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Royal Rumble (2012) 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 29, 2012. It was the second 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 Justin Gabriel (c) defeated Goldust and R-Truth Triple Threat match for the United States Championship
2 Chris Jericho defeated The Undertaker (c) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
3 The Nexus (c) defeated Air Boom Tag team match for the Tag Team Championship
4 John Morrison (c) defeated Sheamus Singles match for the WWE Championship
5 Gail Kim (c) defeated Melina Singles match for the Divas Championship
6 Edge won by last eliminating Christian 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania II

(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 Kane SD 20 Cody Rhodes 49:24 1
2 Dolph Ziggler Raw 6 Christian 19:34 0
3 Drew McIntyre Raw 3 Ezekiel Jackson 06:11 0
4 Alex Riley Raw 2 03:42 0
5 Mark Henry SD 1 Ezekiel Jackson 01:30 0
6 Ezekiel Jackson SD 4 Christian 02:40 3
7 Christian SD 29 Edge 50:00 6
8 Edge SD Winner 48:27 3
9 Chavo Guerrero SD 7 Ted DiBiase 11:59 0
10 Kofi Kingston Raw 27 Christian 45:11 1
11 Vladimir Kozlov SD 23 Ted DiBiase 37:17 1
12 Heath Slater SD 19 Cody Rhodes 32:42 0
13 Big Show Raw 5 Christian 01:20 0
14 Evan Bourne Raw 21 The Miz 29:59 0
15 Daniel Bryan SD 28 Christian 37:01 2
16 Ted DiBiase SD 26 Cody Rhodes 32:29 3
17 Justin Gabriel SD 8 Daniel Bryan 01:11 0
18 R-Truth Raw 18 Cody Rhodes 22:29 1
19 William Regal SD 9 Kane 03:14 0
20 Wade Barrett SD 10 Ted DiBiase 04:17 0
21 Randy Orton SD 11 R-Truth 04:23 0
22 Triple H Raw 12 Rey Mysterio 06:58 0
23 The Miz Raw 24 Edge, Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston 18:21 3
24 Alberto Del Rio Raw 17 Cody Rhodes 12:06 0
25 Jack Swagger Raw 22 Vladimir Kozlov 13:56 0
26 Rey Mysterio Raw 13 Christian 00:15 1
27 CM Punk Raw 14 The Miz 00:21 0
28 Mason Ryan Raw 15 00:01 0
29 John Cena Raw 16 Cody Rhodes 02:50 0
30 Cody Rhodes SD 25 Edge 09:32 6