Welcome to the Live Results & Update blog of the WWE Royal Rumble 2019 PPV event on 27th January 2019 from Chasefield, Pheonix, Arizona.
Kick Off Show
The Pre-show is started with a panel of commentators, Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T, and Jerry “The King” Lawler, previewing all the matches for tonight’s show.
We already have some big news as John Cena is officially out of the Rumble due to his ankle injury and Braun Strauman will replace him in the card.
Another match is added to the kickoff show and it’s rather strange. Since Akam of AOP is out injured with a legitimate injury, Rezar will team up with Scott Dawson of The Revival against the RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode and Chad Gable. If Rezar and Dawson win, each of their teams will earn a future shot for the tag titles.
Brock Lesner vs Finn Balor is being touted as the David vs Goliath battle on every turn by WWE and we know how that battle ends. Check out our predictions here.
Daniel Bryan has cut a promo earlier at the Chase Field spectators area, continuing his rant about the special edition Rumble Burger. He crushed the burger under his boots to end the segment.
Bobby Roode and Chad Gable have made their way to the ring. Rezar has come out with 205 Live Manager Drake Maverick followed by Dawson.
Bobby Roode and Chad Gable vs Scott Dawson and Rezar
After an initial tussle, Dawson and Razer are able to corner Gable in their corner and dominating him for a while. Roode finally got the tag and has attacked opposition members. Dawson rolled Roode for two counts, Roode and Gable double team to hit the finisher on Dawson for the pin and the win.
Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley have interfered JBL on the podium. Rush asked if anyone else looks “Almighty” and continued saying Lashley is going to win the Royal Rumble tonight.
David Otunga and Shawn Micheals have joined the commentary team. Micheals is asked what is required to win the Rumble as he has done it twice, what his advice. Michaels replied he is not sure because there are so many superstars in the ring and Rumble is full of surprises.
Michaels also mentioned the reports of a brawl between Tomasso Ciampa, Johhny Gargano, The Velveteen Dream, Alister Black, Adam Cole