A video package runs focusing on how tonight kicks off the road to Wrestlemania where one man will make history. The video continues focusing on 40 stars competing in the Rumble this year adding, “For over two decades, the Royal Rumble match has featured 30 superstars battling to headline Wrestlemania. Tonight, the tradition is taken to a whole new level. 40 will enter. 1 will be left standing. 1 will earn the opportunity. Who will headline Wrestlemania? Who will be the 1?”
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to the 24th annual Royal Rumble. We go live to the sold out TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts as a huge pyro display goes off.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge is out first to kick off the show.
* Edge defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dolph Ziggler is up first.