By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Final Four of the Royal Rumble at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania came down to Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Bálor, Roman Reigns and John Cena. Cena and Reigns previously won this battle royal.
Cena eliminated Bálor, as he threw him over the ropes. Reigns and Cena then double-teamed Nakamura, before Cena attacked Reigns.
Reigns then hit Cena with the superman punch. He goes for the spear on Cena, then gets the Attitude Adjustment from the C-Nation leader.
Nakamura then eliminated Cena. He was eliminated with a dropkick, as Cena was in between the ropes.
That made it Nakamura and Reigns as the final two in the ring. Nakamura then won the Royal Rumble after throwing Reigns over the top rope.
Nakamura now has a big decision to make as he has to pick his WrestleMania opponent on either Raw or Smackdown Live. This is the first-time that Nakamura won the Royal Rumble since joining the Smackdown Live roster last year after WrestleMania.
Nakamura will now have to choose between facing the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar — who has a title match later this evening against Kane and Braun Strowman — or facing WWE Champion AJ Styles on the Smackdown Live brand.
Lesnar has not been beaten since defeating Goldberg for the belt at WrestleMania 33 on April 2nd, 2017. Styles won the belt over Jinder Mahal in Manchester, England on November 7th, 2017.
The 37-year-old Nakamura was a two-time NXT Champion. He also won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship three-times. Nakamura was also the IWGP Intercontinental Champion five-times.
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