Event Title

Royal Rumble '09 Taping

Date

January 25, 2009

Venue

Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, North America drawing 16,695
  1. Jimmy Wang Yang beat Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) via pinfall
  2. ECW Champion Jack Swagger beat Matt Hardy via pinfall (0:10:28)
  3. Melina beat WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella) via pinfall to win the WWE Women's Championship (0:05:58)
  4. WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena beat John Bradshaw Layfield via pinfall (0:15:30)
  5. Edge beat WWE Champion Jeff Hardy via pinfall in a No Disqualification Match to win the WWE Championship (0:19:25)
  6. Randy Orton beat Rey Mysterio, John Morrison, Carlito, Montel Vontavious Porter, The Great Khali, Vladimir Kozlov, Triple H, JTG, Ted DiBiase, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, The Miz, Finlay, Cody Rhodes, The Undertaker, Goldust, CM Punk, Mark Henry, Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, Kofi Kingston, Kane, R-Truth, Rob Van Dam, The Brian Kendrick, Dolph Ziggler, Santino Marella, Jim Duggan, and The Big Show in a Royal Rumble (0:58:38)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will face either the WWE Champion or the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XXV

Royal Rumble

Entrance No.WrestlerExit No.Eliminated ByTime in Ring
1Rey Mysterio20The Big Show0:49:24
2John Morrison6Triple H0:19:34
3Carlito3Vladimir Kozlov0:06:11
4Montel Vontavious Porter2Vladimir Kozlov0:03:52
5The Great Khali1Vladimir Kozlov0:01:30
6Vladimir Kozlov4Triple H0:02:40
7Triple H29Randy Orton0:50:00
8Randy OrtonWinnerN/A0:48:27
9JTG7The Undertaker0:11:59
10Ted DiBiase Jr.27Triple H0:45:11
11Chris Jericho23The Undertaker0:37:17
12Mike Knox19Big Show0:32:42
13The Miz5Triple H0:01:20
14Finlay21Kane0:29:59
15Cody Rhodes28Triple H0:37:01
16The Undertaker26The Big Show0:32:29
17Goldust8Cody Rhodes0:01:11
18CM Punk18The Big Show0:22:29
19Mark Henry9Rey Mysterio0:03:14
20Shelton Benjamin10The Undertaker0:04:17
21William Regal11CM Punk0:04:23
22Kofi Kingston12The Brian Kendrick0:06:58
23Kane24Randy Orton; Cody Rhodes; Ted DiBiase Jr.0:18:21
24R-Truth17The Big Show0:12:06
25Rob Van Dam22Chris Jericho0:13:56
26The Brian Kendrick13Triple H0:00:15
27Dolph Ziggler14Kane0:00:21
28Santino Marella15Kane0:00:01
29Jim Duggan16The Big Show0:02:50
30The Big Show25Randy Orton0:09:32
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