Detailed Royal Rumble Fan Fest Report (w/ Videos): Sheamus & Kofi In Action, Ryback, NXT Tourney
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Justin introduced the next match, which is a divas match. The first one to come out was Natalya, who faced Alicia Fox. Both of them got big pops and had a competitive match. At the end, Natalya defeated Fox via submission with the Sharpshooter.
The next match was from NXT, and it was Rick Victor vs. Percy Watson. This was a hard and vicious battle, which Rick won with a roll up while holding in to Percy's tights for the win.
Justin was acting like he couldn't speak anymore as the announcer. He introduced the fans to Albert Del Rio's personal announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez. Ricardo asked the fans, "How are you doing Phoenix?" The crowd went crazy, and they were happy to see him. Ricardo introduced the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio in Spanish. Alberto went around the ring hi-fiving the fans. Alberto went inside the ring and the fans chanted his name. Alberto told the fans "thank you," and that he was happy to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. He also told the fans that he will walk out of The Royal Rumble with the World Heavyweight Championship. At the end, Alberto thanked the fans again and said he will see them at the Royal Rumble. Ricardo and Alberto went out of the ring to sign autographs and take pictures.
Justin Roberts asked everyone, "Are you ready for some more diva action?" Everyone said, "Yes" and they couldn't wait for the match to begin. This was a NXT Divas Tag Team Match. Paige and Sasha Banks came out first hi-fiving the fans and then entering the rings. Emma and Summer Rae came out next and Emma was doing this weird dance. Summer didn't like it at all. These four girls did a wonderful job in the ring. Sasha and Paige dominated throughout the match, and every now and then Summer and Emma would gain the advantage. Paige and Sasha Banks won the match after Paige pinned Summer Rae.
After the match was over, Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow came out. The fans booed for them and both of them talked about how they are going to beat Team Hell No for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Damien was going to ask a fan to answer his 3 questions, but he passed and decided to give it to Cody. These 3 questions had to do with the Royal Rumble tag team titles. Cody got them all right and the fans booed. Cody introduced the fans with a pen that Damien's ancestors used to sign the Declaration of Independence. Cody told the fans this was the pen that Damien was going to sign autographs. Instead, Cody said they are going to pardon themselves from the ring.
Justin introduces the next NXT Match. The first one to come out was Jake Carter, who faced Bray Wyatt. Before the match started, Wyatt introduced himself to Phoenix and talked about his passion in the ring and out. Bray was getting the fans to get behind him. Most of the fans did cheer for him, and they were impressed with his wrestling skills. Bray dominated the match pinned Jake.
Justin announced the last match, which was Sheamus vs. Heath Slater (with Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal). This was an entertaining match. Sheamus took care of Drew and Jinder when Heath was down in the ring. At the end of this match, Sheamus used the Brogue Kick on Heath and pinned him. Sheamus then posed in the ring for the fans, and then went outside to sign autographs and taking pictures.
Justin Roberts thanked everyone for coming to the Royal Rumble Fan Fest. He also told us to drive safely and they will see the fans tomorrow at the Royal Rumble.
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