Edge def. Rey Mysterio (World Heavyweight Championship Match)

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January 27, 2008

NEW YORK -- The family that stays together -- and cheats together -- once again won together at Royal Rumble. SmackDown General Manager 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.

The Big Apple got a taste of rottenness to its core, care of the Rated-R Superstar and his "opportunistic" (or underhanded) victory in the World's Most Famous Arena. Supported at ringside by Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins and his General Manager main squeeze, Edge could barely withstand the torrent of high-impact offensive attacks from his opponent.

Mysterio -- who looked to make this Rumble as successful as it was for him in 2006 -- took the fight to the champion and came within inches of seizing the gold on several occasions. The overwhelming odds stacked by the Ultimate Opportunist and his clan were further balanced when referee Mickie Henson ejected Ryder and Hawkins from the arena.

Just when it appeared that the Master of the 619 might reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship, the "Guerrero family's" most influential member inserted herself in the match and interrupted Mysterio's attempted pinfall. Seconds later, Vickie -- up from her wheelchair -- received a 619 from the challenger. This distraction, however, enabled Edge to prepare for Mysterio's West Coast Pop from the ring apron and land a perfectly planted spear directly into the masked Superstar's abdomen, for the win.

The Rated-R Superstar's triumph was undoubtedly attributed to his family and though Edge's injured lover didn't leave New York City celebrating, the championship remained in the family.

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