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Thanks in part to the shocking attack by Matt Hardy on his brother, Edge defeated Jeff Hardy in a brutal No Disqualification Match to regain the WWE Championship.

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DETROIT -- Going into the Royal Rumble, JBL was intent on becoming the new World Heavyweight Champion. But despite the begrudging efforts of the self-made millionaire's employee, Shawn Michaels, The Champ John Cena persevered, defeating the Longhorn Loudmouth and retaining his coveted title.

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Facing the power of Beth Phoenix in the ring must feel akin to going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Both tasks are daunting, perilous and often end with bone-crushing drops. At the Royal Rumble, however, Melina not only survived the drop, she emerged victorious over the Glamazon to recapture her third Women's Championship.

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In the 2009 Royal Rumble, 30 men collided with the shared aspiration of performing at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, but it was only one individual who ascertained the opportunity to solidify his "Legacy." That man is Randy Orton. Days after the Legend Killer punted Mr. McMahon, Orton now proceeds toward the most important night of his career -- ironically, at the celebration of the event birthed 25 years ago by the individual he felled on Raw, the WWE Chairman himself.

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DETROIT -- On a night that saw SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero inform Jeff Hardy he would defend his title in a No Disqualification Match, the biggest shock came when Hardy's brother, Matt, turned his back on Jeff, costing him the title and giving Edge the WWE Championship.

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DETROIT - Before a capacity crowd in the Joe Louis Arena, the undefeated ECW Champion Jack Swagger solidified his reign by successfully defending his title against former champion Matt Hardy.

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Thirty Superstars, one ring and, well, zero tickets left. The 2009 Royal Rumble has officially sold out! Not to worry, though, WWE Universe, you can still catch all the over-the-ropes action live on pay-per-view.

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Hope everyone out there had a happy and wonderful new year. It's hard to believe that we're in 2009 already. But here it is, and if this year goes by as fast as last year went, I'll be typing 2010 soon enough. Speaking of New Year's, I went out to a local bar with my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary, as well as the new year, and had a wonderful time.

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Edge recaptures gold at Royal Rumble

Thanks in part to the shocking attack by Matt Hardy on his brother, Edge defeated Jeff Hardy in a brutal No Disqualification Match to regain the WWE Championship.

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World Heavyweight Champion John Cena def. JBL

DETROIT -- Going into the Royal Rumble, JBL was intent on becoming the new World Heavyweight Champion. But despite the begrudging efforts of the self-made millionaire's employee, Shawn Michaels, The Champ John Cena persevered, defeating the Longhorn Loudmouth and retaining his coveted title.

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Melina def. Beth Phoenix (New Women's Champion)

Facing the power of Beth Phoenix in the ring must feel akin to going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Both tasks are daunting, perilous and often end with bone-crushing drops. At the Royal Rumble, however, Melina not only survived the drop, she emerged victorious over the Glamazon to recapture her third Women's Championship.

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Randy Orton wins Royal Rumble Match

In the 2009 Royal Rumble, 30 men collided with the shared aspiration of performing at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, but it was only one individual who ascertained the opportunity to solidify his "Legacy." That man is Randy Orton. Days after the Legend Killer punted Mr. McMahon, Orton now proceeds toward the most important night of his career -- ironically, at the celebration of the event birthed 25 years ago by the individual he felled on Raw, the WWE Chairman himself.

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Edge def. Jeff Hardy (New WWE Champion)

DETROIT -- On a night that saw SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero inform Jeff Hardy he would defend his title in a No Disqualification Match, the biggest shock came when Hardy's brother, Matt, turned his back on Jeff, costing him the title and giving Edge the WWE Championship.

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ECW Champion Jack Swagger def. Matt Hardy

DETROIT - Before a capacity crowd in the Joe Louis Arena, the undefeated ECW Champion Jack Swagger solidified his reign by successfully defending his title against former champion Matt Hardy.

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Rumble sold out

Thirty Superstars, one ring and, well, zero tickets left. The 2009 Royal Rumble has officially sold out! Not to worry, though, WWE Universe, you can still catch all the over-the-ropes action live on pay-per-view.

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Droz's picks for Royal Rumble

Hope everyone out there had a happy and wonderful new year. It's hard to believe that we're in 2009 already. But here it is, and if this year goes by as fast as last year went, I'll be typing 2010 soon enough. Speaking of New Year's, I went out to a local bar with my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary, as well as the new year, and had a wonderful time.

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