Royal Rumble (2010)

WWE's 2010 Royal Rumble pay-per-view

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. [5] 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[1]
"Martyr No More" by Fozzy[2]
PromotionWorld Wrestling Entertainment
DateJanuary 31, 2010
VenuePhilips Arena
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Pay-per-view chronology
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Royal Rumble (2010) Elimination Chamber
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (2009) Royal Rumble (2010) Royal Rumble (2011)

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.


# Matches Stipulations Time[4]
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[6] 10-Diva tag team match N/A
1 Christian (c) defeated Ezekiel Jackson (with William Regal)[7] Singles match for the ECW Championship 11:59
2 The Miz (c) defeated Montel Vontavious Porter[8] Singles match for the WWE United States Championship 7:30
3 Sheamus (c) defeated Randy Orton by disqualification[9] Singles match for the WWE Championship 12:25
4 Mickie James defeated Michelle McCool (c) (with Layla)[10] Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship 0:20
5 The Undertaker (c) defeated Rey Mysterio[11] Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 11:07
6 Edge last eliminated John Cena to win[12] 2010 Royal Rumble match 49:24
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations

Edge after winning the Royal Rumble match.

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw superstar, blue ██ and "SD" indicates a SmackDown superstar, and purple ██ and "ECW" indicates an ECW superstar.[13]

Draw Entrant Brand Order Eliminated by Time
1 Dolph Ziggler SD 2 Punk 2:29
2 Evan Bourne Raw 1 Punk 2:26
3 CM Punk SD 7 Triple H 10:04
4 JTG SD 3 Punk 0:25
5 The Great Khali SD 4 Phoenix 1:39
6 Beth Phoenix SD 5 Punk 1:37
7 Zack Ryder ECW 6 Punk 0:32
8 Triple H Raw 17 Michaels 17:51
9 Drew McIntyre SD 16 Michaels and Triple H 14:43
10 Ted DiBiase Raw 14 Michaels 12:40
11 John Morrison SD 15 Michaels 11:37
12 Kane SD 11 Triple H 7:59
13 Cody Rhodes Raw 13 Michaels 7:54
14 Montel Vontavious Porter Raw 9 Himself 0:07
15 Carlito Raw 12 Michaels 4:34
16 The Miz Raw 8 MVP 0:17
17 Matt Hardy SD 10 Kane 0:20
18 Shawn Michaels Raw 27 Batista 20:45
19 John Cena Raw 29 Edge 22:11
20 Shelton Benjamin ECW 18 Cena 0:48
21 Yoshi Tatsu ECW 19 Cena 0:29
22 The Big Show Raw 22 R-Truth 4:04
23 Mark Henry Raw 21 R-Truth 2:24
24 Chris Masters Raw 20 Big Show 0:29
25 R-Truth SD 24 Kingston 4:09
26 Jack Swagger Raw 23 Kingston 2:06
27 Kofi Kingston Raw 25 Cena 2:51
28 Chris Jericho SD 26 Edge 2:24
29 Edge SD - Winner 7:19
30 Batista SD 28 Cena 5:24

Other websites

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  2. "Fozzy Rocks iTunes". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-16. "Martyr No More" is also one of the official theme songs for Royal Rumble.
  3. Martin, Adam (2010-02-04). "Attendance for Royal Rumble PPV". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Royal Rumble 2010". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  5. "Royal Rumble 2010". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  6. Ashish (2010-01-31). "WWE News: Royal Rumble Dark Match, PPV Problems". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  7. Medalis, Kara A. (2010-01-31). "Results:Christian slays Guyanese Goliath". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  8. Vermillion, James (2010-01-31). "Results:Sore winner". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  9. Adkins, Greg (2010-01-31). "Results:Dodged Viper". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  10. Powers, Kevin (2010-01-31). "Results:Mickie stops the hogwash". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  11. Burdick, Michael (2010-01-31). "Results:Under-World Title triumph". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  12. Murphy, Ryan (2010-01-31). "Results:Opportunity shocks". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  13. "2010 Royal Rumble Statistics and Eliminations". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-02-01.