WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Final PPV Results, Recaps, And Everyone In The Rumble Matches

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The road to Wrestlemania has already had its first stop at the Royal Rumble, and over the course of the evening, there were plenty of title matches and two huge Rumble matches, which determined the challengers for two Wrestlemania title bouts. There were plenty of surprises over the course of the evening, and you can check out the full results for the show below.

It is my favorite day of the year. Today, we celebrate our Royal Rumble day! One of WWE's longest-running PPVs delivers its 31st installment, and it should be a blast. Like last year's edition, there will be both a men's and women's royal rumble match, and there will be plenty of surprises during the evening.

This year's event comes to PPV and the WWE Network starting at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET / 12 AM GMT (January 28); however, there is a Kickoff Show starting two hours prior. As of this writing, there will be two matches on the preshow: one for the Cruiserweight Championship and one for the United States Championship.

Aside from both Royal Rumble matches, there is a lot to look forward to for the January PPV. There are seven championship matches on the card, with only the Raw Tag Team Championship and Intercontinental Championship missing from the show. In total, there are nine matches on the card, and with the Rumble matches usually lasting more than an hour--and with two of them on the card--it's going to be one long evening of wrestling.

Brock Lesnar shows up to defend his Universal Champion against Finn Balor, the first person to win that title. Hopefully, Lesnar loses and we never see him again (That's just my hopeful prediction). Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship should be a fantastic and highly athletic match, but on the Smackdown side of things, Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women's Championship should be a barn-burner, as both Lynch and Asuka have been killing it on the Tuesday night show. Check out the full match card below.

Royal Rumble 2019 Match Card:

  • Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami (Cruiserweight Championship: KICKOFF SHOW)
  • Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (United States Championship: KICKOFF SHOW)
  • The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
  • Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch (Smackdown Women's Championship)
  • Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks (Raw Women's Championship)
  • Women's Royal Rumble
  • Men's Royal Rumble
  • Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles (WWE Championship)
  • Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor (Universal Championship)

Below, you'll find the results for the show, as it happens, from Kickoff Show to the main card to everyone that partakes in both Royal Rumble matches. Stay tuned after the show for our review of all the matches.

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Kickoff Show

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) vs. Rezar & Scott Dawson (Raw Tag Team Championships)

Roode and Gable win at 6:52 by pin.

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

Nakamura wins by pin at 10:12.

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

Murphy pins Itami at 12:04.

Main Card

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Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch (Smackdown Women's Championship)

Asuka submits Lynch at 17:07.

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The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)

McMahon pins Cesaro at 13:21.

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

Rousey wins by pin at 13:47.

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Women's Royal Rumble

  1. Lacey Evans
  2. Natalya
  3. Mandy Rose
  4. Liv Morgan
  5. Mickie James
  6. Ember Moon
  7. Billie Kay
  8. Nikki Cross
  9. Peyton Royce
  10. Tamina
  11. Xia Li
  12. Sarah Logan
  13. Charlotte Flair
  14. Kairi Sane
  15. Maria Kanellis
  16. Naomi
  17. Candice LeRae
  18. Alicia Fox
  19. Kacy Catanzaro
  20. Zelina Vega
  21. Ruby Riott
  22. Dana Brooke
  23. Io Shirai
  24. Rhea Ripley
  25. Sonya Deville
  26. Alexa Bliss
  27. Bayley
  28. Lana -- She was attacked and Becky Lynch replaced her.
  29. Nia Jax
  30. Carmella

Becky Lynch wins at 1 hour 11 minutes.

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

Bryan pins Styles at 24:31. Interference from Rowan helped get Bryan the win.

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

Lesnar submits Balor at 8:37.

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Men's Royal Rumble

  1. Elias
  2. Jeff Jarrett
  3. Shinsuke Nakamura
  4. Kurt Angle
  5. Big E
  6. Johnny Gargano
  7. Jinder Mahal
  8. Samoa Joe
  9. Curt Hawkins
  10. Seth Rollins
  11. Titus O'Neil
  12. Kofi Kingston
  13. Mustafa Ali
  14. Dean Ambrose
  15. No Way Jose
  16. Drew McIntyre
  17. Xavier Woods
  18. Pete Dunne
  19. Andrade Almas
  20. Apollo Crews
  21. Aleister Black
  22. Shelton Benjamin
  23. Baron Corbin
  24. Jeff Hardy
  25. Rey Mysterio
  26. Bobby Lashley
  27. Braun Strowman
  28. Dolph Ziggler
  29. Randy Orton
  30. R-Truth (Nia Jax attacked him and entered the match)

Seth Rollins wins at 57:23.

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