Watch: Triple H's backstage preparation for 2016 Royal Rumble was intense

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Well, that's it for another year, the 2016 Royal Rumble is in the books. 30 men entered the ring hoping to finish Sunday night as the WWE's Heavyweight Champion but only Triple H achieved his goal.

The leader of The Authority was the 30th and final entrant into the match, and he saw off Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, Roman Reigns and, finally, Dean Ambrose to get his hands on the title.


But, judging by the intensity of the 46-year-old as he waited backstage to make his entrance, there'd have been few Superstars capable of stopping him. How do we know this? The WWE have just released a video showing HHH's preparation, and post-Rumble celebrations.


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With all the drama, speculation and rumor that surrounds WWE these days, it is sometimes easy to forget just how much pressure and intensity surrounds the wrestlers themselves as they prepare to go to work.

Watching the above video, though, is a reminder to everyone just how much the Royal Rumble means to its competitors.

As for the post-event celebrations, they're fairly tame in comparison to some we've seen in the past. Considering it was Triple H's first in-ring action for months, however, maybe the veteran was simply exhausted by the experience.

Glory and defeat

In stark contrast, the WWE also posted a short video of Roman Reigns backstage as he contemplated losing the title he had called his own before the Rumble began. 

We say short because Reigns was in no mood to talk as he heading back to the locker room:

It was clearly a tense night for everyone involved, and you can bet this won't be the last time in 2016 that these two men come away from a pay-per-view with contrasting emotions.

WWE fans: Were you happy with the 2016 Royal Rumble, what was your highlight of the event? Have your say in the comments below...

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