We saw Goldberg and Brock Lesnar collide for the first time since Survivor Series. However when you look at the numbers, you'll notice that the two have never fought in a singles match at Wrestlemania.
The 2015 Royal Rumble victor exchanged a few blows with Undertaker, before eliminating him, much to the disbelief of the spectators. Then he became Universal Champion and started facing Roman Reigns on a regular basis. Michael Cole said that Reigns was telling Undertaker it was "his yard now".
Roman Reigns was the last man to enter the ring and was heavily booed by the audience. Please WWE, keep her off television until after Wrestlemania and have her return as a heel against the champion Bayley, or move her to Smackdown to dominate the division there. He had his back turned. One of the biggest announcements came when The Undertaker was added to the match. Was this more of an indication that they're going in the heel direction with Reigns?
But what are the plans for Orton? He's going to "WrestleMania 33" to face John Cena for the WWE World Championship. On the other hand, if he doesn't lose, the fans will have to bear the torture and witness yet another Cena vs Orton match. Time and time again, actually. In that case, Randy Ortonseems like the obvious choice for winning the Rumble.
That would leave several top stars without a match, however. Apparently, rumors of a match up between him and John Cena are rife. He was followed by Brock Lesnar who came and got everyone in the ring on their backs.
Kevin Owens used to be a bad ass that would destroy all that got in his way. One is that of Braun Strowman and Sami Zayn, who both arrived simultaneously. The most pleasant surprise of the night was Tye Dillinger-which was nice, but damning of what they did in the match. Charlotte tried to deliver the moonsault but it was met with Bayley's knees. The match was fine, but it was clumsy at times as well. I guess all that's left is to see what WWE can do with what they've done after the Rumble. "I'm not watching wrestlemania if that's the main event". From there, Strowman power-hammered Reigns through a table propped up against a turnbuckle.
WWE has pulled out all of the stops to make sure the 30th annual Royal Rumble is a lot more memorable than the ones of recent years. I almost destroyed my TV when I heard Reigns music at number 30, and thought it was the WWE trolling the fans by placing Reigns in that spot.
Roman stands out as the best among the four wrestlers, although he also holds the distinction of being the most hated by fans. It's a win for the good guys.
Match of the night. All you need to do is sign up for the WWE Network. The near falls were perfectly timed.
Orton's win sets up the third-generation superstar for a possible WrestleMania date with Bray Wyatt or (gasp) John Cena. Samoa Joe, who hasn't even appeared on the WWE main roster as of yet, is sixth in line at +700. That would be great.
A shot at World Championship match at WrestleMania 33 was on offer in the 30-man Royal Rumble match.