Roman Reigns wins WWE’s Royal Rumble

Roman Reigns has won WWE’s Royal Rumble in Philadelphia this afternoon.

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As a result of winning the Royal Rumble, Reigns will perform in the main event on wrestlings big stage, WrestleMania.

The result was widely predicted, and once other Rumble hopeful Daniel Bryan was eliminated, Reigns was always going to be the man WWE were heading with this year.

The crowd reaction was mixed, and it appeared that many were behind the man Reigns eliminated to win the Rumble, the Russian powerhouse Rusev.

The Rumble saw a couple of surprise arrivals, and one big return in the form of Bully Ray who made his first appearance in a WWE ring for 10 years.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also appeared at the end of the show, helping Reigns overcome Kane and the Big Show.

The other big result of the night was Brock Lesnar successfully defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship after a thrilling triple threat match against John Cena and Seth Rollins.

Lesnar is set to defend his title against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania on March 29th.

WWE needs a shake up

With various websites reporting on how stale WWE has become, WWE need to address the immediate future and make it less mundane.

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The general opinion is that the surprise arrival of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on this weeks RAW was the only major point of interest in recent shows, and was the only really exciting thing to happen since the last Pay-Per-View.

With WWE champion Brock Lesnar all but confirmed to not be appearing at Hell in a Cell, WWE now go into one of their more interesting shows of the year minus a championship match.

Is John Cena taking on Dean Ambrose meant to be a drawcard? Why hasn’t Seth Rollins cashed in yet?

The sudden injury to Roman Reigns eally derailed the WWE, who were banking on the interest he was generating. For many wrestling followers, frustration that WWE didn’t take the chance to have Lesnar bury Cena for the second time in a row back at Night of Champions is still alive and well.

And how can you blame them? The WWE botched what was a big opportunity that would have put Lesnar into the realm where he deserves to be in the business. Cena has had his time of overcoming the odds, an angle that WWE constantly push down people’s throats, he needed to be beaten solidly after SummerSlam.

Instead, WWE chose to have the only match on the card with any draw value end in a predictable non result. Now Brock Lesnar is off television, presumably until either Survivor Series, or potentially even the Royal Rumble.

Fresh and compelling needs to be the way forward for WWE heading into wrestlings silly season.

Having Roman Reigns return at the Rumble and win it is interesting, and would please a lot of people, but maybe something even more dire than that needs to occur. Lets not forget that Undertaker’s streak is over, and even if Taker was to perform at next years show, the big draw for WrestleMania began slipping the moment Undertaker shockingly stayed down for the three count in New Orleans last April.

Reigns, nor Daniel Bryan, or even Sting would be able to draw the crowd like Undertaker (with his streak still alive) would have.

WWE really do have a problem going forward, and need to do something quickly.

Maybe a little less about the $9.99, and more about creating something fresh and new should be on WWE’s agenda right now.