Edge wins WWE Royal Rumble after pure insanity at the death

Monday - 01/02/2021 11:17
Edge in action during the Royal Rumble. Photo: WWE.Source:Supplied
Edge in action during the Royal Rumble. Photo: WWE.Source:Supplied
WWE legend Edge has survived a world of hurt and double-crosses to win the WWE Royal Rumble 11 years after he was the last man standing.

WWE legend Edge has triumphed in the Royal Rumble from No. 1 spot — exactly 11 years after he first won it.

The 47-year-old, who won the Rumble in 2010, ended a near-decade of retirement with his shock return at last year’s event.

And now he is heading back to the WrestleMania main event for a title shot after running the entire gauntlet at the Thunderdome, The Sun reports.

Edge returned from months out after surgery to start the Rumble as his nemesis Randy Orton came out second.
 

Kane returned at the Royal Rumble.
Kane returned at the Royal Rumble.Source:FOX SPORTS

 

The two battled outside the ring as Edge attacked the Viper on the ramp way before Sami Zayn and Mustafa Ali soon joined the fray as next entrants.

Jeff Hardy was out at No. 5, sparking an RKO spree by Orton before Edge stopped him with a spear as the two soon slipped under the bottom rope to continue battling on the outside.

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As the chaos ensued, there was another big shock as the Big Red Machine Kane hit the ring for a record 18th appearance in the Rumble, throwing out Ziggler and Ricochet.

His ex-Team Hell No partner Daniel Bryan then shared an awkward hug with the 7ft giant but soon received a chokeslam — but Kane’s stay was short lived as he was eliminated by Priest.

Then another shock as Edge’s old partner Christian arrived out of retirement to team with Bryan, Riddle and Big E to get US Title holder Bobby Lashley out.
 

Edge won the 2021 Royal Rumble.
Edge won the 2021 Royal Rumble.Source:FOX SPORTS

 

And then the Monster Among Men Braun Strowman marched to the ring as the final entry.

He destroyed everyone, throwing out Cesaro, Sheamus and AJ Styles before he received a double spear from Edge and Christian.

We were down to five men, Rollins, Edge, Christian, Strowman and Riddle — although Orton had also not been officially eliminated.

It came down to a final stand-off between Orton and Edge and it was all over when the veteran pulled off a sweet Viper to book his ticket to WrestleMania.

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Drew McIntyre knocked off Goldberg to retain the WWE title.
Drew McIntyre knocked off Goldberg to retain the WWE title.Source:FOX SPORTS

 

Men’s Royal Rumble Match: Edge wins, last eliminating Randy Orton

Women’s Royal Rumble Match: Bianca Belair wins, last eliminating Rhea Ripley

Universal Championship: Roman Reigns [c] defeated Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing match)

WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre [c] defeated Goldberg

Smackdown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks [c] defeated Carmella

— This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission

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