGS: Thanks to Miss Lindsie...
    • Vladimir Kozlov defeated G.Q. Gallo..
    • Trevor Murdoch defeated D.H. (Harry) Smith..
    • "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Wayne Coastle..
    • Charlie Haas (in a luchadora mask) defeated Super Crazy..

  2. GRUDGE MATCH: "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels defeated Mr. Kennedy..
    • Mr. Kennedy was "granted" a spot in the Royal Rumble, while Shawn Michaels had to "qualify" last week..

  3. BACKSTAGE: WWE Champion Randy Orton & Vince McMahon..
    • Randy Orton claimed Jeff Hardy tried to end his career last week, and now Mr. McMahon wants them to shake hands?
    • Randy Orton said he should be in a wheel-chair right now - there's no way he's shaking Jeff Hardy's hand tonight..
    • Vince McMahon explained that he has shaken a lot of hands that he didn't want to shake on his way to the top..
    • Vince McMahon said he doesn't care if Randy Orton doesn't mean it, he still has to shake Jeff Hardy's hand..
    • Vince McMahon said Jeff Hardy will realize that after last week he won't be able to take out Randy Orton..

  4. NON (WOMENS) TITLE MATCH: WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James in a Non-title match..

  5. INTERVIEW: Todd Grisham & Triple H..
    • Triple H said many of the past Royal Rumble winners have gone on to win the WWE title - and he is one of them..
    • Triple H promised to be in the Royal Rumble this Sunday on PPV - not just a promise, but a GARAN-DAMN-TEE!

  6. BACKSTAGE: Cody Rhodes & Brian Kendrick + Hardcore Holly..
    • Brian Kendrick and Cody Rhodes talked about qualifying for the Royal Rumble when Hardcore Holly came in..
    • Cody Rhodes joked that he put a picture of Hardcore Holly with a Carlito wig up on his MySpace Page..
    • Hardcore Holly didn't know what a MySpace was but said everybody better stay out of HIS Space tonight!

  7. TAG MATCH: Fit Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated The Highlanders....

  8. IN THE RING: Chris Jericho..
    • Chris Jericho said when John Bradshaw Layfield found out he was there he refused to enter the building..
    • Chris Jericho said he was watching RAW last week with his kids when JBL called him a coward to his kids..
    • Chris Jericho said JBL made a huge mistake by not finishing what he started, so as a result he is still here..
    • Chris Jericho said he wasn't worried about putting on a good show on Sunday - it's just going to be a fight!

  9. BACKSTAGE: WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy & Vince McMahon..
    • Vince McMahon demanded that Jeff Hardy never put somebodys life at risk like he did with Randy Orton..
    • Vince McMahon said people are wondering what Jeff Hardy is capable of while trying to win the WWE title..
    • Jeff Hardy told Mr. McMahon he didn't have to worry - but he will give the people something to talk about..

  10. ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFYING MATCH: Umaga (who has already qualified) defeated Brian Kendrick..

  11. BACKSTAGE: Mickie James & Maria Kanellis + Ashley Massaro + Santino Marella..
    • Maria Kanellis consolled a crying Mickie James feeling bad about repeatedly losing to Beth Phoenix..
    • Ashley Massaro said she was at the Playboy Mansion and wanted to talk to Maria Kanellis about an idea..
    • Santino Marella came in and said he knew what Ashley was going ask and the answer is NO! (Booooo!)..

  12. MATCH: Carlito Cool (w/Santino Marella & Maria Kanellis) defeated Hardcore Holly (w/Cody Rhodes)..

  13. ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFYING MATCH: Triple H defeated Gene Snitsky and Mark Henry and William Regal in a Gauntlet Match!
    • G.M. William Regal said Triple H would have to defeat three opponents in an over-the-top-rope Gauntlet match..
    • Triple H defeated his first opponent Gene Snitsky in about one minute after tossing him over the top rope!
    • Triple H defeated his second opponent Mark Henry by dodging the big man sending him over the top to the floor!
    • William Regal stopped the third opponent behind the curtain and ran down to the ring himself to deal with Triple H!
    • Triple H quickly eliminated William Regal and was declared the winner to qualify for the Royal Rumble this Sunday..

  14. IN THE RING: Vince McMahon + WWE Champion Randy Orton + WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy..
    • Vince McMahon came out and hyped himself in HD for the first time and then hyped the WWE Title Match this Sunday..
    • Vince McMahon wondered what will happen at Royal Rumble when two great athletes lock up for the WWE championship..
    • Vince McMahon asked both men to put their differences aside for a moment and shake hands - and asked for comments..
    • Randy Orton said Jeff Hardy has never come close to becoming WWE champion but admits he underestimated Jeff Hardy..
    • Randy Orton said Jeff Hardy won't win the WWE championship but he will win something just as important - his respect!
    • Jeff Hardy said he doesn't care about earning Randy Orton's respect, and didn't hit the 30-foot swanton to "impress"..
    • Jeff Hardy said he did it for Matt, to hurt Orton, and to prove that he will do anything to become the WWE champion..
    • Jeff Hardy said there were lots of people he respects, and went to shake hands with Jim Ross, The King & Jerry Lawler!
    • Jeff Hardy jumped into the crowd asking people's names and shaking hands yelling their names over the microphone..
    • Jeff Hardy jumped back into the ring with Randy Orton, who extended his hand - but Hardy hit the Twist of Fate!

  15. And that's a wrap folks..

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