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WWE Royal Rumble 2020 results, live streaming match coverage

WWE Royal Rumble is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Jan. 26, 2020) from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas 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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  • Drew McIntyre wins the Men’s Royal Rumble
  • Becky Lynch def. Asuka
  • Bray Wyatt def. Daniel Bryan
  • Bayley def. Lacey Evans
  • Charlotte Flair wins the Women’s Royal Rumble.
  • Roman Reigns def. Baron Corbin
  • Andrade def. Humberto Carrillo
  • Sheamus def. Shorty G


Never straight and narrow, I won’t keep in time. Tend to burn the arrow out of the line. Been inclined to wander off the beaten track. That’s where there’s thunder and the wind shouts back, but here, I’m just ready to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The pre-show begins with Jonathan Coachman welcoming us to the show and introducing his panel, tonight consisting of Christian, Charly Caruso, and David “A-List” Otunga. They run down the card for us and toss to the ringside interview squad consisting of Booker T, Sam Roberts, and Renee Young. Discussion of the matches ensues, with Natalya joining the panel for the women’s rumble.

Eventually we get an interview with Bayley.

She’s not really having it and says she gets it, Lacey Evans is a mom and a former marine that wants to inspire people and tell them dreams come true. Does that sound familiar? Been there, done that, and she’s a better role model than Evans could dream of, and she hopes her little brat daughter is sitting front row so she can see it first-hand.

We get a little more panel chat and then go to ringside for our first match.

Chad Gable vs. Sheamus

Gable in for a single leg but Sheamus shrugs him off, circling, Chad with a go-behind and again he’s slung aside. Looking for an armbar, clubbing it, but the Celtic Warrior clobbers him with a right hand and reverses to his own wristlock. Gable rolls through and flips out of it but Sheamus knocks him down. Headlock takeover gets a headscissors, same on the second try, Chad with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block.

Reverse a reverse chinlock into a leg pick but Sheamus gets the ropes and breaks with a back elbow. Uppercuts in the corner, whip across, up and over, off the ropes, duck a lariat, Cactus Crossbody takes the action to the floor! Chad pressing the attack with forearms, a knee lift from Sheamus, throwing Gable back inside but the Olympian stays on him!

Looking for an ankle lock, the Celtic Warrior kicks him into the corner and posts-him shoulder first! Scoop and a shoulderbreaker! Stomping away on Gable’s arm, wrenching it over the middle rope and wishboning his fingers! Off the ropes, back elbow lays Chad out and he locks a kneeling top wristlock on as we take a quick break for a house ad.

Back to the action, Sheamus is working the hand again, bending Gable’s fingers back as far as he can. Chad fights to his feet and lays strikes in but the Celtic Warrior hits an armwringer and lays him out with a strike! Stomp to the arm, Gable bleeding from the ear and Sheamus goes back to the hand, wrenching away. Gable with clubs and stomps, trying to break free and going for a leg pick but the Celtic Warrior dumps him to the floor!

Stomp the rope when Chad tries to climb back in and he follows it with the Beats of the Bodhran! More clubbing blows on the floor, back inside, stomping away, pulling Gable up by his hair and this awakens the fire in the Olympian! Overhand chops, forearms on forearms, land on his feet on a back suplex and a dropkick takes the Celtic Warrior’s legs out from under him!

More overhand chops and forearms, backing Sheamus into the corner, rolling koppu kicks connect to face and shoulder! Stomps to the ankle, another rolling koppu kick knocks the big man down! Gable up top, moonsault... CAUGHT BUT HE REVERSES TO A TORNADO DDT! Back up top, diving moonsault... BUT SHEAMUS KICKS OUT! Thinking Chaos Theory, Sheamus blocks with an elbow, sidestep the Brogue Kick... CHAOS THEORY HITS ON THE SECOND TRY BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH!

Stepover shinbreakers, going to town on the Celtic Warrior’s leg but he’s able to snap Chad’s bad arm over the top rope and trip him up from the floor! Off the top... CHAD GABLE CATCHES HIM WITH A LEG PICK INTO THE ANKLE LOCK! Sheamus with upkicks to break the hold, going for the Brogue Kick... GABLE DUCKS IT INTO THE LEG PICK! HE’S GOT THE ANKLE LOCK AGAIN!

Celtic Warrior with upkicks and he gets the ropes! Chad with forearms in the corner, Carr counts him off and admonishes him and it’s enough for Sheamus to get a kick in! Going for the Irish Curse, countered into a crucifix pin... NO! Sheamus off the ropes...

Sheamus wins by pinfall with the Brogue Kick.

We get a little bit more panel talk and go right into our next match.

Andrade “Cien” Almas (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo (WWE United States Championship)

Shoving match to start, collar and elbow, Almas with a waistlock takedown, switches, back and forth, stalemate! Trading shots, boot into the corner, duck the elbow, Carrillo with a arm drag and then a slingshot arm drag! Cien on the floor, Humberto off the ropes, nobody home, kick from the apron but the champ blocks and sweeps his leg out from under him!

Trading shots, Carrillo pops him in the mush and lands a slingshot dropkick! Headed up top, Andrade shoves him off the top and face-first into the barricade!

We take a quick break for a house ad and Almas picks the legs for a stomp to the midsection and a sliding kick to the head. Headed to the apron, armbar over the ropes! Back inside, kneeling armbar, Carrillo fired up and throwing body blows but Andrade takes him back down into the full Fujiwara armbar! Back to his feet, body blows, wheelbarrow arm drag!

Cien back in control, hard forearm, trap him against the ropes, chop, whip across, springboard but Andrade counters! Deathlock the legs, roll him around, inverted La Campana applied! Humberto rolls through into a sunset flip, Almas kicks out, going for the Three Amigos but Carrillo lands on his feet. Back body drop, land on his feet again, diving crossbody... NOPE!

My cat throws up on the floor and I miss a few holds cleaning it up, back to the action, Carrillo has the corner knees scouted but gets back body dropped ot the apron. Springboard over the baseball slide... ASAI MOONSAULT! Back inside, springboard into a pin but Andrade reverses to a crucifix for two. Front chancery applied, Three Amigos but Humberto reverses the third to a suplex of his own!

Up top, moonsault, the feet are up but Humberto catches it in time! Schoolboy puts Carrillo hard into the turnbuckles, hard running knees... STILL NO! Underhook, Humberto reverses to a pin for two! Hard forearms from the champ, Carrillo gives ‘em back in kind! Andrade with more right hands but he runs into a superkick! Only two, slugging it out on their knees, both men spent and giving it their last ounce.

Off the ropes, ducking and dodging, neither man able to land a shot until Almas gets nailed by a back elbow from the apron! Up on the second, jockeying for position... CARRILO HITS AN AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER BUT ALMAS KICKS OUT! Jawbreaker from the champ, he slips out of a firemans’ carry, Humberto lands on his feet out of a suplex but Andrade is just a bit faster...

Andrade “Cien” Almas wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin to retain the WWE United States Championship.

Back to the panels for more discussion, they’re interrupted by R-Truth trying to make his entrance into the royal rumble match.

Charlotte Flair is interviewed and says that last year she thinks she let her emotions get the best of her, she obsessed over it, and this year will be different.

The panel goes back to match discussion for a bit.

Kofi Kingston is interviewed about his entry into the Royal Rumble, for which he is very excited and looking for his ticket to WrestleMania. He and Big E are gonna be a team, and if they’re the last two guys, ring the bell, because they already won.

Thus closes out the pre-show.

The main show kicks off with a video narrated by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin about the importance and nature of the Royal Rumble match.

King Baron Corbin vs. Roman Reigns (Falls Count Anywhere Match)

Reigns attacks before Corbin’s finished his entrance! Brawling around ringside, in the ring for the first time and Roman hammers him with the punches in the turnbuckles! Fireman’s carry, Baron slips out and heads to the floor where he cuts Reigns off with a right hand. More brawling on the floor, Roman turns the tide, back inside, pressing the attack, Superman Punch sidestepped and Baron hits Deep Six... NOPE!

Back to the floor, more brawling, Corbin nails Reigns with the steel steps and takes the Spanish announce table apart. Dragging Roman over to it, the Big Dog turns the tide and Baron bails over the barricade and to the crowd. Reigns follows, they brawl in the crowd, Baron has control as they return to ringside and he chokeslams Roman on the German announce table... NOPE!

More brawling, Superman Punch countered... CHOKESLAM THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE BUT THE BIG DOG KICKS OUT! Back out into the crowd, Corbin dragging Roman out deep and smashing him face-first into some road cases! Reigns takes charge again and Samoan drops Baron through what seems to be the Chinese announce table in the international announcers’ row!

A second Samoan drop through another international announce table... STILL NO! Baron rams Roman into the road cases again and crawls his way up into the technical area as Reigns follows. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler were waiting in the technical area! The Usos make the save for their cousin! Roode and Ziggler take Jimmy Uso out, putting him through a road case!

They stretch a barricade across two cases but Jimmy comes diving out of nowhere to save his brother! CORBIN PUTS JIMMY INTO THE BARRICADE! Roman returns, Superman Punch! Over to the port-a-potties, The Big Dog puts Corbin into the walls a few times before opening one of them and throwing the Lone Wolf in! He slams the door on Baron’s face and pushes the portable toilet around... AND TIPS IT OVER!

Corbin comes out clean, miraculously, and Reigns gives chase after him, punching his way out to the dugout. Baron turns the tide and clobbers him with a steel chair! Atop the dugout, more chairshots... SUPERMAN PUNCH! SPEAR! IT’S OVER!

Roman Reigns wins by pinfall with the spear.

Backstage, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe are chatting about the Royal Rumble, and Joe reminds him that he stands with him against Seth Rollins, but in the Royal Rumble, it’s every man for himself.

Fire and Desire are interviewed backstage about the idea of being a tag team in the Royal Rumble.

Sonya Deville says if it comes down to just them, she’ll eliminate herself, because that’s how much her partner means to her. She leaves and Mandy Rose is lost in thought.

We get a memorial graphic for Kobe Bryant.

Women’s Royal Rumble

Entering at #1 is Alexa Bliss.

Entering at #2 is Bianca Belair!

Immediately going for eliminations, up and over, back handspring from Belair, jockeying for position in the corner and Bliss hauls off with a huge slap! Bianca ain’t having it, block the titl-a-whirl, trying to eliminate her but she can’t so she just converts it into a backbreaker! Handspring moonsault, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #3 is...Molly Holly!

Molly in hot, double lariats, she goes up top and fends off attempts to eliminate her before hitting a crossbody! Clubbing away, trying to eliminate Belair as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #4 is... Nikki Cross!

Cross in hot with a lariat on Holly, big forearm on Belair, teaming up with Bliss and they run roughshod on both women! Back body drops to the apron, Molly comes back in, scoop and a slam and Bianca hits KOD on Nikki! Trying to eliminate Cross, Alexa makes the save, Yoshi Tonic on Belair! All four women down and out, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #5 is... Lana!

She cuts a promo on her way to her entrance, talking herself up as the greatest ever. It’s a new year and she’s a newlywed, and she’s better than all us pathetic losers.

She gets in the ring, kicks, an X-Factor, trying to dump Molly Holly as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #6 is... MERCEDES MARTINEZ!

Martinez in, huge spinebuster on Cross, Face Eraser on Bliss, German suplex on Belair! Lana gets her with a forearm from behind but Mercedes takes her head off with a forearm and follows it with a butterfly suplex! Suplex lift ot the apron, trading forearms, legsweep, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #7 is... Liv Morgan!

She makes a bee-line for Lana...

Lana is eliminated by Liv Morgan.

Martinez tries to eliminate Morgan but eats a forearm. Liv up top, Lana returns to the apron...

Liv Morgan is eliminated by Lana.

Back in the ring, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #8 is... Mandy Rose!

Cross gets in Rose’s face and runs into a shoulder block. Running kick, shove, slap, jawing at her while Holly and Martinez jockey for position. Mandy suplexes Nikki to the apron but she slingshots herself back inside with a dropkick! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #9 is... CANDICE LERAE!

LeRae right up top, missile dropkick on Mercedes! Boots up on Cross, single leg dropkick, quebrada connects to follow it up! Drawing Nikki up, trying to eliminate her...

Molly Holly is eliminated by Bianca Belair.


Entering at #10 is... Sonya Deville!

Deville decking everybody with right hands, knee and a snapmare for Nikki sets up a sliding knee and she dumps her to the apron. Martinez trying to shove Cross to the floor, Fire and Desire have Candice dangling but she keeps her grip and rolls back in! Sonya and Mercedes slugging it out, leg pick and a trip gets Martinez control but Sonya reverses and Mandy comes over to assist.

Off the ropes, Fire and Desire with a legsweep / knee strike combo...

Mercedes Martinez is eliminated by Fire and Desire.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #11 is... Kairi Sane!

Sane up top, parasol in hand, she dives in the ring, false starts against Cross and Bliss before she spears both of ‘em! Sonya in with a kick, she eats a tijeras, Kairi has an uraken and an axe kick for Mandy, following it up with the running blockbuster! Belair cuts her off, looking for a suplex but Sane reverses! Looking for a back body drop on Candice, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #12 is... MIA YIM!

Yim slides in the ring, neckbreaker on Sane, Sole Food on Cross! Drawing Nikki up, dumping her over the topbut the Glaswegian struggles enough to block. Bianca with a military press on Alexa, Nikki makes the save and grabs a sleeper but Belair dumps her to the apron! Forearm staggers her but she doesn’t fall, Bliss makes the save, Bianca scoops her up and uses her to dump Nikki!

Nikki Cross is eliinated by Bianca Belair!

Alexa saves herself by holding on to Bianca’s hair and fights back inside! Right hands on Mandy, she dumps Rose and Sonay misses a forearm and hits her own partner! Again Otis makes the save but Belair throws Sonya into Mandy...

Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville) are eliminated by Bianca Belair.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #13 is... Dana Brooke!

Brooke gets into it with Yim, Kairi saves her from elimination. Belair with a military press on LeRae...

Candice LeRae is eliminated by Bianca Belair.

Bliss and Sane up top, jockeying for position...

Kairi Sane is eliminated by Alexa Bliss.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #14 is... Tamina!

Tamina kicks everybody down and gets into it with Belair! Throat thrust, she charges in...

Tamina is eliminated by Bianca Belair.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #15 is... DAKOTA KAI!

Kai gets into it with Brooke, leg trip, axe kick, set her in the corner and the running big boot hits! Elsewhere...

Mia Yim is eliminated by Alexa Bliss.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #16 is... CHELSEA GREEN!

She’s accompanied by Robert “Robbie E” Stone!

Green immediately makes a difference...

Dakota Kai is eliminated by Chelsea Green.

Bliss is right there...

Chelsea Green is eliminated by Alexa Bliss.

Alexa puts Dana on the apron and Bianca charges in...

Dana Brooke is eliminated by Bianca Belair.

Belair and Bliss back into it as the only two left, Alexa with an advantage, up top, Twisted Bliss... BUT THE KNEES ARE UP! Bianca goes for a powerbomb to the floor, Bliss counters, throwing strikes on the apron, tug of war over Belair’s hair but she whips Alexa into the post...

Alexa Bliss is eliminated by Bianca Belair!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #17 is... Charlotte Flair!

Flair with the STO backbreaker, chops, just laying ‘em in on Belair’s flesh! Exploder suplex, Bianca passes her into the corner and both women are down as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #18 is... NAOMI!

Naomi with a Frankensteiner on Belair right away, slide under Flair’s boot, land on her feet, double dropkick into a double kip-up stalemate before the vets team up on the NXT star! Double suplex, Charlotte chopping away on Naomi as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #19 is... BETH PHOENIX!

Phoenix right in with an armlock STO on Flair, kick to the midsection, smash her face into the turnbuckles, chops for Naomia, scoop and she sets her on the apron but fails to eliminate her. Naomi with a springboard crossbody to wipe both of them out! Little bit of wiggle, taking Flair into the corner, choking her with a boot while Belair tries to eliminate Beth.

Jockeying for position, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #20 is... TONI STORM!

Storm with lariats for Naomi and Flair, forearms for hte Queen, backing her into the corner and putting boots to her. Uppercuts, Charlotte fires back with chops, smashing her into the turnbuckles but Naomi comes over with leg kicks. Flair stacks ‘em up, big boot for Belair on top...

Bianca Belair is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

Flair and Phoenix trading shots as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #21 is... KELLY KELLY!

Kelly sizes up the field, Lou Thesz Press into wild punches on Naomi, Storm wtih a whip and Kelly hits a satellite tijeras on her! Fired up, butt press in the corner but Flair drops her with a forearm! Beht trying to dump Charlotte, stomping away while the Queen hangs on and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #22 is... Sarah Logan!

Logan charging in, shoving Flair into the corner and brawling with her. Phoenix comes over and tries to dump her, Toni joins in, Sarah fights back with forearms but Flair blasts her to the floor with a boot!

Sarah Logan is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

Kelly tries to eliminate Flair and gets put on the apron for her trouble...

Kelly Kelly is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #23 is... Natalya!

Natalya slides in, discus lariats, clearing house, Divas of Doom reunion as they work Flair over! Mounted punches in the corner on Nattie but the Divas of Doom hoss her up... DOUBLE POWERBOMB! Naomi in danger, Divas of Doom on her as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #24 is... XIA LI!

Li gets into it, boot on Neidhart, one for Phoenix as well as a 540 roundhouse! Crescent kick nails Storm flush, Flair hits Xia with a boot, scoop, float over, shove into the corner and a jumpkick sends the Queen flying! Drawing Charlotte up, trying to eliminate her but she gets smashed into the turnbuckles and scooped up top. Jockeying for position, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #25 is... Zelina Vega!

Vega in, satellite DDT on Naomi, forearm on Phoenix but Beth sets her up top and Zelina hits a headscissors takeover on her! Basement DDT for Toni, Flair very close to being eliminated, three-on-one in the corner but she’s hanging in there! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #26 is... SHOTZI BLACKHEART!

SHOTZI BY GOD BLACKHEART IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE! CLEARING HOUSE! Divas of Doom have Naomi in a military press but she lands on the apron! A shove sends her down the steps but she jumps to the barricade and hangs on! Naomi manages to pull herself up on the barricade! Scooting her way down the barricade and to the announce table as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #27 is... Carmella!

Natural Selection on Mella, Glam Slam for Flair, dropkick from Natalya, Naomi picking her spot to return from and Flair gets dumped through the ropes and not eliminated! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #28 is... TEGAN NOX!

Nox in with forearms, cannonball senton, chokeslam for Vega! She gets Glam Slam’d! Storm with a hard headbutt for Neidhart and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #29 is... Santina Marella.

Oh for Christ’s sake.

Marella jaws at Phoenix, Nattie comes up from behind and Santina gets the Cobra out.

Santina Marella is eliminated.

The countdown timer ticks.

Entering at #30 is... SHAYNA BASZLER!

Baszler attacks Flair on the floor, in the ring, laying everybody out...

Xia Li is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Karelin lift for Nox...

Tegan Nox is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Kirifuda Clutch on Vega, Blackheart from behind...

Zelina Vega is eliminated by Shotzi Blackheart and Shayna Baszler.

Shotzi Blackheart is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Naomi builds a bridge from table to the steps with the announce table cover and returns to the ring!

Carmella is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Toni Storm is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Naomi off the top, thinking Rear view but Baszler sidesteps...

Naomi is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Getting in it with the Divas of Doom as we hit our final four... HART ATTACK! Beth turns on Neidhart...

Natalya is eliminated by Beth Phoenix.

Baszler going at it with Phoenix, trying to dump her over the top but Beth hangs in there, Charlotte comes back in and fails to eliminate them! Shayna rolls back in, squaring up with Charlotte but Beth comes back in and dumps the Queen over the ropes! Flair hanging in there...

Beth Phoenix is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Charlotte hanging on for dear life, trying to eliminate Shayna but she fights back...

Charlotte Flair wins the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Shayna Baszler.

Post-match, Charlotte is interviewed and cuts a “it doesn’t matter what you wanted, this is her division” type promo.

Backstage, Baron Corbin is interviewed.

He complains about Roman Reigns making “an absolute mockery” of their match by use of his “little henchmen”, so he’s gonna dump him in the Royal Rumble.

Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)

Collar and elbow, Evans into the corner and she biels Bayley across the ring. In the other corner, smashing her head into the turnbuckles, another biel, cover for one. Handstand knee drops to the shoulder, cover for one again. Champ looking to take the turnbuckle pad off, referee Danilo Anfibio admonishes her and Lacey comes over to take the momentum for a moment.

Trip leaves Bayley clutching her knee in pain. Anfibio checks on her but it was a ruse and she clocks Evans with a hard right! Flapjack into the corner, climbing up top, diving elbow... NOPE! Choking her challenger over the ropes, reverse chinlock applied, snap suplex, back to the chinlock. Lacey fights out with elbows, tilt-a-whirl headscissors, but again the champ wrestles her to the mat with a reverse chinlock.

Cover for two, clubbing away, off the ropes, back elbow connects for another two count and she mounts her for punches to the face! Back to the reverse chinlock again, shoving Evans into the corner when she starts to struggle. Drop toehold puts the champ into the turnbuckles, pass Lacey to the apron where she lands a hard knee, slingshot into a schoolboy pin, only two!

Uppercut connects, mock salute, diving crossbody but nobody’s home! Striking away, short-arm kick to the midsection, arm wringer, running knee and Evans is fired up! Senton de la Muerte connects, slingshot dropkick and Evans post back inside for a hard lariat! Bayley to the floor, plancha misses and the champion puts Lacey into the barricade right in front of her daughter!

Clubbing blows, putting her back inside, but Evans hits a swinging neckbreaker and a standing moonsault! Headed up top, double jump moonsault but Bayley gets the knees up...

Bayley wins by pinfall with a lateral press and a handful of tights to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Universal Championship Strap Match)

Bryan in with forearms, chest kicks, but Wyatt gets a powerbomb off! The Fiend whipping the American Dragon with the strap, headbutt, Dan puts him to the floor, boots, diving but Bray sidesteps and then puts him face-first into the post! Whipping him with the strap more, the welts rising up on Bryan’s back, back inside, whipping him again.

Drawing Dan up, back suplex lift sets him up top and again Wyatt whips him with the strap! Tree of Woe and more whips with the strap as Bryan tries to pull himself up and ends up collapsing to the mat! Scoop and a slam, eye rake, whipping the American Dragon again and again, hanging upside-down in the corner. Upkicks get a headbutt, Sister Abigail but Dan slips away!

Roundhouse kick, Busaiku Knee... NOT ENOUGH! Low bridge, the Fiend falls to the floor and Bryan heads up top... PLANCHA OVER THE RINGPOST! Mounted punches on the floor, Bray slings him off and throws him into the steel steps! Through the ropes... BRYAN YANKS THE STRAP TO PUT WYATT’S HEAD INTO THE POST! Again and again, diving knee off the apron but Bray hits a hard lariat!

Low blow, on top the German announce table... DDT PUTS THE CHAMP INTO THE GERMAN ANNOUNCE TABLE! Gathering up the strap, the American Dragon starts whipping away at the Fiend! Back inside, Dan pops up top for the missile dropkick! Kip-up, fired up, gathering the strap, chest kicks alternating with whips with the strap! Buzzsaw roundhouse lays the champion out but he pops back up and asks for more!

Bryan whips him in the head and hits another roundhouse kick! Wristclutch stomps to the head, American Dragon-style! “Yes!” fingers ensue, charging in... BRAY HITS SISTER ABIGAIL BUT BRYAN KICKS OUT! Dan down and out, Wyatt gathers the strap and whips him with it some more! Bryan rises up, slap to the face, returned up top... MANDIBLE CLAW APPLIED BUT THE AMERICAN DRAGON COUNTERS WITH A CROSS ARMBAR IN THE ROPES!

Pulling Bryan back inside, Mandible Claw locked all the way in... DRAGON REVERSES TO AN OMOPLATA! HE’S GOT THE LEBELL LOCK WITH THE STRAP ACROSS THE FIEND’S FACE! FULL EXTENSION! NOWHERE FOR WYATT TO GO! He turns around in it and rains forearms down on Dan’s face! Headbutts, whipping Bryan with the strap more, drawing him up, Dan gets a schoolboy for two! Busaiku Knee connects... SO CLOSE!

The American Dragon fighting back into it, finding that inner reserve of strength, firing himself up and getting to his feet! Bray rises to his feet and Dan turns around to face him, rising and whipping him with the strap! The Mandible Claw back in, Bryan with more punches but the Fiend slams him with the claw in...

The Fiend wins by pinfall with a Mandible Claw slam to retain the WWE Universal Championship.

Post-match, trainers and referees check on Daniel Bryan. He gets to his feet under his own power but is helped to the back, stumbling on the way.

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

Circling, Lynch with a front chancery but Asuka slips away from her. Asuka with a waistlock, Becky reverses, side headlock takeover, headscissors counter. Sidestep the boot, Asuka gets a schoolboy for one and a kick that the champion ducks. O’Connor roll, Lynch kicks out, off the ropes, sidestep the dropkick, shoulder block lays her challenger out!

Asuka to the floor, she reverses a baseball slide into a kick to the shoulder! Back inside, running hip attack sidestepped and Becky gets Dis-Arm-Her in the ropes! Missile dropkick to follow, cover for two! Off the ropes, Asuka to the apron, hangman’s neckbreaker through the ropes! Kick to the head, back inside, short-arm kicks ot the face, Lynch getting fired up and she pastes her with forearms to the face!

Whip to teh corner, Asuka pops up for a missile dropkick and a cover for two! Waistlock, mat slam, sliding knee... NOPE! Backhammer, thinking Asuka Lock, denied. Boot up in the corner, double knees, bulldog sets up a basement dropkick... only two! Forearms in the corner, back body drop to the apron, shoulder block sidestepped and a kick to the chest.

Jockeying for position on the apron, Lynch drops her with a gourdbuster to the floor! Dropkick follows, exploder suplex into the barricade! Back inside, up top, diving leg drop... SO CLOSE! Backslide from the challenger, only two, duck a kick, hip toss Alarm Clock! Waistlock, Becky with back elbows, Asuka firing off palm strikes, fisherman bomb!

Hip attack on the apron, trading forearms over the apron, Lynch with a neck snap over the top... AVALANCHE STO NEARLY ENDS IT! Up top, diving forearm... COUNTERED WITH A LUNGBLOWER! Cross armbar applied, reversed into a folding press, only two and Asuka gets the Asuka Lock... BECKY GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPE! German suplex, Kawada kicks, Lynch down and out and referee Danilo Anfibio checks on her.

He wants to call it but Becky grabs his leg and stops him! Asuka with more headkicks, roundhouse... LYNCH KICKS OUT! Drawing the champion up, applying the Asuka Lock again but Becky slips out! Dis-Arm-Her partially applied, reverse to a pin, nope, duck the kick, trying for the armbar takedown but she gets the inverted DDT instead for a nearfall!

Both women down, Anfibio issues the standing ten count and they both manage to rise! Slugging it out, duck the uraken, trying for Dis-Arm-Her but Danilo gets sandwitched in the corner! Going for the mist but Becky hits a rolling solebutt and grabs Dis-Arm-Her...

Becky Lynch wins by submission with Dis-Arm-Her to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

Street Profits are backstage playing hype men as usual.

Booker T joins commentary and we’re informed that Rusev and Bobby Lashley will not be in the men’s Royal Rumble because they got into a fight in the parking lot and neither man is medically cleared to compete.

Men’s Royal Rumble

Entering at #1 is Brock Lesnar, as promised.

Entering at #2 is Elias.

Elias does his schtick and sings a song running Lesnar down, which leads the Beast to chase him down and throw him in the ring. Beating the hell out of him, shoulder thrusts in the corner, German suplex, and Brock beats Elias across the back with his own guitar!

Elias is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #3 is... Erick Rowan!

Rowan in, waistlock, back elbow but Lesnar dorks him over the top rope with a lariat...

Erick Rowan is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

Paul Heyman circles at ringside holding the title up while the Beast poses and taunts and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #4 is... Robert Roode.

Roode takes his time getting in, duck a lariat, right hands but Lesnar kicks him in the gut and puts him in the corner. Boot up, Brock destroys him with a lariat... F-5!

Robert Roode is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #5 is... John Morrison!

Brock is delighted to see Morrison and kicks him right in the face! John sidesteps, forearms, he gets bear-hugged... BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX OVER THE ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR!

John Morrison is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #6 is... Kofi Kingston!

Kofi ducks a lariat, solebutt, lighting Brock up with strikes, windmill punches, Lesnar double legs him into the corner! Waistlock, German suplex and Kingston takes it hard! Lesnar smiling, drawing him back up as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #7 is... Rey Mysterio!

Mysterio in with leg kicks, punches, slide low, dropkick, but Brock shoves him down! Whip into the corner, both Kofi and Rey stacked up, short-arm lariats for both of them! German suplex for Mysterio, one for Kingston as well, the Beast taking his time and savoring his violence as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #8 is... Big E!

Both Rey and Kofi on the floor and uneliminated, Big E checks on them and gives them a pep talk, they surround Lesnar and beat him down together but Brock fights them off! TROUBLE IN PARADISE! BIG ENDING! Lesnar crawls on the second... 619! E with a spear in the corner, Rey with poetry in motion but Lesnar tosses him!

Rey Mysterio is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

Big lariat for Kingston, Brock turns to Big...

Big E is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

Kofi crawing up Lesnar’s legs, Brock hoists him up on his shoulders...

Kofi Kingston is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #9 is... Cesaro!

Cesaro lighting him up with uppercut after uppercut but Brock counters with knees and a belly-to-belly suplex...

Cesaro is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #10 is... Shelton Benjamin!

Brock is delighted for a reunion with his former Minnesota Stretching Crew partner! Benjamin shakes Paul Heyman’s hand and hugs him on his way to the ring, he and Brock shake hands and hug, they high five, hug again and lie in wait for whoever’s next... GERMAN SUPLEX FROM BROCK!

Shelton Benjamin is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #11 is... Shinsuke Nakamura!

Nakamura ducks a lariat and fires off knee after knee, big kick staggers Lesnar, Shinsuke charges in but Brock is ready...

Shinsuke Nakamura is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #12 is... MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER!

Lesnar rockin’ out to MVP’s most excellent music while Porter stalks after Paul E at ringside, giving chase. Brock pulls him up on the apron but MVP hits a jawbreaker. Punches and a throat thrust, Lesnar counters... F-5! Brock roars and draws him up...

Montel Vontavious Porter is eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #13 is... KEITH LEE!

Lesnar is clearly impressed by Lee’s size and walks up to him. The two behemoths square up and Brock fires off knees. Whip reversed, Keith with a shoulder block, off the ropes... POUNCE KNOCKS LESNAR OFF HIS FEET! STINGER SPLASH! Forearm in the corner, whip across, Brock explodes out of the corner and both men are down and out after double lariats!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #14 is... Braun Strowman!

Strowman with Stinger Splashes on both guys and a shotgun dropkick that sends Lee rolling out under the bottom rope! Braun leaves the ring to pounce Keith and comes back to drop Lesnar with a lariat! Drawing Brock up, scooping him on one shoulder, Lesnar slips out and hits the German suplex! One for Lee as well! Germans on Germans! Lee and Strowman bump into each other on their rise and Brock takes advantage as they start fighting...

Braun Strowman and Keith Lee are eliminated by Brock Lesnar.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #15 is... Ricochet!

Ricochet right in with a diving crossbody but Brock catches him and hits a backbreaker! German suplex follows and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #16 is... Drew McIntyre!

McIntyre squaring up, Lesnar takes the gloves off... AND RICOCHET KICKS HIM IN THE GENTLEMAN’S AREA! CLAYMORE... BROCK’S ELIMINATED!

Brock Lesnar is eliminated by Drew McIntyre!

Ricochet with a missile dropkick, running shooting star press, Drew catches him and hosses him up...

Ricochet is eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #17 is... The Miz!

Miz in hot and running the ropes but McIntyre hits Future Shock and kips up! Drew staring at Brock at ringside as he gets up... CLAYMORE ON MIZ!

The Miz is eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

Brock actually looks sad as he finally starts to leave, heading out into the crowd.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #18 is... AJ Styles!

Styles in with right hands, back body drop puts him on the apron but he knocks Drew aside. Springboard back in, leg kicks, off the ropes and McIntyre clobbers him with a shoulder block! Delayed vertical, AJ fights him off with a knee, jockeying for position as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #19 is... Dolph Ziggler!

Ziggler and McIntyre jawing, AJ with the chop block and they team up to beat Drew up until Dolph nails Styles with a forearm. McIntyre with a huge belly-to-belly, chops in the corner, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #20 is... Karl Anderson!

Anderson makes the save, uppercuts on McIntyre, Drew goozles them both but Ziggler hits the superkick to cut him off! All three heels trying to eliminate Drew but AJ turns on Dolph and Karl hits the spinning spinebuster! Desultory Royal Rumble brawling and trying to make eliminations ensues, Ziggler evades an elimination.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #21 is... EDGE!


The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #22 is... Baron Corbin!

Corbin going right after Edge with the assistance of Ziggler before moving on to Anderson and hitting a chokebreaker. McIntyre almost eliminates Dolph, Corbin with the save, Edge passes AJ over the top...

AJ Styles is eliminated by Edge.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #23 is... MATT RIDDLE!

Riddle kicks Corbin’s soul out of his body and starts lighting everybody up! Chest kicks on Drew in the corner, duck a lariat from Edge and hit the short-arm knee strike! Baron from behind...

Matt Riddle is eliminated by Baron Corbin.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #24 is... Luke Gallows!

Big Hoot lighting ‘em up, Edge brawling it up with Corbin, McIntyre comes over...

Baron Corbin is eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #25 is... Randy Orton!

Orton hits the RKO on Gallows! One for Anderson, too! He turns and sees his former tag partner Edge and gestures to him...

The OC (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) are eliminated by Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton).

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #26 is... Roman Reigns!

Reigns in with the big slicing rights, spear for Ziggler...

Dolph Ziggler is eliminated by Roman Reigns.

McIntyre getting into it with the Big Dog as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #27 is... Kevin Owens!

Owens punching away on McIntyre, corner lariat for Orton, all four other men down and out and Roman and Edge both get cannonballs! Edge eats the pop-up powerbomb, Drew the superkick, Roman the Stunner! Orton lying in wait... STUNNER FOR THE VIPER, TOO!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #28 is... Aleister Black!

Black getting into it with Edge, knee strike, McIntyre cuts him off with a headbutt and goes for Claymore... BLACK MASS! Everybody pulling themselves together as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #29 is... Samoa Joe!

Joe brawling with Aleister, Black returns a pump kick and a back elbow but eats the corner enzuigiri! Owens with a cannonball, he and Samoa meet up and start brawling! Manhattan Drop and a big boot, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #30 is... Seth Rollins!

Owens and Joe stop fighting and wait for Rollins (accompanied by AOP and Buddy Murphy), before deciding to roll under the ropes and brawl with the Monday Night Messiah’s heel stable! Seth directs traffic, they pull Edge out and throw the Rated R Superstar into the barricade! AOP working Orton over, Rollins comes in, Blackout on McIntyre!

Seth focusing on Roman but Black cuts him off and they fight. Roundhouse kick, Al goes for the quebrada but Murphy trips him up! Avada Kedavra...

Aleister Black is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

Owens hits the Stunner on Seth and dumps him but AOP catch him and makes the save! Rollins dumps Owens...

Kevin Owens is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

Joe has the Coquina Clutch in but Murphy clocks him with an enzuigiri to break it up! Samoa takes Murphy out and Seth takes advantage...

Samoa Joe is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

Owens, Joe, and Black brawl AOP and Murphy to the back! Edge slides back in the ring, as does Orton, Rollins finds himself surrounded and tries to con Roman into forming an alliance! He offers the Shield fist bump... AND GETS A SUPERMAN PUNCH! Edge draws him up and throws him into a snap scoop powerslam! CLAYMORE FROM MCINTYRE AND HE IS OUTTA THERE!

Seth Rollins is eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

Pairing off and brawling, Edge and Reigns down and out and Orton hits the RKO on McIntyre! Edge follows it up with a spear and Rated RKO have a little moment, drawing Drew up... DOUBLE RKO! The Viper lying in wait and he tries to shrug it off when Edge notices... and Edge dumps him!

Randy Orton is eliminated by Edge.

Edge and Reigns squaring up, the atmosphere electric as they start slugging it out! Superman Punch connects, the Big Dog lies in wait and howls... EDGE LEAPFROGS THE SPEAR AND HITS HIS OWN SPEAR! ROMAN GOES OVER THE TOP BUT LANDS ON THE APRON, EDGE OFF THE ROPES, REIGNS SIDESTEPS! They struggle over the ropes, both men on the apron, slugging it out, teetering...

Edge is eliminated by Roman Reigns.

Superman Punch connects, McIntyre posts on one hand to block elimination and lays Roman out with the Claymore!

Drew McIntyre wins the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Roman Reigns.

McIntyre points at the WrestleMania sign, as is time-honored tradition.

That’s the show, folks.

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