WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Results – April 27, 2018
Welcome to the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Byron Saxton, Booker T, and Jerry Lawler consist of the panel. Several video packages were shown to hype the matches on the card. There was no pre-show match.
Welcome to the Greatest Royal Rumble PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
Singles Match: John Cena vs. Triple H
They lock up and Triple H shoves him down. Both guys are mega over with the fans. Cena then shoves The Game down. A feeling out process. They then did a test of strength. Triple H with a kick to the gut and a shoulder block. Cena fired back with a shoulder block of his own then missed a splash in the corner and Triple H connected with a big right hand. Cena rolled him up for a near fall before being put down Triple H with a clothesline. Triple H tossed Cena into the turnbuckle hard. Cena tried to mount a comeback with some right hands before being caught with a sleeper by Triple H. Cena got out of it and mounted a comeback with some tackles, side slam. Triple H cut him off with a clothesline. Triple H with a knee strike but Cena went for the AA but Triple H held onto the top rope. Cena connected with a side slam and went for the five knuckle shuffle but Triple H reversed with a side slam of his own and hit the five knuckle shuffle for 2. Triple H went for the Pedigree but blocked and Cena tossed him to the floor. Cena sends Triple H head first into the steel ring post and back into the ring. Cena went to the top rope and went for a dive but Triple H botched a powerbomb for 2. They trade right hands then Cena went for the STF but Triple H got out with a kick and connected with a spinebuster for 2. Triple H with some right hands but Cena hit a side slam and the five knuckle shuffle. Cena went for the AA and hit it for 2. Cena went for another AA but Triple H hit the Pedigree for a near fall. Triple H went for another Pedigree but Cena blocked and went for the AA but Triple H rolled him up for 2. Cena locked in the STF but Triple H reversed into the crossface. However, Cena powered through and hit the AA twice for the win.
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Cedric Alexander © vs. Kalisto
They lock up to start things off then Kalisto hit a hurricanrana. Kalisto tossed him to the floor then hit a springboard dive to take out Alexander. Back in the ring, Kalisto missed a dive off the top rope and Alexander sent him to the floor then followed up with an over the top rope front flip. Back in the ring, Alexander locked in a waist lock.
Alexander caught him with a drop kick then went right back to the waist lock. Kalisto got out of it with an armdrag then caught him with a kick followed up with a springboard crossbody followed by a kick then a hurricanrana. Kalisto with a spinning DDT for 2.
Alexander sent him back first into the turnbuckle but Kalisto caught him with a back elbow but Alexander hit a big time powerslam for 2. Alexander with a right hand and went to the top rope but Kalisto caught him with a head kick. Kalisto went for a hurricanrana off the top rope but it was block so he hit a reverse powerslam for 2.
Alexander with a chop and they trade strikes. Alexander with a back elbow and went for his finisher but Kalisto got out of it and went for his finisher but Alexander reversed it into the lumbar check for the win.
Winner: Alexander – still champ
WWE Raw Tag Team Title Match: The Bar vs. Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy
Cesaro and Matt started things off with a lock up. Matt with a shoulder block then tagged in Bray and they hit a double team tackle. Cesaro knocked Wyatt down and tagged in Sheamus, who put the boots to Bray. Sheamus with an up kick but Bray cut him off with a clothesline. Matt now in and hit a back elbow followed by a double team leg drop/backsplash. Matt with a neck breaker to Sheamus for 2. Matt went for the Twist of Fate but Sheamus blocked it and Cesaro used the top rope on Matt for a cheap shot that allowed Sheamus to hit a clothesline.
Cesaro got some heat on Matt on the floor. Cesaro and Sheamus with a double team kick to the gut of Matt for 2. They then hit a double team clothesline. Sheamus with a knee drop to Matt. For a few minutes, The Bar worked over Matt until he got the hot tag to Bray, who then came in and cleared house. Bray with a clothesline in the corner then a tackle to Cesaro for 2. Sheamus knocked Bray down from behind and Cesaro covered him for 2. Cesaro and Sheamus hit their tag team finisher on Bray but Matt made the save.
Matt with the Twist of Fate to Cesaro for 2. Sheamus tossed Matt to the floor. Bray avoided the Brogue Kick and hit Sister Abigail to Sheamus. Matt is now legal and they hit their new finisher for the win.
Winner: Hardy & Wyatt – New Raw Tag Team Champs
WWE United States Title Match: Jeff Hardy © vs. Jinder Mahal
They went right at it and Hardy tossed Mahal to the floor. Hardy hit a dive off the barricade. Once back on the apron. Singh tried to distract him and Hardy kicked him off. Back in the ring, Mahal put the boots to him. Mahal locked in a headlock and then tossed him to the floor. Mahal with a headlock once more but Hardy got out of it and they hit a double clothesline. Hardy hit a leg drop and went for the Twist of Fate but it was blocked. Hardy with a big boot and botched a whisper in the win. Great botch. Hardy with a drop kick then a swinging double boot in the corner. Singh got the apron but Hardy knocked him down. This distracted Hardy and Mahal went for his finisher but it was blocked. Hardy with the Twist of Fate and the Swanton Bomb for the win.
Winner: Hardy – Still Champ
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: Bludgeon Brothers © vs. The Usos
Rowan and Jey started things off. Rowan knocked him down and locked in a headlock. Rowan with some chops in the corner but missed a spear into the ring post. Harper was tagged in and missed a big boot and went to the floor. Jimmy is now legal and hit an outside dive taking out Harper and the same goes to Rowan. Jimmy with some head kicks to the champs and a crossbody off the top rope for 2. Jimmy with another head kick with a back splash in the corner. Harper went for a powerbomb but Jimmy got out of it and Jey got the hot tag. Harper missed a splash in the corner and Usos hit a double team super kick to Harper and Rowan. Jey went to the top rope and hit a splash for a near fall. Rowan took out Jimmy and Harper knocked Jey off the top rope. Rowan with a clothesline to Jey. Back in the ring, Rowan hit a splash in the corner and they hit their tag team finisher to win the match.
Winner: Bludgeon Brothers – Still Champ
WWE Intercontinental Title Ladder Match: Seth Rollins © vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
They all start brawling to begin the match. Balor caught The Miz with a drop kick then a chop to Joe but Joe caught him with a splash and head kick. Seth with kicks to Joe and Miz that was followed up with a double blockbuster. Seth with a head kick to Balor then hit an outside dive taking him out as well as Miz. Seth and Joe used a ladder against Joe. Finn with an outside dive taking out Rollins and Miz. Joe tripped up Rollins, which sent him chest first into a ladder. Joe with a headbutt to Rollins and a knee strike to Balor. However, Balor drop kick Joe onto a ladder. Balor set up a ladder in the middle of the ring but Rollins knocked him down and then sent Miz into the ladder followed by him clothesling him to the floor. Rollins climbed the ladder but Balor knocked him off. Joe and Miz knocked Balor and Rollins off the apron. Miz had a stare down with Joe, who knocked down Miz. Joe set up a ladder in the corner but it fell and almost hit Rollins. Joe powerslams Balor onto the ladder. Balor caught Joe with the slingblade and drop kicked him into a ladder in the corner. Balor went to the top rope, Joe knocked Miz off the apron with a ladder, Joe powerbombed Rollins, who then suplexed Balor off the top rope. Miz hit Skull Crushing Finale to Joe onto a ladder. Miz climbed the ladder but Rollins stopped him. Balor knocked Rollins off and hit Miz with some right hands. Miz with a neck breaker to Balor. Miz with a DDT to Rollins. Miz hit Rollins and Balor with a ladder. Balor with a head kick to Miz and hit a double foot stomp to Miz on a ladder. Joe stopped Balor on the ladder but Balor caught him with a head kick. Joe with a rear-naked choke but Balor got out with a foot stomp. Balor climbed the ladder but Joe stopped him and hit a powerslam. Joe climbed the ladder but Balor knocked him off of it. Balor climbed the ladder and was reaching for it but Rollins stopped him but spring boarding to the ladder and grabbing the title in time.
Winner: Rollins – Still Champ
WWE Title Match: AJ Styles © vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura went right after him and worked over the shoulder of the WWE Champion. Nakamura took a break by rolling to ringside. Back in the ring, Styles caught him with a drop kick. AJ with a big kick to the back of the challenger for 2. Nakamura fought back and landed some stomping kicks to the head of AJ.
Nakamura drops Styles on his face and starts to stalks for a Kinshasa. As he rushes in, Styles evades and then counters with a Calf Crusher. Nakamura struggles and endures as he tries crawling to the ropes. Nakamura rolls through as tries to relieve the pressure but Styles rolls with him. The hold is still on but Nakamura grabs the rope to break the hold. Styles moves to keep the pressure on Nakamura but gets hit by a kick.
Nakamura lays him on the top rope and drives a knee up into his gut. He pins but Styles kicks out. Nakamura sets up for a superplex but Styles scoots out the backdoor and drops Nakamura’s face on the turnbuckle. Both men sell. They trade shots as they stand up. The crowd boos Nakamura’s strikes and cheers Styles’. Styles evades some big Nakamura strike but ends up in an armbar attempt. Nakamura tries to hyper-extend the elbow and gets it but the champion transitions into a pins for 2.
They scramble to their feet and Styles lands a pele kick. Styles runs at Nakamura and gets backdropped to the apron. Styles quickly springboards for a Phenomenal Forearm but Nakamura moves. The ref gets caught out of position as Nakamura seizes the opportunity to lands a low-blow. He pins but Styles has the presence of mind to grab the rope and break the count. Nakamura sets up for the Kinshasa. He runs in but gets caught by Styles with a big shot. Nakamura rolls out of the ring to catch his breath.
Styles goes out after him and spears him up and over the announce table. They both tumble over the back of the table. Styles tosses Nakamura back over the other way and then throws him into the barricade. The ref counts to 10 and both men get counted out as the bell rings. The crowd boos the result.
After the bell, they continue to brawl around the ring. Nakamura is rolled back in the ring and Styles goes to the apron for a Phenomenal Forearm but Nakamura rolls out of the ring. Styles delivers a slingshot forearm out onto Nakamura. Then Styles goes up into the ring and holds the belt up for the crowd as his music plays.
Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Rusev
Rusev ducked out of the ring as the match started as he was freaked out by the casket and Taker. Once the match got started, Undertaker walked down Rusev and landed a series of strikes. Back in the ring, Rusev landed a series of strikes. Undertaker fired back with his own strikes. Undertaker worked over the left shoulder of Rusev and then went old school. Rusev rolled out of the ring and onto the casket. Rusev dragged Taker out of the ring and landed some right hands. Taker tossed Rusev into the barricade. Undertaker with a leg drop on the apron. Undertaker tried to put Rusev in the casket but Aiden English stopped Taker from closing the lid. This allowed Rusev to get out. Rusev caught him with a head kick. Rusev landed a series of kicks and strikes. Undertaker fired back with a headbutt but Rusev hit a heel kick. Rusev called for the casket to be open but Undertaker stood up and went for a chokeslam but Rusev avoided it. They exchange right hands and Taker hit the chokeslam. Taker hit the tombstone English and placed them in the casket for the win.
Winner: The Undertaker
WWE Universal Title Steel Cage Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Roman Reigns
Lesnar caught him with a few german suplexes to kick things off. It’s Suplex City time for Mr. Reigns as Lesnar hit a few more. Lesnar with an F-5. Lesnar went for another one but Reigns hit several Superman Punches. Lesnar caught him but Reigns got out of it and started to climb the cage but Lesnar stopped him with a big elbow. Lesnar tried to escape but Reigns caught him and hit a powerbomb. Reigns tossed him into the steel a few times. Reigns hit three spears and Lesnar kicked out. Reigns tried to escape but Heyman slammed the door on Reigns and Lesnar hit an F-5 and covered him for 2. Heyman tossed a steel chair into the ring and Lesnar took off his gloves. Lesnar was about to him with a chair but Reigns caught him with a spear. Reigns hit Lesnar in the back a few times with the chair. Reigns speared Lesnar through the side of the cage and Lesnar hit the floor first.
Winner: Lesnar – Still Champ
50-Man Royal Rumble Match
Daniel Bryan is the first entrant and Dolph Ziggler is the second entrant in the match. It starts out with both men attempting to eliminate each other. Bryan landed a series of back elbows but Ziggler cut him off with a drop kick. Sin Cara was entrant 3 and took out ziggler with a springboard crossbody then a powerbomb to Ziggler. Cara hit a crossbody to Bryan then a drop kick in the corner. Cara with a head kick to Bryan and a front senton. Ziggler eliminated Cara with a super kick and a clothesline.
Curtis Axel was out at #4 and attacked Bryan right out of the gate. Mark Henry was out at #5 and took out Axel then eliminated him. Mike Kanellis was out at #6. Bryan and Ziggler tried to eliminate Henry but couldn’t. Kanellis was quickly eliminated by Henry. Hiroki Sumi came out at #7 and Viktor came out at #8 followed by Kofi Kingston at #9 and Tony Nese at #10. Dash Wilder at was #11 and Hornswoggle at #12. Viktor was eliminated and so was Wilder.
Primo came out at #13 and Xavier Woods was out at #14. Woods, Nese, and Kingston did a double team move before they eliminated Nese. Bo Dallas was out at #15 and Kurt Angle at #16. Angle hit several german suplexes then eliminated Primo, Dallas. Ziggler caught him with a super kick. Angle hit a belly-to-belly suplex to eliminate Ziggler. Scott Dawson was out at #17. Goldust comes out at #18. New Day worked over Bryan in the corner. Konnor came out at #19 but was attacked by Kofi and Woods. Elias #20. Luke Gallows was out at #21 and went after Dash. Angle and Bryan mixed it up. Bryan caught him with several kicks to the body. Angle locked in the Ankle Lock but Bryan got out of it and Angle hit the Angle Slam. Elias eliminates Angle. Rhyno was out at #22. Drew Gulak came out at #23 and attacked Bryan. Tucker Knight out at #24 while Gulak was eliminated. Bobby Roode out at #25 and hit a series of moves. Goldust and Dawson were eliminated by Roode.
Fandango was out at #26 and Chad Gable at #27. Rey Mysterio is next at #28 and eliminated Gallows and hit a DDT to Gable. Mojo Rawley out at #29. Fandango was eliminated at this point by Rawley. Tyler Breeze out at #30 and quickly eliminated by Rawley. Big E was out at #31 with some pancakes as he threw them at Knight. Karl Anderson was out at #32. Big E eliminated Knight. Apollo Crews at #33 while Mysterio hit the 619 to Roode. Crews eliminated Gable. Roderick Strong was out at #34 and hit a drop kick to Elias then a back breaker to Roode. Rhyno was eliminated by Strong. Randy Orton out at #35. Rawley was eliminated for Orton, who was crazy over. Anderson and Crews were also eliminated after eating an RKO. Heath Slater at #36. Babatunde at #37 and Baron Corbin at #38. Corbin pulled Elias out of the ring and sent him into the steel steps. Corbin with Deep Six to Mysterio. Titus O’Neil was out at #39 and tripped while making his entrance and slide under the ring then Roode and Strong were eliminated. Dan Matha out at #40 and Braun Strowman #41. Big E, Slater, Babatunde and Dan Matha eliminated by Strowman. Tye Dillinger out at #42. O’Neil was eliminated as well as Dillinger by Strowman. Mysterio, Corbin, and Orton eliminated by Strowman as well. Curt Hawkins out at #43 and he was chased Hawkins up the stage to bring him back into the ring and eliminate him.
Strowman missed a spear and ate the ring post. Bobby Lashley out at #44 and eliminated Elias. The Great Khali out at #45 while Bryan hit a series of drop kicks to Strowman and Lashley. Strowman and Lashley eliminated Khali. Kevin Owens out at #46. Shane McMahon out at #47 and went right after McMahon, who hit a DDT to Owens. Bryan with some kicks alongside Shane to Owens. Shelton Benjamin out at #48 and went right after Shane.
Big Cass at #49 and Chris Jericho at #50. McMahon hit coast to coast to Braun. Jericho went right after Owens and they started to brawl. Jericho with the Lion Sault to Owens then Benjamin was eliminated. Bryan with a suplex to Owens then some drop kicks. Shane went to the top rope but Strowman grabbed him and chokeslammed him through the announce table. Strowman eliminated Jericho, Owens, and Lashley. Cass eliminated Bryan. We’re down to Strowman and Cass. After a few clotheslines, Strowman caught a big boot and eliminated Cass.