KO and Zayn come out for some trash talk and say AJ has no chance of walking out of the Royal Rumble with the WWE World Title.
Owens and Zayn interrupted Styles' interview and gloated that they will easily triumph over him at the Pay-Per-View to become co-champions. And of course, then Shan McMahon comes out. Bryan says he understands what it is like to be screwed for the gold but the referee's decision last week was final and that is that. After making it a no disqualification match, Styles, Orton, and Nakamura made short work of Zayn and Owens.
Powell's POV: Becky Lynch is the latest entrant in the women's Royal Rumble match, and Rusev and Aiden Englsh are the latest to enter the men's Royal Rumble match. Helping Naomi and Charlotte flair deal with the Riot Squad attempting to cause more havoc. Good match from these two; they have similar styles and came up in pro wrestling in an nearly parallel way.
The Bludgeon Brothers are out for a quick squash against The Ascension next. Shane asks Bryan if he feels okay and suggests he might be unstable, Bryan retorts by suggesting that perhaps Shane is the unstable one and that he only has to take a look at his gene pool to see why.
The next match in the USA title tournament is next - Mojo Rawley Vs Zack Ryder. It annoys me that AJ and the title are only considered important enough to start the show because they are now involved in this ongoing Shane McMahon nonsense. This was a bunch of rambling: they're so smart, they're winners, everyone else is a smelly rat.
Also in the division, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable came to the middle of the ring to whine about their match last week. And pitting Breezango against different teams such as Rusev Day is a great change of scenery that the duo needs to break through as true tag team title contenders in the future.
The popularity of Rusev Day is unforeseen and has taken the SmackDown brand by storm, earning both Superstars increased television time. But, in a shocking turn of events, Fandango rolled up Rusev for the pin and the win. Jinder is much better suited in this mid-card role, though, I think I would actually like to see Xavier win this whole tournament.
Kevin Owens slammed Randy Orton with a steel chair. Just let him ride off on one of the vacations he loves to go on every other week and stay gone. Hopefully, I'm wrong. The main event was good fun and none of the matches were bad. But they were stopped in their tracks by the Commissioner himself who said that the match will continue and will be a no-count out match from then on.
AJ chased Owens to the back with a chair.
Becky Lynch defeated Ruby Riott via submission.