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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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Final WWE PPV appearance for Bill DeMott a.k.a. Hugh Morrus. See more »

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On a couple occasions, lead commentator Jim Ross refers to this event as the 15th Royal Rumble, when in fact it is the 16th. See more »

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Followed by Royal Rumble (2007) See more »

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Angle vs. Benoit, nuff said.
7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

1) Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar. Winner advances to the RR. It's all about power here, and these two have it. **1/2

2) Dudley Boyz vs. Lance Storm and William Regal (tag team titles). Not bad, but forgettable. **

3) Dawn Marie vs. Torrie Wilson. A poor match, made even worse by the disgustingly tasteless storyline on which it is based. *1/2

4) HHH vs. Scott Steiner (WH title). Anyone who still doubts that wrestling is fake should just take a look at Steiner's punches. Draggy match, pathetic DQ finish that the crowd boos heavily. *1/2

5) Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (WWE title). Awesome match, but what else do you expect from the two best (by far) in the business? Mat wrestling, high-flying, suplexes, submission holds, reversals, reversals-upon-reversals, this one has everything. ***1/2

6) Royal Rumble Match. A fair rumble, it has its moments. Good show by Rey Mysterio at the start (when it's easier to notice the individual performances), but in my opinion the MVP of the whole match, considering the time he lasted in the ring and the amount of moves he did, is RVD. ***

Overall, if you just watch matches 1, 5 and 6 you won't be missing much. But definitely watch #5.


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