The 2005 Royal Rumble came from Fresno, CA in front of a relatively large attendance.
As was the last dual-brand PPV before WrestleMania 21, many expected matches to be set up. They weren’t left disappointed.
1. Edge defeated Shawn Michaels in a solid outing after gripping HBK’s tights and the ropes.
2. The Undertaker beat John Heidenreich in a Casket match following interference from Gene Snitsky and Kane (who was hiding in the casket). This makes it look like the Brothers of Destruction will face Snitsky and Heidenreich at ‘Mania.
3. JBL won a triple threat match that did not live up to expectation over Big Show and Kurt Angle.
– After the match Teddy Long announced JBL v Big Show at No Way Out in a barbed wire steel cage match.
4. Triple H retained the World Heavyweight Championship over Randy Orton in a good effort.
5. Batista won the Royal Rumble match last eliminating John Cena. This was great stuff, very gripping.