Brock Lesnar took down the men's Royal Rumble match, a conclusion that many felt for granted after the Beast lost the WWE title to Bobby Lashley earlier in the night. In the aftermath of his Royal Rumble triumph, the former Universal Champion announced that he will challenge Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38.
Meanwhile, WWE has added Lesnar to this year's Elimination Chamber Match (to be held in Saudi Arabia). Brock will share the ring with five other men, including new WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. If Lesnar manages to win, we will see a battle between champions in the 38th edition of the 'Showcase of the Immortals'
In the latest edition of his podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette harshly criticized the epilogue of the men's Royal Rumble match.
Jim Cornette slams the Royal Rumble match
"It was not announced that Brock Lesnar would participate in the men's Royal Rumble match with the number 30, even if many fans had imagined it after what had happened earlier in the evening" - began Jim Cornette.
“Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre were the last two athletes to remain in the ring. The sequence that allowed the Beast to win was frankly embarrassing. McIntyre missed a kick, Brock picked him up and knocked him out of the ring in a matter of seconds.
Drew is not involved in the title run at the moment, but he came out of the Royal Rumble with broken bones. We are talking about a former world champion, who has not received adequate treatment. Four f ***** and hours of the show to arrive at a ridiculous conclusion ”- he analyzed.
WWE is struggling to sell all tickets for WrestleMania 38, which takes place on April 3 and 4, 2022. “The biggest problem is filling the same stadium for two consecutive nights. We are talking about 200,000 tickets, I don't know if I understand the idea.
Will they find 200,000 people willing to pay for a ticket for two evenings? It is not easy for anyone. Perhaps the Rolling Stones could accomplish such a feat" - explained Cornette. The two-time WWE Champion's entry was a shock, as he was expected to miss months of action.
Johnny Knoxville's involvement was fun. He took multiple finishing moves before getting eliminated by Sami Zayn, who got his revenge. This Royal Rumble Match endured more than its fair share of negatives, with no moment more unfortunate than Kofi Kingston's elimination.
He was pushed off the top by Kevin Owens and was supposed to land on the side of the barricade, but his feet touched the floor. Well, it had to happen one year.