WWE Royal Rumble PPV Results
January 26, 2014
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
A video package opens focusing on Randy Orton vs. John Cena and the annual 30 Superstar Royal Rumble match live tonight.
We open the show with Daniel Bryan. Huge reaction for Bryan in Pittsburgh.
Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
The referee sends Luke Harper and Erick Rowan to the back early. Bray Wyatt tells Harper and Rowan that he doesn't need their help. Bryan is tossed out of the ring by Wyatt and lands with a thud. Wyatt with a big right hand to Bryan on the outside. Back in the ring, Bryan gets in a few kicks to the body. Bryan locks the legs of Wyatt, pulls his arms back and stomps him against the mat. Bryan with kicks to the body of Wyatt in the corner. Wyatt tries to suplex Bryan to the outside. Bryan lands on the ring apron and throws a few elbows. Wyatt then pulls Bryan down by his arm pulling him down hard across the ring apron. Back in the ring, Bryan and Wyatt exchange shots. Bryan starts getting the better of Wyatt when Wyatt tosses him out. Wyatt drives the skull of Bryan off the steel ring post. Michael Cole talks about the concussion that Bryan recently suffered. Back in the ring, Wyatt kicks Bryan repeatedly in the head and tries to keep the action grounded. Wyatt catches Bryan with a knee to the head and a modified chokeslam. Wyatt does his creepy backwards walk in the corner and then charges in on Bryan. Bryan fires back with a big charge and starts lighting up Wyatt with tons of kicks in the corner. Wyatt cuts off a comeback by Bryan with a big clothesline. Wyatt charges in again and Bryan pulls down the top rope to send him over. On the outside, Bryan with a big running dropkick to the face of Wyatt. Bryan tosses Wyatt back in and connects with a missile dropkick off the top turnbuckle. Bryan flips up and starts kicking Wyatt in the chest repeatedly as the fans chant "YES" with each kick landing. Bryan lands two dropkicks in the corner on Wyatt. Wyatt then runs forward and levels Bryan with a huge clothesline. Bryan counters Sister Abigail with a close rollup. Bryan gets the YES Lock applied, but Wyatt starts biting him to break it up. Bryan connects with a headbutt/splash combo on Wyatt from the top turnbuckle. Wyatt bails. Bryan kicks him through the ropes and goes for a suicide dive. Wyatt catches Bryan as he is executing the suicide dive and then connects with Sister Abigail on the floor. Wyatt tosses Bryan back in the ring as the crowd in Pittsburgh starts a loud "THIS IS AWESOME" chant. Wyatt hits a second Sister Abigail and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Backstage, Renee Young is with Paul Heyman. Heyman says his client Brock Lesnar will be challenging the winner of Randy Orton vs. John Cena tonight and he promises that Lesnar will take the Big Show down. "Don't you understand what is going on here Renee? This is the dawning of a new era," added Heyman.
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers is shown in the crowd.
We go to the Royal Rumble panel with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair.
Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman vs. Big Show
During his entrance, Brock Lesnar immediately gets in the ring and takes down Big Show quickly. Lesnar starts connecting with big rights and lefts over Big Show. Paul Heyman tosses a steel chair in the ring. The match still hasn't officially started. Lesnar grabs the chair and hits Big Show with it repeatedly. We see a shot of Heyman laughing at ringside as the referee tries to reason with Lesnar. After a few more shots with the chair, Lesnar backs up and says he is ready. Lesnar then charges in again and starts kicking Big Show. Lesnar hits Big Show once more with the steel chair. Lesnar yells at the referee to ring the bell. The referee says no until he drops the chair. Heyman now has a second steel chair in hand at ringside. Lesnar then tosses the chair out of the ring. Heyman gives Lesnar another chair as the bell rings with Big Show getting to his feet. Big Show connects with a KO punch to Lesnar. Lesnar falls back and rolls out of the ring. Big Show fights back to his feet. Lesnar with more chair shots on Big Show this time to his arm. Big Show is able to fight it off and toss him back in the ring. Big Show yells at Lesnar calling him a son of a bitch and then gets in a big body shot in the corner. Lesnar has Big Show on his shoulders and connects with an F5! Lesnar gets the pinfall.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
After the match, Brock Lesnar takes off his gloves, grabs a steel chair and enters the ring. Lesnar cracks it over the back of Big Show. Lesnar continues hitting Big Show with the steel chair as Heyman yells at him to continue. Big Show rolls out and Lesnar continues to hit him with the chair. Lesnar hits Big Show so hard that a piece of the chair breaks off. Heyman tosses Lesnar a third chair and continues to hit Big Show with it. After more shots, Lesnar tosses that chair away. We then see highlights from the match including the big KO punch that Big Show connected with on Lesnar and Lesnar's huge F5 on Big Show.
Backstage, we see The Shield. Dean Ambrose talks about them being an unstoppable force in WWE and how the hounds are on the loose tonight. Roman Reigns says it will only be the three of them that remain. Seth Rollins says at that point they will determine a winner, but The Shield will still stand united. Reigns chimes in that he has a good number tonight. Ambrose asks what it is. Reigns says he will have to find out.
Backstage, Renee Young is with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. Orton says after he beats John Cena tonight, Cena goes to the back of the line. Young brings up how many people are gunning for his title right now including Brock Lesnar, Batista and the winner of the Royal Rumble tonight. Orton said he is used to it. He said he is the only face of WWE. Orton says it isn't Batista, it isn't Brock Lesnar, "that Duck Dynasty reject" Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt or even John Cena.
A promo for WWE Wrestlemania 30 airs, just 70 days away.
A video package runs hyping Randy Orton vs. John Cena tonight.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena
Lock up and Randy Orton with a headlock takedown early on John Cena. Orton with some quick boots on Cena and goes back to a headlock takedown to keep Cena grounded. Cena with a shoulder tackle and quick rights to Orton in the corner. The crowd in Pittsburgh keep chanting for Daniel Bryan. Cena looks to be going for a Boston Crab when Orton rolls to his back and kicks him out of the ring. Orton gives Cena a suplex back in the ring over the top rope. Loud "BORING" chant breaks out in Pittsburgh. Cena with a clothesline sending Orton over the top rope to the outside. Orton sends Cena shoulder first into the steel steps. Orton counters an AA attempt and connects with a big DDT. The crowd remains negative in Pittsburgh as Orton jumps up on the top rope to pose. Cena walks up, puts Orton on his shoulders and connects with a quick electric chair. Cena plants Orton, goes for the "You Can't See Me" gesture and Orton counters out with a kick to the face. Orton with a modified neckbreaker on Orton. Cena goes up top and Orton cuts him off. Cena with headbutts to send Orton back to the ring below. Cena stands up and connects with his leg drop to the back of the neck of Orton. Orton counters another AA attempt with a backbreaker. Cena counters an RKO attempt and gets the STF locked on. Orton gets to the ropes. Cena plants Orton a second time and connects this time with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena has Orton up, Orton hangs on to the ropes, referee bump, Cena has Orton down and back in the STF. Orton starts tapping. Cena breaks the hold thinking he won when he sees the referee down. A WWE official goes to check on the referee when Orton grabs on of the titles and hits Cena with it. Orton revives the referee, covers Cena and Cena kicks out. A loud "THIS IS AWFUL" chant starts up. Cena has Orton up for the AA and connects. Cena hooks the leg and Orton kicks out. Crowd now starts up "WE WANT DIVAS" chant as Orton poses at them. Orton backs up looking to punt Cena in the head. Cena moves, has Orton up, Orton counters and puts a modified STF on Cena. Cena fights out and gets Orton in a Crossface. Orton with an AA on Cena. Cena kicks out. Cena with an RKO. Orton kicks out of that. Cena picks up Orton and places him on the top turnbuckle. Cena jumps up with his back to Orton, puts Orton on his shoulders, Orton counters off and connects with a modified tornado DDT on Orton. Cena goes back to the STF on Orton. Orton gets close to the ropes when Cena pulls him out and back to the middle of the ring. The Wyatt Family sound hits and the arena goes black. The lights return and the Wyatt's are standing on the ring apron. This distracts Cena allowing Orton to connect with an RKO as the Wyatt's jump off the ring apron. Orton gets the pinfall on Cena.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton grabs his titles and leaves through the crowd. The Wyatt Family hits the ring and they start beating up John Cena. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan hold Cena. Bray Wyatt grabs Cena yelling, "Behold the creators of the new world!" Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Cena. The Wyatt Family heads to the back. We see highlights from the ending of the match. Back live, John Cena has recovered and heads to the back.
A promo for the WWE Network launching on 2/24 airs.
Backstage, Renee Young is with the new WWE Tag Team Champions, the New Age Outlaws. We see footage of Road Dogg and Billy Gunn defeating Cody Rhodes and Goldust earlier tonight to capture the titles. Back live, the Road Dogg says the Outlaws do tag team wrestling the best. Billy Gunn ends with two words: NEW CHAMPS!
A promo for the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV on 2/23 airs.
We hear from WWE stars about why they will win the Royal Rumble match tonight. This includes The Miz, The Usos, Big E Langston, Fandango, Batista, Damien Sandow, Ryback and Rey Mysterio. We also check in with the Royal Rumble panel with Jim Duggan, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair.
30 Superstar Royal Rumble Match
1. CM Punk
2. Seth Rollins
CM Punk with a running knee and clothesline combo on Seth Rollins early on. Rollins and Punk exchange big kicks. Time expires.
3. Damien Sandow
Neckbreaker and DDT combo by Punk on both Rollins and Sandow. Time expires.
4. Cody Rhodes
Cross Rhodes on Sandow. Punk tosses Sandow over his head.
Damien Sandow is eliminated.
5. (Corporate) Kane
Kane with some big shots on Rollins and Punk early. Punk with a kick and tosses Kane over.
Kane is eliminated.
6. Alexander Rusev (NXT wrestler)
Rusev nearly tosses Rollins out as he hangs on. He nearly tosses Rhodes out as well. Rusev with big knees and fallaway slam to Punk. Time expires.
7. Jack Swagger
Swagger Bomb to Rollins, Rhodes and then stares down Rusev. Swagger and Rusev exchange rights. Rusev with a big splash to Swagger in the corner. Time expires.
8. Kofi Kingston
Rhodes tries tossing Punk over and Punk holds on to the legs of Rhodes through the ropes. Time expires.
9. Jimmy Uso
Lots of brawling. Punk jumps on the back of Rusev attempting a sleeper.
Punk, Rollins and Rhodes start to gang up on Rusev. Kingston joins in and they get him over the top rope.
Alexander Rusev is eliminated.
Kingston is tossed over, but Rusev catches him. Rusev dumps him over the barricade and heads to the back. Kingston is still in the match. Kingston stands up, jumps, lands on the ring apron and is back in the ring. Time expires.
11. Dean Ambrose
Swagger is nearly tossed out and hangs on. Time expires.
12. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler with a huge missile dropkick on Ambrose from the top turnbuckle. Crowd behind Ziggler in Pittsburgh. Time expires.
Truth is kicked off the ring apron by Ambrose.
R-Truth is eliminated.
Jimmy Uso is eliminated.
Kingston ends up pulling off Swagger's boot and hits him with it hanging on by his feet on the bottom rope. Time expires.
14. Kevin Nash
Nash hits the ring and tosses Swagger out.
Jack Swagger is eliminated.
Nash continues to get in shots on others in the ring. Time expires.
15. Roman Reigns
Reigns with a huge spear on Rhodes. Reigns tosses Kingston out.
Kofi Kingston is eliminated.
Reigns with spear on Ziggler and he tosses him out.
Dolph Ziggler is eliminated.
Reigns tosses Nash out.
Kevin Nash is eliminated.
16. The Great Khali
Khali is tossed out by Reigns and Ambrose.
The Great Khali is eliminated.
Ziggler with a big DDT on Reigns. Goldust tosses Rhodes out.
Cody Rhodes is eliminated.
Goldust is eliminated.
Sheamus with chest chops to Ambrose. A huge kick to both Rollins and Reigns. Time expires.
18. The Miz
Miz hits the ring and goes on the attack on Reigns and Ambrose. Time expires.
Fandango with a kick to Miz. He nearly gets tossed out by Miz moments later and hangs on. Time expires.
20. El Torito
Torito with some high flying shots on Miz and Fandango. Punk with a stare down and holds Torito off. Torito takes Punk down. Fandango lifts up Torito, but Torito counters into a huricanrana. Fandango holds on going over the top rope. Torito goes up top and kicks Fandango out!
Fandango is eliminated.
Torito springboards up, Reigns catches him and tosses him out over Fandango.
El Torito is eliminated.
21. Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro Swing on Miz. Cesaro pulls Ambrose and Rollins into each other. Cesaro Swing on Rollins. Time expires.
22. Luke Harper
Reigns with a big spear on Cesaro. Harper and Punk exchange shots. Reigns with a big right that drops Punk. Time expires.
23. Jey Uso
Cesaro and Harper exchange uppercuts. Time expires.
Big reaction for JBL as he leaves the announce table and enters the ring in his suit. JBL takes off his jacket and yells at Michael Cole to grab it. Reigns then tosses JBL out quickly.
JBL is eliminated.
25. Erick Rowan
Miz is nearly tossed out by Rowan. Harper with a clothesline to Miz and Miz is out.
The Miz is eliminated.
Jey Uso is eliminated.
Rollins and Sheamus hold on when Ryback tries to toss them both over the top rope. Sheamus with a big elbow to the jaw of Cesaro. Time expires.
27. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio goes after Ryback trying to toss him over. Cesaro with a scoop slam on Rollins. Time expires.
Batista cleans house when he hits the ring. Batista tosses Rowan over.
Erick Rowan is eliminated.
Batista launches Ryback out.
Ryback is eliminated.
Alberto Del Rio is eliminated.
29. Big E Langston
Langston nearly tosses Sheamus out. Time expires.
30. Rey Mysterio
Crowd wanted Daniel Bryan and boo during Mysterio's entrance. Punk and Mysterio both nearly go over the top rope and hang on. Sheamus clotheslines Langston out.
Big E Langston is eliminated.
Cesaro is tossing out uppercuts all over the place. Mysterio with 619 to Rollins. Rollins kicks Mysterio in the head sending him out.
Rey Mysterio is eliminated.
Crowd is chanting for Daniel Bryan. Reigns tosses Harper out.
Luke Harper is eliminated.
Ambrose and Rollins nearly toss out Reigns. Reigns tosses out Ambrose, Rollins and Cesaro.
Dean Ambrose is eliminated.
Seth Rollins is eliminated.
Antonio Cesaro is eliminated.
Batista with a spinebuster. Sheamus with a Brouge Kick to Batista. Punk with GTS on Sheamus. Punk kicks Reigns in the face. Punk with GTS on Reigns. Kane shows back up and pulls Punk out of the ring over the top rope.
CM Punk is eliminated.
Kane tosses Punk into the barricade at ringside and gets in a few shots. Kane gives Punk a chokeslam through the Spanish announce table.
We are down to Batista, Sheamus and Roman Reigns. Sheamus charges in taking down Reigns. Batista with a splash to Sheamus in the corner. Batista with a quick powerslam on Reigns. Sheamus has Batista up and plants him rolling forward. Sheamus points to the Wrestlemania 30 sign and backs up in the corner. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick. Batista moves and drops down. Batista with a kick to Sheamus. Sheamus counters and then Batista tosses Sheamus over. Sheamus hangs on. Reigns tosses Sheamus out.
Sheamus is eliminated.
Batista nearly eliminates Reigns, but Reigns holds on. Batista strikes first. Reigns responds with shots. Reigns with a huge clothesline on Batista. Reigns charges in and Batista catches him with a big spear. Reigns fires back with a spear of his own. Reigns picks up Batista, Batista counters and tosses Reigns over.
Roman Reigns is eliminated.
Winner of the 2014 Royal Rumble: Batista
After the match, we see highlights of the last portion of the Rumble. Back live, Batista gets up on the top turnbuckle. He yells that he is going to be the new champion and to deal with it. Batista points at the Wrestlemania 30 sign as pyro goes off above the ring.