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The 2016 Royal Rumble is in the books. If the event were billed at a 30-man Royal Rumble match but truly one versus all, the only number you need remember from the 2016 event is 14. Fourteen because that’s the number of World Title reigns owned by Triple H. “The Game” entered the Royal Rumble at the 30th and final entrant and eliminated both Roman Reigns and then Dean Ambrose to claim his 14th World Championship.

If that’s spoiling the Rumble for you then realize this, WWE booking for weeks had been begging for Reigns to get his comeuppance from The Game. After Reigns knocked out HHH after Reigns won his first WWE World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series, he did the same at Tables, Ladders & Chairs where Reigns lost a TLC match to Sheamus. In other words, Reigns had all of this coming to him, all of it.

The Rumble match wasn’t a complete wash though. Sami Zayn entered to continue his life-long feud with Kevin Owens and even eliminated Owens. But the best surprise entrant of the night?

That guy. The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles. You know, the 2015 Wrestling Observer Wrestler of the Year. We told you a few weeks ago when AJ Styles said his goodbyes to NJPW that he was headed to the WWE. When he debuted at #3, in the same backyard as TNA for over a decade – the Amway Center exploded in cheers. He even lasted over 30 minutes in the Rumble match too. Which immediately begs the question – are we getting Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens at WrestleMania in Dallas or could we get Styles/Owens? Oh my.

The other big development out of the Royal Rumble? The Diva’s Division. Yes, the Diva’s had a showcase match as the match before the Rumble and Becky Lynch was made into a star. True, the match was booked rather smartly with Charlotte using all of her tricks, including Ric Flair going back to his kiss stealin’ days in order to retain her Diva’s Championship. However, the return of “The Boss” Sasha Banks not only earned the biggest pop of the night that wasn’t New Day Or AJ Styles related but she made it clear that she’s going after the Diva’s Championship. Revolutionary teams are dead. Everyone’s going for dolo now and the rest of the world is happy.

We’ll breakdown more with the fallout of tomorrow night’s RAW. Til then, here are the full Royal Rumble 2016 results via UPROXX.

WWE Royal Rumble 2016 Results:

Kickoff Match: Jack Swagger and Mark Henry defeated The Ascension, The Dudley Boyz, and Damien Sandow and Darren Young. This earned Henry and Swagger spots in the Royal Rumble match.

1. Last Man Standing Match: Dean Ambrose (c) defeated Kevin Owens.Ambrose retained after shoving Owens off the top rope through two tables at ringside.

2. Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day (c) defeated The Usos.Before the match, Xavier Woods debuted his new trombone, Francesca II. New Day retained the championship after countering a top rope splash attempt into The Big Ending.

3. United States Championship: Kalisto defeated Alberto Del Rio (c). Kalisto pinned Del Rio with a Salida del Sol to win his second United States Championship.

4. Divas Championship Match: Charlotte (c) defeated Becky Lynch. Ric Flair interfered, tossing his jacket in Becky’s face. Charlotte hit a spear to win the match and retain the championship. After the match, Sasha Banks came to the ring, challenged Charlotte, teased an allegiance and ultimately locked her in the Banks Statement.

5. Royal Rumble Match: Triple H was the winner. AJ Styles made his WWE debut, entering at #3. He lasted in the match until he was eliminated by Kevin Owens. Owens was eliminated by Sami Zayn in another unexpected moment. Near the middle of the match, Vince McMahon and the League of Nations pulled Roman out through the ropes and incapacitated him, putting him through a table. Roman was taken away by EMTs. Brock Lesnar was eliminated by the already-eliminated Wyatt Family in a 4-on-1 attack. Roman returned late in the match to get a batch of eliminations. Triple H entered at #30.

The final four were Triple H, Sheamus, Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Reigns eliminated Sheamus with a Superman Punch, only to be eliminated by Triple H. Triple H eliminated Ambrose to win the Rumble match and become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

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