WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Randy Orton stands tall, headed to Wrestlemania 33
Feb 01 2017 by Ken Ortega
Tonight, WWE will present its 30th annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view event, live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, at a special start time of 7/6c.
The excitement peaked towards the latter half when Brock Lesnar destroyed the field before meeting old foe Goldberg once again in the ring. Reigns telling the Deadman "this is my yard" after eliminating him did improve the moment and possibly laid the groundwork for a Mania match. WWE repeated on the 2017 Royal rumble broadcast that this would be for the headlining spot. It was just unfortunate that despite the 2017 Royal Rumble match having the flawless ingredients to be a massively entertaining event, it had to end on a terribly underwhelming, disappointing note.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus to win the titles. Find out who just won a shot of a lifetime and will now headline 'WrestleMania 33!' In the battle that esued, Undertaker eliminated The Miz and Sami Zayn. New stars like Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss will also join to play this match for this year.
"He's got two months before WrestleMania".
Charlotte will be facing Bayley for the WWERaw Women's Championship. Neville and Rich Swann probably put on the best cruiserweight match since the CWC.
As for the Cena, who beat AJ Styles, the Elimination Chamber awaits.
Cena dethroned Styles at the event, where a year ago The Phenomenal One had made hisWWE debut. Cena dethroned Styles to equal Ric Flair's record of 16 World Title wins.
It was the highlight of very solid card that included Kevin Owens retaining his Universal title against Reigns.
Moreover, while Roman Reigns lost his opportunity to claim the WWE Universal Championship from Kevin Owens, he ended up as the 30 entrant in the Rumble, much to the crowd's dismay. Y2J was placed in the shark cage to prevent him from helping Owens in his fight. Goldberg was the first to confirm that he would be appearing in the match.
There's still time for the company to right the course - Daniel Bryan knows all about what can happen when the audience turns on the idea of Randy Orton in the "WrestleMania" main event. Those would be Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman.
Both WWE superstars maintained the pace in the match with a lot of stylish moves.
The 2017 Royal Rumble which was revolving around the big names like The Undertaker, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle who was expected to make the surprise entry but it did not happen and "The Viper" Randy Orton was the victor. Lesnar eliminated three stars (Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, and Big Cass) before Goldberg entered the fray.
Included in the popular annual sports entertainment show were two gentlemen who at one time participated during the preseason with the Vikings: Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi and Brock Edward Lesnar. At the Rumble, neither Triple H nor Rollins got involved, once again preventing their story from being overshadowed without being outright forgotten.