Royal Rumble (2011)

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Royal Rumble (2011)
Tagline(s)The Biggest Royal Rumble in History
Theme
song(s)
"Living in a Dream" by Finger Eleven[1]
Information
PromotionWorld Wrestling Entertainment
DateJanuary 30, 2011
VenueTD Garden
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Pay-per-view chronology
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2010) Royal Rumble (2011) Elimination Chamber (2011)
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (2010) Royal Rumble (2011) Royal Rumble (2012)

Royal Rumble (2011) was the twenty-fourth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event made by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It took place on January 30, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. As always, the Royal Rumble match winner, Alberto Del Rio got a main event match at WrestleMania XXVII for his choice at either the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship.

Six professional wrestling matches were on the event's supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The main event was the 40-man Royal Rumble match instead of the original 30-man match which featured wrestlers from both brands.

Matches[change | change source]

# Match Stipulations
1 Edge (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship. If Edge used the spear on Ziggler, he would have lost the title.[2]
2 The Miz (c) (w/ Alex Riley) lost to Randy Orton Singles match for the WWE Championship[3]
3 Eve defeated Natalya (c), Layla and Michelle McCool Fatal Four Way for the WWE Divas Championship[4]
4 Alberto Del Rio won by last eliminating Santino Marella 2011 Royal Rumble match
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the matches

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations[change | change source]

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw wrestler, blue ██ and "SD" indicates a Smackdown wrestler and gold ██ and "FA" indicates a free agent entrant.[5] A new entrant came out every 90 seconds.

Entry order Entrant Brand Elimination order Eliminated by Time
1 CM Punk Raw 21 Cena 35:21
2 Daniel Bryan Raw 8 Punk 20:55
3 Justin Gabriel SD 1 Bryan 00:58
4 Zack Ryder Raw 2 Bryan 00:43
5 William Regal Raw 3 DiBiase 04:10
6 Ted DiBiase Raw 7 Harris and McGillicutty 12:16
7 John Morrison Raw 10 Punk 13:24
8 Yoshi Tatsu Raw 5 Henry 05:35
9 Husky Harris Raw 15 Khali 15:48
10 Chavo Guerrero SD 4 Henry 02:01
11 Mark Henry Raw 11 Harris, McGillicutty, Otunga and Punk 07:04
12 JTG SD 6 McGillicutty 01:48
13 Michael McGillicutty Raw 20 Cena 15:07
14 Chris Masters SD 9 Punk 01:58
15 David Otunga Raw 19 Cena 11:56
16 Tyler Reks SD 12 Punk 00:34
17 Vladimir Kozlov Raw 13 Punk 00:40
18 R-Truth Raw 14 Punk 01:02
19 The Great Khali Raw 16 Ryan 01:17
20 Mason Ryan Raw 18 Cena 04:32
21 Booker T[1] FA 17 Ryan 01:08
22 John Cena Raw 36 The Miz[2] 33:17
23 Hornswoggle SD 24 Sheamus 09:39
24 Tyson Kidd Raw 22 Cena 00:53
25 Heath Slater SD 23 Cena 00:57
26 Kofi Kingston SD 31 Orton 24:04
27 Jack Swagger SD 25 Mysterio 04:41
28 King Sheamus Raw 32 Orton 18:16
29 Rey Mysterio SD 35 Barrett 19:07
30 Wade Barrett SD 37 Orton 22:23
31 Dolph Ziggler SD 27 Big Show 07:12
32 Diesel[3] FA 26 Barrett 02:45
33 Drew McIntyre SD 29 Big Show 04:46
34 Alex Riley Raw 28 Cena and Kingston 02:50
35 Big Show SD 30 Jackson 01:30
36 Ezekiel Jackson SD 33 Kane 07:14
37 Santino Marella Raw 39 Del Rio 12:54
38 Alberto Del Rio SD WINNER - 09:33
39 Randy Orton Raw 38 Del Rio 08:18
40 Kane SD 34 Mysterio 01:36

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "WWE Royal Rumble: "Living in a Dream" by Finger Eleven is the official theme song for Royal Rumble". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  2. "Preview:World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  3. "Preview:WWE Champion The Miz vs. Randy Orton". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  4. "Preview:Divas Champion Natalya vs. Lay-Cool". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  5. "2011 Royal Rumble Statistics and Eliminations". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2011-01-31.