Week of 1/20/2014 - 1/26/2014 (Friday - Sunday)

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    Impact got a 1.2, up from last week.

    Date: January 24, 2014
    Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Josh Matthews

    It's the go home show for the Rumble and not a lot changed this past week on Raw. Batista is back and apparently people are still interested in him, meaning I can't imagine anyone else taking the Rumble at this point. Since it's Friday, I'm guessing we'll be getting a big tag match to close out the week. Let's get to it.

    We open with an in memory of George Scott graphic. Always nice to see.

    Opening sequence actually opens us up.

    The main event tonight is a ten man tag with the Usos/Rhodes Brothers/Langston vs. Shield/New Age Outlaws.

    The Real Americans are in the ring to start with Colter ranting about Big Show attacking him. Unfortunately his voice is better now and not as awesome as it was last week. We get a clip from two weeks ago of Big Show knocking Colter out cold which set up tonight's tag match with Show/Mysterio vs. the Real Americans. Colter doesn't think Mysterio is his real name either. Speaking of names, Colter comes up with various names for Big Show/Mysterio: the Border Jumping Buddies, Tacos Supremos Hold the Salsa and El Gordito and the Jumping Bean.

    Real Americans vs. Big Show/Rey Mysterio

    Swagger charges at Big Show to start and is easily thrown down. Some forearms to the back send Jack running to the corner for a tag off to Cesaro who is thrown around as well. Show puts his foot on Cesaro's face and lifts him up by the arm for a kind of reverse curb stomp. Cesaro is tossed out to the floor and Mysterio takes him down with a seated senton off the apron. A kick to the face drops Swagger and we take a break. Back with Cesaro holding a chinlock on Mysterio until Rey fights up and gets two off a rollup.

    Antonio doesn't like being covered so he Swings Mysterio around for a few seconds. Off to Swagger who counters catches a middle rope hurricanrana in midair, only to be sent face first into the middle buckle. Cesaro comes back in but the Real Americans get caught in a double DDT, allowing for the hot tag to Big Show. The monster hiptosses both Americans with ONE ARM. That's very cool looking, even if both of them helped with the throw. A 619 sets up the WMD and the splash off Big Show's shoulders for the pin on Cesaro at 8:52.

    Heyman comes out post match and tells Big Show to enjoy his health while he can, because there will be nothing to celebrate on Sunday. Big Show did throw Lesnar around on Monday, but it's only made Brock want to hurt Big Show even more. Lesnar will be WWE Champion after dealing with the giant.

    The Miz vs. Brodus Clay

    Before the match, Wade Barrett's podium rises up and he informs us that while the ten man tag will be awesome tonight, this is going to be one of the worst matches in WWE history. He starts the MIZ IS AWFUL chant and bangs his gavel in place of the five clap sequence. That's really not something you should say on your programming, even for a Miz match. Miz jumps Barrett while the crowd takes up the chant. Barrett keeps taking jabs at the match, calling it one of the worst things he's ever seen and thinking the crowd wants milk and cookies. He asks Clay to dance and the distraction lets Miz hits a DDT for the pin at 1:22.

    Miz goes up to the podium but Barrett laughs down at him.

    Rumble By The Numbers promo.

    AJ Lee vs. Cameron

    Non-title. AJ quickly takes her down but charges into a boot in the corner. Cameron stops to dance a bit before dropping a leg for two. A baseball slide puts Naomi down but she walks into a Shining Wizard for the pin at 1:32.

    Post match Tamina goes after Cameron but Naomi makes the save and lays AJ out with a Bubba Bomb.

    Raw ReBound shows Batista returning and laying out Alberto.

    Shield says twenty seven other men are going to enter the Royal Rumble as hungry dogs. Those other people can pretend they're going to have a chance but it's just wishful thinking. All of the other men are casualties and Reigns says he'll win.

    Ryback/Curtis Axel vs. Los Matadores

    JBL thinks El Torito is a descendant of Mr. Ed. Ryback slams Diego down for an early two before Axel comes in to ram Diego into the corner. A nice running dropkick keeps Diego in trouble, causing Josh to say Torito has a look of concern on his face. JBL: “HE'S A BULL!” Back to Ryback who toys with Diego even more before jumping off the middle rope into a pair of boots. Axel can't break up the hot tag attempt and Fernando comes in to clean house. A double arm DDT gets two on Axel but Ryback makes the save and throws Diego to the floor. Fernando throws Ryback out, only to get rolled up by Axel for the pin at 3:20.

    Post match Torito IMMEDIATELY sends Axel to the floor and dives on him Ryback so the fans won't have their spirits crushed or something.

    Here's Punk to address Kane making him #1 in the Rumble. We get a clip of Punk calling Kane a suck up last week, earning himself a chokeslam as well as a clip from Raw of Kane apologizing and getting knocked to the floor. Punk talks about the Authority's lapdog making him the #1 entrant in the Rumble to stack the deck against him. That's what he expected from HHH and Stephanie but it just motivates him to become WWE Champion again.

    He's done a lot in the WWE but the one glaring omission is winning the Rumble. Now that he's #1 it might be the toughest match he's ever competed in, but that's what you have to expect if you call yourself the best in the world. On Sunday he's going to punch the lion in the face and do everything he can to be the last man standing.

    This brings out Kane who says that Punk has a .000000186 chance of winning, or one in five hundred million. Maybe his odds are a little better because he's best in the world though. Punk says never tell him the odds and that it's sad to see what has happened to the Devil's Favorite Demon. Is he the Authority's Favorite Statistician now? Punk isn't worried because the #1 entrant has won before and he's been the best since day one.

    We recap Bryan vs. Wyatt who have a match on Sunday. I'm actually looking forward to that showdown.

    Wyatt Family vs. Prime Time Players

    Harper pounds on Young in the corner to start before kicking his head off with a big boot. Off to Rowan who takes off the mask to reveal that hideous face of his. Harper loads up a whip to send Rowan into the corner but instead Rowan whips Harper into the other corner to take out Titus. The discus lariat ends Young at 1:05 in a total squash.

    Darren gets Sister Abigail post match and Bray says he'll change the world. You can hear some Bo Dallas in his voice as he speaks, only to have Daniel Bryan cut him off. Bryan says listen to these people because they don't fear fate, the reapers or burning with the saints. On Sunday, Daniel will no longer be trapped in Bray's madness, but Bray will be trapped in Daniel's prison. He'll find out who the real monster is as the fans chant YES.

    Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston

    During the entrances we get an inset interview from Kofi who says that he's done some amazing things to stay in the Rumble, but this Sunday he's going to perform his greatest feat of all: win the Royal Rumble and go on to headline Wrestlemania. Simple, to the point, ties into his character's history. I'd love these sort of promos to be more common.

    A shoulder block puts Kofi down and Fandango gyrates a bit. Back up and Kofi throws him over the top and out to the corner (nice touch) and we get an Emma sighting. Fandango rams him into the apron to take over and something resembling a Pele gets two on Kofi back inside. Kingston pops back up and sends Fandango into the ropes for Trouble in Paradise and the pin at 2:57. Just a match.

    Long recap of Cena vs. Orton.

    New Age Outlaws/Shield vs. Usos/Cody Rhodes/Goldust/Big E. Langston

    Jimmy and Rollins get things going with Seth stomping him down in the corner. They run the ropes a few times until Jimmy stops to dance and grab an arm. Ambrose comes in and has his arm worked on for a few minutes before a suplex gets two. Langston gets the tag and charges into Ambrose's ribs in the corner before hitting a series of backbreakers to keep Dean in trouble. Dean gets a boot up in the corner and tags in Reigns for a big running clothesline.

    Big E. gets triple teamed for a bit but just powers Shield off and makes the tag to Cody. Things speed up a bit with a springboard missile dropkick and the Disaster Kick but Gunn comes in for a shot from behind to take over. We take a break and come back with Cody sunset flipping Rollins for two before Seth takes him down again. Gunn gets the tag and drops a knee for two. The heels continue their tagging with Reigns hammering on his back and holding him in place with a cravate.

    Dean comes back in with a spinning belly to back suplex for two but Cody fights out of a belly to back superplex and hits the moonsault press on the now legal Reigns. Goldust gets the hot tag to clean house and even hits a top rope hurricanrana to blow everyone's minds. A powerslam gets two on Road Dogg and here's Langston for the Big Ending on Rollins but Roman makes the save with a spear.

    Jey superkicks Reigns down and Jimmy adds the Superfly Splash but throws Dean to the floor instead of covering. The Usos load up the stereo dives but Billy cuts off Jimmy and takes him down with the Fameasser. Cody comes back in for the Disaster Kick but Roadie takes him down with the pumphandle slam, only to have Goldust grab a rollup but Shield makes a save as the match is thrown out at 13:20.

    Everybody gets in and we get the traditional huge brawl with everyone else announced for the Rumble (other than Batista of course) coming to join in the fight. CM Punk comes out to a BIG pop to get in on the brawl as the show goes off the air.

    Big Show/Rey Mysterio b. Real Americans – Splash to Cesaro
    The Miz b. Wade Barrett – DDT
    AJ Lee b. Cameron – Shining Wizard
    Curtis Axel/Ryback b. Los Matadores – Rollup to Fernando
    Wyatt Family b. Prime Time Players – Discus lariat to Young
    Kofi Kingston b. Fandango – Trouble in Paradise
    Usos/Big E. Langston/Cody Rhodes/Goldust b. Shield/New Age Outlaws via DQ when all three members of Shield came into the ring




    Royal Rumble 2014
    Date: January 26, 2014
    Location: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler

    Tonight marks the official start of the Road to Wrestlemania. We're ten weeks away from the biggest show of the year and barring some surprising changes, the main event will be set in place tonight. The odds on favorite for the Rumble would seem to be Batista, but for the life of me I can't imagine anyone but Daniel Bryan winning it. He isn't entered yet, but there are about ten slots left open. Give him a late number and listen to the roof blow off the place. Let's get to it.

    Pre-Show: Tag Titles: New Age Outlaws vs. Cody Rhodes/Goldust

    Cody and Goldust are defending and lost a non-title match to the Outlaws to set this up. Road Dogg starts with Cody and is taken down by a quick shoulder block. Back up and Roadie hits his shaky fist but has to duck the Disaster Kick. Gunn comes in off the tag but is quickly sent to the floor for a top rope clothesline as we take a break. Back with Road Dogg dropping a knee on Goldust for two and putting on a chinlock.

    Goldust fights back up and a double clothesline puts both guys down. Billy breaks up a tag attempt as the announcers brag about how Gunn hasn't aged a bit since the 90s. For 50 years old the guys is in good shape. Goldust finally makes the hot tag and Cody speeds things up, including a double springboard missile dropkick to put both Outlaws down. Cross Rhodes lays out Road Dogg but Billy saves at two. Billy comes in off a blind tag as Cody hits the Disaster Kick to Roadie, setting up the Fameasser for the pin and the titles at 6:30.

    The opening video focuses on a countdown and how the Road to Wrestlemania begins tonight.

    We recap Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt. Daniel joined the Wyatt Family a few weeks ago but only lasted two weeks in the group before turning on Bray in the huge face turn, despite him barely ever being a heel. Tonight is the showdown we've been waiting for.

    Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt

    The Family is with Bray here, despite the idea of the match being that they're not supposed to be here. Daniel fires off kicks to the leg and takes Bray down with a running knee but Bray gets in a shot of his own to take over. The Wyatts get in a few blows of their own and are ejected, with Bray saying he doesn't need them to fight this war. Back in and Daniel gets in some kicks to the leg and a high cross body for two, only to be sent to the floor. Bray misses a charge into the steps and injures his knee again, giving Bryan the opening he's been needing.

    Daniel hooks something resembling an Indian Deathlock before stomping Bray's face into the mat for two. They slug it out on the apron with the fans chanting YES/NO in time. Bray headbutts Daniel to stagger him and wrings his arm down onto the apron to take over. Back in and Bray is in serious mode now. We hit the chinlock but Daniel quickly fights up with forearms, only to be backdropped to the floor.

    The annoying fans chant Jerry Lawler as Bray rams Daniel's head into the post and drives in forearms for good measure. A running senton backsplash has Daniel in even more trouble and Bray asks the fans why they don't help him. Bray catapults Daniel throat first into the ropes and we hit another chinlock. Wyatt does his spider walk out of the corner and the announcers of course laugh at Linda Blair jokes. He stays on Daniel's neck with another chinlock but Daniel gets in a shot to the head and shakes the ropes before firing off even more strikes.

    A drop toehold sends Bray into the middle buckle and there are the YES Kicks to the chest and leg. Daniel hooks a hurricanrana from the middle rope to send the big man flying but he's out at two. Now the fans are into it by saying this is awesome and there's the moonsault in the corner. Daniel loads up the clothesline but thankfully Bray knows what's coming and hits a running elbow to stop Bryan's comeback.

    Bray misses a charge and falls to the floor, allowing Bryan to hit a running tornado DDT off the apron. Awesome looking move. There's the running dropkick to knock Bray into the barricade and the missile dropkick puts him down back inside. Now the real YES Kicks have Bray in even more trouble as the fans are going nuts. The big kick to the head gets two and Daniel loads up the running dropkicks in the corner but Bray clotheslines him inside out for a very near fall.

    Sister Abigail is countered into a rollup for two and there's the YES Lock but Bray bites the hand for the break. Bray's superplex is countered with headbutts and Daniel hits a top rope splash to crush Wyatt. Daniel loads up the running knee but Bray bails to the floor. Bryan dives at him with the FLYING GOAT but Bray catches him in midair and hits a wicked Sister Abigail into the barricade. Sister Abigail connects for the pin at 21:37.

    The expert panel (HBK, Flair, Duggan) are impressed. Shawn seems fine after his fight with Bryan a few weeks ago.

    Paul Heyman says Brock wants a title shot and talks about how great Big Show is. It doesn't matter though as Brock is going to destroy him and then take over the WWE.

    We recap Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar. Show doesn't like Lesnar and is tired of him being a bully so tonight he's standing up to him. He also stuffed a Lesnar takedown attempt on Raw earlier this week to show how strong he was.

    Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show

    For once this is under regular rules. Brock takes him down before the bell like an MMA fight and just mauls Big Show before blasting him over and over with a chair. More chair shots put Show on the mat as Jerry butchers history, saying Big Show gave Brock his first loss at the 2002 Royal Rumble (it was the 2002 Survivor Series). Show is beaten down even more with chair shot after chair shot. The bell still hasn't rung.

    The referee runs from Brock and Big Show says ring the bell. Brock comes at him with the chair but walks into the KO Punch which knocks Lesnar silly. He rolls to the floor and Big Show throws him around with ease. Back in and Brock ducks another KO Punch and gets caught in the F5. Lesnar WALKS AROUND WITH BIG SHOW ON HIS SHOULDERS and hits the biggest F5 you'll ever see, making it more like an AA, for the pin at 2:05.

    Post match Brock destroys him with even more chair shots, each one louder than the last. He bends two chairs over Show's back so he goes to get a third and beats on Show's leg. Show is left in a heap after what was much more of a segment than a match.

    The Shield won't tell each other their numbers. Rollins says the only number that matters is three.

    Randy Orton says he'll beat John Cena tonight and send him to the back of the line. Renee Young mentions Batista, Brock Lesnar and Bray Wyatt wanting title shots. Orton: “Bray Wyatt? He's a Duck Dynasty reject.” The crowd laughs as Orton says it's not John Cena's night.

    We get a LONG recap of John Cena vs. Randy Orton. Randy beat him at TLC for the Undisputed Title in a TLC match but tonight it's one fall with no stipulations. On top of that Orton attacked Cena's father a few weeks ago on Raw to make it personal.

    WWE Title: Randy Orton vs. John Cena

    We're ready to go after the big match intros. The fans chant for Daniel Bryan and then that the match is boring. Cena takes him down with a headscissors and the chant shifts to the usual dueling Cena chants. Orton grabs a headlock and suplexes Cena down as the chants go to WE WANT ANGLE and Randy Savage. There's a Y2J chant.....AND CENA TRIES FOR A LIONTAMER! It shifts the chants to Undertaker as Orton suplexes Cena back inside for two.

    The fans think it's boring as we're in a chinlock less than five minutes into the match. They head outside with Cena being sent into the steps as the crowd is restless again. Back to the Bryan chant and Orton actually shouts that he's the champion and not Bryan. A nice DDT puts Cena down for two and the fans think both guys suck. Cena comes back with an electric chair for two and the shoulder blocks followed by the ProtoBomb. Orton counters the Shuffle with the powerslam but Cena comes back with his half nelson slam into a neckbreaker for two of his own.

    Cena loads up the top rope Fameasser but first has to block a superplex attempt before connecting for two. Orton throws him to the apron but Cena backdrops him to the floor to counter the Elevated DDT. The crowd has calmed down a bit now. Orton comes right back with the Elevated DDT on the floor and holds a finger to his ear for the crowd. Back inside and the RKO is countered into the STF as the crowd just does not care, probably because they know a title match isn't ending less than fifteen minutes in.

    Randy crawls over to the rope and gets in a shot to the head for a breather on the floor. Back in and Cena grabs another ProtoBomb followed by the Shuffle but Orton grabs the rope to block the AA. The referee gets bumped and there's the STF, making Randy tap but there's no referee. Randy hits him in the face with the belt for two as the doctor revives the referee.

    The fans think this is awful as an AA gets two for John. An RKO gets the same and the fans still don't buy that the match is ending yet. Orton poses as the fans say they want Divas. With nothing else to do, Orton puts Cena in the STF but Cena is quickly out and has Orton in a Crossface. That's countered into a rollup for two and Orton hits an AA (done more like Cena used to do it without going down) for two more.

    Cena of course hits an RKO for two of his own before loading up the middle rope AA, only to have Orton get free pretty quickly. A tornado DDT puts Orton down and sets up the STF in the middle of the ring....and cue the Wyatts. Cena chases them off but walks into the RKO for the pin at 20:53. Orton was surprised by the Wyatts being there.

    Cena is destroyed as Orton bails. Bray hits Sister Abigail after shouting BEHOLD THE CREATORS OF THE NEW WORLD.

    The New Age Outlaws tell Renee Young to put some more onto their intro. We look at the end of the preshow match and it's a new record for longest time between title reigns at 14 years. They have two words for Renee: new champs.

    We even get old school Rumble promos!

    Miz will do whatever it takes to headline Wrestlemania again.

    The Usos say only one can win and go to Wrestlemania.

    Langston is ready.

    Fandango wants to go to the Big Dance.

    Batista: “Exactly.”

    Sandow says insanity means trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. He won't make them again.

    Ryback says his unlimited energy takes him to Wrestlemania.

    Rey Mysterio says he'll shock the world again.

    Back to the expert panel. Shawn picks Shield or Punk. Flair picks Batista. Duggan picks.....Dolph Ziggler?

    Royal Rumble

    90 second entrants this year and it's Punk at #1 and Rollins at #2. Punk takes him back into the corner to start but Rollins puts him onto the top, only to be elbowed in the head. Punk comes back with strikes but Rollins just punches him into the face. A kick to Seth's ribs slows him down but he avoids a big kick to the face and hits a running dropkick. There's a running forearm in the corner but Punk comes back with the running knee. He calls for the GTS but gets caught by an enziguri. Punk kicks him in the face and both guys are down as Damien Sandow is in at #3.

    Sandow goes right for Punk as Rollins gets a breather. Punk gets double teamed but comes back with a neckbreaker to Rollins/DDT to Sandow combo to put both guys down. He tries to throw Rollins out but Sandow breaks it up. Cody Rhodes is in at #4, meaning people from earlier in the night can be in as well. He hits a quick Cross Rhodes on Damien but Seth prevents an elimination. Sandow charges at Punk and is backdropped out to get us back to three.

    Rollins gets double teamed but Kane is #5, wrestling in black dress pants. He goes right after Punk and stomps him down in the corner before hitting a nice side slam. Punk blocks the chokeslam with a high kick and throws Kane out with relative ease. Alexander Rusev, a Bulgarian monster from NXT, is in at #6. He immediately starts cleaning house but only throws Cody and Rollins to the apron. Alexander picks up Punk and throws him around with a fallaway slam and it's Jack Swagger at #7.

    Jack charges to the ring and hits a quick Vader Bomb on Rollins and Cody as the ring is filling up a bit. We get a showdown between Rusev and Swagger and the fans chant USA. Rusev takes over with a clothesline and a charge in the corner but Rollins takes Alexander's leg out and it's a triple team with everyone not named Punk stomping the Bulgarian. The fans are WAY into this.

    Kofi Kingston is in at #8 and you can feel the big save coming. He rolls into the ring and immediately punches Punk down but can't throw him out. Cody hits the Disaster Kick on Swagger as Kofi goes after Rusev, who he's been feuding with in NXT. Swagger has Rollins upside down in the corner but can't get him out. Jimmy Uso is in at #9 and hits a quick Bubba Bomb on Rollins and gets in shots on everyone else. Punk headbutts Jimmy and we get some good old fashioned racial sterotypes as it has no effect.

    Goldust is in at #10, giving us a group of Punk, Rollins, Rhodes, Kingston, Rusev, Swagger and Uso. He takes Rollins down with some right hands and hits the kneeling uppercut on Jimmy. Rusev punches the paint off Goldie's face to stop his momentum and eveyrone gangs up on Alexander again. We need some eliminations here. A big group of about five people get Rusev out in a showing that could have gone longer.

    Kofi is knocked to the apron and into Rusev's arms, so he lays him on the barricade and drives knees into Kingston's back. Kofi stands up on the barricade and tightropes across before jumping ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE APRON in an incredible athletic display. Ambrose (coming through the entrance) is in at #11. He goes right for Kofi and then Punk as Swagger is in big trouble but gets back inside. Things slow down a bit as Goldust slides back in under the ropes. Dolph Ziggler returns at #12.

    Ziggler speeds things up by pounding on everyone but is put on the apron in just a few seconds. The ring is really getting full as we need a monster to clear it out. Instead we get R-Truth at #13 but is double teamed by the two Shield members. They toss him to the apron and Ambrose kicks him out with ease. Jimmy goes up but gets kicked in the head, allowing Ambrose to shove him out as well. Kofi is on the apron but has to block a boot from Swagger. He holds onto it so long that he's literally hanging in by his feet and pulls Jack's boot off.

    Kevin Nash of all people is in at #14, giving us a group of Punk, Rollins, Nash, Ziggler, Ambrose, Goldust, Swagger, Rhodes and Kingston. Nash puts out Swagger as soon as he gets in but has to deal with Shield. Things slow down again and it's Roman Reigns in at #15 to put the entire Shield in the match. There's a spear to Cody and a headbutt to Nash's chest. Roman catches Trouble in Paradise and throws Kofi out but shrugs off the Zig Zag and hits a GREAT spear on Ziggler for a quick elimination.

    Nash is low bridged out by Reigns as well as the ring is rapidly emptying out. Goldust and Cody go after Reigns but Rollins makes a save. Great Khali is in at #16 and Shield is on him as he comes in. The giant shoves all of them down but a Superman Punch knocks him into the ropes, allowing all three of them to put Khali out. Goldust, Punk and Rhodes pair off with the three guys but Cody is sent to the floor, only to be accidentally knocked out by his brother. Reigns dumps Goldust and we're down to Punk vs. Shield.

    Things even up a lot as Sheamus returns at #17. Shield is right on him but the pale one fights them off and gets them all in different corners. There are the ten forearms to Ambrose's chest with the last one being to the exposed chest. An Irish Curse puts Rollins down and a Brogue Kick knocks Reigns silly. Sheamus stands tall but Reigns is dead weight. Rollins and Ambrose double team Sheamus and it's Miz at #18, giving us Shield, Punk, Sheamus and Miz.

    Everyone pairs off again but they all wind up in one corner. Punk has been down for a long time now but is likely just getting a breather. The clock is going very fast tonight as Fandango is in at #19. Shield swarms Sheamus as Fandango goes after Miz. Punk is still down in the corner. The fans want Daniel Bryan but get El Torito at #20. As in the little guy in the white bull costume.

    Naturally he beats up a few guys but Punk gives him a look that channels Miz by saying “really?” Punk grabs him by the head but gets caught in a freaking hurricanrana. Fandango runs him over (JBL: “PETA is going to be mad. I head Mantaur is his grandfather.”) but gets hurricanranaed to the apron and dropkicked out by the bull. Torito dives on Reigns like an idiot though and is LAUNCHED onto Fandango for his sixth elimination. We're back to Miz, Sheamus and Punk vs. Shield.

    Cesaro is in at #21 and picks Miz up for a quick Cesaro Swing. Punk gets one as well but Rollins and Ambrose break it up. Cesaro rams them into each other and swings Rollins until it's Luke Harper at #22. Reigns spears Cesaro down as things slow again. Rollins and Cesaro slug it out and Jey Uso is in at #23, giving us Shield, Sheamus, Miz, Jey, Punk, Cesaro and Harper. Speaking of Cesaro and Harper, they have a big power slugout with Harper kicking Cesaro's head off to take over.

    JBL of all people is in at #24 to a BIG pop and comes in wearing a full suit and tie. He yells at Cole to come take his coat, allowing Reigns to throw him out with ease. That's #7 for Reigns. Erick Rowan is in at #25 and teams up with Harper to dump Miz, leaving us Shield, the Wyatt Family, Miz, Punk, Sheamus, Cesaro and Jey Uso. Jey is kicked out by Harper and Shield stares down the Wyatts as Ryback is in at #26. Everyone brawls and Alberto Del Rio is #27.

    Nothing much happens until Batista is in for the big cleanup spot at #28. He's in very short shorts instead of trunks but still looks good. He clotheslines Rowan out and it's showdown time with Ryback. They slug it out and Cesaro has to dive out of the way of a launched Batista. Ryback is backdropped out by Big Dave but Del Rio clips Batista and kicks him in the head. Batista easily picks Alberto up and tosses him out though, right before Big E. Langston is in at #29.

    Langston starts with a nice belly to belly on Batista and a series of backbreakers to Sheamus. The fans start chanting YES as the clock is ticking down. #30 is.......Rey Mysterio, completely letting the air out of the arena. The final group is Punk, Shield, Harper, Sheamus, Cesaro, Mysteiro, Langston and Batista. Rey and Rollins try to eliminate each other but neither go out. Sheamus knocks out Langston to get us down to ten but the fans just do not care now.

    Rollins tosses Mysterio to a pop because he's not who the fans wanted to see. Rollins and Ambrose stomp Sheamus down in the corner and get Harper to the apron but Reigns Superman Punches him out. Ambrose tries to get rid of Reigns but can't quite do it, triggering an argument. Cesaro goes after both of them so Reigns dumps Cesaro, Rollins and Ambrose, which ties Kane's record of eleven. His reward is a spinebuster as we're down to four: Punk, Batista, Sheamus and Reigns.

    Make that three as Kane comes in and pulls Punk out before chokeslamming him through the table. The final three are Reigns, Batista and Sheamus who are all down as the fans chant for Mysterio. Everyone slowly gets back up and the fans boo this out of the building. This would be Sheamus' third straight final three by the way. Batista breaks up a spear to Sheamus as the NO chants begin. Sheamus rewards him with the Regal Roll but Batista ducks the Brogue Kick.

    A backdrop puts Sheamus on the apron and Reigns dumps him for the record at 12 eliminations. Batista thinks he dumps Reigns but Roman slides back in as we're down to two. Roman unzips the vest and stares Batista down as the fans are somewhat into this. They slug it out with Reigns taking over but Batista comes back with a spear. The fans are COMPLETELY behind Reigns here as he spears Batista right back. He's all fired up....but Batista easily throws him out for the win at 55:10, letting the air out of the arena again.

    The fans are not pleased as a lot of fireworks go off to end the show.

    Bray Wyatt b. Daniel Bryan – Sister Abigail
    Brock Lesnar b. Big Show – F5
    Randy Orton b. John Cena – RKO
    Batista won the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Roman Reigns

    Quick Results

    Monday Night Raw
    Shield b. Cody Rhodes/Goldust/Big E. Langston – Blackout to Langston
    Fandango b. Xavier Woods – Guillotine legdrop
    CM Punk b. Billy Gunn – GTS
    Alberto Del Rio b. Rey Mysteiro – Cross armbreaker
    Funkadactyls b. AJ Lee/Tamina Snuka – Small package to AJ
    Usos b. Wyatt Family – Rollup to Harper
    Randy Orton b. Kofi Kingston via DQ when John Cena interfered

    Adrian Neville b. Wesley Blake – Red Arrow
    Alexander Rusev b. Xavier Woods – Accolade
    Antonio Cesaro b. CJ Parker – Neutralizer
    Natalya b. Summer Rae – Sharpshooter
    Adrian Neville vs. Bo Dallas went to a time limit draw

    Impact Wrestling
    Gunner b. James Storm – Gunner grabbed the briefcase
    Austin Aries b. Chris Sabin – Brainbuster
    Kurt Angle b. Bobby Roode – Angle escaped the cage
    Samoa Joe b. Rockstar Spud – Koquina Clutch
    Magnus b. Sting – Michinoku Driver

    Big Show/Rey Mysterio b. Real Americans – Splash to Cesaro
    The Miz b. Wade Barrett – DDT
    AJ Lee b. Cameron – Shining Wizard
    Curtis Axel/Ryback b. Los Matadores – Rollup to Fernando
    Wyatt Family b. Prime Time Players – Discus lariat to Young
    Kofi Kingston b. Fandango – Trouble in Paradise
    Usos/Big E. Langston/Cody Rhodes/Goldust b. Shield/New Age Outlaws via DQ when all three members of Shield came into the ring

    Royal Rumble 2014
    Bray Wyatt b. Daniel Bryan – Sister Abigail
    Brock Lesnar b. Big Show – F5
    Randy Orton b. John Cena – RKO
    Batista won the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Roman Reigns

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