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Season 23 Episode 2

Royal Rumble 2007

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 2007 on
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Royal Rumble 2007
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30-Man Royal Rumble Match

The following participants (listed in alphabetical last name order) have already been announced:

1 Ric Flair 2 Finlay 3 Kenny Dykstra 4 Matt Hardy 5 Edge 6 Tommy Dreamer 7 Sabu 8 Gregory Helms 9 Shelton Benjamin 10 Kane 11 CM Punk 12 King Booker 13 Super Crazy 14 Jeff Hardy 15 The Sandman 16 Randy Orton 17 Chris Benoit 18 Rob Van Dam 19 Viscera 20 Johnny Nitro 21 Kevin Thorn 22 Hardcore Holly 23 Shawn Michaels 24 Chris Masters 25 Chavo Guerrero 26 Montel Vontavious Porter 27 Carlito 28 The Great Khali 29 The Miz 30 The Undertaker

WWE Champion John Cena vs. Umaga (Last Man Standing Match)

World Heavyweight Champion Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy

ECW World Champion Lashley vs. Test

Hardys vs. MNMmoreless

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  • Royal Rumble 2007

    7.2
    The Hardys vs. MNM

    Not as good as their December to Dismember match, but still a very solid back and forth match. This was a pretty technical bout throughout. In the end the Hardys defeat MNM once again

    Winners: The Hardys

    Match Rating: 7/10



    ECW World Championship

    Bobby Lashley vs. Test

    Just a bad match. A few minutes of slow paced Test action, working on Bobby's shoulder, until Lashley comes back but Test counts himself out.

    Winner & Still ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (Countout)

    Match Rating: 2/10



    World Heavyweight Championship

    Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy

    This was a better match than I expected. I admit I though WWE would have Batista run down Kennedy, but this was very different. Kennedy had a lot of offense, working on Batistas leg. In the end a Batista Bomb puts him away.

    Winner & Still World Heavyweight Champion: Batista

    Match Rating: 7/10



    Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship

    John Cena vs. Umaga

    This was similar to the Hunter Umaga street fight at Cyber Sunday. It was violent, back and forth, and very fun to watch. In the end Cena wins after locking in the STFU with the top ring rope (which was taken down by Armando ealier)

    Winner & Still WWE Champion: John Cena

    Match Rating: 8/10



    30 Man Royal Rumble Match

    Another good main event. It started with Flair & Finlay, and ended with The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels, which is funny as they are the four oldest in the match. Anyways this was pretty fun to watch, as usual. Sometimes it was clustered but it eventually clears up for some decent action. In the end Taker gets his first Royal Rumble win.

    Winner: The Undertaker

    Match Rating: 7.5/10



    The Royal Rumble was overall a good pay per view. It was pretty much 4 great matches, and one bad match. Worth a watchmoreless
  • This is not the greatest Rumble ever, but it is pretty good.

    6.2
    Tag-Team Match

    MNM vs. The Hardys

    I really liked this feud. In my opinion these are the two best tag-teams in the WWE currently and they have great in-ring chemistry. This is a solid match and it makes me long for the days of the ‘Attitude Era’ when the tag division was at its peak. Great finish and overall one of the better recent tag-team matches.

    7.2/10



    ECW Championship

    Singles Match

    Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Test

    At this point the ECW title has less credibility than the WCW title had when David Arquette held it. I really couldn’t have cared less about this match when buying the DVD and it still managed to go beneath my expectations. Awful, nothing happens and the finish is horrid.

    2.1/10



    World Heavyweight Championship

    Singles Match

    Batista (c) vs. Mr. Kennedy I still don’t see Kennedy as a main-event superstar yet. It is pretty obvious that Batista will hold the belt, so this match lost some of its edge due to that. It was not a horrible match though. Kennedy carried Batista for the most part and the finish was rather weak, but there was some entertainment to be dished out during this one.

    6.0/10



    WWE Championship

    Last Man Standing Match

    John Cena (c) vs. Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada

    This was the first match on the card to actually surpass my expectations. Not solid from a technical standpoint, but it was entertaining and there was some nice use of weapons. A good hardcore match that deserves recognition.

    6.9/10



    Royal Rumble Match

    30 Superstars from Raw, Smackdown! and ECW

    This is the match of the night for sure. The Royal Rumble is always one of my favorite events each year, mostly due to this match. Its always fun to guess who may enter next and who will end up victorious. This one in particular has the most talented group of contestants ever as well was one of the best endings in history. Intense is one of many words that can be used to describe this match.

    8.9/10



    Overall, this is far from being the best Royal Rumble ever, but it certainly is not the worst. It surpassed 2006's event greatly and was very entertaining for the most part. Recommended for any fans of the Rumble match or fans of last man standing matches. There have been better PPVs in the past, but this one would stand as a solid investment for any wrestling fan. Overall Rating: 6.2/10moreless
  • Pretty good Pay-Per-View

    7.5
    After seeing the card for this year's Royal Rumble, I thought it was gonna be terrible. I guess I was wrong. If it weren't for the Rumble match, this might have been a stinker. Here's my review on the entire night:



    The Hardy Boys Def. MNM - 8/10

    Pretty good tag team match between these 2. The one thing that leaves a bad taste in my mouth was the reason for this match: Joey Mercury was severely injured at Armageddon last month......and they turned his injury into a damn storyline. What a pathetic excuse for ratings. Despite that, the match was great.



    Lashley Def. Test via countout (ECW Championship) - 0/10

    The worst match of the night. Test is nothing more than a WWE reject, Lashley should not be ECW champion or in ECW for that matter. The match just plain sucked. And the ending made it even worse. Lashley retained by a damn count-out. And THAT was Vince's idea of what ECW is all about. Seriously, what the hell were we watching? It wasn't an ECW match, I'll tell you that much.



    Batista Def. Mr. Kennedy (World Heavyweight Championship) - 3/10

    I hate both of these guys, so this match was boring to me. The one thing I liked from Kennedy was that inverted figure-four leg lock he used. Other than that, I hated this match. Batista was boring as usual, Kennedy sounded like a retard when he shouted his name through that microphone yet again, thank God it was over.



    John Cena Def. Umaga in a Last Man Standing Match (WWE Championship) - 4/10

    John Cena overcomes the odds once again. Vince McMahon has got to stop with the unstoppable Superman champion nonsense that fans despise Cena for. Despite that, it wasn't your usual Last Man Standing match since Umaga did everything. The ring rope coming off was good, however, the way it was "used" killed the match.



    The Undertaker wins the Royal Rumble match after entering at No. 30 - 9/10

    I was looking forward to see J.R and JBL call the Royal Rumble match. We got JBL, but we got the King and Michael Cole instead. Lawler, I might not mind. Cole, why him? There was a graphic on the top-right part of the screen to let you know what number was coming in next, yet he kept calling the number out. What was the point of that graphic anyways?



    Despite all of that, this match alone saved the entire Pay-Per-View. Michaels was a favorite to win, Undertaker was a favorite to win (my pick to be exact). Ironically enough they were the last wrestlers left. For a second, I thought Michaels was going to win. BOY was I wrong.



    Undertaker won, he's the first man to enter at No. 30 and win the Rumble and this is the first time he has won the Rumble match too. Good for you, Taker. Next stop: WrestleMania 23 at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.moreless
  • The only place where throwing people over the top rope will give you street cred. Oh wait. It won't? Well, at least you'll win the match.

    7.5
    30-Man Royal Rumble Match



    Order of entrance:

    1 Ric Flair 2 Finlay 3 Kenny Dykstra

    4 Matt Hardy

    5 Edge

    6 Tommy Dreamer

    7 Sabu

    8 Gregory Helms

    9 Shelton Benjamin

    10 Kane

    11 CM Punk

    12 King Booker

    13 Super Crazy

    14 Jeff Hardy

    15 The Sandman

    16 Randy Orton

    17 Chris Benoit

    18 Rob Van Dam

    19 Viscera

    20 Johnny Nitro

    21 Kevin Thorn

    22 Hardcore Holly

    23 Shawn Michaels

    24 Chris Masters

    25 Chavo Guerrero

    26 Montel Vontavious Porter

    27 Carlito

    28 The Great Khali

    29 The Miz

    30 The Undertaker Ah, the Royal Rumble. 30 men will enter, one man will win, and Lita will get AIDS. Except for the Lita bit. She got AIDS at the age of 12. Don't judge her. Her family was full of crack-addicts and sluts. To bad she was the only one in her family that did crack and slept with everybody on the block. Heck, she even slept with Old Man Jenkins. You know, the one that smelled like urine. Well, surprisingly (or not surprisingly), urine turns Lita on. Anyway, Enough about Lita. She's out of WWE now, and is most likely starting up a new career as a porn star. She'll soon be starring in "Harry **** and the Prizoner of Asskabang". First one out is The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, who most likely slept with Lita. Why do you think Edge took him out with teh conchairto. #2 is Finlay, who loves to fight... against people who hate midgets. The match starts off and Flair and Finlay go at it, with lefts and rights (punches, not pleasurement). Out next at #3 is former Spirit Squad member, now just gay without a gimmick, Kenny Dykstra (what a dyke Kenny automatically goes after Flair, because there's no way to prove your toughness by beating up your elders. #4 is Matt Hardy, who will not die. But, he will lose this match. #5 is the Rated-R superstar (yet only Cena and Kane have been in WWE Films, ironically) Edge. As these six men go at it, Flair brings in two chairs to, what I believe, do a conchairto to Edge. Kenny interferes in Flair's plans and, to my dismay, throws the chairs out of the ring. WTF?!? Somebody throw him out. Kenny then gets eliminated. Thank you! #6 is Tommy Dreamer, who now must job to everybody in ECW, including Davairi. Will there be any jobbing tonight? You betcha. #7 is Sabu, who, like Tommy Dreamer, is jobbing way too much on ECW. Then again, that is his punishment for getting caught holding weed back in Summer 2006. Sabu sets up a table on the outside and enters the ring. A little later on in the match, it is, not ironically, Sabu going through the table to be eliminated. #8 is Gregory Helms, the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion in WWE history. Of course, McMahon totally forgot about the cruiserweight division, so Helms shouldn't be bragging. But, we'll let the former superhero go this time. And hey, what do you know. There he goes, over the top rope. Bye-bye. #9 is Shelton Benjamin, who, unlike last year, does not have his Mama with him. Or the recognition. #10 is The Big Red (Blue?) Machine, Kane. As Beavis would say "FIRE!". #11 is CM Punk, ECW's only reason it's still on the air. I need to know though. How can you be a punk if you don't drink or do drugs? #12 is King Booker. Sadly for him, nobody in the ring kneels down and kisses his feet. #13 is Super Crazy, who, though is obviously crazy, isn't in a mental ward. #14 is Jeff Hardy, the painter who, when high, forgot to paint his house and ended up painting himself. See kids. This is what drugs will do to you. #15 is The Sandman, who gets in the ring, canes a few people, and gets thrown over the top rope by King Booker. Well, back to drinking your ass off, Sandman. #16 is The Legend Killer, Randy Orton, the master of chinlocks. And, what do you know, he uses a chinlock as his first offensive move. As his defensive move, the reverse chinlock. #17 is Chris Benoit, the Rabid Wolverine. I wonder if WWE will remake "Old Yeller" and have Benoit play the dog. I can see the preview now. "This summer, The Rabid Wolverine will finally be put to sleep. Chris Benoit is Old Yeller". #18 is Rob Van Dam, the other half of ECW's Weed Brothers, opposite Sabu. #19 is Viscera, who, surprisingly, still has a job in WWE. #20 is Johnny Nitro, the man who, despite not being famous, has paparazzi following him. His idol must be Paris Hilton. #21 is Kevin Thorn, ECW's vampire. How scary, a vampire named KEVIN. I'm pissing my pants. But, not because of Thorn. Because I'm too lazy to get up and use the bathroom. #22 is Hardcore Holly. He's as hardcore as the new ECW. #23 is the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels. Poor guy. His best friend, HHH, is injured with yet another quad injury. Well, he'll have to go it alone (unless God shows up. Oh, wait a minute. That was Backlash 2006). #24 is Chris Masters. Hey, look, it's the artist formerly known as the Masterpiece. #25 is Chavo Guerrero, who is exploiting Eddie Guerrero to where the fact where I can't even stand to look at this guy anymore. Somebody please tell me when he's eliminated. R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero. #26 is MVP, WWE's least valuable player. And he looks like a Power Ranger. Go, go, Power Rangers! #27 is Carlito, who went from Caribbean Cool to just cool. #28 is The "everything but" Great Khali, who just tosses everybody out of the ring. #29 is The Miz, who, thankfully, automatically gets eliminated by Khali (I refuse to call him great). #30 is The Undertaker, who quickly eliminates Khali. THANK YOU!!! After awhile, it's just down to HBK and The Deadman. After what has to be the most exciting "last-two-men-duking-it-out" in Royal Rumble history, Taker eventually tosses HBK over the top rope to finally win a Royal Rumble match. Way to go!

    WINNER(S): Undertaker

    LOSER(S): 29 other men. No, I don't mean the 29 other men in the match. I mean the men who keep getting thrown out of a night club thanks to those damned bouncers. Just because we're not as big as you doesn't mean we don't deserve lap dances. A-holes!



    WWE Champion John Cena vs. Umaga (Last Man Standing Match)

    What a surprise! The match was actually exciting. It started off horribly, exceeding my worst fears. But, after a while, it started to pick up. Umaga gets clocked with flying steel chairs, misses a big splash and goes through ECW's announce table, Cena cuts himself open on the steel chairs, finally hits the FU on Umaga, and, with the ring ropes, chokes Umaga out with the STFU, twice, to win the match. And this is just a little sample of this match. I never thought I'd say this, but, besides the Rumble, this was my favorite match of the night. WINNER(S): John Cena

    LSOER(S): Umaga, for losing to Cena twice, and for having a paint job that would put Jeff Hardy to shame.



    World Heavyweight Champion Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy

    A year ago, I would've been all over how great Batista is. But, ever since he returned from his injury, he has not been as good of a wrestler that he used to be. It was Mr. Kennedy, not Batista, who carried this match on his shoulders. It was also Kennedy who dominated during the match. Obviously, Mr. Kennedy can't stand animals. I wonder what he did with his dogs when he was a kid. Probably hit them repeatedly, got on top of the couch, flipped onto them, and then yelled his name into their faces. That'll teach them to crap inside the house. Anyway, a so-so match here. If it wasn't for Kennedy, this match would've most likely been a disaster. I say put the Animal to sleep and train him again.

    WINNER(S): Batista; Mr. Kennedy for carrying the match

    LOSER(S): Mr. Kennedy, for carrying the match, yet not carrying the World Heavyweight Championship



    ECW World Champion Lashley vs. Test

    Ugh. The match I was dreading the most. The untalented and undeserving Test gets a title shot. What's next? The Gobbledy **** gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame? As for the match, the Gobbledy **** was more exciting in the ring than this match (I'm hungry for chicken, so the **** keeps popping up in my head... MMMMM... Gobbledy ****). I'll skip the action and just tell you Lashley wins after Test gets counted out. Wow. Exciting. NOT! Borat, what are you doing here? Never mind, you can help me out. Here, sit down and help me write this wrestling review. No, I don't want to wrestle you naked. I don't care if your buddy likes it, I don't! Keep your pants on! That's it, get the hell out of here! WINNER(S): Except for Lashley, nobody

    LOSER(S): Test;Everybody



    Hardys vs. MNM

    Not as good as their former encounters, but still pretty good. Like their last encounters, this match went for about 20 minutes, and delivered. The Phantom of the WWE, Joey Mercury, wants revenge on his broken face (but not his broken fame), and is in the match more than the more talented Johnny Nitro. Nonetheless, a good match in which the Hardyz pick up the victory. Too bad for Mercury's revenge.

    WINNER(S): Hardyz

    LOSER(S): MNM; Phantom of the Opera fans, for Mercury's horrible portrayal of The Phantom. What do you mean he wasn't acting? He's really disfigured? HAHAHAHA! Take that, pretty boy!



    Match of the Night: The Royal Rumble, as always



    Worst Match of the Night: Lashley vs. Test (I feel sad that I had to mention that match again)



    Moment of the Night: Undertaker finally winning the Royal Rumble match.



    Overall, a pretty good PPV. Two great matches, accompanied by a decent match, a so-so match, and a horrible, atrocious match. Not a bad way to spend $40.00.moreless
  • Not so fast!!!

    9.2
    Whoa, There!!! I almosty gave it a 9.3 but then I looked at the matches other than the rumble and I saw the results and you know what I said... I said BORING. Kennedy lost, Hardy's won, Cena Won, wow was this bizarre and I thought that the WWE had too mix it up so they actually tried having the Tag TEam Title change hands on RAw not a PPV but the match wasnt bad but the next couple weeks nothing has happened that wasted a chance for a great storyline. Now to the Rumble match. Undertaker won and if the WWE doesnt have atleast 1 good storyline on the road to wrestlemania "I will be extremely confused with what the McMahons are iring in therir creative and writing departments.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • J.R and King made an error this night. They said Joey Mercury was injured in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. The truth is, he was injured in a normal Ladder match.

    • The Great Khali had the most eliminations in this years Royal Rumble with 7

    • Number 27 in the royal rumble is considered a lucky number since 4 of the winners of the 20 rumbles have won when they entered at that number, which is more than any other number

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (While John Cena is choking Umaga with the ring ropes)
      Jerry Lawler: Look at the face of Umaga! He's being choked down, JR. Look!
      Jim Ross: And even a monster's gotta breathe!

    • (Edge tries to look at Orton's Royal Rumble entrance number)
      Randy Orton: Man, what are you doing?
      Edge: Listen, listen. I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
      (King Booker and Queen Sharmell arrive interrupting Rated RKO)
      King Booker: Tell me you didn't just say that.

  • NOTES (18)

    • Final PPV appearance of Test.

    • This marks the 3rd time that The Undertaker entered The Royal Rumble at No. 30.

      He entered at No. 30 in the 1997 and 2003 Royal Rumble.

    • Final PPV appearance of Super Crazy.

    • PPV Buys: 491,000

    • Attendance for the event was 13,500

    • The first two wrestlers to enter the rumble were Ric Flair and Finlay.

    • This Royal Rumble set a new record for the most wrestlers involved in an elimination, taking 8 men to throw Viscera over the top rope.

      After Shawn Michaels delivered the Sweet Chin Music to Viscera, it took Edge, CM Punk, Rob Van Dam, Chris Benoit, Johnny Nitro, Shelton Benjamin, Hardcore Holly and Kevin Thorn to eliminate Viscera from the Royal Rumble match.

    • The Theme Song for this Years Royal Rumble is "Drones" by Rise Against.

    • Kane now holds the record for Royal Rumble appearances with 11. (as Kane 9, fake Diesel 1, Isaac Yankem 1)

    • Durring the World Heavyweight Championship match you can how Batista reminds Kennedy to go back into the ring to stop the count after beeing thrown into the stairs:

      Batista touches Kennedy's knee and says something to him - Kennedy immediately stops his imminent attack and goes back into the ring.

    • After Khali eliminated Chavo Guerrero in the Royal Rumble you can hear Shawn Michaels saying "That camera!" to Khali and poiting in a direction. Immediately Khali rises his hands and cheers into "that camera".

    • Edge lasted the longest lasting 44:02. On the other side of the spectrum The Miz lasted the shortest amount of time with only a meager seven seconds.

    • The Great Khali eliminated the most people in the Royal Rumble eliminating seven. Of those eliminated were Hardcore Holly, Chris Benoit, Miz, Rob Van Dam, Chavo Guerrero, CM Punk, Chavo Guerrero, Carlito, and Miz.

    • This was the first Royal rumble in which ECW participated.

    • This is Undertakers first time winning the Rumble

    • Order of elimination in the Rumble:
      1. Ric Flair by Kenny Dykstra and Edge
      2. Kenny Dykstra by Edge
      3. Tommy Dreamer by Kane
      4. Sabu by Kane
      5. Gregory Helms by King Booker
      6. The Sandman by King Booker
      7. Super Crazy by Edge and Randy Orton
      8. Jeff Hardy by Edge and Randy Orton
      9. Matt Hardy by Edge and Randy Orton
      10. King Booker by Kane
      11. Kane by King Booker
      12. Finlay by Shawn Michaels
      13. Viscera by everyone
      14. Shelton Benjamin by Shawn Michaels
      15. Johnny Nitro by Chris Benoit
      16. Kevin Thorn by Chris Benoit
      17. Chris Masters by Rob Van Dam
      18. Hardcore Holly by The Great Khali
      19. Mike Mizanin by The Great Khali
      20. Rob Van Dam by The Great Khali
      21. CM Punk by The Great Khali
      22. Carlito by The Great Khali
      23. Chavo Guerrero by The Great Khali
      24. Chris Benoit by The Great Khali
      25. The Great Khali by The Undertaker
      26. MVP by The Undertaker
      27. Randy Orton by Shawn Michaels
      28. Edge by Shawn Michaels
      29. Shawn Michaels by the Undertaker

    • Undertaker was the first man to enter the rumble number 30 and win

    • The final 3 entrants were names to the royal rumble: Super Crazy, Gegory Helms, and The Great Khali have all been added the the rumble match bringing the total up to 30.

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