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WWE Royal Rumble 2009

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A professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment that took place on January 25, 2009.

Royal Rumble (2009), a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), took place on January 25, 2009, at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The 22nd event produced under the "Royal Rumble" … see full wiki

Release Date: January 25, 2009
1 review about WWE Royal Rumble 2009


  • Jul 24, 2011


1.[ECW TITLE] JACK SWAGGER VS MATT HARDY-we start out with a really good opener that was for the now gone ECW title. Swagger of course wanted to make this a mat based contest working on Matt's arm. Hardy however tried turning this into more of a fight with more high impact blows and fists. Matt controlled most of the first half of the match but his arm was too worked over in the process. Swagger would retain the tile and defeat Hardy again.

2.[WOMEN'S TITLE] BETH PHOENIX VS MELINA-this match right straight up upset me and it still bothers me. I am a big fan of Beth. I think Beth along with Natie is the best female wrestlers in the WWE. This match showed off what both are really good at, with Beth showing off her strength. Melina showed off her agility but the best part was Beth beating her with her own foot. Still Beth ended up getting reversed and pinned loosing her title and many months long streak.

3.[WORLD TITLE] JOHN CENA VS JBL-now I know a lot of people were not expecting much out of this match. But to be honest this was a good match between the two with solid action that went back and forth. Of The Shawn Michaels storyline going into this was great and HBK getting involved added a lot to the match. After a super kick or two from Shawn, Cena was able to defeat JBL once again.

4.[WWE TITLE] JEFF HARDY VS EDGE-now I have to say from there tag team days all the way to now these two have good matches. This like the others was a well done match with a good pace and some good high spots due to Vickie making it a no DQ match. Also with Chavo on the outside to help Edge added to the atmosphere. Still the story here was the ending that was just wonderful Matt Hardy turning on his brother and costing him his title. Not only was it great to see that but it was even stranger to see who he helped become champ given the history.

5.ROYAL RUMBLE-I have never seen a Rumble match that I did not like and this is no different. There is just something special about the Rumble or battle royals for that matter. This Rumble was full of action with all kinds of high spots as usual. Some of the many great moments were the one night return of RVD and how Rey was able to stay in the match, you will see. But the story here was Legacy and their dominance and team work throughout the Rumble. At one point it looked like Randy Orton was eliminated but he stayed in there and moments later surprised Triple H to win the Rumble.

Over all this was a good event with a few missteps but it was a good Rumble event for sure. Of course I loved HBK being apart of this show in the way that he was, it added so much to that match. Also the Rumble was great as always. I recommend picking this up with the two pack with the 2010 Rumble as well. Special features include an exclusive interview with RVD after he was eliminated and Legacy on RAW.


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July 24, 2011
This was during the time when I didn't watch too mauch wrestling. You have to admit that they don't have much talent these days. Nice review!
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