Styles managed to defeat Owens in the first match by submission, however, he would lose to Zayn in the second match. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in. Finally, SmackDown's United States Champion Bobby Roode issued an open challenge, which was answered by fellow SmackDown wrestler. The kickoff show will start at 5:00 P. Zayn was the legal man and was close to tagging Owens — but appeared not to. In the end, the bout came down to a battle of generations, with Nakamura, and iron man against Cena, and Mysterio.
He tried to spear Nakamura, but walked into a boot. It took place on January 28, 2018, at the in ,. Generally a 30-man field -- with one experimental 40-man bout in 2011 -- this cements itself as the largest Royal Rumble match there has ever been in history. During the match, Jordan sustained a head injury after being thrown into the ring post by Cesaro , rendering him unable to compete. Obviously the biggest draw for the show is the Rumble match. Keep it here at for all your Royal Rumble coverage.
The following week, despite both wanting to take on Joe to avenge Ambrose, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle instead had his son, , and Rollins team up to face for the ; Jordan and Rollins defeated Cesaro and Sheamus to win the championship. . The Riott Squad interrupted and Ruby Riott said Flair would not make it to WrestleMania and they attacked Flair. In the fifth match, Brock Lesnar defended the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman and Kane in a triple threat match. Asuka attacked Nikki and Brie, but Nikki performed a on Asuka and then eliminated Brie. The ring is really filling up with bodies now. Reigns hit the Superman Punch and tried to throw out Nak, but he saved himself on the apron.
As Reigns attempted to eliminate Nakamura, Nakamura countered, performed a Kinshasa on Reigns and then eliminated Reigns to win the match. The road to Wrestlemania 34 begins at the Royal Rumble. He hit Cena and Orton with superkicks before dumping out Goldust. Every time that the champ would try to get offense, there would be a tag or interference from one of his opponents to thwart his attempt at swinging momentum. Nothing is off limits for Kane when it comes to getting the best of his adversaries, and the ruthless Big Red Machine will certainly be at his most sadistic while battling for the Universal Title.
He got springboarded back in the ring by his teammates and threw out Jinder to much rejoicing. Reigns seemed to have the match in hand, for all intents and purposes, after launching himself into a Spear that pulverized The Artist, but Nakamura answered by cutting off a second Spear with the Kinshasa. Additional competitors will continue to emerge until number 50 has officially entered the bout. However, Balor got from behind and dumped Corbin in a hurry. Just like that, Cena and Reigns got back into the action. Subscribe to wwe networks from 2.
At least he lasted longer than Sheamus. Early in the match, the former member of American Alpha was sent into the ring post in a nasty collision. So not only will fans get to see 30 men duke it out, but 30 women as well. He left a trail of bodies on the floor, with nobody in the ring. After that, the 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania 34 was contested. On the December 18, 2017 episode of Raw, with a larger roster of women on the main rosters, Raw Commissioner scheduled the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match for the 2018 Royal Rumble, with the winner receiving a match at WrestleMania 34 for the top championship of their choice: Raw's Women's Championship or SmackDown's Women's Championship.
Corbin attacked Bálor, Rusev, and 5 , who just made his entrance. Meanwhile Reigns, returning to the site of his own Rumble Match win in 2015, played it far more conservatively, looking to flatten Nakamura with power maneuvers before tossing him over. Six qualification matches were scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Geno Mrosko : I quite like it when pro wrestling creates moments of extreme emotion, even if that emotion is rage to the point of outright animosity. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. Kane performed a on Lesnar and Strowman attacked Kane.
Men entrants: Elias, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, , Finn Balor and. On the October 16, 2017 episode of Raw, returned from a ten-month hiatus and helped to defeat in a. Nakamura immediately challenged for the , while Asuka still had the chance to challenge either or for their respective titles. The event also hosted the first-ever 30-woman Royal Rumble, in which the winner earned a match at WrestleMania 34 for her choice of either or. After the match, an enraged Strowman yelled at Lesnar that he did not beat him. Kickoff Show With a two-hour Kickoff Show for the Royal Rumble, to say that it was a bit of a chore is putting it lightly.