I know. You thought Daniel Bryan might win the Royal Rumble match and go on to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31. Or maybe Dolph Ziggler might win. Or even Bray Wyatt. But come on, you knew deep down in your heart months ago that Roman Reigns would win this match. Well, Reigns in fact did win the Rumble on Sunday night and the Philly crowd hated it. A lot. WWE tired to be slick and have him stand next to his cousin The Rock and they still booed like crazy. That makes two years in a row that fans hated the winner of the Royal Rumble match.
Besides that, we also got some surprises in the Rumble:
- Bubba Ray Dudley (without D-Von) came in at #3. Unless he turns back into Bully Ray, this feels like a one time thing. What good is one Dudley brother?
- The Boogeyman came in at #7. *shrugs*
- Zack Ryder came in at #9. He’s back from injury but I feel like nobody cared. Keep getting them checks Zach.
- Diamond Dallas Page came in at #14 with a DDP Yoga shirt on. I always give props to DDP because he’s 58 and can still move around okay, but they could have gone more ECW seeing that the event was in Philadelphia,
The highlight of the night was the Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. All the participants did their thing, but Seth Rollins wrestled the fuck out of that match. He jumped through tables, pulled out a phoenix splash, was curb stomping everything in sight. John Cena was John Cena but he served a purpose too. At one point Brock Lesnar was getting carried out on a stretcher, only to come back and win the match by pinning Rollins.
Speaking of Rollins, here’s the GIF of the Night:
Now that I think about it, Brock getting put on a stretcher and still winning is some face shit. Something I would expect Cena to do. Wait, could Brock Lesnar be turing into a face? Does that mean Roman Reigns could be heel by Wrestlemania 31? Options.
- Kickoff Match: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston)
- The Ascension defeated The New Age Outlaws
- WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) defeated The Miz & Damien Mizdow to retain WWE Tag Team Championship.
- The Bella Twins defeated Paige & Natalya
- Triple Threat Match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) defeated John Cena and Seth Rollins to retain WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- Roman Reigns wins 2015 Royal Rumble Match