WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2015
LIVE From Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Results by Matt Boone (@MBoone420)
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE KICKOFF SHOW
The WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show begins with an elaborate video package. From there, we shoot live into the arena where Renee Young welcomes us to the Royal Rumble expert panel, which consists of she, Booker T, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves.
The panel members introduce themselves, banter back-and-forth and then we get to predictions. We've got people picking Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. The fans erupt in the background with "Booker T! Booker T!" chants. Booker excuses himself and turns to the crowd to acknowledge them.
Backstage: The New Age Outlaws
We shoot to Tom Phillips in the "social media lounge" who talks about Twitter and Facebook and yadda yadda. From there, we go to a backstage interview with the New Age Outlaws. The Outlaws talk about their match against The Ascension tonight, make a bunch of jokes and plug the WWE Network.
Back to the expert panel, where Booker T organically squeezes in a plug for Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's victory over Alexander Gustafsson at last night's UFC On FOX 14 event in Sweden. They plug Booker T's interview with Shawn Michaels, which is coming up next.
Booker T Interviews Shawn Michaels
Booker T talks to Shawn Michaels. They talk about Daniel Bryan and last year, before talking about his chances tonight, as he is in fact in the Royal Rumble match this year. They talk about a couple of the other competitors, and that's about it.
We're back to the expert panel where some loud, enthusiastic Howard Stern fans yell "Baba Booey" in the background while the panel talks about the road to WrestleMania. They plug the six-man tag-team match with The New Day vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose, which is just moments away.
Big E. & Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods) vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Adam Rose and The Rosebuds)
After a plug for "WWE 24: WrestleMania," a new WWE Network original series that premieres after Monday's RAW, we shoot live into the arena where we are introduced to tonight's announce team, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL.
From there, The New Day music hits and out comes Big E., Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. They do their usual flashy entrance, with some microphone trouble along the way. Anyways, they've made their way to the ring and it's time for our Kickoff Show match.
Following The New Day's entrance, Cesaro's theme hits and the fans in Philly explode with cheer. They are way into Cesaro here in the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Cesaro comes out, alongside Tyson Kidd, Adam Rose and the Rosebuds. We're just seconds away from our first match of the evening.
The bell rings and here we go. "Ce-sar-o" chants break out, as Tyson Kidd and Big E. kick things off for their respective teams. The New Day guys are in control of the match early on. When Cesaro finally tags in, the crowd goes absolutely nuts. Philly really loves "The King of Swing" tonight. When The New Day guys get the better of Cesaro, the fans boo like crazy. When Cesaro gets offense in, they cheer like crazy. We head to a mid-match commercial.
We're back from the break and we see The New Day still in complete control of the match. The fans in Philly are all over The New Day, chanting "New ... Day ...sucks! New ....Day ...sucks!" The action is picking up now as Cesaro is fighting back, to the delight of the fans in the Wells Fargo Center. Cesaro hits a big superplex off the top, with Kidd following up with a springboard elbow drop from the apron on Kingston for a close near fall that the fans bought into.
The action continues, with bodies everywhere. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter but Kingston pushes him off and sends him sailing through the ropes and out to the floor. Kidd rolls Kingston up. Cesaro tries pushing his foot into Kidd's back to help, but the ref catches him. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter again on Kingston and this time he gets it. The fans erupt as Kingston crawls to the ropes. Big E. makes the save and breaks it up. Cesaro knocks Big E. out of the ring and then Kingston knocks him out of the ring.
Kingston hits the Trouble In Paradise but ends up walking into an uppercut from Cesaro on the floor. This leads to him turning around into Kidd's finisher. 1-2-3. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose win. As it turns out, Adam Rose and Xavier Woods were never part of the match, both remained on the floor during the bout, likely due to Woods' injury.
Winners: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show Resumes
After the match, we shoot back to the Royal Rumble expert panel. where the four do some final hype for tonight's Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Backstage: Tom Phillips Interviews Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan
From there, we go backstage to Tom Phillips, who is with Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan. Each guy talks about getting fired, getting re-hired and tonight's 30-man Royal Rumble match. Rowan spoke as well, taking his sheep mask off and in rare form, actually talked a bit.
Back to the expert panel, the four preview the triple-threat main event between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. An elaborate video package airs to tell the story leading into this match.
The Rock Is In The Building
Before the Kickoff Show concludes, the panel shows a tweet from Vince McMahon, which contains a photo of The Rock with his mom at ringside in the Wells Fargo Center. They go nuts talking about how it's finally confirmed, The Rock is at the Royal Rumble! The Royal Rumble Kickoff Show is done, as it's now time for the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view!
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2015 PAY-PER-VIEW
The 2015 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view kicks off with the usual, elaborate video package. This one is a really good one, as you'd expect. The focus is heavily on the 30-man over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble match itself, as well as the triple-threat match between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
After the video package, we shoot live into the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Michael Cole welcomes us to the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He informs us that their are 17,164 fans in attendance.
New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension
From there, we hear, "Oh you didn't know?!?" Road Dogg babbles the whole way to the ring as only he can, as he and Billy Gunn, wearing goofy ass green hats are inside the squared circle now. He finishes up with "ladies and gentlemen" and all that jive. They throw their hats to the fans and finish up their entrance with "We've got two words for ya," as the announcers mock Gunn for his reputation for screwing up his words all the time.
After that, The Ascension's theme hits. The fans boo as Konnor and Viktor make their way to the ring looking like two Legion Of Doom clones. A video recap is shown of the RAW Reunion segment with The Ascension, the nWo, the APA and the New Age Outlaws.
Back live in the arena, Viktor and Billy Gunn start the match off for their respective teams. The bell rings and here we go. Gunn is in control of Viktor early on, knocking him down, doing a little ass-shake pose and locking him in an armbar. The fans chant "you still got it" as Gunn tags in Road Dogg.
Road Dogg comes in, but quickly Viktor takes over the offense and tags in Konnor. It isn't long, however, before Road Dogg is doing his punching spot, where he does the shimmy-shimmy-shake fist-drop on the mat afterwards. The Ascension double-teams Road Dogg and now appear to be in complete control of the match.
Viktor tags back in and is dominating Road Dogg with ease. On commentary, Jerry Lawler gives Road Dogg props for inventing the phrase "puppies" for women's breasts, pointing out the fact that he stole it from him and "made it famous." Meanwhile, The Ascension are utilizing quick tags back-and-forth, keeping a fresh men on a grounded Road Dogg and enjoying complete control in this contest.
Road Dogg tags Gunn back in. Gunn hits his trademark slam, with JBL putting him over for "not aging a bit" and calling him "the man that time forgot." Then, out of nowhere, The Ascension hit their finisher on Gunn and cover him. 1-2-3. The Ascension wins.
Winners: The Ascension
Backstage: The Authority & Paul Heyman
After a quick video package plug for the return of the "Stone Cold Podcast," which airs live on the WWE Network following RAW next Monday night, February 2nd, with special guest Triple H, we see another video package, reminding everyone that Sting returned at RAW Reunion to help John Cena win back the jobs of Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan.
From there, we go backstage to The Authority -- Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, who complain amongst themselves about Sting sticking it to them on RAW. Triple H says if Sting walks into their house again, he's going to destroy him.
Then, Paul Heyman enters the room. Heyman says he's here to solve their problems. He says they had a problem with John Cena being champion and he gave them their solution, Brock Lesnar. He says if they have a problem with Sting, he's got their solution -- Brock Lesnar. He walks off.
WWE Tag-Team Championship
- The Miz & Damien Mizdow vs. The Usos (c)
After the quick backstage segment, we shoot back live into the arena, where The Miz and Damien Mizdow make their way down to the ring. It's clear from the reaction from the fans inside the Wells Fargo Center that the Philly crowd is going to be strongly behind Mizdow tonight. The fans boo as Miz reacts to the crowd and then erupt with cheers when Mizdow does the same. After that, The Usos make their way down to the ring.
Miz and Mizdow do their sunglasses routine to the fans and it's now official -- Philadelphia freakin' loves Damien Mizdow. The Miz starts things off with Jey Uso. The fans immediately break out into a "we want Mizdow" chant as Uso takes it to Miz here in the early goings. Uso tags in his brother, who picks up where he left off, taking it to The Miz.
Mizdow finally start doing the big stunt-double sell job on the apron, including some high-spot bumps from himself to ...himself. Meanwhile, Miz throws Uso into the ropes. The fans chant "Mizdow's awesome" as Miz stomps away at Uso. When Miz finally makes that tag, the roof may literally explode off of the top of the Wells Fargo Center. "We want Mizdow" chants break out again as Mizdow reaches for a tag while Miz locks Uso in a headlock.
Miz does a super-long tease, pretending he's going to tag Mizdow into the match, only to pull his hand away at the last second. He turns around into a big kick from Uso, which both he and Mizdow sell. Uso tags in the other Uso, who is flying all over the place with clotheslines and Samoan drops. Uso pays homage to his pops, Rikishi, with a big butt-splash on Miz in the corner. Mizdow tries to make the save but misses and ends up sailing through the ropes and crashing out on the floor.
The Miz plants Uso with a big DDT for a near fall. Everyone is down now. Miz works back to his feet as the fans erupt in a loud "we want Mizdow" chant yet again. Miz looks for the figure four leg lock, but Uso works his way out. Uso nails Miz with a super kick. He goes to make the big dive through the ropes but Miz stops him. The other Uso tries, he goes flying but Miz pulls Mizdow in the way. The other Uso does the dive but misses. The fans, in typical Philly-fashion, immediately jump on Uso with a "you f*cked up!" chant.
Back in the ring, Uso goes for the splash on Miz, but Miz moves. Miz nails Uso with the Skull Crushing Fniale. He covers Uso. 1-2...Uso kicks out. The fans rally with another chant, "Miz-dow! Miz-dow!" Miz runs right into a super kick from Uso. Uso goes to the top rope for the splash. He hits it and makes the cover, but Mizdow breaks it up. Mizdow hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Uso behind the ref's back. He runs out of the ring and Miz covers him, 1-2...Uso kicks out.
Miz and Uso slowly work their way back to their feet. A crazy sequence happens involving a superkick, a powerbomb off the top rope and a big Uso splash. 1-2-3. Usos win and retain the titles and the reaction was totally flat, as the fans never really got to see Mizdow do much of anything.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag-Team Champions: The Usos
Backstage: Seth Rollins With J&J Security
Backstage, we see Seth Rollins with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Rollins complains to his J&J Security and tells them they need to collectively do whatever it takes to make sure he leaves tonight with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Noble tells Rollins not to worry because he's the future of WWE. Rollins says he's sick of hearing that. He says he's not the future, he's the "right now."
The Bella Twins vs. Paige & Natalya
After the quick backstage segment, we shoot live into the arena again, where The Bella Twins' music hits. The Bella Twins make their way to the ring.. During their entrance, a video package airs telling the story behind their match tonight against Paige and Natalya.
With that being said, we're back live and Natalya's theme hits. She stops at the top of the ramp. Paige's theme hits. Paige and Natalya walk down to the ring together holding hands. It's time for our Divas match of the evening.
The bell rings and here we go. Paige and Nikki kick things off for their respective teams. Early on, Nikki controls Paige. Nikki taunts Natalya and goes back to work on Paige. Paige starts fighting back. She gets control of Nikki and tags Nattie in.
The finish of this one saw Natalya look for the tag, only to have Paige yanked off the apron from Bella on the outside. The other Bella nails Nattie with a big forearm. 1-2-3. The Bella Twins win in dominant fashion.
Winners: The Bella Twins
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- John Cena vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
After a lengthy build-up for the 30-man Royal Rumble match, including all the "I'm gonna win the Royal Rumble" promos from many of the scheduled participants, for some reason, they quickly switched gears and now it's apparently time for our WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple-threat match of the evening.
John Cena's theme hits and the fans in Philly immediately start boo'ing like crazy and singing the "John Cena sucks!" chant to the tune of his entrance music. After he makes his way to the ring, Seth Rollins' theme hits and the fans explode with cheers as "Mr. Money In The Bank" makes his way to the ring. Finally, accompanied by his advocate Paul Heyman, out comes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar to a monster pop from the fans in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center.
Lilian Garcia does the long, drawn-out introductions for this title match. The fans boo Cena again, and once again cheer Rollins and Lesnar. Lesnar got the loudest positive reaction -- by far -- of the three participants in this contest. The bell rings and ladies and gentlemen, here we go!
Lesnar wipes out J&J Security and turns around into an Attitude Adjustment attempt from Cena, which Rollins stops. Lesnar takes out Cena and Rollins both. Lesnar is dominating both guys as we see a sadistic smile on the face of Paul Heyman at ringside. Lesnar is starting with the many German suplexes on both guys now. Now he's hitting some traditional suplexes. Lesnar is in complete control of the offense of this triple-threat match thus far.
The "let's go Lesnar" chants break out as The Beast Incarnate starts hitting people with suplexes again. As Lesnar continues to dominate the action, the fans erupt in a very random "E-C-W! E-C-W!" chant. Lesnar locks Cena in a kimura as Rollins is selling outside of the ring. Out of nowhere, Rollins does a springboard dropkick to break up the kimura attempt by the champ. Cena is down now as Rollins kicks away at the legs of the monster.
Out of nowhere, Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment on Lesnar. Rollins throws Cena out of the ring and covers Lesnar, but Lesnar kicks out at one. Lesnar throws Rollins and Cena out of the ring. He goes out after them but walks directly into a big kick from Rollins. Cena dropkicks a grounded Lesnar. Rollins runs away now as Cena chases him. The two end up back in the ring. Each time Cena knocks Rollins down, the fans boo like crazy. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, smiling in reaction to the loud boo's from the Philly fans.
Rollins avoids the Five Knuckle Shuffle but walks into a sidewalk slam for his efforts. Cena raises his hand again for a Five Knuckle Shuffle attempt, but out of nowhere, Lesnar grabs him from behind and blasts him with a German suplex. And another. Rollins dropkicks Lesnar in the face before he can hit Cena with a third German suplex.
Lesnar stands above both guys. He throws Cena out of the ring. Rollins comes out of nowhere with a springboard clothesline attempt but Lesnar -- in an awesome feat of strength -- catches him in mid-air right across his shoulders and blasts him with an F-5. He covers him for the pin, but Cena makes the save and breaks up the count at the last second.
Brock heads out to the floor and clears off the announce table. He takes one of the monitors and smashes it onto the ring steps. He heads back into the ring and Cena welcomes him with an A.A. Lesnar pops back up but pops up right into another A.A. He stumbles back to his feet immediately again, but again, Cena nails him with another A.A. Rollins hits a Curb Stomp on Lesnar and covers him, but Cena breaks up the pin again. The fans in Philly break out into a loud "this is awesome!" chant -- and they're right. This is turning into a hell of a match.
The action spills out to the floor. Lesnar is stumbling around after taking three A.A.'s and a Curb Stomp, while Cena and Rollins are laid out. Out of nowhere, Cena pops up and spears Lesnar through the barricade. They crash through the barricade and land on the ground in the crowd. Rollins rolls back into the ring.. Cena grabs Lesnar on the floor and throws him into the ring steps.
Cena is whipped into the ring steps now. Lesnar is laid out across the Spanish announce table now as Rollins climbs to the top rope. He leaps off and lands on Lesnar, crashing through the announce table in the process. The "holy sh*t" chants break out as we see multiple replays of that incredible high spot. Those chants quickly change into "E-C-W" chants, and then those chants transform into a loud "this is awesome!" chant.
Rollins runs and charges at Cena but Cena catches him in the A.A. position. Rollins escapes, however, but runs into Cena and is leveled. Cena and Rollins are down in the ring while Heyman is yelling for a doctor for Lesnar out on the floor. The announcers put over the fact that it's a one-on-one match between Cena and Rollins now, as Lesnar is out of it on the floor. Lawler points out that two doctors are working on Lesnar on the floor. The announcers also remind us that Lesnar, the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, does not have to be involved in the decision in this match to lose his title due to the triple-threat rules.
Cena and Rollins are both down in the ring again, while Lesnar remains laid out on the floor. Rollins and Cena struggle their way back to their feet. Cena grabs Rollins by the leg and locks him in the STF. Rollins crawls to the ropes Out of nowhere, Mercury and Noble hit the ring and start punching and kicking away at Cena. The announcers remind us that there are no count outs or disqualifications in this match. Meanwhile, we see doctors and EMTs heading down to rnigside with a stretcher. They go over to Lesnar and are getting ready to stretcher him out of here.
Meanwhile, Rollins slams Cena and covers him. Cena kicks out at two. The announcers tell us that Lesnar hasn't moved in several minutes. In the ring, Rollins has his Money In The Bank briefcase and is waiting for Cena to get back to his feet. Once he does, Rollins charges at Cena, but Cena throws him over the top rope. Mercury and Noble try to interfere again, but Cena hoists both of them up -- at the same time -- for an Attitude Adjustment. He nails it. He turns around and Rollins runs at him. Cena hoists him up and blasts him with an A.A. as well. He covers him immediately, but Rollins somehow manages to kick out at two and a half.
We see a shot of Lesnar, who is still laid out in the mess that used to be the Spanish announce table. The announcers inform us that they've gotten word that Lesnar has suffered -- at the very least -- a broken rib. Meanwhile, the action continues in the ring. Rollins nails Cena with a Curb Stomp out of nowhere. He covers Cena but Cena somehow manages to kick out at two and a half.
Rollins hits a big 450-splash type of move that looked unbelievable. But then out of nowhere, and I mean nowhere, Lesnar hits the ring and German suplexes Rollins. Rollins took a bad landing but is alright, as he pops back up and nails Lesnar with his briefcase. Lesnar shrugs it off and knocks Cena out of the ring. He blasts Rollins with an F-5 and covers him. 1-2-3. Lesnar wins.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar
The 2015 Royal Rumble Match
The big, elaborate video package airs to hype the 30-man, over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble match. From there, we shoot back live inside the Wells Fargo Center, where Lilian Garcia quickly runs down the rules of the match.
The Miz's theme music hits and out comes The Miz, who is the first entrant in the 2015 Royal Rumble match. Coming in as the second entrance, starting the match off with The Miz, is R-Truth. He raps his way to the ring.
The bell rings and here we go with the 2015 Royal Rumble match! Both guys battle back-and-forth, with Miz trying a few times to throw Truth out, but doesn't manage to get the job done. The clock hits and after the Philly fans count from ten to one, the Dudley Boyz music hits and out comes Bubba Ray Dudley. The fans go absolutely ballistic and break out into "E-C-W!" chants.
Bully Ray uses R-Truth as his own personal D-Von, as Truth does the "What's Up" top-rope spot for him. Bully pushes Truth and tells him to get the tables. Miz breaks that up, but walks into a 3-D from Truth and Bully. Bully throws Miz out and then he throws Truth out.
Luke Harper's music hits after the ten second countdown. Harper is number four in the Royal Rumble. He and Bully Ray go nose-to-nose and start trading punches. Finally, Dudley gets the better of him. The countdown clocks hits again and when it reaches zero, Bray Wyatt's music hits. Out he comes with his latern.
Dudley and Wyatt go nose-to-nose, but Harper nails him from behind. Wyatt and Harper double-team Dudley as the fans chant, "we want D-Von." Unfortunately for them, Wyatt eliminates Dudley. Wyatt and Harper now go nose-to-nose as the countdown clock hits again. Wyatt and Harper simply wait for the next entrant.
Curtis Axel's music hits and out he comes, only to be jumped from behind by Erick Rowan in the sheep mask. Rowan heads to the ring. The announcers remind us that he didn't qualify for the match, so he's not an official entrant. Wyatt and Harper fight off Rowan, but Wyatt ends up eliminating both of them.
The countdown clock hits and at number seven in this year's Royal Rumble, out comes The Boogeyman. The Boogeyman hits the ring and Wyatt and he go face to face, trying to out-weird each other. Wyatt does his upside down crawling thing. Boogeyman does his drooling whatever the hell thing. Wyatt clotheslines Boogeyman down and then throws him out of the ring.
Out comes entry number eight, Sin Cara. He's flying all over the place straight from the word go, but ultimately, Wyatt gets the better of him and nails him with his Sister Abigail finisher. Wyatt throws Sin Cara out and eliminates him. Wyatt has now eliminated four Superstars. Wyatt gets on the mic and says this is Bray Wyatt's year. He sings "he's got the whole world in his hands" as he awaits the next entrant.
The countdown clock hits again. When the buzzer sounds, out comes Zack Ryder at number nine. Ryder hits a big missile dropkick off the top rope, but seconds later, Wyatt throws him out and eliminates him for his fifth straight elimination.
Coming out at number ten is Daniel Bryan. The fans erupt and start chanting "Yes! Yes! Yes!" as he comes down to the ring to face his former rival. Bryan hits the ring and is all over Wyatt like insanity. "The Chinese calendar says 2015 is the year of the goat." said JBL. Whatever.
Anyways, Bryan is flying all over the place with kicks and punches on Wyatt, with the fans chanting "Yes!" as each strike lands. He hits a big top-rope huricanrana on Wyatt and then leads the fans in a "Yes!" chant. The countdown clock hits and coming out at number eleven, accompanied by Rosa Mendes, is Fandango.
Fandango hits the ring and immediately goes to work on Bryan. Bryan slows him down with a big kick and then picks him up for an airplane spin. Bryan tries to eliminate Fandango, but Fandango avoids it. The countdown clock hits again and coming out at number twelve is Tyson Kidd. Meanwhile, I'm wondering why no one has addressed the Curtis Axel situation. He came out, got beat up by Erick Rowan, who is not in the match, never entered the ring, thus was never eliminated, but has yet to be even mentioned by the announcers since.
Regardless, the action continues with Kidd and Bryan trading punches, forearms and kicks as Wyatt and Fandango lay down and sell in opposing corners of the ring. The countdown clock hits again and in at number 13 is Stardust. Tyson Kidd is eliminated. Wyatt and Bryan go through the middle ropes to fight each other, so neither of them are eliminated.
In at number 14 is Diamond Dallas Page. DDP comes out to a huge pop from the Philly fans. Stardust stomps away at DDP as soon as he hits the ring, but DDP turns Stardust's offense into a big Diamond Cutter out of nowhere. Fandango jumps DDP from behind and goes to work on him as the fans boo. DDP hits a big Diamond Cutter on Fandango off the top rope.
Wyatt goes after DDP, but he too gets a Diamond Cutter for his efforts. The fans are loving DDP here in Philly. The countdown clock hits again. Coming in at number 15 is Rusev. The Bulgarian Brute makes his way to the ring accompanied by Lana. DDP goes for a Diamond Cutter on Rusev but Rusev blocks it and eliminates him with ease. He does the same to Fandango as well.
Rusev and Wyatt go nose to nose now, only to turn around into a flying dropkick from Daniel Bryan off the top. Both Rusev and Wyatt are on their knees now, eating kicks over and over again from Bryan. Rusev goes to eliminate Bryan, but Bryan avoids it. Wyatt, however, follows up and clotheslines Bryan out to the floor, eliminating him. The fans all boo as they see Daniel Bryan eliminated.
The countdown clock hits again and coming in at number 15 is Goldust. Uht oh, the fans are boo'ing as Goldust goes to work on Wyatt. They seem to not care about what's happening in the ring, simply boo'ing the fact that Daniel Bryan was eliminated. Stardust tries to eliminate Goldust, but fails in his attempt. Goldust and Stardust start punching away at each other. Sorry to say, but the fans again could care less, as they start chanting "Daniel Bryan! Daniel Bryan!" at the top of their lungs. They are boo'ing insanely now as the action continues in the ring.
The countdown clock hits and number 16 is Kofi Kingston. The fans boo like crazy. Uht oh, this is turning ugly, folks. The boo's grow louder as Kingston flies all over the place in the ring. The fans break out into another loud "Daniel Bryan" chant, which this time the announcers acknowledge.
Coming in at number 18 is Adam Rose. Seconds after he comes in, he is eliminated. Rusev eliminates Kofi Kingston seconds later.
Entry number 19 comes out, and it's Roman Reigns. And I got bad news for WWE, the fans not only don't care, it's worse, they do care. They are boo'ing the hell out of Roman Reigns, assuming that the chosen one, Mr. Reigns, is going to be winning instead of Daniel Bryan. And I kid you not when I say this crowd is boo'ing like crazy. Reigns eliminates Goldust and Stardust and the boo's grow even louder. Ouch.
Coming out at number 20, to a ton of boo's, is Big E. This crowd is officially turning on this match -- big time. The fans continue to boo non-stop as the action continues inside the ring. This is bad. This is real bad. They are not stopping.
The countdown clock hits again and out at number 21 is Damien Mizdow. The fans pop for that one, thank god. Mizdow makes his way to the ring, but Miz stops him and says it's his spot. Miz is knocked off the apron before he can re-enter the Rumble for a second time. Mizdow looks at Miz and contemplates going in or not. Finally, he decides to go in. And seconds later, he is eliminated. The only guy the fans didn't boo like crazy, and WWE books him to be eliminated in seconds. And I'm not exaggerating even a little bit when I say the boos are getting unbelievably loud now.
Out next in the Rumble is Jack Swagger. The fans are behind him for a few seconds and then they go right back to boo'ing any and everything.
The countdown clock hits again and out at number 23 is Ryback. The fans cheer him for a second but then go right back to boo'ing. Meanwhile, Ryback is cleaning house. He's got the fans chanting "Feed Me More," so that's a sign that they may be accepting reality, but if the last several minutes are any indication, it won't be long before they are boo'ing again.
Now the fans are loudly chanting "CM Punk! CM Punk!" Uht oh. Someone introduced that chant and this crowd is back to being rowdy and unforgiving. Coming out at number 24, in the meantime, is Kane.
The fans are once again loudly boo'ing anything that's going on in the ring. They're pissed, and they're letting WWE know it. The countdown clock hits again and in at number 25 is Dean Ambrose. The fans loudly cheer for him, so maybe there's hope that there's someone they will cheer for.
"Let's go Ambrose" chants echo throughout the Wells Fargo Center, so it looks like with Daniel Bryan out of the picture, Philadelphia has adopted The Lunatic Fringe. Entry number 26 is on his way out and it's Titus O'Neil. Well, this year's "I'm only in the Royal Rumble for two seconds" is Titus O'Neil. The announcers debate if the shortest Rumble reign has been broken. They say he was eliminated in four seconds, so the Santino Marella's record still stands.
We've got the countdown clock back on the screen. Coming in at number 27, to a nice pop from the Philly fans, is the WWE Intercontinental Champion -- Bad News Barrett. Barrett makes his way to the ring, which is getting pretty full now, so we're probably about to have a bunch of consecutive eliminations coming up. The announcers are now pointing out that this is the most entrants we've had in the ring at one time thus far in this year's Royal Rumble match.
Ambrose and Barrett fight in the corner as the countdown clock hits again. Coming out at number 28 is Cesaro. Due to his loud, annoying police siren theme, I can't gauge the crowd reaction to his entrance. The music dies as he hits the ring. The fans seem to be boo'ing again, likely because there's only two spots left, and it's highly doubtful that Daniel Bryan is entering the match for a second time.
Rusev dropkicks Big E. off the apron, eliminating him. That was his sixth elimination, by the way. The countdown clock hits again and coming in at number 29 is Big Show. The fans could care less. We've got one final spot left in the 2015 Royal Rumble. Will it be The Rock, and if so, will the fans look past their feelings about Daniel Bryan and embrace him? We'll find out in 60 seconds.
As Big Show enters the ring, everyone stops what they're doing and starts stomping away at him. Big Show fights his way free. The fans start chanting something, but I can't make out what it is. Ryback is eliminated. Jack Swagger is eliminated. Kane has tied Shawn Michaels with 39 lifetime eliminations. Kane and Big Show seemed to have teamed up now, and are working together to get rid of people.
The final Royal Rumble entrant is coming out and it's none other than ....Dolph Ziggler. The fans dig Ziggler, however, as they cheer his offensive efforts early on. He double-DDTs Big Show and Kane. "Let's go Ziggler" chants break out as Ziggler eliminates Bad News Barrett. Cesaro grabs Ziggler and does the big Cesaro Swing to him. He clotheslines him over the top rope, but Ziggler hangs on.
Ziggler has eliminated Cesaro. Kane and Big Show team up and eliminate Ziggler together. With the elimination, Michael Cole informs us that Kane has broken the record for most all-time eliminations. Big Show and Kane grab Wyatt and together, they eliminate him. The only people left are Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.
The final four are Big Show, Kane, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. The crowd is pretty flat for this final four. Reigns and Ambrose fight away at Big Show and Kane, but the larger heels get the better of them. Seconds later, Reigns hits the Superman punch on Big Show. The fans boo Reigns like crazy. Not a good sign if Reigns is scheduled to win. Reigns and Ambrose work together to eliminate Big Show. Kane drops Reigns and Big Show starts helping him again.
Big Show and Kane team up and eliminate Ambrose. The fans boo like crazy. Big Show and Kane team up together and stomp away at Reigns. The fans loudly chant "Bullsh*t! Bullsh*t!" Very loudly. The announcers talk about how the fans aren't happy that Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler were eliminated. Reigns fights back against Big Show and Kane, but the fans boo the living hell out of him as well. Looks like they're going to boo regardless of who wins this one.
Kane tries to eliminate Reigns. Big Show nearly eliminates them both. Kane survives, so he's pissed and he now gets in Big Show's face. Reigns, meanwhile, is laid out in the ring. Kane and Big Show team back up now and go to work on Reigns. Out of nowhere, The Rock's theme hits and out he comes. The fans definitely pop for that one. Big time!
The Rock sprints to the ring and takes out Kane and Big Show with clotheslines and punches. Rock takes Kane down and now hits the People's Elbow on him. Rock turns around into a chokeslam attempt from Big Show but Reigns helps him. Rock hits a Rock Bottom on Big Show. Big Show and Kane are eliminted. Reigns, whose mouth is all busted up and bloody, looks around. Rusev, who apparently was never eliminated, re-enters the match. Reigns spears him. Reigns now does eliminate him. Reigns wins and the fans boo like crazy.
Backstage, we see Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman looking on as Reigns celebrates in the ring with The Rock. Rock hugs Reigns and raises his hand, but the fans are boo'ing still. Out comes Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, and they don't look happy. Reigns points to the WrestleMania sign as the announcers talk about how it will be Reigns vs. Lesnar for the title at WrestleMania. The Authority leaves upset. Rock hugs Reigns one more time and leaves. Reigns celebrates on the top rope but the fans are still boo'ing like crazy.
Winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble match: Roman Reigns