Over the past few years, the Royal Rumble has not been the great starting point of the year for WWE. This year looked to be much different as the outcome of the Royal Rumble match proved to be unpredictable.
Featuring Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and even Sami Zayn as all being possible winners, it was hard to know what exactly would happen at the end of the January spectacular. In the end, we got an outcome that most fans enjoyed with one giant surprise that many did not want.
In other action, John Cena goes for his 16th World Championship as he challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Charlotte defends the RAW Women’s Title against Bayley, Roman Reigns challenges Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship, and Neville takes on Rich Swann for the Cruiserweight Title.
Overall it was a fun show that gets major thumbs up for the matches and some of the better surprises. However, there are some questionable parts of the show we’ll also get into in our review of the event.