Royal Rumble 2018 Results!

Happy Monday Superstars! Thank you for reading today’s recap post of the 2018 Royal Rumble that took place last night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it was a great kickoff to the Wrestlemania Season! Please keep in mind that spoilers of the event is inbound, so if you did not watch you may want to stop reading now. This is your official **Spoiler Alert, Spoiler Alert!**

WWE Championship Match –

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The first match of the night was the WWE Championship title match where champion AJ Styles fought against both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. This handicap match was a great way to begin the night and it delivered. Everything that we would expect from a handicap match was delivered and AJ Styles put on a “Phenomenal” showing. This match was weird for me as I like AJ Styles but I also Love Kevin Owens and his newly reunited friendship with Sami Zayn (although it pales in comparison to JeriKO lol). I was cooking during this match so I didn’t get the play by play, but from what I did watch, I was impressed.

Results: AJ Styles retains his title!

Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship Match-

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Next up was the SD Live Tag Team match where The Usos took on Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. The tag team division over at SD Live has been ramping up its game lately and Gable and Benjamin always put on a great show. I was still cooking so I didn’t see too much of this match.

Results: The Usos retain their title

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I was pleasantly surprised that the Men’s Royal Rumble was 3rd on the card. Normally this will be the main event match, but WWE had other plans in store. The 1st 2 starting Superstars were Rusev and Finn Balor, who both lasted pretty long in the match. We had a few surprises with the NXT Champion Andrade Cien Almas entering the rumble and Sami Zayn taking out Tye Dillinger at number 10 to enter in his place. I was very surprised when “ BURN IT DOWNNNNNN” played and my husband came running down the ramp in fire and flames pants. One moment that was fantastic for me (albeit predictable) was when Roman Reigns eliminated Seth Rollins and they exchanged looks of understanding… Seth I love you, but you did have that coming lol. Number 30 wasn’t the shocker that we all wanted, but Dolph Ziggler coming in was cool. Another highlight was the warm up match for a few Superstars where they came down the ramp and hit Heath Slater lol.

 Here’s the rumble entry order:

  1. Rusev
  2. Finn Balor
  3. Rhyno
  4. Baron Corbin
  5. Heath Slater
  6. Elias
  7. WWE NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas
  8. Bray Wyatt
  9. Big E
  10. Tye Dillinger (spot stolen by Sami Zayn)
  11. Sheamus
  12. Xavier Woods
  13. Apollo Crews
  14. Shinsuke Nakamura
  15. Cesaro
  16. Kofi Kingston
  17. Jinder Mahal
  18. RAW Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins
  19. Matt Hardy
  20. John Cena
  21. “The Hurricane” Shane Helms
  22. Aiden English
  23. Adam Cole
  24. Randy Orton
  25. Titus O’Neil
  26. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz
  27. Rey Mysterio
  28. Roman Reigns
  29. Goldust
  30. Dolph Ziggler

Results: Nakamura is going to Wrestlemania!

Raw Tag Team Championship Match-

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After the rumble, my husband and half of the Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins took on the Bar with a cameo from Jason Jordan. I can’t stand Jordan and I hate that he costs Seth Rollins matches over and over and over again. I say cameo because if you did watch, Jordan spent most of the match laying by the side of the ring holding his head smh. Seth fought a great match against the bar until Jason tagged himself in and immediately tagged himself back out. I can’t stand him, really. I did like the match and Seth pulled out a move that I haven’t seen in a while.

Results: The Bar are the new Raw Tag Team Champions.

Universal Championship Match –

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The triple threat match between champion Brock Lesner, Braun Strowman and Kane. This match was great with all the roughness that a WWE fan would expect. Braun dominated early putting everyone through tables and rising like a beast when he was put through one by the Beast. Brock took Braun to Suplex City  and Kane was handing out chokeslams like hotcakes. What more could you want?

Results: Brock Lesner Retains -_-

Women’s Royal Rumble Match

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Firstly, I was surprised and excited when I realized that the Women’s match would be the main event of the Royal Rumble. There’s so many talented Superstars and it was an amazing match all around. The starting women were Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. I was extremely impressed with the women’s rumble and when Lita came in at number 5 I jumped off the sofa screaming, “I knew it, I knew it!” There were many surprise entrants like Molly Holly and Kelly Kelly that had me geeking out. When Nikki Bella came out I was clapping my hands and I looked to my friend and said, I wonder if Brie will come out? Sure enough Brie came out next! Number 30 for the Women’s match was a surprise as Trish Stratus came out. I thought it would be Ronda Rousey but it’s ok.

Here’s the Entrance Order:

  1. Sasha Banks
  2. Becky Lynch
  3. Sarah Logan
  4. Mandy Rose
  5. WWE Hall of Famer Lita
  6. Kairi Sane
  7. Tamina Snuka
  8. Dana Brooke
  9. Torrie Wilson
  10. Sonya Deville
  11. Liv Morgan
  12. Molly Holly
  13. Lana
  14. Michelle McCool
  15. Ruby Riott
  16. Vickie Guerrero
  17. Carmella
  18. Natalya
  19. Kelly Kelly
  20. Naomi
  21. WWE Hall of Famer Jacqueline Moore
  22. Nia Jax
  23. WWE NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon
  24. WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix
  25. Asuka
  26. Mickie James
  27. Nikki Bella
  28. Brie Bella
  29. Bayley
  30. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

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Results: No One Is Ready For Asuka!

But wait… there’s more! Charlotte and Alexa Bliss came in the ring so that Asuka could select her opponent for Wrestlemania. Before she could choose RONDA ROUSEY came out! Yes, that’s right! I knew it, I knew it, Ronda Rousey is in the WWE! Hopefully more will be announced tonight on Monday Night Raw.  20180128_RoyalRumble_RumbleWomen_Photo_Rousey_Asuka--424573cb447ced0f92c9b827be5e4104

 

Highlights:

  • Naomi’s tricks to get back in the ring without being eliminated
  • The pancake barrage by The New Day
  • Nakamura’s win and his decision to face AJ Styles at Wrestlemania
  • The Generations stare between Cena, Orton and Rey Mysterio versus Roman, Finn and Nakamura.

 

It was a great Rumble and 10X better than last year. The matches were good and the results were pretty good as well. I can’t wait to see Monday Night Raw tonight and hopefully, Ronda Rousey will be back! What did you think of the event? What were your favorite matches? What are your predictions for the fallout this week and what are your Wrestlemania Predictions? Let’s talk Royal Rumble!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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2018 WWE Royal Rumble Predictions!

Happy Saturday Superstars and suit up for the first WWE Predictions and event of 2018; The Royal Rumble! The RUmble is the start of the Road to Wrestlemania and it will be held in Philadelphia this year. There are a few exciting matches that I am definitely excited for like the Women’s Rumble Match and the 2 on 1 Handicap WWE championship match, so I’m hoping 2018 will start off with a bang.

The Smackdown Live Champions The Usos will take on Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin for the Tag Team Titles

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The Smackdown match will be 2 out of 3 falls where the first team to gain 2 pinfalls or submissions will win the title. I haven’t watched the build up of this match but I know that Shelton and Gable have been causing a ruckus in the Tag Team division on Raw. The Usos held the Tag Titles for most of 2017 so I’m looking for a change here.

Results: Shelton and Gable become the new Tag Team Champions!

 

Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan will take on The Bar Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Titles –

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The Raw Tag Team Champions are the rag tag team of Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan. On their first night as partners, they took down the Bar and secured the Raw Tag Titles (even though this annoyed me). The Bar gets their rematch in Philly at the Royal Rumble and they’re out for blood. With the mistakes by Jordan, can this team pull off another win?I’m waiting for the inevitable full heel turn of Jason Jordan to Seth, but I don’t think it’s going to happen here.

Results: Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan Retain.

 

Triple Threat for the Universal Championship between Champion Brock Lesner, Braun Strowman and Kane

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This match is one that I’m not wanting to watch, but I do want there to FINALLY be a change in the Universal Champion. I look for this match to be physical and good, but I’m so tired of Brock being champion that it’s ridiculous. Pleaseeee WWE…. Give the title to Braun Strowman!

Results: Braun Strowman will liberate the Universal Championship so that we can see it on Raw, sheesh.

 

WWE Championship Handicap Match with champion AJ Styles taking on challengers Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn –

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I’m a bit upset that I didn’t watch the build-up to this match because I love all 3 Superstars. The reunion of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (with Zayn turning heel) was a great move by the WWE and it’s one of the highlights for Smackdown. AJ Styles has been an incredible champion and has really elevated Smackdown. Will the Phenomenal One retain his title or will we see the first ever Co-WWE Title Champions.

Results: AJ Styles retains

 

Womens Royal Rumble Match

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For the first time ever, the women of both Smackdown Live and Monday Night Raw will go head to head in a royal rumble match. I’m very excited about this match and as a woman, I have high expectations. This has been the first time that I have truly enjoyed the women’s division matches and I love seeing the growth that each Superstar is making. We are going to see some of the greatest women mix it up like Asuka, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch and Naomi! We’re in for a great treat and as with all Royal Rumble matches, the last woman standing gets a title shot at Wrestlemania. I look forward to seeing entrants from NXT like Shayna Bazler or Ember Moon. I also look to see Ronda Rousey at number 30… come on WWW, give the people what they want lol!

Results: Yikes! I don’t know. I assume that it will be Asuka, but who knows lol.

 

Mens Royal Rumble Match

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The Men’s Royal Rumble match is going to be littered with Raw and Smackdown Superstars with the same format as the Women’s match. This will surely be the main event of the night as it is  the headliner. Here are some of my predictions for the match. I think Daniel Bryan will enter the Royal Rumble! It’s been rumored that he’s cleared and with the tension between him and Shane on Smackdown, I can see the GM versus the Commissioner being a storyline going into Wrestlemania. Did anyone else notice that CM Punk was in the RAW 25th Anniversary packages? Yes, they were only flashbacks, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Punk enter the rumble.

Results: I have NO IDEA! My co-workers are going with Nakamura and my friends are going with Roman Reigns. I really can’t say and I really don’t know. I’ll say Finn Balor so that I can have some sort of prediction.

 

Those are my quick predictions for tomorrow’s Royal Rumble match! What are your predictions? Which matches are you looking forward to? Let’s Talk wwe!

 

-Luna 🙂