Royal Rumble (2017)
Royal Rumble (2017) was a wrestling Pay-per-view made by WWE. It happened on January 29, 2017. It was performed at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It was the thirtieth time a Royal Rumble was held, the second to be held at the Alamodome and the fourth to be held in Texas.
Eight matches were performed at the event. The most important match was the Royal Rumble match. Randy Orton won it by last eliminating Roman Reigns for a world championship match at WrestleMania 33. Tye Dillinger also wrestled in WWE for the first time in the Royal Rumble. John Cena beat WWE Champion AJ Styles in another important match that was for the title. That was the thirteenth time John won the title (which is a record) and the sixteenth time he won a world championship. That meant he tied Ric Flair's record.
Results[change | change source]
- On the pre-show, Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi beat Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya in a six-women tag team match.
- On the pre-show, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson beat Cesaro and Sheamus (champions) in a tag team match with two referres for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
- On the pre-show, Nia Jax beat Sasha Banks.
- Charlotte Flair (champion) beat Bayley for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.
- Kevin Ownes (champion) beat Roman Reigns in a No Disqualification match for the WWE Universal Championship where Chris Jericho was in a cage held above the ring.
- Neville beat Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
- John Cena beat AJ Styles for the WWE Championship
- Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating Roman Reigns for a world championship match at WrestleMania 33.
Royal Rumble match entrances and eliminations[change | change source]
|Draw||Entrant||Brand||Elimination Order||Eliminated by||Time||Elimination(s)|
|1||Big Cass||Raw||3||Braun Strowman||09:57||0|
|2||Chris Jericho||Raw||27||Roman Reigns||1:00:13||2|
|5||Jack Gallagher||Raw||1||Mark Henry||03:20||0|
|6||Adam Cole||Raw||5||Braun Strowman||03:17||1|
|7||Braun Strowman||Raw||9||Baron Corbin||13:11||7|
|8||Sami Zayn||Raw||25||The Undertaker||47:12||0|
|9||Big Show||Raw||6||Braun Strowman||01:42||0|
|10||Tye Dillinger||NXT||8||Braun Strowman||05:27||0|
|11||James Ellsworth||SmackDown||7||Braun Strowman||00:15||0|
|12||Dean Ambrose||SmackDown||16||Brock Lesnar||26:55||0|
|13||Baron Corbin||SmackDown||21||The Undertaker||32:39||1|
|15||The Miz||SmackDown||24||The Undertaker||32:44||0|
|17||Big E||Raw||12||Sheamus and Cesaro||09:46||0|
|21||Bray Wyatt||SmackDown||28||Roman Reigns||24:11||0|
|22||Apollo Crews||SmackDown||15||Luke Harper||05:46||0|
|24||Dolph Ziggler||SmackDown||17||Brock Lesnar||04:21||0|
|27||Enzo Amore||Raw||18||Brock Lesnar||00:18||0|
|29||The Undertaker||Unassigned||26||Roman Reigns||05:30||4|
|30||Roman Reigns||Raw||29||Randy Orton||05:05||3|