Royal Rumble 2003

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Royal Rumble 2003


January 13th, 2003. Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Sunday Night Heat

Match 1

Steven Richards w/Victoria vs Spike Dudley

Spike Dudley defeated Steven Richards via pinfall following the Dudley Dog.

Main Card

Match 1

Big Show w/Paul Heyman vs Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar defeated Big Show via pinfall following an F5. By winning the match, Brock Lesnar earned his place in the Royal Rumble match.

Match 2

World Tag Team Championship

William Regal & Lance Storm (c) vs The Dudley Boyz

NEW CHAMPIONS: The Dudley Boyz defeated Lance Storm & William Regal following the 3D. During the match, Chief Morley interfered and claimed that Storm and Regal had won the match via disqualification but the referee said the match would continue.

Match 3

Torrie Wilson vs Dawn Marie

Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie via pinfall following a swinging neckbreaker.

Match 4

World Heavyweight Championship

Triple H (c) w/Ric Flair vs Scott Steiner

Scott Steiner defeated Triple H via disqualification, meaning Triple H retained the championship. Triple H hit Steiner with the sledgehammer and was subsequently disqualified. After the match, Steiner attacked Triple H and applied the Steiner Recliner.

Match 5

WWE Championship

Kurt Angle (c) vs Chris Benoit

Kurt Angle retained the championship via submission after reversing Benoit’s Crippler Crossface into the Angle Lock. After the match, the crowd gave Chris Benoit a standing ovation.

Main Event

Royal Rumble Match

Brock Lesnar won the match. The eliminations happened in the following order:

Elimination Entrant No Entrant Eliminated by
1 1 Shawn Michaels Chris Jericho
2 3 Christopher Nowinski Rey Mysterio
3 4 Rey Mysterio Chris Jericho
4 9 Bill DeMott Edge
5 10 Tommy Dreamer Chris Jericho & Christian
6 8 Tajiri Chris Jericho
7 11 Edge
8 7 Chavo Guerrero Edge
9 6 Christian Chris Jericho
10 5 Edge Chris Jericho
11 15 Jeff Hardy Rob Van Dam
12 16 Rosey Kane
13 14 Eddie Guerrero Booker T
14 2 Chris Jericho Test
15 27 Goldust Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
16 24 Booker T Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
17 17 Test Batista
18 20 Rikishi Batista
19 19 Charlie Haas Brock Lesnar
20 23 Shelton Benjamin Brock Lesnar
21 13 Matt Hardy Brock Lesnar
22 18 John Cena The Undertaker
23 21 Jamal The Undertaker
24 26 Maven The Undertaker
25 25 A-Train Kane & Rob Van Dam
26 12 Rob Van Dam Kane
27 28 Batista The Undertaker
28 22 Kane The Undertaker
29 30 The Undertaker Brock Lesnar
29 Brock Lesnar Winner