WWE Royal Rumble Results – January 29, 2017

WWE Royal Rumble Results – January 29, 2017

– The 2017 WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff pre-show opens up with Renee Young. She’s joined by WWE Hall of Famers Booker T, Jerry Lawler and Shawn Michaels. They hype tonight’s show and send us backstage to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge. She will be joined by WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose later tonight. Renee sends us to Peter Rosenberg outside of The Alamodome with a bunch of excited fans.

We see footage from WWE NXT “Takeover: San Antonio” of Seth Rollins calling Triple H out. More discussion on the Rumble before Renee leads us to a Rumble video package. We get more discussion from the panel and a promo for tonight’s RAW Women’s Title. Booker goes with Charlotte while Lawler and HBK agree. Rosenberg is in the arena now. He leads us to another Rumble promo.

Naomi, Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya

We go to the ring and Mauro Ranallo welcomes us. He’s joined by JBL, David Otunga and Tom Phillips. Greg Hamilton does the introductions as Naomi makes her way out first. Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch are out next. SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is out next, followed by Mickie James. Natalya is out last.

Natalya starts off and taunts Nikki but gets slapped. Natalya tags Bliss right in and lets her start. Bliss and Nikki go at it now. Nikki counters and covers for a 2 count. Naomi tags in for a double dropkick on Bliss. Natalya tags back in. The heels go for a triple suplex but the babyfaces counter and hit it instead. Naomi ends up leaping out onto her opponents and taking them down. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Becky is unloading on Natalya with leg lariats. Becky with the Firearm and a sidekick in the corner. Natalya goes to the floor for a breather. Becky follows but Mickie launches her into the barrier. Natalya with a snap suplex on the floor.

Natalya brings it back in and the heels keep control. Bliss tags in and works Becky over. Mickie with a cheap kick on Becky as Bliss covers for a 2 count. Natalya mocks Nikki but gets rolled up by Becky for 2. Natalya keeps control and covers for another 2 count. More back and forth as Bliss is back in. Natalya stops Becky from tagging. Naomi gets a hot tag and unloads on Bliss and Natalya. Naomi with her signature kicks on Bliss. Naomi drops Bliss and covers for a 2 count as Mickie breaks it up. Becky takes her out. Natalya takes Becky out. Nikki spears Natalya. Bliss and Naomi go at it again. Naomi drops her with a kick and hits the split-legged moonsault for the win.

Winners: Naomi, Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch

– After the match, Naomi, Nikki and Becky stand tall as we go back to the panel.

– The panel leads us to a promo for tonight’s WWE Universal Title match. Charly is backstage with WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and WWE United States Champion Chris Jericho. They talk about how RAW General Manager Mick Foley has something against them. We come back to the panel and see the RAW announcers making their way to the ring.

RAW Tag Team Title Match: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Cesaro and Sheamus

We go to the ring and out comes RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus. Michael Cole welcomes us and he’s joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next. Cesaro and Anderson go at it to start. Cesaro with an early 2 count. We have one referee in the ring and one at ringside. Sheamus comes in and goes at it with Anderson now.

More quick tags. Cesaro and Gallows go at it. Cesaro hits the springboard uppercut for a 2 count. Sheamus tags in for a double team suplex. Sheamus drops a knee on Gallows for a 2 count. Cesaro comes back in but Gallows gets the upperhand as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Sheamus ends up hitting the forearms to Gallows on the apron. Sheamus with a top rope clothesline for a 2 count. Cesaro comes in off the top with another 2 count. Gallows avoids the Cesaro Swing. Anderson tag sin and knocks Sheamus off the apron. Cesaro with an uppercut. Anderson drops him for a 2 count. The second referee stops some cheating. Cesaro with another 2 count. Anderson counters the Neutralizer. Cesaro comes back and hits the 619. Cesaro with a crossbody for a 2 count.

Anderson and Cesaro tangle. Anderson hits the spinebuster for a 2 count. Gallows comes in for a Magic Killer but Sheamus stops it. Cesaro with a DDT on Gallows. A referee goes down by accident after a Brogue Kick. Cesaro with the Swing on Anderson now. Cesaro with the Sharpshooter on Anderson now. Gallows comes in with a boot to the face to break it up. Anderson with a 2 count as Sheamus breaks it. Gallows and Sheamus brawl. More confusion with the referee. Gallows nails Sheamus with a kick. Sheamus eats a Magic Killer. Gallows and Anderson end up getting the pin for the win.

Winners and New RAW Tag Team Champions: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

– After the match, the champions celebrate with their titles as Cesaro and Sheamus look on from the ring.

– Back to the panel and Rosenberg has replaced HBK. Austin Aries joins the panel to discuss tonight’s Cruiserweight Title match. Aries predicts a new champion tonight. We go backstage to Charly and WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose in the Social Media Lounge.

Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

We go back to the ring and out comes Sasha Banks first. Nia Jax is out next.

They go at it to start but Nia overpowers early on. Nia tosses Sasha across the ring and then runs her over. Nia stands tall as we take another break.

Back from the break and Nia fights off a Banks Statement before going to work on Sasha’s injured knee. More back and forth as Sasha fights back. Sasha comes off the top with knees but Nia kicks out at 2. Nia ends up catching Sasha in the pop-up Samoan Drop for the quick win.

Winner: Nia Jax

– After the match, Nia stands tall as we go to replays.

– We go back to the panel for more discussion on Triple H and Seth Rollins. Renee sends us to Stephanie McMahon. She says Rollins has officially been banned from The Alamodome and she will address his actions at WWE NXT “Takeover: San Antonino” on tomorrow’s RAW. Stephanie is positive that a member of RAW will win the Rumble tonight. The panel leads us to a promo for tonight’s WWE Title match.

– We go to the ring and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels to a big hometown pop.

Shawn talks about his Rumble history in San Antonio and hypes tonight’s main event. Shawn says there’s only one thing left to do… get this party started. Shawn says they want San Antonio to have fun like only they can do and make some noise like only they can do. And if you’re not down with that… the crowd finishes the line for HBK as his music hits. Cole talks about how they had some WWE Network sign-up issues but those have been cleared up and fans still have time to join for the Rumble.

– We go back to the panel for more discussion on tonight’s pay-per-view. That’s it for the pre-show.

– The 2017 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view opens with a video package. We’re live from The Alamodome in San Antonio as Michael Cole welcomes us and the pyro goes off.

RAW Women’s Title Match: Bayley vs. Charlotte

We go right to the ring and out comes Bayley to a pop. RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is out next as Cole introduces us to some of the international announce teams at ringside.

We get formal ring introductions from JoJo. They lock up and go at it. Charlotte slams Bayley first. Back and forth until Bayley catches Charlotte with a cutter on the second rope. Bayley comes through the ropes and takes Charlotte down on the floor with a head scissors. Bayley with a crossbody from the second rope to the floor. Bayley brings it back in the ring for a 2 count.

Charlotte turns it back around and brings it in for a 2 count. Charlotte slams Bayley’s face into the mat repeatedly. Charlotte keeps control and nails a running boot for a 2 count. Charlotte uses scissors to slam Bayley into the mat a few more times. Charlotte tosses Bayley with her legs and stands tall. Charlotte with another pin attempt before some taunting and trash talking.

They both go down after a double clothesline. Bayley looks for a comeback but Charlotte chops her into the corner. Bayley with more offense. She nails a springboard crossbody. Bayley with more offense. Bayley drops Charlotte on her face. Bayley goes to the top but takes too much time and has to come down. Bayley stomps on Charlotte for a 2 count. Bayley goes back to the top and nails a big elbow drop for a 2 count.

Charlotte turns it back around after going for the knee. Charlotte applies the Figure Four. Bayley manages to turn it around on her. Charlotte reverses it into the Figure Eight and uses the ropes for leverage but the referee sees it and stops her. More back and forth. Charlotte ends up getting the win out of nowhere after a Natural Selection on the apron.

Winner: Charlotte

– After the match, Charlotte recovers as we go to replays. Charlotte stands tall in the ring with her title as Bayley shows frustration outside of the ring.

– We see the shark cage being lowered over the ring. Cole leads us to a promo for the next match.

No DQ Match for the WWE Universal Title: Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens

We go to the ring and the shark cage is waiting for Chris Jericho in the middle. The music hits and out comes WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens with the WWE United States Champion. Roman Reigns is out next. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo.

Jericho stalls on going into the cage. Owens and Jericho beat Reigns down but he fights them off and puts Jericho in the cage. The cage is raised above the ring as we get the bell. Reigns goes at it to start but Owens turns it around. Reigns rocks Owens and sends him to the floor. Reigns knocks Owens over the barrier and they fight through the crowd now.

They fight back to the ringside area and Reigns uses the German announce table. Owens turns it around and sends Reigns into the steel steps. Owens takes the hood off the Spanish announce table and throws it on Reigns. Owens goes under the ring and brings out a bunch of steel chairs. Owens jabs Reigns with a chair shot to the ribs. Owens ends up hitting a big corner cannonball into the barrier. Owens poses on the announce table to a mixed reaction. Owens stands a bunch of chairs on top of each other at ringside. Another chair shot to the ribs, and another. Owens adds to his mountain of steel chairs and brings Reigns back into the ring. Owens goes to powerbomb Reigns from the apron through the chair mountain but it’s blocked. Reigns rocks Owens with a right hand. Reigns tries to suplex Owens from the ring onto the chairs but Owens blocks it. Owens drops Reigns over the top rope. Owens tries to knock Reigns into the chairs but Reigns hangs on. Owens charges but Reigns comes in with clotheslines.

Reigns turns it back around as Jericho looks on from the cage. Reigns brings a table inside the ring but Owens nails a Backstabber for a 2 count. Owens goes for a corner cannonball and mocks Reigns. Reigns blocks the cannonball and nails a sitdown powerbomb for a close 2 count. Reigns looks up as Jericho tries to distract him with the cage. They end up on the floor again. Owens with two superkicks to place Reigns on top of a table. Owens goes to the top and nails a big Frogsplash through the table. Fans chant “holy shit” now.

More action inside the ring now. Reigns crashes into a chair in the corner. Jericho drops brass knuckles down to Owens. Owens mocks Reigns. A Superman punch from Owens is blocked. Reigns tries to get the knuckles. Owens hits the Superman punch on Reigns but Reigns still kicks out at 2. Owens stands a chair up in the middle of the ring. Owens goes for a powerbomb onto the chair but Reigns resists. Reigns counters and puts Owens through the chair with a Samoan Drop. Owens kicks out at 2.

Reigns goes to the floor and is frustrated. Reigns brings a table from under the ring and slides it in. Reigns stands the table up in the corner. Owens rolls him up from behind for a 2 count. Reigns nails a Superman punch and Owens goes down but kicks out at 2. Reigns readies for a spear through the table but Owens kicks him and nails a stunner for a 2 count. Owens with many stomps in the corner now. Owens with a corner cannonball. Owens goes to the top to try for a superplex through the chair mountain but Reigns counters and sends Owens through the chairs instead. Jericho looks on at his best friend laid out on top of the chairs.

Reigns goes for a big powerbomb through the announce table and nails it. Reigns brings Owens back into the ring and readies for a spear. Braun Strowman appears and pulls Reigns out of the ring. Braun sends Reigns into the ring post and then chokeslams him on top of an announce table. It doesn’t break. Braun rolls Reigns into the ring and follows. Braun nails a big running powerslam through the table in the corner. Owens crawls over and covers for the win.

Winner: Kevin Owens

– After the match, Owens recovers as the shark cage is lowered to the ring. Braun has already left. Jericho is freed from the cage. He goes to check on Owens as we get replays. Owens and Jericho leave together while Reigns is still down in the ring.

– We take another break, including a KFC commercial with Big Cass and Enzo Amore.

– We come back to the announcers and they’re sitting at ringside with no table. More hype for the Rumble.

– Backstage segment with Stephanie McMahon, Mick Foley, Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley. They have a Rumble tumbler. Sami Zayn picks #8 and Dean Ambrose also picks but won’t reveal his number.

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Neville vs. Rich Swann

WWE Network issues to start this match. No handshake between the two. They go at it to start. Neville takes control and brings it to the floor as my feed cuts back out.

Neville controls a good part of the match it seems but the feed comes back to Swann in control. Swann hits a running lariat and a jumping Frogsplash for a close 2 count. Swann goes to the top but Neville crotches him.

Neville climbs up for a superplex but Swann fights him. They end up on the mat. Swann with a big kick. Neville with a superkick of his own. Neville goes for a move but Swann counters and rolls him up for 2. Swann almost puts Neville away with a kick but Neville gets his foot on the bottom rope. Swann keeps control but Neville runs up the top and nails the big superplex for a 2 count. Neville goes right into a submission in the middle of the ring. Swann taps and Neville wins the gold.

Winner and New WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville

– After the match, Neville takes his time breaking the hold. We go to replays as the new champion celebrates. We come back to Neville leaving with the gold.

– The announcers lead us to a promo for the WWE Title match.

WWE Title Match: John Cena vs. AJ Styles

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Champion AJ Styles. He watches as John Cena makes his way out next. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton and he’s fired up.

We get some trash talking and stalling to start. Cena with a big clothesline to take control. Cena takes AJ into the corner and works him over. AJ turns it around and keeps Cena down. AJ taunts Cena. Cena comes right back and uses his power. Cena goes for an early Attitude Adjustment but Styles lands on his feet and nails an enziguri. Cena makes another comeback. More back and forth now. AJ with a 2 count after a forearm.

Cena comes back as some fans boo. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but AJ blocks it and fights back. AJ with a German suplex and a Facebuster for a 2 count. AJ keeps control until Cena turns him inside out with a clothesline. Cena nails the Shuffle but AJ’s still in it. Cena rocks AJ while he sits on the top. Cena climbs up for a superplex but AJ counters and ends up hitting a spin-out powerbomb for a 2 count. AJ goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Cena ducks it. Cena nails the AA for a 2 count.

Cena waits for AJ to get up now. Cena with a big clothesline for a 2 count. Cena waits for AJ to get up again. Cena goes for another clothesline but AJ ducks and catches him with a pele kick. More back and forth. AJ nails a Phenomenal Forearm for a 2 count. AJ misses a kick. Cena gets him in the Electric Chair and drops him into a Facebuster. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now.

Cena ends up going for the AA again but AJ counters it into the Calf Crusher. Cena gets AJ in the STF now. Cena pulls AJ back from the bottom rope and tightens the hold. More back and forth. AJ gets the STF applied on Cena now. Cena powers up with AJ on his back. Cena goes for an AA but AJ counters. They trade counters. Cena gets the Figure Four locked. They trade counters and reversals again. Cena powers up and slams AJ. Cena slowly climbs to the top as AJ is still down. Cena goes for the leg drop but AJ blocks it. AJ goes for the Styles Clash and nails it but Cena still kicks out at 2.

Cena blocks the springboard 450 with his knees. Cena nails a Destroyer for a close 2 count. More back and forth and close calls. Cena catapults AJ into the corner and nails a cutter for a 2 count. Cena takes AJ to the second rope for a super AA and he nails it. AJ still kicks out at 2. Cena can’t believe it. AJ counters another AA and nails the Styles Clash. AJ crawls to the apron and goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Cena blocks it and turns it into an AA. Cena immediately nails another AA for the win and the title.

Winner and New WWE Champion: John Cena

– After the match, Cena celebrates as his music hits and we get replays. Cena celebrates with fans at ringside and stops to greet some Make-A-Wish fans. Cena makes his exit while celebrating with the WWE Title.

– We go back to Cole and Graves as WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler comes out to join them for the main event. They lead us to a video package on the Rumble.

30-Man Royal Rumble Match

We go back to the ring and JoJo announces the rules of the match. The #1 entrant is revealed to be Big Cass. He comes out with Enzo Amore, who does their introductions. #2 is revealed to be Chris Jericho and out comes the WWE United States Champion. They meet in the middle of the ring and go at it. Cass takes it to the corners and nails a splash. Cass with a fall-away slam as “stupid idiot” chants start up.

More back and forth. Kalisto is out next for his Rumble debut. He was not previously announced. He comes in and nails Cass, then goes to work on Jericho. Cass and Kalisto go at it until a big boot floors Kalisto. Jericho works over Cass with chops now. The next man out is Mojo Rawley.

Mojo comes in with a big shoulder on Kalisto. Mojo nails Jericho next. Cass comes after Mojo but he fights back. Jericho and Mojo work on eliminating Cass now. He fights them both off. The next man out is Jack Gallagher, who was not advertised. Gallagher decks Cass and Mojo with his umbrella. Kalisto counters but Gallagher gets the upperhand. Jericho drops Gallagher from behind. Jericho slams Gallagher and stands tall. Gallagher comes from behind with a low blow using the umbrella. Gallagher embarrasses Jericho and dropkicks him. Cass and Kalisto go at it in the corner. Mojo tries to eliminate Cass. Mark Henry is out next. He also was not advertised.

Henry splashes Cass in the ring. Gallagher headbutts Henry. Henry eats it and eliminates Gallagher.

Henry gets a big pop from Texas but Gallagher comes off the top with the umbrella. Henry grabs him and tosses him over the top. The next man out is Braun Strowman. Braun comes in and eliminates Mojo. Cass goes for a big boot but Braun moves and Cass gets hung up. Braun eliminates Cass. Kalisto comes over next but Braun eliminates him, tossing him out onto Cass and Mojo.

Henry and Braun go at it now. Braun sends him to the apron but Henry hangs on. Braun eliminates Henry.

Sami Zayn is out next. He unloads on Braun but gets dropped. Braun clubs Sami to the mat. Braun charges twice but runs into boots. Sami tries to suplex Braun but Braun scoops him. Sami counters and sends Braun into the ring post. Sami tries to dump Braun over the top but there’s no chance. Sami keeps fighting until Braun runs over him. Braun keeps up the attack. The next man out is Big Show.

Braun stares Show down as he marches to the ring. Show steps over the top rope and they meet in the middle of the ring. Show blocks a right hand and unloads on Braun. Braun comes back with a clothesline. Show ends up nailing a big chokeslam on Braun. Jericho slides back into the ring but Show blocks a Codebreaker. Show drops Jericho with a knockout punch. Show scoops Braun and goes to eliminate him but it’s blocked. Braun scoops Show for an elimination but that’s blocked. Braun tries again and Big Show is eliminated.

The next man out is Tye Dillinger to a pop. He enters at #10. Dillinger runs to the ring and ducks a clothesline. Dillinger goes to work on Braun but he won’t go down. Dillinger mounts Braun in the corner as fans count along. Braun picks him up but Sami makes the save. Sami and Dillinger team up to take on Braun now. Braun fights them off. They go for a double suplex but Braun counters and suplexes them at the same time. The next man out is James Ellsworth. Carmella is with him.

Ellsworth doesn’t want to enter because Braun is waiting. Carmella tells him to go on. Sami and Dillinger come from behind to try and dump Braun but he hangs on. Braun brings himself back in and runs over Sami and Dillinger at the same time. Braun splashes them both in opposite corners. Ellsworth still hasn’t entered the ring. The next man out is WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. Ambrose talks Ellsworth up to help him take on Braun. Ellsworth falls for it but Ambrose lets him run into the ring by himself. Braun grabs Ellsworth and tosses him over the top. Ellsworth is eliminated.

Ambrose with a top rope elbow on Braun. Braun fights Ambrose off. Ambrose counters. Ambrose, Dillinger and Sami all work on Braun now. He fights them off and hits corner splashes on Sami and Ambrose. The next man out is Baron Corbin. Corbin hits the ring and unloads on Braun as Ambrose jumps on Braun’s back. It’s 4-on-1 now. Braun fights out and boots Corbin. Braun eliminates Dillinger by tossing him over the top.

The triple team on Braun continues. Corbin eliminates Braun with a big clothesline over the top.

Ambrose with Dirty Deeds on Corbin. Sami works on Ambrose now. The New Day music hits and out comes Kofi Kingston next. Kofi dropkicks Sami and tosses him to the apron. Ambrose grabs Kofi and throws him to the apron. Sami tries to dump Ambrose. Kofi tries to dump Sami. Corbin decks Kofi. Corbin drops Kofi with a right. Ambrose goes to work on Corbin now. The next man out is The Miz at #15, accompanied by Maryse. They kiss and she heads to the back. Miz with a Skull Crashing Finale to Sami. Corbin ends up hitting a Deep Six on Miz. Kofi goes to the top but Corbin points at him. Corbin takes his legs out and Kofi smacks the top of the ring post but he hangs on. Kofi comes back in with a Trouble In Paradise to Corbin. The next man out is Sheamus.

Sheamus comes out with clotheslines. Sheamus with the 10 forearms to The Miz. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick on someone. Ambrose and Sami try to eliminate Sheamus now. The next entrant is Big E. Big E with an abdominal stretch on Miz. Big E with a big thrust in the corner. Kofi jumps off his back and nails Miz. Sheamus works on Corbin now. Kofi and Big E work on dumping Miz. Sami and Ambrose go at it. The next entrant is Rusev. Lana walks him out but heads to the back. Rusev is wearing a nose guard after suffering the broken nose on RAW from Kofi’s crossbody. Rusev enters the ring and goes wild.

Rusev works on Ambrose now. Sheamus with uppercuts on The Miz. The next Superstar out is Cesaro. Cesaro with a Cesaro Swing on Sami, then a Swing for Ambrose. Kofi also goes for a Swing, as does Big E. Cesaro is dizzy now. Corbin charges but Cesaro hits him with the Swing as well. Cesaro goes for a Swing on Sheamus next but Sheamus pleads. Fans pop as Cesaro considers it. Rusev drops Cesaro. Rusev tries to dump Cesaro but Sheamus makes the save. Miz and Kofi work on Ambrose. The next entrant is Xavier Woods for his Rumble debut. Woods sends Sheamus into the ring post and clotheslines him. Kofi follows up with a kick. Woods and Kofi double team Sheamus and hold him while Big E nails the big splash.

Kofi and Miz go at it now. Big E scoops Miz and drops him into kicks from Woods and Kofi. The next Superstar out is Bray Wyatt by himself as the arena lights up. Cesaro works on Rusev now. Big E goes after Sami. Bray enters the ring and plants Miz into the mat. Wyatt takes Ambrose down next. Wyatt drops Cesaro and then Rusev. Wyatt stares Woods down in the middle of the ring and he freezes. Woods ducks and nails Wyatt. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but it’s blocked. Wyatt floors Woods with a clothesline. Wyatt tosses Woods but he hangs on. Cesaro and Sheamus go at it with Woods and Kofi now. The next man out is Apollo Crews.

Crews debuts in the Rumble and unloads. Wyatt slows him down with a kick. Ambrose goes after Wyatt. Big E saves Kofi and Woods again. Sheamus and Cesaro eliminate Kofi, Woods and Big E at the same time. Sheamus tries to dump Cesaro but Jericho eliminates them both at the same time. Sheamus and Cesaro argue at ringside now.

Randy Orton is out next. Orton hits the ring and unloads with clotheslines. Orton catches Miz in a powerslam. Orton with a RKO on Corbin, then Rusev. Sami comes off the top rope but Orton catches him on the way down with a RKO. Wyatt and Orton pose together. Jericho attacks Orton as Wyatt goes for Ambrose. Dolph Ziggler is out next. Ziggler hits the ring with superkicks. Rusev catches a kick but Ziggler counters and nails a superkick. Ziggler with a double DDT on Miz and Crews. Ziggler superkicks Miz and Crews. Crews and Miz both hang on. Ziggler and Ambrose go at it now. Luke Harper is out next at #25.

Orton watches as Harper comes in and goes to work on Crews. Harper dumps Crews to the apron and eliminates him. Harper and Orton lock eyes now.

Wyatt plays peacekeeper but Harper floors Wyatt to a pop. Orton attacks but Harper ducks and drops him with a big boot. Harper picks Wyatt up by his hair. Harper kisses Wyatt on the forehead and goes for a Sister Abigail but Orton makes the save with a RKO on Harper. Ambrose works on Jericho now. The next Superstar out to the ring is Brock Lesnar to a big pop. Paul Heyman is right behind him.

Pyro goes off as Lesnar marches to the ring. Lesnar goes right after Ambrose and tosses him. Ambrose is eliminated. Lesnar eliminates Ziggler next. Lesnar with Germans on Rusev, Jericho and Corbin. Miz takes a F5. Orton approaches but Lesnar hits him with a F5. Lesnar stands tall as fans start chanting for Goldberg.

Out next comes Enzo Amore, who was not advertised. Enzo charges the ring as Lesnar waits and everyone else is down. Lesnar dares him to enter the ring. Enzo hops on the apron and stares Lesnar down. Enzo takes his shirt off and gets riled up. Enzo charges but Lesnar turns him inside out with a big clothesline. Lesnar eliminates Enzo. Lesnar with a suplex on Sami, then Jericho. Lesnar kicks Rusev and hits him with knees. Lesnar with a snap suplex on Rusev too. The next man out is Bill Goldberg to a pop.

Goldberg marches to the ring as pyro goes off. Lesnar waits. Goldberg enters and ducks a shot from Lesnar. Goldberg spears Lesnar to a pop. Goldberg clotheslines Lesnar over the top. Lesnar is eliminated.

Lesnar can’t believe it. Goldberg takes out Corbin next, then Jericho. Sami attacks but Goldberg hits him with a Jackhammer. Orton and Wyatt double team Goldberg now. Goldberg ducks and nails a double spear on The Wyatts. The next man out is The Undertaker to a pop.

The lights come on and Taker is already in the ring. Goldberg turns around and they come face to face. Taker grabs Goldberg by his throat but they’re attacked by Corbin and Rusev. Corbin works over Taker. Goldberg eliminates Rusev. Taker eliminates Corbin. Taker turns around to a spear from Goldberg. Harper attacks but Goldberg eliminates him. Taker eliminates Goldberg.

Miz and Sami attack Taker now. Taker fights them off. Taker chokeslams Miz, then Sami. Wyatt gets dropped by Taker, as does Orton. The final entrant is Roman Reigns to a very mixed reaction.

Reigns walks to the ring as Taker looks on. Reigns stops at ringside and they lock eyes. Reigns steps on the apron and enters. They meet in the middle of the ring. Taker with a right hand. Reigns fights back and they trade shots in the middle of the ring. Taker with a big clothesline. Taker goes for a chokeslam on Reigns but it’s blocked. Reigns with a Superman punch on Taker. Taker blocks the next Superman punch and chokeslams Reigns. Taker blocks a RKO. Taker drops Wyatt. Taker eliminates Miz with a clothesline. Taker eliminates Sami with a clothesline. Taker tosses Reigns but he hangs on. Taker grabs Jericho in mid-air and chokeslams him.

Taker cuts his own throat to a pop. Reigns comes from behind and eliminates Taker to boos. The two stare each other down as some fans do the “bullshit” chant. Reigns grabs Jericho and tosses him but Jericho hangs on. Jericho fights back and goes to the top. Reigns eliminates him from the top with a Superman punch. It’s down to Reigns, Wyatt and Orton.

Orton and Wyatt double team Reigns now. Orton with the second rope draping DDT. Reigns blocks a double team and nails Superman punches. Reigns eliminates Wyatt by tossing him. Reigns readies for a spear on Orton. Orton blocks it in mid-air with a RKO. Orton clotheslines Reigns over the top for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

– Randy Orton is going to WrestleMania 33. JoJo announces the winner as Orton’s music hits and he celebrates. We get replays and come back to Orton posing in the corners. The pyro goes off around the WrestleMania 33 sign as Orton looks on. More pyro goes off on the stage. The Royal Rumble goes off the air with Orton standing tall.

  • Emanuel Pugh

    Nia Jax is sooo LAME and they turned Sasha into a jobber.

    • Kifo Kongstin

      I still say she looks like a fatter Kim Kardashian. XD
      You’re right. They’re burying Sasha now. Dick move by WWE.

      • Leon Nick Perkins

        They did the right thing. Sasha has been champ 3x, she made a mark in nxt. Nia jax hasn’t done shit. She needed this win and Sasha didn’t need it cause she’s pretty much done stuff most women will never do. Sasha and Charlotte can’t stay on top all the time now. Wwe needs more women stars on raw, can’t happen until some top stars help put them over

        • Emanuel Pugh

          Nia should have been kept at NXT.Asuka should have been the one to be called to Raw.Also WWE screwed Sasha with those title “reigns”.

          • Leon Nick Perkins

            I will agree on that. Noa jax sucks. She has a different finisher each week, her attire is awful, she’s a heel coming out to face music. She needs a better gimmick and was brought up too early without making a big impact in nxt. Asuka should’ve been called up. Instead of being some cocky ass undefeated person with a beginner’s belt, burying all talent and never putting anyone over. But since Nia jax is on the roster, she had to beat someone to look good, so I’m ok with her winning tonight. Sasha doesn’t keep lengthy title reigns cause she’s always hurt and can’t stay healthy

  • Kifo Kongstin

    So Charlotte is now 15-0 at PPV events. Charlotte is the new Undertaker.

    • ATLANTIS

      And Eva Marie will be her Brock Lesnar

    • antonio cesaro1

      Charlotte SUCKS ASS

    • Dime

      16-0

  • ATLANTIS

    Wow, has WWE ever shown 3 women’s matches on the same card?

  • ATLANTIS

    Fucking Cena. He has 6 more title reigns to go before he beats Flair

    • Emanuel Pugh

      Please tell me Cena diddnt win the title. If he did,then im done watching wwe.

      • ATLANTIS

        Styles carried him to a great win

        • Emanuel Pugh

          I think this is cenas 15th title now.

          • ATLANTIS

            16

          • Emanuel Pugh

            It is a disgrace that somebody like cena,who buries everybody he faces tied and will most likely break Rics record.

      • ATLANTIS

        Sorry to break it to you bro

  • Emanuel Pugh

    Im done with the current wwe now. We got Cena burying more talent,Nikki kartrashian burying the eomen with charlotte “ric” flaire doing the same,Owen being unable to win a match by himself,Sasha banks being fed to Nia Jax who is more green and boring than Roman Reigns,who also should not have been called to the main roster so soon over Asuka. It is a damn shame when a developmental show (NXT) CONSTANTLY out performs Raw and Smackdown.

  • Yusei Asakura

    Mehhhhhh

  • Yusei Asakura

    The only exciting thing is how many times they’ve avoided going to the side Jericho was out on

    OMG ENZO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Yusei Asakura

    Enzo hella fearless like Cena right now

  • Yusei Asakura

    Everyone’s like “Fuck We gotta lay down for this?!”

  • Yusei Asakura

    And Taker’s out.

  • Yusei Asakura

    And the young guys were “NO WE DON”T WANT THIS OVER YET”

  • Kifo Kongstin

    So it’s gonna be Undertaker vs. Goldberg at Wrestlemania.

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      Or Roman vs undertaker

  • Yusei Asakura

    LOL OH GOD

  • Yusei Asakura

    Oh god I want Taker vs Roman so bad now….

    • JustusX

      Why? If you’re not going to have Taker in a match where he can be carried, he needs a program with a guy where he and the opponent can “work” their match for remaining days until WM. That apparently was the original plan with Sting. Reigns cannot carry a match like… can’t believe I’m about to say this… but Shane O’ Mac. Take away the shock value from the Taker-Lesnar match… it really wasn’t that entertaining. Do you want that again?

      • Yusei Asakura

        Because this match is what could set the tone for a heel Reigns.

        And even if It’s just a tempt heel heel thing. Personally This is what will separate Roman from Cena . We know Roman’ll take that L and won’t attempt to get it back at a big ppv like Cena would.

        • JustusX

          I can’t disagree with your last statement. What WWE needs to do if they want to save Roman Reigns is take him off WWE programming for several months. Book him in a movie or something. Have him come back and do another organic build with him.

  • Kifo Kongstin

    Final 3 – Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, and Randy Orton.

  • Kifo Kongstin

    RANDY ORTON WINS !!!

  • Yusei Asakura

    FUCKING SWERVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Kifo Kongstin

    Holy Shit. John Cena vs. Randy Orton in the main event at WM for the WWE heavyweight championship…….for the 1,000th time. This is gonna be the best Wrestlemania ever.(FART !!!)

    • Yusei Asakura

      HHH is so happy backstage

    • Emanuel Pugh

      Terrible and PATHETIC!Cena will win too.

    • wwe5

      I think the title is going to change hands at elimination chamber. Cena is too busy with other things to have a long run. This was done only to tie flair. I’m pretty sure their setting up Randy vs Bray or Aj vs Randy orrr maybe Joe vs Cena vs Randy which would be an amazing match.

    • mike welch

      It will Be Orton vs Bray Wyatt at WM33 after Bray wins the Elimination Chamber Match or a Triple Threat with John Cena

      • Emanuel Pugh

        Bray will not be winning the title nor will Orton.

        • wwe5

          I really think their
          Gonna give Bray his push finally I think he’s gonna win.

      • @KayfabeCafe

        Bray/Orton will only be worth watching if Bray Wyatt wins.

        • Leon Nick Perkins

          I hope bray wins. He deserves it. They only paired them 2 together just to help elevate bray Wyatt

          • JustusX

            The sad part, Bray originally didn’t need Orton. The Wyatts didn’t need anybody. But WWE creative managed to screw that up…

          • Leon Nick Perkins

            Oh most definitely. They messed them up years ago and been awful at trying to fix it. The biggest mistake was letting bray lose to Cena at wrestlemania. Since then, bray has went downhill. Losing every fued, and after almost 4 years holding a tag championship for less than a month???. Then if bray and Randy Orton fight at wrestlemania, doesn’t mean shit unless bray is winning the belt

  • Yusei Asakura

    Welp This WM might be interesting now.
    Taker vs Reigns Taker’s Revenge
    Brock vs Goldberg
    Orton vs Cena?

    • Kifo Kongstin

      IDK about those matches. You know Goldberg is gunning for Undertaker’s ass right now. Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns would be too easy for Undertaker to win. Undertaker vs. Goldberg they could make more competitive.

      • Yusei Asakura

        This is true but now We know Raw’s going to end up having a #1 Contenders match Brock ends up costing Goldberg His and Taker ends up screwing Reigns.

        It’ll end up being the same or close to the same BS when Taker went after Punk the first time lol

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      Nobody wants to see John Cena vs orton. Those 2 are taking away from upcoming talent.

  • Yusei Asakura

    But holy shit …. Taker vs Reigns needs to happen …

    This can basically be our HEEL Reigns.

    This can also be a good WM HHH vs Seth Taker vs Reigns … The last two of an Era vs these guys.

    • @KayfabeCafe

      Seriously, do you think Vince has the audacity to turn his pet project heel. The most likely scenario is they’re going to turn Taker heel like what they techincally did back in 32.

      • Yusei Asakura

        i can see that scenario …and sadly it’s the most likely one that’ll happen. But this is legit the perfect time for them to At least Go for Heel Reigns going into WM then after WM …do whatever the hell you want with him. But honestly If Takers going to do the program with him …This is what could separate Roman from Cena in my opinion … This might what earns Roman a bit more respect provided Creative doesn’t try to get too involved and let Taker do his thing. Let Roman Take this L learn from it and rebuild from it.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kayfabecafe/ @KayfabeCafe on Facebook

          I see your point. Hard to project that situation with Reigns while vince is still calling the shots backstage.

  • Leon Nick Perkins

    This ppv really pissed me off. Why???? It could’ve been so much better. Was good to see Bayley lose, she hasn’t did anything since being on the main roster, so she didn’t deserve the belt, besides we all know she’s going to keep title shots till she wins. I’m glad karl and Luke finally won the belts. Should’ve happened long ago. John Cena is champ, he ain’t did shit but make movies and upon return, ruin Baron Corbin momentum and ruin Aj styles title run. Way to go wwe. I’m thrilled Roman lost, bUT he will get yet another shot . The royal rumble match was a total letdown. Tye dillinger was the only surprise?? Wtf.. no Samoa Joe, shinsuke nakamura, Bobby roode, no legends or celebrities, or a woman ?? Instead we got fed a bunch of typical losers. Roman reigns had no business being in the match, especially after his title match. He actually almost won the damn thing. See, it’s stuff like this that makes the crowd not like Roman, wwe always has to give him the big accomplishments and big moments. He probably will beat the undertaker at wrestlemania. Randy Orton hasn’t did anything special in a while. He had no reason winning it. Someone who hasn’t won before should’ve won, not some 10 to 12 time world champion who’s won before and didn’t need this win. If wwe is going to push this new Era thing, they got to stop giving these well accomplished people all the glory.

    • Kifo Kongstin

      No way Roman Reigns beats Undertaker at WM, if it happens. I’m thinking now that it’s gonna be Undertaker vs. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar in a triple threat Hell in a Cell/steel cage match at WM.

  • ATLANTIS

    Cena and fucking Orton again. This was the best opportunity to establish a new star, ot give a midcarder that push to the next level, or bring up someone from NXT.
    And where was Kane?

    • wwe5

      The title will change hands at elimination chamber this was only done so Cena could tie flair. I’m pretty such Cenas gonna face Samoa Joe at WM and that won’t be for the title

      • Leon Nick Perkins

        Yea so Cena can bury Joe before his main roster push even begins.

        • wwe5

          I don’t think so he didn’t bury Kevin or Aj both won against him and clean. I think they would put him over at WM they would want him to go over and push him like they did Finn and what better way then a win. Against cena

          • Leon Nick Perkins

            Kevin Owen’s was still nxt champ when he lost to Cena, and also they put the intercontinental belt on him, that’s the only thing that saved him. Aj only won at summerslam because they knew the fued wasn’t over, Cena got that triple threat title shot, went away, and became champion upon return. When Cena loses, he keeps getting rematches until he’s the better man. Cena never loses fueds

      • ATLANTIS

        Flair has 22

        • wwe5

          I’m not sure about the 22 but I still think he deserves the title and to get 16.

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      I agree totally. Wwe sucks now. They wonder why the ratings falling. Randy won it before and is a 12 time champion. Why did he have to win?? Besides bray should’ve won. The only reason he’s paired with bray is to elevate him

  • Jacob June

    What a lousy, predictable Rumble match. Now i can call it the Royal Fuckup. I am glad this product sucks because they have no imagination whatsoever. There wasn’t a single surprise entrant, no high spots whatsoever, and 90 percent of the time the participants were laying on the mat or on the outside. Most of the time there was ample opportunity for interference or to rejoin, but nope. That takes creativity. As for the past 5 Rumble matches, an unnecessary/undeserving person won. WM can only be the piece of crap it has been for MANY years, right?

  • Dime

    Good lord. The same old cry baby shit. Boohoo Cena won and now AJ is no longer champ. Yeah? It happens. Fuck wads. AJ can’t be champ forever. And no matter how much you bitch and moan, that was a damn good match and BOTH did a great job. Bayley should win, get the fuck over it. Flair is boring. End of story. You bitches would not of made it in the 90’s.. boohoo the show did not go how I wanted it to go.

    • Yusei Asakura

      I didn’t even watch the Cena and AJ match but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

      I think everyone’s panties are in a bunch because WWE basically pulled a shit load of swerves and the fact that Orton winning didn’t get leaked out is going to bother people until WM actually happens.

      • Dime

        It was honestly the best match tonight. They really do make each other better in the ring. I seen Cena do moves I would of never thought him to do. As for the rest, it was a bit boring, but for once it was done without people knowing, as you said it was not leaked, and people are pissed. This is how it has always been, it’s just harder now with the Internet being around. I think they could of spiced the PPV up some, but all in all it was ok. The whole Goldberg/Brock thing was just as boring as last time. Brock runs shit, Bill comes in one hits him and it’s over. Yawn fest.

        • Leon Nick Perkins

          Cena and Aj was the best match. I didn’t like the result, but they did put on the best match in a long time. No denying that.

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      You’re right to some extent, but not entirely. Bayley is boring, Bayley hasn’t did shit since being on the main roster. She’s beat Dana Brooke, woo-hoo a terrible beginner. Flair is the best heel/wrestler on the roster. She’s made history with Sasha in dream matches on Raw. What has Bayley done to outshine that???not a damn thing. Shes getting pushed cause who she was in nxt. John Cena won’t hold it long, but still he shouldn’t of won. He’s headlined wrestlemania enough. It’s time for others to get glory. Finally, I’m 33 years old, been a fan of wrestling my whole life. From great muta, Vader, van hammer, doom, dirty dick slater, Johnny b.badd, buz sawyer,etc. I think I made it just fine. Wrestling back then was better cause it told a story and people worked harder for Thier pushes, now.. hmm not so much

      • Dime

        Flair has done all of that because she was given the chance to do it. How can Bayley do anything if people complain every time she gets a push going. That is what keeps good matches, and talent from being shown, and then you are left with “she’s not done shit”. Yeah, neither did Flair UNTIL SHE DID IT. Get where I am going with this at all?

        • Leon Nick Perkins

          I do, but wwe waited too long to bring Bayley up. Besides there’s plenty of time for Bayley to rise. I think they doing it the right way. Cause when Bayley wins, she will have a decent title reign and not play hot potato with the belt like Sasha and Charlotte did

        • Emanuel Pugh

          She only got those chances because of her dad.

          • Leon Nick Perkins

            I agree, but dude look at her skills and promos. She’s the best athlete female they have. No other woman right now is a better heel than her.

          • Emanuel Pugh

            Becky
            Natalya
            Alicia Fox
            Asuka

            ALL BETTER THAN Charlotte.

          • Leon Nick Perkins

            Ain’t no way in hell. Wrestling wise Asuka might be, but other than that, hell no.

            Natalie is boring and stale, can’t cut a promo, she’s been irrelevant for how long??

            Alicia fox is the worse. She is bad in the ring, gets no TV time, and when she did, what did she do?? Not shit.

            Becky Lynch isn’t that good. She’s boring and wasn’t getting over enough. Why you think she lost the belt so quickly??? Her promos are weak, and Alexa bliss has already outshines her. Lol

            Nice jokes man. Lol

        • pancho

          Dude, that was a terrible Rumble match. Plain and simple. Just a bunch of lame finishers one right after the other. Strowman cleans house. Cesaro cleans house. Then Orton cleans house. Then so on and so forth. Lots of wasted spots that didnt work such as Ellsworth and Enzo. About 20 seconds of Brock, Goldberg, and Taker combined. All three end up looking weak in the end. Reigns didnt even need to be in the match. Very little story telling. Just pretty terrible in general. I dont usually bitch but I thought it was boring.

          • Leon Nick Perkins

            I’m bitching because this was wwe chance to do something right and interesting. Pushing some deserving mid card star to the next level, give them Thier moment and instead they let some unnecessary/undeserving/well accomplished star win it all. That was fucked up. Alot of wasted spots, no surprises, no big moments and Roman reigns damn near won it again, when he is being forced fed to us.

          • pancho

            It seemed like a waste to me. On top of that, it was fucking boring.

  • wwe5

    Ok so how in the hell do you put Roman Reigns at 30 not Joe or Finn or anyone exciting then having him eliminate the Undertaker and expect this whole wrestlemania thing to work with the undertaker vs Reigns which will probably be terrible!!! Wtf wwe of allllllllll ppl Roman Eliminates the deadman and will probably go over him for his last match! Whyyyy

  • mesogreat

    They got Brock looking like a b*!#ch

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      I know. They least could’ve made him put up some type of fight. The more and more of these weak encounters with Goldberg makes it more obvious that Brock will finally win at wrestlemania. By that time it’s no point, cause after getting beat 3 times why a 4th??

  • WWE Creative

    dude, Romen Reigns was #30, really? i am sorry, but that should have been Shawn Michaels. No Kurt Angel or Samoa Joe? Interesting

  • @KayfabeCafe

    AJ/Cena, Neville’s title win, and Tye’s debut are the only reasons why fans have to watch the main show. I’ll rant about this on our podcast, but damn it, when us fans say we want a Samoan in the Rumble, we meant Samoa Joe, not Vince’s boy toy Reigns.

  • Hulkamania

    Orton vs Cena… really… Is it 2009 all over again? Did they really have to put the title on Cena AGAIN? I get that they are trying to make him “Ric Flair” status but why do it at AJ Styles expense. You finally get AJ Styles in WWE and you do that…

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      I agree completely bud. Aj should’ve kept it until wrestlemania and dropped it to bray Wyatt or someone who’s Midcard and needed that extra boost. Even cesaro vs Aj would’ve bn good. I heard rumors that John will lose it at elimination chamber, to set up a match with him and Samoa Joe. So it’ll be Randy vs whoever wins the chamber

      • Yusei Asakura

        Funny thing about smackdown is that it’s nothing but mid-carders with main event potential excluding AJ whom is a main event guy in my book in the WWE now.

        • Leon Nick Perkins

          Aj is damn great. I agree. He’s like 40 years old though, so wwe should’ve let him go to wrestlemania as champ. I’m glad he atleast got a title run

        • JustusX

          I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… pride is keeping the WWE from succeeding. The new NXT champ should have been the surprise #30 entrant and won the whole freaking thing. ALL of the guys that left TNA for NXT should be main-eventing Raw and SDL RIGHT NOW!!! They know how to work a match, they’re all at least good on the mic (some much better than others), and they’re all in their early 30’s to early 40’s.

  • pancho

    This was the worst Rumble match since last year.

    • Leon Nick Perkins

      Past 5 royal rumble matches been bad. Unnecessary winners each time. If you include 2012 Sheamus, that makes 6. Lol

  • SharuSharath

    This Year WrestleMania Will Be WrostMania ..

  • SharuSharath

    John Cena Vs Randy Orton 1000th Time .. lol