WWE Royal Rumble Results and Analysis SPOILERS ALERT
We are officially on the Road to Wrestlemania!
Considered by many as the second most important PPV of the year, and with some fans even considers the Royal Rumble match as their favorite event of the year, this year’s Royal Rumble was one of the best Royal Rumble events in recent years. From top to bottom, this show delivered.
Last Man Standing Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Champion Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens
Winner: Dean Ambrose
What a great match! Two of the best workers in the business today! This feud reminds me of the great Intercontinental championship matches of the past, like Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels and HHH vs The Rock, before those aforementioned classic IC title feuds eventually became classic WWE World title feuds. There was no blood in this match, no one went through a burning table full of thumbtacks, but this was a hardcore match. I expect the two to eventually feud for the World title, maybe this year, or maybe a couple of years down the road.
WWE World tag team Championship Match:
Champions the New Day vs the Usos
Winner: New Day
This was a good match. It’s hard to follow a classic like the opening match, but this was a fine damn entertaining match. The New Day is really over with the fans. The New Day should still be the champion by Wrestlemania.
United States Championship Match:
Champion Alberto Del Rio versus Kalisto
One of the few times in my life that I followed my heart over my mind and the result is correct. This was an ok match. Kalisto botched a few moves but he made a couple of good moves as well. It is nice to see Kalisto get another shot as US champion, hopefully he won’t lose this tomorrow.
Divas Championship Match
Champion Charlotte versus Becky Lynch
A very good match, but this was about what happened after the match. The Boss, the best Diva in the roster, Sasha Banks returned, and she did made a statement. Expect Banks to beat Charlotte for the title at Wrestlemania.
Royal Rumble Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
What a great Royal Rumble Match. The perennial TNA World Champion, AJ Styles, finally made his much-awaited WWE debut. It was a surreal moment, the greatest TNA World Champion of all time going toe to toe against (then) WWE World Champion Roman Reigns. As expected, HHH was #30. And like what I predicted, Roman didn’t made it to the Final two, as we are guaranteed a new champion during the last few minutes of the match. In the end, HHH eliminated Dean Ambrose to win his 14th WWE World Heavyweight Title. HHH is my favorite wrestler of all time. He last won a World title back in 2009, a more simple time for me. I have been going through a lot right now, but wrestling has always been there for me. Having a great Royal Rumble meant a lot to me. Having HHH win the WWE World Heavyweight Title means the world to me. Thank you HHH. Thank you WWE. And I predicted the event perfectly.