WWE Royal Rumble Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting, of course, the Royal Rumble match itself. Past winners are highlighted including Ric Flair, Stone Cold, John Cena, and we even get a quick recap of a Kofi spot from the past, avoiding elimination with a handstand. There’s also some time devoted to Styles/Cena and Reigns/Owens, and Bayley/Charlotte. Lesnar, Goldberg, Strowman, and of course Undertaker get their own moment in the video package.
– The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. Cole hypes that we’re on the Road to WrestleMania and the 50,000+ fans in attendance. We’re kicking things off in a big way as Bayley’s music hits and the Bayley buddies are inflated. The crowd is solidly behind the challenger for the Raw Women’s Championship.
RAW Women’s Title Match
Bayley vs. Charlotte (c)
Charlotte is the next woman to make her way out to the ring and Cole immediately brings up that Charlotte is 15-0 in PPV matches. The crowd is nowhere near as excited about Charlotte.
Jojo performs the formal ring introductions, and we’re ready to begin the show!
The bell rings and we get a lockup with Charlotte taking Bayley right to the mat. Bayley tries to fight out of a front facelock, but Charlotte swings her back over and maintains the hold. Charlotte knocks Bayley back down to the mat before dumping her through the ropes and to the outside. Bayley comes in and the two shove each other. Bayley sloppily sends Charlotte out of the ring, then hits her with a sort of stunner between the ropes when she tries to come back in the ring. Bayley goes through the ropes with a headscissors to the outside, taking Charlotte out on the floor. Bayley climbs up to the second rope and dives off with a splash, wiping out Charlotte. Bayley brings things back into the ring and goes for a quick pin, but Charlotte kicks out and bails to the floor.
Bayley follows out to the floor and Charlotte surprises her by slamming her face into the apron. Charlotte brings things back into the ring where she slams Bayley’s face into the mat repeatedly. Charlotte picks up Bayley and suplexes her across the ring, getting a quick two count. Charlotte sends Bayley into the corner and chops her chest hard. Charlotte snap mares Bayley out of the corner and locks in a rear chin lock, swinging Bayley back and forth like a rag doll. Bayley tries to roll out of the hold but Charlotte rolls through with her and hangs on. Charlotte pulls Bayley down for a two count. Bayley crawls away and Charlotte chokes her against the middle rope, burying her knee in Bayley’s back before dropping a knee across her chest and scoring another near fall. Charlotte takes Bayley into the corner again, hitting more chops to the chest. Bayley counters a slam into a roll up for one, then she goes right for a backslide. Charlotte counters out into a neckbreaker, then hits a boot to Bayley’s face, but Bayley will still not stay down for three.
Charlotte traps Bayley’s head with her leg and slams her face first into the mat repeatedly before applying a figure four lock around Bayley’s neck and flipping her over several times in a row. Charlotte goes for the pin after gloating over Bayley, but Bayley kicks out at two. Charlotte tells Bayley that she’s just another fan. Bayley comes up with a big forearm and both women connect with clotheslines, going down in the middle of the ring.
Charlotte and Bayley trade blows in the middle of the ring and Charlotte backs Bayley into the corner with a nasty series of chops. Bayley runs across the ring, leaps out of the corner with a nice arm drag, then hits a series of right hands to Charlotte’s forehead before hitting a springboard cross body out of the corner. Bayley drives Charlotte’s face into the mat, then she heads to the top rope. Bayley drops down and stomps away at Charlotte, going for a quick pin. Bayley heads back to the top and drops a Macho Man style elbow, but Charlotte is still able to kick out at two!
Charlotte shocks Bayley with a kick to the knee and she immediately locks in the Figure Four. Charlotte is bleeding from the mouth, and Bayley manages to flip over the hold. Charlotte rolls back over and transitions into the Figure Eight, but she grabs the ropes and the ref catches her, forcing her to break the hold. Charlotte does break the hold, but she holds on for a while to inflict maximum damage on Bayley. Charlotte heads up to the top rope and she launches herself off with a moonsault, Bayley gets her knees up and she’s able to turn over into a pin of her own, but Charlotte won’t stay down for three.
Bayley backs Charlotte into the corner with a series of forearms. Bayley seats Charlotte on the top rope, but Charlotte slaps her away, and when Bayley tries to climb up, Charlotte dumps her over the top rope and out to the floor. Bayley pulls herself up and Charlotte drops down to the apron. Charlotte hits Natural Selection on the apron and rolls Bayley into the ring for the pin, and the three count.
Winner and STILL Raw Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
Cole immediately touts Charlotte’s 16-0 PPV record as Charlotte is handed her title. Charlotte holds the title high as Bayley crawls toward the back.
– After a couple of commercials, and a nice shot of the San Antonio River Walk, Cole shills for WWE’s new app which apparently is doing quite well in the app store. Back at ringside, the shark cage begins lowering from the ceiling, which leads directly into a video package highlighting the events leading up to this match, including why it was determined to have Chris Jericho suspended above the ring for the duration of the match.
WWE Universal Championship
No Disqualification Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns
Chris Jericho will be suspended in a shark cage above the ring
Kevin Owens is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and of course he’s accompanied by his best friend, the United States Champion, Chris Jericho. Owens looks very focused as he walks quickly down the aisle with Jericho trailing behind.
Roman Reigns is out next, and the fans begin booing as soon as The Guy’s music hits.
Jojo performs formal ring introductions, and Roman continues to get heat. Jericho looks terrified the whole time, dreading going in the shark cage.
Before the match can begin the ref has to ensure Jericho is in the cage and hoisted above the ring. Jericho is hesitant. Owens jumps Reigns and Jericho joins in, both men stomping away at Reigns. Reigns is able to fight back, sending Owens out of the ring and slamming Jericho face first into the side of the cage. Roman places Jericho inside the cage and the ref is able to chain and padlock the door shut. Jericho is hoisted out of the ring, and we’re ready to begin the match.
The bell rings and Owens jumps Reigns from behind, hitting him with repeated right hands to the face. Owens takes Reigns into the corner and hits a couple of short jabs to the ribs. Reigns blocks a big right hand from Owens and comes up with a couple of his own, sending Owens out of the ring. Reigns follows Owens out to the floor and fights him out into the crowd. Owens tries to flee from Reigns while Reigns give chase through the crowd. Reigns and Owens fight along the row of foreign announcer’s tables before fighting back to the ringside area. Owens tosses the top cover of the German announcer’s table at Reigns, but Reigns catches is and slams it into Owens’ face. Reigns tries to whip Owens into the ring steps, but Owens turns it around and Reigns crashes shoulder first into the ring steps.
Owens goes under the ring and pulls out about five chairs from under the ring before going over and stomping away at Reigns to keep him down a few more moments. Reigns is up and he catches Owens with a couple of right hands, but Owens is able to turn things around and send Reigns into the barricade before hitting Roman with a cannonball against the barricade. Owens has stacked up chairs, four facing each other 2×2, then another two facing each other on top of those. Owens continues to construct a pyramid of chairs, placing another chair on top of the whole mess. Owens pulls Roman up to the apron and he tries for a powerbomb, but Reigns fights it off and sends Owens back into the ring. Reigns tries to suplex Owens out of the ring through the chair pyramid, but Owens fights it off. Owens blasts Reigns with a couple of big right hands, and he hits the ropes, but he’s met with a big clotheslines from Reigns, then another.
Reigns sends Owens crashing shoulder first into the ring post. Reigns heads out to the floor and looks under the ring, grabbing a table to the delight of the crowd. Roman slides the table into the ring and begins setting it up immediately. Owens stops Roman from setting up the table with a quick backstabber. Owens pushes the table out of the ring. Owens mocks Reigns and sets up for the cannonball, but Reigns pops up with a big boot before planting Owens with a sit-out powerbomb for two.
Reigns cocks his fist, but Owens sees it and bails to the floor. Reigns heads out of the ring as well and hits Owens with a drive-by to stop him cold. Reigns sets up the table on the floor, but he turns around into a couple of superkicks from Owens. Reigns ends up laid out on the table and Owens heads up to the top rope, launching himself off with a frog splash out to the floor, through Reigns and the table. Owens slides Reigns back into the ring, but Reigns won’t stay down for a three count. Reigns heads out and grabs a chair, but it backfires as Owens gets ahold of the chair and uses it to blast Reigns across the back. Owens wedges the chair in the corner between the top and middle rope before he turns back to Roman. Owens screams in Reigns’ face and he tries to whip him into the chair, but Reigns blocks it and hits Owens with a series of clotheslines in the corner. Reigns hits the ropes but runs into a forearm from Owens. Reigns responds with a big right. Owens kicks Reigns in the gut, then scores with a superkick. Owens is able to send Reigns head first into the chair in the corner, but it’s still not enough for a three count.
Jericho gets Owens’ attention and he tosses a pair of brass knuckles down to Owens. Owens tries for a Superman punch, but Reigns blocks it. Owens struggles with Reigns over the brass knuckles, and he’s able to score with a brass knuckles assisted Superman punch, but Reigns is still able to kick out at two. Owens sets up a chair in the middle of the ring and he tries to powerbomb Reigns, but Reigns reverses it, shouldering Owens and sending him crashing through the chair with a Samoan drop. Reigns goes for the pin but Owens is able to kick out at two.
Reigns looks frustrated as he heads back out to the floor for another table. Reigns brings the table into the ring and props it up in the corner, but he’s rolled up by Owens for a two count. Reigns pops up and hits an immediate Superman punch, but Owens will not stay down for three. Reigns sets up for the spear out of the corner, but Owens stops him with a knee to the face and he connects with a stunner, but Reigns kicks out of the pin.
Owens stomps away at Reigns’ chest in the corner before backing away and charging in with a cannonball. Reigns heads out to the apron and Owens begins climbing the turnbuckles, pulling Reigns up with him. Owens teases a superplex through the chair pyramid, but Reigns fights his way out of it, drop to the apron, and connects with a Superman punch that sends Owens flying backward through the chair pyramid and to the floor.
Reigns begins to pull Owens back toward the ring, but he eyes the announcer’s table and stops cold. Reigns begins taking apart the announcer’s table before he picks Owens up and drives him through the announcer’s table with a giant powerbomb.
Reigns sends Owens back into the ring and he sets up for the spear, but Braun Strowman pulls him out of the ring out of nowhere. Strowman chokeslams Reigns into the German announcer’s table before bringing Reigns back into the ring and powerslamming Reigns through the table in the corner. Reigns leaves the ring to a huge pop from the fans and Owens pulls himself on top of Reigns for the cover, getting the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Kevin Owens
Jericho is lowered from the ceiling and he wants out of the cage as soon as possible. When the door opens Jericho immediately checks on Owens, hugging him to celebrate his win.
– Backstage, Big Cass comes in and Enzo is all dressed up, Enzo talks about being a Southern G, and Cass asks if this is about his date tonight. It all ends up being a promo for KFC that ends with Enzo asking Cass for some privacy with his chicken.
– The announcers talk about how tonight we’ll be celebrating the top 30 Rumble moments of all time, we begin that process with a video package that highlights the ‘numbers’ of the Rumble, including facts such as which state has hosted the most rumbles, longest time to win (Mysterio), shortest time to win (Edge), shortest time in the Rumble (Santino), and more.
Stephanie McMahon notes to Mick Foley that the shark cage didn’t mean much. Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon walk in and they show the tumbler, where it looks like they’re going to begin drawing numbers. Sami Zayn enters and after a bit of trouble with the tumbler, Sami pulls out his number. Dean Ambrose comes in and asks about churros before grabbing a number of his own. Zayn looks nervous and Ambrose offers to open Sami’s number for him. Ambrose reveals that Sami is number 8, and says that he wants his own number to be a surprise. Sami thinks he can do it from number 8.
– We don’t waste any time transitioning into the next match as the announcers throw it to video package highlighting the recent animosity between Rich Swann and Neville.
Cruiserweight Title Match
Rich Swann (c) vs. Neville
Neville is the first man out to the ring, and the self-proclaimed King of the Cruiserweights looks very intense on his way down the aisle.
Rich Swann is out next, and Swann’s entrance is largely ignored as all of the international announce teams are introduced.
The bell rings and Neville pursues Swann right away, but Swann is able to turn things around and back Neville into the corner. Neville backs Swann into the corner, but Swann ducks a big right hand. Swann flips over Neville, but Neville avoids a dropkick. Swann is able to send Neville to the outside and he connects with a pescado, wiping out Neville on the floor. Swann slams Neville’s head against the apron before bringing things back into the ring. Neville backs Swann into the corner and puts the boots to Swann’s gut. Neville picks up and slams Swann back down to the mat. Neville climbs up the ropes and he launches himself off with a missile dropkick that’s good for a two count.
Neville grinds his boot down on the back of Swann’s neck, going for another pin and coming up with another two count. Swann tries to fight back, rolling Neville up with a crucifix pin, but Neville is quick to turn things around. Swann is able to make it to the ropes to force Neville to back off a bit, but Neville is right back on him with boots to the back immediately. Neville takes Swann over with a quick snap suplex. Neville charges into the corner with a nasty running forearm, but Swann still won’t stay down for three. Neville drops a couple of elbows on Swann’s skull before clamping on a rear chin lock. Swann struggles in the hold, trying his hardest to fight his way out of the hold. Neville drops Swann back to the mat and drops a knee across Swann’s face. Neville continues the assault, going right back into the rear chin lock, burying his knee in Swann’s back and wrenching back. Swann is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold. Neville bails out to the floor and when Swann follows, Neville is quick to launch him into the barricade.
Neville picks up Swann and takes him across the ringside area, slamming him into the barricade again. Neville brings things back into the ring, standing on the top rope. Neville launches himself off the top rope and finds himself eating a superkick from Swann on the way down.
Neville nips up to the top rope, but Swann launches him off with a hurricanrana. Neville heads to the outside and Swann follows, hitting an unreal Phoenix Splash from the middle rope to the outside, wiping out Neville. Swann looks like a man possessed, tackling Neville and hitting him with a series of rights and lefts before catching him with a wicked kick to the side of the head, but when Swann pins him, Neville is still able to kick out at two. Neville sends Swann into the ropes and Swann comes back with a lariat, then a jumping frog splash that’s good enough for a near fall. Swann heads to the top rope, but Neville stops Swann and crotches him on the top rope. Neville blasts Swann with a huge forearm, then he heads up to the top with him. Neville tries for a superplex, but Swann pushes him off. Neville lands on his feet, Swann leaps over Neville and nails a superkick. Swann is able to roll up Neville for a two count, and he comes right out of it with a kick to the side of Neville’s head. Neville is able to get his foot on the bottom rope to break the count.
Swann heads to the top rope but Neville stops him again, hitting a giant superplex. Neville pins Swann, but it’s not enough for three. Neville works right into the rings of Saturn, forcing Swann to tap out, and we have a new champion.
Winner and NEW WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville
Neville celebrates with his title before slinging it over his shoulder and stalking toward the back.
– After a commercial for Vudu and a WrestleMania promo, we get another shot of San Antonio before heading back into the arena.
– It’s time for the WWE Championship match as the announcers toss it to a video package that hypes the next match. The video package is really well put together, highlighting the awesome year that AJ Styles has had in WWE, as well as highlighting the importance of John Cena, and the fact that he’s been a constant fixture of the WWE for the last 15 years.
WWE Title Match
John Cena vs. AJ Styles (c)
AJ Styles is the first man to make his way out to the ring for the next match. The face that runs the place gets a favorable reaction from the fans in the AlamoDome.
John Cena is the next man to make his way out to the ring, and Cena gets a mixed, but very loud, reaction on his way down the aisle.
The bell rings and both men feel each other out a bit. Cena tosses a right and Styles avoids it, kicking Cena in the back of the leg. Cena clotheslines Styles, sending him crashing to the mat. Cena jabs a Styles in the corner, but Styles is able to catch Cena with a back elbow and a kick to the face to stop his progress. Styles drops a knee across Cena’s forehead. Styles kicks Cena in the spine, then drops another knee across the forehead. Cena pulls himself up on Styles, and Styles knocks him to the mat with a forearm. Styles mocks the ‘you can’t see me’ pose, and goes for another knee drop, but Cena rolls out of the way and pops up, hitting a backdrop that sends Styles crashing to the mat. Cena shoulders Styles and goes for the AA, but Styles lands on his feet and kicks Cena in the back of the knee before connecting with an enzugiri.
Cena picks himself up again, using Styles, and Styles knocks him back down to the mat with a big right hand. Cena responds with a couple of flying shoulder tackles, but when he goes for a belly to back suplex, Styles counters with a hurricanrana. Styles connects with a splash in the corner and a low forearm to the face. Styles teases the Styles Clash, but Cena counters with a back drop. Cena connects with the belly to back suplex. Cena smirks and calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Styles counters out, kicks Cena in the arm, hits a beautiful German suplex, and follows it up with a wheelbarrow facebuster for a near fall.
Styles connects with a series of strikes, elbows and knees, and Cena responds with one huge lariat that lays out the champ. Cena takes Styles up in the corner and he tries for a superplex, but Styles fights out of it and pulls Cena down in torture rack position, spinning Cena out into a sit out powerbomb for another two count. Styles heads out to the apron and he tries for the Phenomenal forearm. Cena ducks it and he connects with the AA, but Styles kicks out at two. Styles grabs on to Cena’s foot as he walks away, but Cena kicks him away. Styles pulls himself up, and Cena almost takes off his head with a gigantic clothesline that puts Styles down for a two count.
Styles struggles up to his feet, and Cena is chomping at the bit. Styles ducks a clothesline and scores with a Pele kick. Styles charges into a backdrop in the corner. Styles lands on his feet on the apron, sends Cena away, and connects with a Phenomenal Forearm. Styles pins Cena, but Cena kicks out at two.
Styles kicks away at the back of Cena’s arm before backing up and kicking him square in the chest. Styles misses with a kick and Cena grabs him from behind, scoring with an electric chair drop, planting Styles on his face and stomach. Cena pulls Styles up and Styles blasts Cena with a right hand immediately. Both men trade blows back and forth. Styles kicks the back of Cena’s leg. Both men go for their finishers, but neither connects. Styles counters the AA into the Calf Crusher. Cena struggles for a bit, but he’s able to roll over and break the hold, working right into an STF.
Styles struggles toward the bottom rope, but Cena pulls him back to the middle. Styles is able to break out of the hold and clamp on an STF of his own in the middle of the ring, wrenching back and screaming. Cena stands with Styles on his back, transitioning Styles over into the electric chair, Styles works his way down and ends up on his back on the mat and Cena locks in the Figure Four. Styles screams, and pulls himself out of the hold using Cena’s arm, then he immediately works into a cross arm breaker. Cena stands with AJ still holding on to the submission. Cena slams Styles to the mat and both men collapse.
Cena climbs up to the top rope, going for the top rope rocker dropper. Styles counters with a powerbomb and he connects with the Styles Clash, rolling over into a pin. Cena is still able to kick out and the crowd is stunned.
Styles heads out to the apron and hits a springboard 450, but Cena gets the knees up to counter. Cena hits the Code Red, but Styles won’t stay down for three. Both men are slow to get up, and when the do, Styles hits the fireman’s carry into the neck breaker across the knee. Styles tries for the Styles Clash, but Cena counters with a slingshot into the corner and an over the shoulder slam into a cutter from Cena that’s good for two.
Cena seats Styles on the top rope and he heads up after him, hitting an avalanche AA from the middle rope. Styles is still able to kick out at two and Cena looks stunned.
Cena goes for another AA, but Styles is able to counter with a Styles Clash, but he doesn’t go for the pin right away. Styles goes for the Phenomenal forearm again, but Cena catches him and hits an immediate AA. Cena stands and hits AJ with another AA in succession, going right for the pin, and getting the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
Mauro talks about how Cena makes history by tying Ric Flair’s record of 16 World Championships, and JBL says someone better call the police because these guys just stole the show.
After celebrating for a bit with his title in the ring, Cena heads out into the crowd and makes his way over to a young man in a Make a Wish t-shirt, placing the title over his shoulder and getting the kid to pose with him. Cena makes his way to the back and holds the title up to a good bit of love from the fans before he walks to the back and the screen fades to black.
– After a couple of commercials, and promos for WrestleMania and Elimination Chamber, we get a recap of Seth Rollins crashing NXT TakeOver last night to call out Triple H and his subsequent removal from the building by NXT security.
– Jerry the King Lawler makes his way out to the ring to a very respectful pop. Cory Graves talks about how excited he is to call a match with Lawler, as they throw it to the top #15 Royal Rumble stats, including people who have gone the distance from beginning to end, and the only man to win from the same number (Batista). Most single eliminations (Roman) and all time (Kane), are of course covered, and they cover Ric Flair and Triple H being the only two men to win the WWE Championship in the Rumble match. Stone Cold is highlighted as the only three time winner.
Royal Rumble Match
Back in the arena, it’s time for the Royal Rumble match!
Big Cass is the unlucky man to draw #1, and he makes he way out with Enzo Amore, who goes through his whole spiel for the crowd. Enzo starts singing about the stars at night, how they’re big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. Enzo says they’re the two biggest stars. Enzo asks what it is they say about Texas. Cass says everything is bigger in Texas. Enzo says he’s darn skippy because tonight is the biggest Rumble of all time, and has some of the biggest names of all time, like Brock Lesnar, Strowman, The Big Show, Goldberg, The Wyatt Family, The Undertaker, but Cass is entering #1 like it’s 1995 and he’s HBK in his prime. Cass says it doesn’t matter if you’re #2 or #30, when the dust settles Cass will be the last man standing because he’s winning the match and going on to main event WrestleMania. And as for the 29 other men in the match, Cass will prove there’s only one word to describe them S-A-W-F-T.
#2 is Chris Jericho, who makes his way out to a nice pop from the crowd.
The bell rings and Cass and Jericho square off. Jericho slaps Cass and Cass backs Jericho into the corner immediately with a couple of big rights. Cass hits a big splash in the corner and a fall away slam to send Jericho across the ring. Cass slams Jericho to the mat, and Jericho is able to turn things around, trying to put Cass into the Walls of Jericho. Cass fights it off and he’s able to send Jericho out to the apron, but Jericho heads to the top rope, leaping off into a big boot from Cass. The clock counts down.
#3 is Kalisto
Kalisto comes in with a springboard dropkick to taker out Cass before peppering Jericho with a series of kicks to the thighs, Cass sends Kalisto to the apron, and Kalisto ends up leaping over Cass on his way back into the ring. Kalisto avoids Cass and catches him with a couple of kicks, but ends up on the mat when Cass kicks him. Jericho catches Cass with a chop while the clock counts down.
#4 is Mojo Rawley
Mojo hits a shoulder tackle to take out Kalisto and then he wipes out Jericho in the corner. Rawley trades blows with Cass in the corner, and Cass tries to eliminate Mojo. Jericho comes in from behind and tries to team up with Mojo to eliminate Cass.
#5 is Jack Gallagher
Gallagher has his umbrella in hand and he uses it to assault his opponents until he’s attacked from behind by Jericho and then slammed to the mat. Gallagher uses the umbrella to hit Jericho with a low blow, then he hits Jericho with a perfect dropkick. Kalisto grabs Cass in a facelock in the corner, and Cass throws him across the ring to break the hold.
#6 is Mark Henry
Everyone in the ring is down as Henry makes his way down the aisle. When Henry enters the ring he hits Cass with a splash in the corner. He tosses Gallagher through the ropes to the floor, so not out of the match. Henry head butts Kalisto and Jericho before throwing up his horns for Texas. Cass attacks Henry with a knee and Gallagher grabs the umbrella, leaping from the top rope. Henry catches him by the throat and tosses him over the top.
Jack Gallagher is eliminated.
#7 is Braun Strowman
Jericho looks stunned as he watches Strowman come down the aisle. Jericho bails as Braun comes in and takes out Kalisto. Mojo hits Braun with a splash in the corner, but he’s stopped with a huge slam by Strowman and tosses over the top rope. Cass tries to hit Strowman with a big boot, but misses and ends up crotched on the top rope, Strowman knocks him out to the floor. Storwman throws Kalisto out of the ring on top of everyone. Strowman also easily eliminates Henry, dumping him over the top rope.
Mojo Rawley, Big Cass, Kalisto and Mark Henry have been eliminated.
#8 is Sami Zayn
Sami races down to the ring and is knocked to the mat by Braun immediately. Sami fights back and tries for a DDT. Braun avoids it, but Sami is able to avoid a charging Braun in the corner, causing him to crash shoulder first into the ring post. Sami tries to get Braun over the top, but he’s not able and Braun takes him to the mat with a giant clothesline in the corner.
#9 is the Big Show
Braun stares down Show on his way down the aisle and Jericho is still just watching from the floor. Big Show steps into the ring and he walks up to Braun. Big Show blocks a right hand and backs Strowman away. Strowman responds with one giant clothesline that knocks Show down. Braun knocks Show into the ropes and he tries to eliminate him, but Show grabs Braun by the throat and hits a chokeslam. Jericho tries for a codebreaker on Show, but Show stops him and hits a WMD instead. Show picks up Braun and tries to dump him over the top, but Strowman drops down and shoulders Show. Show fights over, but Strowman is able to get Show over the top rope, and he pushes him out and to the floor.
Big Show has been eliminated.
#10 is Tye Dillinger
People are going nuts as Tye makes his way down the aisle into the ring. Tye ducks a clothesline and hits a couple of flying forearms. Tye hits 10 punches in the corner repeatedly. Sami is in from behind to help Tye with Braun. Sami and Tye trade off hitting forearms. Sami and Tye try for a double suplex, but they end up double suplexed by Braun instead.
#11 is James Ellsworth
James Ellsworth doesn’t want to get into the ring but Carmella keeps telling him that he needs to. Braun wants him in the ring as well. Zayn and Dillinger are able to take Braun over the top rope, but Strowman hangs on and doesn’t actually hit the floor. Braun heads back into the ring and takes out both Sami and Tye with splashes in the corner.
#12 is Dean Ambrose
Ambrose makes his way down the aisle and he hypes up Ellsworth, getting Ellsworth to run right into the ring and into a clothesline from Braun. Braun picks up Ellsworth and dumps him over the top rope.
James Ellsworth has been eliminated.
Ambrose hangs up Braun on the top rope and comes in with a flurry of punches to Braun. Tye hits Braun with a dropkick and Sami hits a clothesline. All three men team up, but Strowman shrugs them all off.
#13 is Baron Corbin
Everyone teams up on Braun again, with Corbin joining in, but Strowman still won’t stay down, tossing Dillinger out of the ring.
Tye Dillinger has been eliminated.
Ambrose scores with a dropkick from the top rope to Strowman, Zayn hits a Helluva kick, and Corbin clotheslines Strowman over the top rope.
Braun Strowman has been eliminated.
Ambrose hits dirty deeds on Corbin. Zayn is in out of nowhere trying to eliminated Ambrose.
#14 is Kofi Kingston
Kofi comes in with a dropkick to Zayn, there are a couple of close eliminations, but no one goes out. Corbin blasts Kofi with a huge forearm, but Ambrose takes Corbin into the corner with a shoulder to the gut. Corbin goes out of the ring under the bottom rope and hits Ambrose with a giant clothesline when getting back into the ring. The clock counts down again.
#15 is The Miz
The Miz makes his way down the aisle with Maryse in tow. Miz hits the SCF on Sami right away, then fights off Dirty Deeds. Ambrose hits the rebound clothesline on Kofi. Miz hits Corbin with kicks to the chest in the corner. Miz hits Sami with a corner dropkick before running into Deep Six from Corbin. Kofi leaps on Corbin’s back, ending up dumped on the mat. Corbin seats Kofi on the top rope. Kofi stands on the top, then backs off to the apron. Corbin knocks him off, but he hangs on and stays in the match, going back into the ring and hitting trouble in paradise on Corbin.
#16 is Sheamus
Sheamus comes in and takes out everyone, including hitting a suplex on Kofi, a backbreaker on the Miz, big slam on Sami, and ten beats to the bowery on Miz. Sheamus hits a brogue kick on Jericho, then almost finds himself eliminated by Ambrose and Sami, but he won’t go out.
#17 is Big E
Big E comes in and locks in an abdominal stretch on Miz. Big E backs Miz into the corner and hits a spear before double teaming him with Kofi. Big E and Kofi try to eliminate Miz, but Miz won’t go out. Ambrose dumps Sami out to the apron, but Sami won’t go out.
#18 is Rusev
Rusev comes out with a mask on accompanied by Lana. Rusev runs and slides into the ring, hitting a splash on Miz, Ambrose, Sami, then everyone else in the corner. Rusev hits a spin kick on Sheamus, the tries to eliminate a couple of guys without any luck. Rusev pounds on Ambrose in the corner, and Cole mentions how crowded it’s getting in the ring. Sheamus hits Miz with a running knee while the clock counts down.
#19 is Cesaro
Cesaro comes into the ring and catches Sami with a big swing right away. Cesaro puts Sami down and does the big swing on Ambrose, then Kofi, then Big E, then Corbin. Sheamus catches Sheamus by the legs, things about it, but can’t do the big Swing when he’s kicked in the side of the head.
#20 is Xavier Woods
Woods comes in and takes out Sheamus right away with a big clothesline, teaming up with Kofi for some rapid fire offense. Big E splashes Sheamus. Cesaro tries to eliminate Big E, but the other members of New Day won’t let it happen. Miz tries to eliminate Kori, but he has help from his teammates to avoid that.
#21 is Bray Wyatt
Wyatt makes his way down slowly while everyone else fights in the ring. Wyatt hits Miz with an immediate uruange. Bray hits Rusev, then Sheamus. Woods stares down Wyatt, looking hypnotized. Woods hits Wyatt with a right hand, avoids sister Abigail, but eats a big clothesline. Cesaro tries to take out Kofi, but he can’t make it happen.
#22 is Apollo Crews
Crews hits Miz with a dropkick and a standing moonsault, and there are a ton of bodies in the ring as the crowd chants Goldberg. Sheamus and Cesaro are able to eliminate all three members of the New Day, then Sheamus tries to eliminate Cesaro and they’re both eliminated by Jericho.
Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Sheamus and Cesaro have been eliminated.
#23 is Randy Orton
Orton jogs down to the ring and hits Ambrose, then Crews with a clothesline. Orton scores with a powerslam on Miz, then an RKO on Corbin, an RKO on Rusev, and an RKO on Zayn as he dives from the top rope. Orton picks up Wyatt, and he and Jericho square off.
#24 is Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler comes in with superkicks for everyone he can including Rusev, and a double DDT on Crews and Miz. Ziggler hits superkicks on Miz and Crews, then he tries to eliminated a couple of people unsuccessfully.
#25 is Luke Harper
Harper makes his way out to Wyatt family music, going right to work on Apollo Crews, sending him to the apron and elbowing him out to the floor.
Apollo Crews has been eliminated.
Harper and Orton stare off while Wyatt tries to be peacekeeper. Harper hits Wyatt with a discus clothesline and takes out Orton. Harper picks up Wyatt and goes for sister Abigail and the crowd goes nuts, but it’s broken up with an RKO from Orton.
#26 is Brock Lesnar
Lesnar stalks down the aisle with Paul Heyman in tow. Lesnar enters the ring and takes out Ambrose right away, tossing him to the floor, followed by dumping Ziggler over the top rope and to the floor.
Ambrose and Ziggler have been eliminated.
Lesnar German suplexes a couple of people before hitting the F5 on Miz and Orton. Lesnar is the only man standing in the ring. The clock counts down and Lesnar smiles.
#27 is Enzo Amore
Corey Graves is so excited! Amore makes his way down and he stands on the apron talking smack to Lesnar. Enzo enters the ring and runs into a giant clothesline from Lesnar. Lesnar tosses him over the top rope.
Enzo Amore has been eliminated.
Lesnar suplexes Jericho across the ring, then he suplexes Rusev across the ring.
#28 is Goldberg
Goldberg makes his way down to the ring quickly and Lesnar is waiting. We get a staredown. Goldberg ducks a clothesline and hits a quick spear. Goldberg clotheslines Lesnar over the top rope.
Brock Lesnar has been eliminated.
Lesnar looks stunned. Goldberg hits a clothesline on Corbin and Jericho. Sami Zayn tries to interfere and eats a jackhammer. Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt team up on Goldberg, but they end up eating a double spear from Goldberg.
#29 is the Undertaker
The lights go out, and when they come up, Taker’s in the ring. Goldberg turns around and Taker grabs him by the throat. Corbin and Rusev break it up by attacking from behind. Goldberg eliminated Rusev and Taker eliminated Corbin. Goldberg spears Taker, then Goldberg eliminated Harper. Taker eliminates Goldberg.
Rusev, Corbin, Harper and Goldberg have been eliminated
Taker hits a chokeslam on Miz and turns his attention to Wyatt.
#30 is Roman Reigns
There’s a good bit of heat as Roman Reigns makes his way down the aisle. Reigns stares down the Undertaker on his way into the ring. Reigns gets into the ring and trades right hands with the Undertaker. Reigns eats a clothesline from Taker, then he avoids a clothesline, connecting with a Superman punch. Taker shrugs it off and connects with a chokeslam. Taker takes out Wyatt, then clotheslines Miz and Zayn to the floor.
Miz and Sami Zayn have been eliminated.
Jericho is chokeslammed by Taker.
Roman Reigns eliminates the Undertaker out of nowhere, tossing him over the top rope.
The Undertaker has been eliminated.
It’s down to Reigns, Jericho, Wyatt and Orton. Reigns tries to eliminate Jericho, sending him out to the apron, Reigns connects with a Superman punch, and sends Jericho out to the floor.
Chris Jericho has been eliminated.
Orton and Wyatt team up on Reigns, with Orton hitting the suspension DDT. Wyatt picks up Reigns and sends Reigns into the RKO, but Reigns avoids it and sends Bray Wyatt crashing over the top and out to the floor. Reigns tries for the spear, but he eats the RKO instead and is thrown over the top rope to the outside.
Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns have been eliminated.
Winner: Randy Orton
Randy Orton is headed to WrestleMania!
Orton stands in the corner and points to the WrestleMania sign as pyro goes off. Orton poses for the fans to end the show.