WWE Royal Rumble Results (1/27) – CM Punk vs The Rock, Surprise Returns, Who Wins The Royal Rumble?

Bill Pritchard

Royal Rumble Match

Dolph Ziggler starts things off with a promo talking about how he's going to steal the show, and he doesn't care who number two is so they should get out there. BREAK THE WALLS DOWN! Chris Jericho is entrant number two and he comes back to a huge pop, then Jericho points at the Wrestlemania sign and applies a headlock. Jericho knocks him down and heads up top, then he almost eliminates Dolph and gets a 'you still got it' chant. Jericho says he never lost it as he connects with a superplex, then Cody Rhodes makes his way in at number three. Cody runs at Jericho and runs into a clothesline, then Dolph hits Jericho from behind and helps Cody kick him in the corner. They both try to eliminate Jericho but he fights them off, then Cody kicks him in the ribs but Jericho puts him in the Walls of Jericho. Dolph breaks it up and he chokes Jericho on the bottom rope, then he slingshots him into the ropes as we await the fourth entrant. 

Kofi Kingston leaps in the ring and takes Cody out with a springboard forearm, then Dolph whips him into the ropes but Kofi bounces back and throws him outside. Jericho tries to toss Cody out before choking him with his boot, then we get a few more elimination attempts before Santino Marella enters. Santino goes right after Cody and Jericho and tries to send them both out, then they hold the ropes and Santino calls for a time out. Santino pulls out Cobra and hits Kofi, then Jericho avoids it and Santino gets kicked over the top rope to be the first elimination. Drew McIntyre makes his way out and kicks Kofi in the face, then he goes for an elimination and Jericho tries to help him while Cody tries to toss Dolph outside. Jericho also avoids an elimination by hanging onto the bottom rope, then Titus O'Neil runs out and clotheslines Cody and Kofi before doing his trademark bark. Titus drops Kofi with a backbreaker before tossing him across the ring, then Jericho hits a springboard dropkick that sends Drew out to the floor.

Dolph fights to stay in the match as Jericho and Titus try to send him out of the ring, then Cody gets a big surpise as Goldust comes in the match and goes right after him. Goldust throws Cody over the ropes but he lands on the apron, then Titus works on Jericho as we wait for number nine, which ends up being David Otunga. He runs to the ring and elbows Goldust in the head, then Titus clotheslines Goldust as Otunga chokes Jericho in the corner. Goldust and Cody work together to try and eliminate Titus, then Cody also tries to send Goldust outside as Heath Slater makes his way out. Slater stomps Otunga in the corner before going after Goldust, then Jericho once again tries to throw Dolph outside but he slams him into the ringpost. Otungs works on Golust while the other go for some corner eliminations, then Sheamus comes in at 11 and unloads with some clotheslines and an Irish Curse backbreaker. (Cont'd…)

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