Royal Rumble (2010)
Royal Rumble (2010) was the twenty-third annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event made by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It took place on January 31, 2010 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  As always, the Royal Rumble match winner got a match at that years WrestleMania, (in this instance: WrestleMania XXVI) for his choice at either the WWE Championship, the World Heavyweight Championship and the ECW World Championship.
|Royal Rumble (2010)|
Shawn Michaels after being eliminated from the Royal Rumble Match
|Tagline(s)||I Am The One|
|"Hero" by Skillet|
"Martyr No More" by Fozzy
|Promotion||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||January 31, 2010|
|Royal Rumble chronology|
Six professional wrestling matches were on the event's supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The main event was the annual 30-man Royal Rumble match which featured wrestlers from all three brands. Edge, the twenty-ninth person to enter, won the match by last eliminating John Cena, the nineteenth person to enter. The main match on the Raw brand was for the WWE Championship between champion Sheamus and Randy Orton, which Sheamus won by disqualification. The main match on the SmackDown brand was between The Undertaker and Rey Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Championship, which The Undertaker won. The main match on the ECW brand was for the ECW Championship between Christian and Ezekiel Jackson, which Christian won.
|Dark||Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, and The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie) defeated Maryse, Katie Lea Burchill, Jillian Hall, Alicia Fox, and Natalya||10-Diva tag team match||N/A|
|1||Christian (c) defeated Ezekiel Jackson (with William Regal)||Singles match for the ECW Championship||11:59|
|2||The Miz (c) defeated Montel Vontavious Porter||Singles match for the WWE United States Championship||7:30|
|3||Sheamus (c) defeated Randy Orton by disqualification||Singles match for the WWE Championship||12:25|
|4||Mickie James defeated Michelle McCool (c) (with Layla)||Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship||0:20|
|5||The Undertaker (c) defeated Rey Mysterio||Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship||11:07|
|6||Edge last eliminated John Cena to win||2010 Royal Rumble match||49:24|
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Royal Rumble entrances and eliminationsEdit
|3||CM Punk||SD||7||Triple H||10:04|
|5||The Great Khali||SD||4||Phoenix||1:39|
|9||Drew McIntyre||SD||16||Michaels and Triple H||14:43|
|14||Montel Vontavious Porter||Raw||9||Himself||0:07|
|22||The Big Show||Raw||22||R-Truth||4:04|
|24||Chris Masters||Raw||20||Big Show||0:29|
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“Martyr No More” is also one of the official theme songs for Royal Rumble.
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