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WWE Royal Rumble 2008 Results (Featuring a Major Return)

The 2008 Royal Rumble came to you live, for the first time in HD, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.

Match Results

  • Win Or Retire #5: Non-Title: Ric Flair def. MVP by submission to the Figure-4 Leg Lock.
  • JBL def. Chris Jericho by DQ when Chris Jericho hits JBL with a steel chair.
  • World Heavyweight Championship: Edge (c) def. Rey Mysterio by pin following a Spear in mid-air to retain.
  • WWE Championship: Randy Orton (c) def. Jeff Hardy by pin following the RKO to retain.
  • 30-Man Royal Rumble Match: The #30 Entrant- John Cena (RAW)

Royal Rumble Match Order of Entry

  1. The Undertaker (SmackDown!)
  2. Shawn Michaels (RAW)
  3. Santino Marella (RAW)
  4. The Great Khali (SmackDown!)
  5. Hardcore Holly (RAW)
  6. John Morrison (ECW)
  7. Tommy Dreamer (ECW)
  8. Batista (SmackDown!)
  9. Hornswoggle (RAW/SmackDown!)
  10. Chuck Palumbo (SmackDown!)
  11. Jamie Noble (SmackDown!)
  12. CM Punk (ECW)
  13. Cody Rhodes (RAW)
  14. Umaga (RAW)
  15. Snitsky (RAW)
  16. "The Miz" (ECW)
  17. Shelton Benjamin (ECW)
  18. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (N/A)
  19. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (N/A)
  20. Kane (SmackDown!)
  21. Carlito (RAW)
  22. Mick Foley (RAW)
  23. Mr. Kennedy (RAW)
  24. Big Daddy V (ECW)
  25. Mark Henry (SmackDown!)
  26. Chavo Guerrero (SmackDown!)
  27. Finlay (SmackDown!)
  28. Elijah Burke (ECW)
  29. Triple H (RAW)
  30. John Cena (RAW)

Royal Rumble Match Order of Elimination

  1. Santino Marella (RAW) by The Undertaker (SmackDown!)
  2. The Great Khali (SmackDown!) by The Undertaker (SmackDown!)
  3. Tommy Dreamer (ECW) by Batista (SmackDown!)
  4. Jamie Noble (SmackDown!) by Chuck Palumbo (SmackDown!)
  5. Chuck Palumbo (SmackDown!) by CM Punk (ECW)
  6. Hardcore Holly (RAW) by Umaga (RAW)
  7. Shelton Benjamin (ECW) by Shawn Michaels (RAW)
  8. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (N/A) by Kane (SmackDown!)
  9. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (N/A) by Kane (SmackDown!)
  10. Snitsky (RAW) by The Undertaker (SmackDown!)
  11. The Undertaker (SmackDown!) by Shawn Michaels (RAW)
  12. Shawn Michaels (RAW) by Mr. Kennedy (RAW)
  13. "The Miz" (ECW) by Hornswoggle (RAW/SmackDown!)
  14. John Morrison (ECW) by Kane (SmackDown!)
  15. Finlay (SmackDown!) was disqualified from the match for entering the match before his number was called.
  16. Hornswoggle (RAW/SmackDown!) exited the match and left with Finlay.
  17. CM Punk (ECW) by Chavo Guerrero (SmackDown!)
  18. Cody Rhodes (RAW) by Triple H (RAW)
  19. Big Daddy V (ECW) by Triple H (RAW)
  20. Elijah Burke (ECW) by Triple H (RAW)
  21. Mick Foley (RAW) by Triple H (RAW)
  22. Carlito (RAW) by John Cena (RAW)
  23. Chavo Guerrero (SmackDown!) by John Cena (RAW)
  24. Mark Henry (SmackDown!) by John Cena (RAW)
  25. Mr. Kennedy (RAW) by Batista (SmackDown!)
  26. Umaga (RAW) by Batista (SmackDown!)
  27. Kane (SmackDown!) by Batista (SmackDown!) & Triple H (RAW)
  28. Batista (SmackDown!) by Triple H (RAW)
  29. Triple H (RAW) by John Cena (RAW)

-Triple H had the most eliminations in this year’s Royal Rumble with six eliminations. The all-time record is eleven eliminations, set in 2001.


Match Quality

  1. 30-Man Royal Rumble Match
  2. WWE Championship
  3. JBL Vs. Chris Jericho
  4. World Heavyweight Championship
  5. Win Or Retire #5


With John Cena’s 2008 Royal Rumble win, he will now be guaranteed the main event spot at WrestleMania XXIV and will face his choice of the WWE Champion (Randy Orton), World Heavyweight Champion (Edge), or ECW Champion (Chavo Guerrero). Needless to say, he will more than likely choose the WWE Title and Randy Orton.