ZWrestleTalk's Dom Bouchard gives his grades on the Royal Rumble
Dean Ambrose VS Kevin Owens
What an amazing way to kick off the show! Two "tough as nails" warriors, no need for gimmickery or fighting everywhere in the arena. Just an awesome wrestling match. Old school, I love KO and it was a loss he could afford and that will allow him to move on to another feud, probably against AJ Styles. Good back and forth action between the two most consistent performers in the WWE. Ambrose and Owens showed chemistry and helped make the IC title look like a big deal. Owen's suplex off the top rope is the best in the business.
The New Day VS The Uso's
Very solid action! New Day is the hottest act in the WWE right now. I think the Usos would be better served as a heel team right now. Maybe turning on their cousin Roman Reigns would do the trick. It was a solid match between the two best teams in the company. Now the challenge is to rebuild the tag team division. NEW DAY ROCKS!!!!
Grade B -
Kalisto VS Alberto Del Rio
A good match with a few misses here. ADR was really stiff yet, Kalisto was up to the challenge. Kalisto looks like Rey it's honestly incredible.Kalisto can become a real star if they keep booking him this strong. WWE needs new blood and he is over with the crowd. Loved the finish of the match, Kalisto winning the title was the right move.
Becky Lynch VS Charlotte
Very solid match! Becky is really underrated, Charlotte is still finding her groove as a heel. Ric Flair kissing Becky was unnecessary and disgusting. Good decision to keep Charlotte as the champ. Sasha Banks return was awesome. She is the best wrestler in the division and is extraordinarily over. Maybe a triple threat at Fastlane or WrestleMania?
Royal Rumble Match
Roman Reigns entering first and it was not a great welcome by the crowd. Very hostile… Having Rusev coming out at number two was a good move. Solid back and forth and then AJ Style! .What a reaction! His exchange with Reigns was great. The match was very cool and they kept the action very fluid. The Wyatts especially Braun looked like a real dominant force. Chris Jericho lasting almost 50 minutes was also a surprise. Sami Zayn eliminating KO was a nice touch to remind everyone this feud is far from being over. KO eliminating AJ Styles was a great way to prepare their feud. Brock was absolutely incredible in the short time he was in the match. His elimination by the Wyatts was a way to prepare WrestleMania for an epic showdown between him and Bray. What I didn't like was that Roman Reigns had to sell the League of Nations beating for so long. It was a brilliant move to have Triple H coming in at number 30 and eliminating Roman. It sets up WrestleMania and maybe after seeing Dean Ambrose being the last man to be eliminated we will see a triple threat match at WrestleMania between Dean, Roman and Triple H. I loved the unpredictability of the match and the fact that they are preparing WrestleMania. My three stars of the match!
1st Star: Dean Ambrose
2nd Star: The Wyatt Family
3rd Star: Chris Jericho
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