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Wrestling Rewind: WWE Royal Rumble 2005

WWE Royal Rumble 2005
January 30, 2005
Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Fresno, California

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Edge vs. Shawn Michaels 

Michaels starts things off with a flurry of haymakers. Michaels with a Back Body Drop to Edge. Michaels clotheslines Edge over the top rope. Edge gets back into the ring at the count of eight. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Edge backs Michaels into the turnbuckles. Michaels lands multiple knife edge chops. Michaels bounces Edge’s head on the top turnbuckle. Edge with a Swinging NeckBreaker to Michaels. Edge and Michaels are trading back and forth shots. Michaels with a Lou Thez Press to Edge. Michaels transitions into the ground and pound attack. Michaels launches Edge out of the ring.

Edge connects with the Edge-O-Matic on the floor. Edge follows that with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Edge bounces Michaels head on the ring apron. Edge whips Michaels back first across the turnbuckles. Michaels fires up with a chop/haymaker combination. Edge with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Edge applies a body scissors hold. Michaels gets back to a vertical base. Michaels creates distance two bodyshots. Edge drives Michaels head to the canvas. Edge is mocking Michaels. Michaels launches Edge to the ring apron. Edge whips Michaels neck off the top rope. Edge goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Michaels ducks out of the way.

Michaels with a Oklahoma Roll for a two count. Edge responds with a Thrust Kick for a two count. Edge goes for a Belly To Back Suplex, but Michaels counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Edge applies a half nelson chin lock. Michaels delivers a series of knife edge chops. Michaels decks Edge with a Knee Lift. Michaels follows that with a Sledgehammer Punch. Michaels with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Edge. Michaels transitions into the Corner Mount. Michaels with a SunsetFlip Cover for a two count. Michaels catapults Edge face first to the top turnbuckle. Michaels rolls Edge over for a two count. Edge starts heading to the backstage area. Michaels catches up to him.

Referee Mike Chioda is trying to calm Michaels down. Edge Spears Michaels on the floor. Michaels gets back into the ring at the count of nine. Edge lands another Spear for a two count. Edge and Michaels are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Michaels with a HeadButt that sends Edge crashing to the canvas. Michaels connects with a Elbow Drop. Michaels goes for The Sweet Chin Music, but Edge counters with an Electric Chair Slam for a two count. Edge applies a Modified SharpShooter. Michaels crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Michaels with the Inside Cradle for a two count. Edge turns a Jack Knife Cover into a Victory Roll while using the top rope for leverage to pickup the victory.

Winner: Edge via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Undertaker vs. HeidenReich in a Casket Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taker applies a side headlock. Taker drops HeidenReich with a Shoulder Tackle. Taker connects with a Hip Toss. Taker follows that with a Deep Arm Drag. Taker applies an arm-bar. HeidenReich is begging for mercy. HeidenReich applies a side headlock. HeidenReich runs through Taker with two Shoulder Blocks. Taker responds with a Single Leg TakeDown. Taker applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. HeidenReich whips Taker back first across the casket. HeidenReich is teeing off on Taker. HeidenReich bounces Taker’s head on the casket. HeidenReich rolls Taker back into the ring. HeidenReich is mauling Taker in the corner.

Taker gets HeidenReich trapped in  Hell’s Gate. Gene Snitsky attacks Taker from behind. Snitsky clotheslines Taker. Snitsky and HeidenReich connects with a Double Vertical Suplex. Snitsky and HeidenReich are double teaming Taker. Kane comes out of the casket. Kane kicks Snitsky with a Gut. Kane tosses HeidenReich out of the ring. Kane clotheslines Snitsky over the top rope. Kane and Snitsky are brawling in the Fresno Crowd. HeidenReich is trying to remove the casket from the ringside area.

HeidenReich whips Taker knee first across the steel ring steps. HeidenReich is ripping off the protective mats. HeidenReich rams the casket into the midsection of Taker. HeidenReich rolls Taker back into the ring. HeidenReich applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock. HeidenReich rolls Taker into the casket. HeidenReich can’t close the lid. Taker with a series of haymakers to HeidenReich.

Taker connects with a Running Leg Drop. Taker goes for a ChokeSlam, but HeidenReich counters with a HeadButt. Taker kicks HeidenReich in the jaw. HeidenReich responds with Deep Six. HeidenReich goes for the cover, but he obviously forgot the rules of the match. Taker and HeidenReich are trading back and forth shots. Taker drop HeidenReich with a Running DDT. Taker follows that with The ChokeSlam. Taker plants HeidenReich with The Tombstone. Taker closes the lid of the casket to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Undertaker 

Third Match: JBL (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. The Big Show in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Championship 

Angle is chilling on the outside. JBL with a Chop/Haymaker Combination to Show. JBL ducks a clothesline from Show. Show drops JBL with a Shoulder Tackle. Show HeadButts JBL. Show slaps JBL in the chest. Show follows that with another HeadButt. Show whips JBL back first across the turnbuckles. JBL kicks Show in the jaw. JBL goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Show catches him in mid-air. Show connects with a Leg Drop for a two count. Angle applies a front face lock. Show creates distance with a HeadButt. Show slaps Angle in the chest. Show with a Vertical Suplex to JBL. Show drops Angle with a Big Boot. Show clotheslines Angle and JBL over the top rope.

Show bounces Angle’s head on the steel ring steps. Show whips JBL face first across the steel ring post. Show with Sledgehammer Punches to the back of JBL. Angle low blows Show. Angle hits Show in the face with a Television Monitor. Show is sent crashing through the announce table. Angle and JBL are trading back and forth shots. Angle with a text book arm-drag to JBL. Angle applies an arm-bar. Angle transitions into a Key Lock. JBL decks Angle with a Straight Right Hand. JBL connects with a Corner Clothesline. Angle side steps JBL into the turnbuckles. Angle with a German Suplex to JBL. JBL goes for The Clothesline from Hell, but Angle counters with a German Suplex.

Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but JBL lands back on his feet. JBL drops Angle with a Big Boot for a two count. Show runs through Angle and JBL with a Double Clothesline. Show fires up with a series of lariats. Show bodyslams Angle. Show irish whips JBL into Angle in the corner. Show delivers a Double Hip Attack. Show follows with another Double Clothesline. Show goes for The Double ChokeSlam, but Angle and JBL counters with a Chop Block/Clothesline From Hell Combination.

Angle with The German Suplex to JBL. Angle hits Show with The Angle Slam. JBL with the lateral press for a two count. JBL goes for The Clothesline From Hell, but Show counters with a ChokeSlam for a two count. JBL rolls himself out of the ring. Show Spears JBL through the ringside barricade. Show connects with a FlapJack for a two count. Mark Jindrak attacks the referee. Luther Reigns tosses Show out of the ring. Show is brawling with Jindrak and Reigns. Orlando Jordan rolls JBL back into the ring. JBL lays out Angle with The Clothesline From Hell to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Champion, JBL via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orton For The WWE World Heavyweight Championship 

Orton slaps HHH in the face. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. HHH backs Orton into the ropes. Orton drops HHH with a Shoulder Tackle. HHH goes for a Hip Toss, but Orton counters with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Orton ducks a clothesline from HHH. Orton delivers a series of haymakers. Orton connects with a Back Body Drop. Orton goes for a RKO, but HHH rolls himself out of the ring. Orton dropkicks HHH for a two count. Orton is mauling HHH in the corner. HHH kicks Orton in the gut. HHH bounces Orton’s head on the top turnbuckle. HHH transitions into a Corner Mount. Orton regains momentum with snake eyes. Orton goes for another RKO, but HHH sends him crashing to the outside.

HHH whips Orton shoulder first to the steel ring steps. HHH mocks Orton. HHH starts choking Orton. Great right hand by HHH. Orton kicks HHH in the jaw. HHH ChopBlocks Orton. HHH drives Orton’s leg to the steel ring post. HHH rolls Orton back into the ring. HHH takes out the other leg of Orton. HHH with a SlingShot Elbow Drop. HHH rams Orton’s knee into the canvas. HHH is the right knee of Orton. Orton with a Inside Cradle for a two count. HHH gets Orton trapped in the Figure Four Leg Lock. Orton reverses the hold.

HHH crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. HHH with a Knee Drop to Orton. Orton kicks HHH into the announce table. Orton with a Modified BackBreaker to HHH. Orton dishes out multiple bodyshots. Orton with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Orton follows that with a Modified NeckBreaker for a two count. HHH kicks Orton in the chest. Orton responds with a PowerSlam for a two count. Orton goes for the Corner Mount, but HHH counters with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Orton knocks HHH off the top turnbuckle. Orton with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

HHH decks Orton with a Leaping FaceBuster. Orton blocks the Pedigree. Orton catapults HHH face first to the top turnbuckle. HHH blocks the RKO for the third time in this match. HHH drops Orton with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. HHH goes for a Pedigree, but Orton counters with a Clothesline for a two count. Orton bounces HHH head on the ring steps. Orton continues to throw more haymakers. Orton goes for a DDT, but HHH blocks it. Orton is regaining his composure on the outside. Orton mouth is busted open. HHH shoves Orton into the referee. HHH brings out a SledgeHammer. Orton with drop toe hold that sends HHH face first to the steel ring post. HHH with a Inside Out Lariat. HHH plants Orton with a Pedigree to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Royal Rumble 2005 Match 

1.) Eddie Guerrero (SmackDown) eliminated by Edge

2.) Chris Benoit (RAW) eliminated by Ric Flair

3.) Daniel Puder (SmackDown) eliminated by Hardcore Holly

4.) Hardcore Holly (SmackDown) eliminated by Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero

5.) The Hurricane (RAW) eliminated by Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero

6.) Kenzo Suzuki (SmackDown) eliminated by the Rey Mysterio

7.) Edge (RAW) eliminated by Batista & John Cena

8.) Rey Mysterio (SmackDown) eliminated by the Edge

9.) Shelton Benjamin (RAW) eliminated by Edge

10.) Booker T (SmackDown) eliminated by Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero

11.) Chris Jericho (RAW) eliminated by Batista

12.) Luther Reigns (SmackDown) eliminated by Booker T

13.) Muhammad Hassan (RAW) eliminated by Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Luther Reigns and Booker T

14.) Orlando Jordan (SmackDown) eliminated by Booker T

15.) Scotty 2 Hotty (SmackDown) eliminated by Muhammad Hassan

16.) Charlie Haas (SmackDown) eliminated by Shawn Michaels

17.) Rene Dupree (SmackDown) eliminated by Chris Jericho

18.) Simon Dean (RAW) eliminated by Shawn Michaels

19.) Shawn Michaels (RAW) eliminated by Kurt Angle

20.) Kurt Angle (SmackDown) eliminated by Shawn Michaels

21.) Jonathan Coachman (RAW) eliminated by Ric Flair

22.) Mark Jindrak (SmackDown) eliminated by Kane

23.) Viscera (RAW) eliminated by John Cena

24.) Paul London (SmackDown) eliminated by Gene Snitsky

25.) John Cena (SmackDown) eliminated by Batista

26.) Gene Snitsky (RAW) eliminated by Batista

27.) Kane (RAW) eliminated by John Cena

28.) Batista (RAW)

29.) Christian (RAW) eliminated by Batista

30.) Ric Flair (RAW) eliminated by Edge

 

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