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Royal Rumble (2015)
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Theme song(s) "Gonna Be a Fight Tonight" by Danko Jones
Information
Promotion WWE
Sponsor(s) Hulu
WWE Immortals
Date January 25, 2015
Attendance 17,164
Venue Wells Fargo Center
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WWE Pay-per-view chronology
TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs (2014) Royal Rumble (2015) Fastlane (2015)
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (2014) Royal Rumble (2015) Royal Rumble (2016)

Royal Rumble (2015) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE. It took place on January 25, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the twenty-eighth annual Royal Rumble event and the first to air on the WWE Network.

Like the previous year's event, it was marked by an extremely negative audience reaction to the main Royal Rumble match, which was won by Roman Reigns. WWE was criticized for failing to please fans for the second Royal Rumble event in a row. However, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match between James HarrisonJohn Cena and Seth Rollins received widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike.

The event received 145,000 buys (excluding WWE Network views), down from the previous year's 467,000 buys.

Matches

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Brass Ring Club (Tyson Kidd and Cesaro) (with Natalya and Adam Rose) defeated The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (with Xavier Woods Tag team match 11:03
2 The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) Tag team match 5:25
3 The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) (c) defeated The Miz and Damien Mizdow Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship 9:20
4 The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) defeated Paige and Natalya Tag team match 8:04
5 James Harrison (c) defeated John Cena and Seth Rollins Triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship 22:42
6 Roman Reigns won by last eliminating Rusev 30-man Royal Rumble match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 31 59:37
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Royal Rumble match entrances and eliminations

A new entrant came out approximately every 90 seconds.

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1The Miz1Dudley04:010
2R-Truth204:130
3Bubba Ray Dudley3Wyatt05:222
4Luke Harper403:420
5Bray Wyatt24Big Show & Kane46:586
6Curtis Axel 4unable to compete00:000
7The Boogeyman5Wyatt01:430
8Sin Cara600:500
9Zack Ryder700:470
10Daniel Bryan1110:361
11Fandango10Rusev07:500
12Tyson Kidd8Bryan02:410
13Stardust15Reigns12:490
14Diamond Dallas Page9Rusev02:470
15Rusev28Reigns35:406
16Goldust1406:350
17Kofi Kingston13Rusev03:040
18Adam Rose1201:010
19Roman ReignsWinner27:366
20Big E18Rusev15:040
21Damien Mizdow1601:070
22Jack Swagger20Big Show13:060
23Ryback19Big Show & Kane11:150
24Kane26Reigns17:134
25Dean Ambrose25Big Show & Kane10:401
26Titus O'Neil17Ambrose & Reigns00:040
27Bad News Barrett21Ziggler06:100
28Cesaro2205:160
29Big Show27Reigns08:395
30Dolph Ziggler23Big Show & Kane02:292

Curtis Axel was attacked from behind by Erick Rowan before entering the ring. Since he never entered the ring, Axel was declared ineligible to participate.

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