Royal Rumble live results: Randy Orton wins the Royal Rumble
Live results from the 2017 WWE Royal Rumble in San Antonio.
The Royal Rumble
We will update after every fifth person to enter the ring
1. Big Cass
2. Chris Jericho
4. Mojo Rawley
5. Jack Gallagher
No eliminations yet
6. Mark Henry
Henry eliminated Gallagher.
7. Braun Strowman
Strowman eliminated Rawley and Big Cass. He then launched Kalisto over the top rope on top of Rawley and Cass to eliminate him. Strowman then eliminated Henry. Meanwhile, Jericho slipped out of the ring and stood by the announce table, wanting no part of Strowman.
8. Sami Zayn
9. The Big Show
Crowd popped big for the face off between Show and Strowman. Show chokeslammed Strowman and after trading power moves, with no one really getting the upper hand, Strowman got some leverage and eliminated Show.
10. Tye “The Perfect 10” Dillinger
Crowd reacted nicely for the NXT wrestler.
11. James Ellsworth
12. Dean Ambrose
Ellsworth, still standing at ringside, worked a deal with Ambrose to team up against Strowman. Ambrose agreed and counted to three, but didn’t run into the ring like Ellsworth did. Strowman tossed him over the top rope, and Ellsworth took a really nasty bump.
13. Baron Corbin
Strowman eliminated Dillinger.
Zayn, Ambrose and Corbin gave running forearms to Strowman in the corner. Zayn followed up with a Helluva kick and Corbin clotheslined Strowman over the top rope, eliminating him to the shock of the crowd.
14. Kofi Kingston
15. The Miz
By the way, Jericho is out cold at ringside thanks to a Big Show punch earlier.
17. Big E
Cesaro started giving giant swings to everyone and started to give one to his tag team partner, Sheamus, to the delight of the crowd, before Corbin broke it up.
20. Xavier Woods
All three members of New Day are in the ring.
21. Bray Wyatt
22. Apollo Crews
Cesaro and Sheamus eliminated New Day. Jericho eliminated Cesaro and Sheamus.
23. Randy Orton
Orton gave RKOs to everyone, including catching Sami Zayn jumping off the top rope.
24. Dolph Ziggler
A Goldberg chant starts in the crowd.
25. Luke Harper
Harper turned on the Wyatt Family, giving a lariat to Bray and Orton.
26. Brock Lesnar
Lesnar eliminated Ambrose and Ziggler and gave an F5 to everyone else.
27. Enzo Amore
Lesnar gave Amore a devastating clothesline and eliminated Amore in about 10 seconds.
Goldberg speared Lesnar and eliminated him. Wow.
29. The Undertaker
Goldberg eliminated Rusev. Undertaker eliminates Corbin. Goldberg spears Taker and then eliminates Harper. Undertaker gets up and eliminates Goldberg.
30. Roman Reigns
The crowd erupts in boos. They do not want Reigns winning.
Taker eliminates Miz and Zayn. Reigns eliminates Undertaker.
Reigns, Jericho, Wyatt and Orton are the final four.
Reigns eliminates Jericho when Jericho went to the top and Reigns hit a Superman punch. Reigns eliminated Wyatt, leaving Orton and Reigns. Reigns tries to spear Orton, who turns in into an RKO. Orton clotheslines Reigns over the top.
Randy Orton is the 2017 Royal Rumble winner.
John Cena d. A.J. Styles to win the WWE title
The finish saw Styles hit a two Styles Clashes but didn’t get the pin. He went for the springboard forearm but Cena caught him and gave him two Attitude Adjustments for the clean pin. Great match, worth getting the WWE Network to watch.
Neville d. Rich Swann to win the Cruiserweight title
Neville won the title clean with a superplex off the top rope and a crossface submission.
Kevin Owens d. Roman Reigns to retain the WWE Universal Championship, no DQ with Chris Jericho suspended above ring in a shark cage
Owens retained the title when Reigns had the match won after giving him a power bomb through the announcers table. Braun Strowman came down and threw Reigns into the ring post, choke slammed him and powerslammed him through a table set up in the corner. Owens rolled into the ring and pinned him. Jericho dropped brass knuckles from the shark cage at one point and Owens used them, but Reigns kicked out of the pin attempt.
Charlotte Flair d. Bayley to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
I’m surprised they opened with this match, but it certainly got the crowd off to a hot start, as they were almost all in Bayley’s corner for this one. Charlotte, who claims to be the greatest athlete in WWE, proved it in the first part of the match, using suplexes and power moves but getting frustrated at being unable to put Bayley away. Charlotte started taunting Bayley. That got Bayley mad and she fired back with a series of chops and a springboard crossbody. Bayley went to the top rope for a near fall. Charlotte, bleeding from the mouth, was able to slap on the Figure Eight and used the ropes for leverage, which the ref saw. Charlotte went for a reverse moonsault from the top rope but Bayley got her knees up and almost got the pin. Crowd was really into the match at this point. Bayley perched Charlotte on the top rope in the corner, but Charlotte tossed Bayley over the top on the apron and hit Natural Selection. She rolled Bayley in the ring for the pin. The crowd wasn’t ready for that to be the finish.
Nia Jax d. Sasha Banks
Jax ragdolled Banks around the ring before Banks slapped on the Bank Statement. Jax powered out. Banks hurt her already injured knee with double knees of the top rope. Jax then pinned Banks with a pop-up Samoan drop. Jax pretty much destroyed Banks in this match, leaving you to wonder what’s next for Banks.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson d. Cesaro and Sheamus to win the Raw Tag Team Championship
There are two referees for this match. Cesaro and Sheamus start strong, overpowering Gallows at the start. Gallows finally made a tag and Anderson, who tried to pin Sheamus with his feet on the ropes. Second ref saw it and stopped the count. The ref in the ring got knocked out by an inadvertent Brogue Kick. The second ref came into the ring and made the count when Anderson rolled up Cesaro and held the tights. I kept waiting for the second ref to come in and reverse the decision and DQ Sheamus for hitting him, but it never happened.
Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi d. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya
The heels worked on Lynch early before the match broke down with everyone hitting a move in the ring. Naomi was showcased as the star, and pinned Bliss with a split-legged moonsault, setting her up as the No. 1 contender for the Bliss’ Smackdown women’s championship.
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship (no DQ, with Chris Jericho suspended above the ring in a shark cage)
A.J. Styles vs. John Cena for the WWE World Championship
Rich Swann vs. Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship
The Royal Rumble match
Road to WrestleMania begins
The road to WrestleMania begins today with the 2017 WWE Royal Rumble, available on pay-per-view and online on the WWE Network.
The show, originating from San Antonio, officially begins at 4 p.m. PT, with a pre-show beginning at 2 p.m. PT.
This year’s Rumble match is one of the most anticipated in years, with several wrestlers having a chance to winning. Usually it is easy to pick who is going to win, but this year it could be Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, The Undertaker or any of a half-dozen other wrestlers.
We will have live match-by-match results here throughout the evening.
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