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Royal Rumble 2007: The Phenomenal Return of The Undertaker



Date: January 28, 2007

Location: AT&T Center - San Antonio, Texas


The Rumble Match:

Entrants and Eliminations:

1. Ric Flair (Entry #1, eliminated by Edge)

2. Finlay (Entry #2, eliminated by Shawn Michaels)

3. Kenny Dykstra (Entry #3, eliminated by Edge)

4. Matt Hardy (Entry #4, eliminated by Randy Orton)

5. Edge (Entry #5, eliminated by Shawn Michaels)

6. Tommy Dreamer (Entry #6, eliminated by Kane)

7. Sabu (Entry #7, eliminated by Kane)

8. Gregory Helms (Entry #8, eliminated by King Booker)

9. Shelton Benjamin (Entry #9, eliminated by Shawn Michaels)

10. Kane (Entry #10, eliminated by King Booker)

11. CM Punk (Entry #11, eliminated by The Great Khali)

12. King Booker (Entry #12, eliminated by Kane)

13. Super Crazy (Entry #13, eliminated by Edge and Randy Orton)

14. Jeff Hardy (Entry #14, eliminated by Edge)

15. The Sandman (Entry #15, eliminated by King Booker)

16. Randy Orton (Entry #16, eliminated by Shawn Michaels)

17. Chris Benoit (Entry #17, eliminated by Great Khali)

18. Rob Van Dam (Entry #18, eliminated by Great Khali)

19. Viscera (Entry #19, eliminated by Chris Benoit, CM Punk, Edge, Hardcore Holly, Johnny Nitro, Kevin Thorn, Rob Van Dam, Shawn Michaels and Shelton Benjamin)

20. Johnny Nitro (Entry #20, eliminated by Chris Benoit)

21. Kevin Thorn (Entry #21, eliminated by Chris Benoit)

22. Hardcore Holly (Entry #22, eliminated by The Great Khali)

23. Shawn Michaels (Entry #23, eliminated by The Undertaker)

24. Chris Masters (Entry #24, eliminated by Rob Van Dam)

25. Chavo Guerrero (Entry #25, eliminated by The Great Khali)

26. MVP (Entry #26, eliminated by The Undertaker)

27. Carlito (Entry #27, eliminated by The Great Khali)

28. The Great Khali (Entry #28, eliminated by The Undertaker)

29. The Miz (Entry #29, eliminated by The Great Khali)

30. The Undertaker (Entry #30, Winner)



Thoughts on the Match:


The 2007 Royal Rumble is remembered for The Undertaker's surprise return and his dominant performance. The final moments between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels added drama and anticipation.


Full Event Card:


1. JTG vs. Lance Cade (JTG wins)


2. The Hardysvs. MNM (The Hardys wins)


3. John Cena vs. Umaga in a Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship (John Cena retains)


4. Bobby Lashlry vs. Test (Bobby Lashley wins via countout)


5. Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy for the World Heavyweight Championship (Batista retains)


6. The Royal Rumble Match (Winner: The Undertaker)




Highlights and Aftermath:


- The Undertaker's return marked a pivotal moment leading to his WrestleMania 23 clash with Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship.

- The closing sequence between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels teased a potential feud between the two iconic superstars.



Impact on Storylines:


- The Undertaker's victory set the stage for a high-stakes championship encounter at WrestleMania 23.

- John Cena's gruelling Last Man Standing match against Umaga showcased the WWE Championship's significance.


Conclusion:


The 2007 Royal Rumble stands out as a memorable event, thanks to The Undertaker's remarkable return and the overall quality of the matches. The closing moments of the Rumble match created anticipation for significant developments in the lead-up to WrestleMania 23.

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