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WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PPV RESULTS 1/26 (Pre-Show): New Tag Champs, Flair & HBK on All-Star Panel

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WWE Royal Rumble PPV results
January 26, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


PPV Pre-Show

The Royal Rumble PPV pre-show opened with Josh Mathews introducing the show from the All-Star Panel location. Mathews introduced "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair at the panel. Michaels and Flair "synchronized their watches" (from Flair's WrestleMania 24 retirement match against Michaels) before Mathews hyped the Rumble and asked for strategy. Michaels stated the obvious not to go over the top rope, then Duggan noted he's not a real strategy guy. "Fire, ready, aim," Duggan said, getting a chuckle from Flair.

Social Media Lounge: Renee Young introduced some social media business.

All-Star Panel: Flair, Duggan, and Michaels hyped the John Cena vs. Randy Orton WWE Title match as WWE strangely introduced ring announcers JBL and Jerry Lawler in the background, creating a chaotic few moments.

Backstage: Various wrestlers were assembled in the GM Office. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox rolled the Rumble Drum to give wrestlers their numbers. Alberto Del Rio liked his number, then cut a promo on Batista. Kofi Kingston said his number could be better. R-Truth was next and did not like his number. Antonio Cesaro liked his number, but tag partner Jack Swagger didn't like his number. Last was Great Khali. He got a bad number, which Damien Sandow mocked upon entering the shot. Sandow got an even worse number, which Khali mocked.

All-Star Panel: Mathews announced that Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt will open the PPV. Michaels endorsed Bryan, playing a face role supporting Bryan. Flair played contrarian, saying he likes bad boys.

Ringside: Cole, Lawler, and JBL introduced the Tag Title pre-show match.

In-ring: New Age Outlaws were out first as the Tag Title challengers. Road Dogg warmed up the crowd on the mic, then Billy Gunn got in his one line telling the crowd what they can do if they're not down with that. Rhodes Bros. were then introduced to defend the Tag Titles.

A -- WWE tag champions RHODES BROS. (GOLDUST & CODY RHODES) vs. NEW AGE OUTLAWS (ROAD DOGG & BILLY GUNN) -- WWE Tag Title match

"Conspiracy Theory" discussion kicked off the broadcast, with Cole posing the question of whether the Outlaws are receiving the Tag Title shot because they beat the champs non-title under suspect means a few weeks ago or because they're buddies with Triple H. Lawler said he'll pick the conspiracy theory.

Hot start to the match with Goldust nailing a cannonball dive on the outside and Rhodes following with a flying splash to the Outlaws to take control heading to a "break."

[Mid-match Break]

Back from "break," Goldust was selling a facial/head injury. Dogg slapped on a chinlock, called a time cue on-camera, and Goldust teased a comeback. But, Dogg cut off Goldust and brought in Gunn. The announcers obliviously said Gunn hasn't aged since his last run, then Goldust snapped off a powerslam on Gunn to break free.

Hot tag to Cody, who ran over Dogg with clotheslines. Cody then mocked Gunn with a crotch chop, which brought in Gunn, who joined Dogg in taking a double foot dropkick from Cody. Rhodes then nailed Dogg with Cross Rhodes, but Gunn broke up the pin just in time.

Chaos on the outside with Gunn taking out Goldust. Gunn then blind-tagged in for Dogg, who took a dropkick from Cody. Cody was unaware of the tag, which allowed Gunn to sneak into the ring to drop Cody with the Fameasser for the pin and the win. The crowd popped for the title change.

WINNERS: Outlaws at 6:28 to capture the WWE Tag Titles.

All-Star Panel: Shawn Michaels bragged about his prediction for the Tag Title match. Mathews then introduced a video package on Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show.

Video Package: Royal Rumble by the Numbers to set the stage for the PPV.

All-Star Panel: Hacksaw Duggan picked Dolph Ziggler to win, Shawn Michaels picked The Shield so he has three options, and Ric Flair picked Batista coming off four years of rest.

Backstage: Daniel Bryan was shown walking down the hallway with a determined look on his face. Bryan kicks off the Rumble PPV.

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