Royal Rumble 2018:
The PPV opens with Seth Rollins' music and he comes out in an all new gear (as in the graphic). Nakamura follows and the fans cheer as both Superstars are introduced.
United States Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) Vs. Seth Rollins
The match starts with a lock-up, with Rollins getting the upper-hand and tossing Shinsuke out of the ring. Rollins dives outside and taunts for the fans. Back in the ring Rollins hits a snap suplex for a 1 count. A few minutes of grappling before Nakamura gets some serious strikes in. Nakamura wants to hit the knee into the gut with Rollins on the turnbuckle, but Rollins moves Naka hits the turnbuckle with his knee and Rollins with a Springboard clothesline. 9 minutes in, Rollins hits a schoolboy superkick for a 2 count. Nakamura goes on top and hits Rollins with a knee to the back of the head of Rollins for a 2 count. Seth now with a Buckle bomb on Nakamura and he follows it up with a Curb Stomp, but Shinsuke rolls out of the ring saving his title for the moment. Rollins looks to catch him off guard with another dive, but Nakamura catches him with a wicked kick. Back in the ring Shinsuke looks to kick his head off with the Kinshasa, but Rollins counters with a Superkick for another 2-count.
Nakamura goes on top and wants to hit the diving knee again. Rollins runs on top and hits his Superplex/Falcon Arrow combo for a 2 count. Seth now goes on top and hits a Frog Splash for another 2 count. Seth is in shock as the crowd chants "This is Awesome". They exchange strikes before Seth misses one and Shinsuke nails the inverted exploder for a 2-count. Nakamura goes for a Kinshasa but Rollins wisely rolls out of the ring. He gets back in but gets floored with a roundhouse kick. Nakamura goes on top, but Seth catches him mid-air and hits a Pedigree and follows it up with a Curb Stomp to Nakamura for the 1-2-3.
New United States Champion: Seth Rollins defeats Shinsuke Nakamura (c)
Match rating: ****1/2
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