WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Results

WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Results

WWE Royal Rumble 2019
January 27, 2019
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Notes 

First Royal Rumble Kickoff Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. Scott Dawson & Rezar w/Drake Maverick 

Roode and Dawson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dawson applies a side headlock. Dawson drops Roode with a shoulder tackle. Roode and Gable are double teaming Dawson. Gables applies an arm-bar. Gable with a sunset flip for a one count. Gable with a jack knife cover for a two count. Dawson goes for a backslide, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Gable ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Gable with Two Arm-Drag TakeOvers. Gable goes for a dropkick, but Dawson holds onto the top rope. Dawson tags in Rezar. Rezar ChokeSlams Gable. Rezar knocks Roode off the ring apron. Rezar with clubbing crossfaces. Dawson tags himself in.

Dawson dropkicks Gable. Dawson with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Dawson with an elbow smash. Dawson applies a rear chin lock. Gable gets back to a vertical base. Dawson tags in Rezar. Rezar transitions into a ground and pound attack for a two count. Rezar rakes the eyes of Gable. Rezar whips Gable chest first across the turnbuckles. Rezar and Dawson are cutting the ring in half. Dawson and Gable are trading back and forth shots. Gable drops Dawson with a back elbow smash. Dawson tags in Rezar.

Rezar goes for a Delayed ChokeSlam, but Gable counters with a Roped Assisted Arm-Bar. Gable finally tags in Roode. Roode with a pair of clotheslines. Roode with a Back Body Drop. Roode follows that with a Corner Clothesline to Rezar. Roode with a SpineBuster. Roode is fired up. Roode with a Corner Spear. Roode hits The BlockBuster. Dawson with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Dawson goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode and Gable plants Dawson with their MoonSault/NeckBreaker Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable via Pinfall 

Second Royal Rumble Kickoff Match: Rusev (c) w/Lana vs. Shinsuke Nakamura For The WWE United States Championship 

Rusev drives Nakamura back first into the turnbuckles. Rusev with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rusev with a Judo Toss. Rusev follows that two elbow drops for a one count. Rusev with Two Vertical Suplex’s. Rusev clotheslines Nakamura over the top rope. Nakamura with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring steps. Nakamura throws Rusev into the ringside barricade. Nakamura with a Running Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura delivers Bad Vibrations. Nakamura puts Rusev on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Corner Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura kicks Rusev in the mouth.

Nakamura applies a front face lock. Rusev dumps Nakamura on the canvas. Rusev dropkicks Nakamura. Rusev is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Rusev with a Fallaway Slam. Rusev drops Nakamura with a Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Rusev plays to the crowd. Rusev goes for a Suicide Dive, but Nakamura counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rusev hits The Machka Kick for a two count. Nakamura responds with an Axe Kick.

Nakamura avoids The Machka Kick. Rusev with an Inside Out Lariat. Rusev follows that with another Machka Kick. Rusev with a Uranage Slam. Nakamura gets Rusev trapped in a Triangle Choke. Rusev with a Delayed Jack Hammer for a two count. Nakamura dumps Rusev on the top turnbuckle pad. Nakamura with The LandSlide for a two count. Lana hops on the ring apron to distract Nakamura. Rusev knocks Lana off the ring apron. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE United States Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Third Royal Rumble Kickoff Match: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami vs. Kalisto in a Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Rollup exchange. Murphy launches Kalisto to the corner. Tozawa locks in The Octopus Stretch. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Murpjy. Kalisto slaps Murphy in the chest. Murphy goes for a PowerBomb, but Kalisto lands back on his feet. Kalisto with a Hurricanrana. Tozawa knocks Murphy off the ring apron. Murphy drives Tozawa chest first into the barricade. Murphy with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Itami is basking in his own glory. Itami tells Murphy to bring it. Itami with a forearm smash. Itami and Murphy are trading back and forth shots. Itami with a series of open palm strikes. Itami repeatedly stomps on Murphy’s chest. Itami clears the ring.

Tozawa and Kalisto with a Suicide Dive/Hurricanrana Combination. Itami goes for multiple pinning opportunities. Murphy attacks Itami from behind. Itami dumps Murphy out of the ring. Kalisto monkey flips Tozawa into Murphy. Kalisto kicks Murphy in the jaw. Kalisto with an Apron Enzuigiri. Kalisto with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Kalisto follows that with The Mexico City Twister for a two count. Tozawa with a Missile Dropkick. Tozawa crawls under Murphy. Tozawa with a High Angle Back Drop Driver. Tozawa with a Windmill Kick for a two count. Tozawa drags Murphy to the corner. Itami has Tozawa perched on the top turnbuckle. Tozawa with a Hurricarana. Tozawa lands a Suicide Dive. Murphy launches Kalisto over the top rope. Murphy lands a SomerSault Plancha.

Kalisto with a Draping Hurricanrana for a two count. Murphy with a Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Murphy with a Running SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Tozawa and Murphy are trading back and forth shots. Tozawa with a Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Kalisto rolls Tozawa over for a two count. Kalisto connects with The Salida Del Sol for a two count. All four competitors are slugging it out in the center of the ring. Murphy with a V-Trigger. Kalisto and Tozawa responds with a Double SuperKick. Tozawa nails Kalisto with a Windmill Kick. Murphy with a flurry of kicks. Tozawa with a Left Jab. Murphy with a V-Trigger in mid-air. Itami goes for The GTS, but Murphy lands back on his feet. Murphy with Two More V-Triggers. Murphy plants Itami with The Murphy’s Law to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Buddy Murphy via Pinfall 

WWE Royal Rumble 2019 !!!!! 

First Match: Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Becky backs Asuka into the ropes. Becky applies a side headlock. Asuka with shots to the midsection of Becky. Asuka drops Becky with a shoulder tackle. Asuka talks smack to Becky. Becky shoves Asuka. Becky avoids a Spinning Back Fist. Becky blocks a dropkick from Asuka. Becky with a shoulder tackle. Becky with a forearm smash. Becky uppercuts Asuka. Asuka attacks the left hamstring of Becky. Asuka is toying around with Becky. Becky blocks a boot from Asuka. Becky with a series of forearm smashes. Becky ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Becky with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Asuka is regaining her composure on the outside. Asuka knocks Becky off the ring apron. Asuka goes for a Sliding Knee Strike, but Becky ducks out of the way. Becky with a Big Boot. Becky and Asuka are brawling around the ringside area.

BexPloder into the ringside barricade. Becky with the cover for a two count. Becky repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s chest. Becky with a clubbing blow to Asuka’s back. Becky with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Becky applies a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Asuka clips the left hamstring of Becky. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky dodges The Running Hip Attack. Asuka with a Rope Assisted Asuka Lock. Becky drives Asuka shoulder first into the steel ring post. Becky applies The Dis-Arm-Her on the top rope. Becky goes for a Flying Forearm Smash, but Asuka counters with a High Knee Lift. Becky is throwing haymakers at Asuka. Becky drives her knee into the midsection of Asuka. Asuka with a Missile Dropkick. Asuka follows that with a Running Hip Attack.

Asuka with a Spinning Back Fist. Asuka with a German Suplex. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack for a two count. Becky side steps The Missile Dropkick. Becky with a Side Slam for a two count. Asuka responds with The Triangle Choke. Asuka transitions into The Asuka Lock. Becky crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Asuka HeadButts Becky. Asuka and Becky are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron. Asuka with rapid fire strikes to the back of Becky. Asuka with a Swinging Fisherman’s Buster off the apron. Becky avoids the referee’s count of ten.

Asuka connects with The Shining Wizard. Open Palm Strike Exchange. Asuka negates The Dis-Arm-Her. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike for a two count. Becky with a SpringBoard Side Kick. Asuka is in a precarious position on the top turnbuckle. Becky with an Avalanche BexPloder Suplex for a two count. Becky drags Asuka to the corner. Becky goes for a Flying Leg Drop, but Asuka ducks out of the way. Asuka locks in The Dis-Arm-Her. Becky responds with The Asuka Lock. Asuka rolls Becky over for a two count. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her. Becky with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Asuka makes Becky tap out to The Cattle Mutilation.

Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Asuka via Submission 

Second Match: The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship 

Shane tackles Sheamus. Shane transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz and Cesaro are tagged in. Miz rolls Cesaro over for a one count. Miz slides under Cesaro. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Cesaro blocks it. Miz tells Cesaro to bring it. Cesaro kicks Miz in the gut. Cesaro blocks The Figure Four Leg Lock. Miz is distracted by Sheamus. The Bar starts double teaming Miz. Shane dumps Cesaro out of the ring. Sheamus uppercuts Miz. Miz decks Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Sheamus knocks Shane off the ring apron. Sheamus drives Miz back first into the turnbuckles. Cesaro clears the announce table.

The Bar goes for a Double High Cross, but Shane gets in the way. Shane slowly ascends to the top turnbuckle. Sheamus whips Miz face first across the steel ring post. Shane with a Flying Clothesline. Cesaro responds with a Running European Uppercut. Cesaro throws Shane into the ringside barricade. Cesaro with the cover for a two count. Sheamus applies a key lock. Miz with shots to the midsection of Sheamus. Sheamus destroys Miz’s baseball jacket. Sheamus hits The Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. The Bar with a Double Suplex for a two count. Cesaro stomps on Miz’s face. The Bar are cutting the ring in half.

Sheamus poses for the crowd. Miz rolls Sheamus over for a two count. Sheamus is throwing haymakers at Miz. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count. In and Out tags from The Bar. Sheamus kicks Miz in the back. Miz is displaying his fighting spirit. Miz with a JawBreaker. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Miz with a Back Body Drop. Miz makes the hot tag to Shane. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Shane ducks out of the way. Shane with a Flying Back Elbow Strike. Shane starts teeing off on Sheamus. Shane with a DDT for a two count.

Shane repeatedly stomps on Sheamus chest. Cesaro tags himself in. Shane goes for a Double Coast To Coast, but Cesaro counters with The Cesaro Swing. Shane locks in a Triangle Choke. Sheamus with a Flying Knee Drop. Sheamus is putting the boots to Shane. Miz drops Sheamus with a Big Boot. Sheamus clotheslines Miz on the floor. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. The Bar hits their White Noise/Diving Clothesline Combination for a two count. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Sheamus inadvertently hits Cesaro with The Brogue Kick. Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale. Shane lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, The Miz & Shane McMahon via Pinfall 

Third Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Sasha drives her knee into the midsection of Rousey. Rousey with a Snap Judo Throw. Sasha talks smack to Rousey. Sasha with a Flying Arm-Drag TakeOver. Rousey mocks Sasha. Rousey with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rousey dives over Sasha. Rousey goes for Three Amigos, but Sasha blocks it. Rousey applies an arm-bar. Sasha slaps Rousey in the face. Rousey kicks Sasha out of the ring. Rousey bounces Sasha’s head on the ring apron. Rousey with clubbing bodyshots. Rousey punches the ring post. Sasha lands a Suicide Dive for a one count. Sasha with a HammerLock/Dragon Sleeper Combination. Sasha throws Rousey into the turnbuckles. Sasha with Two Meteora’s for a two count.

Sasha applies a straight jacket hold. Rousey decks Sasha with a Back Elbow Smash. Sasha kicks Rousey in the jaw. Rousey with a Running Elbow Strike for a two count. Sasha with three open hand chops. Sasha with a Jumping Arm-Breaker. Sasha follows that with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Sasha drives Rousey face first into the top turnbuckle. Sasha goes for a Corner Meteora, but Rousey ducks out of the way. Sasha negates The Piper’s Pit. Sasha works on her joint manipulation game. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement. Rousey connects with Piper’s Pit. Rousey with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar.

Sasha has Rousey perched on the top turnbuckle. Rousey kicks Sasha off the second rope. Sasha with a High Knee Smash. Sasha with a SuperPlex for a two count. Sasha applies The Kimura Lock. Rousey with a unique takedown for a two count. Rousey with Three Judo Heaps. Sasha kicks Rousey out of the ring. Rousey catches Sasha in mid-air. Rousey Arm-Bar on the floor. Rousey rolls Sasha back into the ring. Rousey is fired up.

Rousey and Sasha are trading back and forth shots. Sasha with a High Knee Lift. Rousey responds with a Step Up Knee Strike for a two count. Sasha drives Rousey shoulder first into the bottom turnbuckle. Sasha with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Sasha is exploiting the injured arm of Rousey. Rousey goes for The Piper’s Pit, but Sasha counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Sasha goes back to The Bank Statement. Sasha with a crucifix cover for a two count. Sasha applies a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Rousey with a GutWrench Suplex. Rousey plants Sasha with The Piper’s Pit to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match 

1.) Lacey Evans eliminated by Charlotte Flair

2.) Natalya eliminated by Nia Jax

3.) Mandy Rose eliminated by Naomi

4.) Liv Morgan eliminated by Natalya

5.) Mickie James eliminated by Tamina

6.) Ember Moon eliminated by Alexa Bliss

7.) Billie Kay eliminated by Lacey Evans

8.) Nikki Cross eliminated by The Iconics

9.) Peyton Royce eliminated by Lacey Evans

10.) Tamina eliminated by Charlotte Flair

11.) Xia Li eliminated by Charlotte Flair

12.) Sarah Logan eliminated by Kairi Sane and Natalya

13.) Charlotte Flair eliminated by Becky Lynch

14.) Kairi Sane eliminated by Ruby Riott

15.) Maria Kanellis eliminated by Alicia Fox

16.) Naomi eliminated by Mandy Rose

17.) Candice LeRae eliminated by Ruby Riott

18.) Alicia Fox eliminated by Ruby Riott

19.) Kacy Catanzaro eliminated by Rhea Ripley

20.) Zelina Vega eliminated by Rhea Ripley

21.) Ruby Riott eliminated by Bayley

22.) Dana Brooke eliminated by Rhea Ripley

23.) Io Shirai eliminated by Nia Jax

24.) Rhea Ripley eliminated by Bayley

25.) Sonya Deville eliminated by Alexa Bliss

26.) Alexa Bliss eliminated by Bayley and Carmella

27.) Bayley eliminated by Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax

28.) Becky Lynch

29.) Nia Jax eliminated by Becky Lynch

30.) Carmella eliminated by Charlotte Flair

Winner: Becky Lynch 

Fifth Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Intense lock up in the corner. Styles starts teeing off on Bryan. The referee admonishes Styles. Test of Strength. Bryan with a wrist lock takedown. Bryan is choking Styles with his boot. Styles applies a side headlock. Styles drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Styles with a side headlock takeover. Bryan applies a side headlock. Styles with a deep arm-drag. Bryan is taking a rest-bit on the outside. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Styles with a Back Body Drop. Following a snap mare takeover, Styles kicks Bryan in the back. Styles applies a rear chin lock. Bryan gets back to a vertical base. Bryan with a throat chop. Bryan dumps Styles chest first on top of the steel ring post. Bryan drives Styles shoulder first into the ring post.

Bryan kicks Styles in the chest. Bryan applies a hammer lock. Styles crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Bryan with a deep knuckle lock. Styles is throwing haymakers at Bryan. Bryan with a Double UnderHook Suplex/Cross Arm-Breaker Combination. Bryan is controlling the pace of the match. Bryan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bryan poses for the crowd. Bryan and Styles are trading back and forth shots. Styles with The Phenomenal Blitz. Bryan uppercuts Styles. Styles dropkicks Bryan. Styles is bleeding from the nose. Styles with a PumpHandle BackBreaker. Styles follows that with a Vertical NeckBreaker for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Bryan goes for a Big Boot, but Styles counters with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Bryan drop toe holds Styles into the middle turnbuckle.

Bryan with Clubbing Fickle Kicks. Bryan with a Corner Dropkick. Styles goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan applies a waist lock. Bryan with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Bryan bounces Styles head on the top turnbuckle. Bryan goes for a FrankenSteiner, but Styles blocks it. Bryan sends Styles crashing to the outside. Styles side steps the over zealous Bryan. Styles decks Bryan with a Back Elbow Smash. Styles with a MoonSault/Reverse DDT Combination off the ringside barricade. Styles rolls Bryan back into the ring. Styles goes for a SpringBoard 450 Splash, but Bryan gets his knees up in the air. Bryan applies The Lebell Lock. Styles responds with The Calf Crusher.

Bryan grabs the rope to force the break. Styles goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Bryan counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bryan delivers more fickle kicks. Styles avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Bryan rolls out of The Calf Crusher. Bryan with a High Head Kick for a two count. Bryan repeatedly kicks Styles in the face. Styles fires back with five headbutts. Bryan has Styles in a precarious position. Bryan fish hooks Styles. Bryan goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles goes back to The Calf Crusher.

Styles rolls Bryan over for a two count. Styles and Bryan are trading elbow smashes. Styles with a BrainBuster for a two count. Styles with a Forearm Smash. Bryan negates The Phenomenal Forearm. Bryan kicks Styles in mid-air. Styles drops Bryan with a Pele Kick. Erick Rowan walks down to the ring. Styles repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Bryan. Bryan with a Step Up Enzuigiri to the referee. Styles connects with The Styles Clash. Rowan ChokeSlams Styles. Bryan goes on to pickup the victory. After the match, Bryan drops Styles with The Running Knee. Rowan has joined forces with Bryan.

Winner: Still WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Finn Balor For The WWE Universal Championship 

Balor starts things off with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor is mauling Brock in the corner. Balor with Two Apron Enzuigiri’s. Balor with a SlingShot Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a Running Forearm Smash. Balor follows that with another ShotGun Dropkick. Balor goes for The SlingBlade, but Brock counters with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Brock whips Balor into the barricade. Brock with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. Brock clears the raw announce table. Brock goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor uses the announce table as a weapon.

Balor with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Brock throws Balor into the turnbuckles. Brock with clubbing shoulder blocks. Brock delivers his third and fourth overhead belly to belly suplex of the match. Balor kicks Brock in the gut. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Brock clotheslines Balor. Brock goes for The F5, but Balor counters with a DDT for a two count. Balor is putting the boots to Brock. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Balor lands Three SomerSault Plancha’s. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace for a two count. Brock makes Balor tap out to The Kimura Lock.

After the match, Brock takes Balor to Suplex City. Brock plants Balor with The F5.

Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar via Submission 

Seventh Match: The 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match 

1.) Elias eliminated by Seth Rollins

2.) Jeff Jarrett eliminated by Elias

3.) Shinsuke Nakamura eliminated by Mustafa Ali

4.) Kurt Angle eliminated by Shinsuke Nakamura

5.) Big E eliminated by Samoa Joe

6.) Johnny Gargano eliminated by Dean Ambrose

7.) Jinder Mahal eliminated by Johnny Gargano

8.) Samoa Joe eliminated by Mustafa Ali

9.) Curt Hawkins eliminated by Samoa Joe

10.) Seth Rollins

11.) Titus O’Neil eliminated by Curt Hawkins

12.) Kofi Kingston eliminated by Drew McIntyre

13.) Mustafa Ali eliminated by Nia Jax

14.) Dean Ambrose eliminated by Aleister Black

15.) No Way Jose eliminated by Samoa Joe

16.) Drew McIntyre eliminated by Dolph Ziggler

17.) Xavier Woods eliminated by Drew McIntyre

18.) Pete Dunne eliminated by Drew McIntyre

19.) Andrade Cien Almas eliminated by Braun Strowman

20.) Apollo Crews eliminated by Baron Corbin

21.) Aleister Black eliminated by Baron Corbin

22.) Shelton Benjamin eliminated by Braun Strowman

23.) Baron Corbin eliminated by Braun Strowman

24.) Jeff Hardy eliminated by Drew McIntyre

25.) Rey Mysterio eliminated by Randy Orton

26.) Bobby Lashley eliminated by Seth Rollins

27.) Braun Strowman eliminated by Seth Rollins

28.) Dolph Ziggler eliminated by Braun Strowman

29.) Randy Orton eliminated by Andrade Cien Almas

30.) Nia Jax eliminated by Rey Mysterio

Winner: Seth Rollins 

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Author: Josh Lopez