WWE Royal Rumble 1/25/15

The Road to Wrestlemania has begun, tonight.  Who becomes “The One” to face the WWE World Champion?  And, who walks out tonight as the WWE World Champion?  Those two questions will be answered, and you need to keep it locked here throughout the night.

Here we go.

We are set for our Royal Rumble Kick-Off show.  Live in Philly.

The beautiful and talented Renee Young introduces us, with Booker T, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton are part of our Royal Rumble panel.

Tonight, a man becomes the one to main event Wrestlemania 31.  Who becomes “The One”?

We also have a Triple Threat match tonight, for the WWE World Title.  Brock Lesnar Vs John Cena Vs Seth Rollins.

The Rock is in Philly, and tweeted.  Lana responded, could it be?

Or is it just a tease?

Byron is choosing Bray Wyatt to win tonight.  Corey is going with Roman Reigns.  Booker is choosing Rusev.

He could be a wildcard here.

Renee is going with Daniel Bryan.

Our Kick-off show is The New Day Vs Tyson Kidd and Cesaro.

Tom Phillips is in the Social Media Lounge.  We can join in on the conversation with a hashtag #RoyalRumble.

We can ask questions with Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, and Erick Rowan.

Tonight, Paige and Natalya will face The Bella Twins.

A preview to the match now.

We see footage from this past Monday night, with the old school teams taking care of The Ascension, and it ends with a Clothesline from Hell.

Tom Phillips is with The New Age Outlaws.

Tonight, it’s The Outlaws Vs The Ascension.  The lesson will continue, age won’t be a factor here.  And we can all see it on The WWE Network, for $9.99.

Next, we will hear an exclusive interview Booker T had with “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels.

Booker T has a one on one interview with Shawn.

He wants his thoughts on the Royal Rumble match itself.

Shawn brings up the winner gets to main event Wrestlemania, and that is the goal for every wrestler.

1995 Shawn was the first man to enter the Rumble first, and win the whole thing.

He was able to prove that nobody else wanted it more than Shawn.

1996, he won it back to back years.

1996 probably meant more, because he was able to win the WWE Championship that year.

Thoughts on Daniel Bryan’s chances to win the Rumble.

Daniel is in the same situation, he won the title, but had his rug pulled underneath him, with the injury. He needs to find it deep in himself to outlast everyone else.

HBK brings up Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt.  It’s wide open this year.

What about The Road to Wrestlemania?

The focus needs to be on the Rumble match, but then after that, the focus needs to go to headlining Wrestlemania.  You can find out alot about yourself, surviving.

Good interview here.

Focus needs to be on the Rumble itself as the panelists talk, and then shift the focus after the match, to Wrestlemania.

Next, our Royal Rumble kick-off match.  The New Day Vs Tyson Kidd and Cesaro is up now.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to their part of the show.

The New Day Vs Tyson Kidd and Cesaro is up now.

Kidd and Cesaro win with a little uppercut from Cesaro, and a TKO from Kidd, pinning Kofi.

The Philly fans are going to be fun tonight.

Tom Phillips will ask questions to Ziggler, Rowan, and Ryback in the Social Media Lounge.

Royal Rumble is always about the number video.

We see footage from last week, when Sting made his Raw debut, John Cena defeated 3 men to get Ziggler, Ryback, and Rowan’s jobs back.

Tom Phillips is with all 3 men.

This only makes Ryback hungrier, knowing he has an opportunity.  Ziggler was rooting for Cena and they are 3 of the best.

How did Rowan feel after losing his Rumble qualifying match this past Thursday.  It’s not how you handle a situation, it’s what you do about it.

Questions now with the 3 men, it’s about outlasting each other.  Ziggler will prove he can outlast everyone and proving to be the best.

Triple Threat video is now playing.

We are all set for Royal Rumble.  The Rock is in the house.

We are live in Philadelphia, Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show.

Who will be “The One” tonight?

Oh You Didn’t Know?

The New Age Outlaws Vs The Ascension kick off the show.

The Ascension defeat The Outlaws with The Fall of Man.

Next week, after Raw on WWE Network, Stone Cold Podcast, with Austin’s guest being HHH.

Last Monday night, “The Vigilante” Sting made his Raw debut, to assist John Cena in beating Rollins, Big Show, and Kane.

The Authority are discussing how nobody told them Sting entered the building last week.

Paul Heyman interrupts this talk.

He is here to solve their problems.  They had a problem with John Cena, he has a solution, Brock Lesnar.  He had a problem with Seth Rollins being added to the Title match, that’s okay, because Heyman has a solution, Brock Lesnar.  They have a problem with “The Vigilante” Sting?  Heyman has a solution, Brock Lesnar.

World Tag Team Title match is up now, The Miz and Mizdow Vs The Uso Brothers.

The Usos retain their titles, with Jey pinning Miz with his splash.  Philly loved Mizdow, and of course I can see Miz Vs Mizdow for Wrestlemania.

Royal Rumble Kick-Off panel are here.

We see from earlier tonight, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro defeated The New Day.

J & J Security are playing WWE Immortals, featured on phones all over.

Rollins is upset about this.  They need to focus on Cena, and Brock Lesnar to make sure Rollins walks out with the WWE World Title.

He is not “The Future”, he is “Right Now”.

63 days away from Wrestlemania.

The Bellas Vs Natalya and Paige is up now.

The Bellas win when Brie nails Paige to avoid Nattie to tag her, and Nikki nails a forearm shot, pinning Nattie.

WWE superstars now talk about how to be “The One”.

WWE World Title match is up now.

John Cena Vs Brock Lesnar Vs Seth Rollins.

Who faces “The One”?

Brock Lesnar wins the match with a F-5, pinning Rollins.

Incredible match here, best title match, possibly for the entire year.  They did a spot, where Brock wa slaid out by Cena through the barricade And was put through an announce table by Rollins with a beautiful Randy Savage elbow.  Paramedics and EMTs came over with the stretcher, but when Cena had a moment to win the title, Lesnar gave him a German Suplex, then hit a F-5.

So Brock right now is headed to Wrestlemania.  The question is who win the Rumble match?

WWE Fast Lane is coming on Sunday, February 22nd.

Who becomes “The One”?

Find out now, with our main event, Royal Rumble match.

Royal Rumble Entrant Number 1:  The Miz

Entrant Number 2:  R-Truth

Entrant Number 3:  Bubba Ray Dudley


Eliminated:  The Miz, eliminated by Bubba Ray.

Entrant Number 4:  Luke Harper

Eliminated:  R-Truth, by Bubba Ray.

Entrant Number 5:  Bray Wyatt

Harper and Wyatt are teaming together against Bubba Ray.

Eliminated:  Bubba Ray, by Bray Wyatt.

Entrant Number 6:  Curtis Axel, or I should say Erick Rowan.  He attacked Curtis, and is now in.

Eliminated:  Harper and Rowan, by Wyatt.

Entrant Number 7:  The Boogeyman.

He is back!!

Eliminated:  The Boogeyman, by Bray Wyatt.

Entrant Number 8:  Sin Cara

Eliminated:  Sin Cara

Bray grabs the mic, and tells anyone in the back, this is Bray Wyatt’s year.

Entrant Number 9:  Zack Ryder

Eliminated:  Zack Ryder, by Bray Wyatt.  His 5th elimination.

Entrant Number 10:  Daniel Bryan

Entrant Number 11:  Fandango

Entrant Number 12:  Tyson Kidd

Entrant Number 13:  Stardust

Eliminated:  Tyson Kidd, by Daniel Bryan

Entrant Number 14:  DDP

Diamond Cutter!!!  BANG!!

3 Diamond Cutters!!!!  Bang!!

Entrant Number 15:  Rusev

Eliminated:  DDP, by Rusev

Eliminated:  Fandango, by Rusev.

Eliminated:  Daniel Bryan, by Bray Wyatt.

Entrant Number 16:  Goldust

The Philly fans hate Daniel Bryan didn’t win.

Now Goldust and Stardust are slapping each other, and the fans are chanting Daniel Bryan.

Entrant Number 17:  Kofi Kingston

Daniel Bryan chants, so is Vince listening?

Entrant Number 18:  Adam Rose

Eliminated:  Adam Rose, by Rusev

Eliminated:  Kofi, by Rusev.

Rosebuds saved Kofi moments before Adam was eliminated.  Figure that one out.

Entrant Number 19:  Roman Reigns

Let the booing begin.

Eliminated:  Goldust, by Reigns.

Eliminated:  Stardust, by Reigns.

Entrant Number 20:  Big E.

Entrant Number 21:  Mizdow

The Miz orders Mizdow to leave, The Miz is taking his spot.

Reigns knocks him down, and Mizdow is contemplating to go in, and he does.

Eliminated:  Mizdow, by Rusev.

Entrant Number 22:  Jack Swagger

Entrant Number 23:  Ryback

Entrant Number 24:  Kane

Entrant Number 25:  Dean Ambrose

Entrant Number 26:  Titus O’ Neil

Eliminated:  Titus O’ Neil, by Ambrose and Reigns

Entrant Number 27:  Bad News Barrett

Entrant Number 28:  Cesaro

No other surprise entrants, Ziggler and Big Show are left.

Eliminated:  Big E, by Rusev

Entrant Number 29:  Big Show

Eliminated:  Ryback, by Kane and Big Show

Eliminated:  Jack Swagger, by Big Show.

Kane just tied HBK’s record of most eliminations in Royal Rumble history.

Entrant Number 30:  Dolph Ziggler

Eliminated:  Bad News Barrett, by Ziggler.

Eliminated:  Cesaro, by Ziggler

Eliminated:  Dolph Ziggler, by Big Show and Kane.

Eliminated:  Bray Wyatt, by Kane and Big Show.

Final Four:  Big Show, Kane, Ambrose, and Reigns.

Eliminated:  Dean Ambrose, by Big Show and Kane.

The crowd hates this.

Eliminated:  Big Show and Kane, by Roman Reigns.

Royal Rumble Winner:  Roman Reigns

Big Show and Kane attacks Reigns after the match, and the crowd wants Rusev.  Bit instead we get….

The Rock!!

But wait a second, Rusev was never eliminated.

Now he is, so Reigns wins.

Roman Reigns is going to Wrestlemania.

Brock Lesnar is watching backstage.  Rock and Reigns are cousins, and he shakes Roman’s hand and raises his arm.

Philly still doesn’t like this.

But HHH and Stephanie are out here.  Perhaps they didn’t know Rock is in the building?  Reigns is pointing to the Wrestlemania sign.

Philly still doesn’t like Roman.

63 days away from Wrestlemania, and WWE now needs to start building Reigns up.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

WWE has ruined any credibility Reigns had, with those lame ass, cheesy promos.  This was supposed to be his moment, his return because at the end of the day, Lesnar Vs Reigns would be fun to see.  But the crowd shit on it, because of Vince ruining those awful promos, and nursery rhymes Reigns had when he came back.

So where do we go from here?  Do we get a reboot?  Does Reigns turn heel?  If Reigns is the new face of WWE, now is the time to capitalize on that.

I loved the WWE Title match.  The Rumble match is always fun, but the fans shitting on this, again just killed any momentum they had.

At the end of the show, during the post show, we hear from John Cena.  He talks about failing to win the title, and after the interview, Rusev interrupts him.

And there we have our Wrestlemania match.

This also squashes any rumors of Undertaker coming back and challenging Lesnar.

Nice to see Kane break HBK’s Royal Rumble record, and we saw DDP, we also saw Bubba Ray Dudley.

There you go guys, Royal Rumble.  What were your thoughts, and where do we go from here?  Send me your thoughts.


About Kevin Gillman
I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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