January 28, 2011
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Although World Heavyweight Champion Edge Speared his way to a tag team victory over his No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler, “acting” General Manager Vickie Guerrero made his signature maneuver illegal, just two days before their World Title showdown at the Royal Rumble.
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio def. Kane & Alberto Del Rio
When Kane got knocked off the apron, he was unable to accept Alberto Del Rio’s tag attempt. The aristocratic Superstar took offense and shoved his partner, provoking The Big Red Monster to blast him with a big boot to the face before walking out on the action. This set the stage for Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston to hit a victorious 619-Trouble in Paradise combination, giving them tremendous momentum heading into the biggest Royal Rumble Match in history.
Alberto Del Rio put on a Royal Rumble Match Exhibition
In preparation for this Sunday’s Royal Rumble Match (preview), Alberto Del Rio arranged for 39 competitors from around the world to face him in a Royal Rumble Match Exhibition. But, his demonstration went terribly wrong when Kane made himself the surprise third entry. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston then joined the fray, sending both Superstars over the top rope. When they reentered the ring to seek their revenge, Rey Mysterio came to Kofi’s aid. Determined to keep order, Vickie Guerrero made a tag team match with Mysterio & Kingston against Kane & Del Rio.