WWE Royal Rumble Results – January 26, 2014

Posted by Matt Boone January 27, 2014 92 Comments

WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show

The Royal Rumble Kickoff Show opens with a live shot of the arena, as Josh Mathews introduces us to the official pay-per-view pre-show. From thee, we get our first glimpse of the expert panel, which features former Royal Rumble winners Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. Duggan does his “Hoooooooo!” HBK talks about looking forward to tonight. Ric Flair does his “Woooooooo!”

After the introductions, Mathews briefly explains the rules of the Royal Rumble match. HBK talks about the strategy behind winning a Royal Rumble match. Flair talks about how the Rumble can be a career defining moment. Duggan says he’s not a big strategy guy.

Following the Rumble match talk, the expert panel breaks down some of the matches scheduled for tonight. HBK says he’s pulling for the New Age Outlaws in the pre-show match. Flair says he’s going for the Rhodes boys. Hacksaw says second generation wrestlers like the Rhodes brothers have a better feel for things.

Mathews introduces us to Renee Young, who is in the social media lounge. Young informs us to use the hashtag “#RoyalRumble”. She introduces a poll on who fans think will win the Rumble match and then reads some tweets from the WWE Universe about tonight’s big event. Young kicks it back to the expert panel.

Mathews mentions John Cena won the Rumble last year and then introduces some preview footage of the Cena vs. Randy Orton rivalry, which culminates tonight in a rematch between the two for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Some video packages air highlighting the recent history between Cena and Orton. As the expert panel continues to hype the Cena-Orton match, JBL’s theme music can be heard in the background. Lilian Garcia introduces JBL as the expert panel tries to talk over it. Jerry Lawler comes out next and the panel continues to talk over it.

We shoot backstage and several of the WWE Superstars are shown, along with Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox. Vickie says it’s time for the guys to draw their entry numbers for tonight’s Rumble. Alberto Del Rio gets his number, doesn’t say it, but says he’s taking everyone out, so he seems happy. Kofi Kingston gets his number and doesn’t really react too much. R-Truth gets his number and seems upset. Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger argue over who gets to pick a number next. Cesaro gets one and seems happy. Swagger gets his and then tries to get Cesaro to trade with him. Cesaro won’t. Great Khali gets his number and Damien Sandow sees it, laughs and tells him “maybe next year.” Then Sandow gets his and Khali laughs at whatever number he just got.

Josh Mathews introduces the Royal Rumble commentary team. Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole and JBL briefly talk about the WWE Tag-Team Championship match. Lilian Garcia does the introductions and here we go.

WWE Tag-Team Titles: New Age Outlaws vs. Goldust & Cody Rhodes (c)

“Oh you didn’t know?” and we’re off. Road Dogg comes down to the ring talking like he always does. Road Dogg does his usual schtick as he and Billy Gunn enter the ring. Road Dogg finishes his usual stuff and then Billy Gunn does his part. They really came off as babyfaces here, for whatever that’s worth. After Gunn encourages everyone to say “suck it!” Goldust and Cody Rhodes come out and it’s time for some WWE Tag-Team Championship action. Everyone settle in, because here we go!

The bell sounds and it will be Road Dogg and Cody Rhodes starting the match off for their respective teams. We have 15 minutes until the pay-per-view begins. Road Dogg is in control of Rhodes early on. Road Dogg tags Gunn but Rhodes clotheslines Road Dogg, and then Gunn, both over the top rope and out to the floor. Goldust splashes onto one of the Outlaws from the apron and then Rhodes dives over the top to do the same. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.

When we return from commercial, Gunn and Goldust are in the ring with Goldust laid out on the mat. Gunn tags in Road Dogg. The announcers keep giving statistical facts on what records would be broken if the New Age Outlaws were to win the titles tonight. Road Dogg slaps a rear chin lock on Goldust as the crowd tries to get behind the Golden One to get him back into the match. Road Dogg drops some elbows on Goldust and tries a pin. Lots of “two” chants from the crowd on the near falls tonight.

Goldust manages to blast Road Dogg and both guys are down now. Road Dogg makes the tag to Gunn. Gunn goes to work on Goldust in the corner as JBL puts over what great shape Gunn still is in these days. Gunn tries to pin Goldust, but Goldust kicks out at two. “Two!!!” echo’s the fans in Pittsburgh loudly. Gunn runs at Goldust but Goldust catches him and quickly turns him over for a powerslam. The crowd is cheering on Goldust to make the tag now. Goldust and Gunn both make the tag.

Rhodes takes the hot tag and is immediately all over Road Dogg. Rhodes kicks Gunn, who tried to interfere, and then yells “Suck it!” to mock them. Rhodes hits a missile dropkick on both guys off the ropes. Rhodes hits the Cross-Rhodes on Road Dogg out of nowhere but Gunn breaks up the pin attempt just in time. Out on the floor, Gunn spears Goldust into the barricade. Gunn makes the blind tag to Road Dogg. Gunn hits the Fameasser on Rhodes. 1-2-3. New tag-team champions.

Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws

We shoot back up to the expert panel and the guys talk about the title change a bit before previewing some more matches at the Royal Rumble tonight. We get some replays from the past few weeks showing some of the moments in the Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show feud. We have five minutes until the pay-per-view begins as Mathews introduces a video package highlighting some stats related to the Royal Rumble match.

After the Rumble stats video package concludes, Josh Mathews talks about what’s at stake in the Rumble, as the winner receives a title shot. Hacksaw Jim Duggan gives his prediction for the Rumble. He picks Dolph Ziggler. Shawn Michaels says he was gonna go with CM Punk, but now he’s going to predict The Shield. He says this way he has three chances to be right. Ric Flair predicts his former Evolution running buddy Batista.

We see Daniel Bryan walking backstage to the ring. Josh Mathews informs us that the Royal Rumble pay-per-view will begin with Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt as the first match on the show.

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    • Eddie Pierce

      Really surprised that new age outlaws won the tag team titles.

      • George Flegel

        I wasn’t. Disappointed more like.

    • Blackman

      My money is on CM Punk tonight. He goes all the way in the Rumble.

    • P.P. Johnny

      P.P. Johnny is looking into his crystal ball & sees The Shield as the final 3 in the RR with Roman Reigns winning.

    • Derp

      Bryan vs Wyatt was an awesome match.

      • ugh

        the only match then was the rest had promise but they fucked them all up oh beside orton cena match that was going to suck

    • Derp

      Could Lesnar and Big Show have been a bigger waste of time?

    • sai3i3ath

      What a beating Lesnar gave Big Show!!

      • booo

        it was soo annoying the was the part i was wanting to see the most and they fuck over the fans with that peice of crap if i paid for it i would demand my money back for that match alone

    • Ryan5060

      My Moneys On Cena And Punk

    • Roger Gumpleton

      So funny no one wants to see randy or cena fight

    • Eddie Pierce

      Haha wonder if jerry dropped that Bryan could be winning the royal rumble since he said he is next for them

    • Coraje187

      WOW another joke match. I knew that randy vs. Cena

    • boooo

      Crap matches crap ending beside bryan only good match so far

    • MR. Willingbaker

      Love how they think the crowds trying to distract randy… hahahahah

    • gg

      we want divas..lol

      • P.P. Johnny

        P.P. Johnny says you’ve got to be kidding???? Cena/Orton was enough torture for one evening. Lol

        • Topsy Krettz

          The Cena vs Orton match was so boring the audience started chanting “We Want Divas”

    • Derp

      Super stoked that Shattered Dreams has returned.

    • Andy

      good grief Nash! who decided that crap?

    • Derp

      I love that nobody wants to see Mysterio. He’s dead weight, I give him a couple weeks before he’s injured again.

      And great…Boretista is gonna win the rumble.

      • P.P. Johnny

        P.P. Johnny says thank you for saying Mysterio is dead weight. Tired of his same old crap.

    • Coraje187

      That Rumble sucked.

    • Derp

      Well that was a good rumble until the ending. Why the fuck would the put that no talent assclown Boretista in the main event? NOBODY wants that.

    • Derp

      They’re not booing him because they dislike Boretista’s character. They’re booing him because he sucks and can’t wrestle.

    • i Am GoD

      well that rumble match was very predictable . that byan vs wyatt match was awesome though

    • Eddie Pierce

      Love how wwe can’t take a hint the people want Daniel Bryan…

      • VIPER1995

        I agree bryan does need to be in more matches and be pushed more but the fact that the crowed booed the shit out of Batista just cuz Bryan wasn’t in the rumble was stupid

        • Eddie Pierce

          Yeah. I just don’t think people want Batista as champ. I like Bryan I really do. I mean he’s my favorite since Chris Benoit, but they are just getting tired of the wwe not listening and I believe that’s why they are now booing all matches and chanting Daniel Bryan, yes, no, and boo..

          • Batista 1995

            I have been keeping up on my wwe news and there’s things in the works for bryan an other supstarts everyone wants to see its just gonna take time for the storylines to play out

      • Joseph Parks

        db sucks

      • me

        they know, the storyline he was in with th authority was pretty spot on. they think letting a has been who came back for money win is better than the best worker in wwe who gets the loudest pops. I

    • me

      wwe needs to open their ears holy shit. i hope the huge boos and no chants pissed them all off

      • Eddie Pierce

        I agree. They really are holding Daniel Bryan back and you know he has to be smiling with all this going on.

        • Derp

          Why would Bryan be smiling at the fact that he should be the face of the company when the company he should be the face of is constantly screwing him over because he doesn’t look like a 300 pound wrinkled leather purse?

          • Derp

            yea true dat

    • HeyamNick


    • P.P. Johnny

      P.P. Johnny says Batista vs Orton main event at WM XXX. WTF!!!!!
      Just put me to sleep now.

      • Jayvonte

        It gonna be Brock leaner vs Batista

    • the man

      that show sucked so badly

    • VIPER1995

      The crowd tonight at the rumble COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY SUCKED!!!! Just cuz u didn’t get Bryan you don’t need to boo the shit out of perfectly good matches

      • Derp

        Good matches? What show were you watching? The only good match was Bryan and Wyatt.

        Every match deserved to be booed for terrible booking.

        • ambrose, rollin, reign

          The crowd ruined the royal rumble match, look like they have something plan for bryan and cena against the wyatt.

          • Derp

            The crowd didn’t ruin the match. The bookers ruined the match by having Batista win.

      • Robert

        This was one of the best crowd’s I’ve seen in a while.

    • Atombender

      That Rumble match was quite boring. Too bad Roman didn’t win. Not to happy too see Batista back. Roman should headline WrestleMania.

    • JBL fan

      JBL was probably my favourite part.

    • Gintoki Sama

      Im disappointed Curtis axel *sarcasm* didn’t appear in the Rumble. Triple H and Stephanie will run WWE to the ground.

    • Jason

      Very predictable.

    • Captncharisma

      This was the worst P.P.V. in a long time. The only thing that saved this P.P.V. was Bray and Bryan.

      • Derp

        After further thought, I fully agree. This whole PPV was horribly booked. They should be ashamed of themselves. The fans gave them reason enough to.

    • Batista1995

      I can honestly see y some of the crowed pleasing superstars r turning on this pathetic wwe crowd

    • SMRaja89!

      WWE has managed to, yet again, create a predictable PPV! They could have created a NEW star and have a GREAT storyline with The Shield with a Roman Reigns Rumble victory. They have dropped the ball on a great opportunity to move the company in a more unpredictable, more exciting new direction. Instead its the same thing. Same stars getting put over the other performers simply because the company does not feel that they are deserving enough of that top spot. I would have rather have seen Punk vs. Cena in the Wrestlemania main event with a controversial finish. HOPEFULLY A CENA HEEL TURN… HOPE! HOPE! HOPE! Instead, we are left with, a more than likely, Orton/Batista main event (Triple Hs guys) PREDICTABLE!!!

    • Batista1995

      There’s plans for the shield and other superstars u want to see more of in the works

      • Derp

        The problem is, is they are booking one of the most boring Wrestlemania main events. Orton vs. Batista? It’s happened a million times before. And Boretista has clearly not learned any new moves, so we’re just going to be getting the same ol shit rather than something new and refreshing. I hope Batista gets injured and can’t wrestle Wrestlemania.

        • Batista 1995

          Batista will not be getting injured that’s like saying hope for the undertaker to be injured and not wrestle wrestlemania just simply ain’t happening

          • Derp

            And you’re sure about that? Wrestlers don’t get injured all the time? Rey Mysterio? Hello? He looked like he hurt his legs the first 5 minutes in the match. Mr Gimpy needs to retire, he’s too old, and the steroids have destroyed his raggedy body.

            • Batista 1995

              I know wrestlers get injured all the time what I was saying is wwe won’t let him get injured and fuck up there biggest ppv dumbass

            • Derp

              Right, because you can prevent injuries from happening. Moron.

            • Derp

              Go to bed, you have middle school in the morning.

            • Derp

              Plenty of wrestlers have been injured before wrestlemania and had their matches scrapped before. So again, go to bed little boy.

          • ugh

            and did you see batista fuck up that spear he hit him in the knee

          • Derp

            Also, comparing a legendary wrestler to a 1 move wrinkled steroid purse is not even close to accurate.

    • hank

      wwe creative has no imagination is getting really really boring

    • why

      why why why so much promise for this ppv just to flot so bad i enjoy the people chants more then the match

    • MegaCompactDisk .

      Triple H booked his friends to win. Outlaws get the title? Orton and Batista win? And they get to headline wrestlemania? I can see X-pac winning the IC title on Raw.

      • P.P. Johnny

        P.P. Johnny wonders if all of HHH’s cronies are coming back, then where is Chyna?

        • Broski

          Chyna is in China

    • Batista 1995

      Batista is around to stay for a while so get use to it ppl even if u hate him he’s still gonna be around for at least two years so u can choose for him to be a heel by booing him all the time pr make him a babyface by supporting him or just being quite

    • Canuck 703

      I was thinking of going to watch @ a near by theater but sounds like I didn’t miss much so I’m glad I stayed away. Last time I went most of the people in the theater were people who shouldn’t be out in public without a parent or caretaker (to put it nicely). There were guys crying, Taking bets. storming out of the theater when their favorite wrestler was eliminated. One kid was climbing on the backs of the seats & doing wrestling moves, He ended up falling off the seats & down the isle stairs & they had to turn the lights on to see if he was ok, The manager took him away & I don’t know what happened to him after that but he did leave under his own power so he couldn’t of been to hurt.

    • Patrick Frisby

      forget that audience there should’ve been more wrestlers involved in it such as brock lesnar,and big show etc everybody was booing batista but batista said he was going to win it and he did and everybody was cheering for him on monday night raw but now they are hating sorry there wanna be duck dynasty daniel bryan but he lost to bray wyatt anyway how could he win so all u guys need to stop hating and good job batista u said it and u did it

      • VIPER1995


        • Derp

          He won because that is who the creative writers wanted to win…not because he said he was going to.

          • VIPER1995

            Do u have to comment on everything I post

            • Derp

              Don’t flatter yourself, I pay no attention to you, nor do I give a shit about what you post or where you post.

        • bluebook

          ., <—These things exist for a reason.

    • FightFan

      I can just imagine Vince, Triple H, and Stephanie in the back with their hands over their ears screaming “I am not listening! I am not listening!” to all of the Yes and Daniel Bryan chants.

    • Finchinho

      WHAT A JOKE OF A COMPANY!!! WWE- Consistantly fucking up storylines and ignoring fans for over 10 years…

      • D

        Yet the fans keep coming back. How do they know the fans aren’t happy when they keep tuning in and buying tickets and merchandise every week?

    • FightFan

      Rhodes Brothers vs. New Age Outlaws: Nothing special but decent.

      Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan: Awesome, but Bryan losing didn’t make much sense.

      Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show: Good for what it was. Chair shots went a bit overkill though.

      John Cena vs. Randy Orton: With the exception of hitting their finishers on each other, boring. This feud has gone beyond being run in the ground.

      Rumble: Good content-wise. Creative-wise, horrible. A waste of two spots that could have been used for Daniel Bryan and either Bray Wyatt or even Curtis Axel. Batista winning was predictable yet extremely unwelcome. Absolutely no one wants to see a continued Orton-Batista feud.

      This Rumble left me with very mixed feelings. Some good matches and a solid rumble, but perhaps the absolute worst booking decisions in recent memory.

    • DBryan

      The Rumble sucked the bryan match was awesome ending of the match sucked the rumble was pritty much the same as last years except for it c omeing down the roman and Batista would have been great to see roman win but ain’t the worst that Batista won that way he can become champ and get his reign as champ done with so someone who deserves to be champ can become champ

    • FightFan

      I believe the loud chant Matt Boone couldn’t quite make out during Cena-Orton was “You both suck!”

    • George Flegel

      WOW, no Daniel Bryan in the Rumble. That was lame. It must have sucked for the guys who were getting booed.

    • Broski

      I agree that Batista should’ve not won the Royal Rumble, but I kinda get it now. Here’s my future prediction…

      Elimination Chamber:

      Brock Lesnar beats Randy Orton to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion

      Wrestlemania matches:

      Daniel Bryan def. The Undertaker

      Brock Lesnar vs. Batista. I don’t have a prediction here yet.

      What do you think?

      • booo

        undertaker streak should never end but he should stop wrestling

    • Rhey Mark Furog

      Vince is losing his mind right now!!!

      If I would booked this Royal Rumble Match it would be:

      Daniel Bryan comes out at #30

      The Last Three Man should be Reigns, Batista and Daniel Bryan

      Then suddenly Brock Lesnar comes out and eliminate Batista to set
      their feud for Wrestlemania 30 The Animal vs The Beast and because Brock
      and Batista want’s a shot at the belt at mania

      Then Daniel Bryan eliminate Roman Reigns to win the Royal Rumble match and Headline to Wrestlemania 30


      Another Scenario for my Road to Wrestlemania!

      Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns will be the last two then The Wyatt
      Family Interferes to eliminate Daniel Bryan but they eliminate Reigns
      instead due to miscommunication, now this would set up Wyatt Family vs
      The Shield at Mania due to costing Reigns his Royal Rumble win!

    • Nicholas Williams

      WOW!!! how shocking WWE.

    • Shorya

      this is the worst PPV in the recent time… Plz “THE AUTHORITY” stop using ur head and go ask Daddy Mr. Vince Macmohan for better story line….

    • srivatsan

      good batista very good

    • shreky123

      what a complete joke that ppv was. i have been a big wwe fan for 30 years and that is one of the worst things i have ever seen. for daniel bryan not to be in the rumble which he shud have won is the biggest joke i have ever seen. wwe is supposed to b loyal to the wwe universe. THAT IS BS. Listen to what the fans want.

    • Petra

      Oh there could ba,6B match at EC – Batista, Brock, Bray, Bryan, Big show and Bo from nxt.. Yes i am joking..

    • Joaoruy

      Seriously, the crowd was ruining the whole PPV. I understand that they wanted Daniel Bryan to have a chance and that the WWE was holding him back, but come on! I wanted to see the Rumble even if Daniel Bryan wasn’t gonna show up and the crowd ruined it!
      I do feel sorry for Daniel Bryan, He’s becoming quite popular with the crowd…But people, try to enjoy what’s to be anticipated and watch what you have, instead of calling out superstars in a match that they weren’t part of.

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