Royal Rumble 2011
Royal Rumble (2011)
DateJanuary 30, 2011
VenueTD Garden
CityBoston, Massachusetts
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Royal Rumble (2011) a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by WWE. It took place Sunday on January 30, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. and featured talent from the Raw and SmackDown brands. As has been customary since 1993, the Royal Rumble match winner received a match at that year's WrestleMania (in this instance: WrestleMania XXVII) for his choice at either the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship.

Four matches were featured on the event's supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The main event was the annual Royal Rumble match featuring 40 participants from both brands, instead of the usual number of 30. Alberto Del Rio, the thirty-eighth entrant, won the match by last eliminating Santino Marella, the thirty-seventh entrant. The primary match on the Raw brand was for the WWE Championship, between reigning champion The Miz and Randy Orton, which The Miz won to retain the championship. The primary match on the SmackDown brand was Edge versus Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship, which Edge won, to retain the title. The other featured match on the card was a Fatal Four Way match for the WWE Divas Championship between Eve Torres, Natalya, Layla, and Michelle McCool, which Torres won to win the championship.


No. Results Stipulations Times
1D R-Truth defeated Curt Hawkins Singles match 4:20
2 Edge (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
If Edge had used the spear, he would have lost the championship.
3 The Miz (c) (with Alex Riley) defeated Randy Orton Singles match for the WWE Championship 19:50
4 Eve Torres defeated Natalya (c), Layla, and Michelle McCool Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE Diva's Championship 05:14
5 Alberto Del Rio won by last eliminating Santino Marella 40-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania XXVII 1:09:49
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw wrestler, blue ██ and "SD" indicates a SmackDown wrestler, Beige ██ and "Legend" indicates a WWE Legend

Draw Entrant Brand Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 CM Punk Raw21John Cena35:217
2 Daniel Bryan Raw8CM Punk20:552
3 Justin Gabriel SD1Daniel Bryan00:580
4 Zack Ryder Raw2Daniel Bryan00:430
5 William Regal Raw3Ted DiBiase04:100
6 Ted DiBiase Raw7Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris12:161
7 John Morrison Raw10CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris13:240
8 Yoshi Tatsu Raw5Mark Henry05:350
9 Husky Harris Raw15The Great Khali15:483
10Chavo Guerrero SD4Mark Henry02:010
11Mark Henry Raw11CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris07:042
12JTG SD6Michael McGillicutty 01:480
13Michael McGillicutty Raw20John Cena15:074
14Chris Masters SD9CM Punk01:580
15David Otunga Raw19John Cena11:562
16Tyler Reks SD12CM Punk00:340
17Vladimir Kozlov Raw13CM Punk00:400
18R-Truth Raw1401:020
19The Great Khali Raw16Mason Ryan01:171
20Mason Ryan Raw18John Cena04:322
21Booker T Legend17Mason Ryan01:080
22John Cena Raw36The Miz34:177
23Hornswoggle SD24 Sheamus09:390
24Tyson Kidd Raw22John Cena00:530
25Heath Slater SD23John Cena00:570
26Kofi Kingston SD31Randy Orton26:041
27Jack Swagger SD25Rey Mysterio04:410
28Sheamus Raw32Randy Orton20:491
29Rey Mysterio SD35Wade Barrett22:342
30Wade Barrett SD37Randy Orton21:232
31Dolph Ziggler SD27Big Show07:120
32Diesel Legend26Wade Barrett02:450
33Drew McIntyre SD29Big Show04:460
34Alex Riley Raw28John Cena & Kofi Kingston02:500
35Big Show SD30Ezekiel Jackson01:302
36Ezekiel Jackson SD33Kane07:141
37Santino Marella Raw39Alberto Del Rio12:540
38Alberto Del Rio SD



39Randy Orton Raw38Alberto Del Rio08:183
40Kane SD34Rey Mysterio01:361

^ The Miz was not a participant in the Royal Rumble match.


  • The Miz stated that if Riley won the Rumble it would be master vs apprentice, this happened at Capitol Punishment 2011.
  • This was the first Royal Rumble to ever feature 40 participants, making it the biggest Royal Rumble in WWE history.