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January 19, 2003 - Boston, Massachusetts

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Sunday Night Heat Match (RAW)
Spike Dudley def. Steven Richards
via Pinfall (3:36)
Notes: Why is Victoria with Richards? And was there a point to this match?

Match #1 (SMDN)
Brock Lesnar def. The Big Show
w/Paul Heyman
via Pinfall (6:28)
Notes: After the worst F5 ever, Brock got the win. As a result, Brock Lesnar became the 30th entrant into the Royal Rumble. Was there ever any doubt as to the end result here?

Match #2 - WWE World Tag Team Championship (RAW)
"The Dudley Boyz"
(D-Von & Bubba Ray Dudley)
def. Lance Storm &
William Regal

via Pinfall (7:23)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- D-Von pinned Storm. Chief Morley came out when the Dudleys started winning, but was decked for his trouble. D-Von confiscated the brass knuckles from Regal and then used them to clock Lance Storm and get the victory.

Match #3 (SMDN)
Torrie Wilson def. Dawn Marie via Pinfall (3:36)
Notes: Kind of a blah match, but the step-daughter gets the win over her step-mother, but this matter was not settled. Oh yeah, R.I.P. Al Wilson.

Match #4 - World Heavyweight Championship (RAW)
Scott Steiner
def. Triple H
w/Ric Flair
via DQ (18:12)
Notes: Triple H was DQed for using the sledgehammer. Even though the RAW title is worthless, it deserved better than this. Steiner was getting booed out of the building. I wonder if they will edit that out in the home video version. What a slow, horrible match.

Match #5 - WWE World Heavyweight Championship (SMDN)
Kurt Angle
w/Team Angle
def. Chris Benoit
via Submission (19:46)
Notes: A fantastic match. I can't believe the contrast between the two title matches. They were completely opposite. Before the match, Team Angle was sent back to the dressing room.

Match #6 - Royal Rumble Match
Brock Lesnar def. (See Below) (53:39)
Notes: The intervals were supposed to be two minutes, but were more off this year than in years past. Christian came out to Chris Jericho's music, allowing Y2J to get the jump on Michaels. Nowinski didn't even get into the ring until after Mysterio came out, so he should have been DQed, but oh well. John Cena took nearly the full two minutes to finish his freestyle rap, but RVD left the ring and tossed in Cena. Michaels came back out and went after Jericho, allowing Test to throw Y2J out. Batista came back in after he was thrown out and swung a chair at the Undertaker, and when 'Taker went after him, Lesnar saw his opening and eliminated 'Taker to win.

*Entrants were supposed to come down in 2:00 minute intervals. But for storytelling purposes, they sometimes have to run over/short, depending on what's happening in the ring. Individual times are from when the buzzer went off to the Superstar's feet hitting the floor. Times are approximate, taken from video footage.
#Time InNameExitTime OutEliminated ByTotal
10:00Shawn Michaels12:29Chris Jericho2:29
20:00Chris Jericho1438:53Test38:53
31:30Christopher Nowinski29:05Rey Mysterio7:35
43:36Rey Mysterio39:16Chris Jericho5:40
54:37Edge915:50Chris Jericho11:13
66:38Christian1015:50Chris Jericho9:12
78:09Chavo Guerrero815:30Edge7:21
89:45Tajiri614:36Chris Jericho4:51
911:13Bill DeMott413:35Edge2:22
1012:46Tommy Dreamer513:57Christian, Jericho1:11
1216:21Rob Van Dam2649:29Kane33:08
1317:59Matt Hardy
w/Shannon Moore
2145:27Brock Lesnar27:28
1420:00Eddie Guerrero1336:37Booker T16:37
1521:33Jeff Hardy1129:05Rob Van Dam7:32
w/Stacy Keibler
1826:07John Cena2247:16Undertaker21:09
1927:56Charlie Haas2045:14Brock Lesnar17:18
2334:11Shelton Benjamin1945:14Brock Lesnar11:03
2435:46Booker T1642:26Benjamin, Haas6:40
2537:27A-Train2549:12Kane, Van Dam11:45
2740:57Goldust1541:56Charlie Haas0:59
2944:22Brock LesnarWINNER
3046:09The Undertaker2953:39Brock Lesnar7:30

Commentary:Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler (RAW) / Michael Cole and Tazz (SMDN)
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel / Tony Chimel
Referees/Officials:Brian Hebner, Nick Patrick, Chad Patton, Jack Doan, Jimmy Korderas, Charles Robinson, Mike Sparks, Mike Chioda, Sgt. Slaughter, Tony Garea, Chief Sean Morley, Eric Bischoff, Stephanie McMahon, etc.

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