January 19, 2003 – Boston, Massachusetts – Fleet Center
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||| RAW Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler |||
||| SmackDown! Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz |||
SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT: Dawn Marie told SmackDown! #1 Announcer Sho Funaki that Torrie Wilson killed Al Wilson by giving him a broken heart…. They showed a recap of The Big Show on Conan O’Brien…. Eric Bischoff promised a major bombshell for RAW tomorrow night….
SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT
Spike Dudley defeated Steven Richards w/Victoria with the Dudley Dog:
ROYAL RUMBLE KICKS OFF: A video package with most of the major stars talking about the importance of the main event at WrestleMania.
RUMBLE SPOT MATCH
Brock Lesnar defeated The Big Show w/Paul Heyman: Brock Lesnar suplexed The Big Show all over the place. Lesnar won with the F-5 after Big Show collided with Paul Heyman. Lesnar earned a spot in the Royal Rumble!
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & D-Von) defeated William Regal & Lance Storm to win the World Tag Team titles!: William Regal pulled out the Brass Knux, but got nailed with a 3-D. D-Von got the knux that Regal dropped and knocked out Lance Storm!
STEP-MOTHER VS. STEP-DAUGHTER MATCH
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie: Torrie Wilson won clean with a neckbreaker. The match was slightly worse than horrible.
Stephanie McMahon: SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon promised a big surprise on SmackDown! this week as well..
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Scott Steiner defeated World Heavyweight champion Triple H by DQ: Scott Steiner botched a Tiger-driver early in the match. The fans really booed Steiner hardcore as the match progressed. Triple H was disqualified for a sledge hammer shot. After the match, Steiner got the sledge hammer and nailed Triple H as well as Ric Flair. Scott Steiner put Triple H in the Steiner Recliner. Triple H started to bleed heavily. Horrible match.
WWE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit to retain the WWE Heavyweight title: Kurt Angle won with a heel hook (not an ankle lock). The fans gave Benoit a standing ovation after the match. Hell of a match.
ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Brock Lesnar last eliminated the Undertaker to win the 2003 Royal Rumble!: Shawn Michaels was the first man in, and the first eliminated, by Chris Jericho. Jericho kept getting close calls but managed to avoid getting eliminated so he’s sticking around a long time. Christian tried to make friends with former partner Edge, but the Edge doesn’t budge. Tommy Dreamer brought in a bunch of weapons, and turned it into a “Hardcore” Rumble. Dreamer used a kendo stick to give Jericho a huge knot on his forehead! The Hardy Boyz meet up for the first time since they split. Jeff nearly eliminated Matt three times. Brock Lesnar entered at #29, and quickly eliminated Team Angle (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas). Rob Van Dam & Kane used teamwork to eliminate A-Train, but Kane turned around and threw RVD out! The Undertaker convinced Kane to double team Brock Lesnar, but instead turned on his brother! Lesnar then dumped Undertaker over the top rope to win the Royal Rumble!!! The Undertaker jumped back into the ring and showed respect to Brock Lesnar.
|ORDER OF ENTRY
B-2 (Bull Buchanan)
Rob Van Dam
|ORDER OF ELIMINATION
Shawn Michaels by Chris Jericho
Christopher Nowinski by Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio by Chris Jericho
Bill DeMott by Edge
Tommy Dreamer by Jericho/Christian
Tajiri by Jericho
B-2 by Edge
Chavo Guerrero by Edge
Edge by Jericho
Christian by Jericho
Jeff Hardy by Rob Van Dam
Rosey by Kane
Eddie Guerrero by Booker T
Chris Jericho by Test
Goldust by Team Angle
Booker T by Team Angle
Test by Batista
Rikishi Rikishi by Batista
Charlie Haas by Brock Lesnar
Sheldon Benjamin by Brock Lesnar
Matt Hardy by Brock Lesnar
John Cena by Undertaker
Jamal by Undertaker
Maven by Undertaker
A-Train by RVD & Kane
Rob Van Dam by Kane
Batista by Undertaker
Kane by Undertaker
Undertaker by Brock Lesnar
WINNER: Brock Lesnar!
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