WWE Royal Rumble 2023: End of family!

On the night of this saturday, January 28th, WWE holds another annual edition of the Royal Rumble directly from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

These are the main highlights of the event:

  • As it couldn’t be otherwise, tonight’s focus goes to the two Royal Rumble Matches, which will start the way to WrestleMania. In the men’s category, we already have several strong confirmations, such as Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins. In the female category, we will have Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan and other great fighters!
  • Kevin Owens is once again a thorn in the side of Roman Reigns and will challenge the champion for his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship!
  • Being “controlled” by a superior force, Alexa Bliss is relentless in her pursuit of Bianca Belair’s RAW Women’s Championship!
  • In the unprecedented Pitch Black Match, Bray Wyatt will make his return to the big events against the dangerous LA Knight!

Check out all this and much more tonight, starting at 7 pm, in real time, here on Wrestling Mania.

Live Coverage:

Kick-Off Show:

Main Show:

The show begins with footage of The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, completely sold out, with approximately 50,000 fans in attendance. Michael Cole and Corey Graves welcome us. It plays the music of Pat McAfee, who makes his return to WWE, receiving great support from the public.

After being announced by Mike Rome, McAfee makes his way to the commentator’s table, where he is joined by Cole and Graves.

In the ring, Rome announces that the opening bout of the night will be the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match. The music of The Imperium plays, and WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther makes his entrance at number one in the match. Now plays the music of Sheamus, with the irishman being the second to enter, repeating the fight of september of last year, in the Clash at the Castle, again facing Gunther.

30-Man Royal Rumble Match: Cody Rhodes was the winner
– Rhodes eliminates Gunther last, winning the fight.

With this victory, Cody Rhodes who was the last competitor to enter the fight, guarantees his place in the main event of WrestleMania 39.

The following bout will be the Pit Black Match between Bray Wyatt and LA Knight. Let’s go to the video recapitulating all the rivalry.

Mountain Dew – Pitch Black Match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight
– Wyatt lands a “Sister Abigail” on Knight, followed by a pinfall.

After the fight, visibly possessed, Wyatt goes after Knight, who tries to run away. Knight runs away through the crowd, but still hits Wyatt’s head with a bat several times, however, the “Eater of the Worlds” feels nothing with the sticks. Knight runs to a part of the stage, however, Wyatt catches up with him and knocks him out with a “Mandible Claw”. At the top of a structure appears Uncle Howdy, who jumps on Knight, applying a “Diving Elbow Drop”. Several flames erupt around Wyatt who raises his arms. He plays his music while some characters from the Firefly Fun House appear on the tall structure used by Howdy.

It is announced that tonight there are 51,338 fans in The Alamodome.

RAW Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair vs. Alexa Bliss
– Belair hits a “KOD” on Bliss, followed by a pinfall.

After the fight, the lighting in the arena goes dark and images of a possessed Bliss and Uncle Howdy appear on the screen. Bliss watches from the ring, apparently disappointed.

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match: Rhea Ripley was the winner
– Ripley eliminates Liv Morgan last, winning the match.

With this result, Ripley secures her spot in one of the main events of WrestleMania 39.

Continuing the show, singer Hardy comes with his band to the ring to sing “Sold Out”, the theme song of the WWE Royal Rumble.

The following match will be the main event of the night, between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Let’s go to the video recapitulating the rivalry.

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns w/ Sami Zayn and Paul Heyman vs. Kevin Owens
– Reigns hits Owens with a “Spear”, followed by a pinfall.

After the match, The Bloodline appears in the ring in full. Jey Uso was preparing to put the Bloodline necklace on Sami Zayn, however, Roman Reigns stops him and says it’s not over yet. Reigns orders and the entire Bloodline starts attacking Owens in the ring. The attack is brutal. After several “Superkicks” from The Usos, a chair is placed around Owens’ neck and Solo Sikoa lands a “Cannon Ball” on him in the corner.

Zayn clearly begins to despair at what he sees. Heyman hands two handcuffs to Reigns, who passes them to the Usos. The Usos handcuff Owens to the ropes and again proceed to deliver multiple “Superkicks”. Reigns grabs a chair and goes to attack Owens, however, Zayn steps in front of him and says it’s not necessary. Reigns then hands Zayn the chair and tells him to hit it on Owens. Zayn doesn’t want to do it though, and the entire Bloodline starts cheering him on, saying it’s his big moment.

Reigns loses patience and starts pushing Zayn, ordering him to attack Owens, however, when he turns his back, he ends up being hit by Zayn himself, shocking everyone. Jey Uso despairs, as does Jimmy. Jimmy lands a “Superkick” on Zayn and proceeds to beat him up in the ring. Sikoa pushes Jimmy away and starts to beat up Zayn as well. Jey Uso leaves the ring, disappointed, not being part of the attacks. Reigns destroys Zayn with the chair in the center of the ring, tearing his entire “Honorary Uce” shirt.

The show ends with The Bloodline leaving the ring, while Zayn and Owens remain destroyed on the canvas.

End of show.

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