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The 16th annual Royal Rumble match, with the winner to recieve a WWE or World Title shot at WrestleMania XIX, WWE Title: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit, World Title: Triple H vs. Scott Steiner, World Tag Team Titles: Lance Storm & William Regal vs. The Dudley Boyz, Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Brock Lesnar vs. The Big Show, Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie Written by Anonymous

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The Road To Wrestlemania has begun & it's filled with treachery and deceit. PASS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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Fourteen wrestlers made their first appearance in the Royal Rumble match: Christopher Nowinski, Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, Tajiri, Bill DeMott, Tommy Dreamer, Eddie Guerrero, Rosey, John Cena, Charlie Haas, Jamal, Shelton Benjamin, Batista, and Brock Lesnar. See more »

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When Brock Lesnar eliminated Undertaker in the Royal Rumble match, The Royal Rumble theme song played (Trust Company-Falling Apart) instead of the Brock Lesnar Theme Song. Then ten seconds later, his real entrance theme was played. See more »

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One great match...
17 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

The only thing that makes this PPV worth watching is Benoit Vs. Angle. A classic match which is in my opinion Match Of The Year quality.

But for the rest of the matches, well...Steiner Vs. HHH was bad, as predicted. The Brock Vs. Big Show match and the Dudley Boyz Tag match were below average at best.

The Rumble match had potential and was good. At least until it came down to the last 6 men. Then it just turned bad and fast. And who ever wrote that finish should be fired. One of the worst finishes in the Royal Rumble history.


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