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By Richard Trionfo on 2019-01-28 23:00:00

We are in Phoenix, Arizona and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young.

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring so he can assume his rightful means of celebration after the Royal Rumble and POINT TO THE SIGN.

Seth says he came to this ring last week and he said that thirty men would lay it all on the line in the Royal Rumble for immortality.  Seth said he would outlast them because of heart, determination, passion, love.  Tonight, Seth says he is standing in this ring and he can say that he is going to the main event of Wrestlemania.  

Seth promised himself that if he won the Royal Rumble, he was not going to do it . . . but this is a once in a lifetime shot so he has to point at the sign.  Seth says all he wanted to do was poit at the sign and main event Wrestlemania.  Winning the Royal Rumble is not the end of the journey, it is the beginning of the journey.  He has a choice to take.  One path can take him to Smackdown where he can challenge someone who has been a friend of his for a long time, WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.

Seth's other path takes him to Suplex City, where he challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.  It will take him some time to make that decision.

Triple H's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Hunter says he is glad that Seth got to live the dream and point at the sign.  Hunter says he would have been disappointed if he didn't.  That is why he came out a few months ago to challenge Seth Rollins.  Hunter says he has known that dream.  Hunter says he knows what that dream was like because it was his dream.  Seth stepped up to the challenge and Hunter says he is proud. 

The Royal Rumble is a match designed to test the limits of all athletes.  Put the 30 best in the ring until there is one left.  Last night, we found out who The One is.  That one is Seth Rollins.  Hunter reminds Seth that he has a question of who he will burn down at Wrestlemania.  Much like Becky Lynch has the same decision.  She will make her decision on Smackdown, but you need to make yours right here tonight.  You know better than anybody how fast the machine moves.  We need to know and you need to make the decision on the cross road tonight.  You have until the end of the night.  

Daniel Bryan will be here.  Brock Lesnar will be here.  Hunter says he needs to know whose ass Seth will kick at Wrestlemania.

Seth says this will be one of the hardest decisions he had to make in his career but if it has to be done tonight . . . 

Dean Ambrose interrupts with his music and he makes his way to the ring.  

Dean says this is so cute.  This father/son shtick makes him sick.  When we were riding around Florida for $500 he didn't care.  Hunter tried to get rid of you but Dean says he believed in you.  Hunter tried to stop us.

Hunter talks about Dean attacking his brother on the same night his other brother announced he had leukemia.

Dean says this conversation does not concern you.

Hunter says this all concerns him.

Dean calls Seth a suck up and a kiss ass.  Go ahead and headline Wrestlemania.  Dean says he hopes Seth wins whatever title match he chooses, but the one person Seth cannot beat without help is him.  Dean suggests that Chuckles make this match if he has stroke.

Hunter leaves the ring and Dean asks if he needs permission from his father in law first.

Hunter calls for a referee.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins

Rollins with chops and punches followed by kicks.  Rollins with a double sledge to the back and a snap mare followed by a kick to the chest.  Rollins with a knee drop to the head and Dean rolls to the floor.  Rollins with a baseball slide that sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier.  Rollins sends Dean into the ringside barrier and chops Dean.  Ambrose with a punch and Seth with a chop and punches.  Rollins breaks the referee's count and Dean sends Rollins into the crowd.  Rollins with a punch and a springboard clothesline.  Dean with a kick and he sends Rollins to the mat.

Ambrose punches Rollins and kicks him in the corner.  Rollins with a kick to the head.  Rollins misses the Black Out and he goes for a sunset flip power bomb but Ambrose escapes and sends Rollins into the ring post a few times.  Ambrose gets a near fall.  Ambrose with an STF.  Ambrose with a knee to the midsection for a near fall.  Ambrose is sent to the floor and Dean with a forearm to stop the suicide dive.  Ambrose with a kick and a butterfly gourdbuster for a near fall.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dean with forearms to the back from the turnbuckles but Seth pushes Dean off.  Dean with a forearm and he goes for a butterfly superplex.  Seth blocks it and he punches and head butts Dean to the mat.  Seth with a cross body off the turnbuckles.  Rollins with a chop and Dean chops back.  They go back and forth until Dean misses and Seth with a back elbow.  Seth with slingblade and Dean goes to the floor.  Seth with a suicide dive and he sends Dean into the ringside barrier.  Seth clotheslines Dean over the top rope to the floor and Seth with another suicide dive.

Seth goes for a suplex but Dean lands on his feet and Seth with an enzuigiri.  Dean falls to the floor.  Seth goes for a suicide dive and he connects.  Seth sends Dean back into the ring and Seth goes up top and misses a frog splash.  Dean with a La Magistral for a near fall.  Dean with a kick but Rollins avoids the double under hook DDT.  Rollins with a buckle bomb and thrust kick.  Rollins with Black Out for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins

We see the WWE Women's Tag Team Title belts.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dean Ambrose is still in the ring and he has a chair.

Dean says he has something serious that he has to tell the people.  When he signed with WWE . . . 

Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka make their way to the ring for their match.

Dean and Nia have some words for each other.  Nia hits Dean from behind and they have to be separated.

Alexa says being first tag champs is the logical next step.  She cannot see anyone else wearing those titles.  Mickie asks if they can see Nia and Tamina with those belts.  Mickie says it would be like putting lipstick on a pig.

Match Number Two:  Mickie James and Alexa Bliss versus Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka in a WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match Qualifying Match

Alexa and Tamina start things off and Alexa with a punch but Tamina pushes Alexa to the mat.  Alexa with a moonsault knee drop for a near fall.  Nia tags in and she splashes Alexa and Mickie is knocked off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Tamina avoids the moonsault knee drop and Tamina punches Alexa and gets a near fall.  Tamina with forearms to the back of the head and she applies a reverse chin lock.  Tamina with a punch and Irish whip.  Bliss with an elbow and a sunset flip for a near fall.  Tamina with a forearm to the head.  Nia tags in and gives Alexa a head butt.  Nia chokes Alexa in the ropes.  Nia with a running hip into the corner.  Nia pulls Alexa out of the corner.  Nia with a cobra clutch on Alexa.  Nia sends Alexa into the turnbuckles and Tamina tags in.  Tamina with a head butt.  Alexa with a sunset flip for a near fall.

Tamina keeps Alexa from making the tag.  Tamina goes for a slam but Alexa gets to her feet and Alexa makes the tag.  Mickie with a kick and she goes up top and hits a Thesz Press.  Mickie with punches and an elbow.  Mickie with a head scissors take down and neck breaker for a near fall.  Tamina misses a super kick and Mickie with a back heel kick and Nia tags in.  Nia misses a splash into the corner and Mickie with a kick and Nia pushes Mickie away.  Nia gets Mickie up for a Samoan drop and Alexa goes up top and Nia gets Alexa on her shoulders and hits a double Samoan drop for the three count.

Winners:  Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax

We go to comments from earlier today from Kurt Angle about his match against Baron Corbin.  Kurt says he loved being General Manager and if not for Baron, he might still have the job.  Kurt is asked about his match against Drew McIntyre when Baron Corbin left the building.  Kurt says it has taken him a long time to get over that match with Drew.  It has taken him longer to get his match against Baron Corbin.  Baron is the one who should be worried.

We go to commercial.

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