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Randy Orton wins the Royal Rumble

The main event of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) tonight (Sun., Jan. 29, 2017) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, was, of course, the Royal Rumble match. The order of entry:

1. Big Cass
2. Chris Jericho
3. Kalisto
4. Mojo Rawley
5. Jack Gallagher
6. Mark Henry
7. Braun Strowman
8. Sami Zayn
9. Big Show
10. Tye Dillinger
11. James Ellsworth
12. Dean Ambrose
13. Baron Corbin
14. Kofi Kingston
15. The Miz
16. Sheamus
17. Big E
18. Rusev
19. Cesaro
20. Xavier Woods
21. Bray Wyatt
22. Apollo Crews
23. Randy Orton
24. Dolph Ziggler
25. Luke Harper
26. Brock Lesnar
27. Enzo Amore
28. Goldberg
29. Undertaker
30. Roman Reigns

The order of elimination (and who they were eliminated by):

1. Jack Gallagher (Mark Henry)
2. Mojo Rawley (Braun Strowman)
3. Big Cass (Braun Strowman)
4. Kalisto (Braun Strowman)
5. Mark Henry (Braun Strowman)
6. Big Show (Braun Strowman)
7. James Ellsworth (Braun Strowman)
8. Tye Dillinger (Braun Strowman)
9. Braun Strowman (Baron Corbin)
10. Xavier Woods (Cesaro & Sheamus)
11. Big E (Cesaro & Sheamus)
12. Kofi Kingston (Cesaro & Sheamus)
13. Cesaro (Chris Jericho)
14. Sheamus (Chris Jericho)
15. Apollo Crews (Luke Harper)
16. Dean Ambrose (Brock Lesnar)
17. Dolph Ziggler (Brock Lesnar)
18. Enzo Amore (Brock Lesnar)
19. Brock Lesnar (Goldberg)
20. Rusev (Goldberg)
21. Baron Corbin (Undertaker)
22. Luke Harper (Goldberg)
23. Goldberg (Undertaker)
24. The Miz (Undertaker)
25. Sami Zayn (Undertaker)
26. Undertaker (Roman Reigns)
27. Chris Jericho (Roman Reigns)
28. Bray Wyatt (Roman Reigns)
29. Roman Reigns (Randy Orton)

Notable events:

  • Braun Strowman wrecking shop early on and scoring seven eliminations before being ousted by Baron Corbin
  • Chris Jericho spent a TON of time on the outside, not doing a thing and lasted the longest for it
  • Cesaro & Sheamus taking out New Day before being taken out themselves because they turned on each other and allowed Jericho to sneak up and toss them
  • Goldberg destroying Brock Lesnar once again, spearing him and eliminating him in seconds
  • Roman Reigns entering at number 30 for an epic staredown and showdown with Undertaker
  • Reigns eliminating Undertaker and then saying “this is my yard now”
  • Reigns then tossing Bray Wyatt before Randy Orton hit him with an RKO and tossed him

That was fun!

For complete Royal Rumble results and coverage of every match on the card click here.

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