royal rumble 2009 was an event that kicked off 2009 and what an event it was,four undercard matches followed by a rumble match that was almost on par with the greatest rumble of them all,that being 1992 when flair stunned the world with his performance.
The opening match of the night featured the ECW champ jackie swagger going up against matt hardy,this match was highly skilled and fought at an intense pace,those who think swagger is a little green may think again,he is a good heel and has plenty of talent that is all but realised,he should have been at mania 25,anyway,it was a good match that opened the night nicely.
The womans title was up next as the champ beth phoenix defended against melina,when you consider that these two women remain two of the best since lita and trish left then it was guaranteed to be a decent match,and it was if im honest,female matches have seldom gained praise from myself but this was a good match with good moves all around.
The World heavyweight championship was contested next as the champ john cena went up against a familiar foe in jbl who had shawn michaels in his corner,this was a good match,more of a brawl than not but enjoyable,there was controversy thrown in to keep the crowd on their toes and all in all this was a good match.
The WWE championship was contested next as the champ jef hardy went up against edge in a no disqualification match,this match was simply class,a really well fought match with some excellent spots and a real desire to win thrown in,the ending is indeed memorable and for close to twenty minutes both men gave their all.
The royal rumble match itself was up next,much of the talk was about triple h getting his hands on randy orton,randy had the legacy working for him and there was plenty of individual and combined battles throughout the rumble,i thought john morrison put in a great shift as did the undertaker,all in all this was a very good rumble.