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Royal Rumble : Full Details


World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle def. Mark Henry

Before the Royal Rumble, Mark Henry said that neither strength nor speed nor technical ability could beat him. However, at the end of the Royal Rumble, it was a little bit of chicanery that helped Kurt Angle defeat Henry to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
Coming into the Royal Rumble, Edge proclaimed that he would not be a transitional champion. Unfortunately for the Rated R Superstar, his 15 minutes of fame lasted exactly three weeks, and John Cena was the one who walked out of the Royal Rumble as WWE Champion.
Coming into the Royal Rumble, the Boogeyman clearly held a psychological advantage of JBL. And when the smoke cleared, he held something infinitely more impressive: a victory.
Only twice in history has the man who drew No. 1 gone on to win the Royal Rumble; never, however, had the man who started with him at No. 2 gone on to be victorious. In the 19th edition of the Rumble, that benchmark fell by the wayside, as No. 2 entrant Rey Mysterio went the distance to claim the main event of WrestleMania 22.

Mickie James def. Ashley with Trish Stratus as special guest referee

Heading into the Royal Rumble, some questioned whether Trish Stratus would be able to fairly officiate the match between Ashley and Mickie James. Prior to the match, Mickie told Trish that she loved her, catching Trish off guard and furthering the dilemma. In the end, Trish was impartial, and Mickie James was the one who walked out victorious.

Open Invitational Match for the Cruiserweight Championship

At the Royal Rumble, Kid Kash was slated to face five former Cruiserweight Champions in an Open Invitational Match. While he may have had a battle plan for Funaki, Nunzio, Jamie Noble and Paul London, the announcement of RAW's Gregory Helms as the final participant caught everyone off guard