Royal Rumble 2018

Facebooktwittermail

The 31st annual Royal Rumble took place January 28th, 2018 from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Royal Rumble PPV this year was headlined by the first ever women’s Royal rumble and the PPV closed out with a new member to the WWE family which will be mentioned later in this blog but first here are the results of the Royal rumble if you missed it..

Royal Rumble 2018 results

  • Kalisto, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik defeated Jack Gallagher, TJP & Drew Gulak.
  • United States Championship: Bobby Roode defeated Mojo Rawley.
  • AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to retain the WWE championship
  • Smackdown Tag Team Championships 2/3 Falls: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) defeated Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin 2 falls to 0.
  • Men’s Royal Rumble match Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • Raw Tag Team Championships: The Bar – Sheamus & Cesaro defeated Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan
  • Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar defeated Braun Strowman and Kane (Brock Pinned Kane).
  • Womens Royal Rumble Winner: Asuka.

Women’s Royal Rumble Match Order Of Entry And Elimination

1. Sasha Banks
2. Becky Lynch
3. Sarah Logan
4. Mandy Rose
5. Lita
6. Kairi Sane
7. Tamina
8. Dana Brooke
9. Torrie Wilson
10. Sonya Deville
11. Liv Morgan
12. Molly Holly
13. Lana
14. Michelle McCool
15. Ruby Riott
16. Vickie Guerrero
17. Carmella
18. Natalya
19. Kelly Kelly
20. Naomi
21. Jacqueline
22. Ember Moon
23. Ember Moon
24. Beth Phoenix
25. Asuka
26. Mickie James
27. Nikki Bella
28. Brie Bella
29. Bayley
30. Trish Stratus

Order of elimination: 1. Mandy Rose (by Lita)
2. Tamina (by Lita)
3. Lita (by Becky Lynch)
4. Kairi Sane (by Dana Brooke)
5. Dana Brooke (by Torrie Wilson)
6. Torrie Wilson (by Sonya Deville)
7. Sarah Logan (by Molly Holly)
8. Liv Morgan (by Michelle McCool)
9. Sonya Deville (by Michelle McCool)
10. Molly Holly (by Michelle McCool)
11. Lana (by Michelle McCool)
12. Vickie Guerrero (by Michelle McCool, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Ruby Riott)
13. Michelle McCool (by Natalya)
14. Becky Lynch (by Ruby Riott)
15. Jacqueline (by Nia Jax)
16. Kelly Kelly (by Nia Jax)
17. Ruby Riott (by Nia Jax)
18. Naomi (by Nia Jax)
19. Beth Phoenix (by Natalya)
20. Ember Moon (by Asuka)
21. Carmella (by Mickie James)
22. Mickie James (by Trish Stratus)
23. Nia Jax (by Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Natalya, Bayley, Asuka, Sasha Banks)
24. Bayley (by Sasha Banks)
25. Natalya (by Trish Stratus)
26. Trish Stratus (by Sasha Banks)
27. Sasha Banks (by Nikki Bella & Brie Bella)
28. Brie Bella (by Nikki Bella)
29. Nikki Bella (by Asuka)

Men’s Royal Rumble Match Order Of Entry And Elimination

Order Of Entry Into The Royal Rumble Match

list of 30 items
1. Rusev
2. Finn Balor
3. Rhyno
4. Baron Corbin
5. Heath Slater
6. Elias
7. Andrade Cien Almas
8. Bray Wyatt
9. Big E
10. Sami Zayn (Sami and Kevin Owens attacked Tye Dillinger and took his spot)
11. Sheamus
12. Xavier Woods
13. Apollo Crews
14. Shinsuke Nakamura
15. Cesaro
16. Kofi Kingston
17. Jinder Mahal
18. Seth Rollins
19. Woken Matt Hardy
20. John Cena
21. Hurricane Helms
22. Aiden English
23. Adam Cole BAY BAY
24. Randy Orton
25. Titus O’Neil
26. The Miz
27. Rey Mysterio
28. Roman Reigns
29. Goldust
30. Dolph Ziggler
list end

Order of elimination: 

list of 29 items
1. Rhyno (by Baron Corbin)
2. Baron Corbin (by Finn Balor)
3. Sheamus (by Heath Slater)
4. Heath Slater (by Bray Wyatt)
5. Sami Zayn (by Shinsuke Nakamura)
6. Apollo Crews (by Cesaro)
7. Xavier Woods (by Jinder Mahal)
8. Big E (by Jinder Mahal)
9. Cesaro (by Seth Rollins)
10. Jinder Mahal (by Kofi Kingston)
11. Kofi Kingston (by Andrade Cien Almas)
12. Rusev (by Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt)
13. Bray Wyatt (by Matt Hardy)
14. Matt Hardy (by Bray Wyatt)
15. Elias (by John Cena
16. Hurricane Helms (by John Cena)
17. Aiden English (by Finn Balor)
18. Andrade Cien Almas (by Randy Orton)
19. Adam Cole (by Rey Mysterio)
20. Titus O’Neil (by Roman Reigns)
21. The Miz (by Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins)
22. Seth Rollins (by Roman Reigns)
23. Goldust (by Dolph Ziggler)
24. Dolph Ziggler (by Finn Balor)
25. Randy Orton (by Roman Reigns)
26. Rey Mysterio (by Finn Balor)
27. Finn Balor (by John Cena)
28. John Cena (by Shinsuke Nakamura)
29. Roman Reigns (by Shinsuke Nakamura)
list end

Ronda Rousey Signs Full-Time Deal With WWE

It’s true, it’s dam true! Ronda Rousey has signed a full-time deal with the WWE. The deal was announced in the following Tweet, which has also been retweeted by WWE:

Twitter Tweet frame
article
View image on Twitter
article end
block quote cited from https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/957828563687936005
View on Twitter
SportsCenter (screen name: SportsCenter)

UFC’s Ronda Rousey has signed a full-time contract with WWE, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

8:11 PM – Jan 28, 2018

Reply Reply 676 Replies

Retweet Retweet 13,885 Retweets

Like Like 23,764 likes
block quote end
Twitter Ads info and privacy
Twitter Tweet frame end

Rousey issued the following comments to
ESPN:

block quote
“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. When I first
met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.’”

“It’s funny — it’s kind of like acting, in that it was something I always wanted to do but I never thought was in the cards for me. And now that I realize
I really do have this opportunity, I feel like my 6-year-old self would totally kick my ass if I didn’t take it.”
block quote end

Final Thoughts

After watching the PPV, I rate it an 8/10. The two rumble matches did not disappoint; however, both tag title matches fell flat and did not live up to expectations considering the talents involved. The opener which saw the WWE title defended was entertaining but I don’t think it should’ve been the curtain jerker, instead if it were me, I would’ve put the Smackdown tag title match up first. The raw tag team title match served it’s purpose, as it looks like Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan are headed for a match at #WrestleMania. Finally, with the destination being Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar at #WrestleMania, it was no surprise to see the title not change hands.

This concludes a quick look at the 2018 Royal Rumble. If you have any comments or feedback, please leave them below. If you would like to contact me, my information is below.

Click here to send me an email!