Royal Rumble has always been a very anticipated event of WWE, especially because of the thirty man Royal Rumble match. Some say Royal Rumble is the best WWE event ever. Let us give a quick at the matches that had been listed in the match card
WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SHIP – BROCK LESNAR VS. JOHN CENA VS. SETH ROLLINS (TRIPLE THREAT MATCH)
Continuing one of the most physically intense rivalries in WWE history, John Cena will attempt to capture his 16th World Title when he challenges WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar for sports-entertainment’s top crown at Royal Rumble 2015. However, Cena won’t be the only challenger, as the returning Authority has added Seth Rollins to the mix of what is now a Triple Threat Match for WWE’s top prize.
The championship bout was supposed to mark the final chapter in the epic rivalry between the two dominant Superstars. It would have been their third one-on-one battle since SummerSlam, where the nearly 300-pound Anomaly decimated Cena in a one-sided beatdown. The Cenation leader rebounded in a rematch the following month at Night of Champions and appeared to be on the brink of victory when Rollins interfered, leading to Lesnar’s disqualification and title retention. Rollins then attempted to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, only for Cena to foil his plans.
Cena went on to defeat Randy Orton inside Hell in a Cell in October, earning the No. 1 contendership, before leading a team of Superstars to remove The Authority from power at Survivor Series. The 15-time World Champion defended his positioning as top contender at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs ﾅ and Stairs in a Tables Match victory over Rollins.
All the while, Mr. Money in the Bank had been scheming to get Cena, the only person with the authority to do so, to put Triple H & Stephanie McMahon back in power. His devious machinations finally paid off on the last Raw of 2014, when he had his boot across the neck of WWE Hall of Famer Edge, threatening to cripple the retired Rated-R Superstar. The disgusting act left Cena with no choice but to reinstate The Authority.
As a reward for his loyalty and diligence in ushering their return, The Authority inserted Rollins into the championship match. Triple H described it as a “bonus” for The Standard Bearer.
In the midst of all this, Lesnar was waiting in the wings. The champion had been conspicuous by his absence since Night of Champions, returning on the Dec. 15, 2014, edition of Raw with Paul Heyman to aid Rollins in defeating Cena in a Steel Cage Match. The fearsome Lesnar should be well-rested and ready to show the world why he holds the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS VS. THE MIZ & DAMIEN MIZDOW: The Miz & Damien Mizdow ended 2014 on a sour note, but the self-proclaimed “A-lister” and his stunt double will try to reverse their bad fortunes when they challenge WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos at Royal Rumble.
It was on the final Raw of 2014 that Jimmy & Jey Uso recaptured the titles from The Miz & Mizdow. From there, the night only grew worse for the Superstar with the moneymaker and his loyal impersonator, as they fell to the debuting Ascension, bringing their record to 0-2 for the evening.
With the WWE Tag Team Championship on the line Jan. 25, The Miz & Mizdow have the opportunity to not only reclaim the titles – becoming two-time champions in the process – but also upend their arch rivals. The two duos have competed in a number of highly competitive singles and tag team matches in recent months. During that time, their rivalry even seemed to entangle Jimmy’s wife Naomi, whose music career, The Miz tried convincing, would benefit from The Awesome One’s Hollywood contacts.
PAIGE & NATALYA VS. THE BELLA TWINS: Paige says she doesn’t need any friends in the cutthroat world of Divas competition, but if she hopes to emerge victorious at Royal Rumble, she will have to put her trust in Natalya when the two dynamic Divas team to take on a common enemy: The Bella Twins.
Though their relationship has had its share of ups and downs recently (thanks in no small part to the meddlesome ways of Natalya’s husband, Tyson Kidd, who caused Paige a pivotal loss last week), The Diva of Tomorrow and The Queen of Harts seem to be united in one thing: their disdain for Divas Champion Nikki and twin sister Brie.
Since the start of 2015, Paige and Natalya have each managed to upend Nikki in non-title singles matches. In each case, their wins were partly enabled by the presence of the other at ringside. Paige neutralized Brie at ringside on the Jan. 5 edition of Raw, paving the way for Natalya to pin Nikki. The following night on Main Event, The Diva of Tomorrow scored a victory of her own over Nikki when Natalya stopped an interfering Brie.
Things hit a snag the following week when Kidd accompanied Natalya to ringside for a bout between Paige and Brie and stepped onto the ring apron, distracting Paige and causing her to lose. Afterward, the enraged raven-haired Diva insisted she didn’t need friends and called Kidd an “idiot,” but nonetheless aided Natalya in beating Nikki on SmackDown days later.
THE 2015 ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH: The start of a new year means new opportunities for the WWE roster, and there’s none bigger than the Royal Rumble Match. WWE’s annual over-the-top rope extravaganza is rapidly approaching, which means 30 Superstars will soon be battling it out to earn a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All – WrestleMania 31.
The rules of the Royal Rumble Match are simple. Two Superstars will begin the match, with a new combatant entering the fray every 90 seconds. The only way a competitor can be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope and have both feet touch the arena floor. The match’s unique rules often force Superstars to use every fiber in their being to hang on to the ropes and remain in the bout, or come up with creative, sometimes gravity-defying ways of avoiding the ground.
The following Superstars have already been named official entrants in this year’s 30-Superstar brawl:
United States Champion Rusev
Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett
THE NEW DAY VS. CESARO, TYSON KIDD & ADAM ROSE – ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF MATCH: Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods will face the budding alliance of Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Adam Rose in an Elimination Match on the Royal Rumble Kickoff, airing live Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
Rose has stuck close to Cesaro & Kidd since the duo, while disguised as Rosebuds, helped him score a victory over Big E on the Jan. 5 Raw before destroying the member of The New Day. Cesaro & Kidd continued to gel together in the weeks that followed, but The New Day managed to get the better of their new rivals in the ring, including a stunning victory by Big & Kingston on the Jan. 19 Raw.
With the trios squaring off in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on the first Kickoff of 2015, though, all six Superstars hope to start the year in strong fashion.
The Royal Rumble Kickoff will also feature a panel of Renee Young, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. Booker T announced on Twitter this week that he will interview fellow Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as part of the festivities.
THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS VS. THE ASCENSION: This Sunday at Royal Rumble, The Ascension won’t be insulting legends – they’ll be facing them.
The brash rookies have thrashed the competition and riled up the old guard since arriving in WWE, and at Royal Rumble, Viktor & Konnor will battle one of the most dominant teams of a bygone era when they take on The New Age Outlaws.
From the moment they triumphed over The Miz & Damien Mizdow in their Raw debut weeks back, The Ascension have not only been on a warpath, but they’ve also ruffled feathers by taking potshots at their predecessors, claiming to be better than pioneering pairings like Demolition, Legion of Doom and Powers of Pain.
On Raw Reunion, however, The Ascension’s trash talk seemingly caught up with them as they ran afoul of three of the Monday Night War’s most successful teams, The New World Order, The APA and The New Age Outlaws. Moments after the six legends ran Viktor & Konnor out of the ring, the WWE Universe learned Billy Gunn & Road Dogg will have the next opportunity to shut up the imposing newcomers when the two teams meet this Sunday.