Kickoff: Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
The Dudley Boyz (C) (Bubba Ray Dudley and Devon Dudley) vs. The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara)
The kickoff show sees the WWE Tag Team Championships defended by the Dudley Boyz against The Lucha Dragons. This match begins with The Dudley Boyz and The Lucha Dragons going at one another in an even back and forth battle, as they're both faces you don't want one team working over the other because it would get that team unwarranted heat. Kalisto hits a moonsault from the top rope to everyone on the outside of the ring.
Kalisto hits a Salida Del Sol on Bubba Ray Dudley, but then Jimmy Uso runs down to break up the cover and cause a disqualification. The Usos take out everyone to end the kickoff show posing with the Tag Team Titles whilst saying that they demand the next title shot because they're the Usos and they deserve it...The Dudley Boyz and The Lucha Dragons are left looking at each other thinking 'We're gonna get em tomorrow night on Monday Night RAW'.
1. Singles Match
Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena
Before this match Dean Ambrose cut a promo about how John Cena is a living legend of the WWE, that by defeating John Cena right now and winning the Royal Rumble Match to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion he could forever say that he beat Cena and outlasted 29 other men in a Royal Rumble Match to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. John Cena comes out and the match begins (non title match).
This match begins with a lock up, Ambrose begins to wear down John Cena. Ambrose delivers punches and kicks to the face of Cena, which Barrett had beaten up in their series of matches. Ambrose takes Cena to the outside where he delivers a running dropkick as well as crossbody from the top rope onto Cena. Commentary is selling that Ambrose needs to save his body for the Rumble, but he is putting it all on the line just to beat John Cena.
The match continues, Cena starts to make his comeback. Cena hits two scoopslams, a five knuckle shuffle and then he goes for an AA which he hits for a 2 count. Cena goes to the top rope and goes to hit his leg drop over the back of Ambrose's head. But Ambrose gets out of the way before delivering Dirty Deeds for a 2 count. Ambrose delivers a standing clothesline from the top rope before going for a moonsault (he's so desperate to defeat John Cena).
Ambrose misses the moonsault, Cena counters into an Attitude Adjustment for the 1...2..but Ambrose kicks out at the last moment. Cena is shocked, Cena goes for another AA but Ambrose gets out the back before grabbing Cena. Taking him over to the turnbuckles, climbing to the middle turnbuckle and hitting Cena with a second rope Dirty Deeds for the 1...2...3 to defeat John Cena. After the match Ambrose says that he will see Cena later in the Royal Rumble Match.
Time-23:21, Winner-Dean Ambrose
2. Singles Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Sasha Banks (C) vs. Becky Lynch w/Paul Heyman
Next up is the WWE Divas Championship Match between Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, the match begins with Sasha Banks slapping Becky Lynch. Becky straight away tackles down Sasha, Becky throws Sasha face first into the top turnbuckle before proceeding to work over Sasha. But Sasha counters a back breaker before locking in a cross armbreaker on Becky Lynch. Becky gets out of it before escaping out of the ring, Sasha proceeds to hit a suicide dive onto Becky Lynch.
Sasha Banks throws Becky Lynch into the steel steps before getting her back into the ring, Sasha hits a series of stomps onto the arm of Becky Lynch. Sasha goes for an armbreaker but Becky counters into a knee to the face, Sasha's nose immediately starts bleeding. Becky unleashes a string of wicked kicks on Sasha Banks, Becky then hits a top rope hurricanrana on Sasha Banks for a 2 count.
Becky in pleading with the referee when Sasha grabs her from behind into a Bank Statement, Becky is refusing to tap out. Becky eventually gets to the ropes, Sasha grabs Becky and goes for another Cross Armbreaker but Becky counters into a disarmer. Sasha gets to the ropes. The ending to the match sees Becky go up to the top rope for a moonsault. But Sasha delivers a Bank Statement from the top rope into the submission part of the move for the submission victory over Becky Lynch.
Time-17:21, Winner-Sasha Banks To Retain The WWE Divas Championship
3. Singles Match
The Undertaker vs. Sting
The match that many people have waited for for twenty years, the Crow Sting comes out first. He is wearing his old jacket, baseball bat in hand as well as dyed black hair and a new look red face paint. From there The Undertaker's gong hits, thunder is coming down from the ceiling. The druids are on the stage and the Undertaker makes the slow walk to the ring...eventually The Undertaker takes off his hat and the match begins.
Undertaker begins by striking Sting, Sting ducks and unleashing his own punches on Taker. Undertaker ducks before hitting a Last Ride for a 2 count. Undertaker unleashes his own string of moves on Sting. The match continues for another ten minutes. Undertaker hits two Tombstone Piledrivers on The Undertaker, but then Sting kicks out before hitting a Scorpion Death Drop on the Undertaker (a third one) for the 1...2...3 to defeat The Undertaker.
After the match Undertaker and Sting hug one another (only for a moment, not a long one that ruins characters). Undertaker grabs a microphone and says that he will wrestle two more matches, he will bounce back from this loss at Fast Lane and then the big finale match at WrestleMania 32. Undertaker walks up the stage with his fist in the air.
4. The 2016 Royal Rumble Match for the Vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Roman Reigns comes out as entrant number one in the 2016 Royal Rumble Match, entry number two turns out to be Alberto Del Rio. They go at it for a minute and a half with Reigns getting the upper hand. Then at number three Kevin Owens makes his entry. Del Rio and Owens are working over Roman Reigns. Owens hits a Pop-Up Powerbomb to Reigns and Del Rio hits a superkick to Reigns. At number four Apollo Crews makes his entry, Crews comes racing down to the ring. Crews jumps over the top rope and into the ring before going after Del Rio and Owens.
At number five Bray Wyatt comes down with his slow lantern entrance, Wyatt eventually get into the ring and they work over Crews and Reigns. Number six is Luke Harper who joins Bray Wyatt in beating down both babyfaces, number seven is Xavier Woods who comes in only for Roman Reigns to throw him over and out thus Woods is eliminated. Number eight is Tyler Breeze who comes down and continues to work away on Reigns and Crews, Although after three minutes Apollo Crews eliminates him.
Number nine is Rob Van Dam, Van Dam comes in and takes it to Luke Harper, Bray Wyatt and Kevin Owens. Van Dam hits a flying crossbody on all three of them. Number ten is Big E, Big E comes in a continues to take the fight to the now three faces in the ring. Braun Strowman comes in at number eleven, Strowman eliminates Rob Van Dam by throwing him over the top rope. Bubba Ray Dudley comes in at number twelve and Kofi Kingston comes in at number thirteen.
Big E and Kofi say some to Bray Wyatt, when The New Day turn their backs Wyatt and Strowman automatically eliminate Kofi and Big E. At Number Fourteen is Finn Balor who comes out in his demon attire, number fifteen is Sheamus and number sixteen is Jey Uso. Meanwhile Strowman goes to eliminate Roman Reigns, but Reigns picks Strowman up and throws him out of the ring. Reigns throws Bubba Ray Dudley out of the ring for Reigns' third elimination.
Bray Wyatt realizes that Strowman was eliminated, then Wyatt and Harper attack Reigns. Reigns ducks Wyatt clothesline, Harper runs at him only for Reigns to backdrop Harper out of the ring to the floor. Number 17 is Devon Dudley, then Number 18 is John Cena. Cena comes down and does his usual Cena charade before number nineteen turns out to be Kalisto. Number 20 is Rusev and Number 21 is Kane. John Cena eliminates Alberto Del Rio with an AA over the top rope.
Number 22 is Dean Ambrose, 23 is Jimmy Uso and Number 24 is Sin Cara. Dean Ambrose comes in and eliminates Sheamus, Jey Uso, Devon Dudley and Kane (sending a message that he is going to be a serious contender for the championship). Ambrose is standing tall looking dominant, when Brock Lesnar's music hits. Lesnar comes down looking like an absolute machine, Lesnar gets into the ring and eliminates Bray Wyatt, Jimmy Uso, Sin Cara and Rusev.
Number 26 is Neville, who Brock Lesnar eliminates within about thirty seconds. Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and John Cena have a four way staredown before going at one another. Kevin Owens is about to decide what to do next when Seth Rollins stands up on the ringside barricade holding up a ticket. Bad News Barrett comes in moments later at Number 27, then a minute later Triple H is shown attacking someone from behind. Number 28 hits and Triple H comes running down the aisle, him and Seth Rollins proceed to brawl into the crowd.
Seth Rollins throws Triple H down the stairs before hitting a flying knee, backstage Sami Zayn is shown recovering and looking really annoyed. HHH and Rollins brawl backstage where Sami Zayn delivers a Helluva Kick on Triple H to take him out. Rollins then says that HHH will reinstate him in WWE or else. Meanwhile in the ring Brock Lesnar eliminates Kevin Owens and Finn Balor. Number 29 is Tommy Dreamer who comes out to a great pop. Then at Number 30 Samoa Joe comes out.
Samoa Joe eliminates Apollo Crews and then Kalisto, Samoa Joe proceeds to eliminate Tommy Dreamer thus Joe has three eliminations. The Final Six is Roman Reigns, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe and Bad News Barrett. Brock Lesnar proceeds to eliminate Bad News Barrett, following a battle between all five guys. Samoa Joe eliminates Roman Reigns to lots of boos. Thus the final four in the Royal Rumble to determine the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is Cena, Lesnar, Ambrose and Joe.
Samoa Joe eliminates Brock Lesnar, Lesnar proceeds to get back into the ring and eliminate Samoa Joe. These two guys brawl to the back. That leaves the final two, John Cena and Dean Ambrose. Ambrose goes to throw Cena out, but Cena stays in. Ambrose runs at Cena into an attempted AA, but Ambrose escapes before slamming Cena shoulder first into the ringpost before tossing him out of the ring. Therefore Dean Ambrose wins the 2016 Royal Rumble Match to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Time-1:04:21, Winner-Dean Ambrose To Become The NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Royal Rumble 2016 Entry And Elimination Order
1. Roman Reigns (25) Eliminated By Samoa Joe (4)
2. Alberto Del Rio (9) Eliminated By John Cena (1)
3. Kevin Owens (19) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (6)
4. Apollo Crews (21) Eliminated By Samoa Joe (1)
5. Bray Wyatt (14) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (1)
6. Luke Harper (8) Eliminated By Roman Reigns (4)
7. Xavier Woods (1) Eliminated By Roman Reigns (1)
8. Tyler Breeze (2) Eliminated By Apollo Crews (1)
9. Rob Van Dam (3) Eliminated By Braun Strowman (1)
10. Big E (4) Eliminated By Braun Strowman (2)
11. Braun Strowman (6) Eliminated By Roman Reigns (2)
12. Bubba Ray Dudley (7) Eliminated By Roman Reigns (3)
13. Kofi Kingston (5) Eliminated By Bray Wyatt (1)
14. Finn Balor (20) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (7)
15. Sheamus (10) Eliminated By Dean Ambrose (1)
16. Jey Uso (11) Eliminated By Dean Ambrose (2)
17. Devon Dudley (12) Eliminated By Dean Ambrose (3)
18. John Cena (28) Eliminated By Dean Ambrose (5)
19. Kalisto (22) Eliminated By Samoa Joe (2)
20. Rusev (17) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (4)
21. Kane (13) Eliminated By Dean Ambrose (4)
22. Dean Ambrose
23. Jimmy Uso (15) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (2)
24. Sin Cara (16) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (3)
25. Brock Lesnar (26) Eliminated By Samoa Joe (5)
26. Neville (18) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (5)
27. Bad News Barrett (24) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (8)
28. Sami Zayn (Attacked Backstage By Triple H)
29. Tommy Dreamer (23) Eliminated By Samoa Joe (3)
30. Samoa Joe (27) Eliminated By Brock Lesnar (9)