WWE Royal Rumble 2017
Royal Rumble (2017) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on January 29, 2017, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This was the thirtieth event under the Royal Rumble chronology. The event was also the second Royal Rumble to be held in the Alamodome, after 1997, and the fourth to be held in the state of Texas (1989, 1997, and 2007). Eight matches were contested at the event, including three on the pre-show. In the main event, Randy Orton won the titular Royal Rumble match, making him the seventh multiple Rumble winner. In another prominent match, John Cena defeated AJ Styles to capture his record thirteenth WWE Championship and his sixteenth overall world championship, tying Ric Flair’s official record. Also on the card, Kevin Owens retained the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns in a no disqualification match, Charlotte Flair retained the Raw Women’s Championship against Bayley, and Neville defeated Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.