Royal Rumble 2012 News Archive

The 2012 Royal Rumble Match: wild moments and amazing facts

From The Miz entering at No. 1 to Sheamus outlasting the field and earning a main-event spot at WrestleMania XXVIII, there was no shortage of excitement at the 2012 Royal Rumble Match. WWE.com lists some of our other favorite moments and unbelievable facts from the wild match.

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World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Big Show and Mark Henry (Triple Threat Steel Cage Match)

Daniel Bryan escaped Royal Rumble with the World Heavyweight Title, defeating Big Show and Mark Henry in a hard-hitting Triple Threat Steel Cage Match.

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Kane assault at Royal Rumble sends Zack Ryder to local medical facility

At the 25th anniversary of Royal Rumble, Kane hit an already-injured and wheelchair-bound Zack Ryder with a tombstone piledriver, sending him to a nearby trauma center.

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Sheamus won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match

Using his brute strength to prevail over 29 other Superstars, the mighty Sheamus was victorious in this year’s Royal Rumble Match, dumping Chris Jericho to earn a World Title opportunity against a champion of his choosing at WrestleMania XXVII on April 1.

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John Cena vs. Kane (Double Count-out)

In front of more than 18,000 members of the WWE Universe, The Big Red Monster Kane and John Cena went to war, trading one punishing blow after another. When their bitter fight spilled from the ring, the bout ended in a Double Count-out. But the action was far from over.

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Brodus Clay def. Drew McIntyre

The Chosen One faced down The Funkasaurus with his job on the line at the 2012 Royal Rumble pay-per-view? Did the embattled Drew McIntyre prevail after weeks of futility? Or did he fall victim to The Funky One's crossbody?

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Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya & The Bella Twins def. Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox & Tamina

An aggressive Divas Champion Beth Phoenix led her squad to victory in an Eight-Diva Tag Match at the 25th anniversary of the Royal Rumble.

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Is Mick Foley going to WrestleMania?

Mick Foley has been officially announced as an entrant in the 2012 Royal Rumble Match. WWE.com sat down with The Hardcore Legend to discuss his preparation and favorite memories from past Royal Rumble events.

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The Fink’s Royal Rumble Memories: 2008-2011

The Royal Rumble has been one of WWE’s most unusual and unpredictable events. As we celebrate the 25th edition of this long-running WWE staple, WWE.com takes you back to revisit some of the magical moments that took place over the past 24 Royal Rumble events.

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The Fink’s Royal Rumble Memories: 2003-2007

The Royal Rumble has been one of WWE’s most unusual and unpredictable events. As we prepare to celebrate the 25th edition of this long-running WWE staple, WWE.com revisits some of the most Phenomenal moments that took place over the past 24 Royal Rumble events.

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