Royal Rumble 2009


The Head Hunters beat Hiroshi Hase and Shinya Hashimoto when Head Hunter #1 pinned Hase with the Moonsault in 0:04:15.

Brian Pillman and Sabu battled to a draw in 0:20:00.

Rick Steamboat pinned Rad Radford with the Flying Cross Bodypress in 0:13:28.

Shawn Michaels and Diesel beat Harlem Heat when Michaels pinned Booker T after
a double leg-hook in 0:29:26.

Razor Ramon pinned Owen Hart with the Razor's Edge in 0:16:59.

Chris Benoît defeated The Giant by disqualification in 0:18:45.
(Chris Benoît tore his right tricep. He will be out for approximately 7 months.)

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Sid won a 20-man Royal Rumble:
x Diesel and Sabu started out.
x Diamond Dallas Page entered at 0:02:00
x Sabu threw out Diamond Dallas after a kick to the head in 0:02:47
x Skip entered at 0:04:00
x Skip threw out Sabu after an enzuigiri in 0:05:02
x 1-2-3 Kid entered at 0:06:00
x Yokozuna entered at 0:08:00
x Diesel threw out 1-2-3 Kid after a Sammartino backbreaker in 0:08:11
x Riki Chosyu entered at 0:10:00
x Head Hunter #1 entered at 0:12:00
x Head Hunter #2 entered at 0:14:00
x Head Hunter #2 threw out Skip after an enzuigiri in 0:15:19
x Rad Radford entered at 0:16:00
x Stan Hansen entered at 0:18:00
x Head Hunter #2 threw out Radford after a facerake in 0:19:02
x Head Hunter #2 threw out Chosyu in 0:19:38
x Shinya Hashimoto entered at 0:20:00
x Hashimoto threw out Diesel after a thrust kick to the head in 0:21:13
x Hiroshi Hase entered at 0:22:00
x Hansen threw out Hashimoto after a dropkick in 0:22:40
x Too Cold Scorpio entered at 0:24:00
x Head Hunter #1 threw out Scorpio after a facebite in 0:25:37
x Dan Severn entered at 0:26:00
x Brian Pillman entered at 0:28:00
x Sid entered at 0:30:00
x Shawn Michaels entered at 0:32:00
x Michaels threw out Head Hunter #1 in 0:33:37
x Vader entered at 0:34:00
x The Undertaker entered at 0:36:00
x Vader threw out Severn after a bodyslam in 0:46:13
x Head Hunter #2 threw out Undertaker after the Moonsault in 0:49:00
x Vader threw out Michaels after the Power Bomb in 0:56:37
x Hansen threw out Head Hunter #2 in 0:59:32
x Vader threw out Pillman in 1:01:15
x Hansen threw out Vader after a chokehold in 1:04:54
x Sid threw out Yokozuna after a kneelift in 1:10:34
x Sid threw out Hase after a Gorilla Press in 1:25:00
x Sid threw out Hansen after a choke slam in 1:25:39

Match Observations:

Chris Benoît is bad luck personified. He reached his goal of winning the WWF
title and even managed to keep it against The Giant. What happens next ? He
suffers a serious injury.

Unfortunately the WWF officials had no other choice but to strip him of the

This neccessitates finding a second top contender for the title. This second
top contender will be determined "on the road" in MSG next week when there will
be a second Royal Rumble.

The Head Hunters were definitely impressive in their debut, and they even gave
guys like the Undertaker something to remember in the Royal Rumble.

Rick Steamboat is also still one of the best around, and who would have thought
that Dan Severn would return to the WWF without prior notice ?

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