Rumble Match

Batista (spot No. 28) wins the Royal Rumble Match

The final two competitors in the 2005 Royal Rumble Match would both go on and win world champoinships at WrestleMania. Batista (No. 28) last squared off against John Cena (No. 25). Cena appeared to take the upper hand when he lifted Batista for the FU, but both men spilled over the top rope and hit the floor simultaneously. Chaos erupted as the referees at ringside were divided over who was the Royal Rumble Match winner. To restore order, Mr. McMahon stormed the ring and called for a restart. After action resumed, Batista hit a spinebuster, then threw Cena out for the win.


  1. Eddie Guerrero
  2. Chris Benoit
  3. Daniel Puder
  4. Hardcore Holly
  5. The Hurricane
  6. Kenzo Suzuki
  7. Edge
  8. Rey Mysterio
  9. Shelton Benjamin
  10. Booker T
  11. Chris Jericho
  12. Luther Reigns
  13. Muhammad Hassan
  14. Orlando Jordan
  15. Scotty Too Hotty
  16. Charlie Haas
  17. Rene Dupree
  18. Simon Dean
  19. Shawn Michaels
  20. Kurt Angle
  21. Jonathan Coachman
  22. Mark Jindrak
  23. Viscera
  24. Paul London
  25. John Cena
  26. Snitsky
  27. Kane
  28. Batista
  29. Christian
  30. Ric Flair


  1. Daniel Puder by Hardcore Holly
  2. Hardcore Holly by Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero
  3. The Hurricane by Benoit and Guerrero
  4. Kenzo Suzuki by Rey Mysterio
  5. Muhammad Hassan by multiple Superstars
  6. Scotty Too Hotty never officially entered
  7. Luther Reigns by Booker T
  8. Orlando Jordan by Booker T
  9. Booker T by Guerrero and Mysterio
  10. Shelton Benjamin by Edge
  11. Eddie Guerrero by Edge
  12. Simon Dean by Shawn Michaels
  13. Charlie Haas by Shawn Michaels
  14. Kurt Angle by Shawn Michaels
  15. Shawn Michaels by Kurt Angle
  16. Rene Dupree by Chris Jericho
  17. Viscera by John Cena
  18. Paul London by Snitsky
  19. Mark Jindrak by Kane
  20. Snitsky by Batista
  21. Chris Jericho by Batista
  22. Kane by John Cena
  23. Jonathan Coachman by Ric Flair
  24. Christian by Batista
  25. Chris Benoit by Batista
  26. Ric Flair by Edge
  27. Rey Mysterio by Edge
  28. Edge by Batista and Cena
  29. John Cena by Batista

WINNER: Batista

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