Since Kane was in at number 40, Triple H didn’t return to the pay-per-view tonight, as many had expected. Matt Striker said Kane is approaching the record set by Shawn Michaels for most Rumble eliminations. Alex Riley was not in the ring and was nowhere to be found. Kane eliminated Zeke at 62:45.
Kane was eliminated by Mysterio around 63:20. However, Barrett eliminated Mysterio seconds later. The last four men in the ring were Cena, Barrett, Orton, and Del Rio. The crowd was not on the edge of their seats. Orton and Cena teased their second showdown of the match. They traded shots and the live crowd was so quiet you’d think it was a WWE Superstars match.
Alex Riley ran out at 66:30. Cena went after him. Miz ran out and dumped Cena over the top rope to eliminate him. I’ve never been so happy to lose a Royal Rumble pool. Miz and Riley ran backstage, leaving Barrett, Del Rio, and Orton as the final three. Del Rio and Barrett both team up on Orton, choking him in the corner with their boots. Orton begins to fight back against both men with a series of clotheslines, a snap powerslam to Orton and his signature backbreaker to Del Rio.
Orton is able to eliminate Barrett, but he finds himself immediately eliminated by Del Rio. Wade Barrett and Randy Orton have been eliminated. Del Rio believes he has won, but Santino (who was never officially eliminated because he slid underneath the bottom rope) crawls into the ring, and strikes with the cobra. Santino immediately begins celebrating, but when he goes to throw Del Rio out, it’s turned around on him, and Del Rio, does indeed win.
Winner of the Royal Rumble: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio celebrates in the ring with his personal ring announcer while the fans don’t have much of a reaction at all.
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