Over 52,000 fans screamed for joy because Roman Reigns didn't win the Rumble on Sunday. On top of that, a few new champions were crowned too. Although most of the rumours on who would win and who would lose turned out to be true, the Superstars still managed to make the predictable unpredictable because they're good at what they do.
We also got some awesome action in NXT over the weekend, and a couple more episodes of Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live to boot. So which events delivered the best moments this week in WWE? Which delivered the worst? Read on to find out!
Alright, WWE. You have some great Superstars in Rusev, Enzo Amore, Big Cass, and... I guess Jinder Mahal. Their feud though has been far from great.
This was a toss up. Do I put Bobby Roode's glorious victory over Shinsuke Nakamura as one of the best moments of the week, or The Authors of Pain's victory over DIY?
Roode because that's what more people are talking about.
The four women of NXT had the crowd on their feet for the entirety of their match on Saturday. It was the best women's match of the week. Asuka is awesome. Nikki Cross is crazy awesome, and Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are stunningly awesome.
Seth Rollins caught the Universe completely off guard when he crashed Triple H's NXT: Takeover event mid broadcast. Because after all, NXT is all about taking over, isn't it?
You can't have the best moments of the week and not feature THE ROYAL FREAKIN' RUMBLE. From a surprise appearance by the extremely over Tye "TEN" Dillinger, to even Randy Orton winning the thing (I guess that's cool), the Rumble was #WWENTERTAINING. And who didn't love seeing Goldberg once again quickly dispose of Lesnar? Hilaaaarious.
The drama between Seth Rollins and Triple H rolled on when two nights after NXT: Takeover on Monday Night RAW, The Game made a surprise appearance to call Rollins out! Yes! Finally! These two could lay into each other! So we thought...
Before Rollins could get to the ring, Samoa Joe would make his RAW debut and attack him, dismantling The Architect before everybody's very eyes and more importantly, Triple H's. Now we understand why Samoa Joe didn't debut in the Rumble like we wanted. This was better.
SmackDown is usually on top of things. However, they've been slacking hard on the tag division. In fact, both RAW and SmackDown suffer from both shows having to create separate fleshed out divisions, even though there aren't that many credible teams. Not that you can blame the actual teams, as they've done nothing but treat Breezango, The Ascension, and even more recently Heath Slater and Rhyno as cannon fodder.
So on SmackDown, American Alpha issued an open challenge and every team on the roster came out and just punched and kicked each other for a few minutes. There was even a commercial break. And absolutely nothing happened after that worth noting. It just made the entire division look even worse.
Poor AJ Styles. He spends 2016 establishing himself as WWE's greatest star only for John Cena to return and be granted a WWE Championship match quite simply because he's John Cena. We all knew this was going to happen. John Cena has finally tied Ric Flair's record for holding the almighty belt on 16 separate occasions. And he'll probably surpass it one day too. But do you know what? The guy deserves it.
For the past few years now, this man has put on some of the best wrestling matches we've seen in WWE. Cena and Styles tore the roof off of the Alamodome at The Royal Rumble and you can't argue that. Like Cena said, AJ Styles brings out the best in him. It's true. It's damn true (yes, that's a reference to CONFIRMED FUTURE HALL OF FAMER KURT ANGLE). It's been since WrestleMania XXIX that Cena has been involved in the WWE Championship match at the grandest stage, and we're excited to see him back in it, assuming he doesn't lose it at the Elimination Chamber.
But the question we have is. Who the heck will his opponent be?
Until next week!
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