The second match up for the Royal Rumble was for the US Championship as Rusev defended his US Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura.
The match ended when Nakamura moved out of the way with Lana on the apron, and Rusev knocking Lana off. The distraction allowed Nakamura to pick up the victory and the US Championship.
— WWE (@WWE) January 27, 2019
From winning the men’s Royal Rumble last year, to battling on the pre-show this year, the fall down the card has been a big one for Nakamura. While, the match wasn’t bad, the ending was lacking. Especially with Lana magically losing her accent.