WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 full results: Braun Strowman wins Rumble; Lesnar survives Reigns
Here are the full results m the show:
Braun Strowman wins first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match
Braun Strowman stood tall claiming the first ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble eliminating Big Cass last. He walked away with a custom-made WWE title and a huge trophy. Daniel Bryan put in the best performance setting the record for the longest time in any single Royal Rumble of one hour, 15 minutes and six seconds after starting of the Rumble at the number one position. He outlasted 47 other participants and was the penultimate superstar to be eliminated.
Rey Mysterio, the previous record holder for the longest time in a single Rumble made a special appearance as did Chris Jericho, The Great Khali, Mark Henry, Hornswoggle while a host of NXT stars got a chance to shine with the likes of Tucker Knight, Roderick Strong, Babatunda, Dan Matha making their presence felt. Dolph Ziggler, who came in at number two lasted nearly 26 minutes while Elias clocked over 30 minutes.
Complete list of 50 superstars in the order of their appearance: Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Sin Cara, Curtis Axel, Mark Henry, Mike Kanellis, Hiroki Sumi, Vicktor, Kofi Kingston, Tony Nese, Dash Wilder, Horsnwoggle, Primo, Xavier Woods,Bo Dallas, Kurt Angle, Scott Dawson, Golddust, Konor, Elias, Luke Gallows, Rhyno, Drew Gulak, Tucker Knight, Bobby Roode, Fandango, Chad Gable, Rey Mysterio, Mojo Rawley, Tyler Breeze, Big E, Karl Anderson, Apollo Crews, Rodrick Strong, Randy Orton, Heath Slater, Babatunde, Baron Corbin, Titus O’ Neal, Dan Matha, Braun Strowman (W), Tye Dillinger, Curt Hawkins, Bobby Lashley, The Great Khali, Kevin Owens, Shane O’ Mac, Shelton BEnjamin, Big Cass and Chris jericho
Brock Lesnar retains Universal Championship beating Roman Reigns
Hate him or love him, Roman Reigns does what is asked of him time and again and it was no different at Jeddah as well. Reigns, going in as the underdog against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, ate four German Suplexes as soon as the bell rang; he endured two F5s before mounting any kind of offence, but he retaliated with four superman punches and four spears for a couple of near counts. He powerbombed Lesnar and could have walked out of the open gate to be the new champion had Paul Heyman not interfered by closing the gate on Reigns. Lesnar’s invincible persona was scaled down when Reigns hit shot after shot with the chair on Lesnar. He was then driven through the cage off a spear, but by virtue of Lesnar being out of the cage first, the ref awarded the match to Lesnar.
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The Undertaker beats Rusev (Casket Match)
If you thought this would be another squash job, similar to the one that John Cena endured at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans, you would be thoroughly mistaken as the Jeddah crowd were in for a treat with Rusev getting a whole lot of time against The Undertaker. The Undertaker looked swifter and better prepared than in Wrestlemania as he delivered the vintage top rope blow to the shoulder and then proceeded with another of his signature move, the leg drop on the ring apron. The Undertaker even took a bump and was in the Accolade for a while before coming back to life and hitting Rusev with the Chokeslam and Aiden English with the Tombstone Piledriver to finish the match.
John Cena beats Triple H
Triple H and John Cena opened the Greatest Royal Rumble at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and rightly so, set the mood for the entire night. Slow and methodical it started, before gradually building up to near-falls on each other’s signature moves. Cena was the first to hit the AA that Triple H kicked out. Soon after Cena ate the Pedigree, only to kick out at two. Eventually Cena had his hand raised with two AAs with a ring apron launch in the middle.
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WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura ends in double count-out
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura provided the best in-ring action for the night for a brief while, but as WWE has chosen to book these two highly talented superstars, a low blow was just around the corner and Nakamura hit Styles with it when the ref got distracted by a flying forearm attempt by Styles. The Champion kicked out at two, but snapped leading to a double count-out.
Seth Rollins beat The Miz, Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe to retain the Intercontinental Championship Ladder
Samoa Joe ruled the ladder match laying out a carnage on his opponents with innovative use of the ladder, but Rollins, Balor and Miz were also up to the task. Miz impressed with an array of power moves that gave him the opportunity to climb the ladder and nearly grab the title. His skull crushing finale on Joe on a ladder had his opponent out of for lengthy time. However, it came down to Balor and Rollins with the latter leapfrogging from the ring apron onto the ladder to steal the title from th former’s hands.