Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As noted, Steve Austin recently discussed Roman Reigns entering the Royal Rumble at #30 on his podcast. While the move garnered the ire of many fans, Austin called it "a fantastic idea" as it made Randy Orton winning more of a surprise.
"Everything made sense for me, so I enjoyed the s--t out of it," Austin said of Reigns entering the Rumble in the last spot. "A lot of people s--t on Roman Reigns in the 30 spot. I popped because I'm thinking, 'dude, here's the setup, guys. Something's up.' And then, [Chris] Jericho gets out, so there's the three [remaining entrants, Reigns, Randy Orton, and Bray Wyatt], so you got two heels and a baby. You know it's going to be a double-team. You know Roman Reigns is somehow going to defeat two heels again and he's going to win the f--king Rumble. Setup.
"I smelled a rat from the beginning and I just couldn't believe what I was going to end up seeing. He goes to charge Randy Orton, spear, and, of course, Randy Orton connects with an RKO. Boom. Over the top rope. Randy wins. I thought Roman Reigns in the 30 spot was a fantastic idea and great booking."
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