Here’s a quick rundown of the results from the Royal Rumble. We’ll have more in the coming days, so make sure you bookmark the site.
The Ascension defeated The New Age Outlaws - Very clean victory for the longest-reigning champions in this history of NXT as they knocked off the former six-time tag team champions with the Fall of Man. The face paint and shoulder pads remain, but now that the Ascension have beaten a formidable opponent, hopefully we can all move on from the ugliness of last Monday.
The Usos beat The Miz and Mizdow - Jimmy and Jey successfully defeated the Miz and his stunt double in the seventh and potentially final televised meeting between these tandems. I don’t even think Damien got tagged in, though he was certainly the star of the match. Tension was teased between the two, but Mizdow continued to emulate the fallen Miz after he was pinned.
The Bella Twins defeated Natayla and Paige - Nikki and Brie kept Nattie isolated for most of the match. Near the conclusion, Mrs. Kidd was prepared to finally make a tag, but Brie pulled Paige from the ring apron. Nikki hit Natayla with a running forearm and picked up the pinfall win.
Brock Lesnar defeated Seth Rollins and John Cena - Good Lord, what a match. Too many spots to tally in just a few short sentences, but Seth Rollins has definitely arrived. Lesnar was selling Rollins’ flying elbow through the announce table for a bit near the end, letting Cena and Rollins work at a faster pace. However, after Rollins hit a corkscrew moonsault, the Beast burst back into the match, throwing his challengers around. Lesnar ultimately pinned Mr. MITB after an F5.
Remember this match when the Slammy Awards roll around at year end.
Royal Rumble - Roman Reigns won, last eliminating Rusev. The Philly crowd made their feelings well known about the eliminations of Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler. Not even the Rock could assuage the bitter fans, as Reigns stood tall pointing at the Wrestlemania sign to end the show.
Full list of entrances and eliminations after the jump. Continue reading →