Welcome to the 2018 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE! We are live from the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia for this annual PPV Event!
The opening matchup of the night is going to be the Handicapped match for the WWE Championship.
WWE Championship Handicap Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
AJ Styles catches Kevin Owens outta nowhere with a roll up for a pinfall victory.
Winner: AJ Styles retains the WWE Championship
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: 2 out of 3 Falls
The Usos (c) vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
The Usos get the first fall.
The Usos get the second fall. Clean sweep back to back pinfalls, and the Usos retain.
Winners: The Usos retain their WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
The men’s Royal Rumble Match is up next.
30 Man Royal Rumble Match
Some surprise entrants included The Hurricane, Andrade “Cien” Almas, and Dolph Ziggler.
The final four men left in the match were John Cena, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Nakamura Eliminated Roman Reigns to win the 2018 Royal Rumble. After the match Shinsuke Nakamura challenged AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
The next match will be for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Match
Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan (c) vs. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
Cesaro gets the pinfall on Rollins.
Winners: The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) are the NEW RAW Tag Team Champions.
The Triple Threat Match for the Universal Title is up next…
WWE Universal Title Match
Braun Strowman vs. Kane vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
This match was brutal.
Brock Lesnar eventually connects with a F5 on a steel chair onto Kane for the pinfall victory retaining his Universal Title.
Winner: Brock Lesnar, and STILL WWE Universal Champion.
30 Woman Royal Rumble Match
Asuka eliminated Nikki Bella to win the first ever womens royal rumble match.
After the match Charlotte and Alexa Bliss enter the ring for Asuka to announce who she plans to face at WrestleMania 34. Then… RONDA ROUSEY’s music hits, and she comes out and gets in Asuka’s face.
She goes to shake hands, Asuka slaps it away. Rousey laughs and points to the WrestleMania sign, and leaves the ring, shaking hands with Stephanie McMahon on the way out.