Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Royal Rumble Recap Edition from last nights show.
This year's Royal Rumble took place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Roman Reigns defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship inside the Royal Rumble against 29 other men in a One vs. All Match. Dean Ambrose defended the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing Match. Charlotte defended the WWE Divas Championship against former friend Becky Lynch. The New Day defended the WWE World Tag Team Championship against The Usos. Alberto Del Rio defended the WWE United States Championship against Kalisto.
- League of Nations Promo: Sheamus says he's getting back his WWE World Heavyweight Championship tonight. If not him than someone from the LON will.
Winners: Jack Swagger and Mark Henry, by pinfall, to advance to the Royal Rumble.
*** Royal Rumble 2016 ***
- Backstage, the Chairman of the Board Vincent Kennedy McMahon and his daughter Stephanie McMahon arrive by limousine. Vince talks about Roman Reigns' huge title defense tonight and says he loves tonight about as much as he loves himself.....oh and maybe his daughter too.
- "WWE Intercontinental Championship, Last Man Standing Match": Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Kevin Owens:
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by Knockout, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall, to retain the WWE World Tag Team Championship.
- Backstage, Braun Strowman says The Wyatt Family are War. Erick Rowan says they're Pestilence. Luke Harper says they're Famine. Bray Wyatt says they're Death. They are the Four Horsemen and the Apocalypse is here.......RUN!
Winner: Kalisto, by pinfall, to win the WWE United States Championship.
- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon tells Paul Heyman that if Brock Lesnar targets Roman Reigns in the Royal Rumble than she'll be open for a negotiation. Heyman says tonight the Roman Empire enters Suplex City.
Winner: Charlotte, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Divas Championship.
- "Royal Rumble For The WWE World Heavyweight Championship":
- Roman Reigns and Rusev started at #1 and #2.
- AJ Styles makes his WWE debut at #3.
- Tyler Breeze continues to lose his main roster push as he doesn't get much offense in and is quickly eliminated.
- Curtis Axel makes it into the Rumble this time, unlike last year when his spot was stolen by Erick Rowan. Axel was quickly eliminated by Styles.
- R-Truth makes a fool of himself again as he comes out, grabs a ladder and climbs it thinking it's a Money In The Bank Match, before getting tossed by Kane.
- Kofi Kingston does his usual yearly avoidance of elimination by landing on Big E's shoulders.
- Vince McMahon appears with Rusev, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and King Barrett. Vince orders the League of Nations to destroy Reigns and get him out of the match.
- WWE Medical, check on Roman Reigns and decide to take him to the backstage area. Reigns collapses on the Royal Rumble stage and is placed on a stretcher. Reigns shoves away the stretcher and walks to the backstage area.
- Braun Strowman is in and goes toe to toe with Big Show. Strowman chokes out Show and eliminates him.
- Styles goes for a Styles Clash on Neville, but Owens hits a super kick on Styles, tells Styles "Welcome To The WWE" and eliminates Styles. Styles gets a huge ovation from the WWE fans. Please don't screw up Styles career WWE!
- NXT's Sami Zayn appears in the Royal Rumble. Zayn and Owens immediately pick up their feud and brawl. Zayn ends up eliminating a shocked Owens.
- Strowman, Harper and Rowan unite and attack everyone in the Royal Rumble. The Wyatts eliminate Neville, Stardust, Mark Henry and Zayn.
- Brock Lesnar enters and takes everyone to Suplex City. Lesnar german suplexes Rowan, belly to belly suplexes Harper, Lesnar clotheslines Braun and eliminates Rowan. Lesnar lands another german suplex on Harper.
- Jack Swagger is in, gets F5'ed and eliminated by Lesnar.
- Miz comes out and sits at the announcers table and talks trash about Lesnar.
- Bray Wyatt arrives and all four Wyatts surround Lesnar. Lesnar survives a Wyatt beat down and unloads on the Wyatts, tossing them all out, except for Bray. Lesnar lays out Bray with an F5. Harper distracts Lesnar allowing Bray to hit Sister Abigail and eliminate Lesnar.
- Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Dolph Ziggler.
- Sheamus heads to the ring and gets attacked from behind by a returning Roman Reigns.
- Reigns Superman Punches Ziggler and Bray.
- Triple H pedigrees Ziggler, while Reigns spears Bray. Triple H and Reigns begin brawling.
- Bray counters a Pedigree, Triple H escapes Sister Abigail after Sheamus Brogue Kicks Bray. Triple H and Sheamus dump Bray.
Winner: Triple H, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.