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Hey all. This is the Offical WWE 2011 Royal Rumble Live Report thread.

Please check here as myself and trigunkwan bring you all the action from this year's Royal Rumble which will be bigger this year with 40 wrestlers all looking to win the Rumble and go on to this year's Wrestlemania.

The final confirmed card will be posted after this week's Smackdown in case of any last minute add on matches.

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Hey all.Short but sweet update before we begin coverage of tonights ppv.

The card is as follows

* WWE Divas Title Match: Natalya © vs. Michelle McCool and Layla
* World Title Match: Edge © vs. Dolph Ziggler
* WWE Title Match: The Miz © vs. Randy Orton
* The 40 Man Royal Rumble

So sit back relax as we await the 1st match.

1st match in and its the Smackdown World title match\

http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/172305/Click-Here-To-Join-411s-LIVE-WWE-Royal-Rumble-Coverage!.htm

World Title Match: Edge © vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero
Lock up to begin, and Edge takes Ziggler to the corner and nails him with a right. Boot from Ziggler, rights follow and then elbows by Ziggler. More rights in the corner, but Edge battles back and slams Ziggler to the corner. Knee drops by Edge, and a cover for 2. Gut buster by Edge, and another cover for 2. Off the ropes and a hip toss by Edge, and into a cover again for 2. Ziggler to the apron, Edge over to the ropes and then to the floor, and pulls Ziggler down. He slams Ziggler into the barricade, and then presses him and drops him chest first onto the barricade. Back into the ring they go, but Ziggler catches Edge with a boot to the head and a neck breaker, cover for 2. Ziggler lays the boots to Edge, Ziggler to the floor and pulls Edge to the apron and drops the elbow. More elbows from Ziggler, and back into the ring he goes. Ziggler then chokes out Edge in the ropes, and now works a headlock. 2nd rope sunset flip by Ziggler, Edge rolls through and gets a catapult to Ziggler into the corner, cover for 2. Ziggler back with the neck breaker, and covers for 2. Ziggler back to the headlock, breaks and gets the elbow drop for 2. Edge rolls to the apron, but Ziggler charges and sends him flying into the barricade. Ziggler tosses Edge back in and covers for 2. Back to the headlock goes Ziggler, Edge battles back, and they collide as they both tried cross body blocks. BOTH men are down here. The ref counts, Edge up in the corner, Ziggler up, and misses the corner splash. Flapjack by Edge, and both men are down again. They work to their feet, forearm by Edge. Another and a cover for 2. Ziggler with a jawbreaker, and gets a cover for 2. Ziggler sets, fameasser countered into a sitout powerbomb by Edge and he gets a cover for 2. Edge now looks to go up top, Ziggler over and stops that. Up top with Edge, head butts follow. Superplex try, Edge blocks it, rights follow and Edge tosses him off. Edge flies in with the cross body and Ziggler rolls through and covers for a CLOSE 2. Standing dropkick by Ziggler gets 2. Edge blocks the Zig Zag, and into a variation of the sharp shooter! Edge with elbows as well, but Ziggler makes the ropes. Edge chokes Ziggler in the ropes, rights to the back, off the ropes and MISSES a splash onto Ziggler. Fameasser by Ziggler! 1…2…NO! They get to their feet, Edge takes Ziggler down and sets for the spear. Vickie warns him, and he changes his gameplan, but Ziggler gets the sleeper! Escape, Implant DDT from Edge! 1…2…NO! Vickie pulls out the ref! They argue, . She slaps Edge, and Ziggler almost runs into Vickie, Edge rolls him up for 2. Edge argues with Vickie again, and slaps him. Kelly Kelly is out to stop her. They brawl ringside, but Ziggler gets the Zig Zag! 1…2…NO! They get to their feet, and Ziggler gets the sleeper. Edge is fading, but starts to fight back and the knock the ref down. Edge escapes, and now sets for a spear since Vickie and the ref are down. SPEAR to Ziggler! Edge plays possum, the ref is awake, and Edge then gets up and uses the KILLSWITCH! 1…2…3!

OFFICIAL RESULT: Edge @ 20:00 via pin

(Well not sure whats more surprising kelly kelly doing a run in or Edge using the killswitch for the WWE.I expect Vickie to bring up the Spear usage as a way to get Dolph a rematch.Good competitive match up there.)

WWE Title Match: The Miz © w/Alex Riley vs. Randy Orton
And here we go with the WWE Title match. Lock up and rights by Orton right away. To the corner, more rights by Orton and then boots, Miz is down. Orton tosses Miz to the floor, follows and slams him to the barricades and then clotheslines Miz. Back into the ring they go and Orton covers for 2. Orton lays the boots to Miz again, and then the catapult into the bottom rope on Miz, and a cover for 2. To the corer, back elbow by Miz, but more rights from Orton. Striker and Lawler awkwardly discuss apartment wrestling as Riley interferes, and that allows Miz to take control. Miz slams v to the corner, but Orton back with the clothesline. Riley pulls Miz from the corner, as Orton then collides with the corner. Miz back in with rights, gets the corner clothesline and covers for 2. Miz chokes out Orton, and then Riley nails him with a right, and Miz covers for 2. Miz now works the chinlock, Orton works to his feet and escapes. Eye poke by Orton, off the ropes and a knee by Miz drops Orton, and a cover for 2. Boot to the face by Miz, and another cover for 2. Back elbow by Miz and a cover for 2. More boots from the Miz, to the floor and beats on Orton, who is on the apron. Kneelift by Miz, and back in to cover for 2. Back to the chinlock by Miz, Orton tries to fight out, but Miz remains in control. Orton battles back with the back suplex, but the Miz nails a big boot and covers for 2. Miz up top, crotched on the top rope, and Orton with rights. Up top with Miz now, SUPERPLEX connects! SHADES OF COWBOY BOB! Orton covers for 2. Rights by Orton, but Miz battles back. Uppercut by Orton, boots from Miz. More rights by Orton, off the ropes and a clothesline by Orton. Another. 3.0 back breaker connects and Miz to the apron. Orton has him, hangman's DDT countered and Miz dumps Orton to the floor. Riley kicks him as the ref is distracted, and then Miz to the floor. He slams Orton to the barricade, and then the ring apron. Back in the ring now, Miz up top, flies in with the double ax handle and covers Orton for 2. Rights and boots by Miz, and a cover for 2. Camel clutch variation by the Miz, thusly humbling Orton. Orton works to his knees, escapes, but Miz tosses Orton to the floor. Miz follows, and catapults Orton into the ring post! Miz in the ring, the ref counts on Orton. The ref gets to 8, Orton back in and Thesz press to Miz. Rights follow, to the corner now and Orton is beating his ass. Clothesline sby Orton, snap slam follows. Orton stomp now, the knee drop and a cover for 2. Boot by Orton, powerbomb try, Riley on the apron and Orton attacks him. Miz back with the back breaker into the neck breaker and covers for 2. Orton to his feet, RKO countered, skull crushing finale countered and Orton with the Angle Slam, cover for 2. Miz to the floor, grabs his title and tries to bail. Orton stops that with a clothesline, rolls him back in and as Orton gets into the ring, Miz gets a DDT for a close 2. Miz misses a boot, roll up by Orton for 2. Miz to the apron, hangman's DDT by Orton connects this time. Orton is set, stalks Miz, wants the RKO…and the NEXUS is out minus CM Punk. Orton is distracted, the ref stops them, and Riley sneaks into the ring. Orton TOSSES him over the top ONTO the NEXUS! RKO on Miz! But CM PUNK IS HERE! GO TO SLEEP ON ORTON! Miz covers, 1…2…3!

OFFICIAL RESULT: The Miz @ 20:00 via pin

(Not surprised Miz retained nor that it was via help.Buut who it was that helped was surprising and I'd have to asume that Orton will either be included in the Cena-NEW Nexus feud or be going into if Cena's attention focuses itself elsewhere)

The RAW GM chime sin before the Divas Title Match, and Cole goes to read. He doesn't dig the co-champion possibilities, and the match is being changed. The GM calls Cole annoying, and the match will be a FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH. Eve is with fourth competitor.

WWE Divas Title Match: Natalya © vs. Michelle McCool vs. Layla vs. Eve 12
LayCool try to work together to begin and attack the faces. They take control early, and beat down Natalya and Eve. McCool kicks Eve to the floor, and Natalya fights back against both of them and catapults Layla into McCool. McCool pulls Layla to the floor to save her. Natalya follows, and gets taken down. LayCool stand alone in the ring, and stand off. Layla backs off, Natalya pulls her to the floor and then Natalya in the ring, double sharp shooter on Layla and Eve! McCool in with the bog boot to Natalya, and she covers Eve for 2. Layla saves McCool, neck breaker on Eve and McCool kicks Eve to the floor. Natalya is up and clothesline both of them, and is cleaning house. She covers McCool, but Layla stops that. Natalya sends Layla to the corner, clothesline follows and it is dead quiet in the arena. Natalya picks up Layla, but then drops her allowing McCool to accidentally boot her partner. Natalya sends McCool to the floor, Eve tosses Natalya and goes up top…MOONSAULT on Layla, and covers Layla as McCool covers Natalya, and the ref counts 3. Eve is announced the winner. That was a mess.

OFFICIAL RESULT: AND NEW CHAMPION Eve @ 6:00 via pin

(Totally non-sensical booking here.From changing the match to having the person added last minute winning the match is just aweful.Plus sadly no Kong either though if she debuts shortly I won;t be shocked as the Divas div needs her post haste)

Okay folks thats my part of the live report done for today.I'll hand over to trigunkwan for the rumble which he will be covering in the Rumble pool thread. Hope you enjoyed.
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great coverage andy1! word for word, it was perfect!

i am also dumbfounded as to why kelly kelly did that run-in. but as for the killswitch, i think it was cuz Christian was backstage at the Rumble or something. as always, Ziggler puts up a Main Event quality match every time he steps between those ropes.

im still kinda wondering why the Nexus jumped in on the WWE title match, but wasnt the look on Miz's face priceless when he realized he won somehow? lol! he didnt even know wat happened!

a buddy of mines told me that the Diva championship match was planned for a 4 Way long before the PPV ever started cuz there were already t-shirts available showing the full card, and it was printed as a Diva Fatal Four Way for the title. too bad Kong didnt show up all night, but im hoping she does show up soon. cant wait for AWESOME KONG!

i posted my comments on the RR in the discussions thread, but its not play by play. i gave the Royal Rumble a 7/10! again, great coverage andy1!
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