***UPDATE: The event is in the books and we encourage you to check out our complete Royal Rumble 2014 results recap and post-event reactions by clicking here.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is bringing professional wrestling fans its annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) event later this evening (Jan. 26, 2014) at 8 p.m. ET LIVE from inside the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
What does this have to do with mixed martial arts (MMA)?
Nothing, so if you can't loosen up and have a little fun, then head over to our comprehensive UFC on FOX 10 results stream and cleanse yourself with a litany of fight-related stories (click here to dive in).
This year's Royal Rumble -- one of the promotion's "Big Four" PPV events -- is anchored by the 30-man over-the-top-rope tournament, which will name the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship and effectively kick off the "Road to WrestleMania."
Elsewhere on the card, Randy Orton defends a pair of straps against top babyface John Cena, while former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar tries to get revenge on The Big Show. In addition, one-time MMA fighter Batista returns to the squared circle against former Pride FC fighter Alberto Del Rio.
See, this event does have ties to combat sports!
We'll be bringing you LIVE results as they happen right here on MMAmania.com. However, if you want to dig a little deeper and catch a full play-by-play of each bout, as well as read in-depth post-match analysis, then we encourage you to check out the fine work our very own Geno Mrosko is doing over at CageSide Seats by clicking here.
The action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET with the online pre-show, featuring The New Age Outlaws against The Rhodes Bros. for the tag team titles, immediately followed by the live Royal Rumble PPV stream at 8 p.m. ET.
Now, on with the show.
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2014 QUICK RESULTS:
Batista eliminates Roman Reigns to win 30-Superstar Royal Rumble Match
Randy Orton def. John Cena via pinfall to retain WWE championship
Brock Lesnar def. The Big Show via pinfall (F5!)
Bray Wyatt def. Daniel Bryan via pinfall
The New Age Outlaws def. Cody Rhodes & Goldust via pinfall to become new tag-team champions
As with any live results thread, we encourage you to sound off in the comments section below before, during, and after the event. It always turns out to be a good time.
Enjoy the show!