In the pre-show, reigning defended their tiltles against and. However, on the January 13, 2014 episode of Raw after Bryan and Bray Wyatt were defeated by in a , Bryan betrayed Wyatt and attacked him, culminating with Bryan hitting his flying knee finishing maneuver on Wyatt. Fans took to to display their displeasure towards the event. On the December 30 episode of Raw, Cena was awarded a rematch for the title against Orton at the Royal Rumble, with the match stipulation of a , except that it could be won by or only. For costing them the spots in the Chamber match, the Shield vowed revenge against the Wyatt Family, which set up a match between the groups at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
The event received 145,000 purchases, a significant drop from the 2014 event, due to the fact that the latter was held prior to the launch of the. The match involved 20 wrestlers, while the match had 40; all the others, including the 2014 match, had 30 participants. Though already eliminated, Kane returned to ringside and pulled Punk over the top rope to eliminate him, then executed a chokeslam through a broadcast table on Punk. This especially applies to links to merchandise except wwe. Despite being advertised for the taping on Tuesday, he also did not appear in front of the live audience. However, the bout between Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt was highly praised by fans and critics.
Benjamin Tucker, who attended the event and is also from the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter, rated the entire event 6. Instead, the Authority offered Lesnar a contract to face anyone else at WrestleMania. The remaining 18 wrestlers advertised were , , ; , , , , who eventually did not participate , , and his teammates and ; 's and ; and Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso ; was originally advertised but later removed from advertisements. James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter rated the Royal Rumble match 2. Reigns eliminated Sheamus to set a new record for most eliminations in a Rumble match with 12, but Reigns was then thrown over the top rope by Batista, who won the match. Archived from on January 20, 2014. Towards the end of the match, Rhodes applied a to Dogg, but was unaware that Gunn blind-tagged in for the latter.
The event received 467,000 buys, down 8. You can send a link to the content via modmail or use Reddit's reporting system to report a post. After the show went off the air, Batista who had been presented on-air as a heroic character mocked Bryan and gestured his at the crowd. Reigns, who had been portrayed as a heroic character, was booed after winning the main event, even after he received 's endorsement, and The Rock was heckled for helping Reigns. Lastly, Caldwell rated the Orton-Cena title match 2. When Daniel Bryan was eliminated in the first half of the match, the crowd repeatedly chanted his name for the second half of the match while booing other wrestlers making their entrance to the match, including eventual winner Roman Reigns.
Threads where video or photo is visible from the event must be spoiler flair'd so it is not visible. Please make sure you read and especially before posting. Lesnar then dared any wrestler who disapproved of that notion to challenge him, which was answered by , and a brawl would ensue, ending with Lesnar delivering an to Henry. The event featured four professional wrestling matches and one pre-show match, two of which were for championships. Do not post spoilers in the title of your posts.
Archived from on December 9, 2014. After another Sister Abigail in the ring, Wyatt scored the pinfall victory. After Orton's victory at Survivor Series, Cena came down to the ring with his title, and celebrated with the crowd as , and looked on, much to Orton's chagrin. Archived from on 16 November 2018. Caldwell chose not to rate the Lesnar-Show match, commenting that it was necessarily short due to Show being injured going into the match. The official buy total for the 2014 Royal Rumble event was 467,000, which was a decrease of 8. The Outlaws' reign ended on the March 3 episode of Raw, when won the Tag Team Championship.
Do not spam YouTube videos, blogs, podcasts, etc. When the match started, Big Show landed his , but Lesnar picked up the victory after executing an. This includes posting personal information and brigading against any online or real life target. During the match, Wyatt targeted Bryan's head, ramming it into the ring-post. Archived from on 30 January 2014. The event is known for the overwhelmingly negative crowd response during the Orton-Cena title match, as well as towards the end of and after the Royal Rumble match, when the fans booed the Rumble winner and repeatedly chanted for who had competed earlier in the night and was not involved in the main event. Punk subsequently signed a contract to compete in the in 2015.
Archived from on March 14, 2014. When Daniel Bryan came out and confronted them about not being inserted into the Rumble match, and then demanded to be inserted into the Elimination Chamber match and refused to leave the ring until they did, he was attacked by , but was then saved by John Cena and Sheamus. Lesnar then continued to attack Big Show with a chair after the match. The following week on Raw, Bryan explained that his joining the Wyatts was a ruse to infiltrate the stable and bide his time to strike, and that he would wrestle Wyatt at the Royal Rumble event. Archived from on May 6, 2014. In the next match, accompanied by his faced. The event is highlighted by the Royal Rumble match, a whose participants, entering at timed intervals, aim at eliminating their competitors by tossing them over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor.