St. Petersburg, Florida
January 31, 2021
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“Then. Now. Forever.” The
WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting the 34th annual Royal
Rumble special. We go live into the WWE ThunderDome at Tropicana
Field in St. Petersburg, Florida to see a big pyrotechnics
Goldberg vs. Drew McIntyre (c)
Before the bell, McIntyre gives Goldberg a Glasgow Kiss and
follows up with a Spear! McIntyre knocks him out of the ring, but
Goldberg punches him and bounces him off the steps. Goldberg then
spears the WWE Champion through the barricade. This match has not
Goldberg gets in the ring and waits for the champion to get in the
ring. McIntyre pulls himself up and is in pain. McIntyre slowly
gets in the ring, and the referee checks on him. McIntyre growls,
“Ring the damn bell!” The bell rings. McIntyre knees him in the
face trying for a Spear and connects with a Claymore Kick for a
near fall. McIntyre cannot believe it. McIntyre gets up and goes
for another Claymore Kick, but Goldberg avoids it. Goldberg
connects with a Spear, gets to his feet, sizes McIntyre up, and
connects with a second Spear. Goldberg covers, but he only gets a
Goldberg signals for the end. Goldberg connects with a Jackhammer,
but McIntyre just barely kicks out. Goldberg is stunned. Goldberg
returns to the corner and sizes McIntyre up. McIntyre sidesteps
him, and Goldberg runs into the turnbuckles. McIntyre sets up in
the corner and crushes Goldberg with a Claymore Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
Goldberg slowly gets to his feet and looks at McIntyre. Goldberg
is completely gassed. Goldberg walks up to McIntyre and shakes his
hand. They embrace, and Goldberg raises McIntyre’s arm up.
Goldberg walks off, and McIntyre poses in the ring with the WWE
Sasha Banks is interviewed backstage and she’s not worried about
the odds being stacked against her with Carmella and Reginald.
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Carmella w/ Reginald vs. Sasha Banks (c)
The bell rings to start this match. Banks quickly takes her down
and goes for a Bank Statement, but Carmella quickly gets out and
leaves the ring. Carmella talks a little trash from ringside and
gets on the apron. Banks takes Carmella down with a waistlock as
she gets in the ring. Banks reverses a whip to the corner, but
Carmella slingshots over her. Banks fights back with a springboard
arm drag before chopping her. Banks grabs the arm and goes to the
top rope, but Carmella knocks her to the apron. Reginald gets on
the apron, but Banks gets on the floor and rips him off to the
floor. Banks gets on the apron, but Carmella knocks her back down.
Carmella drives into Banks with an assist from Reginald. Carmella
gets her in the ring for a two count.
Carmella elbows away at Banks in the corner and taunts her.
Carmella knees her in the face and applies a head-scissor while
hanging over the ropes for five seconds. Carmella releases before
being disqualified. Carmella pulls her down for a sit-out slam for
a two count. Carmella quickly goes to a rear chin lock. Carmella
swings her around before putting her on the top rope. Banks knocks
her back and hits a meteora for a two count. Banks seems to have
tweaked her knee. Carmella tries to tie Banks’ hair on the bottom
rope, but fails. She stomps away at Banks and talks some trash.
Banks fights up and hits a slingshot dropkick for a near fall.
Carmella fights back at Banks to get out of the Three Amigos and
throws her out of the ring. Reginald catches Banks in a cradle.
Banks counters into a head-scissor takeover and connects with a
forearm. The referee ejects Reginald from ringside. Carmella
connects with a suicide dive and lands right on her face at a
scary angle. Carmella is down for a few moments before putting her
in the ring for a two count.
Banks starts to fight back and hits a suplex. Banks goes for a
Frog Splash, but Carmella gets the knees up and applies the Code
of Silence. Banks fights out of it and hits a sliding knee to the
face. Carmella fights out of a Bank Statement, but Banks fights
back with a kick. Banks comes off the top rope, but Carmella
superkicks her out of midair. Carmella hits a second superkick for
a near fall. Carmella grabs her, but Banks fights back and applies
the Bank Statement for the win.
Winner by Submission and still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Sasha
WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E is backstage with Xavier
Woods. Sami Zayn comes up and is not happy that Big E was gifted
with his championship. Zayn says he’s surprised he’s not number
one in the Royal Rumble with how he’s been screwed. Kofi Kingston
comes up and scares Zayn. Zayn goes away. Kingston says he’s not
medically cleared to compete, but he’s here to support them.
Tonight could be the night they’re set on the path to
WrestleMania. When one of them wins the Royal Rumble, they all win
the Royal Rumble.
Bad Bunny performs Booker T. Booker T is standing alongside him in
what looks to be his G.I. Bro attire.
Video Package: Royal Rumble
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
No. 1: Bayley
No. 2: Naomi
Naomi gets the better of Bayley at the sound of the bell and hits
her with a head-scissor takeover.
No. 3: Bianca Belair
Belair immediately goes after Bayley and dropkicks her. Belair
slams Bayley down and hits a handspring splash. Naomi goes for
Belair, but they fumble through a power spot.
No. 4: Billie Kay
Billie Kay immediately goes to commentary and has not entered the
match yet. Bayley nearly eliminates Belair and Naomi as they
continue to attack each other. Bayley goes for a cross-body block
on them, but they move.
No. 5: Shotzi Blackheart
Blackheart hits a missile dropkick on Bayley before kicking Belair
in the head. Blackheart kicks Naomi in the midsection and throws
her over the top rope onto the apron. Blackheart splashes Bayley
on the ropes and tries to eliminate Belair. Bayley grabs
Blackheart, but Blackheart elbows her back.
No. 6: Shayna Baszler
The new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion makes her way to the ring.
Billie Kay walks up to her and looks for a partnership. Baszler
whiffs on a punch and sends Kay into the barricade. Belair attacks
everyone in the ring with kicks and knees. Baszler hits Naomi with
a spinebuster. Naomi and Belair try to eliminate her, but Baszler
No. 7: Toni Storm
Billie Kay tries to get another partnership with her, but Storm
blows her off. Storm hits Blackheart and Bayley with German
Suplexes. Storm hits running hip attacks on Blackheart and Naomi.
Naomi soon punches her back and hits a Rear View. Baszler attacks
Naomi and forearms Storm. Blackheart hits Baszler with a knee to
the face and goes for a kick, but Baszler blocks her. Baszler then
throws Blackheart over the top rope to eliminate her.
Shotzi Blackheart has been eliminated.
No. 8: Jillian Hall
Jillian agrees to partner with Kay. They attack Naomi in the ring.
They try to eliminate Naomi, but she holds on.
No. 9: Ruby Riott
Riott clotheslines Bayley and slams Belair. Riott then hits Storm
with some short-arm forearms. Storm goes for a German Suplex, but
Riott elbows her. Storm fights back and hits a German Suplex.
Storm goes for a suplex, but Kay pulls Riott down. Riott then
superkicks Storm. Kay and Jillian, known as “Billie and Jilly,” go
for Naomi again.
No. 10: Victoria
Victoria runs wild on the women with clotheslines. Victoria hits
Bayley with a back body drop before hitting Riott with a swinging
sidewalk slam. Victoria hits a scoop slam on Bayley. Noami
dropkicks Victoria, and she goes out under the bottom rope.
Victoria takes Naomi down and hits a slingshot leg drop.
No. 11: Peyton Royce
Royce elbows and kicks Riott down before throwing her over the top
rope, but Riott hangs on. Royce and Kay attack Victoria. It’s an
IIconics reunion. They kick Victoria down. Bayley attacks Kay from
behind, so Royce hits a modified Widow’s Peak. Victoria takes
exception with this and crushes Royce with a Widow’s Peak.
No. 12: Santana Garrett
Garrett forearms Storm down before sending Riott to the corner.
Garrett hits a handspring back elbow on Storm before going back to
Riott. Garrett sends Riott over the top rope, but Riott holds on.
On the other side of the ring, Belair is barely hanging on, but
she gets back in.
No. 13: Liv Morgan
Morgan kicks Garrett back and hits a flatliner on Bayley. Morgan
hits Belair with double knees. The Riott Squad start to team with
each other. Jillian turns on Billie and hits a Samoan Drop. Billie
soon eliminates Jillian. Billie celebrates a little too much, so
the Riott Squad eliminates her.
Jillian Hall has been eliminated.
Billie Kay has been eliminated.
No. 14: Rhea Ripley
Ripley viciously takes down Morgan and Belair. Ripley dropkicks
Storm and eliminates her.
Toni Storm has been eliminated.
Ripley grabs Riott and forearms her. Victoria has Bayley in a
tarantula on the ropes. Baszler grabs Victoria in a Kirifuda
Clutch over the ropes, and Victoria falls to the floor.
Victoria has been eliminated.
Ripley puts Garrett over the top rope, but Garrett splits down to
try to survive. Ripley then kicks her off to the floor.
Santana Garrett has been eliminated.
No. 15: Charlotte Flair
Flair gets in the ring and takes Ripley down before hitting a
fallaway slam on Morgan. Riott is going to German Suplex Royce off
the apron, but Bayley slides under and powerbombs Riott to the
floor to eliminate her! Yikes! Bayley is still in since she went
under the bottom rope.
Ruby Riott has been eliminated.
No. 16: Dana Brooke
Brooke hits a missile dropkick on some women before going back to
the top rope and hitting a somersault senton. Brooke misses a
handspring back elbow in the one corner, but hits another one
before hitting a blockbuster. Morgan tries to eliminate Bayley
with a head-scissor over the top rope, but Royce saves Bayley and
Liv Morgan has been eliminated.
No. 17: Torrie Wilson
Wilson takes some women down, loses her spot in the ring, and hits
Brooke with a chop. Wilson gives Bayley an X-Factor before giving
Royce a suplex. Wilson hits Flair with a takedown. Brooke tries to
eliminate Ripley, but Ripley fights back and brings her over the
top rope with one arm. Ripley then powerbombs her on the apron,
and Brooke falls to the floor. That was nasty.
Dana Brooke has been eliminated.
No. 18: Lacey Evans
Ric Flair’s music hit initially, and he walks out to the stage.
Flair then introduces Lacey Evans, who comes out wearing the robe
Charlotte Flair wore during her entrance. Flair blindsides Evans
as she gets in the ring and stomps away at her. There are feathers
from the robe everywhere. They brawl under the bottom rope. Flair
pounds her down at ringside. Flair gets on the apron and avoids an
attack from Royce. Flair pulls her over, Royce trips, and falls to
the floor. That didn’t look like it went as planned. Baszler
eliminated Wilson, and Belair eliminates Bayley. The cameras
missed that last one.
Peyton Royce has been eliminated.
Torrie Wilson has been eliminated.
Bayley has been eliminated.
No. 19: Mickie James
James hits a head-scissor on Belair before hitting a neckbreaker
on Naomi. Flair and James get into a shoving match. Flair puts her
on the top rope, but James fights back with a hurricanrana. Flair
soon takes her down and stomps away at her.
No. 20: Nikki Cross
Cross takes Baszler down and hits a neckrbeaker on Naomi. Cross
cannonballs Namoi and starts avalanching everyone in the ring.
Cross hits a bulldog on Belair before splashing Baszler in the
corner. Cross shoves Ripley and hits a tornado DDT. Cross hits
Flair with a jawbreaker. Flair counters out of a tornado DDT from
Cross and puts her on the top rope.
No. 21: Alicia Fox
Alicia Fox gets in the ring, and WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth runs
down. Fox is not happy. The 24/7 geeks come out to chase him.
R-Truth and Fox fight them off. Fox then rolls R-Truth up to win
the WWE 24/7 Championship in the Royal Rumble match.
No. 22: Mandy Rose
Rose forearms Fox and shoves her to the corner. Fox rolls her up,
but Rose knees her in the head before eliminating her.
Alicia Fox has been eliminated.
R-Truth immediately rolls Fox up to win back the WWE 24/7
Championship and runs off while being chased. Back in the ring,
Cross jumps on Rose’s back. Rose powers her off and clotheslines
No. 23: Dakota Kai
Kai takes a few women down before going for Ripley. Kai gets out
of a slam from Ripley and hits a scorpion kick. Kai goes to
eliminate Ripley, but Ripley fights it. James gets put on the
apron, and Lacey Evans hits a Woman’s Right for the elimination.
Mickie James has been eliminated.
Belair puts Naomi on the apron and kicks the legs, but Naomi stays
on the apron.
No. 24: Carmella
While Carmella regroups with Reginald, Ripley KILLS Kai with a
slam onto the apron to eliminate her. Rose is soon eliminated by
Ripley as well. Ripley has 5 eliminations.
Dakota Kai has been eliminated.
Mandy Rose has been eliminated.
Cross throws Carmella over the top rope as soon as she gets in,
but Reginald catches her and puts her back in the ring. Carmella
then eliminates Nikki Cross.
Nikki Cross has been eliminated.
No. 25: Tamina
Tamina superkicks Reginald, who drops Carmella. Carmella is also
eliminated by that.
Carmella has been eliminated.
Tamina gets in the ring and squares off against Ripley. They brawl
until Ripley kicks her. Belair puts Naomi on the apron and takes
her down, but Naomi manages to stay on. Belair knocks Naomi to the
floor, but her feet don’t touch. Naomi pulls Belair’s hair to pull
herself back up. They’re both hanging on the bottom rope and power
back in to prevent elimination.
No. 26: Lana
Lana is quickly steamrolled by Tamina. Naomi hits a leg split leg
drop on Belair and nearly eliminates her, but Belair holds on.
Flair tries to eliminate Evans, but she holds on.
No. 27: Alexa Bliss
Bliss powers Naomi down and forearms Flair. Belair hits double
knees on Naomi and dropkicks Ripley. All the women team up to take
Bliss down and punch away at her. They clear away as the lights
start to go out. Bliss is starting to transform, but Ripley
Alexa Bliss has been eliminated.
No. 28: Ember Moon
Moon attacks everyone and absolutely crushes Naomi with a
dropkick. Moon hits a diving double knee on Tamina and someone
else. Lana tries to eliminate Moon, but Moon takes her down.
No. 29: Nia Jax
The other half of the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions makes her
way down. Jax and Baszler get in the ring. Lacey Evans is
eliminated by Baszler, while Jax eliminates Ember Moon. Jax and
Baszler then power Naomi over the top rope.
Lacey Evans has been eliminated.
Ember Moon has been eliminated.
Naomi has been eliminated.
Tamina squares off against them. Tamina superkicks Jax, who is her
cousin. Baszler kicks Tamina and helps Jax eliminate her.
Tamina has been eliminated.
Jax and Baszler start attacking each other. Ripley attacks
Baszler, but Baszler turns her inside out with a slam. Jax then
Shayna Baszler has been eliminated.
Lana jumps on Jax’ back and applies a sleeper hold. Jax powers her
off and chases her around ringside. Lana slaps Jax in the face
getting in the ring. Jax angrily charges, but Lana pulls the top
rope down to eliminate her.
Nia Jax has been eliminated.
No. 30: Natalya
Jax and Baszler viciously attack Natalya while she’s coming down
the ramp. Jax and Baszler get back in the ring and run roughshod
over the rest of the competition. They then leave the ring
together, but not before throwing Natalya into the ring.
Lana attacks Natalya, but Natalya takes her down and eliminates
Lana has been eliminated.
The final four are Rhea Ripley, Natalya, Bianca Belair, and
Charlotte Flair. Natalya takes Ripley down. Ripley reverses a whip
to the corner, but Natalya sidesteps her. Natalya puts Ripley on
the apron and knocks her down with a discus forearm. Natalya
reaches over the top rope, but Ripley pulls her over to the floor
to eliminate her.
Natalya has been eliminated.
It’s down to Flair, Ripley, and Belair. Flair attacks both women,
but Ripley and Belair club her down. Flair kicks Belair and
forearms Ripley before hitting Belair with an exploder. Flair
points at the WrestleMania sign hanging in the arena. Ripley drops
Flair on the apron, but Flair fights her away. Belair hits a
handspring kick on Flair, but she holds on. Ripley and Belair then
attack Flair to eliminate her!
Charlotte Flair has been eliminated.
Ripley and Belair go over the top rope together and precariously
hang on the bottom rope. They agree to get back in the ring.
Ripley is nearly eliminated, but she gets in and nearly eliminates
Belair. They then take each other down with hair pulls. They’re
fighting on their knees before Ripley gets her in the electric
chair. Belair counters into a Glam Slam attempt. Ripley gets out
and goes for Riptide, but Belair gets out. Belair tries for a KOD,
but Ripley gets out. Belair then eliminates Ripley with a
clothesline over the top rope!
Winner: Bianca Belair
Kayla Braxton interviews Bianca Belair in the ring. Belair is
crying and says she proved she’s the best. She calls out her
parents and says she did it. Belair celebrates while pyrotechnics
The Miz and John Morrison talk to Bad Bunny backstage. Bad Bunny
isn’t interested in them, and Booker T comes up to tell them he
hopes he didn’t just say something.
The Kickoff Show panel talks about the Royal Rumble result and
showcase Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeating Charlotte Flair and
Asuka to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. R-Truth walks
up, and Peter Rosenberg low blows him and pins him to win the
championship. Rosenberg runs off with the WWE 24/7 Championship.
R-Truth runs after him.
Video Package: WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Championship – Last Man Standing
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman
The bell rings, and they immediately start brawling. Owens knocks
Reigns back momentarily, but Reigns quickly responds with a right
hand. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Reigns gets out and connects
with a Superman Punch. The referee counts, but Owens is up at 4.
Reigns goes for a Spear, but Owens kicks him and hits a Pop-up
Powerbomb. The referee starts to count, but Reigns gets to his
feet at 4. Reigns falls out of the ring to recover. Owens goes
outside and charges, but Reigns catches him in a Samoan Drop
position. Owens slides off, but Reigns sends him into the steel
steps. Reigns then CRUSHES Owens with a Spear at ringside. Owens
is back up at 7.
Reigns grabs the top half of the steel steps and drills them right
into Owens. Reigns hits a second shot into Owens. Owens slowly
gets up, and Reigns hits a third shot with the steps. Reigns
stalks him and goes for a fourth shot, but Owens superkicks him.
Owens bounces Reigns off the steps a few times and sends him into
the video wall of the ThunderDome. Owens lays Reigns on a platform
and climbs a ledge. Reigns attacks him before he can jump onto
him. Reigns hits him with a chair and throws him around to
different levels in Tropicana Field. Owens grabs the steel chair
and drills it into the knees of Reigns before cracking it off his
back. Reigns fights back and hits Owens with the chair a few
times. Owens drives him into the video wall and hits a Stunner.
Reigns avoids being pushed off the ledge and Superman Punches him.
Reigns then shoves Owens off the ledge through some tables. Owens
somehow beats the count and stumbles to the back.
Owens is having a hard time walking backstage and winds up by the
practice ring in the stadium. The referee checks on Owens and all
of a sudden Reigns HITS Owens with a golf cart! Owens somehow,
someway gets to his feet at 9. Owens attacks, but Reigns viciously
beats him down. Owens is back up at 8. Reigns taunts him, so Owens
takes him down and wildly punches away at him. Owens throws Reigns
into the road crates and says he’s more man than Reigns will ever
be. Owens then hits a Pop-up Powerbomb on a commentary table
backstage that doesn’t break. Owens climbs some crates and
splashes Reigns through it! Reigns barely beats the count at 9.
Reigns soon falls back down.
The Head of the Table is at the feet of Kevin Owens. Owens drives
him into a ladder set up. Reigns gets up at 9, and Owens
immediately feeds him a ladder to the forehead. Reigns lands on
some tables. Owens sees a forklift and gets in it. Owens lifts the
platform all the way up and climbs up onto it. Owens hits a senton
bomb through Reigns and the tables! Wow! Reigns just barely beats
the count once again.
Reigns is crawling away. Owens grabs him, and the Money in the
Bank briefcase is seen nearby. They brawl to Gorilla Position and
fight onto the stage. Owens throws him down, and Reigns is up at
9. Reigns begs him off before catching him with a Superman Punch.
Reigns then connects with a Spear through the LED wall on the
stage. Owens beats the count after a few dramatic moments. Reigns
follows Owens and they brawl. Reigns gets the advantage and
viciously punches him down. Reigns is carrying handcuffs. Owens
fights back and hits a Stunner on the floor. Owens grabs the
handcuffs Reigns was holding and punches him with them. Owens then
handcuffs Reigns to the lowest part of a lighting trellis. The
referee is counting him down, so Reigns grabs the referee and
pulls him headfirst into the trellis to stop him from counting.
Reigns then low blows Owens. Paul Heyman runs over with the keys
and takes the handcuffs off Reigns. A new referee runs out and
starts counting. Heyman and Reigns are having trouble with the
handcuffs and the referee just stops counting. Reigns is on his
feet in a crouched position. They struggle mightily with the
handcuffs before they finally come off.
Reigns grabs Owens and applies a guillotine choke. Reigns takes
him down and cinches it in. Owens is unconscious. Reigns gets to
his feet, and Owens is counted down.
Winner and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
WrestleMania 37 is 69 days away.
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
No. 1: Edge
No. 2: Randy Orton
Edge attacks Orton as he’s making his entrance and beats him down
the ramp. Edge sends him into the LED apron and gets him in the
ring. The Royal Rumble officially begins. Edge attacks him, and
Orton goes under the bottom rope. Edge follows under the bottom
rope and sends him into the barricade. Edge then sends Orton into
the steel steps. Edge beats Orton over to the commentary table and
punches away at him.
No. 3: Sami Zayn
Edge fights Orton into the ring. Zayn clips Edge’s knee and takes
him down. Orton punches away at Edge. Orton and Zayn are
No. 4: Mustafa Ali
The leader of RETRIBUTION gets in the ring and stares at Zayn and
Orton. Ali then attacks Edge. They’re triple-teaming Edge. Orton
and Zayn hold Edge up for Ali to punch. Ali shouts about Edge
taking a spot from young people at his age. Meanwhile Orton is 40
and Zayn is 36. They try to eliminate Edge, but he holds on.
No. 5: Jeff Hardy
Hardy hits a sit-out jawbreaker on Orton, but Ali and Zayn
immediately cut him off. They send Hardy to the corner, but Hardy
fights them off and hits Whisper in the Wind. Hardy goes for a
Twist of Fate on Zayn, but he shoves him into an RKO from Orton.
Zayn gets pumped up and celebrates with Orton. Orton then drops
Zayn with an RKO. Ali turns around, and Orton hits him with an RKO
as well. Edge then delivers a Spear to Orton! Orton rolls under
the bottom rope to recover. This is not an elimination. Edge
follows under the rope and attacks him. Edge sends him into the
ring post and bounces him off the commentary table. Edge pulls
Orton up onto the table. Orton tries for an RKO, but Edge hits an
Impaler on the table.
No. 6: Dolph Ziggler
SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler enters his 14th Royal
Rumble match. At ringside, Edge is attacking Orton’s leg with a
steel chair. Referees run over to separate them. During all this,
Ziggler easily eliminates Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy has been eliminated.
Edge takes Ziggler down with a big boot and gives Ali a back body
drop. Edge tries to eliminate Zayn, but Ziggler drops him with a
No. 7: Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura gets in the ring and brawls with Ziggler. Nakamura takes
Ziggler down and hits a sliding knee. Zayn attacks Nakamura from
behind. Zayn sends him to the corner, but he misses a Helluva
Boot. Nakamura quickly takes him down. Referees help Orton to the
back, who is limping from the attack on his knee. Nakamura kicks
Ali down and attacks the leg. Nakamura attacks Ziggler and sends
him over the top rope, but Ziggler holds on.
No. 8: Carlito
Carlito comes out with his apple and looks enormous. Nakamura
grabs the apple and bites it. Carlito hits a Backstabber. Ali
attacks, but Carlito catches him with a Backstabber. Zayn grabs
Carlito’s afro, but Carlito grabs the beard and hits a
Backstabber. Carlito tries to eliminate Zayn, but Ali and Ziggler
cut him off. Carlito nearly eliminates Ziggler as time expires.
No. 9: Xavier Woods
Woods immediately tackles Ali down and punches away at him. Woods
chops away at Ali before sending him into the ropes, but Ali holds
on. Zayn then blindsides Woods. Carlito is still working on
eliminating Ziggler, but he’s unsuccessful.
No. 10: Big E
The WWE Intercontinental Champion runs down and attacks Zayn. Big
E slams Ali with a uranage. Big E whips Zayn into an Honor Roll
from Woods. Woods lifts Big E on his shoulders and slams him onto
Zayn. The New Day then hit Zayn with the Midnight Hour before
Sami Zayn has been eliminated.
No. 11: John Morrison
Morrison comes out and kicks some people. The New Day double-team
Ali, but he gets out. Woods is put on the apron, and he holds onto
Big E. Ali then kicks Woods’ arm to eliminate him. Big E is
furious and eliminates Ali.
Xavier Woods has been eliminated.
Mustafa Ali has been eliminated.
No. 12: Ricochet
Ricochet runs down and starts attacking. Ricochet goes for Edge.
Edge puts him on the apron, but Ricochet shoulders him before
hitting a dropkick. Morrison then takes Ricochet down. Big E hits
Nakamura with a suplex.
No. 13: Elias
Elias gets in the ring and hits Ricochet with a Chokeslam. Elias
then catches Morrison with Drift Away. Elias attacks Carlito.
Carlito reverses a whip and connects with a dropkick. Carlito kips
up and charges, but Elias sends him over the top rope.
Carlito has been eliminated.
Elias goes after Edge, so Ricochet attacks him. Nakamura kicks
away at Ziggler in the ring before turning him inside out with a
No. 14: Damian Priest
Priest attacks Elias and hits the Reckoning. Priest turns Ricochet
inside out with a clothesline and gets pumped up. Priest attacks
Morrison and takes him down with a spin kick. Priest continues to
pepper Morrison with punches and has him down on the mat. Priest
then goes over to Elias and eliminates him.
Elias has been eliminated.
We go backstage to see Orton in the trainer’s room having his knee
tended to. Orton has not been eliminated, but the commentators say
it is unlikely he’s coming back. Priest lifts Edge up, but Edge
gets out. They then wipe each other out with a double clothesline.
No. 15: The Miz
The Miz goes over to Bad Bunny’s DJ stand and destroys the
computers with his Money in the Bank briefcase before going to the
ring. Miz hits Big E with a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz and
Morrison big boot Priest down before hitting Ricochet with a
double DDT. They then hit Ziggler with a spinebuster/springboard
Miz and Morrison celebrate. Bad Bunny angrily comes out and heads
to the ring. Referees hold him back. Priest then takes advantage
of the distraction to eliminate Miz and Morrison! Bad Bunny then
hits Miz and Morrison with a cross-body block off the top rope to
the floor. Bunny holds his ribs as he goes to the back.
The Miz has been eliminated.
John Morrison has been eliminated.
No. 16: Riddle
Riddle hits the ring and starts attacking anything that moves.
Riddle and Nakamura square off and brawl.
No. 17: Daniel Bryan
Bryan hits running dropkicks on a few people and attacks Ricochet.
Ricochet fights back and hits Bryan with a German Suplex. Time
No. 18: Kane
The Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee makes his way to the ring.
Kane uppercuts a few people before hitting Edge with a Chokeslam.
Kane then hits Riddle and Nakamura with dual Chokeslams. Ziggler
tries to attack, but Kane grabs him by the throat and eliminates
him! Kane then grabs Ricochet and Chokeslams him onto the apron to
Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated.
Ricochet has been eliminated.
Daniel Bryan sees his old tag team partner from Team Hell No and
wants a hug. They hug… and then Kane gives him a Chokeslam. Priest
squares off with Kane. They brawl, and Priest eliminates him.
Kane has been eliminated.
No. 19: King Corbin
Corbin clotheslines Riddle, but Bryan boots him back. Bryan comes
off the second rope, but Corbin catches him and slams him.
Nakamura quickly boots Corbin down. Nakamura gets out of End of
Days, but he can’t avoid Deep Six. Corbin then eliminates
Nakamura, the winner of the 2018 Royal Rumble.
Shinsuke Nakamura has been eliminated.
No. 20: Otis
Otis takes Corbin down, as well as Big E. Otis then nearly spikes
Riddle on his head with a slam. Otis takes Priest down and hits
him with the Caterpillar. Otis goes to the second rope, but Corbin
blindsides him to eliminate him.
Otis has been eliminated.
Bryan attacks Corbin and kicks away at him. Bryan hits some fast
kicks in the corner and goes to eliminate him as time expires.
No. 21: Dominik Mysterio
Mysterio gets in the ring, but Corbin quickly attacks him. Corbin
lifts him, but Mysterio hits a head-scissor over the top rope!
King Corbin has been eliminated.
Mysterio goes after Big E, but Big E quickly stops him. Riddle and
Bryan brawl before Priest gets involved. Riddle connects with a
stiff kick to Priest’s chest.
No. 22: Bobby Lashley
The WWE United States Champion and the CEO of the Hurt Business
makes his way to the ring. Only 8 entrants left. Lashley attacks
Mysterio and sends him over the top rope. Lashley MURDERS Priest
with a one-armed spinebuster and sends him over the top rope to
eliminate him as well!
Dominik Mysterio has been eliminated.
Damian Priest has been eliminated.
Lashley and Big E go head-to-head in a battle of the bulls. They
absorb shoulder blocks. Lashley goes for a suplex, but Big E lands
on his feet.
No. 23: The Hurricane
Big E immediately scoops Hurricane up, but Hurricane gets out.
Hurricane runs into Lashley and falls. Hurricane goes for a double
chokeslam on Lashley and Big E. They slap his hands away and
wildly slam him over the top rope!
The Hurricane has been eliminated.
Lashley is choking Bryan in the corner of the ring. Riddle comes
up and peppers Lashley with kicks and punches. Bryan and Riddle
No. 24: Christian
Wow — Christian appears to have been cleared for actual action!
Edge sees his storyline brother and real life best friend coming
down to the ring and starts to cry. Christian snaps Lashley off
the top rope, and all the men in the ring work to eliminate him!
Bobby Lashley has been eliminated.
Christian hits Big E with an Unprettier before hitting Bryan with
a back elbow. Edge and Christian hug in an emotional moment.
Riddle walks up to them, so they attack him. They hit a
double-team back elbow before hitting a double-team wheelbarrow
No. 25: AJ Styles
AJ Styles runs down with Omos trailing him. Styles hits Christian
with a Pelé Kick and attacks Edge. Styles hits Edge with a big DDT
before going to the apron. Edge avoids a Phenomenal Forearm and
Spears him down. Christian tries to eliminate Riddle. Bryan works
over Edge in the corner as well.
No. 26: Rey Mysterio
The winner of the 2006 Royal Rumble makes his way to the ring.
Mysterio crushes Christian with a seated senton. Mysterio attacks
Styles and nearly eliminates him, but Omos saves Styles. Mysterio
joins in on trying to eliminate Edge. Omos grabs Big E and powers
him over the top rope to eliminate him.
Big E has been eliminated.
Mysterio nearly eliminates Riddle from the match, but he holds on.
Christian has Bryan nearly over the top rope, but Bryan hits an
No. 27: Sheamus
The winner of the 2012 Royal Rumble runs down to the ring and hits
Riddle with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus then grabs Edge
and caves in his chest with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus
then goes to the top rope and hits Edge and Riddle with a double
diving clothesline. Sheamus kills Styles with an Irish Curse
Backbreaker before hitting Christian with a Brogue Kick. Bryan
attacks Sheamus and charges, but Sheamus kills him with a Brogue
Kick. Mysterio knocks Styles into the ropes and goes for a 619,
but Omos blocks it. Styles pulls Mysterio into the ring and puts
him over the top rope. Omos then pulls Mysterio to the floor to
Rey Mysterio has been eliminated.
No. 28: Cesaro
Cesaro hits Edge with a running uppercut before uppercutting
Riddle. Cesaro uppercuts anything that moves before coming
face-to-face with his partner of The Bar, Sheamus. They smile, and
then Cesaro takes him down for a Cesaro Swing. Cesaro tries to
catapult him over the top rope, but Sheamus holds on. Cesaro then
takes Bryan down and starts a Cesaro Swing. Bryan is put down and
kicks Cesaro back.
No. 29: Seth Rollins
Rollins gets in the ring, and Cesaro grabs him. Cesaro nearly
eliminates him, but Rollins holds on. Rollins angrily punches
Cesaro back and chops away at the chest.
No. 30: Braun Strowman
Strowman runs wild in the ring and throws Styles over the top
rope… but Omos catches him. Cesaro attacks Strowman from behind
and lifts him up! Strowman slides off and eliminates him. Sheamus
attacks Strowman from behind, but Strowman clotheslines him over
the top rope. Strowman goes to eliminate Styles again, but Omos is
there… so Strowman throws him out on another side!
Cesaro has been eliminated.
Sheamus has been eliminated.
AJ Styles has been eliminated.
A piped in “This is awesome” chant picks up. Bryan slowly
approaches Riddle. They trade VICIOUS chops in the ring before
Bryan kicks him in the head. Bryan punches away at Edge and hits a
Busaiku Knee. Bryan sends Edge over the top rope, but Edge holds
on. Bryan attacks Christian and hits a big dropkick. Strowman gets
to his feet in the corner and eats a Bryan corner dropkick.
Bryan and Riddle go face-to-face. They do some strikes before
Riddle powers him up from an arm bar and puts him over the top
rope. Bryan knocks Riddle back and hits a missile dropkick.
Rollins quickly gets in the ring and attacks Bryan from behind.
Rollins hits Bryan with a Stomp and eliminates him!
Daniel Bryan has been eliminated.
Rollins and Riddle brawl in the ring. Riddle hits a strike combo,
but Rollins blocks it. Riddle is put over the top rope. Strowman
attacks Riddle, and Rollins hits Riddle with a Stomp to eliminate
Riddle has been eliminated.
It’s down to Rollins, Strowman, Edge, and Christian, though Randy
Orton has yet to be eliminated. Rollins tries to convince Strowman
to double-team Edge and Christian. Strowman simply slams Rollins
down. Strowman runs through Edge and Christian before avalanching
them. Edge and Christian fight back and start to pull Strowman
over the top rope. Rollins comes up from behind and eliminates
Strowman and Christian!
Braun Strowman has been eliminated.
Christian has been eliminated.
Edge and Rollins go at it. Edge quickly hits a flapjack into the
ropes and pushes Rollins over to eliminate him… but his music
Seth Rollins has been eliminated.
Randy Orton, who was never eliminated from No. 2 comes up from
behind and hits an RKO out of nowhere! Orton goes to eliminate
Edge… but Edge spins him around and sends him over the top rope to
eliminate him! Edge has run the field from the No. 1 spot, the
third man in history to do that. This is his second Royal Rumble
win, and Edge is going to the main event of WrestleMania!
Edge is full of emotion as he stares at the WrestleMania sign and
pyrotechnics go off. The Road to WrestleMania has begun!