This week on Friday Night SmackDown, a Triple Threat Match between King Corbin, Daniel Bryan, and The Miz was supposed to determine the number 1 contender for Bray Wyatt’s Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
However, Corbin was attacked before the match got started and Corbin said he could not continue so it was decided that it would be Bryan vs. Miz in a one-on-one match to kick off the second hour of the show. That match was derailed when Corbin’s security team attacked both men. Corbin then declared himself fit to wrestle when he learned that Reigns was told to leave the arena so the Triple Threat match was back on and it closed out the show.
As expected, Reigns made his way back to the arena and he took out Corbin and Dolph Ziggler at ringside. Michael Cole announced that Corbin and Reigns brawled out of the arena, leaving Miz and Bryan alone in the match. Bryan forced Miz to tap out to the “YES” lock to become the number 1 contender. The show closed with Wyatt on the titantron in the Firefly Fun House and he said that he is not sure if “he” is done with Daniel Bryan. The Wyatt vs. Bryan rematch was originally planned for the TLC pay-per-view but plans changed and it was held off for the Rumble.
Thus far, this is the only singles match confirmed for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Of course, there will be a Men’s and Women’s Rumble match to determine who will compete in the respective main events for WrestleMania.
As of yet, there have been no hints given on who Brock Lesnar will face at the Rumble or WrestleMania but you can click here to read about two big names who have been ruled out as his opponents. The WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view will happen on Sunday, January 26 from Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.