The 2015 WWE Royal Rumble takes place Sunday night from Philadelphia, PA. On the line in a huge 30-man Royal Rumble match is a ticket to compete at WrestleMania 31 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It will also be known after tonight's event just who is the champion that should head to WrestleMania as John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins will compete in a Triple Threat match for the WWE title. One of those three will be the champ, and will know who is expected to challenge them come April's huge pay-per-view.
The main events include the 30-Man Royal Rumble match. Among the featured superstars who may be considered favorites to win are Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Big Show, Rusev, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns. Which of these stars will follow up last year's winner, Batista, to qualify for the main match at WrestleMania 31?
John Cena, Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar will compete in a Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Seth Rollins is also holding onto that coveted Money in the Bank briefcase. That basically gives him two chances to win the title tonight. Will he cash in?
Below you'll find all the important results for the matches. Click here to refresh for updated results
Latest 2015 Royal Rumble Match Card:
Cesaro & Tyson Kidd defeated Big E & Kofi Kingston via pinfall.
Adam Rose interfered from the outside of the ring late. Kofi had a near rollup, but Kidd shoved him towards the ropes. Cesaro hit a European Uppercut as Kofi hit the ropes. He fell back into Kidd who got the big pinfall.
The Ascension defeated New Age Outlaws via pinfall.
After one of The Ascension avoided Billy Gunn's Fameasser, Ascension made a blind tag for a doubleteam move to get the big win. JBL called this a statement win as they have defeated one of the all-time great tag teams.
The Usos defeated The Miz & Damien Mizdow via pinfall to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles. Mizdow managed to hit a Skullcrushing Finale for The Miz, but Miz was unable to crawl over in enough time to make a good pin. Later, with Mizdow still on the outside, Miz fought one of The Usos on the top rope. The other Uso tagged in and Superkicked Miz down from the top then hit a Superfly Splash for the win.
The Bella Twins defeated Paige & Natalya via pinfall. The Bellas kept control of Natalya throughout the match and didn’t allow Paige a chance to tag in. Towards the end, Natalya fought off Brie and went over for the tag, but Brie yanked Paige off the apron hard to the floor. With no tag available, Natalya turned around to take a big forearm from Nikki who grabbed the win.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar - WWE World Heavyweight title Triple Threat Lesnar started things off in dominant fashion with continuous German Suplexes on Cena, J&J Security and then Rollins. Brock got the Kimora Lock on Cena with Cena fighting to stand up.
Brock Lesnar won via pinfall over Seth Rollins to retain the WWE Championship. At one point in the match, Cena tackled Lesnar through the timekeeper’s wall. Moments later, Cena smashed the steel steps into Lesnar causing him to fall onto the Spanish announcers table. Rollins managed to hit a huge flying elbow off the corner to smash through Lesnar and the table. That caused Lesnar to stay down for some time as doctors went to check on him. Rollins and Cena kept fighting in the ring.
At one point, Rollins had J&J come in to help out but Cena hit a double AA on them. Later, Rollins got control and hit a huge flying corkscrew moonsault off the top rope. He had the pinfall but Lesnar was back in and yanked him off, before supplying Cena and tossing him out of the ring. Rollins hit Lesnar twice with the MITB briefcase, but when he went for the Curb Stomp, Lesnar avoided it and grabbed him for a huge F5 for the win. Lesnar walked off with the belt holding his hurt ribs, which Cole said doctors said he had at least broken a rib during the elbow drop Rollins hit on him.
30 Man Royal Rumble Match
It started off with The Miz and R-TRuth, followed by the return of Bubba Ray Dudley to a big pop. Another surprise came when Curtis Axel was on his way to the ring but Erick Rowan attacked from behind and got in the match with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Bray Wyatt had multiple eliminations, before getting on the mic to sign Whole World in his Hands. Zack Ryder was next out, and next eliminated by Bray who continued to dominate.
At one point, Ziggler was on fire, but he jumped off the top rope into a KO punch by Show. He and Kane lifted Ziggler’s lifeless body and dumped it out to eliminated him. Show hit Wyatt with a KO punch and eliminated him with Kane’s help next. It came down to a final four of Ambrose, Reigns, Show and Kane with the former Shield guys squaring off against the two Authority guys. They eliminated Dean Ambrose, bringing it down to Show and Kane versus Roman Reigns.
Reigns was able to show a feat of strength and eliminated Kane and Show together to win the Rumble. The fans seemed upset with the winner and booed. Show and Kane rushed back in to beat up Reigns post-match with a double chokeslam. Suddenly, The Rock’s music hit and he arrived out from backstage. Rock ducked several clothesline attempts from Show and Kane, then knocked both down. Reigns got in on it to help out. Rock left the ring after it was cleared of the two heels, but Rusev had not been eliminated. He rushed back in to go after Reigns, but Reigns avoided him and then tossed Rusev out to official win.
Post-match, The Rock came into the ring to congratulate Reigns, pointing to the WrestleMania sign. Triple H and Stephanie arrived out onto the stage to stare down at the ring. Reigns stared up at them on the stage as Rock got back in the ring to celebrate. Rock left the ring and Reigns posed up on the ring corner looking at the WrestleMania sign as fireworks and pyro went off. Cole signed off reminding fans to watch the post-show on WWE Network.
Stay tuned for the latest results from Sunday's 2015 WWE Royal Rumble. You can check back here after 11 p.m. EST for the full and complete results. Enjoy!
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