LIVE WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PPV COVERAGE: CAGE MATCH
Jan 29, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
* LIVE from St. Louis, MO. Thank you for joining us for our live coverage of the annual Royal Rumble event.
– Opening Video package – the road to Wrestlemania starts tonight
– Pyro, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the Rumble. We see our announcers at ringside with Cole, Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
The cage match will open the show.
(1) Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight championship: Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry vs. The Big Show.
Daniel Bryan came out first, followed by challengers Mark Henry and Big show. Cole said that Bryan is dedicating this match to the injured AJ. As soon as the bell rang, Bryan tried to escape the cage unsuccessfully. Big Show rammed Mark Henry three times into the cage, which allowed Bryan a chance to climb the cage, but Big Show stopped him. Big Show tried a big right hand, but Bryan ducked and Show punched the cage. Bryan tried to escape via the door, but Henry stopped him. Big Show called for the chokeslam, but Bryan countered. Bryan applied the LeBell Lock, but Henry saved Big Show. Big Show had Henry pinned, but Bryan saved him and the title. Bryan went over the top of the cage, but Big Show grabbed him. Bryan finally escaped Show’s hold, and landed on the arena floor for the victory at 9:07 to retain the title.