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By Richard Trionfo on 2016-01-25 23:05:36
Last night, the Royal Rumble saw history made when the WWE Championship was defended in the Royal Rumble match. While Roman Reigns entered the Royal Rumble match as the WWE Champion, he did not leave as the champion. That distinction went to the man who became a fourteen time WWE Champion, Triple H.

What will happen tonight as the turn is made and Wrestlemania is able to be seen in the horizon.

We are in Miami, Florida and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and John Layfield.

Vince McMahon's music plays and he makes his way to the ring dancing with his daughter Stephanie McMahon.

Vince tells everyone to shut up. Stephanie says the people don't listen. Vince says it is the day after the Royal Rumble and he feels damn good. Vince says he does not care about anyone else. Vince says he is feeling good because Roman Reigns is broken. They broke Roman Reigns in two and then pierced his heart and yanked away his title. When you have adversity in your life, what do you do? Vince says most people do the same as Roman Reigns, you tuck your tail between your legs and whimper off. Once you are broken, you stay that way.

Vince says he is not out here to gloat or praise his son in law. Vince says he has a confession to make. Vince says this is tough for him. Vince says he enjoys the misfortune and misery of others. That is why he enjoys coming out here every week. He knows you are broken down and miserable. No one is more miserable than Roman Reigns.

He says Roman is going to stay that way.

Stephanie says if you have to get things done, you have to do it yourself. They pulled off one of the greatest coups in WWE history. You were sure that Roman was going to overcome the odds. For sure, Roman was going to win. If not Roman, Brock Lesnar. Maybe Dean Ambrose. Some of you thought AJ Styles. You live in a fantasy world. They had you eating out of the palm of their hands because they knew number 30 would be The Game.

The crowd chants for AJ Styles and Vince says he does not care because he would end up at the bottom of their shoes.

Stephanie says nobody holds a candle to her husband. He works harder than anybody else on that roster. He is a businessman. His intellect, acumen, and IQ are great. Not only is the Cerebral Assassin, he is the WWE Champion. He is the standard bearer and measuring stick. No one can hold a candle to her man. She brings out Triple H.

Hunter comes out in a suit but he has the WWE Title belt around his waist.

Hunter makes sure to do the GameFountain in the ring.

Vince wants everyone to bow down to the king.

Hunter says it is good to be the king. Hunter says he has to hand it to one person from last night. That person is Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns could be one of the most amazing athletes he has seen. He could be that good. Today he is not. Roman Reigns lacks one thing, respect. Roman does not respect anything. He is arrogant and cocky. Roman is great but Roman needs to learn his place in life. He could put up with the fact that he thought he was better and his disregard for authority. He could not deal with Roman's disrespect for Vince McMahon. Hunter says this man might as well be God because he created this. Hunter says until his dying breath, it is his religion and law. He will be damned if anyone will disrespect his religion.

Some might ask why after all you have done, do you need to be Champion. You have had a great career that is Hall of Fameworthy. You have transitioned to the board room. Hunter says he does not need to be WWE Champion, but he wants to be WWE Champion. People like Roman Reigns want to be WWE Champion, but they don't deserve. Until he says so, he will be the WWE Champion.

Until everyone back there and out here learns some respect, he will be WWE Champion because he says so and there isn't a thing anyone can do. That includes Roman Reigns.

Vince tells the people to shut up.

Hunter says that disrespect leads people like Roman Reigns down the path they are on. It is a path called destruction. People like Roman will conform or they will simply cease to exist.

Stephanie asks who will Hunter teach a lesson to about respect at Wrestlemania. Stephanie says they will be evaluating the talent tonight. They will announce the main event of Fastlane and the winner will face Triple H for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania.

Michael Cole mentions the WWE Twitter and the possible return of a major star.

We will see Chris Jericho versus AJ Styles later tonight.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One; Dolph Ziggler versus Kevin Owens

Ziggler with a super kick for a near fall. Owens rolls to the floor and Ziggler attacks Owens on the floor. Owens sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier and he returns to the ring. Owens doubles over while waiting for Ziggler to get back into the ring. Owens with a forearm and punches followed by kicks.

Ziggler with a kick and drop kick. Owens rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler punches Owens but Owens gets a near fall. We see footage from the commercial break when Owens ran Ziggler ding ding first into the ring post. Ziggler punches Owens while Owens has Ziggler in a side head lock. Ziggler has a super kick blocked and Owens with a punch. Owens goes shoulder first into the ring post and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall.

Owens gets Ziggler on his shoulders but Ziggler turns it into a sleeper. Owens backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Ziggler holds on. Owens backs Ziggler into the corner a second time. Owens misses a cannonball and Ziggler misses a Stinger Splash. Owens with a German suplex but he runs into a super kick. Ziggler gets a near fall.

Owens kicks Ziggler while on the mat. Ziggler punches Owens in the corner and connects with knees. Ziggler tries to put Owens on the turnbuckles but he cannot get Owens up at first. He finally gets Owens on the turnbuckles. Ziggler tries for a superplex but Owens pushes Ziggler off the turnbuckles. Owens with a boot to a charging Ziggler. Owens climbs the turnbuckles and Ziggler climbs up but Owens crotches Ziggler. Owens with a pop up power bomb for the three count.

Winner: Kevin Owens

Roman Reigns is walking in the back and JoJo stops Roman. She asks Roman about Vince McMahon's comments about Roman earlier tonight.

Roman says these people are ridiculous. He tells JoJo to tell the Chairman and the champ that he is here and he is not leaving until he hears the announcement.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, and Adam Rose are in the ring. Heath says they have some things they want to say.

Heath sees Flo Rida in the front row and he says he shoved him around a lot the last time they faced each other. He tells Flo Rida to sit down and don't make him mad.

Adam says that Flo has made Heathy angry. When the Red Dragon gets angry, he spits fire.

Curtis wants to know why Adam calls Heath a red dragon.

Bo suggests that Flo come into the ring to face the four Superfriends.

Heath tells Flo that he does not want to hurt him, but they will embarrass him. Heath suggests a rap battle.

Flo asks if Heath wants to challenge him.

Heath says it will be Bo Rida.

Bo does his rap and three people like it. Bo says that Flo has to be embarrassed to be named after this horrible state. Bo finishes and he drops the mic.

Flo responds and raps directly to Heath. Flo ends his rap by saying Welcome to Dudleyville.

Match Number Two: Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel (with Adam Rose and Heath Slater) versus Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley (with Flo Rida)

The match is joined in progress and Axel with a side head lock on D-Von. Bubba tags in and they hit a double flapjack. Bubba gets distracted by Rose and Slater and that allows Axel to hit a Northern Lariats. Axel with a forearm to knock D-Von off the apron. Bo calls for the Bo Train. They see Flo Rida on the floor and they go the other way. Axel with punches in the corner followed by kicks. Bubba is sent into the turnbuckles and then Bo tags in and he kicks Bubba.

Bo with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. D-Von and Axel tag in and D-Von with clotheslines. D-Von with a flying shoulder tackle followed by a neck breaker and a diving head butt. D-Von with a splash into the corner followed by a flying clothesline for a near fall. Axel with a knee to the midsection but Bubba tags in and D-Von with a kic. They hit a neck breaker and belly-to-back suplex combination. Rose gets on the apron and Bubba knocks him off.

Slater gets on the apron. Flo throws Slater into the ring and Heath cannot believe what just happened. Flo teases a punch and Slater turns away and he turns into a slam from Bubba. D-Von goes up top for the Wassup head butt, despite the fact that Slater is not part of the mat. Axel waits to charge at Bubba and D-Von and they hit the 3D for the three count.

Winners: Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley

Renee Young is in the interview area with AJ Styles. Renee asks AJ about his WWE debut and his Raw debut tonight against Chris Jericho.

AJ says he didn't just make headlines last night, he turned the WWE Universe upside down.

Chris Jericho interrupts and he says he knows who AJ is. He has been waiting for AJ to come to the WWE. He is the hottest free agent. He has done a lot around the world and won a lot of championships, but you never won here. You get to make an impression tonight against the six time World Champion Chris Jericho. Chris welcomes AJ to the big leagues and gives him a tap of respect as we go to commercial.

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