Cody Rhodes Wins 2023 Men’s WWE Royal Rumble Match


Cody Rhodes made his grand WWE return by winning the very thing that eluded his late father Dusty Rhodes. The American Nightmare officially punched his ticket to the main event of WrestleMania 39 by emerging victorious in the 2023 Men’s WWE Royal Rumble match.

WWE opened the 2023 Royal Rumble pay-per-view event at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas with the 30-Man Rumble match.


Rhodes made his return from injury by entering the Royal Rumble match at #30, and immediately engaged in a brawl with Seth Rollins. The two even teamed together to eliminate several opponents until Logan Paul, who made his return at the event, eliminated The Visionary.

Rhodes eliminated Paul and went toe-to-toe with reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER. The American Nightmare eliminated the Ring General with a clothesline to pick up the biggest win of his career.

GUNTHER entered the match at #1 and became the ultimate Iron Man, lasting longer than any Superstar in the history of a traditional Royal Rumble match. He tied Rhodes for most eliminations in the match and lasted for over an hour and ten minutes.

Order of Entrance:
2. Sheamus
3. The Miz
4. Kofi Kingston
5. Johnny Gargano
6. Xavier Woods
7. Karrion Kross
8. Chad Gable
9. Drew McIntyre
10. Santos Escobar
11. Angelo Dawkins
12. Brock Lesnar
13. Bobby Lashley
14. Baron Corbin
15. Seth Rollins
16. Otis
17. Rey Mysterio (never entered)
18. Dominik Mysterio
19. Elias
20. Finn Balor
21. Booker T
22. Damian Priest
23. Montez Ford
24. Edge
25. Austin Theory
26. Omos
27. Braun Strowman
28. Ricochet
29. Logan Paul
30. Cody Rhodes

Order of Elimination:
1. The Miz by Sheamus
2. Karrion Kross by Drew McIntyre
3. Xavier Woods by GUNTHER
4. Kofi Kingston by GUNTHER
5. Santos Escobar by Brock Lesnar
6. Angelo Dawkins by Brock Lesnar
7. Chad Gable by Brock Lesnar
8. Brock Lesnar by Bobby Lashley
9. Baron Corbin by Seth Rollins
10. Bobby Lashley by Seth Rollins
11. Otis by Drew McIntyre & Sheamus
12. Elias by Drew McIntyre & Sheamus
13. Johnny Gargano by Finn Balor & Dominik Mysterio
14. Booker T by GUNTHER
15. Montez Ford by Damian Priest
16. Damian Priest by Edge
17. Finn Balor by Edge
18. Edge by Finn Balor
19. Omos by Braun Strowman
20. Sheamus by GUNTHER
21. Drew McIntyre by GUNTHER
22. Dominik Mysterio by Cody Rhodes
23. Braun Strowman by Cody Rhodes
24. Ricochet by Austin Theory
25. Austin Theory by Cody Rhodes
26. Seth Rollins by Logan Paul
27. Logan Paul by Cody Rhodes
28. GUNTHER by Cody Rhodes

You can check out some highlights from the match below:

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