Royal Rumble Kickoff: January 27, 2019

Royal Rumble Kickoff: January 27, 2019


[CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC.] [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY. VISIT NCICAP.ORG] ANNOUNCER: AND NOW, WWE NETWORK PRESENTS ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF. ♪ JONATHAN: OH, THE COUNTDOWN IS ON. THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA 35 OFFICIALLY BEGINS HERE LIVE TONIGHT IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. WE ARE AT CHASE FIELD, HOME OF THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS. OVER 40,000 FANS FROM THE WE’VE UNIVERSE WILL BE HERE TONIGHT. IT’S THE MOST UNIQUE, MOST EXCITING NIGHT OF THE ENTIRE YEAR. IT’S THE ROYAL RUMBLE STREAMING LIVE ON THE WWE NETWORK. I LOVE THIS NIGHT SO INCREDIBLY MUCH, AS DO ALL OF US HERE. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS COACH. OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS, WE’LL GET YOU SET AND SET THE TONE FOR 2019 FOR MANY WWE SUPERSTARS. LET’S GET TO KNOW OUR PANEL HERE TONIGHT. ROYAL RUMBLE VETERANS, WWE HALL OF FAMERS. LET’S START WITH THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE, MR. “ROOTED COSMOPOLITANS: JEWS AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.” — MR. BOOKER TFRPBL. >>THEY KNOW WHO I AM. FIVE-TIME CHAMPION AND WE’RE GETTING YOU READY TO RUMBLE, BABY. JONATHAN: SO TO MY IMMEDIATE LEFT, SHE WAS A PART TO HAVE FIRST-EVER ROYAL RUMBLE WOMEN’S MATCH, BETH BETH. BOOKER T.: THE ROYAL RUMBLE IS SO NEAR AND — BETH: THE ROYAL RUMBLE IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART. SPEAKING OF ROYALTY, LOOK AT THE ROYALTY ON THIS PANEL. BOOKER T.: I APPRECIATE THAT. JONATHAN: DO WE HAVE ISSUES? AND ON THE END, THE ONE AND ONLY WWE HALL OF FAMER, JERRY LAWLER JERRY. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL MEMORIES, ONE IN PARTICULAR OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH? JERRY: THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. ONE OF MY FAVORITES WAS WHEN BOOKER AND IMTEACHED UP TO DEFEAT MICHAEL COLE IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE ONE NIGHT. JONATHAN: I THINK MANY WOULD SAY GETTING MICHAEL COLE ELIMINATED FROM ANYTHING IS A GOOD THING. ALSO PART OF THE SHOW TONIGHT, DAVID OTUNGA WILL BE HERE LATER AND THE HEARTBREAK KID SHAWN MICHAELS WILL BE HERE LIVE ON THE SET AS WELL. WELL, IT’S STREAMING LIVE TONIGHT. 7:00 EASTERN, 4:00 PACIFIC, ONLY ON THE WWE NETWORK. IF YOU’RE NOT A SUBSCRIBER YET, GO TO WWE NETWORK.COM. IT IS FREE FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS AND IN ADDITION TO THE ROYAL RUMBLE IN THREE WEEKS’ TIME, IT’S WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER AND THAT NIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, WE’LL CROWN WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHEAVERPS CHAMPION. BUT THAT’S IN THREE WEEKS. WE HAVE BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO HERE LIVE TONIGHT. STARTING WITH WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. A.J. STYLES, HE HELD THE TITLE FOR OVER A YEAR. HE IS DESPERATE TO GET IT BACK BUT DANIEL BRINE SAYS THIS IS BIG TIME AND HE’S NAUERT — DANIEL BRYAN SAYS THIS IS HIS TITLE AND HE’S NOT ABOUT TO WALK OUT WITHOUT THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. JERRY: BIG NEWS. LISTEN TO THIS DUE TO INJURY, JOHN CENA WILL NOT BE COMPETING IN TONIGHT’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. BUT WE CAN NOW ANNOUNCE AND TELL THAT YOU BRAUN STROWMAN IS IN TONIGHT’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. [CHEERS] BETH: AND EXCITEMENT AT CHASE FIELD KEEPS GETTING BIGGER AS THE MAN COMES TO TOWN AND THE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. BOOKER T.: TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP. I SMELL IT. HERE COMES THE MONEY. SHAYNA BASZLER AND THE MIZ — SHANE MCMAN AND THE MIZ TAKE ON THE BAR. BETH: 30 WOMEN WILL BATTLE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT WRESTLEMANIA. JERRY: AND NOW, THE BEAST INCARNATE IS BACK, BROCK LESNAR, ALONG WITH PAUL HEYMAN WILL PUT THE WWE TITLE ON THE LINE. BOOKER T.: HERE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE — IN THE RING. MAKING HER DEBUT. TONIGHT MAY BE HER TOUGHEST TEST, AGAINST SASHA BANKS. RONDA ROUSEY. JONATHAN: IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IT’S BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE RONDA ROUSEY MADE HER DEBUT AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE IN PHILADELPHIA. LET’S SEVENTH SEND IT TO CHARLY CARUSO AND J.B.L. CHARLY: HEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH, COACH. WE ARE HERE. IT IS THE FIRST STOP ON THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA AND THE ENERGY HERE AT CHASE FIELD IS INCREDIBLE. LOOK AT THESE PEOPLE. ALL I HEAR IS “J.B.L..” THEY’RE ALL FOR YOU. I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF ROYAL RUMBLE IN THE PAST. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE ONE? J.B.L.: OF COURSE I CAN. IT TOOK KING AND BOOKER TO THROW MICHAEL COLE OUT OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE? WHAT THE RELL HELL IS WRONG WITH THOSE TWO HALL OF FAMERS? THERE HAVE BEEN SOME INCREDIBLE MOMENTS. ROMAN RANLSE ELIMINATING ALMOST HALF THE ROYAL RUMBLE. KOFI KINGSTON DEFYING THE LAWS OF FILLS I SAID. WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED AND I’M EXCITED. CHARLY: DEFINITELY GOING TO MAKE SOME NEW MEMORIES AND A LOT OF THEMES WE SEE OUT OF WWE MATCHES AND EVENTS AND TONIGHT I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST IS RESPECT AND WE’RE ESPECIALLY GOING TO SEE THAT IN THE “RAW” WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT BETWEEN SASHA BANKS AND RONDA ROUSEY. >>SHE’S FULL OF HER OWN HYPE INSTEAD OF HUNGRY WITH A DESIRE TO BE BETTER THAN SHE WAS YESTERDAY AND BETTER TOMORROW THAN SHE WAS TODAY. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOSS AND A CHAMPION AND AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE, I’M GOING TO SHOW HER THAT THE BOSS HAS TO ANSWER TO SOMEBODY AND THAT’S ME, RONDA ROUSEY. THE WORLD KNOWS I’M A WORTHY COMPETITOR. I EARNED MY OPPORTUNITY AGAINST NIA JAX. I MADE HER TAP OUT AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M GOING TO DO TO YOU AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. CHOIM WE TALKED ABOUT RESPECT. IS SASHA BANKS RIGHT WHEN SHE SAYS THAT RONDA ROUSEY DUDS NOT HAVE RESPECT FOR THE “RAW” LOCKER ROOM? J.B.L.: NO, SHE’S NOT CORRECT. ANYTIME SOMEONE COMES IN FROM ELSEWHERE THEY’VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL, PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THAT. I THINK RONDA ROUSEY HAS GREAT RESPECT. TO ME, THIS IS GOING TO BE A HELL OF A MATCHUP. RONDA ROUSEY COMES IN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST, MAYBE THE GREATEST COMBAT SPORTS ATHLETE OF ALL TIME, ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN, THE GREATEST M.M.A. DRAW OF ALL TIME. WHAT SHE DOES IS BASED UPON MERMENT AND MERIT THAT SHE HAS MADE HER CHAMPION AND THAT’S NA WHAT SASHA BANKS NEEDS TO PAKE TAKE FROM HER IF SHE WANTS THAT SAME RESPECT. CHARLY: OUR DIGITAL PLMPLES HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THEM. CASH — SASHA WAS TRAINING WITH CHARLOTTE EARLIER THIS WEEK SO SHE SHOULD HOPEFULLY BE PREPARED FOR RONDA ROUSEY TONIGHT. J.B.L.: SHO SHE SHOULD. BUT HAM STRENGTH VS. STRENGTH AND BOTH YOUNG LADIES HAVE AN INCREDIBLE CARDIOVASCULAR THRESH HOLD OF THE I THINK THE DIFFERENCE IS RONDA ROUSEY IS MUCH MORE PHYSICAL AND A STRONGER PERSON. I THINK THAT’S GOING TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS MATCH. CHARLY: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BACK TO THE PANEL. JONATHAN: LET’S CONTINUE THIS DISCUSSION. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THESE BIG MOMENTS AND BIG NIGHTS AND THE ROYAL RUMBLE CERTAINLY IS THAT. RONDA ROUSEY HAS BEEN ABLE TO INSTEAD OF UP MANY TIMES, AS HAS SASHA BANKS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT AND HOW BIG THIS NIGHT IS, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO HAPPEN? BETCHT: I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING JFBLE SAID. THERE’S NO ARGUMENT THAT RON — RONDA IS AN COMPLETE THREE-POINT. SHE’S AN OLYMPIAN AND SHE HAS BLEEN THE DOORS OFF THE WOMEN’S DIVISION. SOMETIMES IT COMES DOWN TO THE HINGERIEST DOG IN THE FIGHT. I’VE NOTICEABLE SASHA BANKS SINCE SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD AND I THINK AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE WE’LL SEE AN UPSET AND SEE SASHA BANKS WIN. JERRY: I’M A LITTLE SHOCKED. ANYTHING COULD HAS BEEN IN A MATCH BETWEEN SASHA BANKS AND RONDA ROUSEY. LIKE WHAT J.B.L. SAID. RONDA ROUSEY HAS PROVEN SO MANY THINGS SINCE COMING TO THE WE’VE. BOOKER T.: HEY, IT GOES LIKE THIS. GAME RECOGNIZES GAME, TALENT RECOGNIZING THREAFPBLGTS. SINCE RONDA ROUSEY STEPPED INTO THE WWE, SHE HAS STEPPED UP. SHE HAS BEEN UNSTOPPABLE. ALMOST LIKE HAKEMA OLAJUWON BACK IN THE DAY. [LAUGHTER] JONATHAN: SHE HAS CONTINUALLY, WEEK AFTER WEEK, DAY AFTER DAY PROVEN HERSELF HERE IN THE WWE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 7:00 EASTERN TO GET ACTION HERE ON THE ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF SHOW. THE FATAL FOUR-WAY. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE ACTION THAT’S GOING TO START WELL BEFORE THE ACTUALLY PAY-PER-VIEW BEGINS AT 7:00 EASTERN AND HOW ABOUT THIS? ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. THE UNITED STATES TITLE IS ON THE LINE. RUSEV, SHINSUKE. RUES EVEN IS AS POPULAR A CHAMPION AS YOU’LL EVER FIND. WILL THAT CONTINUE AFTER TONIGHT? WE’LL FIND OUT RIGHT HERE ON THE KICKOFF SHOW. >>I’M MUCH MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE AND A PERFECT SMILE, AND GREAT HAIR. AND A KILLER BODY. I MEAN, JUST ASK NAOMI. I WENT AFTER NAOMI’S HUSBAND JIMMY BECAUSE I KNEW IT WOULD DRIVE HER CRAZY. I MEAN, SHE DESERVES IT.>>I KNOW YOU DON’T ACTUALLY LIKE JIMMY. >>OBVIOUSLY, I AM WAY OUT OF HIS LEAGUE. TONIGHT IS THE PERFECT NIGHT TO OPEN THE DOORS OF MY CAREER. WHAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. MAINLY EVENT, PAY-PER-VIEW POSTERS, TALK SHOALS. AND ONE NIGHT. AND TONIGHT IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR LAST NAME IS OR HOW MANY MAIN EVENTS YOU’VE BEEN A PART OF BUZZ TONIGHT EVERYONE HAS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THEIR HAIR UP AND SQUARE UP AND GO ON TO HEADLINE WRESTLEMANIA. >>NEARGET AND WHEN THERE’S 29 OTHER WOMEN, IT’S REALLY NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE’S ONE PERSON THAT HAS MY BACK. >>NO, SHE DOESN’T. >>UNTIL SHE DOESN’T. JONATHAN: INTERESTING. IT’S HARD TO PUT THOSE TWO NOT INTO THE FAVORITE CATEGORY IN THE 3046 WOMEN ROYAL RUMBLE TONIGHT. THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO COUNTDOWN. WE ARE UNDER 1:50 IN THE START OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE HERE TONIGHT. SEND IT BACKSTAGE TO KAYLA BRAXTON. KAYLA: MOMENTS AGO, DRAKE INFORMED ME THAT HE SPOKE TO MR. MCMAHON — EXCUSE ME, DRAKE, WOULD YOU CARE TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR CONVERSATION?>>IT’S GOING TO BE QUICK. I’M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BUT AT THIS POINT MANAGER OF I.O.P. AND I HAVE THEIR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART. BIZARREO WANTS TO BE ONE OF THE ROYAL TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS AGAIN. I’VE ALSO BEEN INFORMED BY MR. MCMAHON THAT SO DOES THE RIVAL. SO THIS ISN’T — OPPORTUNITY IS RY CZARO TEAMING WITH SCOTT DORSON OF THE REVIVAL. IF IN TEAM WINS, THAT MEANS BOTH THE REVIVEPL AND I.O.P. COULD BE IN LINE FOR A FUTURE “RAW” OPPORTUNITY DOWN THE ROAD. CAN YOU HOLD THIS FOR ME? >>THANK YOU. JONATHAN: THAT IS QUITE THE BREAKING NEWS. I DON’T KNOW. DO YOU THINK THERE IS EVEN THE SLIGHTEST POSSIBILITY THAT HE COULD BE IN LINE WITH THIS PLAN HERE TONIGHT? JERRY: NOT ONE BIT OF A POSSIBILITY. GOT — NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. JONATHAN: THESE TWO TAG TEAMS DON’T LIKE EACH OTHER. WE KNOW THAT THE RIVAL DOESN’T RESPECT THE I.O.P. AND I DON’T KNOW THAT THIS HAS A CHANCE OF WORKING WHATSOEVER. BETH: BEING THROWN INTO A COMBINATION LIKE THAT I’D SAY THAT’S A RECIPE FOR DISASTER. BOOKER T.: I DON’T KNOW. DRAKE MAVERICK, YOU SEE THE CRANIUM ON THIS GUY? HAVE YOU GUYS LOOKED AT HIM FROM A PHOTO? YOU’D THINK HE WAS 6’8″. THE GUY IS SMART. HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING. JONATHAN: — JERRY: I JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND HIM. THAT ACCENT IS WAY OVER THE TOP. JONATHAN: PLENTY MORE OF THAT BREAKING NEWS COMING UP HERE ON THE ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF. BY THE WAY, I SAID A MINUTE, 50. IT’S AN HOUR, 50. SO WE HAVE PLENTY MORE TIME TO COME. THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH, TO PREPARE AND ARE IT — FOR IT IS LIKE PREPARING FOR NOTHING ELSE THE ENTIRE YEAR BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, AT THE END OF THE NIGHT, THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH, IT’S ALL ABOUT NUMBERS. ♪ JO >>THE ROYAL RUMBLE, THE EPITOME OF OPPORTUNITY. OUTLAST THE COMPETITION TO SECURE A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH ON THE GRANDEST STAGE OF HEM — THEM ALL, WRESTLEMANIA. >>TELL GANT, AND THE GREATEST EVENT IN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, WRESTLEMANIA! >>THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA BEGINS HERE, AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. THE RULES ARE SIMPLE. 30 COMPETITORS ENTER, EACH TASKED WITH TOSSING THE OTHERS OVER THE TOP ROACH. IF YOUR TWO FEET HIT THE FLOOR, YOU ARE ELIMINATED. A FEAT THAT KOFI KINGSTON HAS DONE HIS BEST TO ESCAPE OVER THE YEARS. THIS SPECTACLE HAS HAD A TOTAL OF 1,110 COMPETITORS WITH 90% OF THOSE FINDING THEIR TWO FEET ON THE FLOOR BEFORE THE FIGHT WHOOO! WAS THROUGH. OF THOSE 946 ELIMINATIONS, 43 HAVE COME AT THE HANDS OF KANE. A CHUME CUMULATIVE RUMBLE RECORD. THE DISTINCTION OF MOST IN A SINGLE RUMBLELE — RUMBLE EVENT, HOWEVER, BELONGS TO THE MONSTER AMONG MEN, BRAUN STROWMAN AS 13 MEN GOT THAT AT LAST YEAR’S ROYAL RUMBLE. AMAZINGLY, ONLY 26 INDIVIDUALS THERE WWE HISTORY HAVE THE HONOR OF CALLING THEMSELVES A ROYAL RUMBLE VICTOR. SIX HAVE MANAGED TO PULL OFF THIS MONUMENTAL FEAT TWICE, AND “STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN DID IT AN ASTONISHING THREE TIMES.>>YEAH!>>SO WHAT’S THE KEY TO WINNING THE ROYAL RUMBLE AND WRITING YOUR TICKET TO WRESTLEMANIA? SOME WOULD SAY IT’S ALL ABOUT ENDURANCE. HOW LONG CAN YOU ASK? CERTAINLY YOU HOPE TO AT LEAST GET IN THE RING.>>OH, MY GOSH, I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW.>>ONCE YOU DO, YOU’LL NEED TO GO LONGER THAN SANTINO MORELA, WHO LASTED A SINGLE SOL TERP SECOND. BUT ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE FOR OVER AN HOUR? IN 2006, REY MYSTERIO HELD ON FOR AN INCREDIBLE 62 MINUTES AND 12 SECONDS TO WIN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. >>HE DID IT! >>THE LONGEST TIME IN HISTORY FOR A WINNER. HOWEVER, LAST YEAR DANIEL BRYAN SHOTTERED THAT TIME, LASTING 76 MINUTES, ONLY TO COME IN THIRD AT THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE AND ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE, SASHA BANKS WAS THE ORIGINAL IRON WOMAN, SPENDING MORE THAN 54 MINUTES IN THE INAUGURAL WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE, ONLY TO END UP IN FOURTH. OTHERS BELIEVE TO WIN THE RUMBLE, YOU NEED A LITTLE LUCK, AS IN HOW LATE A NUMBER DID YOU DRAW? CARMELLA AND R TRUTH ARE CERTAINLY HOPING SO AS WINNERS OF THE MAX CHALLENGE, THEY’LL BE ENTERING AT NUMBER 30. AND WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT 23 WINNERS HAVE EMERGED BY ENTERING IN THE LAST 10 SPOTS OF THE RUMBLE, ONLY THREE WINNERS HAVE DONE SO FROM THE VERY LAST ENTRY. SO IS IT ENDURENLS OR LUCK? THE TRUTH IS YOU NEED THEM BOTH. THIS YEAR, THE 32ND ANNUAL ROYAL RUMBLE EVENTS HEADS TO THE VALLEY OF THE SUN, WHERE FROM THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE ROYAL RUMBLE WILL EMANATE FROM CHASE FIELD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA AND 40,000 MEMBERS OF THE WWE UNIVERSE WILL WITNESS HISTORY AS TWO STARS WILL OVERCOME THE OLDS AND BECOME IMMORTALIZED. JOTHE ♪ WE GOT WE GOT THE POWER >>1 — 60 SUPERSTARS, TWO RUMBLE MATCHES, THE OPPORTUNITIES OF A LIFETIME. THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA BEGINS AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. BETH: AND GUYS, WITH — WHAT AN AMAZING ANALYSIS. THE WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE. 30 WOMEN VYING FOR THE TUFRPBLTS TO CHALLENGE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THEIR CHOOSING. FOUR EVENTS, 29 OTHER WOMEN CAN SEAL THEIR WRESTLEMANIA DREAM. JONATHAN: THERE ARE SO MANY WORDS THAT YOU CAN USE TO DESCRIBE THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. SKILL, LUCK, ENDURANCE BUT YOU NEED ALL OF IT TO COME OUT VICTORIOUS AND LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE FAVORITES ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE TONIGHT. NIA JACKS CLEARLY WOULD BE THE FAVORITE. A YEAR AGO CHARLOTTE FLAIR DID NOT PARTICIPATE MANY THIS MATCH. I THINK SHE’LL BE RIGHT UP THERE WITH NIA JACKS. BOOKER T.: CHARLOTTE FLAIR IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE SOMEWHERE NEAR THE NIGHT. IT’S NOT JUST HOW GOOD YOU ARE. LUCK HAS A LOT TO DO. BEING AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME — THE BETTING ODDS RIGHT NOW IS ALL ON NIA JAX. IF I WAS BETTING THE SMARTS MONEY FOR ME WOULD BE FOR NIA JAX. JERRY: DID YOU TELL THEM THAT WE’VE ALREADY BELT? [LAUGHTER] HE BET ON NIA JAX, I BET ON CHARLOTTE FLAIR. JONATHAN: YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. WHAT KIND OF WENT THROUGH YOUR HEAD IN PREPARING? BETH: OH, MY GOSH, THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS. LIKE BOOKER SAYS, SO MUCH OF IT IS UP TO CHANNELS. YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH TRAINING. A LOT OF IT IS PURE LUCK. BOOKER T.: EXTRA, EXTRA, HEAR ALL ABOUT IT. BETH: HI! [CHANTING]>>BREAKING NEWS. BREAKING NEWS. BOOKER T.: WHAT’S THE BREAKING NEWS? >>I’M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE, MYSELF AND CARMELLA, WE ARE BOTH NUMBER 30 IN OUR ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCHES, DOG. NUMBER 90, DOG. BOOKER T.: ELIMINATION CHAMBER? BETH: THE REAL BREAKING NEWS IS HERE. WE’RE GOING TO THROW THE WORLD’S LARGEST JAIL BREAK AT WRESTLEMANIA. BOOKER T.: YEAH, I LIKE IT. I INVITE ME, DOG. >>YOU’RE ALREADY INVITED. JONATHAN: CARMELLA, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. I LIKE THE WORD ADVANTAGE. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE A DECIDED ADVANTAGE BECAUSE YOU’RE THE LAST ONE?>>NUMBER 30. Y’ALL ARE BETTING ALL YOUR MONEY ON CHARLOTTE FLAIR AND NIA JAX BUT NO ONE IS BETTING ON CARMELLA. MELLA IS MONEY, NUMBER 30. BOOKER T.: AMEN. [CHANTING]>>LISTEN, WE GET THE ADVANTAGE. WE GET TO WATCH WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING. WE GET TO SEE IF FAMILIAR ANY ALLIANCES FORMED. WE HAVE THE OLDS IN OUR FAVOR.>>WE’RE COMING IN FRESH OFF THE PRESS. HANG ON. I DON’T WANT TO RAIN ON YOUR PARADE OR ANYTHING. JERRY: AND I REALIZE THAT NUMBER 30 IS THE BEST ADVANTAGE THAT ANY SUPERSTAR CAN HAVE GOING INTO THE ROYAL RUMBLE BUT THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT ONLY THREE SUPERSTARS HAVE WON FROM THE NUMBER 30 POSITION. SO DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT YOU’RE GOING TO WIND UP HEADLINING WRESTLEMANIA?>>YES, WE DO! [LAUGHTER] THAT’S THE BEST NUMBER. >>JAIL BREAK! JAIL BREAK! JAIL BREAK! JAIL BREAK! JONATHAN: ALL RIGHT. JONATHAN: OK, OK. R-TRUTH, CARMELLA? SPEAKING OF — SPEAKING OF ADVANTAGES, THERE’S ONE OTHER MEGAWOMEN’S SUPERSTAR WHO FEELS LIKE SHE HAS A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE HERE TONIGHT AND THAT’S ALEXA BLISS. >>I’M VERY EXCITED. I’VE BEEN OUT OF THE RING FOR ALMOST FOUR MONTHS NOW SO I’M READY TO GET BACK IN. I’M REALLY EXCITED. I WANTED TO BE IN THE MATCH SO BAD AND SO NOW I’M ABLE TO BE IN THE MATCH AND IT’S WORKING OUT PERFECTLY. AS SOON AS EVERYTHING IS ALL SET IN ORDER, I’M COMING AFTER A TITLE. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH ONE.>>MUSTAFA ALI WAS RIGHT WHEN HE SAID THAT MY EYES DO NOT LIE. BECAUSE MY EYES TELL A TRUE STORY. THE STORY OF A MAN FUELED BY ANGER AND RAGE, A MAN WITH NO CONSCIENCE, ONE THAT DOES NOT SHARE YOUR PA KNELTIC SENSE OF MORALITY, A MAN WITH A PERFECT COMBINATION OF SIZE AND SPEED AURAL WRAPPED TOGETHER WITH VICIOUSNESS WHO CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE MOVED BY ANYONE OR ANYTHING. A MAN BUILT TO DESTROY ALL OPPONENTS, INCLUDING A VIPER WHO THOUGHT IT WAS WISE TO R.K.O. ME. MY EYES TELL THE STORY OF A MAN BUILT TO WIN THE RILEY RUMBLE MATCH. — ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. JONATHAN: AND YOU DON’T THINK THAT FACE AND THAT MAN IS READY TO WIN THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH TONIGHT? SAMOA JOE, PUT HIM IN THE FAVORITE CATEGORY. YOU CAN SEE FANS CONTINUE TO FILE INTO CHASE FIELD. OVER 40,000 FROM THE WWE UNIVERSE WILL BE HERE TONIGHT. A REMAINDER, WWE ROYAL RUMBLE IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART ANY TOPPS NOW. VISIT TOPPS NOW.COM AFTER EVERY WWE PAY-PER-VIEW TO GET YOUR FREE TOPPS CARD AVAILABLE FOR 24 HOURS. CORE BONN — CORBIN TOLD US ABOUT BROCK LESNAR — >>YOU CAN’T BEAT BROCK LESNAR. YOU KNOW IT, I KNOW IT SO GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULL.>>[INDISCERNIBLE]. >>YOU BETTER RUN!>>THAT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH YOU HAVE WITH BROCK LESNAR AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE, FORGET ABOUT IT. YOU’RE OUT. YOU’RE OUT. HOW’S THAT, HUH? JONATHAN: CLEARLY BRAUN’S EMOTIONS GOT THE BEST OF HIM. WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME AND THEN HE DECIDED TO DO THIS TO MR. MCHANNEMAN — MCMAHON’S LIMOUSINE. JERRY: UNBELIEVABLE. BETH: DOWNRIGHT CRAZY, GUYS. JONATHAN: AND I WOULD CONSIDER THAT A COSTLY MISTAKE BY BRAUN STROWMAN. AND THEN THAT WOULD LEAD TO A FATAL FOUR-WAY MATCH TO DETERMINE BROCK LESNAR’S NEW OPPONENT AND WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT, TO THE DELIGHT OF THE WWE UNIVERSE, FINN BáLOR — BEAT THE THREE OTHER MEN AND IN A TRUE DAVID AND GOLIATH STORY, TONIGHT WE HAVE BROCK LESNAR ONE-ON-ONE AGAINST FINN BáLOR. BOOKER, LET’S START WITH YOU. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF HOW THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE LAST TWO WEEKS HAVE LED TO BROCK’S OPPONENT HERE TONIGHT? BOOKER T.: SEPARATION IS THE ONLY LUCK. RIGHT NOW FINN BáLOR, HE’S ALMOST JUST SLIPPED ON A BANANA PEOPLE. HE’S GOT THAT LOTTERY TICKET. HE JUST NEEDS TO GO OUT AND CASH IT IN. CAN FINN BáLOR GO OUT AND SLAY THE BEAST? THAT’S A HUGE, HUGE MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB BUT FINN BáLOR IS AN EXTRA EXTRAORDINARY TALENT. HE CAN DO ANYTHING AND HIS ENDURANCE, HE CAN GO ALL NIGHT LONG. THE QUESTION IS GOING TO BE HOW MUCH CAN HE TAKE TONIGHT? WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT. JONATHAN: BRAUN STROWMAN, BECAUSE OF JOHN CENA’S INJURY STILL WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO WRESTLEMANIA AND BE PART OF THE RUMBLE MATCH TONIGHT. FINN BáLOR, THIS IS A TITLE THAT HE’S NEVER LOST AND FINN BáLOR HAS FOR THE BEST PART OF A COUPLE OF YEARS HAS SAID HE’S A TOP-FLIGHT SUPERSTAR. TONIGHT HE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE IT. JERRY: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT AND I DON’T KNOW OF ANYBODY, INCLUDING FINN BáLOR WHO WOULD RELISH THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOPE TO BE IN A MATCH WITH BROCK LESNAR. IT’S SOMETHING YOU WOULD TRY TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS. BUT THE WWE TITLE IS ON THE LINE. I CAN’T GO AGAINST BROCK LESNAR. JONATHAN: WE KNOW THAT BROCK LESNAR, UNIVERSAL CHAMPION, IS A TICKET SELLER, A MAIN EVENT, A BIG-TIME TALENT AND IT WOULD BE EASY TO SAY THAT HE WOULD OVERLOOK FINN BáLOR HERE TONIGHT. IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN I THINK THERE IS A CASE FOR FINN BáLOR TO SHOCK THE WORLD AND SHOCK PHOENIX, ARIZONA. BETH: WHEN IT COMES TO BROCK, I DON’T THINK BROCK LESNAR NECESSARILY UNDERESTIMATES ANY OPPONENT BUT HE’S PRETTY GOOD AT JUST EATING THEM ALIVE. NOBODY IS GOING TO MEET BROCK FACE-TO-FAILS WITH STRENGTH. FINN HAS TO FIGURE OUT ANOTHER STRATEGY. I THINK IF ANYBODY CAN, WITH MOMENTUM AND A WE’VE SUPERSTAR CAVENS FIRE AND FINN IS IN THAT CATEGORY TONIGHT. BOOKER T.: FINN BáLOR IS GOING TO HAVE TO SLAY HIM AND NOT GET WHIPPED. JERRY: I’VE HEARD THAT SOMEWHERE BEFORE. JONATHAN: THE UNIFORM CHAMPION BROCK LESNAR, WHO’S PROVEN YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT THAT HE IS THE ABSOLUTE MAN, TAKING ON A FINN BáLOR SUPERSTAR WHO HAS TOLD US TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT HE’S WORTHY BUT NEVER QUITE GOT BACK TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN. IT COULD HAPPEN HERE TONIGHT. BROCK LESNAR, FINISH — FINN BáLOR.>>I FEEL LIKE A CAGED ANIMAL RIGHT NOW.>>AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN THAT DOES EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.>>OPEN A DOOR — >>YOU CAN TELL FINN BáLOR IS FIRED UP. >>AND RUN FREE.>>THE MIND-TWISTING STYLE ON DISPLAY.>>THEY SAY TO SHOOT AN ARROW, YOU HAVE TO PULL IT BACKWARDS.>>THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION.>>YOU SEE, DAVID, HE’S STILL IN THE SHADOW OF A GIANT. THEY SAID YOU’RE HALF THE SIZE AND THEY LAUGHED IN HIS FACE. BUT THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHO DAVID WAS. WHEN GOLIATH FELL, FACE DOWN IN THE DIRT — >>COULD IT BE BALOR? >>IT’S BALOR AND THE BEAST FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP! ♪ >>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU YOUR REIGNING, DEFENDING, UNDISPUTEDED UNIVERSAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! >>YOU’RE LOOKING IN THE EYES OF AN ABSOLUTE BEAST. >>ABSOLUTE DOMINANCE PERSONIFIED.>>BROCK LESNAR! YOU CAN’T SURVIVE THE ONSLAUG. YOU CAN’T SURVIVE BROCK LESNAR! JONATHAN: AMAZING LOOK THERE AT LESNAR AND FINN BáLOR. TIME TO LOOK AT THE TALE OF THE TAPE AND THE NUMBERS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF ASTONISHING. THE WEIGHT, NEARLY 100-POUND DIFFERENCE. 11 INCHES IN THEIR CHEST SIZE, THEIR REACH, 10 INCHES. HOW ABOUT COMBINED DAYS AS UNIFORM CHAMPION? FOR FINN, ONE DAY. FOR BROCK, NEARLY 00 DAYS. YOU HEARD PAUL HEYMAN’S VOICE AT THE END OF THAT PACKAGE AND THE FIRST THREE WORDS OF EACH SENTENCE WAS YOU CAN’T SURVIVE. DO WE BELIEVE THAT FINN CAN SURVIVE THE INITIAL ONSLAUGHT OF BROCK LESNAR HERE TONIGHT? BOOKER T.: AND JF CAN I ANSWER THAT? I LOOK AT THAT TALE OF THE TAPE RIGHT THERE. THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT VS. A SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT TONIGHT IN THIS MATCHUP AND I HAVE TO GO BACK TO EARLY 1990’S. A SMALL GUY VS. A SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT. WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT MATCH? HE CHOKED HIS MAN OUT AND WALKED AWAY THE WINNER. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT COULD HAPPEN TONIGHT. FINN BáLOR COULD COME IN WITH A PLAN, EXECUTE AND WALK AWAY CHAMPION. JONATHAN: PLENTY MORE ON BROCK LESNAR AND FINN BáLOR COMING UP LATER ON ON THE KICKOFF SHOW. THAT’S THE “RAW” CHAMPIONSHIP, WHAT ABOUT THE “SMACKDOWN” LIVE WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT CHAMPIONSHIP? WE SEND TO IT CHARLEY LIVE. CHARLY: THANK YOU. YOU KNOW, THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE IS DIFFERENT. THEY’RE EVENLY MATCHED COMPETITORS AND HAVE BOTH PROVEN THEMSELVES AS CHAMPIONS, WOULD YOU SAY? J.B.L.: ABSOLUTELY. SHAWN MILES IN HI GENERATION WAS THE — SHAWN MICHAELS WAS THE BEST PERFORMER WE HAD. A.J. STYLES IS THE EQUIVALENT OF SHAWN MICHAELS. HE CAN GO 48 MINUTES, 0 MINUTES, WHAT’VE HE HAS TO DO. I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A MATCH TO REMEMBER. CALL THE ARIZONA P.D., THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO STEAL THE SHOW. BETH: THEY BOTH KNOW THAT VICTORY TONIGHT IS THE ONLY OPTION AND IT IS THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN, PUTTING ASIDE HIS EM BANCHTE OR FEAR, AS THE TWO GO INTO THE RING TO CHALLENGE FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. >>I DESTROYED THE HOUSE THAT A.J. STYLES BUILT.>>WAIT A MINUTE. >>DANLE DANIEL BRYAN WITH A LOW BLOW. >>SOMETHING JUST SNAPPED IN DANIEL BRYAN. >>I AM CREATING A BRAVE NEW WORLD.>>YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU THE WAY. THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN! >>I’VE SEEN SUPERSTARS COME AND GO. THEY COME IN HERE AND WIN THEIR CHAMPIONSHIPS. AND THEN THEY BECOME COMPLACENT. I KNOW THAT’S NOT YOU. THERE’S AN ANIMAL IN THERE. I WANT TO SEE IT. I WANT TO SEE THAT ANIMAL. OH, YEAH, I WANT TO SEE IT, A.J. I WANT TO SEE IT AND I’M GOING TO SEE IT. I’M GOING TO SEE IT.>>I WILL DESTROY THE HOUSE THAT A.J. STYLES BUILT. >>WHAT YOU PEOPLE CALL A CONCESSION STAND BUT THE ONLY CONCESSIONS BEING MADE ARE — YOU’RE DESTROYING THE VERY PLANET THAT GIVES YOU LIFE. CHANGING THE PLANET.>>SUBMISSION.>>YOU TAKE AND YOU TAKE AND YOU TAKE AND YOU GIVE NOTHING BACK. I NEED YOU PEOPLE TO CHANGE. THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET NEED ME. AND THAT IS WHY YOU HEAR A.J. STYLES. I WILL FILL THIS WORLD WITH SOMETHING BE THAT’S ALL OF THESE CHILDREN CAN BE PROUD OF. >>THAT’S A.J. STYLES!>>STYLES WANTS TO BRING IT RIGHT NOW.>>THE CALL FROM MANY OPPONENTS AND I HAVE SEEN THAT LOOK THROUGH THEIR EYES. YOU’RE AFRAID LIKE YOU’RE AAFRAID OF WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. AND DANIEL, YOU SHOULD. BUT CORRUPTED YOUR LIFE FOR THAT ONE THING, THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. BUT WHAT HAPPENS, DANIEL, WHEN I TAKE THAT ONE THING AWAY FROM YOU?>>IT’S THE WWE CHAMPION 6. THE NEW DANIEL FLYING. SLOWING DOWN WITH A.J. STYLES IN THE CONCOURSE AREA.>>A.J. STYLES USES HIS POWER TO GET FAME! AND GET MONEY! I USE MY POWER ARE THE ARE THE GREATER GOOD. DANIEL BRINE JUST PUT THE CHAIRMAN IN FRONTS OF HIMSELF. OH. >>PEOPLE HAVE NOT SEEN WHAT I AM CAPABLE OF BUT A.J. STYLES WILL SEE, HE’LL SEE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. >>I’M THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN. BETH: GOSH, WE HEARD A LOT OF REALLY STRONG WORDS COMING FROM DANIEL BRYANT. I THINK HE WOULD BE REALLY UPSET. I’M SEEING COTTON CANLED BY, — CANDY, CHOCOLATE STICKS. I DON’T THINK HE’D BE VERY HAPPY RIGHT NOW. J.B.L.: I WAS IN WRESTLEMANIA AT NEW ORLEANS WHEN KING WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP. TONIGHT I DON’T THINK THEY’RE GOING TO BE CHANTING YES. I DON’T THINK DANIEL GRIRNLTE DANIEL BRYAN CARES. THE CHAMPION YOU SEE USUALLY WALKS OUT. I BELIEVE DANIEL BRYAN WILL WALK OUT AS WWE CHAMPION. BETH: IS THAT MOMENTUM MEANINGFUL TONIGHT? J.B.L.: I DON’T THINK NEPHEW IT IS MEANING AFTERFUL. YOU HAD TWO OF THE BIGGEST MATCHES IN HISTORY. TWO OF THE GREATEST COMPETITORS OF ALL TIME. THIS IS A COIN FLIP TO HEE ME. THERE ARE — THESE ARE TWO OF THE MOST EVENLY MATCHED. IT’S LIKE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THE NFL. I THINK DANIEL BRYAN RETABLES. CHARLY: ABSOLUTELY. SPEAKING OF EVIL CONCESSIONS, CHASE FIELD EARLIER DID TALK ABOUT A BURGER THEY’REA RELEASING FOR THE ROYAL RUMBLE. IT’S 16 OUNCES OF PORK. THEY HAVE ALL KINDS OF STUFF ON IT AND IT’S EVEN TOPPED WITH FRIDAY BACK — MAC & CHEESE WEDGES. THAT IS SPECIAL BUT NOT IN THE EYES OF DANIEL BRYAN. J.B.L.: I’M ALL WITH THE VEGETARIANS ON THIS. COWS EAT THE GRASS, EEAT THE COWS. CHARLY: DANIEL BRYAN ABSOLUTELY HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS AND WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM EARLY IN — YELL TODAY. >>IN A COUPLE OF HOURS THOUSANDS OF TONS OF HUMANITY WILL BE HERDED INTO THE STADIUM. THOSE PEOPLE WILL FORCE THEMSELVES INTO THESE REINFORCED STREETS AND UNDOUBTEDLY MOST OF THEM WILL BE CHEERING FOR A.J. STYLES. YET THEN, AS IT IS NOW, THIS PLACE WILL BE EMPTY. BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE, JUST LIKE ALL OF YOU IN THE WWE UNIVERSE, THEY LEAD EMPTY LIVES. TOTS LOTS OF TIMES THEY TRY TO REVIEW FILL IT WITH SOCIAL MEEBLEDA NEWS. AND ALL KINDS OF TOXIC POISONS BUT IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. THEY KEEP FILING AND FILING AND FEELING AND THAT’S HOW WE END UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THE CHASE FIELD ROYAL RUMBLE BURNER. DOWN HOW MANY AN MARBLINGS HOW MANY OF YOUR FELLOW EARTH I THINK SO — EARTHLES HAVE SUFFICIENTED FOR THIS? SHAME, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU. AND NETTH THERE WILL BE THOUSANDS AT THE CONCESSION STAND JUST WAITING TO CLOG THEIR ARTRIES WITH THAT. YET SBITHE SPITE ALL THE SUFFERING AND ALRACE, — CAL RILLS THEY’LL HAVE NOTHING LEFT. THEN THEY SI — THINK MAYBE IRKED LIVE VICARIOUSLY INFLUENCE ONE OF MY IDOLS. G WILES, WHEN HE WINS, I WIN. HIS VICTORY IS MY VICTORY AND THEY SMING THAT IF HE CAN MEET ME FOR THE WWE CHAMPION, MAYBE NOT ALL HOPE IS LOST. MAYBE IT’S — THERE’S STILL ONLY — SOME GOOD IN THE WORLD. IF THAT’S THEIR LAST WOKE HAPPY, — HOPE, I CAN’T WAIT TO DESTROY I789. CHARLY: OH, MY GO, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT MONSTROSITY OF A BURGER IS GOING TO BE EVEN MORE MOTIVATION FOR HIM TONIGHT. J.B.L.: I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT AT ALL BUT I GET BEHIND THAT LUMBERJACK JACKET AND BEAR IN MIND IS ONE OF THE FIERCEST COMPETITORS TO EVER BE SEEN. TO TO ME IS GOING TO BE NOTHING SORT SO OF AWESOME. CHARLY: COACH, BACK TOMB. CHARLY: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. A PROGRAMMING NOTE, NEXT SATURDAY, WWE NETWORK, IT’S WWE WORLDS COLLIDE. SUPERSTARS OF NXT AND NXT — UK WILL BATTLE IN A TOURNAMENT WITH THE WINNER FEIST FIGHTER IF IF A — FIGHTING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP OF THEIR CHOOSING. WE KNOW THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR IN-RING ACTION. TIME TO GET THINGS STARTED HERE AT CHASE FIELD. LET’S GO TO RINGSIDE, MICHAEL COLE, COREY GRAVES. MICHAEL: YOU’RE LOOKING LIVE AT CHASE FIELD IN ARIZONA, HOME TO THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS AND TONIGHT HOME TO THE 32ND ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT. THEY’RE STILL FILING IN. THERE IS A LINE AROUND THE BLOCK AROUND THE STADIUM. AS WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE. MICHAEL COLE, COREY DRAVES. — GRAVES. THIS IS MY FAVORITE EVENT OF THE CALENDAR YEAR.>>I AGREE 100%. THIS OFFICIALLY KINGS OFF THE ROAD TO RAIN DENY WRESTLEMANIA. >>OOH, I’M FEELING IT. MICHAEL: AND LET’S GET THINGS UNDER WAY WITH THE “RAW” TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS. ♪ >>MOMENT? GLORIA — ♪ RING ANNOUNCER: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TAG TEAM MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL. INTRODUCING FIRST, THEY ARE THE “RAW” TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, THE TEAM OF CHAD GABLE AND THE GLORIOUS BOBBY! MICHAEL: HER FIRST ROYAL RUMBLE AND YOU AND BETH PHOENIX WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CALL THE WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE TONIGHT.>>I’M SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS, MAKING HISTORY TONIGHT AND STARTING THINGS OFF WITH THIS. MICHAEL: AND COREY GRAVES AND I WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO CALL THE MEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE TONIGHT WITH JERRY LAWLER, THE LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER. THAT IS GOING TO BE FUN.>>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN. THE ATMOSPHERE INSIDE CHASE FIELD RIGHT NOW IS SURREAL. YOU COULD SEE IT WHEN THEY FIRST MADE THEIR ENTRANCE. THEY TOOK IN AN EXTRA SECOND TO TAKE IN THE MOMENT. >>THE WORD IS GLORIOUS, GRAVES. RING SPOUNS ANNOUNCER: AND THEIR OPPONENT, FIRST ACOMPANIED TO THE RING BY DRAKE MAVERICK, SHE PART OF O.R.P., REZAR! MICHAEL: DRAKE MAVERICK GOT THIS MATCH WITH SCOTT DAWSON OF THE REVIVAL TONIGHT. AN OPPORTUNITY, IF THEY WIN, FOR BOTH TEAMS TO GET FUTURE TAG TEAM OPPORTUNITY. COREY: A WIN TONIGHT WOULD DEFINITELY PUT ONE IN TAG TEAM ACTION. RING ANNOUNCER: HE’S ONE-HALF OF THE REVIVAL, SCOTT DAWSON! MICHAEL: AND RENEE, THIS PAST MONDAY NIGHT ON “RAW,” REVIVAL HAD AN TUFPBLE. HAWKINS INSERTED AS THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE AND HAWKINS CALLED IT DOWN THE MIDDLE. REKNEE: HE DID. BUT HERE AT THE REVIVAL, IT’S AT — ANOTHER GROWING MOMENT. CORE CHRIS: VERY CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT THIS TEAM IS CAPABLE OF. BOTH GREAT DYNAMICS BUT A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC WHEN YOU’RE PAIRED WITH SOMEONE YOU’RE — YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH. MICHAEL: AS WE GET SET FOR THIS MATCHUP BETWEEN THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS. WE’RE HERE AT CHASE FIELD IN ARIZONA. OF COURSE, THE ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT COMING UP JUST MOMENTS AWAY. IT’S A UNIQUE FEEL INSIDE CHASE FIELD. WE DON’T DO MANY EVENTS INSIDE BASEBALL STALMTS BUT IT’S A REALLY DISTINCT FEEL IN HERE TONIGHT. COREY: THE ATMOSPHERE INSIDE THIS BUILDING IS VERY, VERY DIFFERENT ASIDE FROM MAYBE A WRESTLEMANIA. RENEE: THE ROYAL RUMBLE INSIDE A BASEBALL STADIUM, THIS IS AMERICA. MICHAEL: THE COVER BY GABLE. HOOK TO THE LEG AND A KICKOUT. WE’RE ONE HOUR AND NINE MINUTES AWAY FROM THE 32ND ANNUAL ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT AND OUR FIRST MATCH ON THE KICKOFF SHOW. COREY: GOING TO LOOK TO CUTS THE RING IN HALF, KEEP DAWSON AWAY FROM RESAR. LOOK AT THAT ATHLETICISM. COREY: AND A KICKOUT. AGAIN, AND A JACKKNIFE COVER BY GABLE. INCREDIBLE CORE STRENGTH BY SAW — DAWSON. ABLE TO FIGHT UP, LOOKING FOR A BACK SLIDE. GABLE LANDS ON HIS FACE. PAID OFF. CROSS BODY, LATERAL PRESS. NEAR FALL, KICKOUT BY DAWSON. AND DAWSON TRY ADD CHEAP SHOT AT BOBBY. ROODE. AND DRAKE MAVERICK SAYING DAWSON MAKES A TAG AND HE DOES AND HERE COMES REZAR OF THE A.O.P. GREAT DOUBLE-TEAM ACTION. MAKE SHIRT SHIFT TAG TEAM. AND COREY, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT BEFORE, REZAR IS THE REAL DEAL. COREY: ABSOLUTELY, ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MEN ON THE WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT ROSTER, PERIOD. HE’S AS DANGEROUS AS THE DAY IS LONG. MICHAEL: LOOK AT THOSE CROSS-FACES BY REZAR AS GABLE IS HUNG UP ON THE SECOND ROME. DRAKE MAVERICK, WHO IS ALSO THE GENERAL MANAGER OF 205 LIVE AND LATER ON IN THE SHOW WE’LL HAVE THE FATAL FOUR-WAY. REZAR DOESN’T LOOK HAPPY. COREY: NOT THE BEST COMMUNICATION TO THIS POINT BETWEEN DAWSON AND REZAR. IT TAKES TIME TO MAKE CHEMISTRY. GABLE ABLE TO KICK OUT AT TWO. RENEE: IS IT BETTER TO DO THAT OR STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW? COREY: THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. I DON’T KNOW THAT I HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU. REZAR IS JUST BRUT POWER. MAYBE DAWSON LEADS THE CHARGE AND REZAR DOES THE HEAVY LIFTING. MICHAEL: DOING A GOOD JOB KEEPING CHAD OUT OF HIS CORNER AND AWAY FROM BOBBY RO OFFENSE DE. KICK TO THE SPINE AND NOW REZAR THE LYLE MAN. COREY: LEGAL HAMMER FISTS FROM THE ALBANEIAN PSYCHO. TWO COULDN’T KICKOFF, NEAR FALL. WHAT WOULD IT DO FOR THE PSYCHE OF THE TAG CHAMPS?>>WHEN YOU’RE THE REIGNING TAG TEAM, TO COME UP SHORT AGAINST A TEAM THAT ISN’T FULL TIME, THAT COULD BE VERY DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR CAREER. REZAR IS FUN TO WATCH AS LONG AS YOU’RE NOT IN THE RING. I’LL WATCH HIM BEAT PEOPLE UP, THOUGH. DAWSON AGAIN. DAWSON NOW THE LEGAL MAN. NITIS SUPLEX, HOOK OF THE LEG AND GABLE KICKS OUT AT TWO. ANOTHER NEAR FALL. GABLE REALLY HAS TO MAKE A CATCH FROM HIS PARTNER BOBBY ROOD. CUT THE RING IN HALF. GABLE TRY TO FIGHT BACK INTO THIS. I THINK BOTH SUPERSTARS COLLIDED INTEREST AND THIS COULD BE THE TURNING POINT. IF GABLE CAN SOMEHOW DEBT — GET TO HIS CORNER. REZAR, THOUGH, NOT GOING TO ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN AND THIS HUGE MAN, REZAR, JUST OVERPOWERING GABLE WITH ONE HAND. LOOK AT THIS. COREY: GABLE ABLE TO FIGHT OUT OF IT. ARMBARS APPLIED. RENEE: SMART MOVE BY CHAD GABLE. MICHAEL: GABLE ABLE TO ROLL THROUGH, MAKE A TAG AND HERE’S COMES BOBBY RUUD. LIKE A ONE-SET MOVIE. MICHAEL: THIGH BUSTER PLANTING DAWSON AND RADIOED IS FIRED UP. BURYING THE SHOULDER INTO THE MIDSECTION AS THE WORLD IS TALKING ABOUT THE ROYAL RUMBLE ALREADY. OH! BLOCKBUSTER BY RUDE. MICHAEL A KICKOUT BY RUDE AT TWO AND DAWSON WITH A KNEE IN THE FACE. AND KNEW A DOUBLE-TEAM COMING FOR THIS MAKESHIFT TAG TEAM. COREY: DUSTIN CONNECTS WITH REZAR. JONATHAN: OH, AND REZAR WAS DRIVEN FROM THE ROAMS? AND A KICKOUT AT TWO! GABLE’S LEGAL. COREY: ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP ROAD. MICHAEL: CHAD GABLE TAKES OUT DAWSON. HERE’S THE COVER, AND THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS WITH THE WIN! RING ANNOUNCER: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS, THE “RAW” TAG TEAM WINNERS, CHAD GABLE AND RUDE! MICHAEL: PLENTY MORE TO COME, INCLUDING FROM “SMACKDOWN” LIFE, THE UNITED STATES CHAMP RUSEV DEFENDS AGAINST SHINSUKE. LET’S GO UP TO OUR ALL-STAR TABLE, OF COURSE ANCHORED BY OUR FRIEND JONATHAN COACHMAN. >>THANK YOU. A MAKESHIFT TAG TEAM GOING UP AGAINST CHAD GABLE AND BOBBY RULED. THEY TRULY DID BRING IT TO YOU. J.B.L.: WE COULD SEE EITHER OF THESE COMPETITORS LATER IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. THE ROYAL RUMBLE IS ABOUT THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA AND CREATING AN IMPACT. HEARTS ARE GOING TO BE BONE BROKEN — BROKEN AND SOMEONE IS GOING TO EMERGE OUT OF THIS >>THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE YOU CAN WATCH THE ROYAL RUMBLE — >>DOES ANYBODY HERE EVEN KNOW WAIT MEANS TO BE ALMIGHTY?>>THAT MAN LOOKS LIKE HE’S ALMIGHTY. >>DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHAMPION. DO YOU? YOU KNOW, RIGHT? WE BEAT YOU FOR THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP. LISTEN, BOBBY LASHLEY WAS MADE FOR THE ROYAL RUMBLE. HE CAME HERE TO DOMINATE. HE CAME HERE TO ELIMINATE AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO. THIS IS YOUR TIME, BIG MAN. YOUR TIME. JERRY: LOOK OUT. IF YOU DROP A CHAMPION, THAT’S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT THERE. IT’S A TRUE STORY. CHARLY: IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S ENJOYING THE ATTENTION OUT HERE. J.B.L.: HE SHOULD BE. I LOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP TO BOBBY LASHLEY. I KNEW WHEN HE CAME UNTIL HE WAS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS AND RIGHT NOW HE’S PRETTY MUCH CALLED HIS AWARD. HE FAILED FOR THE ROYAL RUMBLE AND I WOULDN’T BET AGAINST HIM. CHARLY: ABSOLUTELY. TONIGHT WE’LL SEE TWO OF THE MOST DOMINANT WOMEN IN WWE GO HEAD TO HEAD. THE EMPRISS — EMPRESS OF TOMORROW, ASUKA, GOING ONE-ON-ONE WITH BECKY LYNCH BECKY LYNCH FOR THE SMACKDOWN LIVE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. THE FIRST EVER WOMEN’S TLC MATCH, RONDA ROUSEY REALLY PUTTING HER TWO CENTS IN HERE, SHE DID NOT WANT TO SEE THESE TWO LADIES WIN. SHE DID NOT WANT TO FACE THEM. THEREFORE, ASUKA BECOMING THE NEW SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION. JBL: ONCE WE KNOW FOR SURE RIGHT NOW IS THOSE TWO COMPETITORS RIGHT THERE, ASUKA AND BECKY LYNCH ARE COMPETING FOR THAT CHAMPIONSHIP. CHARLIE: AND IT LOOKS LIKE NEITHER OF THEM ARE AFRAID. WALKING INTO AN EYE WITH EXTREME CONFIDENCE. THERE REALLY IS NO TELLING. CHARLOTTE VALE — CHARLOTTE FLAIR COMMODITY SHE IS THE RIGHTFUL ONE. JBL: CHARLOTTE FLAIR WANTS TO INJECT YOURSELF IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. ASUKA WAS LAST YEAR’S ROYAL RUMBLE CHAMPION. SHE WAS TO BE THIS YEAR’S ROYAL RUMBLE CHAMPION. SHE’S GOING TO FACE ONE OF THESE TWO COMPETITORS. CHARLIE BANK SHE WILL FACE IT IF SHE WERE TO BE THE ONE TO WIN THE WOMAN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. THERE IS NO TELLING WHO WE COULD SEE WALKING INTO WRESTLEMANIA AS THE WOMEN’S CHAMPION. JBL: ASUKA CAME IN, SHE WAS LAST YEAR’S ROYAL RUMBLE WINNER. UNDEFEATED STREAK HERE IN WWE, YOU DON’T FIND OUT ABOUT SOMEBODY UNTIL THEY FACE ADVERSITY COME UNLESS YOU ARE ROCKY OR FLOYD MAYWEATHER, YOU DON’T RETIRE UNDEFEATED IN THIS WORLD. WE FOUND OUT A LOT ABOUT ASUKA ONCE SHE FINALLY LOST. SHE’S A GREAT CHAMPION. SHE’S FACING A FORMER NUMBER ONE DRAFT PICK IN BECKY LYNCH. THIS IS A GREAT MATCHUP ON A GREAT STAGE. THIS IS THE PERFECT SET UP FOR WHAT GOING TO HAPPEN AT WRESTLEMANIA. MORE PORTLY TONIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO SEE ONE HECK OF A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. CHARLIE: — MORE IMPORTANTLY TONIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO SEE ONE HECK OF A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. CHARLIE: RIGHT NOW, I WOULD SAY THE ODDS — I WOULDN’T SAY STACKED IN HER FAVOR, BUT THEY ARE NOT LOOKING BAD. JBL: RIGHT NOW BECKY HAS THAT. CHARLIE: THE WILL RUMBLE IS LIVE AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. JONATHAN: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, WE ARE OFFICIALLY UNDER 60 MINUTES UNTIL THE START OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE LIVE. 40,000 FANS CONTINUE TO FILE INHERENT SHE’S FIELD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. OUR ROYALTY HAS TAGGED OUT, KING AND BOOKER ARE GONE. WE ARE HONORED TO WELCOME OUR NEW PANEL MEMBERS. ALL THE WAY AT THE END, — AND OF COURSE, A MAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. HE WON THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH TWICE, WWE HALL OF FAMER, THE HEARTBREAK KID.>>THE WORST DRESSED MAN FOR THIS PARTICULAR EVENT. JONATHAN: LET’S BE HONEST, IT’S ABOUT THE WOMEN’S 30 ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH AND THE MEN’S 30 -MEN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO PARTICIPATE BUT TO WIN TONIGHT? — WHAT DOES IT TAKE, NOT JUST TO PARTICIPATE, BUT TO WIN TONIGHT? SHAWN: MY ANSWER IS I DON’T KNOW. EVERY TIME, EVERY 30 PERSON COME I FEEL IT I’VE BEEN IN THE RING WITH THEM AT LEAST ONCE. NOW YOU DON’T KNOW WHO’S COMING OUT. THAT’S SOMETHING, AGAIN YOU’VE BEEN IN THE RING AND MIGHT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT YOU MAY HAVE SOME A COMING DOWN THAT AISLE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN IN THE RING WITH COME OF IT HAVEN’T SEEN IN 10 YEARS. THERE ARE A LOT OF SURPRISES WE DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH. YOU CAN PREPARE AS BEST AS YOU CAN BUT YOU HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO GO ON THE FLY. JONATHAN: FOR THOSE FANS THAT HAVE WATCHED OVER THE YEARS, YOU HAVE HAD THE MOST SPECTACULAR MOMENTS THAT THIS MATCH HAS EVER SEEN. WHEN THOSE THINGS HAPPEN, DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING, OR DO YOU KIND OF GO WITH THE FLOW? SHAWN: I’M VERY BLESSED TO WEAR SOME OF WHAT I DID I HAD NO IDEA — BLESSED TO WHERE SOME OF WHAT I DID, I HAD NO IDEA. BEING CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT ALWAYS WORKS FOR ME. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE IF IT AIN’T BROKE, I AIN’T TRYING TO FIX IT.>>THE ROYAL RUMBLE LIVE TONIGHT. 7 P.M. EASTERN, FOUR PACIFIC. IF YOU ARE NOT A SUBSCRIBER, IT’S VERY SIMPLE. GO TO WWE NETWORK.COM. IT’S FREE FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS. YOU ALSO GET, FOR FREE, THE WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER. AND HISTORY WILL BE MADE, WE WILL CROWN THE WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPION THAT NIGHT. TONIGHT IS A SPECIAL NIGHT. WE START WITH A MATCH THAT WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT. HOW DO YOU PREPARE, HOW YOU GET READY, HOW DO YOU KNOW? THE ANSWER IS, YOU DON’T. 30 MEN WILL ENTER, ONE MAN WILL LEAVE, A SHOT AT THE MAIN EVENT AT WRESTLEMANIA. ALSO COMING UP HERE TONIGHT, HOW ABOUT THIS? DANIEL BRYAN, AJ STYLES. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? DAVID: THE PHENOMENAL ONE WILL TRY TO RECLAIM THE TITLE OVER CAPTAIN PLANET, THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN. BETH: THEN WE HAVE THE EMPRESS OF TOMORROW, ASUKA, SHE WILL BE DEFENDING HER TITLE AGAINST THE MAN BECKY LYNCH. TENSIONS HAVE BOILED BETWEEN THE TWO COMPETITORS AS THEY SET OFF TO PROVE WHO RULES THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S DIVISION. DAVID: AND AFTER A BRUTAL HEAT DOWN ON SMACKDOWN LIVE, WILL SHANE MCMAHON AND THE MIZ LIVE UP TO THEIR NICKNAME AS THE BEST TECH TEAM IN THE WORLD BY OVERTHROWING THE BAR AND BECOMING THE NEW SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS? BETH: WE HAVE ANOTHER FIRST, THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON THE — ON THE LINE IN A MATCH WE HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATING SINCE RONDA ROUSEY DEBUTED IN WWE, SHE WILL BE TAKING ON THE BOSS SASHA BANKS. WE ARE GOING TO SEE THEM BATTLE. JONATHAN: AND IN A BATTLE OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, A TRUE DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH. BROCK LESNAR WILL DEFEND THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST THE MAN WHO CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS, FINN BALOR. BETH: WE HAVE A HUGE WOMAN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH, ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN HISTORY. 30 WOMEN WILL DO BATTLE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT WRESTLEMANIA. JONATHAN: COMING UP LIVE, THE ROYAL RUMBLE STREAMING AT 7 P.M. EASTERN, FOUR PACIFIC. RUSEV IS PRIMED TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN. HE FINALLY GOT THERE. WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO RINGSIDE. ♪ [ENTRANCE MUSIC] [BELL RINGS] RING ANNOUNCER: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL IS FOR THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP. INTRODUCING THE CHALLENGER, FROM KYOTO JAPAN — GENTLE, JAPAN — KYOTO, JAPAN, HE’S THE ARTIST KNOWN AS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA. MICHAEL: WE ARE SET UP FOR THE FIRST OF MANY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES TONIGHT. YOU CAN HEAR HAMILTON’S VOICE ECHOED THROUGHOUT THIS CAVERNOUS ARENA. COREY: I HAVE A STRONG FEELING THAT THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS ABOUT TO BE RELOCATED TO THE UNITED STATES OF NAKAMURA. A UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY, ON RUSEV DAY. ♪ [ENTRANCE MUSIC ] RING ANNOUNCER: AND HIS OPPONENT, ACCOMPANIED BY THE RAVISHING RUSSIAN LANA, HE IS THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION, THE BULGARIAN BRUTE, RUSEV. MICHAEL: RUSEV SET TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP. HIS WIFE LANA WILL COMPETE LATER ON TONIGHT IN THE READY-WOMEN — IN THE 30-WOMEN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHUP. RUSEV — DIDN’T BELIEVE RUSEV WAS WORTH THE COMPETITION AND THAT ALL CAME FROM THAT ALL CHANGED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. — ALL CHANGED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. HE HASN’T LOOKED BACK SINCE. COREY: RUSEV HAS TO BE CAREFUL AND BE AWARE NOT TO FALL TO THE MIND GAMES OF SHINSUKE MY — SHINSUKE NAKAMURA. TONIGHT NAKAMURA CAN REALLY CAPITALIZE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE. TOM: AS THE WWE UNIVERSE LOOKS ON THE ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF SHOW, IT WAS AN ALTERCATION BETWEEN SHINSUKE NAKAMURA AND RUSEV WHERE THINGS GOT OUT OF CONTROL. COREY: LANA PUT HER NOSE AND SOMETHING THAT SHE DID NOT BELONG IN. LANA DECIDED SHE WANTED TO PROTECT HER HUSBAND WITH A COMPETITOR OF HIS OWN RIGHT AND SHE PAID THE PRICE FOR IT. TOM: A LITTLE LESS THAN 50 MINUTES UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT, STREAMING LIVE ON THE WWE NETWORK. BYRON: SHINSUKE NAKAMURA USE THAT INCIDENT AS A PLOY. RUSEV ATTACKING. TOM: HERE COMES THE LINE OF BULGARIA, RIGHT TO THE MIDSECTION. NOW A THREE TIMES UNITED STATES CHAMPION. THIS IS PERSONAL AS WELL. HOPE TO THE LEG, COVER ON NAKAMURA. COREY: HE NEEDS TO STICK TO HIS GUNS, NOT GET TOO CAUGHT UP EMOTIONALLY YOU DON’T WANT RUSEV TO MAKE A MISTAKE THAT YOU WANT RUSEV TO MAKE A MISTAKE. — CAUGHT UP EMOTIONALLY, YOU WANT RUSEV TO MAKE A MISTAKE.>>THE FACTORY MAINS LANA PUT HERSELF IN HARM’S WAY THAT NIGHT. YOU CAN’T PUT THAT AGAINST SHINSUKE NAKAMURA. BYRON: PEOPLE ARE HOLDING AGAINST SHINSUKE WHAT HE STARTED WITH THAT INCIDENT, HE USED TO TO GET INTO THE HEAD OF RUSEV. COREY: WHAT GOING ON RIGHT NOW, SHINSUKE NAKAMURA HAS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION. TOM: AND OTHER SUPLEX FROM RUSEV — ANOTHER SUPLEX FROM RUSEV. THERE GOES SHINSUKE. BYRON: YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT THE BALANCE IS GOING TO BE BETWEEN BEING EMOTIONALLY IN CHECK AND EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED ON YOUR OPPONENT. COREY: LANA MAY GET WOUND UP AGAIN AND TRY TO ATTACK SHINSUKE. TOM: COME ON. NAKAMURA KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE OF RUSEV. BYRON: NAKAMURA REALIZING HE’S GOING TO WANT TO GET RUSEV BACK INSIDE THE RING. GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AT THE MEANTIME. NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF THE REFEREE’S COUNT. TOM: ACCOUNT OF FOUR AND GETS RUSEV BACK INSIDE, BREAKS THE COUNT FOR THE MOMENT. — A COUNT OF FOUR AND GETS RUSEV BACK INSIDE, BREAKS THE COUNT FOR THE MOMENT. NEED TO THE CHEST. A MASTER CLASS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL — COVER — PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION FROM THE FORMER UNITED STAYS CHAMPION SHINSUKE NAKAMURA. BYRON: LOOK AT THE ANGER YOU HAVE DRAWN OUT OF RUSEV, CAN NAKAMURA ANGLE RUSEV IN THIS MATCH? TOM: WE ARE NOT PUNISHED FOR ANGER, WE ARE PUNISHED BY OUR ANGER. THAT COULD BE THE CASE FOR RUSEV TONIGHT. SHINSUKE WILL MAKE HIM PAY. NAKAMURA, BAD VIBRATIONS, USING HIS LONG LIMBS. NOW HAS RUSEV ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE. NAKAMURA RIGHT TO THE MIDSECTION. COREY: EVA’S RATING KNEE. TOM: HOPE TO THE KNEE, INSIDE LEG, RUSEV KICKS OUT — HOOK TO THE LEE — HOOK TO THE KNEE, INSIDE LEG, RUSEV KICKS OUT. YOU HAVE TO EARN YOUR OPPORTUNITY, OR IN THE CASE OF WHAT NAKAMURA DID COME UP WITH OPERA TO GIVING YOU A MATCH. COREY: YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH THE RESULTS — NAKAMURA DID, — COREY: YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH THE RESULTS. NAKAMURA DEFENDED IT AS MUCH AS HE WAS CAN GRANT — HE WAS CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO DO SO. SHINSUKE CAN SIT BACK AND ENJOY HIS TITLE REIGN. TOM: RUSEV SLINGS OFF NAKAMURA. DROP BY THE SUPER ATHLETE. — DROPKICK BY THE SUPER ATHLETE. 45 MINUTES AND CHANGE UNTIL THE ROYAL RUMBLE BEGIN STREAMING LIVE ON THE WWE NETWORK. IT COULD BE A GREAT RUSEV DAY, IT COULD BE A GREAT LANA DAY. BYRON: HAVING LANA AT RINGSIDE IS GREAT MOTIVATION FOR RUSEV. HOPEFULLY IS NOT BUILT AROUND WHAT HAPPENED AT — HAPPENED TO LANA. SHE WILL GET A CHANCE TO DEFEND HER HONOR. TOM: NAKAMURA CAUGHT IN THE FALLAWAY SLAM. NOW RUSEV TAUNTING. A KICK FROM THE SUPER ATHLETE. COVER TO RETAIN THE TITLE, AND A KICKOUT. COREY: DETERMINED AND FOCUSED LOOK ON THE FACE OF RUSEV. TOM: I SEE FRUSTRATION. RUSEV IS STARTING QUESTION WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO PUT NAKAMURA AWAY? RUSEV HAS TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO BECOME OVERLY EMOTIONAL. WE UNDERSTAND HE’S FIGHTING FOR THE HONOR OF HIS WIFE. REMEMBER NAKAMURA AND THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION. COREY: SHINSUKE ROLLING WILDLY TO THE OUTSIDE. BYRON: PUNCH RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE FACE. TOM: NAKAMURA ON THE OUTSIDE, RUSEV IS CALLING FOR IT. A CALL AND A KICK BY NAKAMURA. BYRON: THE LETHAL STRIKING ABILITY OF NAKAMURA. TOM: WHAT A KICK BY RUSEV. THIS COULD DO IT. TO HOLD ONTO THE TITLE, AND A KICKOUT. COREY: THAT WAS CLOSE, THAT WAS REALLY CLOSE. YOU CAN SEE THE FRUSTRATION NOW VISIBLE ON THE FACE OF THE CHAMPION. MEANWHILE, A BIT DAZED AT THE MOMENT AS RUSEV GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET WITH PURPOSE. TOM: I THINK RUSEV KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. SHOT TO THE SPINE AND NAKAMURA SAW THE ACCOLADE COMING. HE BRINGS AND — BRINGS RUSEV DOWN TO HIS KNEES. RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE FACE. NAKAMURA, TO WIN THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP. KICKOUT. RUSEV STAYING ALIVE. COREY: JUST BARELY, NAKAMURA COULD TASTE THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP. SHINSUKE NOW IT NEEDS TO STAY THE COURSE, KEEP HIS FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL, DO NOT RELENT. — NOW NEEDS TO STAY THE COURSE, KEEP HIS FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL, DO NOT RELENT. NAKAMURA THINKING ABOUT IT, RUSEV GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET. COULD THIS BE THE END OF HIS UNITED STATES TITLE REIGN? LOOKING FOR THE MATCHKA KICK. COREY: DOUBLE ASKED KENDALL — DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO TURN SHINSUKE INSIDE OUT. TOM: AND THE KICK. RUSEV IS CALLING FOR IT AGAIN. RUSEV JUST THRASHED NAKAMURA. COREY: SHINSUKE’S GOT AN ARM BAR. RUSEV TRYING TO FIGHT IT. SHINSUKE DOESN’T HAVE THE ON COMPLETELY STRAIGHTENED. TOM: LOCKING HIS HANDS. NAKAMURA TURNS IT AROUND. COREY: RUSEV IS AN A LOT OF JEOPARDY RIGHT NOW. SHINSUKE HAS TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUT HIS OWN SHOULDERS ONTO THE MAT. TOM: NAKAMURA, SLOWLY IT LOOKS LIKE RECEPTORS FADING — LIKE RUSEV IS FADING TO NAKAMURA. WHAT A MOMENT ON THE ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF SHOW. BYRON: HE LOOKS LIKE HE’S BACK ON HIS FEET. OH. TOM: RUSEV TRYING TO LIFT HIM UP, THERE IS THE ONE COUNT. STILL NAKAMURA HOLDING ON. COREY: HE CONTINUES TO STICK — HE CONTINUES TO SQUEEZE THE TRIANGLE. TOM: LOOK AT THE ANKLE. AND STILL RUSEV POWERING OUT. — THE ANGLE. AND STILL RUSEV POWERING UP. BYRON: THAT ONE LAST GASP OF RUSEV. TOM: THE UNIT STATES CHAMPION — UNITED STATES CHAMPION HOLDING ON. AND A SUPLEX BY RUSEV, COLLAPSES INTO A COVER. HOAX THE LEG ON NAKAMURA — HOOKS THE LEG ON NAKAMURA. COREY: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PURE MUSCLE, ALMOST INTO A JACKHAMMER -LIKE MANEUVER. CANNOT KEEP HIM DOWN FOR THREE. BYRON: YOU SAY HOW MUCH THAT MANEUVER TOOK OUT OF THE CHAMPION. HE SPENT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME INSIDE NAKAMURA’S TRIANGLE. THERE’S NO WAY RUSEV IS FEELING 100% AFTER THAT. TOM: NOW RESULT TRIED TO WORK HIS WAY BACK UP TO HIS FEET, TOSSES NAKAMURA IN THE CORNER. — RUSEV TRYING TO WORK HIS WAY BACK UP TO HIS FEET, TOSSES NAKAMURA IN THE CORNER. COREY: THIS IS SOMEWHAT UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY FOR RUSEV. TOM: NAKAMURA IS ABLE TO SLIP FREE, AND FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE. A GREAT MOVE BY SHINSUKE NAKAMURA. LOOK AT THE POWER. NAKAMURA TO WIN THE UNITED STATES TITLE. RIGHT SHOULDER OFF OF THE MAT. COREY: THE CHALLENGER NOW FEELING THE FRUSTRATION OF NOT BEING ABLE TO PUT THROUGH SEVERAL WAY — PUT RUSEV AWAY. THE CHAMPION FIGHTS ON. COREY: HOLD ON A SECOND — TOM: HOLD ON A SECOND. BYRON: NAKAMURA IS TRYING TO UNTIE THE TURNBUCKLE PAD.>>OH NO. TOM: TO THE BACK OF THE NECK. NAKAMURA, CAN HE TAKE ADVANTAGE? NAKAMURA IS UNITED STATES CHAMPION ONCE AGAIN. [BELL RINGS] RING ANNOUNCER: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND THE NEW UNITED STATES CHAMPION, SHINSUKE NAKAMURA. KNEE STRIKE. COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY. COREY: NAKAMURA’S PLAN WORKED TO PERFECTION. ONCE AGAIN WE ARE RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES OF NAK -AMERICA. BYRON: IT’S HARD TO FAULT RUSEV THERE, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY SHINSUKE TOOK ADVANTAGE. — JONATHAN: IT’S HARD TO FAULT RUSEV THERE, BUT AT THE END OF THE DACIANS GET TOOK ADVANTAGE. 30 MINUTES — AND OF THE DAY SHINSUKE TOOK ADVANTAGE. 30 MINUTES. WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THE WWE DIGITAL PLATFORM THROUGHOUT THE DAY. HUGE NEWS EARLIER TODAY, JOHN CENA, BECAUSE OF AN INJURY SUFFERED BY DREW MCINTYRE I COUPLE WEEKS AGO, WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. IT MATCH HE HAS WON SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE. — A MATCH HE HAS WON SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE. HOWEVER NOW BRAUN STROWMAN WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY. HE WILL STEP IN IN JOHN CENA’S PLACE. LET ME ASK YOU, HOW DOES A CHANGE IN THE MINDS OF THE OTHER WWE SUPERSTARS NOW THAT BRAUN ‘S IN? SHAWN: I DON’T THINK FUNDAMENT LEE CHANGES TOO MUCH. — I DON’T THINK FUNDAMENTALLY IT CHANGES TOO MUCH. HE HAD A BIG CARGO ON HIS BACK, JOHN CENA. ANY GUY WHO ELIMINATED JOHN CENA , THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WOULD GO DOWN AS SOMETHING PRETTY HISTORIC, NOT TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM BRAWN. — FROM BRAUN. IT’S MORE OF A PERSONALITY DYNAMIC. HE HAS TO BE THE FAVORITE FOR AS BIG AS HE IS. I KNOW WHO THE VARIETY ASPECT. I THINK IT BALANCES OUT. HE HAS TO BE THE FAVORITE FOR AS BIG AS HE IS. I COULD SEE A LOT OF GUYS HAVING THEIR TARGET ON CENA AND SAYING, I’M THE GUY WHO WILL ELIMINATE JOHN CENA. DAVID: I THINK BRAUN IS GOING HAVE JUST AS BIG OF A TARGET ON HIS BACK. YOU WANT TO ELIMINATE THE BIGGEST THREAT. I THINK THAT’S WHAT SO COOL ABOUT THE ROYAL RUMBLE, THIS MATCH LENDS ITSELF TO GUYS WHO ARE PERCEIVED AS THE UNDERDOGS. THEY CAN BAND TOGETHER, ELIMINATE WHOEVER’S THE BIGGEST THREAT COME AND HANG ON TO WIN. JONATHAN: LET’S KEEP IN MIND, FOR BRAUN STROWMAN, IT WAS HIS OWN FAULT HE LOST HIS OPPORTUNITY AGAINST BROCK LESNAR TONIGHT WHEN HE ATTACKED THE MCMAHON’S LIMOUSINE. DAVID THINK IT DEFENSE ATTORNEY — DAVID: THE DEFENSE IN TERMS — THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY AND HE WOULD SAY NO. BETH: I DON’T THINK LOGIC REALLY CAME INTO PLAY, LAWYER LOGIC, BRAUN’S A MONSTER PIT HE REACTS ON EMOTION. THE PROBLEM BEHIND THAT EMOTION, HE’S GOT FREAKISH SIZE, FREAKISH STRENGTH. YOU LOOK AT THE PATHWAY OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE, SIZE ALONE LENDS YOU THAT ADVANTAGE. I THINK BRAUN STROWMAN IS GOING IN THERE WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE.>>ONCE AGAIN JOHN CENA IS OUT TONIGHT DUE TO INJURY, BRAUN STROWMAN IS IN JOHN CENA’S PLACE IN THE 30 MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. THE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM TITLES WILL BE ON THE LINE WHEN THE BAR TAKES ON THE MIZ AND SHANE MCMAHON. LET’S GO BACK LAST WEEK ON SMACKDOWN LIVE, ALL HELD BROKE LOOSE AND SHANE MCMAHON AND THE MIZ — TAKE ME THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED HERE. DAVID: SHANE THREW CAUTION TO THE WIND. LOOK AT THIS. YOU KNOW THERE IS NO WAY SHANE IS GOING TO BE 100% TONIGHT. IT DIDN’T STOP THERE. THE BOSS CLEARLY SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE “BEST TAG TEAM IN THE WORLD.” JONATHAN: YOU HAVE TWO GUYS TAKING ON, INDIVIDUALLY, TWO GUYS WHO ALWAYS SEEM TO RISE TO THE OCCASION. THEY WILL GO TOE TO TOE TONIGHT HERE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. LET ME ASK YOU, YOU’VE BEEN A GUY WHO REALLY KIND OF LIKES TO DO YOUR OWN THING, LIKE SHANE, LIKE THE MIZ. DO YOU THINK THEY CAN COEXIST ENOUGH TO BE A TAG TEAM LIKE THE BAR? SHAWN: I DON’T KNOW. AGAIN, GOING EVEN ON THE — WHEN YOU HAVE ENOUGH EMOTION AND IT WORKS FOR YOU IN THE POSITIVE WAY, IT’S GOOD TO REACT ON THAT EMOTION, BECAUSE IT WORKS. HUNTER WAS ALWAYS A LOT MORE CENTERED AND A LOT MORE GROUNDED THAN I WAS. COLLECTIVELY TOGETHER, WE DID WELL. SOMEBODY IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE THE — MIZ IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE THE ONE. THERE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE A YEN AND YANG. IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK AGAINST THE TEAM AS GOOD AS THE BAR. DAVID: I AGREE WITH THAT. THE MAIN THING WITH TAG TEAM SUCCESS IS TRUST, BEING ABLE TO TRUST YOUR PARTNER. I MEAN THE BAR OBVIOUSLY TRUSTS EACH OTHER, THEY ARE I WELL OILED MACHINE. — ARE A WELL OILED MACHINE PICKED THAT COULD BE A DETRIMENT TO THEM — WELL-OILED MACHINE. THAT COULD BE A DETRIMENT TO THEM. JONATHAN: LET’S KEEP IN MIND, THIS RELATIONSHIP IS SOMETHING THE MIZ WANTED. IT IS SOME THING HE IMPLORED SHANE MCMAHON TO DO. AND TONIGHT, FOR MS.’S MIND — FOUR THE MIZ’S MIND, THIS IS THE CULMINATION — FOR THE MIZ’MIND, THIS IS THE CULMINATION.>>[LAUGHTER] [INDISCERNIBLE] TONIGHT AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE, 29 OTHER WOMEN WITH NIKKI CROSS. BODIES ARE GOING TO FLY. FLY, MY PRETTIES, FLY. AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT GOING TO HAPPEN. NO ONE KNOWS EXCEPT NIKKI. I KNOW. NIKKI KNOWS. [LAUGHTER] AND TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT — NIKKI CROSS IS GOING TO WIN THE ROYAL RUMBLE, BECAUSE CHAOS ALWAYS WINS. [LAUGHTER] JONATHAN: HOW ABOUT TRYING TO DO WITH THAT TONIGHT IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH? YOU SEE THE INCREDIBLE SCENE INSIDE CHASE FIELD, AS OVER 40,000 FANS CONTINUE TO FILE IN. THE ROW RUMBLE IS JUST OVER 30 MINUTES AWAY. THE ROYAL RUMBLE WEEKEND STARTED LAST NIGHT IN A RATHER IMPACT ON THE — IMPACT THE WAY — IMPACTFUL WAY. NXT TAKEOVER: PHOENIX.>>ROYAL RUMBLE WEEKEND KICKS OFF WITH THE GOLD STANDARD IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT. THIS IS NXT TAKEOVER: PHOENIX.>>WE ARE IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN, WHERE THE ACTION PROMISES TO BE HOTTER THAN THE ARIZONA ASPHALT. THE NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP — ALL ABOUT THE NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. AND SHAYNA BASLER — SHAYNA BASZLER RETAINS THE NXT CHAMPIONSHIP. JOHNNY WRESTLING HAS FINALLY DONE IT. NXT CHAMPIONSHIP HANGS IN THE BALANCE IN THE MAIN EVENT OF NXT TAKEOVER: PHOENIX. AND THIS MATCH GET STARTED IN A HURRY. — GETS STARTED IN A HURRY. SHE BUT — CIAMPA, OH MY GOD. NIGEL: WHERE IS HE COMING FROM? MAURO: BLACK INJURED HIS LEG. TOMMASO CIAMPA’S REIGN OF TERROR CONTINUES. JONATHAN: AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT LAST NIGHT FOR NXT TAKEOVER: PHOENIX. FROM ANY PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW, SHAWN MICHAELS IS A BIG-TIME PLAYER WHEN IT COMES TO NXT. I HAVE TO ASK YOU, WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF NXT TAKEOVER: PHOENIX? SHAWN: THERE’S A RUMOR THAT I INFLUENCE NXT ARSENAL HE, I DON’T SEE IT, BUT THAT IS THE RUMOR. — NXT PERSONALLY, I DON’T SEE IT, BUT THAT IS THE RUMOR. THEY TORE DOWN LAST NIGHT, AS THEY ALWAYS DO. YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT ON THE WWE NETWORK. BUT WHAT HAPPENED AFTERWARDS, IT DIDN’T JUST STOP WITH THE MAIN EVENT, IT UNFOLDED MORE IN THE BACK. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS.>>[SHOUTING]>>[INDISCERNIBLE] , CALM DOWN. –>>COME DOWN. , I’M CALL HIM –>>CALM DOWN.>>I’M CALM. SHAWN:: ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK ABOUT NXT — WE SEE ALL THAT AND SAY, OK, THOSE ARE THE TWO TOP DOGS IN NXT. WE HAVE TO RESOLVE IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GO BACK TO BUSINESS. AS YOU KNOW, THERE’S A BIG GAME COMING UP. SOMETIMES DURING THAT, I UNDERSTAND IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS. WE DECIDED TO THROW TOGETHER A SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH — SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH DURING HALFTIME. HALFTIME HEAT BETWEEN THE TOP DOGS OF NXT. THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TOMMASO CIAMPA, THE NEWLY CROWNED AMERICAN CHAMPION JOHNNY GARGANO, AND THE FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION ADAM COLE ARE GOING TO TEAM UP AGAINST ALEISTER BLACK, RICOCHET, AND THE VELVETEEN DREAM. WE’RE GOING TO SEE THIS DURING THE HALFTIME OF SOME REALLY SUPER — DAVID: YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE COMMENTARY THAT DAY. SHAWN:: I’VE GOT A BE A PART OF IT, I DON’T CARE MUCH ABOUT THAT GAME ANYWAY. DAVID: I THINK IF ANYBODY WATCHED LAST WEEK — WATCH LAST WEEK — WATCH LAST NIGHT — HALFTIME HEAT, NEXT WEEK RIGHT HERE ON WWE NETWORK. JONATHAN: TIME FOR MORE GREAT ACTION HERE ON THE KICKOFF SHOW. A LITTLE 205 LIVE. I WILL SEND AT RINGSIDE. — SEND IT RINGSIDE. , RIGHT NOW THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE IS GOING TO BE ON THE LINE. WE’VE SEEN ONE TITLE CHANGE HANDS ALREADY. ARE GOING TO SEE THEM CHAINED — SEE ANOTHER CHANGE? NIGEL: — VICK: IT IS TIME FOR THE CRUISERWEIGHT — VIC: IT’S TIME FOR THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMP HE CHIPPED TAKE PLACE HERE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. ♪ [BELL RINGS] RING ANNOUNCER: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL IS A FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH FOR THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. INTRODUCING FIRST, REPRESENTING THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY, KALISTO. VIC: YOU CAN SEE, 24 MINUTES, THE ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT WILL KICK OFF. YOU HAVE QUITE THE HISTORY WITH KALISTO. AIDEN: THE MAN FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE KING OF FLIGHT, HE HAS TO HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE COMING INTO THIS BOUT IS THE MOST THAT GREAT A MAN IN TO BE DO WE OUT OF ALL FOR CONTESTANTS. NIGEL: I QUESTION A MAN WHO FINDS INSPIRATION IN A CARDBOARD DONKEY. ♪ RING ANNOUNCER: NEXT, FROM KOBE, JAPAN, AKIRA TOZAWA. VIC: MUCH LIKE A LEAST A, AKIRA TOZAWA TO BECOME A TWO TIME CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION — MUCH LIKE KALISTO, AKIRA TOZAWA LOOKING TO BECOME A TWO-TIME CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION. VIC: HOWELL TOZAWA RESPOND? — HOW WILL TOZAWA RESPOND? RING ANNOUNCER: FROM TOKYO, JAPAN, WEIGHING IN AT 181 POUNDS, HIDEO ITAMI. VIC: AIDEN BRINGS UP A GOOD POINT ABOUT AKIRA TOZAWA, WHAT ABOUT HIDEO ITAMI? HE’S THE ONLY SUPERSTAR IN THIS MATCH TO NOT HOLD GOLD IN THE WWE? NIGEL: ARIYA DAIVAR MENTIONED THAT, HE SAYS THAT MAKES ITAMI THE MOST DANGEROUS. VIC: BOTH OF YOU HAVE STEPPED IN THE RING WITH HIDEO ITAMI. AIDEN: HARDEST I’VE EVER BEEN KICKED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. RING ANNOUNCER: FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, HE IS THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION, BUDDY MURPHY. VIC: NIGEL MENTIONED THE CHAMPIONSHIP. DO YOU BELIEVE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A NEW CHAMPION? AIDEN: SHAKESPEARE WROTE IT, THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN AND BUDDY MURPHY HAS TO BE FEELING IT EASY TO HE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE CEMENTED TO LOSE — BE SUBMITTED TO LOSE. NIGEL: WHAT I DO KNOW IS THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION, BUT HE — BUDDY MURPHY. VIC: WWE ROYAL RUMBLE IS PRESENTED BY GOLDEN CRISP. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THAT GOLDEN CRISP, IT’S GOT THE CRUNCH WITH A PUNCH. AND THERE YOU SEE THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE CONTESTED IN THIS FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH UP. ALL THE SUPERSTARS WANTS THE GOLD AROUND THEIR WAIST. — ALL THESE SUPERSTARS WANT THE GOLD AROUND THEIR WAIST. HIDEO ITAMI, AND OF COURSE THE CHAMPION HIMSELF BUDDY MURPHY. AIDEN: ALL FOUR OF THESE MEN TRAVELED THE WORLD, AND NOW THE WORLD’S EYES ARE ON THEM. VIC: IT IS ALL ABOUT THE # CRUISERWEIGHTTITLE. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR STRATEGY? NIGEL: EXACTLY WHAT HIDEO ITAMI JUST DID. DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART. VIC: SHOULDERS DOWN ON TOZAWA. THAT HE MURPHY INTERRUPTING ONE MORE TIME. — BUDDY MURPHY INTERRUPTING ONE MORE TIME. AIDEN: YOU HAVE TO WONDER, HIDEO ITAMI IS MISSING OUT ON THESE COVERS. NIGEL: IT’S ONLY A ONE COUNT IN EACH OPPORTUNITY. THESE THREE SUPERSTARS ARE SPENDING A LOT OF ENERGY FOR NO PURPOSE. VIC: TOZAWA TYING UP THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION. THE POWER OF BUDDY MURPHY ON DISPLAY. AND NOW THE SPEED AND QUICKNESS OF KALISTO. NIGEL: HAD A LOT — HIDEO ITAMI ON THE OUTSIDE STILL WATCHING. VIC: LOOK AT KALISTO GET CAUGHT AGAIN, THE POWER ON DISPLAY ONCE MORE. KALISTO QUICKENING THE PACE IN THIS MATCHUP. HURRICANRANA TO TAKE ON THE CHAMPION. GETS CAUGHT BY TOZAWA. AIDEN: YOU HAVE TO HAVE EYES IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. VIC: WHAT A DROPKICK, GIVE THE ASSIST TO ONE THIRD OF THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY. NOW TO ZALA, STERNUM FIRST. THERE COMES KALISTO, WHO GETS CAUGHT. LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF BUDDY MURPHY. AIDEN: THAT’S THE POWER THAT GAVE BUDDY MURPHY THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. NIGEL: INCOMES — IN COMES ITAMI. VIC: ITAMI PINUP A LOT OF MOMENTUM, — PICKED UP A LOT OF MOMENTUM WINNING A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH. AIDEN: I DON’T THINK ITAMI IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. VIC: YOU, OF ALL MEN, MENTIONED THE STRIKING ABILITY OF ITAMI. AIDEN: BUDDY MURPHY GETS RIGHT BACK UP. VIC: AND ANSWERS RIGHT BACK WITH A KICK TO THE SPINE. NIGEL: ONE OF THE STRONGEST KICKS ON THE BRAND. AIDEN: IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO GO STRIKE FOR STRIKE WITH ITAMI. NIGEL: MAY BE, LOOK AT THIS, THIS IS INCREDIBLE. VIC: ITAMI SAID IT IS NECESSITY TO BECOME A CHAMPION IN THE WWE. ONCE HE BECOMES CHAMPION, HE WILL EARN EVERYONE’S RESPECT. SPEAKING OF THAT, HE CERTAINLY DOES HAVE A HISTORY WITH AKIRA TOZAWA, FORMER FRIEND TURNED BITTER RIVALS IN 2018. NOW LOOK AT ITAMI, TRYING TO BRAY’S BACK IN KALISTO. NIGEL: A LOT OF FANFARE FOR HIDEO ITAMI’S ARRIVAL HERE AND TO BE DEBBIE WE — HERE IN LITA VIDA BE WE — HERE IN WWE. VIC: AND NOW — KALISTO ABLE TO HURRICANRANA BUDDY MURPHY INTO THE BARRICADE. LOOK WHO STANDING, THE ONLY ONE STANDING IS ITAMI. NIGEL: IF YOU TAKE ANOTHER LOOK, BAM. BOOM. AIDEN: THE UNINTENTIONAL ASSIST ON THE DODGE THERE. NIGEL: INTERESTING STRATEGY THERE, ITAMI THROWING TWO OF HIS OPPONENTS INTO THE RING INSTEAD OF JUST ONE. VIC: ITAMI HOOKS THE LOVE — HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE. ANOTHER COVER BY ITAMI. THIS TIME TO ZALA KICKING OUT. — THIS TIME TO HIS A LA — THIS TIME TOZAWA KICKING OUT. NIGEL: HE’S HAD A LOT TO ELSEWHERE, ESPECIALLY IN THE RISING SUN. VIC: BACK IN COMES THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION. BUDDY MURPHY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PINNED OR SUBMITTED. MURPHY TO THE OUTSIDE AND ITAMI CONTINUING TO PICK APART THE FIELD IN THIS MATCHUP. NICE KICK BY KALISTO. AND KALISTO NOW LOOKING OVER. OH. TOZAWA INTO MURPHY. NOW KALISTO CATCHING ITAMI. CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMP IN CHIP ON THE LINE HERE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. — CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE HERE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. KALISTO ABLE TO GET BY. AIDEN: KALISTO CATCHING STEAM, HE HAS TO CAPITALIZE ON THIS. VIC: KELLY’S TO HOISTS UP ITAMI, ROLLS THROUGH. KALISTO INTO THE COVER FOR THE TITLE. AND ITAMI AGAIN ABLE TO KICKOUT AT TWO. AIDEN: ALISA HAS THE RING ALONE WITH ITAMI. HE HAS TO HIT THE MOVE — KALISTO HAS THE RING ALONE WITH ITAMI. THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN. HE HAS TO HIT THE MOVE. NIGEL: AWARENESS FROM THE FORMER CHAMPION KALISTO. VIC: MURPHY ABLE TO COME IN. UP AND OVER, MURPHY CATCHING KALISTO, LAUNCHING INTO THE MIDSECTION OF ITAMI. LOOK AT TOZAWA. A DROPKICK. AND HERE’S THAT ELUSIVE THIS — ELUSIVENESS BY TOZAWA. OVER MURPHY. TOZAWA COULD BE CLOSING IN ON BECOMING A TWO-TIME CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION. HOOKS THE LEG. MURPHY KICKS OUT. NIGEL: TAKING INSPIRATION FROM BRIAN KENDRICK, THE WILY VETERAN. VIC: TO ZALA LOOKING OUT AT THE BW UNIVERSE HERE ON CHASE FIELD — TO ZALA — TOZAWA LOOKING OUT AT THE WWE UNIVERSE HERE IN CHASE FIELD. NICE REVERSAL. NIGEL: THAT WAS NOT COMFORTABLE. FACE FIRST. VIC: TOZAWA ABLE TO STOP ON A DIME. AIDEN: YOU HAVE TO WONDER IF ITAMI HIT HIS HEAD ON THAT HURRICANRANA, IF HE STILL IN THIS ONE. VIC: THERE GOES KALISTO. NIGEL: QUESTION NOW, WHAT DOES THE CHAMPION DO YOU GO — CHAMPION DO? VIC: MURPHY LOOKING TO TAKE FLIGHT. THIS IS WHAT 205 LIVE IS ALL ABOUT. AND, NIGEL, THE LENGTHS BUDDY MURPHY IS WILLING TO GO TO RETAIN HIS CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE. NIGEL: THE CHAMPION GETTING A. . LOOK AT THIS. KEEPING HIS EYES — A. . — A FULL STRIKE. LOOK AT THIS. KEEPING HIS EYES ON THE OPPONENTS. AIDEN: HE HAS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. LIKE I SAID, THEY DO NOT COME OFTEN IN A FATAL FOUR WAY. VIC: A SPIKE ON KALISTO, DO WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION? BUDDY MURPHY JUST ABLE TO SURVIVE. NIGEL: KALISTO HOOKING BOTH OF THOSE LEGS, UNABLE TO GET ENOUGH BODY WEIGHT A CROSS THE SHOULDERS OF THE CHAMPION. AIDEN: WILL OF THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION IS SO MUCH, HE IS NOT GIVING THAT TITLE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT. VIC: MURPHY MAY NOT REALIZE WHERE HE’S AT. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE MORE TIME. NIGEL: THE IMPACT WAS ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING, THERE HAVE TO BE SOME CONFIDENCE HERE. LET ME ASK YOU, YOU BEEN IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF THIS SIZE, GOT TO BE NERVOUS. AIDEN: NERVES ARE A HUGE FACTOR, THE UNIVERSE IS WATCHING YOU. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS. VIC: CODY STILL LOOKING FOR ANOTHER HIGH-IMPACT MOVE ON BUDDY MURPHY. TOZAWA ABLE TO COME IN, BUT THERE’S ITAMI. AS YOU CAN SEE, JUST OVER 10 MINUTES UNTIL THE ROYAL RUMBLE. WE COULD BE MOMENTS AWAY FROM BUDDY MURPHY RETAINING HIS TITLE. TO RETAIN — TOZAWA SAVING THINGS. JUST AT THE LAST MOMENT. NIGEL: NOW THE ACTION IS BREAKING DOWN WITH FOUR SUPERSTARS HAVING EXPENDED A CONCERTED WILL AMOUNT — A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ENERGY. AIDEN: YOU TALK ABOUT NERVES, THAT’S WHAT THESE GUYS ARE CONDITIONED FOR, TO FIGHT THOSE NERVES. VIC: NOW IT’S TOZAWA, GOING TO THE OUTSIDE. HIGH CROSS BODY, MURPHY ABLE TO ROLL THROUGH, AND MURPHY, AGAIN SHOWCASING THAT STRENGTH. WAIT A MINUTE. TOZAWA INTO THE COVER. WAIT A MINUTE, ITAMI INTO THE COVER. HERE COMES KALISTO. SHOULDERS DOWN. KELLY STOWE — KALISTO — WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION. HOOK OF THE LEG. HOW DID HEAD THEY’LL ITAMI KICKOUT? AIDEN: BECAUSE HE HAS THE HEART, HE HAS THE WILL, HE NEEDS THIS MORE THAN ANYONE. NIGEL: A FRACTION OF A SECOND, CAN THAT CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP STAY AROUND THE WAIST OF BUDDY MURPHY? SALINA DEL SOL. VIC: ALL FOUR SUPERSTARS DOWN. CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE HERE AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. THERE YOU SEE INSIDE CHASE FIELD . THE WWE UNIVERSE STILL FILING IN FOR THE ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT. FOR NOW, GUYS, WHAT A MATCH. AIDEN: THIS COULD BE ANYBODY’S MATCH AT THIS POINT. VIC: MURPHY SLUGGING IT OUT. NOW LOOK AT THE TWO WHO WERE STANDING — WHO ARE STANDING. LOOK AT ITAMI AND MURPHY. NIGEL: A FLURRY OF STRIKES FROM ITAMI. VIC: ENZIGURI CAUGHT ITAMI. A DOUBLE SUPERKICK TO MURPHY. NIGEL: THE CHAMPION IS DOWN. AIDEN: KICK, KICK, KICK, KICK, KICK. KICK. VIC: KALISTO, PICKING UP THE PACE. HIS A LA CONNECTS. — TOZAWA CONNECTS. WHAT A STRAIGHT JAB. CHAMPION IS ON RUBBER LEGS. AIDEN: EVERY MAN HERE DELIVERING THEY ARE BEST STRIKES. INCLUDING THAT ONE. — THEIR BEST STRIKES. INCLUDING THAT ONE. NIGEL BANK THAT’S WHY BUDDY MURPHY’S CHAMPION. VIC: TOZAWA AND KALISTO, BOTH TO THE OUTSIDE. NOW MURPHY SETS HIS SIGHTS ON ITAMI. ITAMI, LOOKING TO PUT AWAY THE CHAMPION. THAT BACK FIST CAUGHT MURPHY. NIGEL: THIS COULD BE IT. VIC: NICE REVERSAL BY MURPHY. THAT KNEE CONNECTS. ITAMI HAVE TO BE OUT. NIGEL: COVER THE MAN. AIDEN: GOT TO PUT AWAY HERE. — PUT HIM AWAY HERE. VIC: MURPHY CONNECTS, IS THIS ENOUGH TO RETAIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP? BUDDY MURPHY CONTINUES — RING ANNOUNCER: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND STILL THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION, BUDDY MURPHY. VIC: I SAID IT ONCE, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, WHAT A MATCH WE JUST WITNESSED FROM THE CRUISERWEIGHTS OF 205 LIVE. NIGEL: WHAT A CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION, WITH THE ODDS STACKED HEAVILY AGAINST HIM. THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON HIS MASTERPIECE TONIGHT, PUTTING AWAY THE JAPANESE LEGEND AS BUDDY MURPHY CONTINUES TO REIGN AS THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION. THIS IS THE QUESTION NOW, CAN ANYONE STOP THE UNSTOPPABLE ON THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA? ♪>>PLENTY OF MEN TELL YOU THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SUCCEED. THEY CAN LOOK YOU RIGHT IN THE EYE AND CONVINCE YOU THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO ENDURE ANY PAIN FOR A CHANCE AT FOREVER. THEY LIE. AND YET YOU LISTEN. MY ENTIRE CAREER, I HAVE FACED EXTREME PAIN, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL, AND I HURT PEOPLE. I HAVE HURT MANY, MANY INDIVIDUALS IN MY JOURNEY TO THE TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. WHERE IS DOLPH ZIGGLER? WHERE IS KURT ANGLE? THE SHIELD? CAN YOU SEE JOHN CENA? BECAUSE I CAN’T. I DON’T CARE WHO’S GOING TO WIN BETWEEN FINN BALOR AND BROCK LESNAR. WINNING THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH, IT’S NOT MY DESTINY, IT’S A CERTAINTY. AND WHEN I WIN, I’M GOING TO CHOOSE TO FACE THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION AT WRESTLEMANIA, AND I’M GOING TO WIN THAT MATCH. WHY? BECAUSE I’M DREW MCINTYRE, AND I’M THE KING OF THE RAW JUNGLE. DOTSON BANK DREW MCINTYRE — JONATHAN: DREW MCINTYRE, 2019 COULD BE HIS YEAR. SIX MINUTES BEFORE THE ROYAL RUMBLE BEGINS IN CHASE FIELD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. IF YOU HAVEN’T ORDERED THE WWE NETWORK YET, ORDER RIGHT NOW. THOUGH TO WWENETWORK.COM — GO TO WWENETWORK.COM. IT STARTS WITH THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHES THEMSELVES. BETH, YOU HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS BEFORE. BETH: THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH FOR THE WOMEN, GOING TO BE THE SECOND TIME EVER WE HAVE SEEN THEM. 30 WOMEN WILL BE VYING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO FACE THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THEIR CHOOSING — THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THEIR CHOOSING. DAVID: I’M LOOKING FOR TO THIS NEXT 1, 2 OF THE MOST SKILLED WWE SUPERSTARS, AJ STYLES WILL GO ONE-ON-ONE WITH CAPTAIN PLANET, THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN. BETH: THEN WE HAVE RONDA ROUSEY, OLYMPIAN, HALL OF FAME FIGHTER, AND SHE LIVED UP TO ALL OF THE HYPE. CAN SASHA BANKS TURN HER TRASH TALKING INTO A VICTORY AND MAKE THIS HER MOMENT AND TAKE HOME THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP? DAVID: AND CAN SHANE MCMAHON AND THE MIZ LIVE UP TO THEIR NICKNAMES OF “THE BEST TAG TEAM IN THE WORLD COME COPE BY OVERTHROWING THE BAR AND BECOMING THE NEW — IN THE WORLD,” BY OVERTHROWING THE BAR AND BECOMING THE NEW SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS. AND THE BEAST BROCK LESNAR WILL DEFEND THE CHAMPIONSHIP — THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST THE EXTRAORDINARY MAN WHO CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. BETH: BECKY LYNCH COMING TO TOWN. I GUESS THE EMPRESS OF TOMORROW, ASUKA. JONATHAN: FINALLY, THE 30-MEN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. JOHN CENA, BECAUSE OF AN INJURY, WILL NOT BE IN THE MATCH TONIGHT. RON STROWMAN WILL REPLACE HIM. HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE, THE MIND SET FOR THE 29 OTHER MEN TONIGHT IN THE MEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH? YOU’VE WON THIS BEFORE, A COUPLE OF TIMES. WHO ARE YOU LOOKING AT, NOT JUST AS YOUR FAVORITE, BUT TO REALLY MAKE A STATEMENT TONIGHT? SHAWN: I’M LOOKING AT — AND MY FAVORITE, YOU JUST SAW — DREW MCINTYRE. THE DESIRE, THE PASSION, THE HUNGER. HE’S GOT THE EYE RIGHT NOW. DREW MCINTYRE IS MY GUY. 2019, I BELIEVE, IS GOING TO BE HIS YEAR. EVEN BANK I’M GOING TO GO WITH A GUY WHO IS WRITING A HUGE WAVE OF MOMENTUM RIGHT NOW, AND THAT IS THE NEWLY CROWNED INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION ABI LASHLEY. THIS GUY HAS THE POWER, THE ATHLETICISM, HE HAS THE CONFIDENCE OF AN IC CHAMPION, AND HE HAS LEO RUSH WITH HIM. ANOTHER GUY AM LOOKING FOR TO MAKING A STATEMENT, THAT’S TITUS O’NEIL. I JUST HOPE HE MAKES IT INTO THE RING. ACTUALLY, I DON’T. JONATHAN: I THINK WE ALL WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT T-SHIRT AGAIN AS WELL. BETH: I AM BIASED ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE, I’M GOING TO GO WITH THE TALLY A — WITH NATALYA. THERE’S NOTHING MORE THAT NATALYA WOULD WANT TO DO TO HONOR HER LATE DAD THEN GO ON TO WRESTLEMANIA. JONATHAN: BROCK LESNAR, WE KNOW HE’S A MAIN EVENT PLAYER. YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STEP INTO THE RING WITH SIZABLE MEN. WHAT DOES FINN BALOR HAVE TO DO TO COMPETE? SHAWN: I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I HAD RELATIVELY DECENT SUCCESS. A LOT OF TIMES, BIG GUYS HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE SMALLER GUYS. BROCK LESNAR, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MATCH HIS POWER, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT. YOU WEAR THAT BIG MAN DOWN, ALL BIG MEN GET TIRED. THAT’S THE KEY. THE LONGER IT GOES, THE MORE INVENTED FINN BALOR HAS. DAVID: I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT. HE’S GOT INCREDIBLE STAMINA. AND HE LOOKS FANTASTIC AGAINST OTHER BIG MEN, INCLUDING BRAUN STROWMAN. SO HE DEFINITELY KNOWS HOW TO PLAY THIS. HOWEVER, I’M NOT GOING TO BET AGAINST BROCK IN THIS SITUATION. JONATHAN: WE HAVE ABOUT 30 SECONDS. THIS IS THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF RONDA ROUSEY MAKING HER DEBUT AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE. WILL SHE WALK OUT TONIGHT AS THE WOMEN’S CHAMPION? — WOMAN’S CHAMPION. BETH: SHE KNOCKED THE DOOR DOWN WITH AUTHORITY AND OPENED IT UP FOR ALL OF US DID I DO HAVE TO SAY, MY HEART GOES TO SASHA BANKS. TONIGHT IS HER NIGHT. AND I’M LOOKING FOR TO SEEING SASHA BECOME THE NEW RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION. JONATHAN: SUMMARY SPECIAL MATCHES. BETH, SHAWN, DAVID, THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT’S ALL ABOUT 30 MEN, 30 WOMEN, THEY HAVE THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY OF THEIR LIVES, A CHANCE AT WRESTLEMANIA. BUCKLE UP. THE ROYAL RUMBLE STARTS NOW.

100 Replies to “Royal Rumble Kickoff: January 27, 2019”

  1. Se rinasco di lavoro voglio fare l'arbitro di pagliacci una federazione prestigiosa come questa…soldi facili e non devi fare un cazzo

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  3. THAT CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH WAS ABSOLUTELY INSANE….205…205!!!!! 205 LIVE IS MATCH OF THE YEAR MACHINE

  4. You know Daniel Bryan saying to himself dam I want a bite out of this burger ? but can’t show it ????

  5. I wish every wwe Ppv either started with the wwe championship match or the universal championship match because I feel like that would be a good way to kick off the ppv and

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