Drew thanks the WWE Universe for their support while he was absent for Covid 19. He assures that he is at 100% and will be on Sunday. It highlights Goldberg’s streak and his career presenting him as an animal. The Royal Rumble match will be dedicated to all who are dealing with this horrible virus. We are going to get over this. This Sunday, Drew McIntyre will remain the WWE Champion says Drew determinedly.
The Miz interrupts the champion, accompanied by John Morrison. They say McIntyre vs. Goldberg will be like Godzilla vs. Kong, and add that some may end up injured at the end of the fight. Miz and Morrison talk in their own way about their plans for Sunday, keeping an eye out for the possibility of Miz redeeming the Money in the Bank contract.
Goldberg steps out into the ring. You. Me. Sunday. You’re next, Goldberg shoots and throws the mic. In the background, Miz and Morrison encourage them to hit each other. Drew and Goldberg instead put them in the ring. Spear and Claymore! McIntyre stands in front of Goldberg with the title aloft.
Charlotte Flair hopes that Shayna brings the best for her match because she ensures that there is only one queen. He talks about Lacey Evans and Ric Flair, but tonight he wants to focus on Baszler.
Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler (c / Nia Jax)
Charlotte takes the initiative but is distracted by Nia Jax. Shayna tries to take her by surprise with the Kirifuda Clutch but Charlotte escapes. Big Boot and Figure Eight, Nia Jax breaks the key causing the disqualification.
Winner: Charlotte Flair.
Shayna and Nia attack Charlotte after the match. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke come out to save her! When they take control, Lacey Evans appears to attack Charlotte.
Charlotte Flair, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lacey Evans
Rose and Evans start the action, Lacey does the step of Ric to annoy Charlotte. Together with Dana they attack her and search for the account without success. Baszler and Flair return to the ring, Shayna punishes her opponent’s leg.
Charlotte responds soon with Chops. Charlotte’s Fallaway Slam, who runs to Lacey but fails to land the blow. Charlotte aggressively pulls Shayna out of the ring. He goes for her slowly, Nia Jax approaches, but Charlotte maintains control of the situation and returns to the ring in time. Shayna doesn’t arrive before the count of ten.
Winners: Charlotte Flair, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke.
During the commercial, Adam Pearce restarts the fight due to the complaints of the fighters who lost. The winners accept and the fight begins.
Charlotte Flair, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lacey Evans
The match started during the break. Nia charges up and knocks Dana down. Lacey and Shayna enter to maintain control over Dana but do not reach the count of three. Shanya punishes Dana’s elbow and Nia enters to dominate her with a key.
Dana escapes and gives relief to Mandy who enters the fight with everything. He corners Lacey and unloads a hail of blows Pump Knee Strike but Shayna breaks the account. The fight becomes chaotic in and out of the ring. Flair chases Lacey out of the ring. Nia decides to attack Dana but crashes into the post. Brooke attacks and looks for the account but Jax resists. Nia stops her at the corner and throws her towards the canvas. Look for a Powerbomb that ends up turning into a variant of Chokeslam. Leg Drop and a count of three.
Winners: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lacey Evans.
A replay of highlights from Mace vs. Xavier Woods last week. Here is a summary of Mustafa Ali’s sayings after Raw, where he mocked Kofi Kingston’s injury. Also, in a previously recorded video, Mustafa talks about how Kofi stole his Wrestlemania 35 moment from him.
Xavier Woods vs. Slapjack (w / Retribution)
Woods goes on the attack but is soon overpowered by Slapjack. Try to step on Woods but he escaped in time and connects several blows. Xavier continues attacking and searches for the account. At ringside, Ali sends T-Bar closer to the ring. Slapjack tries to take advantage of the distraction but Xavier connects a Shining Wizard for the victory.
Winner: Xavier Woods.
Xavier tries to escape but receives a Big Boot from T-Bar at ringside. Mace and T-Bar put him in the ring to apply a Double Chokeslam. Slapjack hands Ali a chair. Mustafa yells at Xavier to look at him, while the rest of the team immobilizes him. Ali doesn’t attack, but instead opens the chair and sits across from him. You talk a lot about being the king of the ring, but you look like a pawn. But I, like the king that I am, show you mercy and you will do what I tell you. I want you to tell Kofi Kingston that I heard the sad news of his absence in the Royal Rumble. But tell him that there is a replacement, and his name is Mustafa Ali closes.
Riddle meets R-Truth backstage.
Truth tells him that she heard The Hurt Business is throwing her a surprise party at The VIP Lounge. According to Truth, they have some 24 karat gold prepared or something like that he thinks he has heard. Truth is happy thinking about his party and asks him to keep the secret.
The Hurt Business departs for the VIP Lounge. MVP asks his teammates not to lose focus tonight at the Gauntlet against Riddle. Bobby Lashley takes the floor. We look good, we are United States Couples Champions. The beauty of this is that we are just getting started, guys, says Lashley. Shelton Benjamin starts to speak but Cedric Alexander cuts him off to say it’s thanks to MVP. Lashley presents a gift to MVP: a gold pendant with the letters THB. Cedric and Shelton argue but are interrupted.
R-Truth enters singing with his music but MVP stops everything. R-Truth is confused and thinks the gift was for him, who had a birthday a week ago. The Hurt Business tries to explain, but you don’t understand. Humberto Carrillo, Akira Tozawa, and Drew Gulak appear running looking for Truth. The Hurt Business comes out and destroys them. Riddle appears to connect the Final Flash to MVP in the ring and flee.
R-Truth talks to Adam Pearce backstage. AJ Styles appears alongside Omos and offers to give Truth a chance. Pearce confirms a match between the two, if R-Truth wins it will be part of the Royal Rumble match.
Sheamus vs. John Morrison (c / The Miz)
Morrison seeks to control and knees Sheamus, who responds quickly and covers him. Sheamus controls the arm at canvas level for a moment. Sheamus intersperses his dominance between arm locks and hard blows. Morrison reacts with kicks, moving with agility to surprise the opponent. Irish Curse Backbreaker and a count of two about John. Morrison’s knee strike, who happens to attack Sheamus at ringside. Morrison focuses his damage on Sheamus’s leg. Cloverleaf for John, who reaches the ropes to save himself. Knee Strike for John and White Noise for the count of three.
The Miz takes the floor as soon as the fight ends. Challenge Sheamus to face them both right now. Sheamus accepts.
Sheamus vs. The Miz & John Morrison
Sheamus is off to a good start but is dominated by his opponents after receiving a DDT from Miz. They both look for the account on Sheamus but he shakes them off. They take Sheamus out of the ring, Miz throws himself with kicks, and John with Crossbody over the third rope. Miz and John throw him against the barricade and continue the punishment. Sheamus stops Miz from hitting him against the cornerback guard, but Morrison knocks him down.
Sheamus responds by pulling Morrison out of the ring and connecting a Clothesline to Miz. Sheamus continues to attack, throwing Miz into Rolling Senton over a downed Morrison. Classic Miz chest shots on the ropes, then a fix for John. Sheamus dives into Double Clothesline from the post towards ringside. John’s kick and Miz’s Skull Crushing Finale for the count of three.
Winners: The Miz & John Morrison.
Lacey Evans asks Ric Flair for lockdown advice, who stands behind her to show her. Charlotte Flair walks right into the room. Lacey leaves and Charlotte argues with her father, saying that she is not the bad one in this matter. Evans appears by surprise and attacks Charlotte hard, before leaving with Ric.
AJ Styles (c / Omos) vs. R-Truth
Styles takes advantage of the fact that Truth is not ready and attacks him when the bell rings. AJ maintains the offense and connects a Backbreaker. He tries to get Truth out of the ring, but Truth responds and takes him out. Truth is thrown face-first against the canvas, and looking up he is startled by Olmos. Truth avoids the Phenomenal Forearm and hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. The AA tries but Styles escapes and closes the Calf Crusher that makes Truth surrender.
Winner: AJ Styles.
Randy Orton speaks from the dark, masked. “If there was any compassion in my body, it was gone when that hell destroyed my face. I wear this mask not only to take care of myself but to protect others from the horror that I endure,” says Randy.
Alexa Bliss is in her Playground. He says last week was a lot of fun, and he talks to the empty swing set. Did you see how Randy’s face looked after what I did to him?” ask and laugh. Yes, I also think it looks better now, he responds to nothing. He repeats last week’s segment with Asuka, saying he just wanted to have fun with her. Asuka didn’t play fair, but Alexa says she didn’t either.
Bliss shows how she beat Asuka with Sister Abigail and asks if she liked her new trick. She talks about how he taught her that and much more, and she can’t wait to see him thank him. Bliss keeps talking like someone is there and assures that she will get a shiny new toy by beating Asuka tonight.
Riddle vs. Shelton Benjamin
Riddle charges with the Final Flash but Shelton dodges it. Riddle continues to attack, Shelton stops him with a hard Spinebuster. Benjamin keeps the pace and control of the match.
Tremendous Knee Strike and Benjamin for a count of two. From ringside MVP yells at him to stop playing and finish Riddle at once. Riddle responds with Guillotine Lock. Cedric gets in the ring to distract, Shelton looks for the pin but the referee doesn’t see it because of Alexander. Riddle from Shelton’s shoulders, turns and covers him.
Riddle vs. MVP
Shelton and Cedric argue at ringside. Riddle applies a Heelhook and MVP surrender.
Riddle vs. Cedric Alexander
Cedric controls Riddle with an arm lock when he returns from the break. Riddle responds with kicks but is stopped by a Dropkick. Alexander attacks Riddle against the ropes until he receives the count of four from the referee. Riddle responds with a series of blows. Pele Kick and Exploder Suplex to gain control.
Cedric avoids a PK and a Standing Moonsault, then drops his knees to the Bro’s Senton. Riddle’s German Suplex after an exchange of blows. Brainbuster for the count of two about Riddle. MVP despairs. Alexander incessantly punches and stomps Riddle, motivated by MVP. Seeks height and throws himself at Stomp that Riddle dodges. Triangle Choke that Cedric breaks with a Powerbomb. Riddle does not release the key, Cedric picks it up, Riddle still does not release it and with a turn turns him on his back to look for the final account.
Riddle will be able to face Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship.
After the fight, Bobby Lashley goes out to attack Riddle. Hurt Lock on the ramp for the Bro, who fails to react.
Review of the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever between Randy Orton and Edge.
Edge talks about his situation in a video recording previously. Remember what happened 10 years ago, when from one week to the next he went from being champion to leaving it vacant and retiring. Everything you want, what is important to you, can disappear just like nothing, he reflects.
He says his mother told him that if he wanted something, go for it. With that in mind, I will enter the Royal Rumble. I need to win, get to the main event of Wrestlemania, and get back what I did not lose. What is mine, he announces? I will fight with every fiber of my being, with an expensive part of my body, to make this dream come true, he adds.
Asuka Women’s Championship Match (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Asuka comes out aggressively and takes control. Attack Alexa’s arm with braces and kicks. Look for a Hip Attack but Alexa dodges, causing her to fall from the ring. From one moment to the next, Bliss is on a wooden horse rocking in the ring.