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NEW YORK -- As John Cena's surprise entry -- and even more stunning win -- in the Royal Rumble Match tonight proved, you can't keep a good "Champ" down, even if he doesn't have gold around his waist.

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When John Cena tore his pectoral muscle last fall, the belief was that he could be out of action for up to a year. But just four months after that injury forced him to relinquish the WWE Championship, Cena shocked the world at Royal Rumble. Entering the Royal Rumble Match at No. 30, "The Champ" won the match and a championship opportunity at WrestleMania XXIV. Right now, you can see what a jubilant Cena had to say to Todd Grisham after the victory, exclusively on WWE Mobile on AT&T.

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NEW YORK -- Before their title match tonight at Royal Rumble, some critics believed that fate -- especially a Twist of Fate -- was on Jeff Hardy's side and working against WWE Champion Randy Orton. After all, Orton's personal head games, which had arguably defeated other opponents before they even stepped into the ring, had not worked on the Intercontinental Champion, who had left him facedown and even sent him to the emergency room in recent weeks.

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NEW YORK - Even the vast confines of Madison Square Garden could barely contain the hard feelings built up between Chris Jericho and JBL. The personal hostility between the two exploded in a bloody battle Sunday night at Royal Rumble, with the Lonestar Loudmouth taking the brunt of the shrapnel, but emerging victorious nonetheless.

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NEW YORK-- With his livelihood on the line in a Career Threatening Match, Ric Flair found a way to win and keep his career going Sunday night at Royal Rumble. When MVP thought he had snatched victory and forced Flair into retirement, the referee ruled that the match would continue, giving new life to "Naitch," leading him to the victory via his legendary Figure Four Leglock.

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NEW YORK -- John Cena is back, and after a quick stop on Broadway for the Royal Rumble, "The Champ's" return tour is headed to the grandest stage in sports-entertainment after he outlasted 29 other Superstars to win the 2008 Royal Rumble Match.

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The family that stays together -- and cheats together -- once again won together at the Royal Rumble, as Vickie Guerrero's involvement enabled Edge to defeat Rey Mysterio and escape Madison Square Garden with the World Heavyweight Title still slung over his fortunate shoulder.

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"Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair! WOOOOOO!" -Ric Flair in one of his first WWE interviews, from the Nov. 1991 WWE Magazine When the "Nature Boy" uttered that quote shortly after entering WWE for the first time, he was just weeks away from his first Royal Rumble experience. Sixteen years and several illustrious chapters to his career later, Flair faces what could be his final Rumble this Sunday at MSG, when he meets MVP in a Career Threatening Match.

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When self-proclaimed "rational" people exit the theaters after seeing Cloverfield, they assure themselves that monsters -- especially enormous, grotesque, inhuman abominations -- don't exist. But our fans know better. On Sunday, residents of New York will learn the truth as well when a real monster in Big Daddy V invades Manhattan for the Royal Rumble Match.

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On ECW on Sci Fi, the newly forged "Guerrero family" drew more gold into its opportunistic camp with Chavo's ECW Title snare, proving that -- as stated by SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero -- the "family that stays together, wins together." In addition to the World Heavyweight Champion and the new ECW Champion, this familial faction also boasts the manipulative GM of Friday nights -- not to mention their extended family of sorts in Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins.

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Which WWE Superstar will you be cheering for when the Royal Rumble rolls into Madison Square Garden on Jan. 27? It's no secret that whoever draws spot No. 30 is at a clear advantage over whoever picks No. 1. We asked our fans who they'd like to see in the most valuable and the most disadvantageous spots in this year's Rumble.

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For 20 years, the Road to WrestleMania has begun with the Royal Rumble Match, a 30-man over-the-top rope war where the winner earns an opportunity to face a World Champion on the grandest stage of them all. For that reason alone, a spot in the Royal Rumble Match itself is one of the most coveted opportunities in sports-entertainment. What is the Royal Rumble Match and what are its rules? Here is a refresher course:

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If history is any indication of what's to come at WWE's next pay-per-view, Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx will have nothing on WWE's Royal Rumble at Madison Square Garden.

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As a college student, Mick Foley hitchhiked to Madison Square Garden to see Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leap from the top of a 15-foot-high steel cage onto Don Muraco -- the night Foley credits as the inspiration for his championship career. Now, it looks like it has come full circle.

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WWE.com has been informed that Ric Flair has accepted the challenge laid down by United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter, and the two will meet at Royal Rumble in a Career Threatening Match for Flair. The legendary "Nature Boy" must retire following the next match he loses, and while Flair has managed to stay afloat to this point after successful clashes with Umaga and Triple H, the Ballin' Superstar has made it his mission to end the 16-time World Champion's illustrious career.

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Question: What has seven World Championships, two Royal Rumble Match victories and a chance to earn the opportunity to be in a World Title Match at WrestleMania for the second straight year? Answer: The combined resume of Batista and Undertaker, the two latest entrants into the 2008 Royal Rumble Match.

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While 120 minutes may seem like an insignificant amount of time to most people, that's all the time it took for our fans to sell out WWE's annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which will take place at New York City's historic Madison Square Garden.

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Special Attention: Local Tri-State Area WWE Fans, an important announcment will be made at the Thursday, December 27 SmackDown/ECW live event at the Izod Center at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ regarding on-sale information for the Royal Rumble.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The best coaches in the nation teach visualization. They train their athletes to mentally see their goals being achieved -- whether they are a field goal, a home run or that elusive championship -- and then physically follow through to make them happen.

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Hopefully all of you are ready for Armageddon; let's see how I can do on this one.

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The Return of Hustle, Loyalty, Respect

NEW YORK -- As John Cena's surprise entry -- and even more stunning win -- in the Royal Rumble Match tonight proved, you can't keep a good "Champ" down, even if he doesn't have gold around his waist.

Read Full Story»

WWE Mobile on AT&T exclusive video

When John Cena tore his pectoral muscle last fall, the belief was that he could be out of action for up to a year. But just four months after that injury forced him to relinquish the WWE Championship, Cena shocked the world at Royal Rumble. Entering the Royal Rumble Match at No. 30, "The Champ" won the match and a championship opportunity at WrestleMania XXIV. Right now, you can see what a jubilant Cena had to say to Todd Grisham after the victory, exclusively on WWE Mobile on AT&T.

Read Full Story»

Randy Orton def. Jeff Hardy (Orton retains WWE Championship)

NEW YORK -- Before their title match tonight at Royal Rumble, some critics believed that fate -- especially a Twist of Fate -- was on Jeff Hardy's side and working against WWE Champion Randy Orton. After all, Orton's personal head games, which had arguably defeated other opponents before they even stepped into the ring, had not worked on the Intercontinental Champion, who had left him facedown and even sent him to the emergency room in recent weeks.

Read Full Story»

JBL def. Chris Jericho (Disqualification)

NEW YORK - Even the vast confines of Madison Square Garden could barely contain the hard feelings built up between Chris Jericho and JBL. The personal hostility between the two exploded in a bloody battle Sunday night at Royal Rumble, with the Lonestar Loudmouth taking the brunt of the shrapnel, but emerging victorious nonetheless.

Read Full Story»

Ric Flair def. United States Champion MVP (Career Threatening Match)

NEW YORK-- With his livelihood on the line in a Career Threatening Match, Ric Flair found a way to win and keep his career going Sunday night at Royal Rumble. When MVP thought he had snatched victory and forced Flair into retirement, the referee ruled that the match would continue, giving new life to "Naitch," leading him to the victory via his legendary Figure Four Leglock.

Read Full Story»

John Cena wins the Royal Rumble Match

NEW YORK -- John Cena is back, and after a quick stop on Broadway for the Royal Rumble, "The Champ's" return tour is headed to the grandest stage in sports-entertainment after he outlasted 29 other Superstars to win the 2008 Royal Rumble Match.

Read Full Story»

Edge def. Rey Mysterio (World Heavyweight Championship Match)

The family that stays together -- and cheats together -- once again won together at the Royal Rumble, as Vickie Guerrero's involvement enabled Edge to defeat Rey Mysterio and escape Madison Square Garden with the World Heavyweight Title still slung over his fortunate shoulder.

Read Full Story»

Flair's final Rumble?

"Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair! WOOOOOO!" -Ric Flair in one of his first WWE interviews, from the Nov. 1991 WWE Magazine When the "Nature Boy" uttered that quote shortly after entering WWE for the first time, he was just weeks away from his first Royal Rumble experience. Sixteen years and several illustrious chapters to his career later, Flair faces what could be his final Rumble this Sunday at MSG, when he meets MVP in a Career Threatening Match.

Read Full Story»

Putting the V in 'Cloverfield'

When self-proclaimed "rational" people exit the theaters after seeing Cloverfield, they assure themselves that monsters -- especially enormous, grotesque, inhuman abominations -- don't exist. But our fans know better. On Sunday, residents of New York will learn the truth as well when a real monster in Big Daddy V invades Manhattan for the Royal Rumble Match.

Read Full Story»

Family ties

On ECW on Sci Fi, the newly forged "Guerrero family" drew more gold into its opportunistic camp with Chavo's ECW Title snare, proving that -- as stated by SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero -- the "family that stays together, wins together." In addition to the World Heavyweight Champion and the new ECW Champion, this familial faction also boasts the manipulative GM of Friday nights -- not to mention their extended family of sorts in Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins.

Read Full Story»

Our fans' picks for the Rumble draw

Which WWE Superstar will you be cheering for when the Royal Rumble rolls into Madison Square Garden on Jan. 27? It's no secret that whoever draws spot No. 30 is at a clear advantage over whoever picks No. 1. We asked our fans who they'd like to see in the most valuable and the most disadvantageous spots in this year's Rumble.

Read Full Story»

Royal Rumble 101

For 20 years, the Road to WrestleMania has begun with the Royal Rumble Match, a 30-man over-the-top rope war where the winner earns an opportunity to face a World Champion on the grandest stage of them all. For that reason alone, a spot in the Royal Rumble Match itself is one of the most coveted opportunities in sports-entertainment. What is the Royal Rumble Match and what are its rules? Here is a refresher course:

Read Full Story»

Rumble in Manhattan

If history is any indication of what's to come at WWE's next pay-per-view, Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx will have nothing on WWE's Royal Rumble at Madison Square Garden.

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Foley and Hornswoggle's fighting chance

As a college student, Mick Foley hitchhiked to Madison Square Garden to see Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leap from the top of a 15-foot-high steel cage onto Don Muraco -- the night Foley credits as the inspiration for his championship career. Now, it looks like it has come full circle.

Read Full Story»

Flair to take on MVP at Royal Rumble

WWE.com has been informed that Ric Flair has accepted the challenge laid down by United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter, and the two will meet at Royal Rumble in a Career Threatening Match for Flair. The legendary "Nature Boy" must retire following the next match he loses, and while Flair has managed to stay afloat to this point after successful clashes with Umaga and Triple H, the Ballin' Superstar has made it his mission to end the 16-time World Champion's illustrious career.

Read Full Story»

Phenom and Animal to Rumble at MSG

Question: What has seven World Championships, two Royal Rumble Match victories and a chance to earn the opportunity to be in a World Title Match at WrestleMania for the second straight year? Answer: The combined resume of Batista and Undertaker, the two latest entrants into the 2008 Royal Rumble Match.

Read Full Story»

Royal Rumble sold out

While 120 minutes may seem like an insignificant amount of time to most people, that's all the time it took for our fans to sell out WWE's annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which will take place at New York City's historic Madison Square Garden.

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Royal Rumble ticket information

Special Attention: Local Tri-State Area WWE Fans, an important announcment will be made at the Thursday, December 27 SmackDown/ECW live event at the Izod Center at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ regarding on-sale information for the Royal Rumble.

Read Full Story»

Jeff Hardy: Warrior on a mission

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The best coaches in the nation teach visualization. They train their athletes to mentally see their goals being achieved -- whether they are a field goal, a home run or that elusive championship -- and then physically follow through to make them happen.

Read Full Story»

Droz' Two Cents: Royal Rumble predictions

Hopefully all of you are ready for Armageddon; let's see how I can do on this one.

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