WWE Royal Rumble
January 26, 2020
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE KICK OFF SHOW
SHEAMUS vs. CHAD GABLE
Gable tries for a single leg take down, but Sheamus just shrugs him off. Gable grabs the arm of Sheamus, but Sheamus gives Gable a right forearm and then wrenches on the arm of Gable. Gable tries to fight loose, but Sheamus grabs the hair of Gable and slams him to the mat.
Sheamus picks up Gable and puts him in the corner before nailing him with a European uppercut. Sheamus sends Gable off the rope and Gable runs at him before delivering a high crossbody, sending both men up and over the ropes.
Back in the ring now, Sheamus gains control again and sends Gable shoulder first into the ringpost. Sheamus doesn’t stop there and picks up Gable to deliver a shoulder breaker on Gable. Sheamus starts to stomp away on the should of Gable, but Gable fights up and delivers some chops to Sheamus, but Sheamus hits Gable with a back elbow, taking Gable down to the mat.
Sheamus starts to work the hand and wrist of Gable as he screams in pain. Sheamus has seemed to have gone to the Marty Scurll school of joint manipulation as he works on the fingers of Gable continuously. Gable fights out, but Sheamus kicks Gable out onto the apron before delivering his 10 Beats of the Bodrhan, but he doesn’t stop at 10! He continues to beat down Gable before yelling “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED” to the crowd.
Gable starts to fight back and hits two flipping bicycle kicks to Sheamus before stomping away on the left leg of Sheamus. Gable goes up top and tries for a moonsault, but Sheamus up and catches him. He looks to slam him, but Gable reverses into a DDT and plants Sheamus! Sheamus gets up and Gable pushes Sheamus into the corner before rolling through and delivering his German Suplex with a pin, but Sheamus just barely kicks out at 2.
Sheamus tries to fight up and hit a crucifix back breaker, but Gable reverses into a crucifix pin, but only gets a two count. Sheamus gets up and NAILS Gable with his Brogue Kick to pick up the victory out of nowhere.
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
ANDRADE “CIEN” ALMAS vs. HUMBERTO CARRILLO
Carrillo came out aggressively, but Andrade fights back hard and sends Carrillo out of the ring. Andrade throws Carrillo back in and he locks in a Cross Arm Breaker along the ropes, utilizing all of the 5 count.
Carrillo tries to fight back, but Andrade locks in an arm bar on Carrillo and he’s really focusing on that arm. Carrillo fights back up and tries to nail his springboard arm drag, but Almas just slams Carrillo to the mat. Andrade picks up Carrillo and he goes for a DDT, but Carrillo pushes Andrade to the outside before hitting an Asai moonsault.
Carillo sends Andrade back in the ring and then he delivers the three amigos, taking a page out of the late great Eddie Guerrero. He goes for the 3rd, but Carrillo hits him with the 3rd one! Carrillo looks to pick up Andrade, but Andrade counters and throws Carrillo into the turnbuckle by his head and he looks stunned.
Andrade sets up he hits the double knees and goes for the cover, but Carrillo kicks out. The two men get up and start to trade chops back and forth, but Andrade starts to hit heavy forearms. He bounces off the ropes, but runs into a big super kick from Carrillo! He goes for the cover, but Andrade kicks out!
Carrillo goes up to the top turnbuckle, but Andrade counters with a running kick to the side of the face. The two fight on the top rope, but Carrillo gets the advantage and nails a top rope hurricanrana! Both men in the center of the ring and Carrillo tries for a jumping hurricanrana into a pin, but Andrade reverses into a rollup of his own and gets the 3 count to pick up the surprise victory!
Winner AND STILL WWE United States Champion: Andrade “Cien” Almas
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