Ongoing WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Results

Welcome to our ongoing coverage of WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble, taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

John Cena p. Triple H with an AA

A little surreal seeing Cena and HHH in an opening match. I guess it’s a testament to how big of an event WWE feels this is. HHH kicked out of Cena’s first AA. Cena then kicked out of a Pedigree. HHH fended off Cena’s STF and locked Cena in a Crossface. Cena was able to power out of the Crossface, and hit a second AA. Cena then finished off HHH with a slingshot to the turnbuckles followed by a third AA. The kids loved it

Cedric Alexander p. Kallisto with a Lumbar Check

Also a little surreal seeing a Cruiserweight match NOT on the pre-show. Cedric won with a Lumbar check in a pretty exciting high flying match.

The Deleter Of Worlds (Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt) b. The Barr (Sheamus & Cesaro) to win the vacant Raw Tag Team Titles

Bray had a huge entrance with smartphones aplenty glowing. The match was OK, but nothing special. Hardy pinned Sheamus after a Sister Abigail followed by the Elevated Twist Of Fate.

Jeff Hardy p. Jinder Mahal with a Swanton Bomb to retain the United States Championship

Singh interfered often, but Hardy was able to overcome. Hardy dodged a Khallas and hit a Twist Of Fate followed by a Swanton Bomb for the pin. Barring another match at Backlash, it looks like the US Title is staying on Smackdown.

The Bludgeon Bros. (Harper & Rowan) b. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) when Rowan pinned Jey to retain The Smackdown Tag Team Titles

The BB’s got the heat on Jey right out of the gate. Hot tag to Jimmy who briefly cleaned house. Jey was tagged back in for some double teaming until Rowan cut them off. An assisted Powerbomb on Jey later and it was all over

Seth Rollins retained The Intercontinental Title over Samoa Joe, The Miz, and Finn Balor in a Ladder Match

Miz tried to ally with Joe, who would have nothing of it. Tower of Doom spot with Joe, Finn, and Seth. Miz used the ladder as a battering ram on Finn and Seth. Finn rallied and tried to climb the ladderm only for Joe to slam him off it. Joe then climbed the ladder, but Finn tipped the ladder over, spilling Joe to the mat. As Finn was reaching for the bell, Seth jumped from the top rope to the top of the ladder like Spider-Man and grabbed the belt to retain the title.

A highlight package aired showing the training of new WWE hires from Saudi Arabia. The new talents were then introduced to the live crowd. Shawn and Ariya Daivari interrupted and made their way to the ring. They talked smack to the rookies claiming Iran was a superior country. The trainees fought back and tossed both Daivaris out of the ring to the delight of the crowd.

AJ Styles d. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Double Count-Out

From an in-ring standpoint, this was probably better than their WrestleMania match. Good back and forth action until it spilled to the outside and onto the announce desk. The referee counted both men out, so AJ retained the title. Looks like we’re getting Part 3 at Backlash.

Undertaker b. Rusev in a Casket match

Standard Undertaker fare, with Taker dominating most of the match. Rusev did have a brief few minutes of offense until Taker rallied and dumped Rusev in the casket. Aiden English interfered, and was met with a Tombstone for his efforts. Taker then dropped English in the casket as well, and shut the door on both men.

Brock Lesnar b. Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage to retain the Universal Title

Roman hit about 75 Superman Punches, but failed to pin Roman. The finish was Roman Spearing Brock through the cage. Brock hit the ground first, so thus he retained. Remember that WCW finish that lead to Vince Russo becoming WCW World Champion? Yep, same finish.

Braun Strowman won The Greatest Royal Rumble

Each entrant would come in at 90 second intervals

1. Daniel Bryan – Eliminated by Big Cass
2. Dolph Ziggler – Eliminated by Kurt Angle
3. Sin Cara – Eliminated by Dolph Ziggler
4. Curtis Axel – Eliminated by Mark Henry
5. Mark Henry – Eliminated by Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler
6. Mike Kanellis – Eliminated by Mark Henry
7. Hiroki Sumi – Eliminated by Mark Henry
8. Viktor – Eliminated by Daniel Bryan
9. Kofi Kingston – Eliminated by Elias
10. Tony Nese – Eliminated by Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods
11. Dash Wilder – Eliminated by Kofi Kingston and Hornswoggle
12. Hornswoggle – Eliminated by Tony Nese
13. Primo – Eliminated by Kurt Angle
14. Xavier Woods – Eliminated by Elias
15. Bo Dallas – Eliminated by Kurt Angle
16. Kurt Angle – Eliminated by Elias
17. Scott Dawson – Eliminated by Bobby Roode
18. Goldust – Eliminated by Bobby Roode
19. Konnor – Eliminated by Elias
20. Elias – Eliminated by Bobby Lashley
21. Luke Gallows – Eliminated by Rey Mysterio
22. Rhyno – Eliminated by Roderick Strong
23. Drew Gulak – Eliminated by Tucker Knight
24. Tucker Knight – Eliminated by Big E
25. Bobby Roode – Eliminated by Baron Corbin
26. Fandango – Eliminated by Mojo Rawley
27. Chad Gable – Eliminated by Apollo
28. Rey Mysterio – Eliminated by Baron Corbin
29. Mojo Rawley – Eliminated by Randy Orton
30. Tyler Breeze – Eliminated by Mojo Rawley
31. Big E – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
32. Karl Anderson – Eliminated by Randy Orton
33. Apollo – Eliminated by Randy Orton
34. Roderick Strong – Eliminated by Baron Corbin
35. Randy Orton – Eliminated by Elias
36. Heath Slater – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
37. Babatunde – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
38. Baron Corbin – Eliminated by Randy Orton
39. Titus O’Neil – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
40. Dan Matha – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
41. Braun Strowman
42. Tye Dillinger – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
43. Curt Hawkins – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
44. Bobby Lashley – Eliminated by Brawun Strowman
45. Great Khali – Eliminated by Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley
46. Kevin Owens – Eliminated by Braun Strwman
47. Shane McMahon – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
48. Shelton Benjamin – Eliminated by Chris Jericho
49. Big Cass – Eliminated by Braun Strowman
50. Chris Jericho – Eliminated by Braun Strowman

Longest Time: Daniel Bryan
Shortest Time: Mike Kanellis
Most Eliminations: Braun Strowman (13)

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