Prior to the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match, Sasha Banks and Vickie Guerrero reflect on the enormous influence of the late WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero.02/01/2018 - 18:15
An explosive mix of returning, established and up-and-coming Superstars put themselves into the driver's seat as The Road to WrestleMania begins with a historic Royal Rumble event.02/01/2018 - 11:45
During Royal Rumble 2018 weekend, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H recognized the generosity and inspiration of high school classmates Charles Thompson Jr. and Shaunquis before introducing them to a few of their favorite Superstars.01/29/2018 - 01:15
The New Day's Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods show off the muscle they brought to the 2018 Men's Royal Rumble Match and make a big prediction about what the WWE Universe should watch for at Royal Rumble 2019.01/29/2018 - 00:15
The Return of Hustle, Loyalty, Respect
NEW YORK -- As John Cena's surprise entry -- and even more stunning win -- in the Royal Rumble Match tonight proved, you can't keep a good "Champ" down, even if he doesn't have gold around his waist.
New York City's Madison Square Garden erupted -- and the Superstars' jaws (especially Triple H's) dropped -- when the familiar barbs of Cena's entrance music blared, signaling his return to WWE and entry as No. 30 in the Royal Rumble Match. The former WWE Champion was the last person anyone had expected to see. When Randy Orton helped put Cena out with a torn pectoral tendon in late September and effectively ended his WWE Championship reign, doctors predicted that he would be out for up to a year.
But tonight, just four months after his injury, Cena defied the doctors, the odds and all doubters. He looked into the eyes of his final opponents in the Rumble, Triple H and Batista and said, "Come and get some." Cena sent a clear and convincing message: "The Champ" is back and he's heading to WrestleMania. Videos: Cena's Road to Recovery
Tonight marked the first time Cena has won the 30-man Royal Rumble. But his victory wasn't about a milestone; it was about the beginning of his road to redemption. Cena couldn't help grinning as he soaked the cheers of his adoring fans.
As the New York faithful chanted his name, Cena's smile widened. But none of the World Champions in WWE were smiling, especially Orton, the man who put him out. Cena now has earned the right to face any World Champion in WWE in the main event at WrestleMania. Does he want to take back the title he never lost in the ring and get the ultimate revenge on Orton on the grandest stage of them all?
Or does Cena have his eyes on a different prize? Perhaps the former WWE Champion will shed some light on his return and his plans Monday night on Raw.