Published: Mon, January 30, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

The winners and losers at the WWE Royal Rumble last night

The winners and losers at the WWE Royal Rumble last night

The main event of the night was the 30 man Royal Rumble where the victor gets a title shot at WrestleMania, the biggest night in sports entertainment. "It's true, it's damn true that Angle, telegraphed return or not, would get the pop of the night as soon as his theme hits, and even though his body has been breaking down on him, I would be shocked if he doesn't hit the ring to a medley of cheers and "YOU SUCK!" Cesaro looked in control for a win but Anderson interrupted him.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson defeated Cesaro & Sheamus to win the title. The first match is between Sasha Banks and Nia Jax, who have been feuding since the Raw episode after WWE Roadblock: End of the Line.

Charlotte plays the heel role so effectively in this first of a (presumably) series of matches against Bayley. Charlotte began to bleed during the course of the match. Bayley recently defeated Charlotte in a WWE Raw episode but the WWE Raw Women's Champion has never lost in a PPV event. Putting Y2J in the shark cage prevents the problem of having Jericho at ringside helping his best friend, Kevin Owens. After brawling in the crowd, Roman Reigns was hit by a frog splash onto a table outside. Owens threw Reigns into the stairs and pulled a pile of chairs from under the ring.

Following the match-which was eventually won by Owens thanks to help from Braun Strowman-Austin took to Twitter to critique Owens' version of his patented move.

Baron Corbin provided some relief after he finally eliminated Strowman, and the match really picked up in the latter stages when the big names finally arrived. Nevulle took down reigning champion Rich Swann with an Iron Maiden.

Styles has been a phenomenal champion since defeating Dean Ambrose at "Backlash" last September, but there's something about Cena's new persona since his return that's intriguing. Yes, Randy Orton won the 2017 Royal Rumble. John Cena reversed Styles' calf crusher with the STF.

Although Styles beating Cena cheap won't appease everyone, it is perhaps the ideal scenario if the plan is to keep the title on Styles while extending the feud through the Elimination Chamber match in the process. Styles bounced back with a tremendous backbreaker on Cena, setting him up for another Styles Clash.

In an exciting battle, John Cena pinned AJ Styles to win the WWE title. Cena has officially tied Ric Flair's record for world title reigns, according to WWE. However, the big get would, without a doubt, be Kenny Omega, who just had one of the greatest matches of all time at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 11.

Sky Q: Press Home on your Sky Q remote, select TV guide, then Box Office and then WWE Royal Rumble.

Thankfully for the owners of the Alamodome, Reigns did not win the overall match and thus create a riot inside the stadium, as Orton eliminated the Samoan star to win the match. After all, the person would be following Goldberg and The Undertaker, so this had to be some incredible surprise, right? Undertaker in the middle of the ring, staring down Goldberg.

Ortan, who recently became a part of the Wyatt family, teamed up with Bray to knock out Reigns.

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