Welcome to WWE Royal Rumble 2016 results coverage at Ringside Results! The latest pro wrestling pay-per-view takes place on Sunday, January 24th from Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Among the matches scheduled for the latest PPV card will be WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns defending his title against 29 other men in the Royal Rumble match. Also, Dean Ambrose puts the Intercontinental Championship up for grabs against Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing Match. Becky Lynch challenges Charlotte for the WWE Divas Championship, while Alberto Del Rio puts the US Championship on the line against Kalisto. Below are the latest match-by-match results and recaps from the big Royal Rumble PPV for 2016.
Tonight’s latest pro wrestling event features everyone’s favorite match, the 30-man Royal Rumble. Competitors enter in 1-2 minute intervals after being randomly selected. Roman Reigns has already been selected as the No. 1 entrant and he’ll have to survive the entire match without getting eliminated to keep his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Will he be able to survive the odds against him, or will Vince and Stephanie McMahon’s plan work to take the title away?
Fatal Fourway for #1 Contenders for Tag Titles – Kickoff Show Match
The Kickoff Show match featured Jack Swagger & Mark Henry vs. Damien Sandow & Darren Young vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension. Sandow made his entrance in his original robe. The crowd started up chants for Sandow early on and he got a huge roar when tagged in by Young. All four teams got in the ring at one moment and the commentators took a commercial break. Late in the match, Dudley Boyz gained momentum and set up to hit 3D on one of The Ascension. Bubba had a pinfall, but things broke down and he got yanked off. Mark Henry got in and did a huge splash on Bubba then went over to pin the member of the Ascension from the win. Henry and Swagger were announced as new #1 contenders for the tag titles and also entered into the Royal Rumble.
Winners: Jack Swagger & Mark Henry won via pinfall over The Ascension to become new #1 contenders for the tag team titles and automatic entries into the Royal Rumble match.
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The pay-per-view kicked off with a limo arriving in the arena garage. Vince McMahon and Stephanie both stepped out and started joking about how cold it is in Florida right now. Jo Jo caught up to them to get some thoughts on Roman Reigns’ chances. Mr. McMahon said he loves this idea and the match almost as much as he loves himself. Stephanie quipped “I thought you were going to say as much has you love me,” and Vince agreed that too.
Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose – WWE Intercontinental Championship – Last Man Standing Match
Lilian Garcia informed the viewers of the rules of the match where the loser is the man who is unable to answer the referee’s 10 count. Ambrose was introduced first, followed by Kevin Owens. The two started off the match punching away at each other with Ambrose getting an upperhand on Owens in the corner to punch on him more. Owens turned the tables to the nearby corner and then hit a huge right hand in Ambrose’s face to continue control. Ambrose dove out to take Owens across the commentators table later and they landed on Michael Cole. Later still, Owens hit a huge cannonball to wipe out Ambrose through the timekeepers area. Ambrose barely got to his feet by 8 and Owens began using a Kendo stick on him.
Later on, Owens got backdropped onto two set up chairs in the ring. On the outside of the ring, he rammed Ambrose into the side of the ring then tossed him into the steel steps. The ref started a count with Ambrose using the steps to get to his feet. Outside the ring, Owens set up two tables one on top of the other. He grabbed Ambrose in the ring for a Superplex attempt. Ambrose fought out of it and grabbed a chair he threw at Owen’s head which wrapped around his neck. Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds once in the ring and then a second time onto a chair. The ref’s count went to 9 just as Owens rolled out of the ring and landed on his feet holding himself up by the rope.
Ambrose set a table up outside the ring near the commentators table. He rolled Owens onto the table and then hit an elbow drop from the corner to smash Owens through it. Ambrose set up another table in the ring and then went for a suplex with Owens from the corner. Owens countered it into a spinning DDT to smash Ambrose through the table. Ambrose barely beat a count by the ref and then Owens hit a Pop Up Powerbomb. Ambrose beat another count barely.
Owens set up three chairs in the ring for a move and put Ambrose on them to jump off the corner. Ambrose got to his feet and rushed over as Owens was climbing the corner and shoved him off causing Owens to go crashing through the two tables he set up on the outside earlier. The ref’s count got all the way to 10 without Owens getting up.
Winner: Dean Ambrose won the Last Man Standing Match to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
The Usos vs. The New Day – WWE Tag Team Championship
Before the match, Kofi and Big E came out. They talked about losing their dearest Francesca the trombone and asked everyone to bow their heads for a moment of silence. Xavier Woods came out playing a new trombone which he introduced as Francesca 2. New Day finished cutting their promo in-ring and then Usos made their entrance.
In the final moments, the Usos were able to avoid Big E in the corner as he hit shoulder first. One of the Usos hit a Superfly Splash off the corner for a near fall but Kofi got a leg under the ropes. Things broke down with one of The Usos diving out of the ring to take down Xavier Woods. Big E made a blind tag to Kofi. Meanwhile, the other Uso Super kicked Kofi down and got on the corner. As he jumped off, Big E was below to catch him on one shoulder and hit the Big Ending for the pinfall win. New Day celebrated with Woods playing trombone as they danced in the ring.
Winners: The New Day won via pinfall over The Usos to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships.
Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio – United States Championship
Del Rio with the early advantage as he punched away on Kalisto 10 times in the corner. Kalisto regained himself there and then swung his legs up to kick Del Rio in the back. Del Rio flew to the outside and hit the floor then tried to run back to the apron. Kalisto rushed over with a suicide dive to take out Del Rio on the outside. Del Rio regained control in the ring with his spin kick to the back of Kalisto’s head on the corner ropes. Del Rio continued to dominate from there for a bit. At one point, he started trying to tear off Kalisto’s mask on the corner.
Kalisto fought back and ran through a variety of moves but failed on a spinning kick from the ropes. Del Rio landed a big super kick and went for the pinfall but only got a 2 count. Del Rio started up his “Si” chant to go for a Super Kick but Kalisto countered. Kalisto managed to connect on a spinning DDT from the corner moments later.
Kalisto hit a hurricanrana off the corner to take Del Rio down. He followed with Salida del Sol to grab the big pinfall win and collect his second reign as the US Champion within a week.
Winner: Kalisto won via pinfall over Alberto Del Rio to become new United States Champion.
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