30 Man Royal Rumble
Doomfist (3:42-10:43) Fourth eliminated; One elimination – Master Chief
Jack-6 (3:42-14:36) Seventh eliminated; Three eliminations – Carnage, Mr. Meseeks, Captain Planet
Carnage (4:49-8:57) First eliminated; No eliminations
Captain Planet (5:55-11:48) Fifth eliminated; No eliminations
Mr. Meseeks (7:02-9:40) Third eliminated; No eliminations
Master Chief (8:08-9:09) Second eliminated; No eliminations
Leonidas (9:15-13:39) Sixth eliminated; One elimination – Doomfist
Tien (10:21-17:39) Tenth eliminated; One elimination – Kazuya
Kazuya Mishima (11:29-16:28) Eighth eliminated; No eliminations
Jesus (12:37-22:44) Thirteenth eliminated; One elimination – Leonidas
Hulk (13:43-23:24) Fifteenth eliminated; Two eliminations – Jack-6, Cooler
Ironman (14:49-17:35) Ninth eliminated; No eliminations
Cooler (15:57-22:51) Fourteenth eliminated; One elimination – Tien
Jack Sparrow (17:06-20:56) Eleventh eliminated; One elimination – Ironman
Darth Maul (18:12-22:12) Twelfth eliminated; No eliminations
Darth Malak (19:20-27:11) Sixteenth eliminated; No eliminations
Captain Falcon (20:28-36:28) Twenty-seventh eliminated; Four eliminations – Jack Sparrow, Darth Maul, Space Ghost, Cell
Spawn (21:33-29:07) Nineteenth eliminated; Three eliminations – Jesus, Hulk, Scorpion
Space Ghost (23:12-27:59) Seventeenth eliminated; No eliminations
Skeeter Valentine (24:56-29:25) Twentieth eliminated; No eliminations
Scorpion (26:03-28:10) Eighteenth eliminated; One elimination – Darth Malak
Saitama (27:16-32:10) Twenty-second eliminated; One elimination – Spawn
Ryu (28:22-36:03) Twenty-sixth eliminated; One elimination – Skeeter
Rick Sanchez (29:33-32:01) Twenty-first eliminated; No eliminations
Raiden (30:40-32:40) Twenty-third eliminated; One elimination – Saitama
Optimus Prime (31:46-35:12) Twenty-fourth eliminated; Two eliminations – Rick, Raiden
Cell (32:53-36:00) Twenty-fifth eliminated; One elimination – Optimus Prime
Captain Ginyu (34:07-41:54) Twenty-ninth eliminated; One elimination – Ryu
Super Android 13 (35:14-) Three eliminations – Captain Falcon, Ash, Captain Ginyu
Ash Ketchum (36:20-40:54) Twenty-eighth eliminated; No eliminations
Longest time – Captain Falcon (16:00)
Shortest time – Master Chief (1:01)
Most eliminations – Captain Falcon (4)
Least eliminations – Too many to list
Biggest surprise – How poorly most of the members of the TMN Green Elimination Chamber match did; Mid-card and Thunder wrestlers going through the roster (Captain Falcon and Spawn)
Biggest disappointment – Ash Ketchum’s performance
Breakout star of the night – Captain Falcon and Spawn
There were really good spots throughout the match. Most of Tien’s bouts were really well-paced, as was Captain Falcon’s. One of the biggest takeaways from this Royal Rumble is how poorly the members from the TMN Green Elimination Chamber title match did. Ash and Raiden performed terrible, and Hulk and Jack-6 had super unlucky draws. I’m surprised Yusuke, Jin, and Zamasu weren’t participants. It’ll be interesting to see why those three huge draws were absent. Overall, it was a surprising Royal Rumble. A lot of wrestlers who aren’t normal main-eventers carried the action. Hopefully there will be some pushes soon for these guys.
I don’t think there’s a chance Android 13 can beat Moon Knight, but it could pose as an interesting cash-in for the Money in the Bank contract holder.
One of the bigger takeaways from this Royal Rumble is the apparent stable formed among Jin, Cooler, and Static Shock. Jin and his posse gave Android 13 the stare-down after the Royal Rumble ended. Could we see a reunion, or at least a truce, among the members of Civil War to take down this new threat?
Nina Williams and Jinx vs. Slaughter Sisters
Inaugural Women’s Tag Team Championship
Jinx and Candy Cane kick things off. Candy Cane hits a gnarly elbow and follows it with a leg DDT. Candy Cane tags in Harley Quinn. Harley briefly continues her partner’s offense. However, Jinx lands a Suplex and tags in Nina Williams. Nina connects on a devastating top-rope dropkick. Harley tries to get in the hot tag, but Nina prevents it. Harley “tags” in Candy Cane. Raditz must be biased against Jinx and Nina Williams. Nina tags in Jinx. Jinx hits a Flying Cutter. Jinx then tags in Nina. Nina and Jinx preform a Springboard Spike Piledriver onto Candy Cane. Candy Cane tags in Harley. Nina then tags in Jinx. Harley goes for the cover, but it’s just a one-count. Jinx lands a DDT and then tags Nina back in. Nina locks in another Surfboard submission. Harley kicks out of it.
Nina then goes for the cover. It’s just a near-fall. Harley retaliates with a series of kicks to the side and back and includes a Spinning Hurricanranna. Jinx and Candy Cane both get tagged in. Jinx goes for a quick cover on Candy Cane. It’s only a one-count. Jinx Spears Candy Cane and again goes for the pin. This time it results in a two-count. Jinx then lands a Superkick. Nina runs interference and takes out Harley Quinn. One, two, three! Ring the bell!
The Slaughter Sisters looked surprisingly strong in their championship match. I thought their trickery and teamwork could prove too much for Jinx and Nina Williams. The best part of the match was then ending, when the newly crowned champions used the belts to attack the Slaughter Sisters.