Although the match seemed big enough for it, Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a triple threat match for the WWE world heavyweight championship did not headline tonight's Royal Rumble pay-per-view at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
No, it was second to last, and that was just fine.
As all Brock Lesnar matches are in WWE, it was unique. And by "unique," I mean the match started and the WWE champion just started throwing people everywhere. That includes a double German Suplex to J&J Security, who were no match for the beast unleashed in the squared circle.
Everyone was beating everyone up and no one was the better for it. Lesnar, at one point, took three consecutive AA's from Cena, then a Curb Stomp, and he still kicked out (though there was interference).
Then, as if they knew they had to rid themselves of the monster among them, Cena and Rollins threw everything and the kitchen sink at Brock and finally took him out of action for a while with a brutal sequence, like putting him through the barricade, then the steel steps, then a huge flying elbow through the announce desk.
This led to Lesnar doing a stretcher job with the announcers selling that he had a broken rib while Cena and Rollins went back-and-forth with an epic series of near falls. Right when it looked like Rollins had the match won, however, Brock showed up with a second wind and absolutely destroyed both Seth and Cena.
The finishing sequence was Rollins nearly turning it around with a Curb Stomp and a set up for another one on the briefcase but he ran into an F-5 and Lesnar used that to get the pin and the victory.
For complete Royal Rumble results and coverage of the entire card click here.