WWE Greatest Royal Rumble: Analysing and grading each match
A total of 10 matches took place at WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday.
The WrestleMania-worthy card featured seven title matches, including Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Championship), AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE Championship) and Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe (Intercontinental Championship ladder match).
Elsewhere on the stacked show, The Undertaker returned to face Rusev in a casket match, John Cena and Triple H went one-on-one for the first time in eight years, and 50 men competed in the largest Royal Rumble match in WWE history.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at all 10 matches and analyse what was good and bad about the event.
#1 John Cena def. Triple H
Match: The opening encounter began slowly with Triple H challenging John Cena to a test of strength, only to kick him in the gut and cement his heel status in the match. HHH was on top for much of the 15-minute contest but he was defeated after receiving back-to-back Attitude Adjustments from Cena, sandwiched between a slingshot into the ring post, in one of the most creative finishes of the night.
Verdict: There was a mishap when HHH failed to connect with a powerbomb/spinebuster when Cena launched himself from the top rope. Other than that, this was a decent opener and a good way to get Cena back on track after six straight PPV losses. The fans seemed to love every minute.