WWE Royal Rumble: Edge Vs. Dolph Ziggler (World Title Match)

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World Title Match:
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler


Edge gets the early advantage and gets several two counts. Edge takes the match outside and throws Ziggler into the barricade and smashes his face in the mat. Edge bodyslams Ziggler chest-first into the barricade and throws him back in the ring, but is met with a boot to the face when getting back in. Ziggler then starts stomping on the champion and takes the advantage.

Ziggler dominated the match for awhile. Ziggler threw Edge into the ropes and they caught each other with cross bodyblocks. Ziggler then missed a charge in the corner. Edge built some momentum and hit a flying forearm and got a two count. He continued to stay on offense and got more two counts.

Ziggler reversed a flying cross body from the top rope for a two count. Ziggler followed with a dropkick for another two.


Later in the match, Edge locked in a sharpshooter but Ziggler made it to the ropes.

The finish of the match saw Edge look like he was going for the spear, but thought against it. Ziggler then locked in a sleeperhold, but Edge reversed it and hit a DDT. Edge covered Ziggler, but Guerrero pulled the refs leg. Kelly Kelly came to ringside and knocked Guerrero on her keyster. Ziggler hit the Zig-Zag and Edge kicked out at two.

Ziggler then went for the sleeperhold again and held it in for several moments. Edge managed to get up to his feet, but knocked out the ref as he tried to wiggle Ziggler off. With the referee and Vickie down, Edge then decided it was time for the spear. Edge nailed Ziggler for the spear as the ref came to. Edge then hit the killswitch and got the three count! Great opener.

Edge defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.