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WWE Royal Rumble (2005)

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The biggest Superstars of RAW and SmackDown! clash at Royal Rumble to determine who will go to WrestleMania 21 as the heavyweight contender. The Road to WrestleMania begins as RAW and SmackDown! present WWE Royal Rumble.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Bautista ... Batista
John Cena ... John Cena
Paul Levesque ... Triple H
Randy Orton ... Randy Orton
John Layfield ... John 'Bradshaw' Layfield
Kurt Angle ... Kurt Angle
Paul Wight ... The Big Show
Adam Copeland ... Edge
Shawn Michaels ... Shawn Michaels
Mark Calaway ... The Undertaker
Jon Heidenreich ... Heidenreich
Eddie Guerrero ... Eddie Guerrero
Rey Mysterio ... Rey Mysterio
Chris Jericho ... Chris Jericho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Basham ... Doug Basham
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Storyline

The biggest Superstars of RAW and SmackDown! clash at Royal Rumble to determine who will go to WrestleMania 21 as the heavyweight contender. The Road to WrestleMania begins as RAW and SmackDown! present WWE Royal Rumble.

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Official Sites:

WWE

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fresno, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ten wrestlers made their first appearance in the Royal Rumble match: Daniel Puder, Kenzo Suzuki, Luther Reigns, Muhammad Hassan, Orlando Jordan, Simon Dean, Jonathan Coachman, Mark Jindrak, Paul London, and Gene Snitsky See more »

Goofs

The ending of the match did not go as planned. Batista fell over the top rope while eliminating John Cena and the two men hit the floor at the same time. Mr. McMahon furiously ran to the ring to sort this out and blew out both of his knees sliding into the ring. Since this was unplanned, Vince had not stretched before hand resulting in the injury. The end of the match had to be restarted. See more »

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[points to girls]
Christian: This is a real tough job, you should be proud of yourselves.
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Follows WrestleMania VII (1991) See more »

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Not the best Rumble ending but pretty good

This Royal Rumble basically had the message of wrestling these days. Gimmick and image are more popular then wrestling ability.

HBK vs Edge. Pretty good match. A lot of heat for Edge who was just starting out as a heel again and what better way to go into a match with HBK. It kind of got a little slower at the end then usual. Overall this match gets a 6/10. Undertaker vs Hedinreich. Not a good match. Undertaker had to carry Hedinreich through this match who seemed to be really lost and screwed up his moves. It did get interesting to see Raws Gene Snitsky and a bit later Kane come into this match. Overall the fans seemed more interested when this match ended. 2/10 Kurt Angle vs JBL vs Big Show. This match was slow at first but got pretty good at the end when Angle managed to speed up the match.Kurt Angle did some really good wrestling moves and proves he is the best wrestler out of the match. JBL and Big Show put on a slow match. The ending to this match was bad. Over all this match was a 5/10 mainlly because of Kurt Angle. Randy Orton vs HHH. Good match,surprising heat for Randy Orton who was the face in this match. Randy proved he can go the limit with any top star. This match also marked the first match HHH has wrestled where someone dosn't run down and save him from a loss. Over all this match was about a 6/10.

Royal Rumble match was OK. Some surprises. Some not so good surprises. I was kind of upset that Kurt Angle wasn't given enough time in this match. But over all this match had a guy who I never thought would be pushed so soon. I won't tell ya who wins. I give this match a 8/10


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