It’s sign pointing season!! Tonight the men and women of the WWE found out who would go on to Wrestlemania. Huge Surprises await… with a WWE Hall of Famer returning to the ring!
Roman Reigns defeated King Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
When Roman Reigns said he would beat up Corbin all around Minute Maid Park, he meant it. Even with interference from Roode and Ziggler, the Big Dog had this one in the bag. Reigns secured the victory with a spear and a pin on top of the Houston Astros dugout area.
Women’s Royal Rumble: Charlotte Flair is going to Wrestlemania
This match was filled with surprises, as we only knew seven confirmed participants. The final three came down to Shayna Baszler, Beth Phoenix (an absolute warrior), and Charlotte Flair. Although Charlotte was victorious, the story coming out of this one is Bianca Belair who set a new record for eliminations. Beth Phoenix was bloodied throughout the match on the back of her head but was seemingly okay to carry on. Maybe the best Womens Rumble so far.
|1||Alexa Bliss||SmackDown||15||Bianca Belair||3|
|2||Bianca Belair||NXT||16||Charlotte Flair||8|
|3||Mighty Molly||Free agent||3||Bianca Belair||0|
|4||Nikki Cross||SmackDown||5||Bianca Belair||0|
|6||Mercedes Martinez||NXT||4||Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville||0|
|8||Mandy Rose||SmackDown||6||Bianca Belair||1|
|9||Candice LeRae||NXT||8||Bianca Belair||0|
|10||Sonya Deville||SmackDown||7||Bianca Belair||1|
|11||Kairi Sane||Raw||9||Alexa Bliss||0|
|12||Mia Yim||NXT||11||Alexa Bliss||0|
|13||Dana Brooke||SmackDown||14||Bianca Belair||0|
|15||Dakota Kai||NXT||12||Chelsea Green||0|
|16||Chelsea Green||NXT||13||Alexa Bliss||0:12||1|
|19||Beth Phoenix||NXT||28||Shayna Baszler||1|
|20||Toni Storm||NXT UK||25||Shayna Baszler||0|
|21||Kelly Kelly||Free agent||18||Charlotte Flair||0|
|22||Sarah Logan||Raw||17||Charlotte Flair||0:27||0|
|24||Xia Li||NXT||20||Shayna Baszler||0|
|25||Zelina Vega||Raw||22||Shayna Baszler||0|
|26||Shotzi Blackheart||NXT||23||Shayna Baszler||0|
|28||Tegan Nox||NXT||21||Shayna Baszler||0|
|29||Santina Marella||Free agent||19||Herself||0|
|30||Shayna Baszler||NXT||29||Charlotte Flair||8|
After her victory, Charlotte told the crowd that she has always been a diamond made to last. She said that this win is a reminder that the women’s division has always been hers.
Bayley defeated Lacey Evans to retain the Smackdown Women’s Championship
A quick match considering the build up but the crowd was exhausted due to the Womens Royal Rumble, arguably the best one yet. Bayley won via Roll up after Lacey missed her Moonsault.
The Fiend defeated Daniel Bryan via Pinfall (Mandible Claw)
Strap matches man, this was brutal. Bryan really gave it he’s best effort, but The Fiend really seems invincible. No red light was a massive positive but at times Bray seemed to struggle with his mask. Both men did their best, and it’s easily the best match of Brays run as “The Fiend” thus far. Bray won via Mandible Claw pin after Bryan did his best to keep his down after a flurry of attacks and a LaBell Lock assisted by the Strap.
Becky Lynch defeated Asuka via Submission (Dis-Arm-Her)
The debt was finally collected. Becky had an answer for almost everything Asuka threw her way, she even blocked the mist. Lynch was visibly excited with the victory and ended her celebration with a nod of acknowledgement to Asuka. Very good but they’ve had better.
Men’s Royal Rumble:
Brock Lesnar started and ploughed his way through the first 14 participants, eliminating 13 of them. He was eliminated by the eventual winner Drew McIntyre. Important Moments? The biggest one is the return of EDGE, who lasted until the Final 4 participants (Inpart thanks to his old friend Randy Orton). for his first match in 9 years. A really enjoyable Royal Rumble with a perfect Start, Middle and End. Drew McIntye is going to the Wrestlemania Main Event.
|1||Brock Lesnar||Raw||14||Drew McIntyre||13|
|3||Erick Rowan||Raw||2||Brock Lesnar||0|
|4||Robert Roode||SmackDown||3||Brock Lesnar||0|
|5||John Morrison||SmackDown||4||Brock Lesnar||0|
|6||Kofi Kingston||SmackDown||7||Brock Lesnar||0|
|7||Rey Mysterio||Raw||5||Brock Lesnar||0|
|8||Big E||SmackDown||6||Brock Lesnar||0|
|10||Shelton Benjamin||Raw||9||Brock Lesnar||0|
|11||Shinsuke Nakamura||SmackDown||10||Brock Lesnar||0|
|12||Montel Vontavious Porter||Free agent||11||Brock Lesnar||0|
|13||Keith Lee||NXT||12||Brock Lesnar||0|
|14||Braun Strowman||SmackDown||13||Brock Lesnar||0|
|17||The Miz||SmackDown||16||Drew McIntyre||0|
|19||Dolph Ziggler||SmackDown||22||Roman Reigns||0|
|20||Karl Anderson||Raw||21||Randy Orton||0|
|21||Edge||Free agent||28||Roman Reigns||3|
|22||King Corbin||SmackDown||19||Drew McIntyre||1|
|23||Matt Riddle||NXT||18||King Corbin||0|
|26||Roman Reigns||SmackDown||29||Drew McIntyre||2|
|27||Kevin Owens||Raw||24||Seth Rollins, Akam, & Rezar||0|
|28||Aleister Black||Raw||23||Seth Rollins||0|
|29||Samoa Joe||Raw||25||Seth Rollins||0|
|30||Seth Rollins||Raw||26||Drew McIntyre||3|