WWE Royal Rumble 2020

  • Date: January 26, 2020
  • Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas

Highlights

  • Drew McIntyre eliminated Brock Lesnar (with help from Ricochet) during the Rumble, and lasted longer than any other superstar to earn the biggest win of his career to date
  • Edge returned to action after nine years of retirement as a surprise entrant in the Rumble
  • Other surprise Rumble entrants included MVP, Mighty Molly and Kelly Kelly
  • Brock Lesnar tied the elimination record in the Men’s Rumble while dominating the first half of the match
  • Both Bianca Belair & Shayna Baszler set a new record in Women’s Rumbles with eight eliminations each
  • AJ Styles injured his shoulder while being speared by Edge, and Beth Phoenix appeared to suffer a cut on her head which bloodied much of her hair
  • Otis saved Mandy Rose from elimination by allowing her to fall directly on top of him
  • In other matches, all WWE Championships were retained by their title holders

Event Card

30-WOMAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH:
Charlotte Flair defeated Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Natalya, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, Shayna Baszler, Santina Marella, Tegan Nox, Shotzi Blackheart, Zelina Vega, Xia Li, Kelly Kelly, Toni Storm, Beth Phoenix, Naomi, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Tamina, Mia Yim, Kairi Sane, Sonya Deville, Candice LeRae, Mandy Rose, Liv Morgan, Mercedes Martinez, Lana, Mighty Molly and Bianca Belair

30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH:
Drew McIntyre defeated AJ Styles, Aleister Black, Big E, Braun Strowman, Brock Lesnar, Dolph Ziggler, Elias, Erick Rowan, John Morrison, Kevin Owens, King Corbin, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, Shinsuke Nakamura, Robert Roode, Cesaro, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Keith Lee, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Matt Riddle and Edge

UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP STRAP MATCH:
Bray Wyatt (c) retained against Daniel Bryan

RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Becky Lynch (c) retained against Asuka by submission

FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH:
Roman Reigns defeated King Corbin

SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Bayley (c) retained against Lacey Evans

PRESHOW SINGLES MATCH:
Sheamus defeated Shorty G

PRESHOW UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Andrade (c) retained against Humberto Carrillo