WWE Royal Rumble 2012 Live Coverage
Road to WrestleMania XXVIII begins.
WWE Royal Rumble PPV
January 29, 2012
Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T, Jerry "The King" Lawler
World Heavyweight Title Steel Cage match: Daniel Bryan (C) vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry
We kick things off with the World Title match. Crowd is chanting "DANIEL BRYAN!" after booing him. Funny. Bryan tries to escape, but Henry stops him. Big Show tackles him down. Henry and Show brawl. Show tackles Henry into the cage. It holds up. Show stops Bryans from leaving. Bryan trying to escape again, but he gets a Show bitchslap to the chest. Show cranks up the fist, but hits the cage instead. Show headbutts Bryan a couple times. Crowd is still chanting "Daniel Bryan" chants. Henry stops Bryan from getting out of the cage. Show is knocked down. Henry slingshots Bryan into the cage. Show tags Henry. Byan tries to escape again. Show stops him. Show is giving Bryan a bigger pounding than Sasha Grey.
Henry attacks Show. Henry beats up Bryan foe awhile. Show tackles Henry. Cover by Bryan. Kick out. Show beats up Bryan. Sets up chokeslam. Bryan stops it. LeBell Lock. Henry breaks it up. Henry manhandles Bryan a bit. Show hits Henry. Pin. Breakup by Bryan. Bryan tries to escape. Show grabs him by the neck. Bryan was hanging by Show's wrist. Bryan fell to the outside and retained the title. Bryan does his Diego Sanchez celebration. Show is angry. Michael Cole is burying Bryan. What a surprise.
Winner: DANIEL BRYAN (still champion)
Bryan screams YES probably 500 times. Awesome.
They show a trailer for Elimination Chamber featuring Sheamus. Good stuff.
They show a great video package of John Cena, building him up for his WrestleMania XXVIII match with The Rock. I also looks into fans loving and hating him. Very well done.
Great, we have to get a Divas match now. They all come out in different skimpy outfits in metallic green. I'm not complaining anymore..
Beth Phoenix, Bella Twins, Natalya vs. Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Tamina, Alicia Fox
I love how WWE sells the Ryder angle by having his girlfriend Eve out acting like normal. Details, people. Details. There was one spot where Kelly did a high cross to all the WWE Divas on the floor. Too long and unnecessary.
Winner: BETH PHOENIX
Zack Ryder is shown backstage in a wheelchair. RAW GM John Laurinaitis says he got Ryder his own dressing room with his favorite foods. Eve bitches him out with her negative charisma. She said she hopes he gets fired. Laurinaitis got mad. She called him in ass. OK....
John Cena vs. Kane
Cena gets a ton of boos. Kane got a mild reaction. Crowd is going into the "Let's go Cena. Cena sucks" mode. They brawl and brawl. Crowd is hot. This match is not. My friend said Kane is a weird creature. That is true. They tease Kane tapping to the worst worst STF in history. Kane escapes. He does the flying clothesline. He sets up the chokeslam. He misses. Cena shoulderblocks him. FIVE. MOVES. OF. DOOM. Until Kane grabs his throat. Big boot. Kick out by Cena. Superplex is blocked. Cena hits him from the top. Sets up the FU. Kane escapes. They brawl on the outside. DOUBLE F'N COUNTOUT.
Winner: None. Double Countout.