WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Results: Live Results and Updates

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Results: Live Results and Updates – Say what you want about last night’s Royal Rumble match, but the 30-man battle royal did a lot to set up this year’s WrestleMania card.

First, let’s rundown the obvious. Once again, Goldberg got the better of Brock Lesnar. After Goldberg basically squashed Lesnar Survivor Series this past November, Goldberg came back and brawled with Lesnar for a short period in the match until he ultimately eliminated Lesnar, leaving the former UFC heavyweight champion.

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Later in the match, Roman Reigns eliminated the Undertaker, and there was a lot of foreshadowing here. Reigns looked like a heel as he scowled and stared down Undertaker. Michael Cole said that Reigns was telling Undertaker it was “his yard now.”

I’m all for Reigns-Undertaker if you use Reigns as the heel, and while I don’t want to get too excited, it feels like that’s the direction they’re going. Reigns look after eliminating Undertaker was that of a heel. He also eliminated Undertaker in an underhanded way. He had his back turned. Undertaker wasn’t facing him head on.

The biggest criticism for the match, though, came for the finish. Orton beating Reigns really popped the crowd, but Orton is supposed to be the babyface. Was this more of an indication that they’re going in the heel direction with Reigns? WWE had to know that Orton winning would get a babyface reaction if he eliminated Reigns.

But what are the plans for Orton? If it’s an Orton-Cena match for the WWE Title, the crowd will probably gag on it. Sure, it’s been a while since they locked up, but that’s a match everyone has seen before. Time and time again, actually.

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Orton-Owens? Maybe. Or they could move the titles at Fastlane in two weeks and book an Orton-Wyatt title match.

That would leave several top stars without a match, however. Taking the belt off of John Cena gives him no natural opponent, especially if Undertaker is with Reigns. Right now, it would appear the top matches are Triple H vs. Seth Rollins, Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns and Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar. Where does that leave Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho? What about Braun Strowman, who Vince is obviously high on.

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Results: Live Results and Updates

 

Entrant Eliminated By Eliminations
1. Big Cass Braun Strowman              0
2. Chris Jericho Roman Reigns              2
3. Kalisto Braun Strowman              0
4. Mojo Rawley Braun Strowman              0
5. Jack Gallagher Mark Henry              0
6. Mark Henry Braun Strowman              1
7. Braun Stowman Baron Corbin              7
8. Sami Zayn Undertaker              0
9. Big Show Braun Strowman              0
10. Tye Dillinger Braun Strowman              0
11. James Ellsworth Braun Stowman              0
12. Dean Ambrose Brock Lesnar              0
13. Baron Corbin Goldberg              1
14. Kofi Kingston Sheamus and Cesaro              0
15. The Miz Undertaker              0
16. Sheamus Chris Jericho              3
17. Big E Sheamus and Cesaro              0
18. Rusev Goldberg              0
19. Cesaro Chris Jericho              3
20. Xavier Woods Sheamus and Cesaro              0
21. Bray Wyatt Roman Reigns              0
22. Apollo Crews Luke Harper              0
23. Randy Orton WINNER              1
24. Dolph Ziggler Brock Lesnar              0
25. Luke Harper Goldberg              1
26. Brock Lesnar Goldberg              3
27. Enzo Amore Brock Lesnar              0
28. Goldberg Undertaker              4
29. Undertaker Roman Reigns              2
30. Roman Reigns Randy Orton              1
WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Results

 

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