It's time to begin the journey down the road to Wrestlemania! First stop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Royal Rumble. Tonight we find out who will be main eventing Wrestlemania 31 and getting their Wrestlemania moment. Let's jump right into last night's recap.
*** Preshow ***
** The New Day vs. Adam Rose, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro was originally supposed to be a six man elimination match, however, it was changed to a regular tag team match. **
*** Royal Rumble ***
- Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon say they'll destroy Sting if he even thinks about showing his face again in the House of McMahon. Paul Heyman arrives and offers Brock Lesnar's services to take care of Sting for them.
- Backstage, Seth Rollins yells at Mercury and Noble for playing the new WWE Immortals game on their tablet instead of focusing on tonight.
- 30 Man Royal Rumble:
*** ORDER OF ENTRANTS ***
Bubba Ray Dudley
Diamond Dallas Page
Bad News Barrett
- The Miz and R-Truth are #1 and #2.
- Bubba Ray Dudley returns as #3.
- Dudley and Truth do the "What's Up" head butt and the "3D" on Miz.
- Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper re-align and double team Bubba.
- Bray eliminates both Harper and Rowan.
- Bray talks on the mic, taunting the locker room, sings "Whole World In His Hands and goes on to eliminate The Boogeyman, hits "Sister Abigail" on Sin Cara, eliminates Cara and eliminates Zack Ryder.
- The fans go crazy as Daniel Bryan enters at #10.
- Later in the match, Bryan hits a suicide dive through the ropes on Bray.
- Diamond Dallas Page makes a surprise entrance at #14.
- DDP hits a "Diamond Cutter" on Stardust, a "Super Diamond Cutter" on Fandango, a "Diamond Cutter" on Bray and finishes with his trademark "Bang".
- Rusev blocks a DDP "Diamond Cutter" and eliminates DDP and Fandango.
- Stardust tries to eliminate his brother Goldust but fails. "Daniel Bryan" chants break out.
- Adam Rose comes out and his Rosebuds catch an airbourne Kofi Kingston and crowd surf him back to the ring, avoiding elimination.
- Roman Reigns arrives at #19 and gets heavy boos.
- Reigns clotheslines the Rhodes Brothers, Rusev and Bray. Samoan Drop on Goldust, tilt-a-whirl slam on Stardust then eliminates both Rhodes Brothers. The fans don't care, as they continue to boo the hell out of Reigns.
- Sandow gets tossed by Rusev and The Miz mocks Sandow.
- Jack Swagger in at #22 and hits the "Swagger Bomb" on Rusev.
- Ryback in at #23 nails Bray and Rusev and hits Reigns to cheers from the crowd. Ryback hits the "Meat Hook" on Rusev but then Ryback gets beat down by Bray. "CM Punk" chants fill the arena.
- Dean Ambrose is in at #25 to a big pop from the crowd. Ambrose attacks Kane, Bray and Rusev right away.
- Titus O'Neil comes in at #26, talks trash and is eliminated right away. Sorry Santino Marella, you still hold the quickest elimination record.
- Cesaro who came in at #28 hits his big mid air European uppercut on Ambrose.
- Big Show in at #29, choke slams Reigns.
- Show and Kane both eliminate Ryback.
- #30 belongs to Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler hits the ring to a huge pop from the fans. Ziggler immediately eliminates Bad News Barrett.
- Cesaro with the "Cesaro Swing" on Ziggler. But Ziggler comes back and eliminates Cesaro.
- Show hits Ziggler with the knockout punch and Show and Kane eliminate Ziggler. The fans boo and grew very hostile again. This elimination allowed Kane to break Shawn Michaels record of 39 total rumble eliminations and set it for himself at 41, by rumbles end.
- Ambrose, Reigns, Kane and Show are the final four in the rumble. Reigns and Ambrose team up and fight Show and Kane. Show choke slams Ambrose. Show and Kane eliminate Ambrose and the fans boo very heavily again and a "Bullshit" chant now starts, as Reigns is left against The Authority. Kane and Show end up getting into it with each other allowing Reigns to come up from behind and toss both men out to win the Royal Rumble. The fans are livid as we now have a "We Want A Refund" chant.
*** My Predictions Score: 4-2 ***
The New Day defeat Kidd, Cesaro and Rose. WRONG
- The Bellas defeat Neidhart and Paige. RIGHT
- The Ascension defeat New Age Outlaws. RIGHT
- Brock Lesnar defeats Cena and Rollins. Rollins doesn't cash in money in the bank. RIGHT AND RIGHT
- Royal Rumble winner: Daniel Bryan WRONG