30 Man WWE Royal Rumble: WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns defends against 29 other competitors.
Number 28 is Dolph Ziggler. He hit the ring and nailed the Famouser on Jericho. He followed up with a big DDT. Miz hit the ring and tried to toss Dolph. Ziggler saved himself but was caught in the Skull Crushing Finale. Ziggler was tossed but again saved himself Miz tossed Jericho in the corner and nailed his sitting clothesline in the buckles. Number 29 is Sheamus. As Sheamus returned, Roman attacked him from behind. He was booed as he tossed all sorts of people around. He tossed Miz over the top.
Miz is eliminated. Number is 30 is Triple H. He stood in the aisle with a long staredown with Roman. So, the final combatants are Roman, Jericho, Sheamus, Ambrose, Bray, HHH and Ziggler. HHH entered the ring. He and Roman jawed. Ziggler charged but was kicked and nailed with a Pedigree. Bray went after Roman and was speared. You could hear a “Triple H” chant as they started to brawl back and forth. Reigns nailed him with the knee to the face and went for the Pedigree. Roman slipped out but Sheamus returned to the ring and nailed him. Everyone battled. Jericho nailed the Lionsault on Bray. He was snapped with the Zig Zag. Ziggler superkicked HHH over the top but he held on. Ziggler nailed him with the Famouser. He charged but was tossed over the top by HHH.
Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated.
Winner: Triple H
Dolph Ziggler versus Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae)
They lock up and Breeze with an arm drag and Breeze goes to the turnbuckles to pose. They lock up again and Ziggler with a single leg take down. Ziggler with an arm bar and arm drag. Ziggler mocks Breeze’s pose on the turnbuckles. Breeze misses a splash and Ziggler with a drop kick and he clotheslines Breeze over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler chases after Breeze and Breeze uses Summer to block Ziggler. Breeze tries to get out of the ring and he grabs the ring skirt. Breeze sends Ziggler throat first into the ropes and Ziggler goes to the floor.
Breeze sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Breeze with a kick to Ziggler in the ropes. Breeze chokes Ziggler in the ropes and connects with a cross face. Breeze with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Breeze goes for the knee and Ziggler kicks him away. Breeze with a single leg crab. Ziggler gets to the ropes and Breeze goes to the turnbuckles but Ziggler meets Breeze with a drop kick. Breeze misses a punch and Ziggler with two clotheslines followed by a splash and neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Breeze avoids a Fameasser and Breeze gets a near fall. Breeze blocks another Fameasser attempt and Ziggler with a sunset flip. Ziggler and Breeze exchange near falls. Ziggler with punches and an Irish whip and a face plant to Breeze.
Ziggler sets for a super kick but Breeze blocks it and Breeze tries for an Unprettier but Ziggler with a back slide for a near fall. Breeze avoids a super kick and goes to the apron. Breeze with a kick to the knee and he hits the Unprettier for the three count.
Winner: Tyler Breeze
Kickoff Show Match: Neville, Cesaro, and Dolph Ziggler versus Wade Barrett, Sheamus, and Rusev
Sheamus and Neville start things off and they lock up. Sheamus punches Neville and connects with a European uppercut. Neville goes through the legs and kicks Sheamu and goes for the kick to the temples but Sheamus moves. Neville with an enzuigiri and Cesaro tags in. Cesaro with a slam and then Neville goes off Cesaro’s back with a corkscrew splash and a near fall. Neville tags back in and he kicks Sheamus. Sheamus with a hard Irish whip and he follows with a knee and he tags in Barrett. Barrett kicks Neville and punches him. Rusev tags in and he punches Neville and kicks him. Rusev with a head but and kick. Rusev with a kick and Sheamus tags in and hits a European uppercut. Neville with punches and Sheamus with a forearm. Sheamus tries for a suplex but Neville lands on his feet and he tags in Ziggler who punches Sheamus. Ziggler with a flying forearm and splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker and leaping elbow drop. Ziggler goes for a Fameasser but Sheamus blocks it for a moment and tries for a power bomb but Ziggler counters into a Fameasser for a near fall. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick to Ziggler and Sheamus rolls over to cover Ziggler but it was not enough to prevent Ziggler from kicking out. We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches but Barrett sends Ziggler to the mat. Barrett with a knee drop and a knee to the back. Barrett with a surfboard. Ziggler with punches and a head butt. Ziggler tries to float over after an Irish whip and Barrett catches him and kicks Ziggler in the midsection.
Sheamus tags in and he punches Ziggler in the corner. Rusev tags in and he kicks Ziggler. Rusev distracts the referee and Barrett and Sheamus attack Ziggler. Rusev taunts Ziggler, telling him to tag but Rusev stops Ziggler and punches him. Rusev with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall. Sheamus tags in and he punches Ziggler in the midsection. Sheamus sets for a suplex and he throws Ziggler to the mat. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT and both men are down. Rusev tags back in and he keeps Ziggler from making the tag. Rusev misses a splash into the turnbuckles and he goes over the turnbuckles and to the floor. Ziggler crawls across the ring to tag in Cesaro and he succeeds while Barrett tags in. Cesaro with a clothesline to Barrett and a boot to Sheamus. Cesaro with a running European uppercut followed by five running European uppercuts and Irish whips. Cesaro with a boot to Barrett. Barrett with an Irish whip and Cesaro goes to the apron. Cesaro with a boot to Barrett and a cannonball off the apron onto Sheamus. Cesaro with a running European uppercut to Rusev on the floor followed by one to Sheamus. Cesaro with a cross body onto Barrett for a near fall. Cesaro signals for the swing but he back drops Rusev when he tries to interfere. Neville with a dive onto Rusev and Sheamus. Ziggler with a super kick to Barrett and Cesaro with the giant swing to Barrett. Cesaro tags in Neville who goes up top for the Red Arrow and the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, and Neville
Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler (with Summer Rae)
Ziggler had new sleek looking long black tights. They had a good back and forth brawl early. Ziggler was playing come from behind babyface as Rusev mauled him. He began screaming about Lana in Russian to Ziggler, which started chants for Lana from the crowd. Ziggler was able to slam Rusev and then avoided a charge, which le to Rusev hitting himself in the corner. The referee began counting both competitors down.
Ziggler came to life with action including a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. He scored a one count after an elbowdrop. Ziggler scored several near falls and went to the top. Rusev crotched him and nailed Ziggler but wasn’t able to keep him down for a three count. Ziggler leapt on his back with the sleeper. Rusev slammed him backwards into the buckles and tossed Ziggler off, but Dolph rebounded and scored a two count following a DDT. Ziggler went for a superkick but Rusev nailed his spinkick. Rusev thought he scored a three count but it was only a two count. Rusev threw a tantrum when he realized he hadn’t won. He called for the Accolade but Ziggler slipped out and nailed a superkick for a two count. Summer Rae got on the ropes and screamed at Ziggler. He rebounded off the ropes and she bounced into the ring. The referee threw her out of ringside. As all that was going on, she threw a shoe at the ring. It hit Rusev and distracted him. Ziggler nailed the ZigZag and scored the pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Rusev (with Summer Rae) versus Dolph Ziggler (with Lana)
Rusev says something to Ziggler and Ziggler punches Rusev. Rusev with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back. Rusev tries for a suplex but Ziggler gets to his feet and he hits a drop kick. Ziggler with punches and then he goes to the turnbuckles and punches Rusev. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and hits the ring post when Rusev moves. Rusev kicks Ziggler and connects wit a series of elbow drops. Rusev gets a near fall. Rusev with a round kick to the chest. Rusev yells at Ziggler as he stands over Dolph. Rusev with a bear hug. Ziggler with a head butt so Rusev adds more pressure to the bear hug. Ziggler tries to rake the eyes and Rusev screams something in Bulgarian. Ziggler with punches and head butts to escape the hold. Ziggler with a drop kick and then Rusev catches Ziggler and hits a urange for a near fall. Ziggler with punches but Rusev does not go down. Rusev with punches and he presses Ziggler over his head. Ziggler is able to counter and hits a DDT. Both men are down. Ziggler punches Rusev and Rusev punches back. They go back and forth and Rusev sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Rusev moves. Ziggler with running clotheslines followed by a Stinger Splash and neck breaker.
Ziggler with the long distance dedication for the leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Rusev goes up top but Ziggler climb up top and hits a Super X Factor for a near fall. Ziggler goes for the super kick but Rusev blocks it. Rusev with a Saito suplex and a flip senton for a near fall.
Rusev does the stomp to set up for the jumping side kick. Ziggler moves out of the way and Ziggler tries for a Fameasser but Rusev catches him and Ziggler with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ziggler with a sleeper and he gets on Rusev’s back. Rusev gets to the ropes but Ziggler does not release the hold. Rusev backs Ziggler into the corner and the hold is finally released. Ziggler moves on a splash by Rusev in the corner and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Rusev pushes Ziggler away on two Zig Zag attempts. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick and he stomps on the back. Rusev applies the Accolade and Lana gets in front of Ziggler and Rusev. Summer comes over and Lana slaps Summer. Rusev releases the hold and then Ziggler goes to the floor. Rusev holds Ziggler and says something to Lana. Summer attacks Lana from behind and Rusev smiles. Ziggler with a super kick as the referee continues the count and Rusev lands on the announce table. The referee makes the ten count and neither man is in the ring.
Winner: Double Count Out
After the match: Rusev sends Ziggler back into the ring and Ziggler with a double leg take down and he punches Ziggler. Summer grabs Ziggler and punches him. Lana comes in and we have a pile up in the ring. Ziggler and Rusev put their issues aside and they pull Summer and Lana apart.
Randy Orton vs. Neville vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns
Everyone battled to start off the match. Kingston pulled a ladder into the ring immediately to try and retrieve the briefcase while everyone else was fighting. That led to everyone stopping and going after him while trying to scramble up themselves. Sheamus and Kane cleared the ring. Sheamus nailed Kane and went to the top but Kane pulled him down and nailed him. Ziggler charged but was caught. Kane went for a chokeslam but Ziggler slipped out and nailed a DDT. Ziggler went to the top but was pulled down by Sheamus. Ziggler went for a DDT but Sheamus shoved him off and nailed White Noise. Reigns tried to return to the ring but was kneed back down to the floor. Sheamus went to the floor and slammed Orton into the barricade.
Several ladders were placed in the corner. Sheamus went for White Noise on Kingston but he slippped out and nailed several kicks. Kingston went off the top but was caught and slammed. Neville nailed a missile dropkick on Sheamus but was blasted by a Kofi kick. Kingston then nailed Sheamus with a spinning kick to the head. Kingston set up the ladder in the center of the ring but was confronted by Neville. They battled in the corner. Neville monkeyflipped him but Kingston landed on his feet and ascended the ladder. Neville followed on the other side and they battled. Reigns hit the scene and took them out. Reigns went to position the ladder but was attacked from behind by Kingston. Reigns slammed him on a ladder bridged in the corner. Neville went for a rana but was caught and powerbombed atop of Kingston and the ladder. Reigns climbed up but Kane attacked him. Kane climbed up but Orton nailed him. Orton went up but Kingston followed. Orton nailed an RKO on Kingston. Neville leapt onto the ladder but Randy nailed him with an RKO. Continue reading