WWE Royal Rumble 2015
January 25, 2015
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension
We started with Billy Gunn and Viktor. Gunn with a quick hip throw and drag his arm. Tag to Road Dogg kicking Victor in the chest. Label Konnor. He eats a few strokes of Road Dogg followed by a knee. Konnor with a splash on the corner at Road Dogg. Tag to Viktor falling Road Dogg with a great right.
Viktor with a big knee to the guts of Road Dogg. Tag Konnor who works on Road Dogg in the corner. Konnor loses a drop of elbow and tags on Viktor. Road Dogg tries a tag, Viktor cuts it, Road Dogg counters and tags in Gunn. Gunn throws Konnor over the top rope and Viktor plants with a tilt-by-turn stroke.
Viktor prevents Fameasser and Konnor from being marked. Konnor drops Gunn’s jaw onto the top rope. Viktor and Konnor with a double equipment of sweep and elbow to Gunn for the pinfall.
Winners: The Ascension
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talk about Sting. Triple H said he will destroy it if it shows up as it did on Monday night. Paul Heyman approaches to interrupt. He says if they have a problem with Sting, he has the solution – Brock Lesnar.
WWE Tag Team Championship
Usos (c) against Miz and Damien Mizdow
We started with The Miz and Jey Usage. Jey with chops early. Jimmy marks himself, Jey with a backbreaker and Jimmy comes out of the top. Jimmy with huge chops. The Miz with his corner clothes on Jimmy. Jimmy tripls to Miz in the upper tourniquet. Miz eats a shot at the stomach coming out of the top rope. Jimmy with a big knee on Miz’s nose. Miz throws Jimmy on the ropes and Jimmy grabs his jaw / neck on the second string.
The Miz with a headlock on Jimmy to keep her grounded. The Miz with his backbreaker / neckbreaker combo on Jimmy. Mizdow wants a label. Philadelphia loves Mizdow. Miz holds his hand and then moves smiling as the booing of the crowd. Miz eats a kick in Jimmy’s head. Label Jey with clotheslines in Miz.
Jey pulls out Mizdow. Miz and Jey exchange nearby pinfalls. Miz with a large DDT in Jey. Miz works on Jey’s left leg. Jey catches Miz with a big kick in the head. Jey hits the ropes, Miz jumps and drops his head on the top rope. Jimmy jumps and catches Mizdow. Jey turns around and pulls out Miz.
Back in the ring, Jey loses a splash in Miz from the top rope. Miz with Crush Skull Finale and Jey kicks. Jey with a superkick on Miz and connects with a splash. Mizdow breaks the pinfall. Mizdow with the skull crushing Finale in Jey. Jey raises one shoulder. Miz has Jey over the top. Jey throws Miz and Mizdow away.
Jey blocks a superplex attempt. Tag Jimmy kicking Miz in the face. Jey bombs down Miz. Jimmy from the top with a splash for the pinfall.
Winners and still WWE champions Tag Team: The Usos
We go to the Royal Rumble panel of Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They discussed the rest of the card tonight.
Highlights of Cesaro and Tyson Kidd defeating New Day is shown.
Backstage, J & J Security are playing WWE Immortals. Seth Rollins comes in and asks why they are playing before the biggest game of his career. He tells them to focus on John Cena and Brock Lesnar to make sure he retires as the new champion.
Natalya and Paige against Bella Twins
We started with Paige and Nikki Bella. Nikki leaves Paige with a clothesline. Paige sends Nikki to the corner and tags Natalya. Nikki with a big elbow to Natalya and Brie is marked. Natayla raises Brie and tags on Paige. Paige and Natalya with a vertical suplex in Brie. Paige with Brie’s heads.
Paige with big knees to Brie of the ring apron and tags Natalya back in. Natalya with a quick shot and a quick tag behind Paige. Little lack of communication as Natalya stays in and the referee calls Paige in. Tag to Nikki who connects with a box office hit about Natalya. Nikki bangs Natalya face down for the first time on the mat and applies a lock to avoid a tag. Nikki cuts Natalya after a snapmare. Tag to Brie dropping Natalya with a clothesline.
Brie carries one knee to Natalya’s chest. Nikki wraps Natalya’s head on the carpet. Natalya raises Nikki on her shoulders and drops her into an electric chair. Nikki avoids a Sharpshooter attempt.
Natalya hits Brie from the ring apron. Nikki with a splash. Brie takes Paige out of the corner when Natalya searches for a label. Nikki with a huge elbow to Natalya and get the pin.
Winners: The Bella Twins
We hear from Roman Reigns, Goldust, Stardust, Rusev, The Miz, Damien Mizdow, Big Show, Fandango and Daniel Bryan on the 30-man Royal Rumble match later tonight.
A video package focuses on Brock Lesnar defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and Seth Rollins.
WWE Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
Lilian Garcia handled the ring presentations for challengers John Cena, Seth Rollins and champion Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar goes after John Cena immediately! Bonds of Seth Rollins. Lesnar with huge back suplexes in J & J Security! Lesnar throws them out. Cena almost gets an AA in Lesnar. Lesnar with a German suplex in Cena and another in Rollins.
Lesnar is in full control throwing Cena and Rollins around the ring while we see a shot of Paul Heyman at ringside smiling. Lesnar with more suplexes in Cena and Rollins.
Lesnar with a kimura blockade at Cena. Rollins breaks it off the top rope by connecting with a knee to Lesnar’s head. Rollins with Lesnar kicks. Dinner and Rollins with a double suplex in Lesnar. Dinner with an AA in Lesnar. Rollins takes Cena out and Lesnar rushes out. Lesnar is fighting Cena and Rollins again.
Lesnar with a great suplex that sends to Cena sliding towards the outside. Rollins with another shot to Lesnar on the outside. Back in the ring, Cena with the shoulder tackles Rollins, twisting powerbomb and sets for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Rollins blocks it, eats another powerbomb plant and then Lesnar with a German suplex in Cena.
Rollins with a shot to the head of Lesnar. Lesnar knees knees out of the ring. Dinner with a sitdown planting powerbomb at Rollins. Rollins with a box office hit at a Stand Up! Lesnar breaks the pinfall. Lesnar pulls Rollins out. Dinner is to tend strings. Lesnar is staying. Cena finally gets Lesnar down, Rollins takes Cena out, the top rope trampolines, Lesnar picks Rollins and connects with the F5! Cena breaks it.
Lesnar breaks a small TV on the steel steps next to the ring. Dinner with not one, but two AA’s in Lesnar! Lesnar somehow kicked him out. Rollins with a Curb Stomp on the ring in Lesnar. Cena breaks it. On the outside, Cena tackles Lesnar by breaking the wall around the timers zone. Cena sends Lesnar’s shoulder first in the footsteps of the steel ring at the ringside. Cena throws the steel steps at Lesnar’s head. Lesnar falls on the Spanish ad table.
Rollins jumps from the top tourniquet with a huge flying elbow banging across the table on Lesnar! Rollins with a series of pinfalls close up at Cena again in the ring. Rollins hires an AA and Cena instead connects with a powerbomb sitdown. Dinner and Rollins are upstairs. Rollins with a corner powerbomb at Cena.
Dinner with an STF in Rollins. J & J Security is about to break it. Cole reminds us that we do not have DQ rules tonight. We see an EMT shot at the ringside near Lesnar. In the ring, J & J Security lifts Cena to Rollins’ shoulders, dropping Cena with a big powerbomb. Rollins hooks the leg and Cena still kicks out. Rollins has his briefcase in his hand.
Cena throws Rollins on the top rope. Cena has both Mercury and Noble on his shoulders and connects with a double AA! Dinner with an AA in Rollins. Dinner with a very closed count two. We see another photo of Lesnar on a stretcher. Cole says in the commentary that Lesnar is suffering from a broken rib.
Rollins grabs Cena with a kick in the back of the head and continues with a Curb Stomp. Cena throws himself again. Rollins is on top, connects with a huge Moonsault at a 450 per Dinner! Lesnar is back and takes both Rollins and Cena. Rollins lands on his feet during another German suplex.
Rollins with two shots to Lesnar with the briefcase. Lesnar counters a Curb Stomp on an F5! Lesnar hooks Rollins’ leg and gets the pinfall to retain the title.
Winner and still WWE Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar
A video bundle is featured on the 30th Royal Rumble tonight.
30-man Royal Rumble Tournament
1. The Miz
Miz with a big boot on early R-Truth. The truth is triggered with a side kick.
3. Bubba Ray Dudley
Bubba with a high back body drop on Miz. The truth is sitting upstairs when Bubba plants Miz. Top rope truth with a headbutt that flies to Miz’s crotch! Bubba calls the tables and gets a loud “TABLES” singing started in Philadelphia. Bubba and the truth with 3D in the Miz. Miz is pulled as time expires.
The Miz is eliminated.
4. Luke Harper
R-Truth is eliminated.
Harper and Bubba exchange shots. They attempt clotheslines and both stay up. Harper with a big kick to the head of Bubba and Bubba responds with a big clothesline.
5. Bray Wyatt
Harper and Wyatt double team Bubba. Harper drops Bubba with a huge big boot. The crowd in Philadelphia chants “WE WANT DEVON.” Bubba gets tossed over.
Bubba Ray Dudley is eliminated.
6. Curtis Axel
Erick Rowan walks out and attacks Axel sending him into the guard railining. Rowan enters the ring and stares down Harper. Harper and Rowan look at Wyatt. Wyatt smiles. Wyatt and Harper then attack Rowan. Rowan is not officially in this match. Rowan splashes Harper in the corner and tries to toss him out. Wyatt tosses Harper and Rowan over.
Luke Harper is eliminated.
7. The Boogeyman
Wyatt and Boogeyman try to freak each other out. Wyatt quickly tosses him over.
The Boogeyman is eliminated.
8. Sin Cara
Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Sin Cara and tosses him over.
Sin Cara is eliminated.
Wyatt grabs the mic and says this is Bray Wyatt’s year.
9. Zack Ryder
Ryder catches Wyatt with a dropkick and corner splash. Ryder with his boot in the corner. Wyatt recovers and then quickly tosses Ryder over the top rope.
Zack Ryder is eliminated.
10. Daniel Bryan
Bryan with a huge jumping clothesline that levels Wyatt. Wyatt with corner dropkicks to Wyatt that connect multiple times. Bryan with big kicks to Wyatt. Bryan with a top rope huricanrana on Wyatt as time expires.
Fandango with a quick dropkick on Bryan. Bryan with a big kick to the head of Fandango. Bryan puts Fandango on his shoulders, does a few spins and is unable to eliminate him.
12. Tyson Kidd
Kidd takes out Bryan with a huge flying dropkick. Kidd props Fandango up on the top turnbuckle. Bryan dropkicks Fandango in the back. Kidd with a corner shot on Fandango. Kidd and Bryan exchange kicks and uppercuts. They collide with a double cross body.
Stardust gets into a few brawls including with Fandango. Fandango avoids an elimination. Stardust also avoids being eliminated as well. Bryan tosses Kidd out.
Tyson Kidd is eliminated.
Bryan with a suicide dive (through the middle rope) to Wyatt on the outside. Wyatt exited the ring under the ropes. Both are legal. Wyatt sends Bryan head first into the steel steps.
Stardust attacks DDP right away. Diamond Cutter on Stardust! DDP with another Diamond Cutter connecting on Fandango from the top turnbuckle. Diamond Cutter on Wyatt!
Rusev levels DDP with a huge kick and tosses him out.
DDP is eliminated.
Fandango is eliminated.
Rusev and Wyatt have a stare down. Bryan with a double dropkick on both! Bryan with chest kicks to both Rusev and Wyatt. Rusev with a huge kick to Bryan. Bryan on the ring apron. Bryan with a shot to Rusev. Wyatt with a shot knocking Bryan out.
Daniel Bryan is eliminated.
Goldust with a snap powerslam to Rusev and shots to Wyatt in the corner. Stardust nearly eliminates Goldust. Stardust and Goldust exchange shots.
17. Kofi Kingston
Kofi with a cross body on both Goldust and Stardust. Wyatt catapults Kofi who hangs on. Kofi gets clotheslined over and still hangs on. Kofi with a springboard shot to Wyatt.
18. Adam Rose
Kofi gets tossed over and Adam Rose’s entourage catches him! They toss Kofi to the ring apron. Adam Rose then gets quickly tossed over.
Adam Rose is eliminated.
Rusev with a huge kick to Kofi on the ring apron.
Kofi Kingston is eliminated.
19. Roman Reigns
Stardust and Goldust attack Reigns. Reigns fights off both quickly. Reigns tosses Goldust out and clotheslines Stardust out.
Goldust is eliminated.
Stardust is eliminated.
20. Big E
Big E goes after Rusev with a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Rusev comes back rolling into Big E in the corner with tons of force.
21. Damien Mizdow
The Miz walks out and tells Mizdow to go to the back. Miz is trying to take his Rumble spot. Miz gets knocked to the outside when trying to enter. Mizdow runs in attacking Big E. Rusev quickly tosses Mizdow over the top rope.
Damien Mizdow is eliminated.
22. Jack Swagger
Swagger with a Swagger Bomb to Rusev in the corner.
Ryback with a big spinebuster on Rusev early. Rusev is cleaning house on Big E and Reigns. Rusev levels Ryback with a big clothesline. Ryback with big kicks to Rusev.
Kane works over Ryback in the corner trying to toss him over.
25. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose levels Wyatt with a clothesline. Ambrose with a shot on Kane off the top rope.
26. Titus O’Neil
Titus gets tossed out immediately.
Titus O’Neil is eliminated.
27. Bad News Barrett
Barrett tries to eliminate Ambrose and Reigns interferes. Ambrose tries tossing Barrett out.
Cesaro tosses out tons of uppercuts when he enters. Cesaro with a big uppercut on Ambrose. Cesaro tries tossing Ambrose out and Ambrose hangs on.
Big E is eliminated.
29. Big Show
Big Show enters, everyone goes to attack him and he powers out. Kane plants Ambrose with a quick chokeslam. Big Show with a chokeslam on Reigns.
Ryback is eliminated.
Jack Swagger is eliminated.
30. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler with big dropkicks on Kane, Big Show and Wyatt. Ziggler with a double DDT on both Kane and Big Show. Ziggler dropkicks Barrett out.
Bad News Barrett is eliminated.
Cesaro swing on Ziggler and Cesaro nearly eliminates Ziggler who hangs on. Cesaro and Ziggler exchange shots on the ring apron. Ziggler superkicks Cesaro off the apron.
Cesaro is eliminated.
Kane tosses Ziggler over and Ziggler lands on the ring apron. Ziggler is up top and Big Show catches him with a KO in the air. Ziggler is out on the mat. Big Show and Kane pick up Ziglger and toss him over the top rope.
Dolph Ziggler is eliminated.
Kane and Big Show pick up Wyatt and toss him out.
Bray Wyatt is eliminated.
We are down to Kane, Big Show, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Reigns has blood on his face. Ambrose with a shot on Kane and Reigns with a shot on Big Show. Reigns and Ambrose try to eliminate Big Show. Kane cuts it off. Big Show with a chokeslam on Ambrose. They toss Ambrose over the top rope.
Dean Ambrose is eliminated.
The crowd in Philadelphia isn’t liking who is left. Kane and Big Show are trying to toss Reigns over. Big Show appears to also try and toss Kane over. Kane and Big Show get in a shoving match and exchange shots. Kane and Big Show are against the ropes. Reigns walks up, grabs both Kane and Big Show and tosses them over the top rope.
Kane and Big Show attack Roman Reigns. The Rock’s music hits and he hits the ring. The Rock with big right hands to Big Show to drop him near the ropes. The Rock plants Kane with a spinebuster and connects with The People’s Elbow. Reigns with a shot to Big Show and The Rock with a Rock Bottom. The Rock exits the ring.
Rusev is back in. He was never eliminated. Reigns avoids a kick from Rusev as he jumped back in the ring. Reigns catches Rusev with a big spear and then tosses him out.
Winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble: Roman Reigns
After the match, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk out upset. They stare down both The Rock and Roman Reigns in the ring. Triple H and Stephanie head to the back as The Rock and Reigns embrace inside the ring. Rock leaves the ring and Reigns gets up on the top turnbuckle. Reigns points at the WrestleMania sign as pyro goes off to close the show.