January 24, 2016
We see a shot of Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon arriving to the arena tonight in Orlando. They talk about the odds against Roman Reigns tonight.
A video package runs focusing on tonight's 30 Man Royal Rumble match.
We go live to Orlando where a display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole is the first to welcome us to the Road to WrestleMania. Over 15,0000 fans are live in Orlando tonight.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose is out first to kick off the show.
WWE Intercontinental Championship - Last Man Standing Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Lock up and both Ambrose and Owens exchange rights. Ambrose pushes Owens to the corner. Owens gets the better of Ambrose tossing him to the other corner. Owens with a big right hand and chops to Ambrose. More chops from Owens. Ambrose asks for more and then gets in some chops of his own. Ambrose with a running bulldog and Owens rolls out of the ring. Ambrose with a suicide dive that sends Owens over the announce table. Ambrose with a sledgehammer shot and then tosses Owens back over the table. Owens with a low blow to Amborse using an iPad at ringside. Ambrose sends Owens back first into the steel steps. The referee starts the count. Owens is up at 4. Ambrose grabs a kendo stick and starts cracking away at Owens. Owens rolls back in and Ambrose with more kendo stick shots. Owens with a superkick on Ambrose on the outside. Owens with a running cannonball on Ambrose knocking over the timekeepers barricade! The referee starts the count. Ambrose is up at 8 and Owens has a kendo stick. Owens with shots to Ambrose and then cracks it in half. Owens drives the stick into the chest of Ambrose inside the ring. Owens with a body splash over Ambrose and the referee starts the count. Owens launches Ambrose into the ring barricade on the outside and starts tossing steel chairs inside the ring. Owens cracks a chair over the back of Ambrose. Owens sets up a chair inside the ring, sits on it and takes a break. Ambrose is back in with slaps to Owens. Owens responds with a right hand. Owens with chops to Ambrose. Owens has two chairs setup. Ambrose explodes off the ropes with a big clothesline. Owens responds cracking a chair over the back of Ambrose again. Ambrose counters a powerbomb attempt into a back body drop on Owens over both steel chairs! Both men are back up at 7. Owens catches Ambrose diving through the ropes, sends him into the ring and then tosses him into the steel steps at ringside two times. Owens then pushes Ambrose into the edge of the steps. Owens pulls out tables and stacks both. Owens is looking to hit a superplex on Ambrose to the outside over the tables. Ambrose breaks free, throws a chair at Owens and the chair stays wrapped around the head of Owens who falls down. Ambrose with jabs to knock the chair away. Owens with a superkick. Ambrose counters a Pop Up Powerbomb and hits Dirty Deeds. The referee starts the count as the crowd chants along. Owens pulls himself up by 8. Ambrose throws a chair down and gives Owens Dirty Deeds over it! Referee counts. Owens rolls out at 9 and gets to his feet to break the count. Ambrose sets up a table at ringside, tosses Owens face first off the announce table and puts Owens on top of the table. Ambrose off the top with a flying elbow over Owens cracking the table in half! Referee counts. Both men are back up at 8 at ringside. Owens rolls in and Ambrose brings a table with him. Ambrose cracks a chair over the back of Owens. Owens yells, "I hate you!" Ambrose says he hates Owens as well. Ambrose sets up the table. Ambrose jumps up with Owens in the corner. Owens counters and drops Ambrose down with his modified suplex over the table cracking it in half. Referee counts. Ambrose just barely gets up at 9. Owens yells at Ambrose to stay down, tosses him into the ropes and connects with the Pop Up Powerbomb. Referee counts. Ambrose fights to his feet at 9 and falls back down. Owens cracks a chair over the back of Ambrose. Owens sets up four chairs and puts the rest over the top. Owens tosses Ambrose over the chairs, goes up top, Ambrose pops up and pushes Owens off the top turnbuckle! Owens goes flying and crashes through the stacked tables at ringside! The referee begins the count on Owens. The referee reaches the 10 count. Ambrose retains.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) are out next. Big E talks about losing the trombone. Kofi wants a moment of silence. Xavier Woods walks out playing a new trombone as Kofi and Big E dance. Kofi asks what happened to the last one. Woods says a brother can't mourn forever and has "needs" with a smile.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c's) w/ Xavier Woods vs. The Usos
We start with Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston. Jimmy with a huge uppercut early after countering a jumping splash by Kofi. Tag to Jey Uso who goes up top and drops an axe handle as Jimmy dropped Kofi over his knee. Jimmy with a shot to Kofi on the outside. Jey tosses Kofi back in. Tag to Big E. He tosses Jey shoulder first into the steel post. Jey dropkicks Big E into the barricade. Woods with a springboard tornado DDT on Jey off the ring barricade with the referee distracted by Kofi. Kofi with shots to Jey in the corner after a tag. Woods is yelling at Michael Cole at ringside. Tag back to Big E who splashes over Jey with a giant thud. Big E slaps the hcest of Jey starting up a New Day chant. Big E with a big shot on Jey off the ropes. Tag back to Kofi who leaps over and stomps down over Jey. Kofi with big rights to Jey in the corner. Jey kicks Kofi off the ring apron. Tags to Jimmy and Big E. Jimmy with shots to Big E and Kofi. Jimmy with superkicks and uppercuts to Big E. Jimmy sends Kofi flying and connects with a samoan drop on Big E. Samoan drop on Kofi by Jimmy who comes leaping off the top. Jimmy with a corner splash to Kofi. Jimmy with a corkscrew moonsault off the corner on Big E. Kofi sends Jey into the crowd. Big E crotches Jimmy. Big E with a belly to belly on Jimmy for a two count. Jey takes out Kofi at ringside leaping off the barricade. Big E with a HUGE suicide dive on Jimmy as both fly to the outside. Big E tosses Jimmy back in and gets a two count. Big E is sent into the steel post. Jimmy with a superkick on Kofi. Tag to Jey who goes up top. Jey connects with a splash off the top rope. Kofi gets his foot under the bottom rope during the pinfall. Jimmy with a suicide dive to Woods. Big E drives Jimmy spine first into the barricade. Kofi rolls up Jey in the ring. Jey with a roll up. Both counters. Big E tags himself in as Jey hits a superkick on Kofi. Jey off the top, Big E catches him, Big Ending for the win.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day
After the match, The New Day dance and celebrate with the tag team titles.
We see footage from RAW on Monday with Brock Lesnar clearing house on the League of Nations and The Wyatt Family showing up to attack Roman Reigns and Lesnar.
Backstage, we hear from The Wyatt Family. Bray says one by one they will fall. He said after tonight he will truly have the whole world in his hands.
WWE United States Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Kalisto
Del Rio pushes Kalisto to the corner. Del Rio gets Kalisto down and gets in a quick kick. Del Rio launches Kalisto face first to the corner. Del Rio drops rights to Kalisto in the corner. Kalisto with kicks to the lower back of Del Rio and Del Rio falls out. Kalisto with a suicide dive taking out Del Rio at ringside. Kalisto with a big kick to the chest of Del Rio. Kalisto is leaning in over the top rope and Del Rio catches him with a kick to the head. Del Rio with a headlock on Kalisto to keep him grounded. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Kalisto. Del Rio with a shot off the top rope on Kalisto. Del Rio tosses Kalisto out under the bottom rope and Kalisto goes flying to the outside. Kalisto catches Del Rio with a huricanrana on the outside. Back in the ring, Del Rio drops Kalisto chest first off his knees! Del Rio launches Kalisto back first into the ring barricade. Del Rio tries ripping off Kalisto's mask in the corner. Kalisto tackles Del Rio off the top. Del Rio swats Kalisto away attempting a springboard corkscrew. Del Rio with a huge kick on Kalisto and hooks the leg for a two count. Kalisto catches Del Rio with a big boot, avoids a kick to the head ducking, Kalisto with a tornado DDT on Del Rio off the second rope and gets a two count. Kalisto connects with his corkscrew off the ropes and drives Del Rio face first down into the mat. Del Rio crotches Kalisto up on the top turnbuckle. Del Rio jumps up and drives Kalisto back with a reverse DDT. Kalisto with a jawbreaker, kick to the body and Kalisto misses a shot on Del Rio. Kalisto crotches Del Rio up top. Del Rio with a headbutt to Kalisto. Kalisto falls back against the corner. Del Rio misses his stomp. Kalisto with Salida Del Sol. Del Rio kicks out. Del Rio quickly dumps Kalisto out of the ring. Kalisto springboards in. Del Rio with double knees to Kalisto. Kalisto kicks out. Del Rio removes the top turnbuckle to expose it. Kalisto catches Del Rio with a kick. Kalisto avoids the exposed turnbuckle. Del Rio hits the exposed area instead when Kalisto connects with a huricanrana letting go and sending Del Rio to the corner. Kalisto with Salida Del Sol and gets the pinfall!
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Kalisto
We hear from the Royal Rumble panel with Booker T, Jerry Lawler and Corey Graves.
We see Mark Henry and Jack Swagger qualifying for the Royal Rumble earlier tonight.
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon is laughing at her phone when Paul Heyman walks up. Heyman predicts his client will become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He's prepared to renegotiate Lesnar's contract when he wins the Royal Rumble tonight. Stephanie says she will be more than happy to negotiate as long as Lesnar takes care of Roman Reigns tonight. Heyman says the Roman Empire gets taken to Suplex City.
A video package runs hyping Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch tonight.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Charlotte (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Becky Lynch
We get ring introductions for the challenger Becky Lynch and champion Charlotte.
Lock up and Charlotte pushes Becky to the corner. Becky with a quick takedown and Charlotte gets to the ropes to break it up. Becky with a shoulder block and deep arm drag. Series of counters early between Charlotte and Becky. Charlotte with a modified armbar on Becky. Becky counters dumping Charlotte out of the ring through the ropes. Becky with a springboard kick on Charlotte sending her flying to the outside. Becky follows and Ric Flair gets in her face. Charlotte goes for a big boot. Becky dodges it and takes out Charlotte. Flair grabs Becky and kisses her. Flair lets out a few WOOO's and then Charlotte nails Becky from behind. Charlotte tosses Becky back in the ring. Charlotte catches Becky with a quick dropkick after Becky went for a roll up. Charlotte tosses Becky down on the mat, locks her head and starts bouncing it off the mat. We see a shot of Flair smiling at ringside as Charlotte keeps the lock in with Becky grounded. Becky gets Charlotte up on her shoulders and drops her back down. Becky with elbows to Charlotte. Becky with repeated clotheslines and then a big side kick. Becky with a corner elbow. Charlotte with elbows and then sends Becky face first into the corner. Charlotte with a quick neckbreaker. Becky with a big right countering a Figure Eight setup. Becky with repeated leg drops and then an overhead suplex for a two count. Charlotte rolls through an armbar attempt. Charlotte with a spear out of no where. Becky kicks out after two. Becky gets the armbar locked in falling down from the corner. Charlotte is countering lifting Becky up. Charlotte eventually drops Becky down with a powerbomb. Charlotte takes out Flair with a baseball slide by accident. Becky rolls up Charlotte for two. Becky gets the armbar applied. Flair throws his jacket over the face of Becky. The referee attends to Flair trying to get him down. Charlotte with a spear on Becky, covers and gets the pinfall to retain her title.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Charlotte
After the match, Charlotte attacks Becky Lynch with right hands. Ric Flair joins her in the ring raising up her hand when Sasha Banks walks out to a big reaction. Banks is clapping for Charlotte walking to the ringside area. Banks gets inside the ring and attacks Becky with a big kick to the body. Becky falls out of the ring and Banks yells it is her spotlight. Charlotte goes to leave and Banks drops knees to her back. Banks applies the Bank Statement on Charlotte. Banks breaks it and holds up the Divas title.
We see a "By The Numbers" video package about the Royal Rumble match.
|1||Roman Reigns||1||Rusev (Reigns)|
|3||AJ Styles||3||Axel (Styles)|
|4||Tyler Breeze||4||Golust (O'Neil)|
|5||Curtis Axel||5||R-Truth (Kane)|
|6||Chris Jericho||6||Kofi (Jericho)|
|7||Kane||7||O'Neil (Big Sho)|
|8||Goldust||8||Ryback (Big Show)|
|10||Kofi Kingston||10||Big Show (Strowman)|
|11||Titus O'Neil||11||Styles (Owens)|
|15||The Big Show||15||Henry (Strowman)|
|17||Braun Strowman||17||Rowan (Lesnar)|
|18||Kevin Owens||18||Swagger (Lesnar)|
|19||Dean Ambrose||19||Harper (Lesnar)|
|20||Sami Zayn||20||Strowman (Lesnar)|
|21||Erick Rowan||21||Lesnar (Wyatt family)|
|22||Mark Henry||22||Miz (Reigns)|
|23||Brock Lesnar||23||Del Rio (Reigns)|
|24||Jack Swagger||24||Ziggler (Triple H)|
|25||The Miz||25||Wyatt (Sheamus/Triple H)|
|26||Alberto Del Rio||26||Jericho (Ambrose)|
|27||Bray Wyatt||27||Sheamus (Reigns)|
|28||Dolph Ziggler||28||Reigns (Triple H)|
|29||Sheamus||29||Ambrose (Triple H)|