The Rock COMES BACK At WWE Royal Rumble To Give Roman Reigns His Backing
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 results: Roman Reigns wins 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal for a Wrestlemania date with destiny... and Brock Lesnar...
WWE Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns had cousin The Rock on hand to celebrate his widely-fancied victory last night - and the Hollywood star didn't miss out on a chance to drop a People's Elbow at the conclusion of a fiery evening in Philadelphia.
Powerhouse Reign, 29, who bags the opportunity to face the WWE World Heavyweight champion at Wrestlemania in March, will likely face Brock Lesnar, who retained his title earlier on in the show, pinning Seth Rollins with an F5 in a heated triple threat that also included John Cena.
Rollins chose not to follow up with Plan B - his Money in the Bank contract - after a bruising bout in which champ Lesnar dominated both of his challengers for long periods.
A flying knee from Seth, followed up by an elbow through the broadcast table outside of the ring onto Lesnar opened up some time for Rollins and Cena to trade the advantage.
But The Beast would not be kept down. Despite being given a walloping with Rollins' briefcase, Lesnar hauled Seth from a Curb Stomp attempt into his own decisive finisher.
Reigns hurled out Rusev to take the twenty-eight annual Rumble, during which chants from fans disappointed by Daniel Bryan's exit later became boos.
Rock's appearance raised the live crowd in the Fargo Wells Center, but WWE's Chosen One bore the brunt of some old-school ECW hostility in the ironically-named City of Brotherly Love.
Elsewhere, Bubba Ray Dudley, Diamond Dallas Page and The Boogeyman were surprise participants in the Rumble match.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 results
The Acension beat the New Age Outlaws
The Uso successfully defended their WWE tag team championship against the Miz and Mizdow
The Bellas turned over Paige and Natalya after Brie pulled Paige off the apron and a stranded Nattie was cracked with a forearm from Nikki
Brock Lesnar pinned Seth Rollins to retain his WWE World Heavyweight championship in a triple threat match that also included John Cena
Royal Rumble entrants
Bubba Ray Dudley
Curtis Axel, who got ambushed by Erick Rowan
Diamond Dallas Page
Bad News Barrett