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WWE Royal Rumble 2019 results, live streaming coverage: Lesnar vs. Balor, Rousey vs. Banks

WWE Royal Rumble is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Jan. 27, 2019) from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona at 7:00 pm ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event. will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of Royal Rumble below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.

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Seth Rollins wins the Men’s Royal Rumble
Brock Lesnar def. Finn Balor
Daniel Bryan def. AJ Styles
Becky Lynch wins the Women’s Royal Rumble
Ronda Rousey def. Sasha Banks
Shane McMahon & The Miz def. The Bar
Asuka def. Becky Lynch
Buddy Murphy def Akira Tozawa, Kalisto, and Hideo Itami
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Rusev
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable def. Rezar & Scott Dawson


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The pre-show opens with Jonathan Coachman welcoming us to the show and introducing us to the preshow panel, which tonight consists of Beth Phoenix, Booker T, and Jerry “the King” Lawler. Additionally he informs us that both David “A-List” Otunga and the Heartbreak Kid himself, Shawn Michaels, will be joing the panel later. The panel run down the card and announce that John Cena is out of the Men’s Royal Rumble and Braun Strowman is in.

We go down on the stage with John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Charly Caruso for a little bit more hype and some discussion of the Raw Women’s Championship match between Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks. They pass back to the main panel for more discussion of said match. The Cruiserweight and United States Championship matches are up next for discussion and we go backstage with Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose.

Mandy says she’s a lot more than a killer body, just ask Naomi. She went after Jimmy Uso to drive her crazy and Sonya says she knows she wasn’t interested in Jimmy, which Rose confirms. They talk up the idea that one win tonight can push you to the top of the card at WrestleMania and tease a little dissension between them. Drake Maverick rolls into an interview backstage and says he’s looking forward to the title match tonight but he’s also still AOP’s manager so he’s been looking for their better interests.

They’ve been given an unconventional but welcome opportunity-- Rezar and Scott Dawson will be tagging together tonight with a chance at a future title opportunity on the line. Back to the panel for some more discussion and then a hype reel for the concept of the Royal Rumble. Panel discussion of the Women’s Royal Rumble Match follows, and Fabulous Truth crash the panel.

R-Truth has breaking news-- they’re both #30 in their Elimination Chamber matches too! Carmella says the real breaking news is that after they win tonight, the World’s Biggest Dance Break is coming to WrestleMania! Asked if they really believe they’re going to win, they say they will, then the crowd demands a dance break and they get one! Promos from Alexa Bliss and Samoa Joe talking about how they’re going to win their respective Rumbles follow.

The Universal Championship scene is up next for recap and panel discussion, and the WWE Championship follows shortly after. This segues into a promo from Daniel Bryan talking about the WWE Universe and their empty, unfulfilled lives and the Chase Field Royal Rumble Burger, which he throws on the ground and steps on. We then go to ringside for our first match of the evening.

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. Rezar & Scott Dawson

Dawson and Roode to start, collar and elbow, Scott with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, slide under, tag to Gable, hip toss denied, whip in to the corner. Corner lariat, Poetry in Motion monkey flip for one and Chad goes for an armbar. Dawson reaching, back to his feet, whip into the corner, up and over into a victory roll, no dice. Pinfall of his own, trading pins, turning crossbody gets Gable two more!

Off the ropes, deep arm drag into an old-timey flying headscissors, Scott hangs up in the ropes and ducks a dropkick before tagging Rezar in. Catapult into a chokeslam, clear the apron, clubbing crossfaces in the ropes and Dawson tags himself back in. Dropkick connects, bridging overhead belly-to-belly suplex, overhead elbow and the rear chinlock is applied. Escape, off the ropes, tag to Rezar and he breaks up a sunset flip attempted and hammers the Olympian repeatedly!

Tearing at Gable’s face, hard whip puts him sternum-first into the turnbuckles, trading strikes in the middle of the ring, Chad off the ropes and they have an incidental meeting of the minds that leaves both of them down and out. Rezar tags in, elevated choke lift... GABLE COUNTERS WITH A CROSS ARMBAR IN THE ROPES! Scott tags back, Chad tags Roode in and he comes in hot with lariats on lariats!

Whip, big back body drop, corner lariat for Rezar, spinning spinebuster! Shoulder thrust, diving blockbuster on Rezar, Dawson with an O’Connor roll and a handful of tights... NOPE! WAR Special from Rezar, Scott off the top with a missile dropkick but he hits his own partner! Tag champs run the big man off, Dawson blocks a pin, gets a pin of his own, but Bobby tags Chad back in...

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable win by pinfall with the neckbreaker / diving moonsault combination on Scott Dawson.

Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley roll up on JBL and Charly and interrupt with a question-- does anybody here know what it means to be All Mighty or a champion? He says Bob came here to dominate and eliminate and Lashley flexes before they leave. Panel discussion of the SmackDown Women’s Championship match follows, and when we head back to the panel proper, as promised, HBK and David Otunga have swapped in for Booker and Lawler.

They discuss the Men’s Royal Rumble match and then run the card down as a whole to shill for the WWE Network.

Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE United States Championship)

Rusev in hard with a double leg, shoulder thrust, roundhouse kick, only two! Elbow drops to the face, only a nearfall, straight suplexes, charging lariat sends the King of Strong Style to the floor! Headed out after him, breaking referee Danilo Anfibio’s count and Nakamura jumps over the steps before returning with a jumping kick off them and throwing the champion into the barricade.

Back in to break the count, running knee for one, disdainful stomp, big kick, only two! Knee to the side of the head into a guillotine choke but the Bulgarian Lion slings him off and throws a dropkick! Blocking punchs, throwing his own, scoop and a fallaway slam and Rusev has regained control. Charging shoulder, Shinjiro Ohtani spinning wheel kick... NOPE!

A punch to the head sends Shinsuke to the floor, Rusev is fired up, off the ropes... DIVE CUT OFF WITH A GAMENGIRI! Duck the roundhouse, land your own, Rusev comes closes to defending his title but can’t put Nakamura away! Stomp to the back, Accolade denied, kick lands, leg drop to the back of the neck, sliding Kinshasa... NOPE! Machka Kick denied, axehandle to the chest, basement superkick!

Calling for it, scoop into a Black Hole Slam but Nakamura cuts the followup off with an armbar! Shift to the triangle when Rusev keeps his hands clasped, reverse to a pin, trying for the deadlift, he’s got him up but Shinsuke reverses into a guillotine choke, reversed into a Jackhammer... NOT ENOUGH! Setting his challenger up in the corner, Nakamura slips out and trips him up... LANDSLIDE CAN’T PUT RUSEV DOWN!

Shades of his Chaos stablemate Toru Yano, Shinsuke untying the turnbuckle pad while Lana yells at him for cheating, he gets in her face and sidesteps when the Bulgarian Brute comes charging in and he ends up blasting his wife off the apron! Off the ropes...

Shinsuke Nakamura wins by pinfall with a running Kinshasa to the back of the neck to win the WWE United States Championship.

Back to the panel, they discuss tonight’s changes to the Men’s Royal Rumble Match before moving on to the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. We then go backstage for a Nikki Cross promo where she talks about how all the other women are trapped with her in the Royal Rumble and she’s gonna win. A recap of last night’s NXT TakeOver: Phoenix follows and HBK hypes the post-show brawl up.

As well, he announces a special NXT Halftime Heat for next Sunday-- DIY & Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black, Ricochet, & Velveteen Dream, with himself on special guest commentary.

Akira Tozawa vs. Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Hideo Itami vs. Kalisto (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

Murphy in everybody’s sights, Itami rolls to the floor and Tozawa goes for a schoolboy! Kalisto takes him off with one, trading pins, Buddy shoves Akira into the corner, block a sunset flip but the Stamina Monster grabs a headscissors octopus! Countered into a backbreaker, Kalisto with a double jump Frankensteiner attempt but Murphy caqtches him and hosses him up!

Float over, Kalisto snaps off a headscissors driver, Tozawa cuts him off, dropkick sends Buddy to the floor but the champ rams him into the barricade! Catch a dive from Kalisto, convert it into a suplex on the floor and Hideo returns! Standing firm in the middle of the ring, beckoning the champion back in. Snapmare into a shoot kick to the back, Murphy can play at the same game and they trade back and forth before Itami pastes him with palm strikes.

Boots in the corner, Hideo shifts to Kalisto, standing on the second rope, looking for a suplex but Murphy gets under him, powerbomb lift... TOZAWA WITH A SUICIDE DIVE THAT CRASHES INTO BOTH OF THEM AND KALISTO TURNS IT INTO A FRANKENSTEINER! Itami puts the babyfaces back in the ring, two count pin on each in turn, putting boots to them when Buddy comes from behind and Hideo dumps him to the floor.

The erstwhile KENTA back to stomping, Kalisto with the upkick and he monkey flips Akira off the apron into the champion! Enzuigiri for Itami, springboard sweated senton, off the ropes, duck a lariat, springboard tornillo! Shoulder thrust in the corner, California Roll... NOPE! Looking for Salida Del Sol, Buddy blocks and Lawn Darts him into Itami! Tozawa missile dropkick, crawl under, Saito suplex and the running knee... NOT ENOUGH!

Dragging the champ into position, Itami cuts Akira off in the turnbuckles, looks for Go 2 Sleep but Tozawa counters to a Frankensteiner! Off the ropes... SUICIDE HEADBUTT ON HIDEO! Buddy back body drops Kalisto over the ropes and into both of them before running them himself and taking flight... TOPE CON GIRO! Kalisto back in, headscissors driver on the champ... STILL NO!

Kalisto fired up and climbing, Tozawa from behind, Itami in the mix, jockeying for position, Murphy hits a Cheeky Nando’s into a Liger Bomb... AKIRA BREAKS IT UP! Big chops across Buddy’s chest, boot up in the corner, Tozawa up top for a diving crossbody but the champ catches him and rolls through... TOZAWA REVERSED TO A POISON FRANKENSTEINER BUT ITAMI PULLS HIM OFF THE PIN!

Everybody picking the bones, Kalisto hits Salida Del Sol on Hideo... NO GOOD! All four men down and out, slow to rise, trading shots, our heels lock eyes and go forearm for forearm! Strike rush, Buddy ducks the backfist, Itami eats a series of kicks, superkick party on Murphy! Kalisto roll-through kick, headscissors driver denied and Akira hits the 540 roundhouse kick!

Duck a knee from the champ... TOZAWA JAB! Jumping knee connects second try, Kalisto off the top... BUDDY MURPHY PLUCKS HIM OUT OF MIDAIR WITH A KNEE! Itami sidesteps, fireman’s carry, Go 2 Sleep blocked, spinning backfist connects, inverted facelock reversed into the jumping knee! Standing knee, pumphandle...

Buddy Murphy wins by pinfall with Murphy’s Law on Hideo Itami to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

Drew McIntyre gets a locker room promo where he calls the rest of the roster liars when they say they’ll face any pain for their dreams. Well he hurts people and winning the Royal Rumble isn’t his destiny, it’s a certainty, and he’s going to beat the Universal Champion at WrestleMania because he’s king of the Raw jungle.

The panel runs the card down one last time before offering picks on the biggest matches on the card to close the pre-show out.

The main show kicks off with a video package running us through the basic concept of the Royal Rumble and the history of the show and circling through our biggest matches.

Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)

Circling, collar and elbow, intense struggle and a stalemate! Back to the lockup and the struggle, Lynch with a side headlock, Asuka breaks with body blows, shoots her off, shoulder block gets a dropkick! Jawing in Japanese, Becky meets her with a shove and ducks a backfist before clocking her with a forearm! Off the ropews, sidestep the dropkick, shoving the champion aside and beckoning her in to fight!

Catch a punch, looking for the armbar, uppercuts, Asuka with leg kicks to put her on the mat, follow with a kick to the back and a cover that can’t even get one! Disdainful slaps and kicks from the champ, Lynch picks the leg, forearms, rolling solebutt, off the ropes, duck the lariat, flying forearm! Referee Jason Ayers warns her off, baseball slide but nobody’s home and Asuka slides back in to blast her off the apron with the running hip attack!

Empress of Tomorrow to the apron, Penalty Kick misses and Lynch pops up to join her with a Mafia kick! Dragging her to her feet, putting her into the edge of the ring a few times, headed back in but Asuka drags her out and gives a taste of her own medicine! Champion striking away, throwing her into the apron again, but Becky fires up into an exploder suplex into the barricade!

Back inside, cover for two, right hands, smashing her face into the turnbuckles, snap suplex... NOPE! Kneeling armbar to follow, mat slam to readjust but Asuka fires a hamstring kick for separation! Duck the solebutt, hit one of her own, runnig hip attack sidestepped and Becky unloads with forearms while the champ is in the ropes. Referee Jason Ayers admonishes her and Asuka capitalizes... ASUKA LOCK IN THE ROPES!

Lynch sidesteps a charge and the champion takes the post hard... DIS-ARM-HER IN THE TURNBUCKLES! Posing in the turnbuckles, dive... ASUKA CLIPS HER WINGS WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE! Throwing forearms, Asuka firing up, hard whip, she pops up to the second for a missile dropkick! Clutching the inujured arm, running hip attack in the corner, German suplex blocked, duck the back elbow, uraken connects!

German suplex on the second try, off the ropes, running hip attack... NOT ENOUGH! Asuka heads up top, nobody home on the missiel dropkick, pumphandle Rock Bottom from Becky... STILL NO! Asuka with a cross armbar out of nowhere, shift into the Asuka Lock but she doesn’t have all of it and Lynch rolls to the ropes for the break! Fired up and screaming, headbutt for forearm on the apron!

Slugging it out, Asuka blocks a kick and rains forearms down on the back of her neck! Looking for the German suplex but Becky hangs on and gets away with back elbows. Exploder suplex denied, referee Jason Ayers desperately trying to restore order, Asuka regains control... FISHERMAN BUSTER OFF THE APRON DANGERRROUS! Ayers counting... THEY BEAT THE COUNT!

Snap kick from the champion nearly does it, trading slaps on their knees and rising to their feet with violence in their hearts, Asuka pulls ahead but the uraken is blocked, whip reversed, duck a lariat, reverse roundhouse drops her challenger... BUT CAN’T PUT THE MAN AWAY! Lynch floats over a suplex, sidesteps a charge, double jump into a kick, a forearm to stagger her!

Climbing to meet her, jockeying for position... EXPLODER SUPERPLEX ALMOST FINISHES THINGS! Dragging the champion into position, The Man climbs but nobody’s home on the diving leg drop! HER GLUTES! Asuka looking for a submission, she shifts into Dis-Arm-Her, Becky reverses into the Asuka Lock! Asuka turns it into a pin for two and takes her head off with a roundhouse kick!

Lynch picks the arm and rolls through into Dis-Arm-Her! THE EMPRESS POSTS TO HER KNEES, SCHOOLBOY FOR TWO! O’Connor roll from Becky, shoved off, takedown into the Asuka Lock but Lynch is in the middle of the ring! Rolling over her to suffocate her... BRIDGING OVER CATTLE MUTILATION STYLE! LYNCH TAPS! IT’S OVER!

Asuka wins by submission with a bridging Asuka Lock to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Best Tag Team in the World (Shane McMahon & the Miz) vs. the Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) (c) (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship)

McMahon and Sheamus to start, Shane with a double leg into mounted punches but Cesaro makes the save! Tags made, Miz looking for pins but the Swiss Superman dumps him to the floor. Full nelson, sling him aside, right hands, but the A-Lister picks a leg, kicked off, duck a punch from the Celtic Warrior, elbows for both champs. Cesaro in with an uppercut, tag to Sheamus, they put boots to Miz together but McMahon makes the save!

Whip across, Sheamus blasts Shane off the apron but it leaves him open for chest kicks from the Miz. Double leg across the ring, Cesaro with a cheap shot, Celtic Warrior blasts the A-Lister off the apron as his partner clears one of the announce tables. McMahon makes the save and the Best Tag Team in the World gets Cesaro on the table! Sheamus runs Miz off and puts him into the post and Cesaro puts Shane into the barricade!

Back inside, Swiss Superman with a pin, only two, tag to Sheamus and a diving knee to set up a top wristlock and knees to the back. Wrenching it in, Miz rises to his feet, fighting back with body blows, suplex denied and the Celtic Warrior sets him on the apron for the Beats of the Bodhran! Tag to Cesaro, double suplex him back in the ring, again just a nearfall.

Reverse chinlock, tag to Sheamus, he comes in putting boots to the A-Lister before posing, and that lets Miz get a shock nearfall off a schoolboy! Tag back to Cesaro, up to the second, diving double axehandle gets two and a quick tag back to Sheamus. More posing, disdainful kicks, Miz gets a jawbreaker, Cesaro tags back in but he fends him off and the way is clear!

Reaching, crawling, tags made! Shane sidesteps the Brogue Kick, punch rush in the corner, whip across, jumping back elbow, a bit of shuffle, fakeout punch, clear the apron, float-over DDT connects... NOPE! Cesaro tags himself back in, McMahon sets them both up in the corner... COAST 2 COAST BUT CESARO CATCHES HIM OUT OF MID-AIR! GIANT SWING! But when he completes it Shane grabs a triangle choke!

Cesaro with the deadlift but McMahon picks the leg and he falters! Cesaro flagging... SHEAMUS BREAKS IT UP WITH A KNEE DROP! Putting boots to Shane, Miz with the save, Sheamus sidesteps a baseball slide and decks him on the floor! Tag to the Celtic Warrior, fireman’s carry... SPIKE WHITE NOISE BUT MCMAHON KICKS OUT! Holding Shane in position, Sheamus charges in but Miz makes sure Cesaro eats the Brogue Kick!

Skull-Crushing Finale on Sheamus! Shane up top, McMahon crosses himself... SHOOTING STAR PRESS! IT’S OVER!

Best Tag Team in the World win by pinfall with a shooting star press from Shane McMahon on Cesaro to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

Miz and Shane celebrate their victory at ringside with Miz’s father!

Commentary announces attendance for the show as 48,193.

Sasha Banks runs into an interview backstage where she’s asked about her emotions.

She says her emotions, passion, and desire are what drives her to be the best and Ronda may be a UFC Hall of Famer, but she’s never been in the ring with a Legit Boss like her, and she’s going to prove she’s the best in the world by tapping her out.

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)

Face to face and jawing, Rousey with a judo throw but Banks reverses to an arm drag! Waistlock, knujckle lock, step-up lucha arm drag but Ronda completes it into a monkey flip! Duck a lariat, knee lifts, whip reversed, up and over, front chancery and Rousey says she’ll show us some wrestling. Three Amigos but Sasha reverses the third, lungblower reversed into an armbar but Banks gets the ropes!

Upkicks from the Boss, right hand gets a boot and Sasha collapses to the floor. Rousey with body blows, a big right... BANKS DUCKS AND RONDA PUNCHES THE STEEL POST! Back inside, hammerlock applied, cutthroat choke, knee to the spine, and into the full Japanese stranglehold, moving on to knees in the corner, only two! Back to the Japanese stranglehold, Ronda escapes with a judo throw but runs into a boot!

Boss up and over, Ronda with a huge back elbow for two and she drags Sasha to her feet. Banks with right hands, double knee armbreaker to the injured arm and a running knee follows it up for two! Telling the champion to give up, pulling her to her feet and smashing her face into the turnbuckles, single foot choke, Rousey back with knees, rolling through, Piper’s Pit countered into a a seated Fujiwara armbar!

Wrenching it back, hyperextending the elbow, pulling her hand back, adding the other arm for maximum leverage but Ronda is able to roll through... AND INTO THE BANK STATEMENT CROSSFACE! Sasha kicks the ropes to get her away from the ropes but rolls too far! Back at it, Piper’s Pit connects but Ronda can’t capitalize with the injured arm! She comes over... TRIANGLE CHOKE IN THE ROPES!

Up top, Sasha cuts her off, jockeying for position... SUPERPLEX FOR TWO AND RIGHT INTO A DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Rousey posts to her feet and turns it into a takedown for a nearfall! Judo throws ensue, three of them, dragging Banks into position but Sasha is able to kick her out of the ring! Off the ropes... ROUSEY CATCHES THE DIVE AND DOES A FLYING ARMBAR ON THE FLOOR! BANKS TAPS BUT IT MEANS NOTHING!

Back inside, trading punches, Ronda at first leaving her right out of her combos but gives in despite the pain, shaking it out after a judo throw, knee for knee... ONLY A NEARFALL! Both women down and out, Rousey rises first, looking for a Karelin lift but Banks slings her hard into the turnbuckle! Double stomp to the bad arm, lungblower countered but Sasha’s able to slip away from the armbar!


Ronda Rousey wins by pinfall with Piper’s Pit to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

Ronda shares a moment of respect with Sasha after the match before heading out and celebrating with her husband at ringside. She shares one more moment with Banks at the base of the ramp, where Sasha holds up the four fingers at her and refuses a handshake.

A house ad for Elimination Chamber plays.

Commentary recaps the show for those in the audience joining us late. (But not you who are reading this, of course, because I got you covered.)

We cut backstage to see Finn Balor preparing for his match as well as Paul Heyman entering Brock Lesnar’s dressing room.

Beth Phoenix joins the announce booth for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.

Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Entering at #1 is Lacey Evans.

She gets on the mic and says tonight we’ll witness history. She introduces herself as the only true lady of WWE and says she’s here to clean up the entire women’s division. (Let’s not gatekeep womanhood now, ma’am.)

Entering at #2 is Natalya.

Collar and elbow, Natalya with a side headlock, shot off, leapfrog, block the arm drag, Evans with a backflip, duck a lariat, dropkick connects and we get stereo kip-ups! Big shove from Lacey, whip, caught up, clothesline to the apron but Evans slingshots back in and hits a mat slam. Drawing her up, smashing her face into the turnbuckles, and she sets Neidhart up top, Frankensteiner and a discus lariat as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #3 is Mandy Rose.

Mandy ducks a lariat, hits a clothesline on Nattie, forearms, big knee lift, scoop and she goes for a slam over the ropes but Neidhart slips out. Discus lariat takes her out as well, Natalya catches a kick from Evans and turns it into a trip, off the ropes for a running stomp and an atomic drop that puts Rose into Lacey and sets up the basement dropkick! Pick both their legs... DOUBLE SHARPSHOOTER!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #4 is Liv Morgan.

Morgan makes her way in and Natalya immediately dumps her!

Liv Morgan is eliminated by Natalya.

Mandy and Lacey work Nattie over, Evans breaks the alliance and sets Rose atop of Neidhart and pulls a napkin out to wipe her face. Senton de la Muerte on both of them and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #5 is Mickie James.

Mickie in hot with flying forearms, a neckbreaker, Rose cuts her off and whips her into the corner, back elbow, headscissors from James, trying to dump her but Mandy blocks and Mickie’s nearly dumped herself! Rose saves herself from a forearm after a whiffed kick and Mickie hits a Lou Thesz Press on Evans as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #6 is Ember Moon.

Moon in with a springboard crossbody, kick combo for Mandy, gourdbuster for Lacey! Legsweep on James, running knee on Rose, trying to dump Mandy over the top but she lands on the apron. Mickie looking to eliminate Ember, the other three struggling in the corner with Evans in danger. The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #7 is Billie Kay.

Kay runs down to ringside but stops short of coming in and says she’s not entering until Peyton Royce shows up! Rose trying to dump Moon, James tries to scoop both of ‘em and Natalya comes over to help. Ember slips out, running back elbow to Evans, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #8 is Nikki Cross!

Fired up, Cross shoves Kay into the barricade before heading to the apron to headbutt the turnbuckles! Up top, diving crossbody into all the active women! Shaking the ropes like a madwoman, charging forearms take everybody out! She dumps Lacey over the ropes but she stops herself short! REGAL CUTTER ON MOON! Stinger Splash into a bulldog for Mickie and Rose comes over to shake her head!

Nikki stark raving mad, inverted DDT takes Mandy out! Billie in, Cross ducks a kick and smashes her head into the mat! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #9 is Peyton Royce.

Royce in hot to avenge her partner, taking Cross out! Directing traffic, Kay with a backbreaker and she holds her in place for the revolution reverse roundhouse kick! Moon with a headscissors reversal, the Iconics go to work on her, stomping away while Lacey tries to dump James and Rose tries to end Nikki. Ember hanging, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #10 is Tamina.

Tamina knocks Mickie aside, Samoan drop on Ember, one for Peyton too, Billie jawing at her, Snuka catches a punch, she gets a Samoan drop too! Cross charging forearm, she’s stoked that Tamina doesn’t fall down! More forearms get a shove, dropkick, and another shove sends Snuka through the ropes uneliminated! Back in, superkick drops Nikki, James with a low bridge but Tamina stops herself short and fires elbows from the apron.

Up top... SUPERFLY SPLASH ON CROSS! Mickie up top, Lou Thesz Press on Snuka! The countdown timer ticks...

Tamina eliminates Mickie James.

Entering at #11 is Xia Li!

She lays kicks in on Snuka, palm strikes on palm strikes, crescent kick takes her head off! Boot for Mandy, one for Nattie too, Ember, Lacey, another crescent kick takes Evans out! Fired up, Tamina from behind, hard whip, Li off the top, kick caught, awkward landing on the backflip but the 540 roundhouse kick connects! Fired up, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #12 is Sarah Logan.

Logan in with the shotgun knees on Nattie, on the Iconics, double leg on Moon into a flapjack! Dumping Moon over the ropes but she catches herself and manages to hang on with one foot after a wicked knee! Pairing off again, Kay trying to dump Cross, Royce comes over to help and they succeed!

Nikki Cross is eliminated by the Iconics.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #13 is Charlotte Flair.

The ring filling up, utter chaos as Flair wades in with chops! She fends Tamina off, hits an exploder on Lacey, back suplex on Moon...

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce are eliminated by Lacey Evans.

Flair in it with Li, she boots her to the floor!

Xia Li is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #14 is Kairi Sane!

Tamina is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

Sane and Charlotte get into it, Kairi with palm strikes, Flair firing back with chops, they break off and Sane hits the elbow drop and goes to dump Logan after! A little help from Nattie...

Sarah Logan is eliminated by Kairi Sane and Natalya.

The countdown timer ticks.

Entering at #15 is Maria Kanellis.

Evans and Flair with a standoff, Maria wades in and demands they pay attention to her, which results in them beating on her in the corner for a beat until Lacey realizes she’d rather fight Charlotte! Double clothesline, facebuster on Ember! Stomping away, Flair hits a spear and goes back to beating on Evans in the corner as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #16 is Naomi.

Naomi right in on Rose, looking for a suplex over the ropes and she gets it but Mandy lands on her feet. Big roundhouse and a shove...

Mandy Rose is eliminated by Naomi.

Ember with a kick, Rose tries for a powerbomb but Naomi does a handstand and shrugs her off before climbing to the safety of the barricade! Walking the tightrope, she leaps to the steps but Mandy is there and yanks her down to the floor!

Naomi is eliminated by Mandy Rose.

Lacey Evans is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #17 is CANDICE LERAE!

LeRae up top, missile dropkick on Ember, trying to eliminate Sane, back at with Ember and she eats a gutbuster that leaves both of them down and out. Charlotte and Nattie struggling in the corner as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #18 is Alicia Fox.

Missile dropkicks aplenty, Maria begs off and offers an alliance and Fox takes it. They draw Kairi up, whip across, big dropkick from Alicia and Kanellis aaand my Network goes out for a minute.

When I refresh they’re fighting over Alicia’s captain’s hat as the countdown timer ticks...

Maria Kanellis is eliminated by... someone we don’t see.

Entering at #19 is Kacy Catanzaro!

Kacy in with a big headscissors from Ember, Nattie with a powerbomb lift into the corner, she kicks her off, wild victory roll! Catanzaro nearly dumps Fox but she hands on and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #20 is Zelina Vega.

Zelina is dressed as Vega from Street Fighter II, get it? She and Candice go forehead to forehead and get into a shoving match before trading wild slaps! Backslide rolled into a dropkick, wicked forearms and clubbing blows, while Flair is close to dumping Alicia and Catanzaro and Sane get into it. The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #21 is Ruby Riott.

Riott is flanked with the rest of the Squad and they yank Flair out under the ropes to put boots to her! Vega with a Frankensteiner on somebody, the Squad yank Foxy out of the ring and Zelina crawls under the ring to chill out a while! Throwing Alicia back in, Riott tosses her...

Alicia Fox is eliminated by Ruby Riott.

Riott puts LeRae onto the apron and the Squad powerbomb her into the barricade! Back in, Ruby throws her as well...

Candice LeRae is eliminated by Ruby Riott.

Entering at #22 is Dana Brooke.

Brooke in, ramming Kacy into the corner and she hits a wicked sit-out powerbomb! Scoop and a slam on Ruby, and the Riott Squad drag her to the floor to beat her down! Kairi looks to take Ruby out with a headscissors but Riott just throws her off...

Kairi Sane is eliminated by Ruby Riott.

The Riott Squad continue to attack Kairi Sane as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #23 is Io Shirai!

Shirai stops short of entering to beat the Riotts up for her pal! Tiger feint kick off the apron, up top... MOONSAULT TO THE FLOOR! Flair choking Brooke as Io enters to fight Ruby more. Powerbomb lift but Riott drags her over with her, they jockey for position on the apron and trade strikes. Moon in it with Catanzaro, she hits a backbreaker as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #24 is Rhea Ripley!

Ripley charges in, forearms for Moon and Riott, pop-up drop on Shirai, Ember hits a Face Eraser and gets run over by Dana shortly after! Brooke trying to dump Kacy, she stops short at first but Dana kicks her out... ONTO HER BUTT! SHE’S NOT ELIMINATED! KACY POSTS TO A HANDSTAND AND WALKS HERSELF OVER TO THE RINGPOST, CLIMBING UP IT! Catanzaro up top... Rhea catches the crossbody!

Satellite DDT blocked, Ripley hosses her up and suplexes her to the floor!

Kacy Catanzaro is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #25 is Sonya Deville.

Deville right into it with Ripley, chaining kicks together, off the ropes, spear on Ember, Ruby cuts her off but she hits an RVD bodyscissors takedown and a sliding knee! Knee lifts for Brooke, Sonya fired up, off the ropes, Dana runs her over, handspring splash and then a jawbreaker for Rhea. Trading shots, enzuigiri from Brooke, line her up, handspring back elbow!

Whip reversed, Ripley pumphandle suplex to the apron but Brooke lands on her feet! A dropkick from Rhea finishes the job!

Dana Brooke is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

Zelina Vega blows her a kiss from under the ring... AND HORNSWOGGLE’S THERE TOO! HE CHASES HER AROUND THE RING AND SHE RE-ENTERS! Rhea catches her...

Zelina Vega is eliminated by Rhea Ripley!

Horny chases her up the ramp! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #26 is Alexa Bliss.

Bliss comes in, mat slam to Moon, Insault to Injury, goes for a tilt-a-whirl on Flair but she cuts her off with a knee! Powerbomb clutch, Alexa fighting with punches, sunset flip to counter! Deville over with a forearm, body blows in the corner as Ember and Natalya nearly have Rhea dumped. Sonya to the apron, Bliss tears at her fingers to try and dump her but a forearm is what does it!

Sonya Deville is eliminated by Alexa Bliss.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #27 is Bayley.

Bayley takes Bliss out, lariats for Moon and Flair, boots for Neidhart in the corner but Ruby catches her in the Arachnarana! Hugger holds on, puts her across the ropes and lands a hard knee before blasting her to the floor!

Ruby Riott is eliminated by Bayley.

Ripley charges in...

Rhea Ripley is eliminated by Bayley.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #28 is Lana.

Lana hobbles her way down with a taped ankle after the events of the preshow. Nattie nearly has Charlotte eliminated, Bayley hoists Alexa over the ropes but she saves herself. Lana still not to ringside yet, medics and a referee check on her as the crowd starts chanting for Becky Lynch and Ember nearly dumps Io. Struggling, Shirai with an upkick to save herself, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #29 is Nia Jax.

Jax decides to beat Lana down in the ramp before entering, hitting a shinbreaker on the barricade supports! Bayley smashing Flair’s face into the turnbuckles, Nia kicks Shirai aside, clubs Moon and Charlotte, throws Bayley aside but Io climbs up top... JAX CATCHES THE MOONSAULT AND DUMPS HER!

Io Shirai is eliminated by Nia Jax.

Nattie and Nia fighting, Neidhart fireman’s carry but Jax stops her short and dumps her over the top...

Natalya is eliminated by Nia Jax.

Bayley working on Nia as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #30 is Carmella.

Carmella charges down, ducks a lariat, and hits a Frankensteiner on Nia! Jump kick on Moon but Jax runs her over right after! Dragging Bliss into the middle of the ring... HERE COMES BECKY LYNCH! SHE ARGUES WITH FIT FINLAY, SHE WANTS LANA’S SPOT!


Lynch slides in the ring and stares Nia down! Forearms on forearms, Flair form behind and she dumps Becky to the apron but she stops short! Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches, Jax yanks her off and dumps The Man back to the apron but Charlotte won’t let her take her out! Becky up top as Nia slams Charlotte, missile dropkick! Alexa decks Ember with a forearm, Moon returns a kick and a pop-up flapjack!

Dumping Bliss to the apron, she yanks Ember over by her hair, jockeying for position... MOON BLOCKS A DDT OFF THE APRON! Trading punches, big forearm form Ember gets a punch from Alexa and a goozle, using her leg for leverage but Moon won’t let go. Goozle again... NODOWA OTOSHI OFF THE APRON!

Ember Moon is eliminated by Alexa Bliss.

Carmella and Bliss in it, Bronco Buster and a slap, follow it with the superkick, Bayley in, powerbomb lift into the buckle bomb! Scoop, Mella gives a push...

Alexa Bliss is eliminated by Bayley and Carmella.

Nia decks both of them, Becky comes over, Flair with a boot to stop the Facebreaker, Bayley elbow drop across the back of Jax’s neck! Charlotte with a straight suplex on the Hugger, she drags Carmella in but she floats over and heads up top for a diving crossbody but the Queen rolls through and hoists her up for a backbreaker! Flair up top, she kicks Mella away the first time and they jockey for position, handsprings caught, Charlotte dumps her to the apron but Carmella ducks the charge!

Both safe inside, Flair passes her to the apron, Nia’s there too, Mella with kicks, Flair knocks her down with a boot!

Carmella is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

Bayley and Charlotte into it, Hugger with a knee and forearms, whip and a dropkick on Jax followed by a neckbreaker on Flair! Jax fireman’s carry on Bayley, Flair with a boot...

Bayley is eliminated by Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax.

Final three squaring off, Flair firing forearms at Lynch, Nia with a body avalanche on both of them and Becky rolls to the floor safely. Charlotte ducks a lariat, big boot, Nia with a headbutt, scoop, no slam, elbows connect and Flair is safe. Big boot, another on, Jax staggered, a third one leans her in the corner and Charlotte gets under her, fireman’s carry takeover when her legs give out!

Trying again, this time she dumps Nia to the apron and Becky picks her leg!

Nia Jax is eliminated by Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

Jax freight trains Becky off the steps! Flair smiling as referees check on Lynch and her knee gives out as she tries and fails to stand! The Man refuses to give up but her knee gives out before she can get to the apron! Forcing herself, willing herself to her feet... SHE GETS BACK IN THE RING! HER KNEE GIVES OUT AGAIN BUT SHE INSISTS SHE CAN FIGHT! TEARS IN MY EYES!



Anyway, it took me a minute to stop crying and refocus there, Cagesiders, but I’m pretty sure all I missed was New Day shilling something or other.

AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan (c) (WWE Championship)

Bryan knee-walking like Bob Backlund, into the collar and elbow, struggling in the corner and referee Mike Chioda pulls Styles off as things turn to striking. Test of strength into an arm drag, Dan working a standing armbar while stepping on AJ’s neck, reversed to a wristlock, side headlock, shot off, drop down, shoulder block and Styles hits a side headlock takeover!

Bryan reverses, shot off, arm drag sends him to the floor. Taking his time before returning inside, back to the lockup, into the corner, turning it around for knees and chops, AJ fires chops of his own back and that brings the Tenryu jabs out of the American Dragon! Styles with punches, whip, big back body drop and Bryan is feeling the pain. Snapmare into a kick to the back, side headlock reapplied and Bryan posts to his feet.

Body blows and an uppercut staggers Styles but he fires forearms back. Dan with a throat thrust, AJ passes him into the corner but gets flapjacked HARD into the ringpost! To the floor, backhammer, Bryan rams Styles into the post and takes him back inside. Kick right to the injured arm, shoulder armbreaker, folding his arm against the mat and stomping the bicep, cover gets two!

Hammerlock applied, and AJ gets to the ropes. Dan right on him, knucklelock, Styles with right hands to break, off the ropes, sunset flip for two, Bryan ducks under... DANIELSON SPECIAL! Kicks to the face while he tries to lock it in, shift to a short armscissors but again AJ rolls and makes the ropes, at which point the American Dragon admonishes Chioda that he has until five!

Kicks, headlock punches, punching him in the nose over and over trying to open his challenger up! Styles with a back elbow, Dan with right hands, trading shots, Styles Rush but Bryan ducks the backfist and hits an uppercut. Off the ropes, AJ with a dropkick to cut him off and Styles is indeed bleeding from the nose! Leaping lariat in the corner, pumphandle backbreaker rolled into an Osaka Street Cutter... NOPE!

Goozle, punches to the face, powerbomb lift, Bryan counters and they trade pinning predicaments a few times! Kick caught, AJ hits the dragon screw! Hobbling over, another dragon screw connects but a drop toehold puts Styles’ bloody face into the turnbuckles. Kicks in the corner, running dropkicks ensue, but AJ blocks the second, fireman’s carry, Bryan slips out, waistlock, shift to a full nelson... DRAGON SUPLEX!

Into the corner, right hands, setting AJ up top, he goes for an avalanche Styles Clash but Bryan counters with upkicks that send both men crashing, Dan to the mat and Styles to the floor! AJ draws himself up, duck the charge, Bryan to the floor, sliding knee takes the American Dragon out! Whip reversed, Styles stops himself short, back elbow... MOONSAULT INVERTED DDT OFF THE BARRICADE!

Back in, springboard 450 splash... BRYAN GOT THE KNEES UP! LeBell Lock applied, fishhooking AJ’s bleeding nose and screaming for him to tap, folding press to counter and Styles slips around into the Calf Killer! Wrenching way far back, a screaming Bryan reaches out and gets the break! Leg-feed enzuigiri fights the American Dragon back into it but his injured leg leaves him unable to capitalize!

Waiting for AJ to rise, kicks to the injured arm, Styles ducks the buzzsaw finale but Bryan follows through and kicks him anyway! Roll-through Calf Killer out of the corner but Dan blocks, roundhouse kick, only two! Bryan to his feet, both wrists clutched... AJ’S GONNA GET HIS [REDACTED] HEAD KICKED IN! He doesn’t get to the full set of stomps because of his injured leg and heads up top.

Styles cuts him off, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, repeated headbutts from the challenger, Dan slips under and crotches AJ on the steel! Climbing up after him, hooking the nose... THE BACK SUPERPLEX IS YOUR FIVE MINUTE WARNING BUT STYLES ROLLS THROUGH AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! SQUARING HIM UP, CHARGING IN, COBRA TWIST DRIVER INTO THE CALF KILLER!

Dan still in it, clutching his knee, countering the Styles Clash into a backslide attempt that AJ blocks with a back elbow, which somehow turns into a back elbow exchange. Bryan lands on his feet... AJ STYLES DROPS HIM WITH A BRAINBUSTER BUT CAN’T PUT HIM AWAY! Both men slow to rise, Styles to the apron after a back body drop, springboard countered with a kick to the arm!

Jockeying for position over the ropes, both men end up down and out... HERE COMES ERICK ROWAN DRESSED IN THE SAME MANNER AS BRYAN HAS BEEN! He stops at ringside and stares on as our contenders rise to their feet and being to trade strikes once again. Dan’s leg has a target painted on it, AJ with leg kicks, looking for another dragon screw... AND BRYAN TAKES CHIODA OUT WITH AN ENZUIGIRI! STYLES CLASH CONNECTS BUT ROWAN DRAWS HIM UP... IRON CLAW SLAM!

Dan into a cover as Chioda stirs...

Daniel Bryan wins by pinfall with a lateral press to retain the WWE Championship.

Erick draws Styles up after the match, Bryan’s ready... BUSAIKU KNEE!

The flannel lads stand tall.

A house ad for NXT Halftime Heat plays next, as well as a recap of the post-show brawl from last night that set it up.

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor (WWE Universal Championship)

Balor charging in, shotgun dropkick and kicks in the corner out the gates! Mounted punches, Lesnar slings him to the apron but he fires a pair of gamengiris into a slingshot stomp to the back! Flying forearm, another shotgun dropkick, lining him up, Sling Blade... COUNTERED INTO A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX THAT SENDS FINN TO THE FLOOR! Brock charges out around, big boot, slam into the apron and then he drags him by the foot clean into the barricade!

Belly-to-belly suplex on the floor, clear the announce table, scoop Balor up but he slips out and puts Lesnar chest-first into the corner of the table! POUNCE! Smashing Brock’s face into the table repeatedly, the Beast Incarnate lands a knee in return and throws Balor into the ring! Gasping, Lesnar clearly in pain and Finn cuts him off with knees as he returns, only for Brock to throw him hard into the turnbuckles!

Shoulder thrusts in the corner, Balor collapses and Lesnar takes a beat to recover before hitting another belly-to-belly suplex! More shoulder thrusts, another belly-to-belly but again the Beast Incarnate has to take a knee and breathe for a moment before capitalizing. Finn with a shot to the midsection, Sling Blade takes Brock off his feet and he cuts off the next charge with a lariat!

Lesnar getting an adrenaline rush, bounching on his feet but when he goes to follow up he stumbles and curses, his guts clearly bothering him. Waistlock... HE CAN’T COMPLETE THE GERMAN SUPLEX! Up for the F-5... FINN REVERSES IT INTO A DDT BUT CAN’T QUITE TAKE HIS TITLE BACK! STOMPS TO THE MIDSECTION, DOUBLE STOMP, ROLL TO THE FLOOR AND BALOR DROPKICKS HIM THROUGH THE ROPES TO SET UP THE TOPE CON GIRO! ANOTHER TOPE CON GIRO!

Brock clutching his midsection as Finn comes off the ropes again... A THIRD TOPE CON GIRO! Lesnar struggles to his feet and back in the ring, Finn with the hesitation dropkick, headed up top... COUP DE GRACE LANDS FLUSH! ONE, TWO... NO! BROCK’S GOT THE KIMURA LOCK ON! BALOR REACHING, CRAWLING... IT’S OVER!

Brock Lesnar wins by submission with the Kimura Lock to retain the WWE Universal Championship.

Post-match Brock struggles through the pain to hit a pair of German suplexes! Clutching his midsection, he lifts him up for a third! Holding the Big Red Belt high, Lesnar celebrates his victory before hoisting Finn up... F-5!

John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Jerry “the King” Lawler join the announce booth for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

Men’s Royal Rumble Match

Entering at #1 is Elias.

He’s in the ring to sing us a song. He pledges to win the Royal Rumble on his way through his usual “walk with Elias” schtick. He introduces his song for tonight... and gets cut off by music playing over the PA...

Entering at #2 is JEFF JARRETT!

He’s wearing his mid-90s WWF gear with the straps, I am in awe. Jeff does his “spell my name” schtick and claims to be the world’s greatest singer, entertainer, and wrestler. Elias says he’s normally a solo act but he offers Jeff a duet! Double J asks the crowd if they want a duet and they are into it! The Drifter intros the duet and asks him to spell his name one more time, to which Jarrett obliges... AND ELIAS DECKS HIM WITH A FOREARM! WE GOT A BELL!

Elias putting boots to Double J, complaining about being compared to him his entire career! Trading punches, Jeff blocking more than he takes, whip and the Drifter decks him with a lariat! Guitar in hand, he stalks Jarrett... EL KABONG!

Jeff Jarrett is eliminated by Elias.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #3 is Shinsuke Nakamura.

Elias meets Nakamura with forearms, whip across, Shinsuke ducks a lariat and hits a dropkick, roundhouse misses but the second kick connects and we get some Good Vibrations! Charging in, Drifter with a back elbow, smash into the turnbuckles, right hands, arm wringer, knucklelock, up top, walking the ropes, he goes across to the next corner for the lucha arm drag!

Charging lariat, Nakamura to the apron, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #4 is Kurt Angle.

Angle rushes in, German suplex for Elias, one for Nakamura, whip across, Drifter with a boot up but Kurt hits a belly-to-belly suplex! Another German for the King of Strong Style, right hands for Elias, putting boots to him in the corner, passing him to the apron but the Drifter blocks his elminination. Angle back to Nakamura for a punch, Elias hits a knee, right hand, chop in the corner, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #5 is Big E.

E in hot, belly-to-belly suplexes for Nakamura, three in total, big splash, scoop him up, Big Ending over the ropes but Shinsuke holds on and Kurt hits an Angle Slam on Big! Nakamura passes Angel into the corner and sets him up for the running knee before blasting him off the apron!

Kurt Angle is eliminated by Shinsuke Nakamura.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #6 is WWN ICON JOHNNY GARGANO!

Gargano in hot with a headscissors on Elias, reverse Big E into a tornado DDT but the Drifter tosses him to the apron... SUPERMAN SPEAR!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #7 is Jinder Mahal.

Jinder with a slam to Johnny, knees for E and the Drifter, Gargano sets him on the apron, kicks connect...

Jinder Mahal is eliminated by Johnny Gargano.

Elias and E assault the Singh Brothers for no particular reason and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #8 is Samoa Joe.

Everybody working to eliminate Nakamura as Joe comes in and decks everybody! Charging elbow into the enzuigiri on Elias, Gargano steps to him and gets whipped into the corner. Boot up, Johnny off the second but Samoa sidesteps! Joe and E together, jockeying for position...

Big E is eliminated by Samoa Joe.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #9 is Curt Hawkins.

Hawkins slides in and leaves immediately, choosing discretion as the better part of valor and waiting for everyone to pair off. Back in, forearm for Joe, looking to pick his spots, stomping Gargano, right hand for Shinsuke but Samoa catches him in the Coquina Clutch!

Curt fading, the Drifter blasts Joe and Hawkins rolls to the floor and hides under the ring! Nakamura and Gargano struggling, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #10 is Seth Rollins.

Falcon Arrow on Gargano, superkick on Nakamura, whip reversed on Elias, dump the Drifter to the apron, jockeying for position over the ropes, Seth smashes his face into the post and he’s barely hanging on...

Elias is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #11 is Titus O’Neil.

O’Neil charges down the entryway... and approaches the ring safely! Gator bark, he sees Hawkins under the ring... AND CRAWLS AFTER HIM! Curt crawls out the other side, both men in the ring, low-bridge...

Titus O’Neil is eliminated by Curt Hawkins.

Curt Hawkins is eliminated by Samoa Joe.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #12 is Kofi Kingston.

Kingston in with a diving lariat, trading strikes with Joe and Samoa clobbers him with overhead elbows! Nakamura runs into an elbow from Rollins, Joe tries to dump Kofi but he rolls back in. Samoa with knees, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #13 is Mustafa Ali!

Ali ducks a lariat from Joe, rolling thunder X-Factor into mounted punches but Nakamura pulls him off and peppers him with strikes as Kingston dumps Rollins to the apron. Shinsuke up top, Mustafa thinks fast and dropkicks him off the top!

Shinsuke Nakamura is eliminated by Mustafa Ali!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #14 is Dean Ambrose.

Ambrose and Rollins lock eyes, Frye/Takayama punches! Dean puts boots to him in the corner and dumps Kofi to the apron but the New Day man hangs on! Ambrose kicking the ropes, he stumbles and falls but Kingston keeps both feet off the ground and does a barrel roll to the steps! Up top, diving DDT to plant Ambrose! Dean with a back body drop for Gargano and counters the Superman Spear into Dirty Deeds!

Johnny Gargano is eliminated by Dean Ambrose.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #15 is No Way Jose.

No Way Jose is immediately eliminated by Samoa Joe.

The conga line exits as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #16 is Drew McIntyre.

McIntyre decks Jose with a headbutt and destroys a bunch of folks in the conga line! In the ring, Claymore takes both Shield lads out one by one! Trading punches with Joe... A CLAYMORE FOR HIM TOO!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #17 is Xavier Woods.

Kingston is legal but on his back on the floor and Woods picks him up and walks him to the steel steps! New Day men slingshot in and Drew dumps both of them!

Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods are eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #18 is PETE DUNNE!

Dunne hits a German suplex on Ali, stomp, a superkick, Joe from behind, back suplex but Pete lands on his feet and kicks his head off! Catching McIntyre’s arm, bending it to the mat, stomp to the bicep! Fired up, he dumps Ali to the apron and wrenches his fingers but Dean comes over and Mustafa gets away as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #19 is Andrade “Cien” Almas.

Almas makes his way down and gets into it with Dunne, firing a chop off! Boot, back elbow, scoop, Pete floats over... BITTER END COUNTERED INTO A DDT! Putting boots to Ambrose in the corner while Joe and Ali struggle in the corner. Rollins and McIntyre, Dean up top but Andrade blocks and tries to eliminate him and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #20 is Apollo Crews.

Dropkick to Ali, enzuigiri for Joe, he catches Dunne into a Samoan drop and Crews is fired up! Trying to dump Ambrose, Cien choking Ali on the apron, Drew with a one-handed post on the apron as Seth comes over to dump him and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #21 is ALEISTER BLACK!

Black makes his way down and gets into it with Dunne, decking him with repeated strikes, back elbow for Rollins, float over Bitter End, springboard moonsault takes both of them out! McIntyre ducks a kick, big chop but he runs into a boot from Al! Ali with a kick to the gut, whipped to the corner, back elbow, up for a dive and Black takes him out of midair with a kick!

Dean punching away, Drew and Almas join him briefly, float over the scoop, Black Mass...

Dean Ambrose is eliminated by Aleister Black!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #22 is Shelton Benjamin.

Benjamin and Crews into it, then Dunne over, Shelton avoids getting dumped and hits Paydirt on him! Joe with the Coquina Clutch on Ali, Benjamin makes the save and Mustafa capitalizes...

Samoa Joe is eliminated by Mustafa Ali!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #23 is Baron Corbin.

Ali dodges being evaded, Corbin down and back in, he dumps Crews to the apron, Mustafa leaps over him but gets caught by Deep Six! Mustafa hangs onto the top rope but Apollo isn’t as lucky...

Apollo Crews is eliminated by Baron Corbin.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #24 is Jeff Hardy.

Hardy in hot, forearms for everybody, double leg for Black into the double leg drop, Manhattan Drop for Rollins, Twist of Fate for Benjamin but Corbin blocks his! Jeff up top... WHISPER IN THE WIND! Al with a right hand but Pete is right on him... WISHBONE THE FINGERS! Enzuigiri to follow it, Black returns a knee and pops his finger back into place! Drawing Dunne up, Corbin passes Al...

Aleister Black is eliminated by Baron Corbin.

Trying to dump Pete, he wishbones Corbin’s fingers and gets dumped by Drew!

Pete Dunne is eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #25 is Rey Mysterio.

Mysterio clocks Corbin, springboard crossbody... COUNTERED INTO THE CHOKEBREAKER! Almas putting boots to Rey, fired up, Drew trying to dump Jeff, Cien with a powerbomb on Mysterio! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #26 is Bobby Lashley.

Lio Rush walks Lashley to the ring, where he gets into it with Rollins. Big belly-to-belly suplex, Rollins with the low-bridge...

Bobby Lashley is eliminated by Seth Rollins!

Bob drags Seth to the floor and hits another belly-to-belly! Lio clears the announce table as Lashley continues to attack! Setting Rollins up on the table... HE CHOKESLAMS SETH ROLLINS THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #27 is Braun Strowman.

Strowman right on Corbin, decking him wtih a right hand and dumping him!

Baron Corbin is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Shelton into it with the monster and he gets dumped too!

Shelton Benjamin is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Strowman struggling with Hardy as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #28 is Dolph Ziggler.

Jeff Hardy is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Ziggler comes right over to Drew, who thinks he’s eliminated Braun...

Drew McIntyre is eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.

Braun fired up, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #29 is Randy Orton.

Orton moseys his way to the ring and stares Strowman down! Duck a lariat, RKO blocked... RUNNING POWERSLAM! Monster with an electric chair under Almas... TOWER OF DOOM WITH ALI AND MYSTERIO COMPLETING IT!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #30 is R-Truth.



Jax runs roughshod over the men in the ring and stares Ali down... AND HEADBUTTS HIM TO HELL! SAMOAN DROP TO THE FLOOR, HE’S OUT!

Mustafa Ali is eliminated by Nia Jax.

Nia and Orton stare each other down! Randy fakes out, she blocks the RKO and pounces him into the ropes! Rey sees his chance, she waves him through... AND CATCHES HIM AS HE COMES OFF THE ROPES! He blocks, Ziggler hits her with a superkick, Rey sets her on the second... 619! RKO CONNECTS! Mysterio and Orton kinda awkwardly circle Jax as she pulls herself up the ropes and they work together to dump her to the apron!

Mysterio hits a baseball slide...

Nia Jax is eliminated by Rey Mysterio, which is a sentence I have typed.


Rey Mysterio is eliminated by Randy Orton.


Randy Orton is eliminated by Andrade “Cien” Almas!

Ziggler and Almas into it, trading kicks, headbutt for chop, forearms flying, and Braun returns to bowl both of them over! Strowman lying in wait like a bull, Stinger Splashes for Almas and Ziggler in turn! Rollins begins to wake up, Braun goes out after him and freight trains him! Back inside, scooping Seth up, he slips out and Dolph hits a superkick! Andrade corner knees, Zig Zag, Rollins up top... FROG SPLASH!

Braun dumps Almas...

Andrade “Cien” Almas is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Braun puts Seth and Dolph on the apron but fights back and blasts Ziggler...

Dolph Ziggler is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Rollins trying to eliminate the monster, he eats a chokeslam from the apron. Scooping Seth up, trying the powerslam, Rollins blocks, front chancery takes the monster the apron! Braun gets him back up, slip out, posting Strowman hard, superkick... BLACKOUT ON THE APRON! IT’S OVER!

Seth Rollins wins, last eliminating Braun Strowman to win the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

Rollins celebrates while commentary speculates about which champion he’ll choose to face at WrestleMania.

That’s the show, folks.

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