It’s January and now that the holidays are over with and the Wrestle Kingdom has closed it borders, wrestling fans can look forward to the most exciting PPV WWE tends to put out on an annual basis. That’s right, it’s time for WWE Royal Rumble 2020, the show that acts as the beginning to the Road to WrestleMania, but is honestly better to sit through. Introduced in 1988, the Royal Rumble event has been a major cog in the company’s calendar, centered around its mostly-unpredictable 30-man match.
This year’s show will be the third event to feature two Royal Rumble matches. One for the men and one for the women. It just so happens that the men’s match ups the ante when it comes to the stakes.
HOW TO WATCH WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2020
You can watch the Royal Rumble on the WWE Network.
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2020 RESULTS
SHORTY G VS. SHEAMUS
Results: After Shorty G almost got Sheamus with a flash crucifix pin, Sheamus took him down with a Brogue Kick to win.
ANDRADE (C) VS. HUMBERTO CARRILLO
United States Championship
Results: Andrade reversed a hurricanrana into a roll-up to get a pin out of nowhere.
ROMAN REIGNS VS. KING CORBIN
Falls Count Anywhere
Results: The match involved interference from Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler, and the Usos. It also involved Roman shoving Corbin into a port-a-potty and tipping it over. In the end, they fought on top of a dugout platform and Roman speared Corbin on it to win.
WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Winner Faces Choice of Top Women’s Champion at WrestleMania
Order of entry:
1) Alexa Bliss2) Bianca Belair3) Mighty Molly4) Nikki Cross5) Lana6) Mercedes Martinez7) Liv Morgan8) Mandy Rose9) Candice LeRae10) Sonya Deville11) Kairi Sane12) Mia Yim13) Dana Brooke14) Tamina15) Dakota Kai16) Chelsea Green17) Charlotte Flair18) Naomi19) Beth Phoenix20) Toni Storm21) Kelly Kelly22) Sarah Logan23) Natalya24) Xia Li25) Zelina Vega26) Shotzi Blackheart27) Carmella28) Tegan Nox29) Santina Marella30) Shayna Baszler
Results: In the end, Shayna Baszler showed up and cleaned house. After she eliminated Beth Phoenix (who was bleeding profusely from the back of her head), Charlotte took her on and ended up throwing her out the ring to win the Royal Rumble.
Also of note, Bianca Belair was rather dominant as she lasted over a half hour and eliminated eight opponents.
BAYLEY (C) VS. LACEY EVANS
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Results: Bayley countered a moonsault with her knees, then rolled up Lacey for the pin.
THE FIEND (C) VS. DANIEL BRYAN
Strap match for the WWE Universal Championship
Results: Bryan made the match look somewhat even towards the end and nailed a flying knee, but the Fiend kicked out. As Bryan kneeled there, psyching himself up, the Fiend simply stood up. The Fiend no-sold getting hit with the strap in the chest, then took Bryan out with a mandible claw. The Fiend teleported away after the win and Bryan stumbled to the back to the support of the crowd.
BECKY LYNCH (C) VS. ASUKA
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Results: The ref got knocked into the corner and Becky wanted to make sure that he wasn’t going to call for a DQ. As she turned around, she kicked Asuka in the stomach right as she was about to go for the poison mist. Asuka spit the mist straight up into the air and fell over. Becky locked in the Dis-Arm-Her and made her tap out.
MEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Winner Faces Choice of Top Men’s Champion at WrestleMania
Order of entry:
1) Brock Lesnar2) Elias3) Erick Rowan4) Robert Roode5) John Morrison6) Kofi Kingston7) Rey Mysterio8) Big E9) Cesaro10) Shelton Benjamin11) Shinsuke Nakamura12) MVP13) Keith Lee14) Braun Strowman15) Ricochet16) Drew McIntyre17) The Miz18) AJ Styles19) Dolph Ziggler20) Karl Anderson21) Edge22) King Corbin23) Matt Riddle24) Luke Gallows25) Randy Orton26) Roman Reigns27) Kevin Owens28) Aleister Black29) Samoa Joe30) Seth Rollins
Results: Brock Lesnar utterly dominated the match like nobody before him, taking out everyone from #2 to #14. He failed to fully eliminate Ricochet. When Drew McIntyre appeared at #16, Ricochet punched Brock in the balls and McIntyre knocked him out of the ring with the Claymore. When Rollins appeared at #30, he had Buddy Murphy and the Authors of Pain with him, interfering enough to help him eliminate Aleister Black, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe. A brawl erupted that drove the allies away, leaving everyone in the ring to beat down Rollins.
The final four had Randy Orton and a returning Edge up against Roman Reigns and McIntyre. Orton and Edge turned on each other with Orton getting eliminated. Edge and Roman fought it out and Roman came out of it on top. As Roman fought McIntyre, McIntyre caught him with a surprise Claymore, picked him up and tossed him from the ring. Drew McIntyre is your 2020 Royal Rumble winner!
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