WWE Royal Rumble highlights: Charlotte Flair wins; Brock Lesnar shocked, Edge returns

Updated: 27 January, 2020 12:09 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Royal Rumble, Alexa Bliss

    The women's Royal Rumble match kicked off with Alexa Bliss and NXT star Bianca Belair, who put on one of the most impressive performances in Rumble history

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  • Royal Rumble

    Bianca Belair managed to eliminate a shocking eight women superstars during her first Royal Rumble appearance. Belair eliminated Alexa Bliss, Mighty Molly, Nikki Cross, Mandy Rose, Candice LeRae, Dana Brooke and Tamina

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  • Royal Rumble, Beth Phoenix, Natalya

    Santino Marella, who was rumoured to make an appearance at Royal Rumble, appeared in the women's Rumble match as Santina Marella. She was eliminated by herself.

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  • Royal Rumble, Shayna Baszler

    Former NXT women's champion Shayna Baszler entered the Royal Rumble at number 30 and eliminated a record-equalling 8 female superstars.  Shayna Naomi, Beth Phoenix, Toni Storm, Xia Li, Zelina Vega, Shotzi Blackheart, Carmella and Tegan Nox.

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  • Royal Rumble, Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler

    Shayna Bazsler and Charlotte Flair were the final two women superstars at the Royal Rumble

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  • Royal Rumble, Charlotte Flair

    Charlotte Flair finally eliminated Shayna Baszler to win the women's Royal Rumble and earn a title shot at WrestleMania 36. Besides, Baszler, Charlotte also eliminated Bianca Belair, Kelly Kelly and Sarah Logan

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  • Royal Rumble, Becky Lynch

    Raw women's champion Becky Lynch had her work cut out for her as she faced the one woman she did not beat yet - Asuka in the former's title match. Becky Lynch brought her best game to the ring against Asuka

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  • Royal Rumble, Becky Lynch, Asuka

    Asuka who did not stop with the mind games during their singles match, also had her tag team champion and teammate Kairi Sane at ringside to give her the upper hand

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  • Royal Rumble, Becky Lynch

    Becky Lynch, however, managed to keep her head in the game and finally got the Dis-Arm-Her on Asuka to make her opponent submit and retain her Raw women's championship

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  • Royal Rumble, Bayley

    After brawls and sneak attacks for weeks, Lacey Evans finally got her hands on SmackDown women's champion Bayley in a title match

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  • Royal Rumble, Bayley

    However, despite Lacey Evans putting her best foot forward, she could not get the better of Bayley and lost her attempt in winning her first WWE title. This war, however, is far from over.

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  • Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan

    In what could be a unique match, 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan continued their rivalry from TLC and faced each other for the latter's WWE Universal title in a strap match

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  • Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan

    The Fiend attacked Daniel Bryan viciously throughout the match but Daniel Bryan repaid the favour. The two superstars took the match outside the ring and onto the announcer's table. 

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  • Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan

    Daniel Bryan also had The Fiend in the Yes Lock along with the strap but the Universal champ would not tap out. Later, The Fiend hit the Mandible Claw on Bryan to win the match and retain his title

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  • Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar

    WWE champion Brock Lesnar did what no champion did before - enter the Royal Rumble at number one. Brock Lesnar effortlessly dominated his Rumble opponents. He eliminated a record-equalling 13 superstars at this year's Royal Rumble

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  • Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar

    Entrant number 16 Drew McIntyre, who was on a path to prove he is a force to reckon with in WWE, was the one to shock the WWE Universe and eliminate the champion Brock Lesnar. Drew would keep staring Lesnar down even after the latter's elimination

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  • Royal Rumble, Edge

    Former WWE champion Edge, who retired from professional wrestling in 2011, made his grand return to WWE after 9 long years! Entering at number 21, Edge never missed a beat and managed to eliminate 3 superstars

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  • Royal Rumble, Edge, Randy Orton

    Edge and Randy Orton - who were tag team champions as team RKO - had a moment as well during the Royal Rumble match. They double-teamed on quite a few superstars hitting spears and RKOs respectively.

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  • Royal Rumble, Edge, Randy Orton

    After a few mind games, Edge shockingly eliminated Randy Orton from the Royal Rumble to be part of the last four. Edge was eliminated by Roman Reigns

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  • Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins

    Seth Rollins, last year's Royal Rumble winner, entered at number 30 and with help from AOP and Buddy Murphy, eliminated Aleister Black, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.

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  • Royal Rumble

    Drew McIntyre finally eliminated Roman Reigns to win his first-ever Royal Rumble and earn a shot for a WWE title and headline WrestleMania 36

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  • Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns

    Roman Reigns first faced King Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere match. They previously tied 2-2 in their encounters 

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  • Royal Rumble

    King Corbin had Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to aide him but Roman Reigns' cousins - The Usos, were on his side as well; as the match moved outside the ring and into the crowd

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  • Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns

    Roman Reigns would attack Corbin with back-to-back Superman punches as well as put him in a portable toilet before pushing it to the ground. Reigns then pinned Corbin to win the match

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  • Royal Rumble

    Andrade, with Zelina Vega at his side, defended his United States championship against a returning Humberto Carillo.

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  • Royal Rumble

    Humberto Carillo countered Andrade's methodic in-ring offence with a moonsault and hurricanrana. Just as Humberto was about to pin Andrade with a roll-up, the champ performed one of his own versions of a roll-up to retain his US title.

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  • Royal Rumble

    Sheamus, who marked his return to WWE after months, wanted to show his competitors that he means business and had someone in mind to make an example of - Shorty G

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  • Royal Rumble

    Despite Shorty G's in-ring talent, Sheamus did most of the dominating in the match and made short work of his opponent to pick up the win

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The 33rd WWE Royal Rumble had Becky Lynch defend her Raw women's title against Asuka, Lacey Evans face Bayley for the SmackDown women's title, Daniel Bryan and The Fiend Bray Wyatt in a Strap match as well as the Men's and Women's Royal Rumble matches respectively for a title shot at WrestleMania 36. Here is all the highlights of WWE Royal Rumble 2020. Pictures Courtesy/ WWE

First Published: 27 January, 2020 10:10 IST