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WWE Royal Rumble is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Jan. 31, 2021) from the ThunderDome inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida 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.

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WWE ROYAL RUMBLE QUICK RESULTS

  • Edge wins the Men’s Royal Rumble match
  • Roman Reigns def. Kevin Owens
  • Peter Rosenberg def. R-Truth
  • Bianca Belair wins the Women’s Royal Rumble match
  • R-Truth def. Alicia Fox
  • Alicia Fox def. R-Truth
  • Sasha Banks def. Carmella
  • Drew McIntyre def. Goldberg
  • Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Charlotte Flair & Asuka

WWE ROYAL RUMBLE LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE

How many times does an angel fall? How many people lie instead of talking tall? He trod on sacred ground, he cried loud into the crowd, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show, folks.

Our preshow panel tonight consists of Charly Caruso, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Booker T, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, and Peter Rosenberg, and they proceed to do preshow business.

Charlotte Flair and Asuka are interviewed before their match, and Flair says nobody wants to face her straight on and she knows Nia and Shayna will need a distraction. Asuka says the heels aren’t ready for either of them.

Asuka & Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Flair and Baszler to start, little bit of light mat grappling, soon enough Charlotte comes off the ropes for a shoulder block and makes the tag. Asuka in, kicks in the corner, snapmare, chest kick, back heel trip, chest kick, Shayna tags out. Asuka turns Nia around, octopus hold briefly applied, tag to Flair. Side headlock, whip reversed, Flair Flip, shoulder thrust, forearm, kick through the ropes, slingshot into a sunset flip, no good!

Knee in the corner, tag back to Asuka, a flurry of forearms in the corner but Jax shoves her down and clobbers her with a lariat! Dragging her into the corner, tag to Baszler, stomp to the elbow! Working Asuka over, quick tags as we go into a proper heat segment, Nia with a Cobra Clutch at one point and Asuka fires up with some Urakens! Missile dropkick, roundhouse kick, Codebreaker... NOPE!

Roundhouse kick to Shayna when she runs interference, Jax gets under her for a sitout powerbomb, cover... FLAIR BREAKS IT UP! Charlotte tags in, heavy handed chops, working the Queen of Spades over, exploder suplex, kip-up, Baszler sidesteps the charge but eats the STO backbreaker / reverse STO into the turnbuckles combo! A boot to Nia, both women on their knees, double Natural Selection... SHAYNA KICKS OUT!

Tag to Nia, fireman’s carry, Baszler blind tag, Samoan Drop, a knee strike from Shayna... NOT ENOUGH! Asuka takes Jax out with a hip attack on the floor, Baszler throws her over the announce table, Flair up top... MOONSAULT TO THE FLOOR TAKES BOTH OF THEM OUT! She rolls Shayna back inside but Ric Flair makes his entrance for the distraction. Baszler with a schoolboy, only two!

Flair with a boot, Lacey Evans gets on the apron for the distraction but Charlotte gets the figure four leglock only for Evans to yank her out of the hold! Flair drops her with a punch, Kirifuda Clutch applied, referee Eddie Orengo is distracted and Evans hits a loaded Woman’s Right with knucks from Ric! Jax tags in...

Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler win by pinfall with a leg drop from Jax on Charlotte Flair, winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.

We go back to the preshow panel for one last round of preview business.


The main show kicks off with a video package about the importance of the Royal Rumble and the call to greatness.

Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Goldberg (WWE Championship)

McIntyre with a headbutt and a spear before the bell! Goldberg falls to the floor, Drew follows, whip reversed and McIntyre crashes into the steel steps! Bill lines him up... SPEAR THROUGH THE BARRICADE! Both men back in the ring, Drew says he can go, we’ve got a bell!

He gets a boot up when Goldberg charges, Claymore... GOLDBERG KICKS OUT! Going for a second, Bill ducks it... SPEAR! Lining him up again... ANOTHER SPEAR! Cover... NO GOOD! Calling for the Jackhammer and he gets it! Cover... DREW KICKS OUT! Goldberg lying in wait, McIntyre sidesteps the spear, lines him up in return... CLAYMORE! IT’S OVER!

Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with the Claymore to retain the WWE Championship.

Post-match, Bill and Drew square up and Goldberg gives him a nod and tells him he passed the test, and they embrace. Bill raises McIntyre’s hand.


Sasha Banks is interviewed before her match.

She laughs and says the odds don’t matter when you’re the best and she’s ready for whatever tricks Carmella and her sommelier have.

Carmella vs. Sasha Banks (c) (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)

Circling, Banks right in with an armbar takedown, looking for the crossface but Carmella blocks and bails to the floor to confer with Reginald. Jawing, back inside, Banks with a go-behind into a takedown. Front chancery, Mella out with a body blow, whip reversed, up and over, Sasha with a springboard arm drag and a palm strike right across the collarbone! Knucklelock, step-up, Carmella counters and they trade shots on the apron.

Banks pulls Reginald off the apron, Carmella hits her with a kick and follows her to the floor. Poetry in Motion lariat off the sommelier’s back, overhand chop, back inside, cover for two. Mella smashes her face into her boot, hanging figure four headscissors over the ropes for the full five count from referee Jason Ayers! Sitout mat slam back in the ring, reverse chinlock follows it up!

Banks in the corner, elbow up, Carmella cuts her off, Sasha hits Meteora but lands hard on her left knee! Drop toehold from the challenger, tying her hair in the ropes, putting boots to her, Ayers repeatedly warning her but she backs off each time! Banks finally gets out of the ropes, boot and an elbow, inverted headscissors face smash into the turnbuckles, stepping on her throat in the ropes, swinging double knees... NO GOOD!

Three Amigos from Sasha, Carmella blocks the third, eats a knee, passes Sasha to the floor where Reginald catches her and she hits a tijeras on him! Right hand staggers the sommelier and referee Jason Ayers ejects him! Carmella launches a suicide dive and takes the Boss out! Back inside, small package, only two, schoolboy, backslide, Sasha trying to put her away and she finally hits that third amigo!

Up top, frog splash... THE KNEES ARE UP! Drop toehold into the Code of Silence, wrenching it in but Banks slings her off and hits a knee! Lungblower blocked, Sasha to the apron, knee connects, she goes back up top and dives right into a superkick! Basement superkick... NOT ENOUGH! Jockeying for position, the Boss gets her in the Bank Statement crossface...

Sasha Banks wins by submission with the Bank Statement crossface to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.


Backstage, Sami Zayn complains in the general direction of Xavier Woods and Big E at length about the injustices of the world.

Kofi Kingston jumps in and scares Zayn, and New Day mock him by saying “all jokes aside” and then physically pushing him out of the way. Kofi says he’s not cleared to compete but he wanted to be here to support his boys and wear the sweet Royal Rumble gear they designed.

Bad Bunny appears to perform his song Booker T with Booker T.

Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Starting the match at #1 and #2 are Bayley and a returning Naomi!

Bayley jawing, Naomi with a forearm, whip across, drop down into the splits, leapfrog, tijeras! Slide under a lariat, feeling the glow, enzuigiri from the mat! Mounted corner punches, Bayley slips out but Naomi connects with a knee and then a leg lariat!

Trying to dump Bayley out, blocked, Bayley returning the favor, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #3 is Bianca Belair!

Belair in with a dropkick, kip-up, scoop lift, trying to dump Bayley but she slides under, off the ropes, caught by a thrust spinebuster! Bianca with a handspring moonsault, kip-up, squaring up with Naomi! Hossing her around, trying to dump her, blocked, front kick, Naomi thinking about a powerbomb but Belair blocks.

Cartwheels with Naomi on her back, Bayley tries to get involved, cut off, dump Naomi to the apron, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #4 is Billie Kay!

Kay has an armful of 8x10s as she slowly makes her way to ringside and doesn’t enter just yet, taking a seat at commentary. Naomi off the ropes, Belair shoulder block, Bayley puts her off the ropes, leapfrog, cartwheel, springboard kick from Naomi! Bayley hangs Bianca over the ropes but she hangs on and crawls back in!

Billie says she’s waiting for a partner to enter the match with, Bayley shoulder thrusts both of her opponents, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #5 is SHOTZI BLACKHEART!

Blackheart shoots Kay with her tank’s cannon and gets on the apron, trading shots with Bayley, up top, missile dropkick! Roundhouse kick to Belair, kick to Naomi’s midsection, dump her to the apron, off the ropes, senton to Bianca! Belair hanging on in the ropes on an elimination attempt, Bayley trying to dump Shotzi, Naomi in with a shot, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #6 is Shayna Baszler!

Baszler strolling casually, Kay tries to sell her on teaming up but Shayna punches through her 8x10s and knocks her down! Baszler in the ring, forearms and kicks for everybody! Kick combo lays Bayley out, spinning spinebuster for Naomi! Pairing off, trying to make eliminations, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #7 is TONI STORM!

Storm just ignores poor Billie and slides into the ring, getting into it with Blackheart, dropping her with a German suplex! One for Bayley too, hip attacks for Blackheart and Naomi, but the latter lays her out with Rear View! Baszler clubbing Storm with forearms, one-handed facebuster from Shotzi lays her out!

Baszler catches a kick...

Shotzi Blackheart is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #8 is JILLIAN HALL?!

She agrees to team up with Billie Kay! They get in the ring, Jillian drops Naomi with a kick and she and Kay suplex her! Cartwheel elbow drop, they try to dump Naomi and fail! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #9 is Ruby Riott!

Lariat for Bayley, STO for Bianca, tilt-a-whirl into arm trap elbows for Toni! Storm catches her, elbow and a lariat in return but Toni hits a German suplex! Ruby slips out with Kay’s help, superkick, Billie offers her a spot in the alliance with Jillian Hall and they work together briefly to try and eliminate Naomi as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #10 is VICTORIA!

Victoria cleaning house! Back body drop for Bayley, front kick, fireman’s carry spin-out slam for Riott! Scoop and a slam to Bayley, she’s fired up, Naomi hits her with a dropkick! Naomi kicks her out of the ring through the ropes, no elimination, trading shots on the apron, Victoria calling for the slingshot leg drop and hitting it!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #11 is Peyton Royce!

The ring starting to fill up, she ducks under Riott, back elbow, front elbow, solebutt, dumping her over the ropes but no elimination! Arm wringer on Victoria, Kay has the other arm and the Iconic Duo reunite! Bayley blasts Kay from behind, Peyton catches her, Widow’s Peak!

Victoria kicks Royce in the midsection, the countdown timer ticks, Widow’s Peak!

Entering at #12 is Santana Garrett!

Garrett slides in, waistlock on Storm, kip-up forearm, blasting Riott, whip into the corner, handspring back elbow connects! Clubbing blows, putting Ruby over the ropes but she lands on the apron! Belair dangles but avoids elimination, the coundown timer ticks...

Entering at #13 is Liv Morgan!

Morgan in hard with the slingshot reverse STO on Bayley, inverted lungblower on Belair, assisted crucifix driver with Riott puts Baszler down! Hall and Kay’s alliance falls apart, Samoan Drop lays Billie out! Riott puts Jillian into the corner, Riotts dump her over the ropes but she shoulder blocks them!

Kay boots her...

Jillian Hall is eliminated by Billie Kay.

The Riotts boot her...

Billie Kay is eliminated by the Riott Squad

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #14 is Rhea Ripley!

Sliding in, big boot to Ruby, pop-up drop for Liv, boot for Bianca! Dropkick lays Storm out...

Toni Storm is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

Victoria has the Tarantula on Bayley! Rhea working Ruby over, Shayna locks the Kirifuda Clutch on Victoria...

Victoria is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Ripley puts Garrett over the top...

Santana Garrett is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #15 is Charlotte Flair!

Flair taking her sweet time entering, but she gets right in it, lariat to Ripley, fallaway slam for Morgan, kip-up, chops to Rhea! Back suplex follows, kip-up again, Naomi charges in and eats a boot! Ruby and Royce jockeying for position and Bayley slips under with a powerbomb...

Ruby Riott is eliminated by Bayley!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #16 is Dana Brooke!

Forearm to Ripley, headed up top, dropkick takes Bayley and Morgan both out! Flair lifts Baszler up, Brooke up top again, senton atomico into a crush of women! Charlotte almost has Shayna over, Brooke lines her up, handspring but nobody’s home! Take two hits Belair, running neckbreaker on Bayley!

Trying to dump Rhea, Charlotte choking Naomi, Royce and Morgan jockeying for position, Liv ends up trying to headscissor Bayley out of the ring but Peyton cuts her off...

Liv Morgan is eliminated by Peyton Royce.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #17 is TORRIE WILSON?!

Duck a lariat from Naomi, swinging neckbreaker, lariat to Belair, biel for Brooke! Front kick into an X-Factor on Bayley! A little shimmy, front kick and a straight suplex to Royce! Leaping lariat takes Flair down, Brooke with a Frankensteiner on Ripley! Trying to dump her, she floats over and hangs in there, handspring, Rhea hosses her up and powerbombs her into the apron!

Dana Brooke is eliminated by Rhea Ripley!

The coutndown timer ticks...

Entering at #18 is Ric Flair?! Nope, it’s Lacey Evans!

Naomi gets behind a distracted Flair but is clocked by a back elbow. Evans strolls down the aisle wearing one of Ric’s robes, up on the apron, into the ring... AND CHARLOTTE BLASTS HER WITH A FOREARM! Putting boots to her, kicking her out under the bottom rope and beating her down against the barricade!

Charlotte dumps Royce as she returns to the ring...

Peyton Royce is eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

Baszler dumps Wilson over the ropes and knocks her down with a knee...

Torrie Wilson is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

The camera misses it on the first pass...

Bayley is eliminated by Bianca Belair.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #19 is Mickie James!

James and Flair get into a shoving match, Charlotte setting her up top, Mickie with a Frankensteiner! Flair blocks herself from being eliminated, dumps James to the apron, stomping away, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #20 is Nikki Cross!

Nikki in hot, axehandle to Baszler, lariat for Belair, ripcord Regal Cutter for Naomi! Stinger Splashes to Flair and Evans and Baszler and Belair and Victoria both! Bulldog to Bianca, corner crossbody on Shayna! Ripley draws her up but Cross with a throat thrust and a shot to the midsection, follow it up with a DDT!

Trying to dump Naomi, Cross tornado DDT on Flair blocked, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #21 is ALICIA FOX!

R-Truth also comes to the ring but Fox tells him it’s the wrong Rumble and the entire 24/7 Championship scene comes to ringside! Alicia and Truth fight a bunch of them off., she turns and schoolboys him...

Alicia Fox wins the WWE 24/7 Championship!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #22 is Mandy Rose!

Rose wading right in, Fox with a sunset flip, she hits the knee in return...

Alicia Fox is eliminated by Mandy Rose!

At ringside, R-Truth rolls her up...

R-Truth wins the WWE 24/7 Championship!

Rose with a lariat for Cross, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #23 is Dakota Kai!

Kai in with lariats, brawling with Ripley, duck a lariat, wheelbarrow, slip out, Scorpion Kick! Front kick, smashing Rhea’s face into the turnbuckles and trying to eliminate her! James and Evans brawl over the ropes, Woman’s Right...

Mickie James is eliminated by Lacey Evans.

Bianca dumps Naomi over the ropes, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #24 is Carmella!

Carmella takes her time, Ripley dumps Kai...

Dakota Kai is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

Rhea and Mandy jockey for position...

Mandy Rose is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

Carmella still hasn’t entered the ring, stepping up on Reginald’s knee for the assist. Cross immediately dumps her but Reggie catches her and puts her back on the apron! This time she sees Nikki coming, back body drop and a superkick...

Nikki Cross is eliminated by Carmella.

The countdown timer ticks.

Entering at #25 is Tamina!

Reginald caught Carmella again, Tamina superkicks him out from under her...

Carmella is eliminated by Tamina.

Ripley and Snuka square up and go a-clubberin’! Tamina staggers her with a right but Rhea keeps her wits and connects a kick! Belair trying to dump Naomi but she hangs in there! Bianca kicks at her but Naomi keeps her feet up and she’s still in the match, turtled on her back!

Evans knocks Belair to the apron, Naomi gets her braid and rolls back to get her feet on the apron! They brawl hanging off the apron and hanging by the legs from the bottom rope before declaring a truce to get themselves back in! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #26 is Lana!

Lana goes right after Ripley but Tamina cuts her off, putting boots to her! Forearms, Naomi hits the splits leg drop on Belair and dumps her over the top to no elimination! Snuka boots Rhea down, Lana kicks at her, trying to lift her up, changing gears to try and dump Lacey as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #27 is Alexa Bliss!

She slides in the ring all smiles and claps, Nodowa Otoshi and a knee drop for Naomi! Shotgun dropkick to Ripley posing for the crowd but Rhea cuts her off and beats her down! The rest of the field joins in the fun, laying Alexa out and the lights go down Fiendwise.

Alexa stands up with evil intentions but Ripley cuts her off...

Alexa Bliss is eliminated by Rhea Ripley.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #28 is Ember Moon!

Moon up top, Eclipse on Baszler! Float over, butterfly suplex on Ripley, rolling solebutt on Lacey, dumping her over the ropes, no elimination! TAmina from behind, Ember off the ropes, a boot to Naomi! Snuka comes from behind, boot up, Moon up top, double neck snaps on Flair and Snuka!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #29 is Nia Jax!

Jax helps Baszler up in the aisle and they hit the ring together! Fireman’s carry on Evans, putting her on the apron...

Lacey Evans is eliminated by Shayna Baszler.

Baszler puts Ember on the apron and Nia clobbers her...

Ember Moon is eliminated by Nia Jax.

The tag champs lift Naomi up in a military press...

Naomi is eliminated by Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.

Tamina comes over, Nia can’t attack her because they’re family, but it’s a ruse! Fireman’s carry after Snuka attacks Shayna, Tamina slips out, superkick, the champs work together...

Tamina is eliminated by Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.

Jax and Baszler start brawling, Rhea comes over, Flair involved, Karelin lift from Shayna on Ripley! Nia dumps her partner...

Shayna Baszler is eliminated by Nia Jax.

She apologizes and suddenly finds Lana on her back! She slings her off, bails to the floor, Nia gives chase, Lana back inside, big palm strikes across the face, Nia charges, low-bridge...

Nia Jax is eliminated by Lana!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #30 is Natalya!

Jax and Baszler lay Nattie out and return to the ring to beat everybody down! They leave at the referees’ behest but decide to throw Natalya back in and to the wolves! Lana and Natalya seem to form an alliance but Nattie turns on her and dumps her!

Lana is eliminated by Natalya.

Final four now, discus lariat from Neidhart on Flair, foreams to Belair, scoop and a slam over the ropes but Ripley cuts her off before she can eliminate her and Nattie German suplexes her! Whip reversed, sidestep the charge, put Rhea on the apron and club her with forearms.

Discus lariat staggers her but does not eliminate her! Bianca comes from behind...

Natalya is eliminated by Bianca Belair.

Our three remaining women slow to rise, squaring up, Flair with forearms on both of ‘em! Brawling with abandon, Charlotte finds herself down and out, double whip but the Queen explodes with strikes! Fallaway slam on Bianca, Flair points at the sign! Forearms and clups to Rhea, going for a big boot but Ripley back body drops her to the apron!

Boot from the apron, Belair with a handspring kick, temporary alliance...

Charlotte Flair is eliminated by Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley.

The youngsters take a moment to celebrate, Ripley shoves Belair, they nearly both get eliminated and barely hang in there! Seated on the apron, Rhea proposes they get back in the ring all peaceful! Bianca ducks a lariat, shoves her into the corner, wild punches, hoist her up, a big forearm but Ripley hangs onto the top rope!

Belair with forearms, Rhea comes back in and dumps her, no dice! Back in the ring, spin-out X-Factor and both women are down and out! Crawling towards each other, wild punches, a roundhouse kick from Ripley, electric chair, Belair slips out, Glam Slam reversed and Bianca goes into the ropes!

Rhea ducks under, pumphandle, Riptide countered, up for the KOD, she lands on her feet! Duck a lariat, Belair is faster...

Bianca Belair wins the 2021 Royal Rumble, last eliminating Rhea Ripley!

Post-match, Bianca is interviewed in the ring.

She says she told everybody she’s the strongest and the fastest, and tonight she showed everybody.

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


Backstage, Miz and John Morrison knock on Bad Bunny’s dressing room door.

It opens and they greet him excitedly and propose that he merge his brand with theirs. Morrison has a song prepared and sings a verse of it, but Bunny isn’t interested. They’re confused at his lack of interest, running Booker T down in the process.

Book comes up behind them and does the “Tell me you didn’t just say that” bit before joining Bunny in his locker room and slamming the door on Miz.

The pre-show panel make an appearance and talk up Belair’s Royal Rumble win before recapping the pre-show match. R-Truth interrupts them and Rosenberg tells him John Cena is right over there as a distraction. Low blow, folding press...

Peter Rosenberg wins the WWE 24/7 Championship.


Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (c) (WWE Universal Championship Last Man Standing Match)

Right into the Frye/Takayama punches, just unloading on each other! Duck a Superman Punch, block the Stunner, Superman Punch connects on the second try! Referee Danilo Anfibio begins his count, Owens gets up and hits the pop-up powerbomb! Reigns up at four and he goes to the floor. KO gives chase and charges, Roman lifts him up, Kev slips out and throws him face-first into the ringpost!

Roman throws him into the steel steps, Owens beats the count and the Big Dog grabs the top step and stalks after him. Blasting Kev with the steps, hitting him a second time and a third, leaving him down and out as Anfibio begins counting. Back to his feet, Owens cuts him off, smashing him into the staging for the ThunderDome! KO blasts him with the steel step,s leaving the Big Dog on a table!

Kev climbs the staging, Reigns gets off the table but Owens tries to spike him with a chair! Roman catches him in the eyes and cuts him off as they brawl among the LED boards! Reigns with chairshots, smashing Owens into the LED boards, climbing higher into the ThunderDome, dumping KO over another row of LED boards, provoking a count from Anfibio!

KO gets up, superkick cuts Roman off, he gets a chair while Danilo counts, ramming it into Reigns’ knees! Waffling him across the back, more shots to the knee but a desperate Roman hits a forearm and a big boot to try and stay in it! Shaking life back into his knee, ramming Owens with the chair! Kev shoves him into the LEDs and hits the Stunner, Roman teeters on the edge but is able to hit a big slicing right and a Superman Punch!

ROMAN THROWS KEVIN OWENS OFF THE STAGING AND THROUGH A TABLE! OWENS GETS UP AT NINE, PULLING HIMSELF UP A SCAFFOLD FOR SUPPORT! KO stumbles along some electric equipment, wandering hoping to find a safe place, staggering through a curtain, out to a workout ring set up backstage! Anfibio tells him he needs to protect himself or the match is over... AND ROMAN REIGNS RUNS OWENS OVER WITH A GOLF CART!

KEV GETS UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT! Reigns clobbering him with forearms, talking to Owens’ grandfathers but that gets him fired up and he takes the Big Dog down and beats the hell out of him! Throwing Roman into road cases over and over, spinebuster into the road cases! FROG SPLASH THROUGH A TABLE! Both men down, referee Danilo Anfibio counting... Owens to his feet, Roman up at nine!

The Big Dog stumbling, desperate, Owens pulls him up and throws him through a ladder that happened to be set up nearby! Again Reigns beats the count, and Kev hits him with a short ladder, knocking him onto a table with some spray paint on it! Clubbing at Roman to keep him still, KO gets in a forklift and turns the ignition! Raising the fork as high as it goes, he gets out and climbs up onto the lift... SENTON ATOMICO OFF THE FORKLIFT!

Anfibio counting, Owens up at six, Roman still down but he gets up at nine! He immediately stumbles back down, Danilo checks on him and the Big Dog crawls away from a stalking Kevin Owens! Kev grabs a handful of hair and asks him whose blood is on his face, because it’s not his, it’s tribal blood! He smashes Reigns into a road case and throws him into a mirror in front of Gorilla!

Through Gorilla, Owens leaves Roman laid out on the stage! Anfibio counting, Reigns beats it, KO grabs him, short-arm... COUNTERED INTO THE SUPERMAN PUNCH! SPEAR THROUGH THE LED BOARDS AT THE ENTRANCE! OWENS BARELY BEATS THE COUNT BY ROLLING OFF THE STAGE AND ONTO HIS FEET! KO stumbles into a spotlight and burns his arm! ROMAN’S GOT HANDCUFFS! He tries to cuff Owens but KO gets away and hits a Stunner!

He grabs the cuffs and beats Reigns down with them in his fist! He cuffs Roman to the lighting rig! Anfibio counts but Reigns is cuffed so low he can’t get up! ROMAN PULLS DANILO ANFIBIO AND THROWS HIM INTO THE SCAFFOLD TO BREAK THE COUNT! HE HITS OWENS IN THE GENTLEMAN’S AREA! Reigns futzes with the cuffs, trying to break them with leverage but he can’t!

Paul Heyman comes over with the key and unlocks the cuffs while replacement referee Jason Ayers counts! Owens is getting himself back together, Roman gets to his feet while he and Paul try to unlock the cuffs! His freedom secured, Roman locks the guillotine choke in and Owens goes to sleep! Ayers counts...

Roman Reigns wins, retaining the WWE Universal Championship.


Men’s Royal Rumble Match

Starting the match at #1 and #2 are Edge and Randy Orton!

Edge slides out of the ring to attack Orton during his entrance! In the ring, we get a bell, they slide out and brawl on the floor! Fighting at the announce table as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #3 is Sami Zayn!

Edge and Orton fight back inside as Zayn arrives! Putting boots to Edge, raining punches down, Randy grabs an armbar on Edge to work the injured tricep over! Sami with punches, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #4 is Mustafa Ali!

Ali putting boots to Edge while Orton and Zayn watch, beating him down! Sami and Randy draw the Rated-R Superstar up and Mustafa hammers him with strikes! They look to eliminate him while the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #5 is Jeff Hardy!

Going after Orton, but Zayn and Ali work together, whipping him across. Hardy up top, Whisper in the Wind takes them both out! Kick to the gut, Twist of Fate but Randy is right in there for the RKO! RKO on Sami, too! One for Ali as well! EDGE TAKES ORTON DOWN WITH A SPEAR!

Randy rolls to the floor and Edge goes out after him. Brawling to the table, jockeying for position... EDGECUTION ON THE TABLE! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #6 is Dolph Ziggler!

Edge blasts Orton with a chair while Ziggler enters the match! More chairshots, referees pull them apart! Dolph dumps Hardy...

Jeff Hardy is eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.

Edge comes back in the ring and cleans house until he gets Zig Zag’d! Putting boots to Edge, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #7 is Shinsuke Nakamura!

Brawling with Ziggler, sliding knee, Zayn cuts him off while referees check on Orton! Shinsuke ducks a Helluva Kick and comes off the top with a knee for Sami! Kick to Ali, referees slowly start helping Randy to the back! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #8 is CARLITO!

Nakamura takes his apple and considers it, he tries to take a bite, Carlito takes it away and hits the Backstabber! Ali whip reversed, up and over, Carlito hits the Backstabber on him, too! Zayn with a handful of Carlito’s hair, Carlito grabs a handful of Sami’s beard, no elimination!

Zayn hanging in the ropes while Carlito tears at his face, Nakamura brawling with Edge, the countdown timer ticks..

Entering at #9 is Xavier Woods!

Woods right in with a double leg on Ali and hammering him with strikes! Sami joins in with Mustafa putting boots to Xavier, Carlito trying to eliminate Ziggler, Edge trying to dump Shinsuke, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #10 is Big E!

E comes in hot, going after Zayn, playing Ali with a Rock Bottom, throwing Sami into an Honor Roll from Woods! Xavier lifts him up for an assisted splash on Zayn! Hoisting Sami up, Woods goes up top... MIDNIGHT HOUR! They dump him...

Sami Zayn is eliminated by New Day.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #11 is John Morrison!

He lays Nakamura out with a roundhouse kick and brawls with Edge, New Day brawl with Ali, diving DDT from Xavier, Mustafa hangs in there and he and Woods are hanging next to each other! E tries to save Woods, but...

Xavier Woods is eliminated by Mustafa Ali.

Big shoves Mustafa!

Mustafa Ali is eliminated by Big E!

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #12 is Ricochet!

Ricochet in hot, Ziggler tries to put him on the apron but he slides right back in and lays him out with a kick! Edge puts him on the apron, Ricochet back in, tijeras, kip-up, dropkick! Morrison trying to dump the One and Only, E suplexes Nakamura before moving on to Dolph, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #13 is Elias.

He plants Ricochet with a chokeslam, Drift Away to Morrison, elbows and chops to Carlito! Carlito blasts him, kip-up, Elias hits him with a knee and dumps him...

Carlito is eliminated by Elias.

Elias putting boots to Edge, Ricochet inrecedes, Ziggler and Nakamura trading kicks, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #14 is Damian Priest!

Priest in, making short work of the Drifter...

Elias is eliminated by Damian Priest.

We see Randy Orton backstage getting his knee iced as Priest gets into a forearm battle with Edge and the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #15 is the Miz!

Miz smashes the DJ rig that Bad Bunny used to play Booker T earlier before making his way to the ring! Skull-Crushing Finale on E, double boots with Morrison on Priest, double DDT on Ricochet, high five with Ziggler, Hart Attack with a roundhouse kick! Bad Bunny comes to ringside fighting mad over Miz and Morrison and Damian capitalizes...

The Miz and John Morrison are eliminated by Damian Priest.

Bad Bunny heads up top and hits a diving splash on Miz and Morrison! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #16 is Matt Riddle!

Riddle pops in the ring and gets into it with his old pal Priest, trading forearms and kicks! Moving on to Nakamura, brawling in the ropes, Damian comes over and joins in, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #17 is Daniel Bryan!

Corner dropkicks for everybody, Ricochet catches him and they trade kicks! MOONSAULT GERMAN SUPLEX FROM RICOCHET! Priest trying to eliminate Edge but he hangs in there! E drops Ziggler with a lariat, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #18 is Kane!

Goozle on Edge... chokeslam! Riddle and Nakamura get two-for-one’d! Ziggler dives into a chokeslam that sends him to the floor...

Dolph Ziggler is eliminated by Kane.

Kane attacks Ricochet...

Ricochet is eliminated by Kane.

Bryan wants to hug it out... TEAM HELL NO REUNION HUG! KANE CHOKESLAMS HIM! Priest and Kane face off, the Archer of Infamy slips away...

Kane is eliminated by Damian Priest.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #19 is King Baron Corbin!

Corbin goes on a tear...

Shinsuke Nakamura is eliminated by King Baron Corbin.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #20 is Otis Dozovic!

Dozer in hot, lariat for Corbin, slam for E, exploder for Priest and for Riddle! Caterpillar time! Headed up top, but Baron blasts him...

Otis Dozovic is eliminated by King Baron Corbin.

Bryan with chest kicks to Corbin, hammering him in the corner, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #21 is Dominik Mysterio!

Corbin immediately plants him and beats him down! But Mysterio gets him over the ropes...

King Baron Corbin is eliminated by Dominik Mysterio.

Bryan and Riddle trading forearms in the middle of the ring, Priest comes in and pulls Riddle aside and brawls with him! E and Mysterio going at it, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #22 is Bobby Lashley!

Lashley comes in hot and throws Dominik out of the ring!

Dominik Mysterio is eliminated by Bobby Lashley.

Bob plants Priest with a slam and dumps him, too...

Damian Priest is eliminated by Bobby Lashley.

E and Lashley get into it, Big scoops him up, float over, front kick, dodge the delayed vertical, stalemate! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #23 is “Hurricane” Shane Helms!

Helms finds himself trapped between Bob and Big, goozles on both, countered...

“Hurricane” Shane Helms is eliminated by Big E and Bobby Lashley.

Lashley working on Bryan, Riddle gets into it, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #24 is CHRISTIAN?!

Edge is dumbstruck! Christian hnds Lashley up, babyfaces work together...

Bobby Lashley is eliminated by Christian, Daniel Bryan, Matt Riddle, and Big E!

Christian hits the Killswitch on Big E, fends off Bryan, and he and Edge embrace! They double-team Riddle as the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #25 is AJ Styles!

Styles gets into it with Christian, Pele Kick sends him sprawling and AJ shifts to work Edge over! Short DDT, to the apron, calling for it... nobody home on the Phenomenal Forearm! Edge spears him out of his boots! The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #26 is Rey Mysterio!

Mysterio is sponsored by Victoria Beer, so that’s neat. Quebrada on Styles, AJ catches him, back body drop to the apron, Omos saves Styles from being eliminated! E gets the boot up on AJ but Omos pulls him out of the ring...

Big E is eliminated by Omos!

Omos palms E’s head like a basketball and throws him over the announce table! Rey tries to eliminate Riddle, Christian tries to eliminate Dan, Matt moves on to Styles, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #27 is Sheamus!

Beats of the Bodhran on Riddle and then on Edge, double lariat on both of them, Irish Curse on Styles! Christian paintbrusing him with palm strikes but Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on him! Bryan with chest kicks in the corner, running dropkick attempt countered into a Brogue Kick!

Omos blocks a 619, Rey to the apron, Omos pulls him off and throws him into the barricade...

Rey Mysterio is eliminated by Omos.

The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #28 is Cesaro!

Stand off with Sheamus, the Bar fist bump but Cesaro swings him! He fails to dump Sheamus, Bryan gets into it with him and he swings the American Dragon! Dan with an upkick, the countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #29 is Seth Rollins!

Cesaro brawling with Riddle while Rollins takes his time. Cesaro meets him with an uppercut and dumps him to the apron. Seth comes back in, trading shots with the Swiss Superman, backing him into the corner. The countdown timer ticks...

Entering at #30 is Braun Strowman!

Braun hits the ring and throws Styles out but Omos catches him! Cesaro meets him with an uppercut and triest o slam him out of the ring but Strowman reverses...

Cesaro is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Sheamus joins the fun...

Sheamus is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

AJ comes back, Braun throws him out on a side where Omos isn’t...

AJ Styles is eliminated by Braun Strowman.

Edge spears Strowman! Our remaining entrants down and out, they slowly rise and Riddle and Bryan square up! They trade chops and uppercuts, kicks, Bryan with a roundhouse and he shifts to Edge, hammering him with right hands! Back suplex, Bryan lands on his feet... BUSAIKU KNEE KICK! Dumping Edge over the ropes but he can’t capitalize because Christian comes over!

Slip out of the Killswitch, dropkick to Christian, running corner dropkick on Strowman! The American Dragon fired up, back to Riddle! Forehead-to-forehead, trading forearms, Bryan picks the leg, rolling around, tight mat grappling, omoplata denied, Dan gets the triangle choke but Riddle deadlifts him to counter! Bryan hanging in there, he lands on the apron, still in the match!

Shoulder thrust, headed up top, missile dropkick connects! Rollins back in, he hits Blackout on Bryan and dumps him...

Daniel Bryan is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

Riddle and Rollins brawl, they end up on the apron, Strowman swats Matt and Seth hits Blackout on the apron...

Matt Riddle is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

Down to our final four, Rollins tries to make an alliance with Strowman to take out Edge and Christian but Braun chokeslams him! Edge and Christian set on the monster among men, but he comes off the ropes and pounces both of them! Throwing Christian into the corner, Stinger Splashes on both guys, scooping Edge up but the Rated-R Superstar hangs onto him!

Strowman hosses him back up, Christian comes over and helps his pal... Rollins comes over and joins in...

Braun Strowman is eliminated by Edge and Christian.

Christian is eliminated by Seth Rollins.

Edge dumps Seth...

Seth Rollins is elimnated by Edge.

Randy Orton returns, not having been eliminated, but Edge manages to get the better of him...

Edge wins the 2021 Royal Rumble, last eliminating Randy Orton.

Edge points at the sign and celebrates.

That’s the show, folks.