|Royal Rumble (2011)|
|Date||January 30, 2011|
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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.
|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|
Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations
|1||CM Punk||Raw||21||John Cena||35:21||7|
|2||Daniel Bryan||Raw||8||CM Punk||20:55||2|
|3||Justin Gabriel||SD||1||Daniel Bryan||00:58||0|
|4||Zack Ryder||Raw||2||Daniel Bryan||00:43||0|
|5||William Regal||Raw||3||Ted DiBiase||04:10||0|
|6||Ted DiBiase||Raw||7||Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris||12:16||1|
|7||John Morrison||Raw||10||CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris||13:24||0|
|8||Yoshi Tatsu||Raw||5||Mark Henry||05:35||0|
|9||Husky Harris||Raw||15||The Great Khali||15:48||3|
|10||Chavo Guerrero||SD||4||Mark Henry||02:01||0|
|11||Mark Henry||Raw||11||CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris||07:04||2|
|13||Michael McGillicutty||Raw||20||John Cena||15:07||4|
|14||Chris Masters||SD||9||CM Punk||01:58||0|
|15||David Otunga||Raw||19||John Cena||11:56||2|
|16||Tyler Reks||SD||12||CM Punk||00:34||0|
|17||Vladimir Kozlov||Raw||13||CM Punk||00:40||0|
|19||The Great Khali||Raw||16||Mason Ryan||01:17||1|
|20||Mason Ryan||Raw||18||John Cena||04:32||2|
|21||Booker T||Legend||17||Mason Ryan||01:08||0|
|22||John Cena||Raw||36||The Miz||34:17||7|
|24||Tyson Kidd||Raw||22||John Cena||00:53||0|
|25||Heath Slater||SD||23||John Cena||00:57||0|
|26||Kofi Kingston||SD||31||Randy Orton||26:04||1|
|27||Jack Swagger||SD||25||Rey Mysterio||04:41||0|
|29||Rey Mysterio||SD||35||Wade Barrett||22:34||2|
|30||Wade Barrett||SD||37||Randy Orton||21:23||2|
|31||Dolph Ziggler||SD||27||Big Show||07:12||0|
|33||Drew McIntyre||SD||29||Big Show||04:46||0|
|34||Alex Riley||Raw||28||John Cena & Kofi Kingston||02:50||0|
|35||Big Show||SD||30||Ezekiel Jackson||01:30||2|
|37||Santino Marella||Raw||39||Alberto Del Rio||12:54||0|
|38||Alberto Del Rio||SD|| —
|39||Randy Orton||Raw||38||Alberto Del Rio||08:18||3|
^ 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.