WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Results, latest Royal Rumble winners & video highlights
WWE has a top PPV of the year contender, and it's only the first of 2018!
The WWE Royal Rumble did not disappoint like the last seven years. For the first time, fans can say that they had a great Royal Rumble from start to finish. With two great winners of the Royal Rumble match and a shocking ending, this Rumble will be one we'll never forget.
AJ Styles(c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn - 2-on-1 handicap match
Kevin Owens get set to start off the match with AJ, but he tagged Sami Zayn right away. Sami Zayn tagged Owens back. KO would run the ropes once and tag Zayn right back in.
Zayn and AJ finally started a lock up. A quick tag back to KO saw AJ come between them to prevent the quick tag. To counter this, Owens slid under the ring and came back in right next to Zayn, who tagged back.
What's interesting is that the commentators emphasised on putting AJ over as the "Shawn Michaels of this generation". Kevin and Sami's smart strategy saw them isolate Styles in their corner and then take him out ringside.
Owens had the better of AJ until he missed a cannon-ball, seemingly re-injuring his ankle. He immediately tagged in Zayn. An attempt at a Helluva kick was countered into a reverse springboard DDT.
AJ Styles took out Zayn while Owens, who was tagged in, was put in the calf crusher. He was seconds away from tapping before Sami Zayn saved the match.
Owens was soon sent into the barricade and Sami Zayn tagged in at the desperation moment and when the referee looked away, KO superkicked him to set up a blue thunder bomb by Zayn. AJ kicked out at what felt like 2.9!
When AJ was up, he knocked KO off the apron and elbowed Zayn, managing to land a phenomenal forearm. While it seemed like he had the match won, Owens broke the pin on time.
AJ, now the man with most in his tank in the match had a barrage of strikes to unload on Zayn. Sami tried to jump and tag KO, but AJ had him in his clutches. While Sami almost tagged Owens in, it was clear that they didn't officially tag in. The referee missed this, and when AJ dumped Sami out of the match.and KO went for a pop-up powerbomb, but AJ countered it and had his leg locked down to get the pinfall.
AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn to retain the WWE Championship
Backstage, KO and Zayn were furious and pleaded with Shane McMahon not to let another WWE title match end like that. They asked if he saw the controversial ending, and he simply responded "Yep!" and walked away to a mixed crowd reaction. Owens' face turned red and he looked like he was about to explode.