WWE Royal Rumble is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Jan. 25, 2015) from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 7:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE ROYAL RUMLE QUICK RESULTS
Roman Reigns wins the Royal Rumble
Brock Lesnar def. John Cena and Seth Rollins
The Usos def. The Miz and Damien Mizdow
The Ascension def. New Age Outlaws
Bella Twins def. Paige & Natalya
The Uppercats def The New Day
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
BaconStrips here, and there's gonna be a fight TONIGHT!
- Renee Young more or less confirmed that The Rock's gonna be on the show somehow.
- "Heyman and the Masters of the Universe" sign...greatest thing ever.
- An interview with the New Age Outlaws goes from an interview into a WWE Network shill. Road Dogg can't get Tom Phillips' name right either.
- Booker T interviews Shawn Michaels about the Royal Rumble match. He addresses the importance of the Rumble, his victories, and Daniel Bryan, among other things.
- The New Day gets booed; and Cesaro is OVER with Philly.
- After a great match, The Uppercats defeat The New Day to a huge ovation.
Video hyping the Royal Rumble match as well as the Cena/Lesnar/Rollins match
Some insane pyro, and the WrestleMania train is officially in motion!
New Age Outlaws vs The Ascension
- The match starts with Viktor and Billy Gunn, and Billy immediately takes control. The crowd chants "you still got it" toward Billy.
- Road Dogg is tagged in and does his signature shimmy and elbow drop. After those are executed, The Ascension take over.
- After a bunch of rest holds, Road Dogg is able to tag in Billy in, and he goes on a roll until being hung on the rope by Konnor.
- The Fall of Man gives The Ascension the win.
The Ascension def New Age Outlaws
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are backstage talking about Sting. Trips declares that he will destroy Sting if he enters his house again. At this moment, Paul Heyman enters to a HUGE pop from the crowd. Heyman offers to solve the problem with Sting, and the solution is Brock Lesnar.
The Usos vs The Miz/Damien Mizdow
- Miz and Jey Uso starts, and an immediate "we want Mizdow" chant starts. The Usos eventually take control following a backbreaker-elbow drop combo.
- Even THIS crowd is hot for Mizdow...couldn't help myself.
- The Miz takes some offense from Jimmy Uso, but the real highlight is Mizdow replicating the result of the moves. The crowd gives him a HUGE ovation for it.
- After tossing Jimmy into the ropes, Miz takes control. Miz teases tagging in Mizdow, but we're all denied. Miz eats an enziguiri for his tease.
- Jey Uso is tagged in and eats a beautiful DDT from Miz, but it only gets a two count. Miz tries the Figure Four, but is denied and eats another enziguiri.
- All four men end up outside after some Flying Usos. It should be noted that Miz shoved Mizdow in front of the first Flying Uso.
- Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Jey, but it only gets him a two count.
- Miz starts yelling at the crowd for chanting Mizdow's name, but this allows Jey to recuperate and hit Miz with a superkick and splash, but this only gets a two count when Mizdow interrupts the pin.
- After the pin interruption, Mizdow then throws Jimmy into the turnbuckle post and gives Jey a Skull Crushing Finale, but it only get a two count.
- Miz tries for a superplex on Jey. Even after attempted assistance from Mizdow, Miz cannot execute the plex. Instead, Jey goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, and is assisted with a superkick from Jimmy. Jimmy lands the splash for the win.
The Usos def The Miz/Damien Mizdow
The Bella Twins vs Paige/Natalya
- Paige and Nikki start, and Paige takes control of Nikki with a knee to the knee.
- Natalya is tagged in, and her arm starts to be worked over by Brie until Nattie carries her to Paige.
- The pace slows down the The Bellas start working over Natalya for a good while.
- JBL makes a reference to Stampede Wrestling...awesome!
- Eventually, Nattie electric-chairs Nikki, but can't convert the tag when Nikki drags her back. Nattie reverse a sharpshooter attempt into an attempt of her own, but is kicked into the corner.
- Nattie tries to reach Paige again, but this is denied when Brie pulls Paige off the apron. Nikki hits Nattie with a huge forearm for the win.
The Bella Twins def Paige/Natalya
The WWE superstars talk about the upcoming Rumble match.
Of note: Stardust is purple, Goldust has a new paintjob, Mizdow kills it, Big Show thinks that being a giant =/= mortal, and Daniel Bryan's gonna do it again!
Brock Lesnar vs John Cena vs Seth Rollins (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
- Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Lesnar is in kill mode.
- Bell rings, and Lesnar goes right after Rollins, who high-tails it out of the ring. Cena comes after Lesnar and starts eating Germans.
- Lesnar tries to F5 Rollins, but J&J pulls Rollins off. They simultaneously eat a German suplex for their troubles.
- With J&J out of commission, Lesnar starts handing out suplexes.
- Lesnar locks Cena in the Kimura Lock, but Cena is able to lift Lesnar up. Rollins hits a springboard knee strike on both men. Rollins then starts kicking Lesnar.
- Cena and Rollins hit a double suplex on Lesnar, then Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment on Lesnar. Rollins throws Cena out and covers Lesnar ,but Lesnar kicks out at 1.
- All three men go outside, and Lesnar is thrown into the steps. Rollins and Cena enter the ring, where Cena hits his moves.
- After a stream freeze, my action resumes, and Lesnar eats a kick to the head from Rollins. Lesnar is kneed out of the ring, and Cena hits a Michinoku Driver on Rollins for a two.
- After a few seconds, Lesnar reenters and throws out Rollins. Cena starts working over Lesnar, eventually knocking him down with a clothesline.
- Cena is dragged out by Rollins, who attempts a springboard move. However, Lesnar CATCHES Rollins and F5s him, but this gets only a two as Cena breaks the pin.
- After looking down on Cena, Lesnar exits the ring and deconstructs the Spanish announce table. Lesnar reenters the ring and eats THREE consecutive AAs from Cena. The count is broken when Rollins pulls Cena out of the ring. Rollins hits a curb stomp on Lesnar, but THAT count is broken at 2.
- Lesnar exits the ring to regroup, and is speared through the timekeeper's barrier by Cena. A "holy shit" chant ensues.
- Cena starts to reenter the ring, but turns around and throws Lesnar into the ring steps. This sends Heyman scurrying away. For good measure, Cena hits Lesnar with the steps again, sending him onto the Spanish table.
- With Lesnar on the table, Rollins climbs the turnbuckle and drops a HUGE elbow on Lesnar, collapsing the announce table. This is insane!
- Cena drags Rollins' carcass into the ring to a bunch of boos. Rollins attempts a small package for a two count. Avada Kevada also gets Rollins a two count.
- Cena attempts an AA, but Rollins lands on his feet. After rebounding from the ropes, Rollins eats a beautiful powerbomb from Cena...two count only.
- Cena tries to superplex Rollins. However, Rollins blocks this and buckle bombs Cena for a two count.
- Rollins tries for a curb stomp, but Cena reverses into the STF. After a few seconds, J&J come in to break up the hold. J&J and Rollins deliver a triple powerbomb to Cena, but Cena kicks out.
- While this is going on, Lesnar is going through a stretcher job.
- Rollins takes his Money in the Bank briefcase and tries to hit Cena with it, but Rollins goes over the rope. Cena then Double AAs J&J...then delivers an AA to Rollins....FOR A TWO COUNT (2 and 99/100)
- Cena and Rollins start trading punches in the ring. Cena tries a couple AAs, but Rollins reverses and hits a curb stomp...BUT CENA KICKS OUT (first curb stomp kick out?)
- Rollins climbs the turnbuckle and hits a PHOENIX SPLASH, but The Beast powers back in and destroys all. Cena is thrown out of the ring. Rollins gets his briefcase and starts hitting Lesnar with it.
- Rollins sets up the briefcase for a curb stomp on Lesnar, but Lesnar powers up and hits Rollins with a MASSIVE F5 for the win.
Brock Lesnar def John Cena and Seth Rollins
That match was absolutely amazing.
Royal Rumble Match
1. The Miz
An Awesome Truth callback starts this Royal Rumble off.
3. BUBBA RAY DUDLEY!!!!!!
I'M MARKING!!! Bubba does the scoop slam and leg lift, and R-Truth plays the part of Devon for the WHAT'S UP!
"TRUTH...GET THE TABLES!!!!!!!"
Miz interrupts...and eats a 3D from Bubba and Truth
The Miz is eliminated
4. Luke Harper
R-Truth is eliminated
Bubba and Harper have a staredown before trading blows. SO MUCH HOSS
5. Bray Wyatt
Bray and Bubba stare each other down until Harper blindsides Bubba. Bubba gets eliminated as a "we want Devon" chant goes
Bubba Ray Dudley is eliminated
6. Curtis Axel
Curtis doesn't make it in as he's attacked by Erick Rowan. Rowan goes to the ring. Harper and Rowan start beating on Wyatt. Eventually Harper and Rowan are thrown out.
Luke Harper is eliminated
7. The Boogeyman
Well well well...this is interesting. Boogeyman and Bray have a staredown and a spontaneous "weird-off." Eventually Wyatt clotheslines and eliminates Boogeyman
The Boogeyman is eliminated
8. Sin Cara
Sin Cara is eliminated
Bray's on a roll. He takes a mic and challenges everyone in the back.
9. Zack Ryder
After some quick offense, including a Broski Boot, Zack's out
Zack Ryder is eliminated
10. Daniel Bryan
Here we GO! Bryan is on FIRE as we start this.
Fandango starts working over Bryan immediately. Fandango eats a huge kick and airplane spin, but stays in the ring.
12. Tyson Kidd
Kidd enters and starts working over Bryan and Wyatt before getting hit by Fandango. After Fandango is kicked, Kidd and Bryan go at it and collide mid-ring.
Stardust immediately goes to work and almost eliminates Fandango, who has to skin the cat to stay in. The same thing happens to Stardust, who also skins the cat.
In the background, Bryan eliminates Kidd
Tyson Kidd is eliminated
Bryan and Wyatt go at it outside.
14. Diamond Dallas Page (BANG!!!)
DDP enters and is immediately beat by Stardust. DIAMOND CUTTER TO STARDUST!
A few seconds later, SUPER DIAMOND CUTTER TO FANDANGO!
The fun is ended when Bray beats DD...DIAMOND CUTTER TO BRAY WYATT!!!
DDP's screwed. He tries to give the Diamond Cutter to Rusev, but eats DAT KICK and is thrown over.
DDP is eliminated
Fandango is eliminated
Rusev and Bray face off, but this is interrupted by a dropkick from Bryan. After a series of kicks, Bryan eats DAT KICK and is almost tossed over the rope. However, Bray Wyatt finishes the elimination
Daniel Bryan is eliminated
Goldust enters, but the crowd is PISSED. Goldust tries for Shattered Dreams, but is almost eliminated by Stardust. After a brief staredown, the Dusts go at it. The crowd LOUDLY chants for Daniel Bryan.
17. Kofi Kingston
18. Adam Rose
Bray throws Kofi out, but he is caught by the Rosebuds, who bring him to the apron.
Adam Rose is eliminated
Kofi Kingston is eliminated
19. Roman Reigns
Reigns enters to a chorus of boos. He quickly goes to work on the Dusts.
Goldust is eliminated
Stardust is eliminated
20. Big E
Rusev and Big E go at it, and Big E gets cannonballed by Rusev.
21. Damien Mizdow
Before Mizdow enters, The Miz blocks the ring, saying that he's taking this spot. Miz is thrown off by Reigns, and Mizdow enters. He has a flurry until being eliminated by Rusev.
Damien Mizdow is eliminated
The crowd boos some more
22. Jack Swagger
25. Dean Ambrose
This wakes the crowd from their rage. Ambrose enters and goes for everyone.
26. Titus O'Neil
Titus O'Neil is eliminated
27. Bad News Barrett
Big E is eliminated
29. Big Show
Ryback is eliminated
Jack Swagger is eliminated
30. Dolph Ziggler
Bad News Barrett is eliminated
Cesaro swings Ziggler a bunch of times. Cesaro tries to eliminated him, but to no avail.
Cesaro is eliminated
Ziggler eats a KO Punch from Show from the top rope. Naturally, this leads to...
Dolph Ziggler is eliminated
Kane also broke the all-time elimination record.
Bray Wyatt is eliminated
The final four is Big Show, Kane, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns...wait, is Rusev still in?
Reigns and Ambrose start beating Big Show and Kane respectively. Ambreigns try to eliminate Big Show, but are interrupted by Kane.
Dean Ambrose is eliminated
The crowd is mad...they know who's winning. A LOUD "bullshit" chant starts.
Kane and Big Show start going at it because one almost eliminated the other. They try to chokeslam each other, but the distraction allows Reigns to eliminate them both.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the bell, Reigns is chokeslammed by both Kane and Big Show. As this goes on, The Rock comes out and takes out both Big Show and Kane. Kane eats a People's Elbow, and Big Show eats a Superman Punch and Rock Bottom.
Roman Reigns stands tall and still receives MASSIVE boos.
Rusev comes out of nowhere, but eats a spear and is promptly eliminated.
Roman's going to WrestleMania, and Brock is ready.
The Rock and Roman Reigns shake hands, and Rock raises Roman's arm, but this doesn't calm the Philly crowd.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out and stare in shock, then leave.