WWE Royal Rumble PPV Results
January 25, 2015
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
A video package opens the show focusing on the 30 Man Royal Rumble match with the winner moving on to WrestleMania 31 and Brock Lesnar defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and Seth Rollins.
We go live to the Wells Fargo Center where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show at ringside with JBL and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
The New Age Outlaws are out first to kick off the show.
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension
We start with Billy Gunn and Viktor. Gunn with a quick hip toss and arm drag. Tag to Road Dogg who kicks Victor in the chest. Tag to Konnor. He eats some punches from Road Dogg followed by a knee. Konnor with a splash in the corner on Road Dogg. Tag to Viktor who drops Road Dogg with a big right. Viktor with a big knee to the gut of Road Dogg. Tag to Konnor who works over Road Dogg in the corner. Konnor misses an elbow drop and tags in Viktor. Road Dogg attempts a tag, Viktor cuts it off, Road Dogg counters and tags in Gunn. Gunn tosses Konnor over the top rope and plants Viktor with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Viktor avoids a Fameasser and Konnor tags himself in. Konnor drops Gunn’s jaw over the top rope. Viktor and Konnor with a double team sweep and elbow to Gunn for the pinfall.
Winners: The Ascension
Triple H joins a live Stone Cold Podcast in two weeks after RAW.
Cole, JBL and Lawler talk about Sting showing up on RAW this past Monday night.
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talk about Sting. Triple H said he will destroy him if he shows up like he did on Monday night. Paul Heyman walks up to interrupt. He says if they have a problem with Sting, he has the solution – Brock Lesnar.
WWE Tag Team Championships
The Usos (c’s) vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow
We start with The Miz and Jey Uso. Jey with chops early. Jimmy tags himself in, Jey with a backbreaker and Jimmy comes off the top. Jimmy with huge chops. The Miz with his corner clothesline on Jimmy. Jimmy tripls up Miz on the top turnbuckle. Miz eats a shot to the stomach coming off the top rope. Jimmy with a big knee to the nose of Miz. Miz tosses Jimmy into the ropes and Jimmy catches his jaw/neck on the second rope. The Miz with a headlock on Jimmy to keep it grounded. The Miz with his backbreaker/neckbreaker combo on Jimmy. Mizdow wants a tag. Philadelphia loves Mizdow. Miz holds his hand out and then moves it smiling as the crowd boo’s. Miz eats a kick to the head from Jimmy. Tag to Jey with clotheslines on Miz. Jey dumps Mizdow out. Miz and Jey exchange close pinfalls. Miz with a big DDT on Jey. Miz works over the left leg of Jey. Jey catches Miz with a big kick to the head. Jey hits the ropes, Miz jumps up and drops his head on the top rope. Jimmy jumps over and catches Mizdow. Jey flips out and takes out Miz. Back in the ring, Jey misses a splash on Miz from the top rope. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale and Jey kicks out. Jey with a superkick on Miz and connects with a splash. Mizdow breaks up the pinfall. Mizdow with the Skull Crushing Finale on Jey. Jey gets a shoulder up. Miz has Jey up top. Jey kicks Miz and Mizdow away. Jey blocks a superplex attempt. Tag to Jimmy who kicks Miz in the face. Jey powerbombs Miz down. Jimmy off the top with a splash for the pinfall.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos
We go to the Royal Rumble panel of Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They discuss the rest of the card tonight.
Highlights of Cesaro and Tyson Kidd defeating New Day is shown.
Backstage, J & J Security are playing WWE Immortals. Seth Rollins walks in and asks why they are playing games before the biggest match of his career. He tells them to focus on John Cena and Brock Lesnar to make sure he walks out as the new champion.
WrestleMania 31 is 63 days away.
Natalya & Paige vs. The Bella Twins
We start with Paige and Nikki Bella. Nikki drops Paige with a quick clothesline. Paige sends Nikki to the corner and tags in Natalya. Nikki with a big elbow to Natalya and Brie tags herself in. Natayla lifts up Brie and tags in Paige. Paige and Natalya with a vertical suplex on Brie. Paige with headbutts to Brie. Paige with big knees to Brie from the ring apron and tags Natalya back in. Natalya with a quick shot and quick tag back to Paige. Little miscommunication as Natalya remains in and the referee calls Paige in. Tag to Nikki who connects with a blockbuster over Natalya. Nikki slams Natalya down face first on the mat and applies a headlock to prevent a tag. Nikki cuts off Natalya after a snapmare. Tag to Brie who drops Natalya with a flying clothesline. Brie drives a knee into the chest of Natalya. Nikki wraps up the head of Natalya on the mat. Natalya lifts up Nikki on her shoulders and drops her back in an electric chair. Nikki avoids a Sharpshooter attempt. Natalya knocks Brie off the ring apron. Nikki with a splash. Brie pulls Paige off the corner when Natalya was reaching for a tag. Nikki with a huge elbow to Natalya and gets the pinfall.
Winners: The Bella Twins
We hear from Roman Reigns, Goldust, Stardust, Rusev, The Miz, Damien Mizdow, Big Show, Fandango and Daniel Bryan about the 30 Man Royal Rumble match later tonight.
A video package runs focusing on Brock Lesnar defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and Seth Rollins next.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
Lilian Garcia handled the ring introductions for the challengers John Cena, Seth Rollins and the champion Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar goes after John Cena right away! Seth Rollins bails. Lesnar with huge back suplexes on J & J Security! Lesnar kicks them out. Cena nearly gets an AA on Lesnar. Lesnar with a german suplex on Cena and another on Rollins. Lesnar is in full control tossing Cena and Rollins around the ring as we see a shot of Paul Heyman at ringside smiling. Lesnar with more suplexes on Cena and Rollins. Lesnar with a kimura lock on Cena. Rollins breaks it up coming off the top rope connecting with a knee to the head of Lesnar. Rollins with kicks to Lesnar. Cena and Rollins with a double suplex on Lesnar. Cena with an AA on Lesnar. Rollins tosses Cena out and Lesnar quickly kicks out. Lesnar is fighting off Cena and Rollins again. Lesnar with a big suplex that sends Cena sliding to the outside. Rollins with another shot to Lesnar on the outside. Back in the ring, Cena with shoulder tackles to Rollins, twisting powerbomb and gets setup for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Rollins blocks it, eats another powerbomb plant and then Lesnar with a german suplex on Cena. Rollins with a shot to the head of Lesnar. Rollins knees Lesnar out of the ring. Cena with a sitdown planting powerbomb on Rollins. Rollins with a blockbuster on a standing Cena! Lesnar breaks up the pinfall. Lesnar tosses Rollins out. Cena is attempt clotheslines. Lesnar is staying up. Cena finally gets Lesnar down, Rollins pulls Cena out, springboards off the top rope, Lesnar catches Rollins and connects with the F5! Cena breaks it up. Lesnar smashes a small TV on the steel steps at ringside. Cena with not one, but two AA’s on Lesnar! Lesnar somehow kicks out. Rollins with a Curb Stomp in the ring on Lesnar. Cena breaks it up. On the outside, Cena tackles Lesnar breaking through the wall around the timekeepers area. Cena sends Lesnar shoulder first into the steel ring steps at ringside. Cena tosses the steel steps at the head of Lesnar. Lesnar falls over the Spanish announce table. Rollins jumps off the top turnbuckle with a HUGE flying elbow smashing through the table over Lesnar! Rollins with a series of close pinfalls on Cena back in the ring. Rollins counters an AA and Cena instead connects with a sitdown powerbomb. Cena and Rollins are up top. Rollins with a corner powerbomb on Cena. Cena with an STF on Rollins. J & J Security are in to break it up. Cole reminds us we are under No DQ rules tonight. We see a shot of EMTs at ringside near Lesnar. In the ring, J & J Security lift Cena to the shoulders of Rollins who drops Cena with a big powerbomb. Rollins hooks the leg and Cena still kicks out. Rollins has his briefcase in hand. Cena tosses Rollins over the top rope. Cena has both Mercury and Noble up on his shoulders and connects with a double AA! Cena with an AA on Rollins. Cena with a very close two count. We see another shot of Lesnar on a stretcher. Cole says on commentary that Lesnar is suffering from a broken rib. Rollins catches Cena with a kick to the back of the head and follows with a Curb Stomp. Cena again kicks out. Rollins is up top, connects with a huge moonsault into a 450 over Cena! Lesnar is back in and takes out both Rollins and Cena. Rollins lands on his feet during another german suplex. Rollins with two shots to Lesnar using the briefcase. Lesnar counters a Curb Stomp into an F5! Lesnar hooks the leg of Rollins and gets the pinfall to retain the title.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar
A video package runs hyping the 30 Man Royal Rumble match tonight.
30 Man Royal Rumble Match
1. The Miz
Miz with a big boot on R-Truth early. Truth fires back with a side kick.
3. Bubba Ray Dudley
Bubba with a high back body drop on Miz. Truth is sitting up top when Bubba plants Miz. Truth off the top rope with a flying headbutt to the crotch of Miz! Bubba calls for the tables and gets a loud “TABLES” chant started up in Philadelphia. Bubba and Truth with the 3D on The Miz. Miz gets tossed out as time expires.
The Miz is eliminated.
4. Luke Harper
R-Truth is eliminated.
Harper and Bubba exchange shots. They attempt clotheslines and both stay up. Harper with a big kick to the head of Bubba and Bubba responds with a big clothesline.
5. Bray Wyatt
Harper and Wyatt double team Bubba. Harper drops Bubba with a huge big boot. The crowd in Philadelphia chants “WE WANT DEVON.” Bubba gets tossed over.
Bubba Ray Dudley is eliminated.
6. Curtis Axel
Erick Rowan walks out and attacks Axel sending him into the guard railining. Rowan enters the ring and stares down Harper. Harper and Rowan look at Wyatt. Wyatt smiles. Wyatt and Harper then attack Rowan. Rowan is not officially in this match. Rowan splashes Harper in the corner and tries to toss him out. Wyatt tosses Harper and Rowan over.
Luke Harper is eliminated.
7. The Boogeyman
Wyatt and Boogeyman try to freak each other out. Wyatt quickly tosses him over.
The Boogeyman is eliminated.
8. Sin Cara
Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Sin Cara and tosses him over.
Sin Cara is eliminated.
Wyatt grabs the mic and says this is Bray Wyatt’s year.
9. Zack Ryder
Ryder catches Wyatt with a dropkick and corner splash. Ryder with his boot in the corner. Wyatt recovers and then quickly tosses Ryder over the top rope.
Zack Ryder is eliminated.
10. Daniel Bryan
Bryan with a huge jumping clothesline that levels Wyatt. Wyatt with corner dropkicks to Wyatt that connect multiple times. Bryan with big kicks to Wyatt. Bryan with a top rope huricanrana on Wyatt as time expires.
Fandango with a quick dropkick on Bryan. Bryan with a big kick to the head of Fandango. Bryan puts Fandango on his shoulders, does a few spins and is unable to eliminate him.
12. Tyson Kidd
Kidd takes out Bryan with a huge flying dropkick. Kidd props Fandango up on the top turnbuckle. Bryan dropkicks Fandango in the back. Kidd with a corner shot on Fandango. Kidd and Bryan exchange kicks and uppercuts. They collide with a double cross body.
Stardust gets into a few brawls including with Fandango. Fandango avoids an elimination. Stardust also avoids being eliminated as well. Bryan tosses Kidd out.
Tyson Kidd is eliminated.
Bryan with a suicide dive (through the middle rope) to Wyatt on the outside. Wyatt exited the ring under the ropes. Both are legal. Wyatt sends Bryan head first into the steel steps.
Stardust attacks DDP right away. Diamond Cutter on Stardust! DDP with another Diamond Cutter connecting on Fandango from the top turnbuckle. Diamond Cutter on Wyatt!
Rusev levels DDP with a huge kick and tosses him out.
DDP is eliminated.
Fandango is eliminated.
Rusev and Wyatt have a stare down. Bryan with a double dropkick on both! Bryan with chest kicks to both Rusev and Wyatt. Rusev with a huge kick to Bryan. Bryan on the ring apron. Bryan with a shot to Rusev. Wyatt with a shot knocking Bryan out.
Daniel Bryan is eliminated.
Goldust with a snap powerslam to Rusev and shots to Wyatt in the corner. Stardust nearly eliminates Goldust. Stardust and Goldust exchange shots.
17. Kofi Kingston
Kofi with a cross body on both Goldust and Stardust. Wyatt catapults Kofi who hangs on. Kofi gets clotheslined over and still hangs on. Kofi with a springboard shot to Wyatt.
18. Adam Rose
Kofi gets tossed over and Adam Rose’s entourage catches him! They toss Kofi to the ring apron. Adam Rose then gets quickly tossed over.
Adam Rose is eliminated.
Rusev with a huge kick to Kofi on the ring apron.
Kofi Kingston is eliminated.
19. Roman Reigns
Stardust and Goldust attack Reigns. Reigns fights off both quickly. Reigns tosses Goldust out and clotheslines Stardust out.
Goldust is eliminated.
Stardust is eliminated.
20. Big E
Big E goes after Rusev with a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Rusev comes back rolling into Big E in the corner with tons of force.
21. Damien Mizdow
The Miz walks out and tells Mizdow to go to the back. Miz is trying to take his Rumble spot. Miz gets knocked to the outside when trying to enter. Mizdow runs in attacking Big E. Rusev quickly tosses Mizdow over the top rope.
Damien Mizdow is eliminated.
22. Jack Swagger
Swagger with a Swagger Bomb to Rusev in the corner.
Ryback with a big spinebuster on Rusev early. Rusev is cleaning house on Big E and Reigns. Rusev levels Ryback with a big clothesline. Ryback with big kicks to Rusev.
Kane works over Ryback in the corner trying to toss him over.
25. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose levels Wyatt with a clothesline. Ambrose with a shot on Kane off the top rope.
26. Titus O’Neil
Titus gets tossed out immediately.
Titus O’Neil is eliminated.
27. Bad News Barrett
Barrett tries to eliminate Ambrose and Reigns interferes. Ambrose tries tossing Barrett out.
Cesaro tosses out tons of uppercuts when he enters. Cesaro with a big uppercut on Ambrose. Cesaro tries tossing Ambrose out and Ambrose hangs on.
Big E is eliminated.
29. Big Show
Big Show enters, everyone goes to attack him and he powers out. Kane plants Ambrose with a quick chokeslam. Big Show with a chokeslam on Reigns.
Ryback is eliminated.
Jack Swagger is eliminated.
30. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler with big dropkicks on Kane, Big Show and Wyatt. Ziggler with a double DDT on both Kane and Big Show. Ziggler dropkicks Barrett out.
Bad News Barrett is eliminated.
Cesaro swing on Ziggler and Cesaro nearly eliminates Ziggler who hangs on. Cesaro and Ziggler exchange shots on the ring apron. Ziggler superkicks Cesaro off the apron.
Cesaro is eliminated.
Kane tosses Ziggler over and Ziggler lands on the ring apron. Ziggler is up top and Big Show catches him with a KO in the air. Ziggler is out on the mat. Big Show and Kane pick up Ziglger and toss him over the top rope.
Dolph Ziggler is eliminated.
Kane and Big Show pick up Wyatt and toss him out.
Bray Wyatt is eliminated.
We are down to Kane, Big Show, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Reigns has blood on his face. Ambrose with a shot on Kane and Reigns with a shot on Big Show. Reigns and Ambrose try to eliminate Big Show. Kane cuts it off. Big Show with a chokeslam on Ambrose. They toss Ambrose over the top rope.
Dean Ambrose is eliminated.
The crowd in Philadelphia isn’t liking who is left. Kane and Big Show are trying to toss Reigns over. Big Show appears to also try and toss Kane over. Kane and Big Show get in a shoving match and exchange shots. Kane and Big Show are against the ropes. Reigns walks up, grabs both Kane and Big Show and tosses them over the top rope.
Kane and Big Show attack Roman Reigns. The Rock’s music hits and he hits the ring. The Rock with big right hands to Big Show to drop him near the ropes. The Rock plants Kane with a spinebuster and connects with The People’s Elbow. Reigns with a shot to Big Show and The Rock with a Rock Bottom. The Rock exits the ring.
Rusev is back in. He was never eliminated. Reigns avoids a kick from Rusev as he jumped back in the ring. Reigns catches Rusev with a big spear and then tosses him out.
Winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble: Roman Reigns
After the match, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk out upset. They stare down both The Rock and Roman Reigns in the ring. Triple H and Stephanie head to the back as The Rock and Reigns embrace inside the ring. Rock leaves the ring and Reigns gets up on the top turnbuckle. Reigns points at the WrestleMania sign as pyro goes off to close the show.
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