Fighting

Charlotte, Owens retain; Neville, Gallows, Anderson win belts at WWE Royal Rumble

U.S. Champ Chris Jericho and WWE Universal Champ Kevin Owens are still atop the Raw mountain after the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 29 live on WWE Network from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
U.S. Champ Chris Jericho and WWE Universal Champ Kevin Owens are still atop the Raw mountain after the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 29 live on WWE Network from the Alamodome in San Antonio.

WWE Universal Champ Kevin Owens defeated Roman Reigns with help from Braun Strowman in a No DQ match during the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 29 live on WWE Network from the Alamodome in San Antonio.

In this hard-hitting battle, Stroman attacked Reigns to the delight of the crowd, leading to the Owens victory. A once frantic Chris Jericho -- while watching suspended above the ring in a Shark cage -- breathed a big sigh of relief with the surprise inclusion of Strowman.

Obviously, Strowman did not make the List. Your referee Chad Patton.

Charlotte Flair retained the WWE Raw women’s title by defeating fan favorite Bayley in an action-packed opener. Your referee Shawn Bennett.

Neville made Rich Swann submit to become the new WWE Cruiserweight champ. Neville is the king of the cruiserweights. Yout referee Darrick Moore.

JoJo and Greg Hamilton were the ring announcers. Berkely Ottman the timekeeper. Everyone’s favorite Funkai provided commentary for the Japanese audience.

The event attracted more than 52,000 fans.

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Pre-show results

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson won the WWE Raw tag team titles by defeating Cesaro and Sheamus (with two referees) during the pre-show.

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Nia Jax defeated Sasha Banks.

Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi defeated Smackdown Women’s champ Alexa Bliss, the returning Mickie James and Natalya. Naomi pinned Bliss.

Upcoming

30-Man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania 33

WWE Champ AJ Styles vs. John Cena.

WWE Kickoff Show on WWE Network featured panelists and WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels, Booker T and Jerry The King Lawler along with radio DJ and WWE superfan Peter Rosenberg and WWE broadcaster Renee Young. The special two-hour kickoff streamed live on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

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- WWE WrestleMania 33 Orlando

WWE WrestleMania 33 is Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Camping World Stadium, formerly Citrus Bowl Stadium, in Orlando.

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- Taz Show Post Rumble Coverage

CBS Sports Radio will broadcast a new live edition of THE TAZ SHOW: BODYSLAMS & BEYOND – following wrestling’s annual major winter pay-per-view event The Royal Rumble – on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. ET.

Sports broadcaster and former ECW wrestler/WWE sports entertainer Taz will host the three-hour show, joined by special guests Evan Roberts of the “Joe and Evan Show” on WFAN and Mike Johnson of PW Insider, to discuss the night’s biggest winners, biggest losers and best wrestling moves.

After his in-ring career ended, Taz called thew action for TNA and WWE.

In addition to airing the special on more than 200 CBS Sports Radio affiliated stations and 13 CBS RADIO owned sports stations, a live audio and video stream will be available online at TazShow.com, and later as on-demand content. This will serve as the Monday, Jan. 30 edition of THE TAZ SHOW.

Among the CBS RADIO sports stations broadcasting THE TAZ SHOW: BODYSLAMS & BEYOND special are: WFAN 101.9 FM and 660 AM (New York), 670 The Score (Chicago), 105.3 The Fan (Dallas), SportsRadio 610 (Houston), 106.7 The Fan (Washington, D.C.) SportsRadio 94WIP (Philadelphia), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Boston), 560 WQAM (Miami), 97.1 The Ticket (Detroit), 105.7 The Fan (Baltimore), 93.7 The Fan (Pittsburgh), 1140 KHTK (Sacramento) and 92.3 The Fan (Cleveland).

To find a local CBS Sports Radio broadcast, look for a local station here.

- WWE Raw, SmackDown Live

To catch the fallout from the Royal Rumble, watch WWE Raw at 8 p.m. ET Monday and WWE SmackDown Live at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday - both on USA Network.

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