– The New Age Outlaws def. Cody Rhodes & Goldust (WWE Tag Title Match), when Gunn hit the Fameasser on Rhodes.
– Bray Wyatt def. Daniel Bryan, with Sister Abigail.
– Brock Lesnar def. Big Show, with the F5 after decimating him with a chair.
– Randy Orton def. John Cena (WWE World Heavyweight Title Match), when the Wyatts caused a distraction and Orton hit the RKO.
– Batista won the Royal Rumble in a chorus of boos, after eliminating Roman Reigns.
(This will go down as another controversial PPV in which Daniel Bryan’s momentum has been cut short. The crowd were longing for him to be a surprise entrant after already losing, and then switched their focus on to Reigns as a last minute hope for something new. In the end WWE went with one of their established stars … but was it the right choice?).
After the show Daniel Bryan Tweeted the following:
“Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support. YOU are the #YESMovement”
“They try to keep US down and away from the top spots, but they can’t ignore the reactions forever. Keep voicing your opinions. #YESMovement”
Mick Foley summed up many fan’s views:
“Does @WWE actually hate their own audience? I’ve never been so disgusted with a PPV.”