Posted by James Tee
Hello and welcome to the Countdown to Royal Rumble! As we get closer to the 2013 edition of the WWE PPV, we take a look at some legendary Royal Rumble matches. Tonight’s match dates back to 2010.
Countdown to WWE Royal Rumble 2013: 1 Day
Winner: Edge – Entrant #29
Most eliminations: Shawn Michaels – 6 eliminations (6th elimination with Triple H)
Longest appearance: John Cena – 22:11 minutes
Shortest appearance: MVP – 7 seconds (8th shortest in history)
Royal Rumble 2010: The Rated R Rumble
As the Royal Rumble PPV was closing in, Edge had been out for 6 months recovering from his torn Achilles tendon. However, in spite of the multiple reports stating that his injury was potentially career-threatening and needed a year to heal, the fans still had a fresh memory from 2008. In fact, to the astonishment of the New York crowd, Cena had come back prematurely from a torn pectoral injury to win the match. Fast forward to 2010, Cena, Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels were battling it out as entrant n° 29 was about to come. As soon as the music hit, the crowd gave one of the biggest pops of the PG era to the returning Edge. As soon as he entered the ring, he speared the three before eliminating Jericho as a payback for the rants of his former tag team partner. A few minutes later, he eliminated Cena to win the match.
At WrestleMania, Edge lost to Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship. He got a little payback at Extreme Rules in a Steel Cage. Besides the Royal Rumble match though, the 2010 PPV also featured a great bout between then World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker and Rey Mysterio, in which the Deadman retained. Sheamus, on the other hand, won by DQ against Randy Orton to retain his WWE Championship.
I hope that you enjoyed the Countdown to Royal Rumble. This Sunday should be yet another historic PPV as it will certainly unveil most of the plans for what is already predicted to be the greatest WrestleMania ever. If you liked this feature, come back next month as we preview the next PPV with the Countdown to Elimination Chamber.
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