Royal Rumble 2007 News Archive

Troops visit the Royal Rumble

Staff Sergeant Israel Del Toro was very seriously wounded and received severe burns while serving overseas. His recovery is expected to last a few more years. Del Toro explained that it was his first time at a WWE event, saying that his favorite moment of the night was "watching my son get excited for John Cena and The Hardys. I'm hoping Batista wins tonight too."

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HBK survives the Ultimate Royal Rumble

After all the votes were tallied, it was Shawn Michaels who survived in the Ultimate Royal Rumble.

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WWE Champion John Cena def. Umaga (Last Man Standing Match)

About a half-hour before his Last Man Standing Match against Umaga, WWE Champion John Cena could barely stand. His abdomen still seared in agony—the result of a devastating table splash at the hands of the Samoan Bulldozer on Raw less than a week ago. Yet somehow, someway, a bloodied, crazed Champ would persevere at the Royal Rumble, standing triumphant over the most savage of challengers in the most brutal of contests.

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World Heavyweight Champion Batista def. Mr. Kennedy

One of the WWE's most heated rivalries was continued on Sunday at the Royal Rumble, and once again, the Animal came out on top. Batista survived a formidable challenge from a motivated Mr. Kennedy en route to retaining his prized World Heavyweight Championship.

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Undertaker wins the Royal Rumble Match

The Royal Rumble Match featured a number of firsts, but the most prominent was the name of the winner. In his eighth attempt, Undertaker finally won his first Royal Rumble Match, last eliminating Shawn Michaels to secure a championship match in the main event of WrestleMania 23.

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The Hardys def. MNM

The personal rivalry between MNM and The Hardys saw another brutal battle in the ongoing war, with Matt and Jeff picking up the victory over Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury to kick off the 20th Royal Rumble event.

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ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley def. Test (Countout)

Test fell short of his guarantee at Royal Rumble as the ECW World Title remains with the incumbent Bobby Lashley. After tumbling out of the ring, Test opted not to reenter the field of battle. He turned around and headed out of the arena, taking a loss via count-out.

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HBK's journey home

1997. San Antonio. In front of his hometown crowd in the Alamo Dome, Shawn Michaels captured the WWE Championship from Sycho Sid at the tenth annual Royal Rumble. By the night's end, not only did HBK reclaim WWE's richest prize, but secured the resounding laud of his native Texans.

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Following The Miz

Following The MizJan. 28, 2007 The is true story of when The Miz welcomed WWE.com to his reality on the day of the Royal Rumble, where he attempted become the main event at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit. His only obstacle: tossing 29 other "ninnies" over the top rope. "Hoorah...

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A friendly affair?

"In the Royal Rumble Match, it's every man for himself." The longer you've been a WWE fan, the more often you've heard that quote. But come on…how many of you actually believe it?

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