A couple of noteworthy things happened at the Royal Rumble pay per view. First of all, it was Randy Orton that won the Royal Rumble, and he earned himself a title shot in the main event of Wrestlemania. The other big thing that happened is John Cena winning the World Championship as he tied Ric Flair for the most in WWE history. Both of them have 16 now.
It is believed that Cena won the title at the Royal Rumble as it was the match with a big audience watching and the company saw the opportunity to make a big moment out of in and give Cena his record-tying 16th reign as the World Champion in front of over 50,000 people in the stands. But, that is not the only reason for this title change.
It seems that WWE officials have been planning for a long time to give the title to Bray Wyatt. So, whoever won the title at the Royal Rumble, he was destined to drop the title to the Eater Of Worlds. The company prepared everything to give the push to Wyatt no matter what, and they knew that he needed a big win.
WWE officials felt that Wyatt pinning Cena and taking away the title from him would be a better option and that Wyatt would get even more over if Cena lays down for the three count rather than AJ Styles. Right now, it is planned for Wyatt to face Orton at the grandest stage of them all and many people are saying that Bray is finally getting the chance that he deserves.