As always the Royal Rumble is one of the best shows of the year.
Overall, a very fun show that had a lot of fan-service. It had the usual helping of great in-ring wrestling and comedy segments. The only gripe was the show length: counting the TWO HOUR pre-show (which I refuse to watch), this was a SEVEN hour show. Although Wrestlemania has stretched to that length recently, the Royal Rumble should not take that long. Luckily, the 5 hour main show didn’t feel long because just about every match was good. Let's get into the recap
Asuka def. Becky Lynch
My personal match of the night was the women's title match. These two put on a great back and forth match, which ended with Becky Lynch tapping out clean to Asuka Lock. Asuka retains her title and glory.
The Miz and Shane McMahon def. The Bar
Miz and Shane are the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions. A fun match that saw Shane land a beautiful Shooting Star Press on Cesaro for the victory.
Ronda Rousey def. Sasha Banks
Rousey just continues to impress. Despite a sometimes sloppy match, there was a real fight feel to it.
Women’s Royal Rumble
This was a really fun Rumble match. Becky Lynch was substituted in for Lana, who was unable to perform after an ankle injury suffered during the pre-show. Lynch ended up winning after eliminating Charlotte Flair. She will now main event Wrestlemania.
Daniel Bryan def. AJ Styles
Another great, pure, and technical wrestling match by these two. Daniel picked up the win after the interference from Erick Rowan, who seems to be forming a new faction behind Bryan.
Brock Lesnar def. Finn Balor
Finn Balor came out firing, but Brock was just too big and strong. Even after hurting Brock’s abs, Lesnar was able to make Finn tap out with the Kimura lock.
Men’s Royal Rumble
Seth Rollins picks up the win here after lasting over 40 minutes in the match. This came down to Rollins and Braun Strowman. Strowman was eliminated by a curb stomp on the apron.
Overall Show Score: 8.3/10
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