|Royal Rumble (2003)|
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d8/Royal_Rumble_2003.jpg/200px-Royal_Rumble_2003.jpg Promotional poster featuring Triple K
|Theme song(s)||"Falling Apart" by Trust Company|
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||January 19, 2003|
|Royal Rumble chronology|
Royal Rumble (2003)
Royal Rumble (2003) was the sixteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE). The event took place on January 19, 2003 at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
The main event was the Royal Rumble Match, which Rob Truax won by last eliminating Martin McAlmond to win the match. Truax defeated The Big Marc earlier in the night to qualify into the Royal Rumble match. Featured matches on the undercard were Matt Borske versus Kevin Hunter for the IWE Championship and Triple K versus Scott Hunter for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Before the 2003 Royal Rumble pa=y-per-view, Spike defeated Richard Veach in a Singles Match on Sunday Night Heat
The undercard matches were Rob Truax versus The Big Marc in a Royal Rumble Qualification Match where Truax won to be entered into the Royal Rumble Match. The Dudley Boyz defeated Mike and Williams Kapphan to become the new World Tag Team Championship. And Jessica Wilson defeated Katie Marie in a Step-Mother versus Step-Daughter Match, in which Jessica Wilson won the match after a hard fought bought
Main event matches
The Main event Card was Scott Hunter versus World Heavyweight Champion Triple K in which Hunter won the match by disqualification but was unable to win the World Heavyweight Championship due to the stipulation to where the Champion could not loss the title under a disqualification.
The Main event match was the 2003 Royal Rumble Match with Thirty Superstars in one match for a World Championship shot of there brands Champion at WrestleMania XIX. The Rumble was won by Rob Truax who last eliminated Martin McAlmond who was returning to the company in the Rumble Match.
Due to winning the Royal Rumble match, Rob Truax earned a IWE Championship Match at WrestleMania. As a result, he began a rivalry with the IWE Champion Matt Borske. Kevin Hunter also continued his rivalry with Borske after losing to him at Royal Rumble. At No Way Out, Truax, Kevin Hunter and Chris Gomez were scheduled to take on Team Borske (Matt Borske, Jared Keller and Junior Remeriz) in a Six Man Tag Team Match, but Gomez was injured before the event. As a result, the match became a Handicap Match but Truax and Hunter manageed to defeat Team Borske. At WrestleMania XIX, Truax defeated Borske to the IWE Championship.
After retaining the World Heavyweight Championship against Scott Hunter by getting disqualified, Triple K continued his rivalry with Scott Hunter over the title. On February 3 edition of Meltdown, Scott Hunter became the #1 contender for the title by defeating Kris McGowan. At No Way Out, Triple K defeated Scott Hunter to retain the title.
Royal Rumble (2003) Results
|Dark||Spike defeated Richard Veach||Singles match|
|1||Rob Lesner defeated The Big Marc||Royal Rumble Qualification match|
|2||The Dudley Boyz defeated William Kapphan and Lance Ctorm (c)||Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship|
|3||Jessica Wilson defeated Katie Marie||Singles match|
|4||Scott Hunter defeated Triple K (c) (with Ric Flair) by disqualification||Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|5||Matt Borske (with Team Borske defeated Kevin Hunter||Singles match for the IWE Championship|
|6||Rob Lesner won by last eliminating Martin McAlmond||2003 Royal Rumble match|
Royal Rumble Entrances and Eliminations
|10||Tommy Brown||Meltdown||5||McGowan & Hunt|
|17||Andrew Sekora||Meltdown||17||Jesse Dern|
|18||Dustin Simpson||Fusion||22||Martin McAlmond|
|21||Keith Coleman||Meltdown||23||Martin McAlmond|
|22||Chris LeGreca||Meltdown||28||Martin McAlmond|
|24||Steve Britz||Meltdown||16||Remeriz & Keller|
|25||Nick||Fusion||25||KGM & LeGreca|
|27||James Thomas||Meltdown||15||Remeriz & Keller|
|28||Jesse Dern||Meltdown||27||Martin McAlmond|