Time and location
Sunday, Jan 25 | 8 PMET/5 PMPT
Where to watch
Royal Rumble 2009
Randy Orton won his first Royal Rumble Match by eliminating Triple H. He would go on to face The Game in the main event of WrestleMania 25. Plus, Matt Hardy betrayed his brother Jeff, allowing Edge to win the WWE Championship.
Royal Rumble : Full Details
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.
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.
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
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.
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.