The Royal Rumble is now behind us and although the winner of the big match was Randy Orton, there were still a few things that fans thought they’d see but they didn’t: surprises.
After the dust had settled from the event there were a few title changes including an epic encounter between John Cena and AJ Styles that might already be a lock for WWE match of the year, however there were some people who weren’t impressed.
One of the people who immediately threw shade on the encounter just happens to be one of the men who participated in the 6-star Dave Meltzer rated match at NJPW WrestleKingdom earlier this month.
Kazuchika Okada was a man of few words when wrote the following about the match:
AJ/Cena < Okada/Omega #RoyalRumble
— オカダ・カズチカ (@rainmakerXokada) January 30, 2017
ROH/NJPW star Will Ospreay tweeted back at the Japanese sensation with some words of warning to Okada for making such a remark about the match-of-the-night at the 2017 Royal Rumble:
Although Okada might have hated on the Cena/Styles match a little, Lance Storm had nothing but good things to say about the WWE Championship match at last night’s Rumble.
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) January 30, 2017
Tye Dillinger made his WWE main roster debut last night at the Royal Rumble when he came out as the 10th entrant. The entire Alamodome popped hard for the Perfect 10, and chants of “10” echoed throughout the audience of just over 50,000 members of the WWE Universe. Dillinger tweeted out the following short message last night to show his gratitude.
Enzo Amore has never been known to be one to shy away from opinion, and he certainly let it out in a tweet last night following his elimination from the Royal Rumble match by Brock Lesnar.
It took the former WWE/UFC champ to eliminate me from the royal rumble. Shoulda won that jawn.
— Enzo Amore (@WWEAaLLday21) January 30, 2017
CM Punk wanted to let fans know where he was all weekend and didn’t hesitate to make it known that he had other things to do besides watch the event which marked the 3rd anniversary of him walking out of WWE.
I don't have enough words to properly thank all involved w/the entire all star weekend. Thanks for letting me be a small part. @nhl
— Coach (@CMPunk) January 30, 2017