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Today is the day we have all been anxiously awaiting and we have got you covered! There is a special start time for both the pre-show and main show. Preshow starts at 5 EST and your viewing party starts right now! Sound off in the comments on how you think this night is going to go! I can't wait to see these matches and if they are anything like the GLORIOUS NXT TakeOver we had last night, we are in for a treat!
It's time for the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show! Hosting the show is the lovely Renee Young, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Booker T, and the Heartbreak Kid himself, Shawn Michaels.
Last night, Seth Rollins called Triple H out at NXT TakeOver, will the two finally come face to face tonight? Can't wait to find out!
This Remember the Rumble spot is great! Gives history about the last 30 years of the Rumble. Stay tuned to the pre-show for the second part.
It's time for some Women's Action!
6 Women Tag Team Match: Naomi, Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James, Alexa Bliss and Natalya.
Man I love Naomi's entrance! Starting out are Natalya and Nikki Bella. Natalya already taunting with the "You can't see me taunt" I have a feeling there will be a lot of that.
Natalya up against Naomi, now all six women in the ring with a 6 person vertical suplex. Some hits taken outside the ring and Namoi is the only one who doesn't take damage.
Natalya up against Becky, and now Mickie James coming in for some damage, and now Alexa takes her turn. Becky needs to tag out and soon.
Becky looks to make the tag to Nikki and Natalya pulls her off the apron and onto the floor. Becky against Alexa and is still looking for the tag. Hot tag made to Naomi!
Spear made to Natalya by Nikki and they take their fight out of the ring. Naomi still legal and picks up the win pinning the Smackdown Women's Champion Alexa Bliss.
Winners: Naomi, Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch
JericKO is backstage, Jericho not looking forward to being in the shark cage for Owens vs. Reigns Universal Championship match. Owens says he is going to prove that he is walking out as Universal Champion. Owens says that Jericho has the best seat in the house for the Kevin Owens Show.
Time for some more Tag Team action, this time for the Raw Tag Team Championship.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Gallows and Anderson
Cesaro going in strong against Anderson. Goes for quick covers and no luck. Delivers an uppercut and a tag to Sheamus.
Anderson makes the tag to Gallows and not it is Gallows and Cesaro as the legal men. Springboard uppercut to Gallows. Love that move. Vertical suplex by Cesaro and Sheamus to Gallows.
Gallows gets some momentum and boots delivered.
Cesaro makes the tag to Sheamus and now Gallows is in trouble. He needs to tag out and finally gets it to Anderson.
Anderson goes for roll up and cover and uses the ropes to get a better hold. Ref catches it and the match continues.
Cesaro for the Cesaro Swing on Anderson then transitions into a Sharpshooter. Anderson in the center of the ring trying to hold out! He inches towards the ropes, but Cesaro drags him back into the center and eats a big boot from Gallows. Anderson goes for the cover but Sheamus breaks it up. Sheamus gets spooked by the ref and goes to hit him, but pulls back. Cesaro clotheslines Gallows over the rope, Anderson rolls Cesaro up and gets the one-two-three!
Winners and New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Up next Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks. These ladies have had a real rivalry lately with Nia taking cheap shots on Sasha. The size of Nia will be a challenge for Sasha to overcome. Let's see what happens!
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
Nia grabs Sasha and puts her on the ropes. Sasha trying to do damage and resorts to chest slaps. Like straight up boob slaps. Ouch. Nia throws Sasha like she's nothing. Sasha flat on the ground but Nia does not go for the cover. She is not done with her yet.
Sasha trying to get momentum and tries to go for the Banks Statement. Nia breaks it and goes for her damaged leg again. Nia in definite control. Sasha getting some kicks in and goes to the top turnbuckle and delivers double knees. Goes for the cover and Nia kicks out at two. Pop Up Samoan Drop by Nia! She flattened her out. Cover and win. Nia Jax demolished her.
Winner: Nia Jax
Stephanie McMahon announces that she will address Seth Rollins face to face tomorrow night and Seth Rollins has been BANNED from the Alamo Dome!
Shawn Michaels is headed to the ring!
He is still in great shape! Let's see what he has to say!
HBK says to get this party started! Great intro for the show.
Ladies and Gentleman, IT"S TIME!!!
Starting off is the Raw Women's Championship Match. Can Bayley break Charlotte's pay-per-view winning streak of 15-0?
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
Here we go! Lockup and Charlotte working on Bayley, headlock and shoulder tackle. Pushes back and forth. Bayley throws Charlotte out and the action moves to outside the ring. Bayley on second rope and crossbody to Charlotte on the outside of the ring. Bayley in control so far.
Charlotte gets Bailey back in the ring after throwing her face into the apron and keeps working 0on Bayley. Suplex by Charlotte and goes for the cover. Bayley not giving up. Charlotte gets Bayley in a headlock again. Charlotte goes for a quick cover again and Bayley kicks out. Charlotte getting chops in with Bayley against the turnbuckle (woooo!) and Bayley gets some momentum, but then neckbreaker by Charlotte followed by a boot. Cover and kick out by Bayley again. She is not giving up.
Slap to face by Bayley when she's down. Charlotte toying with her and talking smack. Bayley back up and gives Charlotte a slap. Double clothesline! Chops all around by both women! Arm drag by Bayley and delivers blows to Charlotte. Crossbody by Bayley and she is now in control and fired up. Bayley going to top turnbuckle, and comes down and gives stomps. She's going back to the top and elbow drop! Goes for the cover and kick out by Charlotte! Charlotte gets figure 4 in and looking for figure 8. Charlotte's mouth is gushing blood! Dang! Bayley reverses! Charotte reverses again and figure 8 locked in, she uses the ropes but the ref catches it and breaks it.
Charlotte on top rope! Moonsault by Charlotte and Bayley counters it with her knees! Cover again by Bayley and Charlotte manages to kick out again!
Charlotte and Bayley in turnbuckle with Bayley in control, slap to Bayley and Charlotte pushes Bayley off onto the floor. Bayley comes up onto the apron and Charlotte gets Bayley with Natural Selection on the apron, rolls her inside the ring and covers! Charlotte wins and is 16-0 for pay-per-views and still the champ! Excellent match by both women! Great start to the show!
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Up next we have what should be a great match. Should be interesting to see what happens with Chris Jericho in the shark cage and no disqualification.
Universal Championship No Disqualification Match: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
The shark cage is ready! All men are in the ring. Jericho looks terrified of the cage. Jericho and Ownes get cheap shots in before Jericho gets locked int he cage! Roman fights back and throws Jericho in the cage. The ref locks the door and up goes the cage.
The match has officially begun and the two trade blows back and forth. They move to outside the ring and then into the audience.
This is no disqualification so no countouts! They move to the Japanese announce table and they start to head back to the ring. Owens throws Reigns into the stairs and goes for the Spanish announce table. Then he reaches under the ring and grabs some chairs out. Chair shot to Reigns and then KO starts setting more chairs up. Reigns back in then gets pushed back by KO and he continues setting up the chairs.
Not sure where KO is going with this right now, but it should be excellent. Tower of chairs is up and KO grabs Reigns, places him on the apron. Tries to go for power bomb and Reigns stopped it. Grabs KO and tries to go for a suplex but no luck. KO runs into clotheslines by Reigns. Jericho cheers on KO from the cage. KO is down and Roman has the advantage right now. He goes to look under the ring and grabs a table. He pus the table in the ring and then KO hits Reigns with a backstabber. KO throws the table back out of the ring. Reings in the turnbuckle and KO steals Reigns taunt, Reigns comes back with a power bomb to KO!
Reigns is locked and loaded but Owens goes out of the rings. Drive by to Owens and he is down. Regins gets table set up and Owens stands back up. Kick to Reigns and Owens lays him on the table. Owens to the top turnbuckle and FROG SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE!!!!!
Back in the ring and Owens goes for the cover but Reigns kicks out. Jericho still speaking words of encouragement from the cage hovering above the ring. Owens grabs more chairs and brings them in the ring. Chair shot to Roman's back! Roman still kicks out. Owens places a chair in the turnbuckle, grabs Reigns and looks to throw him into the turnbuckle with the chair. Reigns gets another wind and delivers blows to Owens. Owens throws Reigns into the steel chair he had set up!
Jericho throws brass knuckles down to Owens, he puts them on, comes at Reigns and Reigns blocks his punch. Owens gets a Superman Punch in with the brass knuckles and Reigns will not give up! He kicks out again!
Owens places a chair in the middle of the ring. Reigns lifts Owens up and delivers Samoan Drop on the chair! Reigns goes for the cover and kicks out! Both are slow getting up, Reigns is up first. He goes out the ring and grabs another table. He puts it in the ring and sets it up in the turnbuckle. Superman punch delivered to Owens. Cover by Reigns, kick out. Reigns looking for a spear. Stunner to Reigns! Cover! Kick out again! Owens delivers kicks while Owens is in the turnbuckle, cannonball by KO. What will it take for either man to win? Owens sees the chairs he set up earlier. The tower of chairs! Owens on second turnbuckle, Roman gets off the turnbuckle and delivers a Superman Punch to Owens and Owens fell off the turnbuckle onto the tower of chairs! Roman grabs Owens and Reigns looks at the announce tables. Out come the monitors. He picks up KO, delivers power bomb through the announce table. He throws him back into the ring! Reigns looking for spear! BRAUN STROWMAN comes out! Throws Reigns onto the announce table, gets him in the ring. Throws him through the table in the turnbuckle! Strowman leaves with Reigns laid out! Owens for the cover! He retains!!!!
Winner: Kevin Owens
Another incredible match! This show has been awesome so far and we are only an hour through it!
Enzo and Cass backstage and I am pretty sure this is a KFC commercial...
Yep I was right. KFC commercial. WOW.
It's time to see the entrants. Shane, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Stephanie are in the back. Sami Zayn picks his rumble number. Dean Ambrose comes and grabs his number as well. Zayn is coming out at #8. Ambrose does not reveal his number.
Up next some Cruiserweight action! Hooray for heel Neville! Should be another great match! I am so not disappointed so far!
Cruiserweight Championship Match: Rich Swann vs. Neville
Both guys are going back and forth and Swann gets the upper hand first. Swann gets in a crossbody with Neville outside the ring. The two move back in the ring and Neville takes control. Neville slams Swann on the mat and moves to the top rope. Huge drop kick from top rope by Neville. Swann continues taking boots and Neville is not letting up. Goes for the cover but no luck. Rolling crucifix by Swann and he gets back in the match even though he didn't get the cover. Then kicks to the head by Neville. Snap suplex by Neville and Swann is going to have to come up with something big to get back in this match.
Swann finally gets some momentum and delivers chops. They head outside the ring and Neville throws Swann into the barricade and then across into the other barricade! Neville throws Swann back in the ring and heads to the top turnbuckle. He jumps off and Swann counters with a huge kick! Both are slow to get up. Swann has momentum! Crazy moves off the top rope! These guys are so athletic it is unbeliveable! Both are outside the ring and Neville is back in first. Swann comes in with anger in his eyes. Waits for Neville to rise and then just goes crazy with punches on him. Goes for cover and Neville kicks out. More damage done to Neville and then Jumping Frog Splash. Swann heads to the top turnbuckle and Neville catches him and Swann falls right on his nether region. (OUCH). Neville heads to top ropeboth try to land moves. Huge kick to the stomach by Swann, kick to head by Neville. Both go for covers and neither get it done. Neville is laid out and Swann goes for top turnbuckle again. Neville catches him. Off top rope SUPERPLEX!!! Cover, kick out! Submission by Neville, Swann taps out!!!! Neville WINS!!!!!! CRUSIERWEIGHT KING IS HERE!
Winner and New Crusierweight Champion: Neville
This. Night. Is. Awesome.
Now comes an excellent match waiting to happen.
WWE Championship Match: A.J. Styles vs. John Cena
Here we go!
Styles with the first kick and then Cena with a punch. Cena throws Styles into the turnbuckle with incredible force. A.J. back up and Cena throws him into the other turnbuckle and Styles catches him with a elbow. Punch by Styles. Styles in control right now. Forearm drop by Styles. These two are going back and forth. Styles still has control and Cena is taking a long time to regain strength. Then Cena gets some momentum and Styles reverses and gets control again.
Cena finally gets momentum and Styles is down, he gets back up, kicks Cena in the arm and then transitions into a German Suplex. Facebuster by Styles and he goes for the cover. Cena kicks out. Phenomenal Blitz and then running lariat by Cena! A.J. is down and the tables have turned. 5-knuckle shuffle by Cena. Into the turnbuckle and A.J. is placed on the top turnbuckle. Cena climbs to the top. A.J. comes out of it and grabs Cena and spinning power bomb.
A.J. looking for Phenomenal Forearm, misses, Cena lands the AA, covers and A.J. kicks out! Cena looks stupid angry. Styles getting up and Cena lands incredible clothesline, he goes for the cover and no luck again! A.J. will not give up! Cena waits for A.J. to get on his feet again. A.J. escapes the clothesline and gets in a kick. Styles back up and lands the Phenomenal Forearm! Goes for the cover and Cena kicks out!!
Both are slow to get up but A.J. is up first! He is ready to end this. A.J. kicks Cena in the chest. Cena gets up and delivers a face buster to A.J. Both exchange blows.
Styles went for clash, Cena tried to reverse into AA, Styles worked it into calf crusher, Cena gets out and puts him in his submission. He pulls Styles away from the ring. A.J. reverses it into Cena's own submission. Cena gets out, goes for the AA, they reverse again. It ends up in a figure 4 with A.J. on the receiving end. Please, don't tap to a figure 4. Arm bar by Styles!!! Cena lifts A.J. and slams him down breaking the hold.
Cena is up and getting out onto the apron. He climbs up the turnbuckle. Goes to the top, misses. A.J. for Styles Clash!!! Cena kicks out!
Styles goes for a splash and gets kneed! Neither can get the cover!
Styles looks hurt after a backstabber, Cena trying to take advantage, the match still goes on. This is insane!
Top turnbuckle, Cena lifts Styles up, goes for middle rope AA, lands it and A.J. KICKED OUT!
Cena gets him up again, Styles Counters, Clash AGAIN! Styles is up, gonna look for Forearm, reversed into AA, goes for it again, gets it again and John Cena wins.
Not what I wanted but incredible match.
Now let's get to the RUMBLE!
Number 1: Big Cass
Enzo and Cass cut a nice promo. Let's see who his opponent is!
Number 2: Chris Jericho
Every two minutes a new competitor will come out. Let's see where this goes. I am hoping for some surprise competitors and we only know that Sami Zayn will be coming out at number 8!
Cass goes in wanting to take out Jericho as fast as possible. Jericho goes for the walls but that would not serve a good purpose in this match. Cass gets out and Jericho gets tossed over top rope but does not touch the floor.
Number 3: Kalisto
No eliminations yet.
Number 4: Mojo Rawley
No elimination happened yet!
Number 5: Jack Gallagher
Jack runs in and begins attacking people with his umbrella until he his blindsided by Jericho from behind. Everyone is laid out as Jericho stands tall, until Jack crotch shots Jericho with his umbrella then opens it and starts twirling it while it's between Jericho's legs. Big Cass tosses Kalisto like a rag doll. Number 6 countdown begins!
Number 6: Mark Henry
Mark Henry makes his way out to the ring. He crushes Cass in the corner. Gallagher tries to headbutt Henry but fails. Henry throws Gallagher out of the ring over the middle rope. Gallagher jumps from the turnbuckle with his umbrella but his countered and tossed out of the ring by Mark Henry.
Jack Gallagher is the first elimination.
Number 7: Braun Stroman
Stroman enters the ring and lays out everyone
Mojo Rawley and Big Cass eliminated by Strowman
Kalisto eliminated by Strowman.
Henry eliminated by Strowman.
Number 8: Sami Zayn
Braun and Sami in the ring one on one, Jericho still in the match but he is hanging out by announce table.
Zayn trying his hardest to eliminate Braun. Braun has no intentions of being eliminated though. He has obliterated everyone in his way.
Number 9: The Big Show
Big Show taking his time to enter the ring. Strowman and Show go at it and Strowman has upper hand, then Show chokeslams Braun! Jericho back in the ring and Show takes him out. Show lifts Braun straight up! Then Braun lifts Show straight up! Incredible strength!
Big Show eliminated by Braun
Number 10: Tye Dillinger!!!!!!
Thank you WWE, Thank you!
Zayn and Dillinger tag up against Braun trying to take him down.
Number 11: James Ellsworth
Carmella accompanies him and tries to talk him into getting into the rign. While Braun is distracted Sami and Tye try to get him eliminated and they come close but no luck! Braun is continuing the carnage.
Number 12: Dean Ambrose
Ellsworth has yet to enter. Dean says they can go in together on 3. Ellsworth goes and Dean stays.
Ellsworth is eliminated and possibly dead by Strowman.
Ambrose is now in the ring and they are all trying to take on Braun. He is still going crazy, there is no stopping him!
Number 13: Baron Corbin
Tye Dillinger is eliminated by Braun.
Braun Strowman is eliminated by Corbin.
Dirty Deeds to Corbin. Zayn working on Ambrose.
Number 14: Kofi Kingston
So match action it is hard to keep track!. Corbin trying to eliminate Dean.
Number 15: The Miz
Miz goes for Zayn right away, then goes for Dean.
Kofi and Baron staring off.
Kofi on top rope, falls backwards on ring post and holds on.
Number 16: Sheamus
Sheamus doing damage.
Number 17: Big E
Big E going for the spanks to Miz. Kofi and Big E working together against Miz.
Number 18: Rusev
Rusev starting right away with the crushing. The ring is getting crowded. Has not been an elimination in a bit.
Number 19: Cesaro
Cesaro swings all around.
Number 20: Xavier Woods
New Day working together. Still no eliminations.
Number 21: Bray Wyatt
Everyone comes at the Miz first but he is still in the fight!
Xavier Woods still terrified of Bray Wyatt. Gets nailed by a clothesline. Almost eliminated by Bray and holds on.
Number 22: Apollo Crews
New Day (all three members)eliminated by Cesaro and Sheamus.
Cesaro and Sheamus eliminated by Jericho.
Number 23: Randy Orton
Miz nailed again. RKO to Corbin, RKO to Rusev and has his nose rebroken. RKO to Zayn. Randy gets Bray up.
Number 24: Dolph Ziggler
Superkicks all around by Ziggler. Goldberg chants starting.
Number 25: Luke Harper
Apollo Crews eliminated by Luke Harper.
Luke Harper lays out Bray and Randy!!! He's tired of the family apparently! Harper looking for Sister Abigail but Randy saves Bray with a RKO!
Number 26: Brock Lesnar
Dean Ambrose, Ziggler eliminated by Lesnar.
Number 27: Enzo?????
He's gonna die! Oh Enzo, no!. He got laid out! Tossed over!
Enzo eliminated by Brock Lesnar.
Number 28: Goldberg!!!!
Everyone just lays down while these beasts go to it! SPEAR TO LESNAR!
LESNAR ELIMINATED BY GOLDBERG!!!
Jackhammer to Sami Zayn! Wyatt's try to gang up on Goldberg! DOUBLE SPEAR!
Everyone is down!
Number 29: Undertaker
He appears behind Goldberg! They stare off. Corbin goes for Undertaker, Rusev goes for Goldberg.
Rusev eliminated by Goldberg.
Luke Harper eliminated by Goldberg.
Goldberg eliminated by Taker.
Chokeslams all around!
Number 30: Roman Reigns
Sorry guys but two thumbs down for that.
Not happy about this at all. Undertaker towers over Reigns. Taker and Reigns trading blows. Superman punch to Undertaker. Taker catches him next time and Chokeslam! Wyatt trying to take down Taker.
Miz and Sami Zayn are eliminated by Taker.
Undertaker eliminated by Reigns.
Chris Jericho eliminated by Reigns.
Down to Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Roman.
Wyatt eliminated by Reigns.
RKO to Reigns
Reigns eliminated by Randy Orton.
Winner: Randy Orton.
Randy Orton is the Main Event for WrestleMania. Thanks for sticking with me through this very long event! Be sure you stick with fightful.com for all your wrestling news and coverage!
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