Live Royal Rumble coverage: World Heavyweight Title Match

Jan 30, 2011 - by staff

– Micheal Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Stryker welcome us to the Rumble from ringside. Cole says the venue is sold out with over 15,000 fans.

(1) World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge (c) vs Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero. Vickie reminds us that the Spear is banned and that if Edge uses it he will not only lose the match but his title. Crowd is really hot so far. Edge has dominated this match since the opening bell. Dolph finally gets in some offense but it doesn’t last long as Edge battles back. The commentary has been very annoying thus far. Rather boring match so far. Cool spot where Edge countered a Famouser into a powerbomb for a near fall. Ziggler reverses a cross body off the top for a near fall. There seems to be a big chuck of fans that are for Ziggler. Edge locks in the Edgecation but Ziggler makes it to the ropes. Edge seems either injured or a tad bit off his game tonight. Ziggler has been working his butt off so far. Things have picked up quite a bit. Edge goes for the Spear but Ziggler reverses it into a Sleeper. He should have just let Edge do it and he would have won the title. Edge nails the Edgecution but Vickie pulls the referee out of the ring. Vickie is on the ring apron. She slaps Edge but Kelly finally comes out and pulls her off the apron and beats her down. Ziggler nails the Zig Zag from behind but Edge kicks out after two. Ziggler has the sleeper on again. Edge rams Dolph into the referee on accident. The ref is down and Edge uses the spear on Dolph. The ref is back up but did not see the spear. Edge uses the Kill Switch to get the pin and keep his title. Stryker mentions that it’s the move of his best friend Christian. Good last few minutes but early on it was very clumsy.

Winner: Edge

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