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Royal Rumble (2011) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on January 30, 2011. It was the first event under the Royal Rumble chronology.

BackgroundEdit

The card featured seven matches, that resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, and Friday Night SmackDown!.

ResultsEdit

# Match Stipulation
1 Christian defeated John Morrison (c) Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
2 Shelton Benjamin defeated The Miz (c) Singles match for the United States Championship
3 The Hart Dynasty (c) defeated The Corre Tag team match for the Tag Team Championship
4 Randy Orton (c) defeated John Cena First Blood match for the WWE Championship
5 Maryse (c) defeated Mickie James Singles match for the Divas Championship
6 The Undertaker defeated CM Punk (c) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
7 Triple H won by last eliminating Batista 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminationsEdit

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw superstar, blue ██ and "SD!" indicates a SmackDown superstar.

Draw Entrant Brand Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 Yoshi Tatsu Raw 6 Kane 13:39 1
2 Wade Barrett SD! 4 12:52 0
3 Goldust Raw 1 Yoshi Tatsu 03:05 0
4 Sheamus Raw 3 Edge 07:17 0
5 Tyson Kidd Raw 2 Cody Rhodes 04:46 0
6 Cody Rhodes SD! 5 Kane 05:12 1
7 Edge SD! 7 03:37 1
8 Kane SD! 10 Evan Bourne 07:40 7
9 Vladimir Kozlov Raw 9 Kane 04:16 0
10 Ted DiBiase Raw 8 01:30 0
11 Evan Bourne Raw 11 Kane 03:34 1
12 The Miz Raw 12 R-Truth 02:36 0
13 Christian SD! 16 Chris Jericho 12:14 3
14 R-Truth Raw 13 Christian 05:15 1
15 Matt Hardy SD! 17 Chris Jericho 09:04 2
16 Ezekiel Jackson Raw 15 Christian & Matt Hardy 01:48 0
17 Shelton Benjamin SD! 14 00:48 0
18 Drew McIntyre SD! 18 Chris Jericho 02:57 0
19 Chris Jericho SD! 27 Batista 26:46 7
20 Kofi Kingston SD! 19 Chris Jericho 02:58 0
21 Vance Archer SD! 20 01:42 0
22 Triple H Raw - Winner 23:14 4
23 Dolph Ziggler SD! 21 Chris Jericho & Triple H 00:39 0
24 Mark Henry Raw 22 Triple H 00:36 0
25 Jack Swagger SD! 28 15:18 0
26 Batista Raw 29 16:09 2
27 Big Show SD! 23 DH Smith 02:45 0
28 DH Smith Raw 24 Batista 01:02 1
29 Mike Knox SD! 25 William Regal 02:12 0
30 William Regal Raw 26 Chris Jericho 00:33 1