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Royal Rumble (2015) 
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was a special event that took place within the WTX Universe, the event took place on January 25th 2015.

Background

This was the fourth annual Royal Rumble event to take place within the WTX Universe. It was the first event to take place in 2015 and was the follow up to RAW exclusive event Vengeance, followed in February by SmackDown's No Way Out.

The show featured seven matches, featuring two matches from each respective brand, from RAW the show featured Randy Orton facing off against former tag team partner Edge, who Orton walked out on during a World Tag Team Championship match on an episode of RAW prior to the event. The second match from RAW saw the World Heavyweight Championship be contested between The Great Destroyer and former champion Seth Rollins, who had invoked his rematch clause for the event.

From NXT, the show first featured Bray Wyatt, who was being haunted by mysterious vignettes for weeks heading into the event, revealed to be the returning Sting, as the two would face off at the event. And in NXT's main event, the NXT Championship was contested between former allies from the faction The Fallen, as Batista defended against Raven and AJ Styles, after Raven had destroyed the group, attacking Batista and saying Batista used them to get to the top.

From SmackDown, the show featured a Women's Championship match as Paige defended her championship against up and coming star Havok, as well as a WWE Championship defence from the longest reigning champion Brock Lesnar as he was scheduled to defend against Ultimate Warrior and Triple H. The show also featured a 30-Man Royal Rumble, with 10 participants from each brand competing for a world championship main event match at WrestleMania IV.

Event

In the opening match of the show, Edge defeated Randy Orton via submission, the match was followed by the Women's Championship match from SmackDown, with Havok defeating Paige off of a Chokeslam to win her first championship within the WTX Universe, ending Paige's lengthy reign. In the third match, the returning Sting defeated Bray Wyatt via submission, forcing Wyatt to submit to the Scorpion Deathlock.

In the first world championship match of the night, The Great Destroyer retained the World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Seth Rollins via pinfall after hitting The Downward Spiral. The second world championship match saw Brock Lesnar also retain his championship, pinning Triple H off of an F5. In the third and final world championship match of the night, Batista also retained his championship, submitting Raven to the Batista Bite.

In the main event, Rusev won the 2015 Royal Rumble match, last eliminating Damien Sandow to earn himself a world championship match at WrestleMania IV.

Results

# Result Stipulation Time
1 Edge def. Randy Orton Singles Match 4:37
2 Havok def. Paige (c) Singles Match for Women's Championship 3:41
3 Sting def. Bray Wyatt Singles Match 7:40
4 The Great Destroyer (c) def. Seth Rollins Singles Match for World Heavyweight Championship 6:39
5 Brock Lesnar (c) def. Triple H & Ultimate Warrior Triple Threat Match for WWE Championship 6:06
6 Batista (c) def. Raven & AJ Styles Triple Threat Match for NXT Championship 9:32
7 Rusev won, last eliminating Damien Sandow 40-Man Royal Rumble Match for World Championship Match at WrestleMania IV 37:51

Royal Rumble Eliminations

# Entrant Order of Elimination Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 Titus O'Neil 2 Wade Barrett 2:09 1
2 Razor Ramon 1 Titus O'Neil 1:50 0
3 Wade Barrett 4 MVP 5:20 1
4 Chris Jericho 3 MVP 3:28 0
5 Dolph Ziggler 6 MVP 4:30 0
6 James Storm 7 MVP 4:28 0
7 MVP 11 Yoshi Tatsu 7:26 6
8 The Miz 5 MVP 1:17 0
9 Christian 8 MVP 2:25 0
10 Kevin Nash 10 Brodus Clay 3:09 1
11 Brodus Clay 14 Yoshi Tatsu 4:24 2
12 Bobby Roode 9 Kevin Nash 0:24 0
13 Yoshi Tatsu 15 Corey Graves 3:04 3
14 Sting 13 Yoshi Tatsu 1:23 0
15 Tyson Kidd 12 Brodus Clay 0:26 0
16 Corey Graves 20 Eddie Guerrero & Erick Rowan 5:55 2
17 Gregory Helms 16 Corey Graves 0:40 0
18 Big E 18 Alberto Del Rio 3:43 0
19 Alberto Del Rio 19 Eddie Guerrero 3:10 2
20 Luke Harper 17 Alberto Del Rio 0:58 0
21 Erick Rowan 21 Eddie Guerrero 3:14 1
22 Eddie Guerrero 24 Bo Dallas & Heath Slater 3:50 3
23 Kane 23 Bo Dallas 2:22 1
24 William Regal 22 Kane 0:35 0
25 Bo Dallas 28 Ryback 4:23 2
26 Heath Slater 25 Leo Kruger 2:50 1
27 Leo Kruger 30 Randy Savage 5:40 0
28 Don C. Nut 26 Dean Ambrose 1:23 0
29 Dean Ambrose 27 Ryback 1:16 1
30 Ryback 32 Shawn Michaels 4:47 4
31 Randy Savage 38 Damien Sandow & Rusev 9:37 5
32 King Kong Bundy 29 Ryback 0:47 0
33 Kofi Kingston 31 Ryback 0:42 0
34 Shawn Michaels 34 Randy Savage 2:15 1
35 Fandango 33 Randy Savage 0:49 0
36 De9fault 35 Randy Savage 0:26 0
37 Wolfe 36 Randy Savage 0:49 0
38 Damien Sandow 39 Rusev 4:55 2
39 Cesaro 37 Damien Sandow 0:47 0
40 Rusev Winner - 2:53 2

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