Passing the Torch.
For the 28th year in a row, one Superstar would be looking to pave his way to the main event of WrestleMania via the world’s most rewarding battle royal, the Royal Rumble Match, as the 28th annual WWE Royal Rumble came to you, live on the WWE Network, from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. On a cold night in Philly, thirty of WWE’s top Superstars would compete in the wild and unpredictable Royal Rumble Match as Superstars like Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Rusev, & Bad News Barrett would aim to outlast each other all in the name of cementing their spot in the main event of WrestleMania 31 where they guarantee themselves a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! Who will join the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, John Cena, Triple H, The Rock, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, & Stone Cold Steve Austin as a Royal Rumble winner?
While the Royal Rumble Match would determine the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania, a Triple Threat Match would go a long way in determining who would be defending the title on “The Grandest Stage of Them All”. Originally pegged as the final showdown between champion Brock Lesnar and #1 Contender John Cena, Seth Rollins’ master plan to bring back The Authority yielded a big reward for “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” as Triple H & Stephanie McMahon would put their protégé in the WWE World Heavyweight Title match. What initially appeared to be an alliance between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins for the match dissolved at the hands of Seth Rollins, who got the attention of “The Beast” when he put Brock Lesnar, as well as John Cena, down with the Curb Stomp a couple of weeks ago on RAW. Now, at the Royal Rumble, it will be every man for himself as champion Brock Lesnar, #1 Contender John Cena, and the self-proclaimed “future of WWE” Seth Rollins go to war in a Triple Threat Match with the first man to score a pinfall or submission walking out of the Royal Rumble as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and taking a major step towards cementing his spot in the main event of WrestleMania!
The WWE Tag Team Titles would also be up for grabs at the Royal Rumble as, in addition to being slated to compete in the Royal Rumble Match, The Miz & Damien Mizdow would challenge The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Titles. After The Ascension attempted to ruin a reunion of Legends on RAW this past Monday night, a legendary tag team would return at the Royal Rumble to try and teach the young team a lesson as The New Age Outlaws face The Ascension at the Royal Rumble! Also, Total Divas stars would face off at the event as Paige and Natalya join forces to face The Bella Twins in tag team action.
- The Ascension def. The New Age Outlaws by Konnor pinning Billy Gunn following the Fall of Man.
- WWE Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) def. The Miz & Damien Mizdow by Jimmy Uso (c) pinning The Miz following the Superfly Splash to retain.
- The Bella Twins def. Paige & Natalya by Nikki Bella pinning Natalya following a forearm to the face.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar (c) def. John Cena and Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) by pinning Seth Rollins following the F-5 to retain.
- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match: WINNER- Roman Reigns (#19)
Order of Entry
- The Miz
- Bubba Ray Dudley
- Luke Harper
- Bray Wyatt
- Curtis Axel
- The Boogeyman
- Sin Cara
- Zack Ryder
- Daniel Bryan
- Fandango (with Rosa Mendes)
- Tyson Kidd
- Diamond Dallas Page
- Rusev (with Lana)
- Kofi Kingston
- Adam Rose (with the Rosebuds)
- Roman Reigns (WINNER)
- Big E
- Damien Mizdow
- Jack Swagger
- Dean Ambrose
- Titus O’Neil
- Bad News Barrett
- Big Show
- Dolph Ziggler
Order of Elimination
- Bubba Ray Dudley elim. The Miz
- Bubba Ray Dudley elim. R-Truth
- Bray Wyatt elim. Bubba Ray Dudley
- Bray Wyatt (with Erick Rowan) elim. Luke Harper
- Bray Wyatt elim. The Boogeyman
- Bray Wyatt elim. Sin Cara
- Bray Wyatt elim. Zack Ryder
- Daniel Bryan elim. Tyson Kidd
- Rusev elim. Diamond Dallas Page
- Rusev elim. Fandango
- Bray Wyatt elim. Daniel Bryan
- Rusev elim. Adam Rose
- Rusev elim. Kofi Kingston
- Roman Reigns elim. Goldust
- Roman Reigns elim. Stardust
- Rusev elim. Damien Mizdow
- Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose elim. Titus O’Neil
- Rusev elim. Big E
- Kane & Big Show elim. Ryback
- Big Show elim. Jack Swagger
- Dolph Ziggler elim. Bad News Barrett
- Dolph Ziggler elim. Cesaro
- Kane & Big Show elim. Dolph Ziggler
- Kane & Big Show elim. Bray Wyatt
- Kane & Big Show elim. Dean Ambrose
- Roman Reigns elim. Kane
- Roman Reigns elim. Big Show
- Roman Reigns elim. Rusev
See page 2 for detailed results.