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COMPLETE WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2014 COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-01-26 22:45:00

They went to the panel.  Michaels said that the future of the company is in the hands of Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt and the future is looking good.  He said Bryan may have lost but he has faith in Bryan and when the tide turns for him, things will be great.  Flair told him he lives on a ranch and needs to learn to pick the right horse.  They talked Lesnar vs. Show.  Flair, sounding more like his old self then the last time I can recall, picked Lesnar in colorful fashion.

Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar

Lesnar attacked Show as soon as he got in the ring and began beating Show down with punches.  He was passed a chair and drilled Show with it over and over before the bell rang.  He continued beating Show with the chair.  The shots were pretty brutal.  Show rolled to the outside.  Brock bounced around.  Show finally rolled into the ring and Lesnar charged and kicked the hell out of him and charged him with another chair across the back.

The referee finally grabbed the chair and ran out of the ring with it.  Heyman nonchalantly handed him another.  Lesnar charged him as the referee rang the bell but was nailed with a KO punch by Show.  Lesnar went to the floor.  Show, his arm hanging as if his shoulder was injured, followed him to the outside and worked him over on the floor.  He tossed Lesnar back in but was slow in returning due to the pain of his arm.

Show challenged Brock, who pulled himself to his feet.  He went for another KO but Lesnar ducked and nailed the F5 on Show for the pin.

Your winner, Brock Lesnar!

Lesnar looked like he wasn't sure where he was after the match.

Lesnar grabbed another chair from ringside.  He stalked around ringside as Show was down on the mat.  He slammed it across Show's back over and over as Heyman yelled "No mercy! No compassion!  Again!"  Show rolled out to the floor as Lesnar followed.  The beating continued on the floor.     Lesnar just decimated. He actually broke the chair, so Heyman tossed Heyman another chair. The beating continued.

The referee finally tried to stop Lesnar as he went under the ring, so Brock shoved him down.  Lesnar kept beating the hell out of Show before finally walking off.

This was a brutal beating.  Lesnar is as legitimately scary as they come today in the business.  More of an angle really, but this was entertaining from start to finish.

They had close-ups of the welts on Show's back after. Ouch!

He was slowly walked out by the officials. He took a hell of a beating.

Backstage, The Shield did a promo.  Dean Ambrose said they have been dominant for over a year and that comes with a price.  He said they have 27 enemies tonight but the hounds are hungry.  He said they are all going to be tossed out.   Roman Reigns said they would be left with the three of them at the end.  Seth Rollins said that when it's all done, there will only be one man going to the main event of Wrestlemania, but they will still be united.  Roman Reigns said that they both know his swagger is off the charts tonight and he feels he's got the right number.  Ambrose questioned him which number he has.  Reigns said he wasn't telling.  Ambrose offered to tell him his, then said he wasn't going to tell anyone because he might have two numbers.  Reigns said no one does.  Ambrose said he has all the numbers.   Rollins stopped them from arguing and said the only number that matters is three.

WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton was interviewed.  He said that it didn't matter if it was Batista, CM Punk, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan or anyone else, he was the true face of the WWE.  He called Wyatt a Duck Dynasty lookalike Hillbilly reject.  He said that tonight he was going to show the world that John Cena wasn't the face of WWE, either.  Good promo.

WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena

John Cena came out all smiles and played to the crowd.  Uh, didn't he want to murder Randy Orton last week for beating up his father?

The crowd chanted for Daniel Bryan LOUDLY at the bell.

They locked up and Orton used a side headlock takedown and they began exchanging holds.  Orton caught Cena with a right hand and stomped the hell out of him.  The crowd chanted for Bryan. 

Cena came back with a bulldog for a two count.  The crowd chanted for Bryan, Randy Savage and Y2J.     Orton cut off Cena who came back and attempted a Boston Crab.  Orton kicked him out of the ring.  The crowd chanted for Undertaker.

Orton locked in a chinlock.  The crowd chanted "Boring" which wasn't fair to them.  Cena made a comeback and clotheslined Orton over the top to the floor.  He followed Orton to the floor but was sent into the ring steps.  Cena tried to go for the AA but Orton got free and worked over Cena with stomps.  The crowd chanted, "You both suck."  Ouch!

Orton played to the crowd on the ropes.  Cena slipped from behind and nailed him with the Electric Chair.  Cena nailed his usual series of offensive maneuvers and was booed out of the building for it.  He went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but was kicked in the face and nailed with a snap powerslam for a two count.

Cena nailed a back suplex into a neckbreaker for a two count.  Cena went to the top rope but Orton cut him off.  Orton went for a superplex.  He was knocked off.  Cena hit the Sicilian Slice off the ropes for a two count.  I bet Little Guido wishes he got royalties for that!  

Cena went for the AA but Orton slipped out and nailed his backbreaker variation.  He covered Cena for a two count.   Orton went for the hanging DDT but Cena escaped and backdropped Orton over the top to the floor.  Orton almost landed on the ring steps on the floor, which would have been disastrous.    He recovered and caught Cena as he was leaving the ring with the hanging DDT on the floor.

Orton rolled him back in the ring and covered Cena for a two count.   Orton went to grab Cena but was caught in the STF.  Orton escaped but was nailed with the Blue Thunder Bomb and nailed with the Five Knuckle Shuffle.  He went for the AA but Orton grabbed the ropes and Cena tried to pull him off.  The referee was nailed and was out.

Cena locked Orton in the STF and Orton tapped but there was no referee.  A doctor checked on the referee as Orton drilled Cena with one of the title belts.  Orton covered Cena as the referee recovered but Cena kicked out at two.

The crowd began chanting, "This is awful."

Cena caught Orton with the AA and covered him for a two count.  Orton nailed the RKO for a two count.  The crowd chanted, "We want Divas."  Yes, seriously.  The announcers said the crowd was trying to distract Orton.

Orton went for the punt but missed.  Orton reversed a STF attempt and put on his own.  Cena broke free but Orton caught him with an AA for a two count.  Cena nailed a RKO for a two count.

They went to the top and Cena pulled Orton on his shoulders for an AA.  Orton slipped off and landed on the floor but was kicked in the face.  Cena nailed a modified DDT off the top and locked on an STF.  Orton almost made it to the ropes but Cena was pulled him back.

The Wyatts appared at ringisde standing on the apron.  Cena nailed Bray and when he turned, Orton killed him with the RKO and pinned Cena.

Your winner and still WWE World Heavyweight champion, Randy Orton!

Orton, evaded the Wyatts by exiting through the crowd.

The Wyatts remained at ringside.  Bray instructed them to go for Cena.  The crowd chanted for Daniel Bryan.    The Wyatts beat down Cena. Bray kissed Cena and gave him Sister Abigail. The crowd popped and chanted, "Yes!"

Wow, I think the real winners are the fans in Pittsburgh, who made it really clear who they wanted to see in the WWE main event picture. Whether the company hears them or not, who knows?

The match itself was well, nothing to write home about. I saw them have a far superior match last month in Madison Square Garden. It was impossible for them to build any momentum with that crowd.


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