Prior to the main event of the evening, Roman Reigns cut a promo in which he vowed to win the Royal Rumble and main event WrestleMania for the fifth time. He introduced The Usos, but their promo was interrupted by King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. A back-and-forth gave way to a staredown heading into the commercial break.
The heels worked over Jey Uso for the early portion of the bout until a hot tag to Jimmy sparked a momentary babyface comeback. An appearance by The Revival, described by the commentary team as members of King Corbin's Court, allowed the heels to regain control of the bout.
Reigns reappeared heading into the final break of the night.
Action broke down following the commercial, with The Usos unloading on the heels. As Corbin established dominance, Reigns unleashed a spear on Corbin, drawing the disqualification. Before The Big Dog could further punish his rival, Robert Roode came from out of nowhere, planting Reigns on the floor.
The heels beat down Reigns and The Usos, taunting the former by bringing him face-to-face with his fallen family members. Roode put an exclamation point on the attack with a spinebuster on the commentary table. Ziggler added an elbow drop through the table for good measure.
Corbin and Ziggler defeated The Usos via disqualification
One of the things WWE does really well is faction warfare, something that was on display in the closing moments of the night's show.
Just as Reigns and The Usos thought they had gained the upper hand on the heels, Roode returned to turn the tide in the villains' favor. The battle for supremacy between the trios, with the wildcards of The Revival lurking, has made for the best main event feud in the company.
The question now is whether WWE Creative can sustain the momentum heading into and coming out of the Royal Rumble, where it is unlikely it will come to a head. Does WWE have enough fresh content to keep fans engaged leading to the inevitable blow-off?
For now, let the writing team revel in the fact that it provided a damn good conclusion to this episode, making two straight fantastic broadcasts for the blue brand.