Detailed Royal Rumble Fan Fest Report (w/ Videos): Sheamus & Kofi In Action, Ryback, NXT Tourney
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Justin introduced everyone to Brodus Clay, who came out with the Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron). The ladies were wearing a sparkling silver one-piece cutout bodysuit. Brodus Clay comes out as the ladies were dancing. All 3 of them were getting in the ring to entertain the fans until 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal) came out. Heath challenged Brodus to a rock-off vs. a dance-off contest. Brodus agreed and 3MB started off first. 3MB did the air guitar routine and everyone has seen it before. After that, the Funkadactyls started dancing, and I was impressed with them. They were doing the splits and they even danced for Drew and Jinder. Both of them actually liked it and Heath told them don't fall for it. After the contest was finished, Justin asked the fans who won. There were some cheers, but mostly boos for 3MB. There were more cheers for the Funkadactyls and Brodus Clay, even though he didn't participate a lot. The winners are The Funkadactyls and Brodus Clay.
Justin introduced the NXT Qualifying Match between Bo Dallas and Conor O' Brian. This was a short match which Bo Dallas won via pinfall with a roll-up.
Justin introduced the next person and said 'crazy', but then he changed it to fun. It was AJ Lee, and she came out skipping around the ring as usual. She came out and asked the fans how they feel about Dolph Ziggler. The fans booed and AJ was shocked about it. She talked about how he was going to Royal Rumble, and said that he's the greatest boyfriend. That was about it, and she left.
Justin came out and he introduced the WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane). Kane starting talking first about putting their match at the Royal Rumble. Daniel was sad because it was raining outside. Kane asked him would it make him feel any better to give him a hug. They said the fans should hug, and the fans started hugging each other. Daniel did feel a little better, and the two of them hugged each other in the ring. Team Hell No talked about how they will go into their match and retain the tag team titles. Kane declared that he was going to win the Royal Rumble match. Daniel said, "No, I'm going to win the Royal Rumble match." Both of them kept arguing about who was going to win. The funniest part of the segment was Daniel saying and held up the word "No," and then he fell down on his back on his own. While Daniel was lying there, Kane said "Yes," and then left the ring.
Justin introduced the NXT Qualifying Match Royal Rumble Match Finals. It was Bo Dallas vs. Leo Kruger. It was an interesting match between the two men. At the end, Bo Dallas won the match and he will be part of the 30-Man Royal Rumble match. Justin came into the ring and congratulated him. He asked Bo how it feels to win the match. Bo says it was hard to describe it and he was exhausted because he just finished wrestling. He was shocked and excited to go to the Royal Rumble. He was posing and taunting the fans and saying he was going to the Royal Rumble. Justin said we are going to take a 15 minute intermission.
After intermission, we go to the next match. It was Drew McIntyre (with Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal) vs. Kofi Kingston. This was a funny, entertaining and fast-paced match. Kofi Kingston won with Trouble in Paradise.
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