The WWE Royal Rumble 2015 results are in and many fans do not seem very happy with Roman Reigns winning, with some going so far as to name this year the “Royal Fumble.” Even the “surprise” entrance of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may not be able to save Vince McMahon and the WWE Network based upon reactions on social media.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Brock Lesnar’s injury during the triple threat match against John Cena and Seth Rollins is easily the highlight of the night, with some fans saying the Beast deserves a Grammy for faking the injury for his comeback triumph. But others fans are not so certain, and it’s possible Lesnar’s injury is real.
The idea that The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, may intervene at WWE Royal Rumble 2015 was practically broadcast to the world ahead of time since The Rock’s Twitter account publicly announced he was in Philadelphia, where Royal Rumble was held tonight. In the build up to the show, WWE wrestlers like Stardust and Sin Cara even made jokes about rock and roll, and not finding any rocks backstage. Rusev’s Lana made it even more obvious that The Rock would show, claiming, “He is just another pathetic American too busy stuffing his face with cheesesteaks in Philadelphia!”
Unfortunately for Rusev, the WWE Royal Rumble results have Lana eating cheesesteaks, as it were. The last four men standing were Roman Reigns, Rusev, Kane, and Big Show, with Reigns coming in as man number 19. Big Show and Kane were about to eliminate Reigns when Dwayne Johnson stepped in to save his relative and not much more than a minute later Rusev was eliminated by Reigns.
The feelings among the crowd were immediately apparent. It seemed very few were happy that Roman Reigns was essentially handed the victory on a silver platter. After all, the idea that Reigns may win Royal Rumble 2015 only to go on to defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 for the WWE Heavyweight Championship title has been discussed practically ad infinitum since last summer. This predictable result has some fans already talking about cancelling WWE Network.
— Gavin Bard (@lightfantastic) January 26, 2015
When The Rock and Roman Reigns were shown backstage after Royal Rumble was over they discussed how it’s all about family and how happy Dwayne Johnson was to step back into the ring. Rusev also got into the face of John Cena to complain about the results and had to be pulled apart.
Several things can be predicted for certain. If Vince McMahon continues on this predictable path then tomorrow’s Monday Night RAW should feature Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar confronting each other. Seth Rollins still has not used his Money In The Bank contract so expect that to come into play some time before WrestleMania 31. But if fans vent enough about how the story is playing out then it’s possible Reigns will suffer the fate of Dave Batista and have that red carpet yanked out from underneath him before the big event.
What do you think of the WWE Royal Rumble 2015 results?
— The Fan’s Podcast (@TheFansPodcast) January 26, 2015