Show: Royal Rumble
Location: San Antonio, TX
Airing Live On The WWE Network
Renee Young, Booker, Shawn Michaels, and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the Pre-Show. Charlie Caruso told the fans to use the #RoyalRumble hashtag on social media. There is a hype video package for the Rumble match. There was a video package to hype Bayley vs. Flair.
Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & Natalya.
Natalya slaps Bella and then tags in Bliss to start off the match. Bliss with a back elbow but Bella fires back with a kick then a knee strike for 2. Naomi was tagged in and hit a drop kick. Natalya was tagged in, which led to the babyfaces hitting a double suplex to the heels. Naomi took them out with a dive.
We’re back from break with Lynch hitting a series of clotheslines to Natalya then an outside dive. James sent Lynch into the barricade. The heels beat down Lynch for the next few moments. Naomi got the hot tag and hit a series of clotheslines to Bliss. Naomi with a series of kicks for 2. Lynch took out James with a suplex and Natalya sent Lynch into the ring post. Bella speared Natalya. Bliss sent Naomi to the apron but Naomi kicked her in the head and hit a split legged moonsault to Bliss for the win.
Winners: Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch & Naomi.
A video package for the Roman Reigns – Kevin Owens match was shown.
RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Sheamus and Cesaro © vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
Cesaro knocks down Anderson for 2. Cesaro then hit a gutwrencher powerslam for 2. Sheamus was tagged in and worked over Anderson’s arm. Cesaro back in and hit a double foot stomp for 2. Anderson caught him with a big boot then tagged in Gallows, who landed a series of right hands. Cesaro with a springboard uppercut for 2. Sheamus, now tagged in, hit a suplex then a knee drop for 2. Cesaro and Sheamus handoff by hitting uppercuts to Gallows. Gallows fired back with a back body drop. Cesaro with an uppercut but Gallows right back with a big boot as well as to one to Sheamus.
We’re back with Sheamus hitting a series of clubbing shots to Gallows. Anderson took out Sheamus with a drop kick then hit a big boot to Cesaro. Anderson used the ropes to his advantage but the referee saw it. Cesaro with an uppercut to Anderson for 2. Cesaro with a 619 to Anderson then a crossbody for 2. Anderson rolled up Cesaro for 2. Anderson hit Cesaro with a spinebuster for 2. Sheamus accidentally hit a big boot to one of the referees. Cesaro with the giant swing to Anderson. The other referee got into the ring. Cesaro with the sharpshooter to Anderson. Gallows hit a big boot to Cesaro and Anderson covered him for 2. Sheamus made the save and took out Gallows. Gallows and Anderson hit the Magic Killer to Sheamus. Anderson rolled up Cesaro for the win.
Winners: Gallows and Anderson.
Peter Rosenberg and Austin Aries joined the panel. They talked about Neville facing Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Dean Ambrose answered fan questions in the back with Caruso.
Pre-Show Match: Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
Jax tossed her into the ropes and landed a series of strikes. Banks with a headlock. Banks with a double knee strike and then some right hands. Jax sent her into the corner and landed a clothesline. Jax with a hip toss and a clothesline. We’re back with Jax in control of Banks. Jax hit a samoan drop for the win.
Stephanie McMahon announced that she would address Seth Rollins on RAW tomorrow night and banned him from the Alamodome.
A video package to hype AJ Styles vs. John Cena was shown.
Michaels walked down to the ring to hype the Royal Rumble match. He polled the fans on who they might win the match. He told the fans to have fun and cheer loud.
Welcome to the Royal Rumble PPV event. We get an intro video package. We kick things off with the opening contest.
WWE RAW Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair © vs. Bayley.
They lock up and Flair took her down then locked in a chin lock. Flair tossed her to the floor. They start getting into a shoving match. Bayley tossed her to the floor and hit a hurricanrana through the ropes. Flair hit a dive off the top rope and covered her for 2 back in the ring. Flair tossed her into the ring steps. Back in the ring, Flair locked in a headlock on Bayley. Bayley fought out of it and rolled her up for 2. Flair with a big boot to Bayley for 2. Flair locked her in a leg scissors hold and the fans got behind Bayley. They both hit a double clothesline. Bayley with a series of chops then Flair with her own. Bayley with a takedown and fired away with strikes. Bayley with a springboard crossbody for 2 then a series of forearm strikes. Bayley with a facebuster then went to the top rope and then jumped off to land a series of kicks. Bayley hit an elbow drop off the top rope for the win. Flair knocked her down and locked in the Figure Eight. Flair was bleeding from her mouth. Bayley reversed the move but Flair then reversed it and grabbed the bottom rope, which she had to break the hold because of. Flair went for a moonsault but Bayley put her knees up and covered her for 2. Flair hit the Natural Selection on the apron for the win.
No DQ WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens © vs. Roman Reigns – Chris Jericho is suspended above the ring in a shark cage.
Jericho and Owens attack Reigns before the match began. Reigns fought back and sent Jericho into the cage. He tossed Jericho into the cage. The match officially starts. Owens jumps him and lands a series of right hands. They brawl into the crowd and then back to ringside. Reigns hit Owens in the head with the display board of the announce table. Owens reversed an irish whip and sent him into the steel steps. Owens grabbed a chair and hit him in the gut with it. Owens set up four chairs next to each other. Owens sent him into the barricade and hit a cannonball. Owens started stacking chairs. Owens went for a powerbomb on the apron but Reigns blocked it and Owens fell into the ring. Reigns went for a suplex on the apron but Owens blocked it and Reigns hit a series of clotheslines. Reigns sent him into the ring post. Reigns brought a table into the ring and Owens hit a back breaker. Reigns caught a kick and hit a powerbomb for 2. Owens rolled to the floor and Reigns hit a drive bye. Reigns set up a table at ringside. Owens kicked Reigns in the face and put him on the table. Owens hit a frog splash off the top rope to Reigns, which got a holy s**t chant going from the fans. Owens covered him for 2 once back into the ring. Owens tossed in more chairs into the ring and began hitting Reigns with it. Owens ran into a right hand by Reigns. Owens kicked him in the gut and then a super kick followed by him sending Reigns head first into the chair setup in the corner. Jericho tossed Owens brass knuckles to Owens. Owens went for the superman punch but Reigns blocked it and grabbed the brass knuckles but Owens blocked it and hit the superman punch for 2. Owens set up a chair in the ring and went for a powerbomb but Reigns blocked and hit a samoan drop onto the chair for 2. Reigns set up a table in the ring and then hit a superman punch to Owens for 2. Owens blocked a spear and hit a stunner for 2. Owens put the boots to Reigns in the corner and then hit the cannonball for 2. Owens went for a suplex off the top rope but Reigns blocked and he hit a superman punch that sent Owens flying off the top rope onto the stacked chairs at ringside.