WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Reactions & Review


Shawn Michaels fires up the WWE Universe at Royal Rumble 2017WWE Hall of Famer and resident Texan Shawn Michaels gets the party started at The Alamodome for the 30th annual Royal Rumble and the official start to The Road to WrestleMania. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42017-01-30T01:48:29.000Z

Here’s our final thoughts on Raw and SmackDown Live’s WWE Royal Rumble 2017!


Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax


Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax: Royal Rumble 2017 KickoffIn their first one-on-one encounter, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax collide in a WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Kickoff Match. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42017-01-30T00:20:17.000Z

Reactions: Mind you, this looked completely easy to call on paper. But “The Boss” tends to fight harder than girls much bigger than her in stature. But in her injured state, Nia didn’t take too long to crush her. Nia won in dominating fashion and looks to be heading right for the winner of Charlotte vs. Bayley. This accomplished what it set out to do – make Nia Jax even more of a force to be reckoned with.

Rating: SQAUSH!


Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship; Two Referees are Assigned to the Match)


Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Gallows & Anderson – Raw Tag Team Title Match: Royal Rumble 2017 KickoffRaw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus defend their titles against Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson in a Royal Rumble 2017 Kickoff Match. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42017-01-30T00:12:52.000Z

Reactions: This rematch was pretty similar to the action we saw from the last meeting between both these tandems. What made it just a bit more intriguing was the presence of two refs, which led to fun moments where Gallows and Anderson’s usual heel antics got stopped repeatedly. Cesaro looked amazing as always, Sheamus pulled off his usual array of powerful maneuvers and Gallows/Anderson worked like a well-oiled machine (same for their rivals). The shocking final result caught us off guard after witnessing a pretty fun rematch between Raw’s top teams.


Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson have tasted success before: Royal Rumble Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2017Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson rattle off their impressive résumé, which now includes the Raw Tag Team Championships after they defeated Cesaro & Sheamus at Royal Rumble 2017. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42017-01-30T01:05:25.000Z

Rating: 2 & a Half out of 5 Stars


Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya vs. Becky Lynch, Naomi and Nikki Bella


Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Royal Rumble 2017 KickoffNikki Bella, Becky Lynch & Naomi square off against SmackDown Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & Natalya in a Royal Rumble 2017 Kickoff Match. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J42017-01-29T23:53:28.000Z

Reactions: This was exactly what you (and us) expected it to be. While it wasn’t terrible by any means, it was simply there for the sake of getting six of SD Live’s top Women’s wrestlers on the show. Naomi’s comeback sequence made the closing moments of this pre-show match the most memorable portion of it all. Everything that transpired before that was average action at best. Naomi pinned the SD Live’s Women’s Champion, so this unexpected result is certainly going to lead to (hopefully) a great title match between the two.

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


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