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COMPLETE WWE ROYAL RUMBLE COVERAGE: THE TITLE CHALLENGER FOR WRESTLEMANIA IS DETERMINED, JOHN CENA FACES THE SCOURGE OF KANE, BOTH THE WWE AND WORLD TITLE ARE ON THE LINE, AND A PLETHORA OF SURPRISES

By Stuart Carapola on 2012-01-29 19:29:50
Welcome to PWInsider.com's live coverage of the 2012 Royal Rumble PPV! We'll be presenting live, segment by segment updates throughtout the show, as well as periodic updates during the Rumble match itself.

World Title Match in Steel Cage: Daniel Bryan vs Mark Henry vs Big Show

Daniel Bryan headsfor the hills and tries to climb out as soon as the bell rings, but hegets dragged back down before Show and Henry go at it. Show takes Henry down with a shoulder tackle and then splashes him between the ropes and the cage. Bryan tries to go over the cage again, but Show grabs his ankle and slams him back into the ring. Show with a big chop in the corner, Bryan again tries to climb out but gets dragged back down and smashed with another chop. Bryan tries to fight back, but his offense is completely ineffective and Show goes for the big right hand, but Bryan moves and Show hits the cage. Bryan tries to go after him again, but Show manages to shrug him off until Bryan dropkicks his legs out from under him, then does the same to Henry. Bryan with hard kicks to both men and he heads for the door,but Henry grabs him and drags him back in, unloading with big right hands and grinding his face into the cage. Henry continues unloading on Bryan but turns around right into a superkick from Big Show. Show repeatedly runs Bryan into the cage, and Bryan tries to fight back, but Show viciously destroys him with forearms and a big slam. Mark Henry recovers and goes back after Big Show and lays him out with a big clothesline, then stands on Bryan's chest before ramming him into the cage. Bryan dodges a chargeand Henry crashes into the cage, then Big Show spears Henry and Bryan covers Henry for 2. Show with a series of clotheslines to Bryan and then rams him over and over into the cage before dropping him with a kneelift. Show goozles Bryan, but Bryan manages to kick his way out of the move and hits a tornado DDT on Big Show. Bryan cover for 2 but then goes right into the LeBell Lock on Show. Henry breaks it up before Show has a chance to tap out and then rams Bryan into the cage. Show knocks Henry out with the big right hand and covers, but Bryan breaks it up at 2 and then goes to climb out of the cage. Show goes up after him and holds him by the head to keep him from dropping down, Bryan tries to drop but Big show grabs him and starts pulling him back up with one hand, but Bryan fights him off and manages to drop to the floor to win the match.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

We go to a video package hyping John Cena vs the Rock, and we see a montage of interviews with fans who alternately talk about what a phony loser he is and what an awesome role model and leader he is. We see him posing a lot with soldiers and children and talking about how he doesn't pander for approval but still stands up for what he believes in ever though some people get bored with his act, and also that Wrestlemania means everything to him.

Beht Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart & the Bella Twins vs Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Tamina & Eve Torres

Natalya and Tamina start off and Natalya takes her over with a side headlock, but Tamina shoots her off into the ropes and a shoulderblock results in nobody moving. Tamina takes her down with another one and tags in Eve for a standing moonsault that apparently now has a stupid name. Beth tags in and Eve takes her down with a running clothesline and goes for a rolling senton, but Beth gets the knees up and then punts Eve in the ribs. Beth with a series of elbows to the ribs and another cover for 2, then tags in one of the Bellas, we'll just call her Nikki. Nikki chokes her on the ropes and then boots her in the face and covers for 2. Nikki with a rear chinlock, but Eve snapmares out and tags out to Alicia Fox, who nails a series of dropkicks and the puts the boots to Nikki in the corner. Nikki chokes Alicia on the ropes and snaps her down to the mat by the arm before tying her up in a seated abdominal stretch. alicia fights her way out and tagsin Kelly,and she gets a big flying headscissors on Nikki anda handspring elbow into the corner followed by a bulldog for 2. All heck breaks loose as all the girls wind up fighting on the floor except for Kelly, who comes off the top rope with a crossbody the wipes out her opponents, as well as her partners while she's at it. She rolls Nikki back in and Beth tags herself in and hits the Glam Slam for the win.

Winners: Beth Phoneix, Natalya & the Bella Twins

Zack Ryder shows up backstage, and he's met by an enthusiastic John Laurinaitis, who has set Zack up with his own dressing room and everything. Eve shows up and tells Laurinaitis to get lost because he's going to get fired after tonight, then wheels Ryder into the locker room after Zack says "Woo woo woo, you know it!"

John Cena faces Kane next on Page 2!


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