As Dolph Ziggler hits the ring, the full count of stars in the ring for the battle royal is: Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio, Zack Ryder, John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, Ted DiBiase, Christian, Santino Marella, Heath Slater, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Brodus Clay, Trent Barreta, Richie Steamboat, Jimmy Uso, and Sin Cara Negro.
John Cena hits the ring to round out the group with Miz, Show, Sin Cara Azul, and Gabriel being replaced from the original line up do to injury.
The bell rings with chaos around the ring. Many men meet up. Jimmy Uso, Jack Swagger, and Ted DiBiase go right after Air Boom. Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins are a solitary force as they move around.
After about a minute of strong brawling, Heath Slater is charging at Santino Marella with Marella ducking, and Slater barrels over the top rope. Eliminated: Slater (by Santino)
Santino is celebrating with his trombone sliding which causes Clay to take him out and throw him out of the ring. Eliminated: Marella (by Clay)
The action is still fierce with a few near calls with both members of Air Boom. The Fortunate Americans with Jimmy Uso are looking dominant until Kofi skins the cat after a near loss and grabs Uso. He throws him out with a hurricanrana while Uso is trying to follow his tag team. Eliminated: Uso (by Kofi)
No one else seems to be ready to be eliminated until an unfortunate top rope crossbody by Trent Barreta gets Barreta caught and eliminated by Clay. Eliminated: Barreta (by Clay)
As Clay turns back around to continue, he bumps straight into Reks. The two stare down until Hawkins comes from behind, clipping Clay at the left leg. Reks takes advantage with a huge big boot sending Clay to the outside. Eliminated: Clay (by Reks)
Cena during this time has been in a back and forth struggle with Del Rio. Ziggler on the other side of the ring has been wrestling with the rookie Steamboat. Both men have an advantage but not enough for an elimination.
Sin Cara Negro has been fighting Ryder with Ryder seeming to intentionally avoid Reks and Hawkins. Ryder reverses an attempted senton into a positioning into a powerbomb position. Ryder throws Negro out, but he gets caught with Negro's legs which cause him to fall to the apron. Eliminated: Negro (by Ryder)
As Ryder tries to hold on to the apron, Christian come in to try and push Ryder off. Ryder holds on and slips inside as the two begin fighting and we go to commercial break.
As we return, a recap shows how Ryder was eliminated during the commercial. He went for the Rough Ryder on a dazed Rhodes only to get hit by a Christian Spear midway through the run. Christian and Rhodes threw Ryder over. Eliminated: Ryder (by Rhodes/Christian)
The action between the thirteen stars is fierce as the three tag teams all try to use their numbers advantage. Steamboat shows off some impressive agility and grip when he survives a near elimination by Reks and Hawkins and ducks out of their way, so they don't even know he survived.
Christian decides to move to the outside as the congested fighting is too much for him. He walks around surveying the scene. Morrison notices Christian on the outside, and the two meet, brawling outside. Meanwhile, in the ring, Bourne and Kofi are separated by the two heel tag teams.
Kofi is trying to hold off Swagger and DiBiase, but he is forced into a corner. DiBiase stomps on him, and then Swagger chokes him out with a boot. They have a devious look in their eyes as they try to set Kofi up for their tag team finisher.
Kofi battles out though and hits Trouble in Paradise on Swagger causing him to fall over the top rope. Eliminated: Swagger (by Kofi)
Bourne during that time had much less luck. Reks and Hawkins keep him grounded. As Kofi tries to get over there, an angry DiBiase cuts him off. Reks sets Bourne atop the turnbuckle, and a sharp neckbreaker on the apron from Hawkins takes out Bourne. Eliminated: Bourne (by Hawkins)
Steamboat helps Morrison on the outside get Christian into the ring though a miscue between them gives Rhodes enough time to come in and take out Steamboat for the elimination. Eliminated: Steamboat (by Rhodes)
Morrison forgets Christian and goes after Rhodes after the elimination. He hits a nice spinning heel kick then tries to pull Rhodes over. While this is happening, Ziggler hits Kofi a clothesline sending him to the outside. Eliminated: Kofi (by Ziggler)
After that, Cena hits DiBiase with a sharp AA to the outside for the elimination. Eliminated: DiBiase (by Cena)
Ziggler and Cena finally meet up in the center of the ring as we again go to commercial break.