Greatest Royal Rumble Results, Images And Talking Points
Venue : KING ABDULLAH SPORTS CITY STADIUM
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
🌐 The Greatest Royal Rumble card includes the first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match
Order Of Entrance
NUMBER 50 our last entrant is Chris Jericho!
NUMBER 49…is Big Cass!
NUMBER 48…is Shelton Benjamin!
NUMBER 47…is Shane McMahon! Kevin Owens doesn’t look too pleased.
Daniel Bryan has set a new record for the longest stay in a Royal Rumble – at one hour and five minutes.
NUMBER 46…is Kevin Owens!
NUMBER 45…is The Great Khali!
NUMBER 44…is Bobby Lashley!
NUMBER 43…is Curt Hawkins! He doesn’t want to get in the ring, and tries to run away but Braun chases him down and drags him to the ring.
NUMBER 42…is Tye Dillinger!
HE’S OUTTA THERE!
Strowman launches Babatunde and Dan Matha out immediately! And Big E and Heath Slater for good measure.
NUMBER 41…is BRAUUUUUNNN Strowman
NUMBER 40…is NXT prospect Dan Matha!
NUMBER 39…is Titus O’Neill!
Not a particularly smooth entrance – he tripped over and slid under the ring!
NUMBER 38…is Baron Corbin!
Number 37…is Babatunde!
NUMBER 36…is Heath Slater!
NUMBER 35…is the Viper! Randy Orton ,
NUMBER 34…is Roderick Strong!
NUMBER 33…is Apollo Crews! Karl Anderson!
NUMBER 31..is Big E! And he makes a big impression, initially with some pancakes, and then by eliminating Tucker Knight.
NUMBER 30..is Tyler Breeze! But he’s straight out – at the hands of Mojo Rawley.
NUMBER 29…is Mojo Rawley! And straight away he knocks out Fandango!
NUMBER 28!…is Rey Mysterio! Booyaka booyaka!
NUMBER 27…is Chad Gable!
NUMBER 26…is Fandango!
NUMBER 25…is Bobby Roode!
NUMBER 24…is Tucker Knight! From the NXT tag team Heavy Machinery.
NUMBER 23…is Drew Gulak!
NUMBER 22…is Rhyno!
NUMBER 21…is Luke Gallows!
NUMBER 20…is Elias! And he has his guitar with him!
NUMBER 19…is Konnor from the Ascension!
NUMBER 18..is Goldust!
NUMBER 17…is Scott Dawson!
NUMBER 16…is Kurt Angle! To a huge crowd reaction.
NUMBER 15…is Bo Dallas!
Number 14…is Xavier Woods! We have two New Day members now.
Number 13,Primo Colon! – 12, Hornswoggle
NUMBER 12…is Hornswoggle!
And the first thing he does is help eliminate Wilder!
NUMBER 11…is Dash Wilder from the Revival!
NUMBER 10…is the premier athlete, Tony Nese!
NUMBER NINE…is Kofi Kingston!
NUMBER EIGHT…is Viktor from the Ascension! And is swiftly knocked out by Bryan.
NUMBER SEVEN..is Hiroki Sumi!S Er…
NUMBER SIX…is Mike Kanellis!
And he’s immediately eliminated by Mark Henry, for what could be a new record.
NUMBER FIVE…is Mark Henry!
NUMBER FOUR…is Curtis Axel!
NUMBER Three! is Sin Cara!, 2 was Dolph Ziggler!, NUMBER One – Daniel Bryan!
🌐 John Cena vs. Triple H
Winner : John Cena
Both men look in great shape from unset, with The Game takes an early advantage by overpowering Cena at a lock-up.This crowd is RED HOT and completely behind John Cena. We just got a huge pop for a one-count at a pin attempt by him.
Tentative start so far. We’ve had an old-school test of strength and plenty of ‘feeling out’…But Cena gets one back, does his “you can’t see me” taunt and the crowd goes wild!
Let’s make it short. Triple H transitions an STF into a crossface but Cena picks him up and hits a huge AA! A slingshot into the corner and another AA and that’s it! Cena kicks things off with a win!
🌐 The Undertaker vs. Rusev in a Casket Match
Winner : The Undertaker
English is rolled into the casket alongside Rusev. And Undertaker slams the lid shut!
English hits the ring before Taker can close the lid and takes a HUGE chokeslam and a Tombstone piledriver.
But not a second one! Taker ducks a Rusev clothesline and hits a picture perfect chokeslam before rolling Rusev into the casket.
But Rusev avoids the chokeslam!
Rusev attempts the Accolade but Taker breaks out of it. Rusev calls for the casket to be opened but as he does, the Undertaker sits up!
Taker gets back on top but Rusev responds with a superb spinning heel kick to retake the momentum.
Taker rolls Rusev into the casket! But Aiden English stops him from closing the lid and the distraction lasts long enough for Rusev to climb out.
When the action returns to the ring, Rusev levels the Dead Man with a massive Machka Kick and rocks him with a series of corner punches.
Rusev enjoys a brief attacking flurry but Taker is soon back on the front foot and delivers a devastating apron leg drop!
As you would expect, it’s all Undertaker. The Bulgarian Brute just ate an Old Skool and was rolled onto the top of the casket, but very quickly got himself out of there!
And steps back out, shaking his head. But Taker follows him out and drills him with a pair of right hands.
The casket is open. The bell has rang. Rusev tentatively steps into the ring.
🌐 Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns in a Universal Championship Steel Cage Match
Winner : Brock Lesnar
A hugely controversial finish to this match. Technically Brock left the cage first, but Reigns’ feet touched the ground before his.
Brock landed first and so he technically escaped the cage first!
BROCK LESNAR RETAINS THE UNIVERSAL
Brock makes it up but gets put down with a Superman Punch! And a Spear through the cage! The cage is broken!
Reigns drops Lesnar with a chair and continues to brutalise him with it on the ground. Reigns is showing plenty of fire here!
Lesnar goes for a chair attack but Reigns hits a Spear and gets another near fall!
And Lesnar has taken his MMA gloves off..
Heyman has now thrown a chair into the ring…
He’s almost out but Paul Heyman slams the door on his head! Lesnar scoops him up for an F5 and a two!
Reigns has called for the cage door to be opened…
A third Spear! And a cover, but Brock kicks out!
Reigns rattles Lesnar into the cage three times and then nails a ferocious Spear! And another one!
Reigns lifts him up for a massive powerbomb and the Beast is rocked.
Lesnar elbows Reigns to the mat and now he’s climbing the cage but Reigns grabs his foot!
Reigns climbs the cage! He has both legs over but Lesnar grabs him on the top!
Lesnar goes for another F5 but Reigns hits a hat-trick of Superman Punches!
Another German and an F5 for good measure!
Suplex city! Lesnar hits three Germans to kick this one off in dominant fashion!
🌐 WWE Championship Match between AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
🌐 Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match featuring Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Bálor
The Miz, that perpetual challenger who has become near-synonymous with the Intercontinental Title — played a long game in pursuit of his record-tying ninth reign. Pointedly, he didn’t throw his body quite as passionately to the winds, as he has already invoked a one-on-one rematch for WWE Backlash in two weeks. Instead, he bided his time until his opponents were occupied and attempted to form an alliance with the match’s resident X-factor,
Samoa Joe .
Finn Bálor, whose in-ring path has been intertwined with Rollins’ own since 2016, was far more reckless in his pursuit of his first Intercontinental Title. The Extraordinary Man seemed to be engaged in a test of one-upsmanship with himself, soaring onto his opponents with an early plancha and engaging in a slugfest with Miz atop the ladder as the title hung from above, just beyond his reach. Joe, meanwhile, had not made it a vocal ambition of his of late to take the Intercontinental Title — he has been
more preoccupied with Roman Reigns lately — but he was more than happy to punish everyone in sight by using the ladders as weapons. It was going to take a big swing to keep him down, and Bálor was happy to supply it, tipping Joe off the ladder to finally subdue him.
As for Rollins, the champion found himself waylaid at each turn and unable to gain a lead secure enough that would allow him to retain the title. So, he settled for a quick-strike surprise: Moments after Bálor sent Joe tumbling off the ladder and began to ascend, The Architect springboarded onto the rungs, sprinted up into the lights and ripped the title from its hook before Bálor even knew what had happened.
🌐 Jeff Hardy defending the United States Championship against Jinder Mahal with Sunil Singh
Winner : Jeff Hardy
Sunil Singh attempts to attack Hardy and while he’s not successful, it does lead to Jinder almost getting a Khallas out.
But Hardy gives him a Twist of Fate and a swanton bomb for the three count!
This one has already spilt to the outside – Hardy launches a flying elbow off the barricade onto Jinder!
Jinder Mahal seemed to have given himself an advantage going into the Greatest Royal Rumble event. He had sent Sunil Singh to SmackDown LIVE to attack Jeff Hardy ’s knee ahead of their United States Title rematch. However, The Charismatic Enigma was able to fight through the pain and withstand Mahal’s punishment, retaining the star-spangled championship at the sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.
Though Hardy was in visible discomfort from last Tuesday’s attack, it didn’t slow his risk-taking style in this championship battle. Hardy winced as he managed to climb onto the ringside barricade, dash along the guardrail and leap onto his challenger. On this night, Hardy would not only have to compete against Mahal, but also keep an eye on Sunil Singh, who proved to be a distraction for the champion, which allowed The Modern Day Maharaja to take control of the bout.
🌐 “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. Sheamu & Cesaro for the vacant Raw Tag Team Championship
Winners : HARDY/WYATT
Hardy gets a Twist of Fate on Sheamus but can’t capitalise before Wyatt stuns him with the spider walk before a big Sister Abigail!
The Bar think they have it after Cesaro lays out Hardy and Sheamus nails him with a top-rope elbow drop but the Woken One breaks up the pin and manages to tag in Wyatt.
Wyatt cleans house and sends Cesaro flying with a fierce elbow smash.
The Bar have been in control of this one so far. Hardy has been isolated and they’re working him over with some quick tags.
🌐 SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match between The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos
Winner : The Bludgeon Brothers
the malicious champions came to the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in a foul mood, keeping the pressure on The Usos in the early goings.
Even though the twin challengers found temporary success in this bout with divide-and-conquer tactics to isolate their titanic foes, the “bludgeoning” was imminent. Harper & Rowan used the same strategy on Jimmy, allowing Rowan to score the pinfall victory after a devastating double-team maneuver.
Now that The Usos have been turned back in their rematch, it seems SmackDown LIVE’s Tag Team division will continue to be crushed beneath the mighty mallets of The Bludgeon Brothers. Can anyone stand up to these barbaric colossi?
🌐 Cruiserweight Championship Match.
Winner : Cedric Alexander
Kalisto goes for a Solida del Sol but Alexander turns it into a Lumbar Check and gets the three-count!
CEDRIC ALEXANDER RETAINS THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE
Alexander catches Kalisto as he attempts a top-rope huracanrana and looks for a powerbomb but Kalisto pulls out a seated springboard Spanish fly! An incredible move!
And now it’s Alexander’s turn to get a near-fall with a superb Michinoku Driver! That was close…
The champ has lowered the pace a notch and has got Kalisto in a reverse bear hug on the mat but the luchadore rallies and hits a picture perfect cross body from the top rope.
Alexander hits a dropkick which has more air than a pair of Jordans but can’t quite get the three count!
And Alexander rallies to dump Kalisto to the outside and hit a huge tope of his own!
Goes without saying this a major style departure from the opening match! Both men have already exchanged some rapid-fire offence and Kalisto hits a springboard plancha to the outside to level Alexander!