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WWE Royal Rumble 2023 Results, Viewing Party & More


Welcome to the live results watch page for WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2023 pay-per-view!

The event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET with the kickoff, followed by the main show starting at 8 p.m.


Follow along here throughout the show for the results of each match as well as my personal thoughts on everything throughout the night down after the separation bar.

Keep refreshing for new updates, check out the quick results at the top of the page for the winners and chat it up with everyone in the comments as the show goes on!

Quick Hits Results:

  • Cody Rhodes won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match
  • Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match: Bray Wyatt defeated LA Knight by pinfall.
  • Raw Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (c) defeated Alexa Bliss by pinfall.
  • Rhea Ripley won the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Kevin Owens by pinfall.

Author’s POV, Running Commentary & Thoughts:


  • This new method of picking numbers with the little envelopes on the wall doesn’t hold a candle to the gold tumbler. I miss that.
  • I love that Drew McIntyre said picking his number was bad news, only for Bad News Barrett to be happy about that. Fantastic.
  • Roman Reigns wants The Usos to stay in the back tonight. This is definitely the Sami Zayn show for his final test.

30-Man Royal Rumble Match

  • Pat McAfee is joining the commentary team!
  • Entry #1 is Gunther
  • Entry #2 is Sheamus
  • Entry #3 is The Miz
  • Entry #4 is Kofi Kingston
  • Entry #5 is Johnny Gargano
  • The Miz was eliminated by Sheamus
  • Entry #6 is Xavier Woods
  • Woods and Kingston pretend to fight each other, just to slap each other’s butts. Or, as Michael Cole calls it, the wheelbarrow butt slapper. Move of the year.
  • Entry #7 is Karrion Kross
  • Entry #8 is Chad Gable
  • Entry #9 is Drew McIntyre
  • Karrion Kross was eliminated by Drew McIntyre
  • Entry #10 is Santos Escobar
  • Entry #11 is Angelo Dawkins
  • Xavier Woods was eliminated by Gunther
  • Kofi Kingston may have been eliminated by Gunther, but he may have had one foot still on a chair to save him.
  • Entry #12 is Brock Lesnar
  • Santos Escobar is eliminated by Brock Lesnar
  • Angelo Dawkins is eliminated by Brock Lesnar
  • Chad Gable is eliminated by Brock Lesnar
  • Entry #13 is Bobby Lashley
  • Brock Lesnar is eliminated by Bobby Lashley
  • Entry #14 is Baron Corbin, who gets attacked by Lesnar during his entrance.
  • Lesnar attacks a referee and starts ruining the ringside area in a hissy fit for his elimination.
  • Entry #15 is Seth Rollins
  • Baron Corbin is eliminated by Seth Rollins (possibly the shortest time)
  • Entry #16 is Otis
  • Entry #17 is Rey Mysterio (who didn’t come out)
  • Bobby Lashley was eliminated by Seth Rollins
  • Entry #18 is Dominik Mysterio (wearing Rey Mysterio’s mask)
  • Otis was eliminated by Sheamus and Drew McIntyre
  • Entry #19 is Elias
  • Elias was eliminated by Sheamus and Drew McIntyre after 39 seconds according to Michael Cole
  • Entry #20 is Finn Balor
  • Johnny Gargano was eliminated by Dominik Mysterio and Finn Balor
  • Entry #21 is Booker T!!
  • Booker T was eliminated by Gunther after a spinaroonie
  • Entry #22 is Damian Priest
  • Entry #23 is Montez Ford
  • Montez Ford was eliminated by Damian Priest
  • Entry #24 is Edge
  • Damian Priest was eliminated by Edge
  • Finn Balor was eliminated by Edge
  • Edge was eliminated by Finn Balor and Damian Priest on the outside. As they brawled, Rhea Ripley came out, and was attacked by Beth Phoenix.
  • Entry #25 is Austin Theory
  • Entry #26 is Omos
  • Entry #27 is Braun Strowman
  • Omos was eliminated by Braun Strowman
  • Entry #28 is Ricochet
  • Sheamus was eliminated by Gunther
  • Drew McIntyre was eliminated by Gunther
  • Entry #29 is Logan Paul
  • Entry #30 is Cody Rhodes
  • Dominik Mysterio was eliminated by Cody Rhodes
  • Logan Paul and Ricochet collided with each other mid-air! Very cool! “Holy shit” from the crowd.
  • Braun Strowman was eliminated by Cody Rhodes
  • Ricochet was eliminated by Austin Theory
  • Austin Theory was eliminated by Cody Rhodes
  • Final Four: Cody Rhodes, Gunther, Logan Paul, Seth Rollins
  • Seth Rollins was eliminated by Logan Paul
  • Logan Paul was eliminated by Cody Rhodes
  • Gunther was eliminated by Cody Rhodes
  • Your winner is Cody Rhodes!!!!

Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match

  • So this is exactly what I anticipated, for the most part. They have glow in the dark lighting and it is No Disqualification.
  • At least its a blue light type environment, rather than fully dark or the red light from The Fiend. It’s still probably horrendous for people in the arena to see.
  • Not much to this. They brawled for a few minutes. Wyatt won with Sister Abigail.
  • After the match, Wyatt put on a new mask and stalked LA Knight, chasing him away from ringside.
  • Wyatt no-sold several kendo stick shots to the head like they were nothing. He locked in a Mandible Claw on Knight.
  • Uncle Howdy appeared and jumped off the top of the set onto LA Knight (more so, missing him, but landed in the area of cardboard boxes and padding that was meant to break the fall). This triggered some pyro to go off.

Raw Women’s Championship Match

  • Michelle McCool is ringside to watch this match with her daughters.
  • Nothing at all drew my attention to the match. The crowd wasn’t super hot, either. This was in a rough spot and they had nothing that stood out to get people to pop. Basically, it was just a match for the sake of it. And if nothing happens AFTER the match, it’ll have been a pretty wasteful segment.
  • As I type that, the video screens start showing previous clips of Bliss in her twisted character. A voice over asked “Do you feel in charge?” and Bliss looked scared in the ring.

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match

  • Entry #1 is Rhea Ripley
  • Entry #2 is Liv Morgan
  • Entry #3 is Dana Brooke
  • Entry #4 is Emma
  • Entry #5 is Shayna Baszler
  • Entry #6 is Bayley
  • Entry #7 is B-Fab
  • B-Fab was eliminated by Rhea Ripley
  • Entry #8 is Roxanne Perez
  • Entry #9 is Dakota Kai
  • Entry #10 is Iyo Sky
  • Dana Brooke was eliminated by Damage CTRL
  • Emma was eliminated by Dakota Kai
  • Roxanne Perez was eliminated by Damage CTRL
  • Entry #11 is Natalya
  • Entry #12 is Candice LeRae
  • Shayna Baszler was eliminated by Natalya according to referees, but the commentary team attributed it to Damage CTRL
  • Natalya was eliminated by Damage CTRL
  • Entry #13 is Zoey Stark
  • Entry #14 is Xia Li
  • Candice LeRae was eliminated by Iyo Sky
  • Entry #15 is Becky Lynch
  • Entry #16 is Tegan Nox
  • Entry #17 is Asuka
  • Tegan Nox was eliminated by Asuka
  • Entry #18 is Piper Niven
  • Entry #19 is Tamina
  • Entry #20 is Chelsea Green
  • Chelsea Green is immediately eliminated by Rhea Ripley to break the women’s record
  • Dakota Kai was eliminated by Becky Lynch
  • Iyo Sky was eliminated by Becky Lynch
  • Becky Lynch was eliminated by Bayley
  • Bayley was eliminated by Liv Morgan
  • Entry #21 is Zelina Vega
  • Xia Li was eliminated by Zelina Vega
  • Entry #22 is Raquel Rodriguez
  • Entry #23 is Michin
  • Entry #24 is Lacey Evans
  • Entry #25 is Michelle McCool
  • Tamina was eliminated by Michelle McCool
  • Entry #26 is Indi Hartwell
  • Entry #27 is Sonya Deville
  • Zoey Stark was eliminated by Sonya Deville
  • Zelina Vega was eliminated by Lacey Evans
  • Entry #28 is Shotzi
  • Indi Hartwell was eliminated by Sonya Deville
  • Entry #29 is Nikki Cross
  • Entry #30 is Nia Jax
  • Nia Jax was eliminated by everyone who was left, I think
  • Lacey Evans was eliminated by Raquel Rodriguez
  • Sonya Deville was eliminated by Asuka
  • Michelle McCool was eliminated by Rhea Ripley
  • Shotzi was eliminated by Michin
  • Michin was eliminated by Piper Niven
  • Piper Niven was eliminated by Raquel Rodriguez
  • Raquel Rodriguez was eliminated by Rhea Ripley
  • Final Four: Asuka, Liv Morgan, Nikki Cross, Rhea Ripley
  • Nikki Cross was eliminated by Liv Morgan
  • Asuka was eliminated by Rhea Ripley
  • Liv Morgan was eliminated by Rhea Ripley
  • Your winner is Rhea Ripley!

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match

  • Solid match, back and forth. Nothing crazy happening.
  • Kevin Owens kicks out of a spear.
  • Referee is down. Owens hits a stunner for more than a 3-count, but no official can count the pin. Reigns nails Owens with a low blow to capitalize.
  • The Tribal Chief told Sami Zayn to do nothing at first, but now, he’s ordering him to get a chair. Zayn hesitated, but passed it to the ring and said “do it.”
  • Owens capitalized on the hesitation and hit a stunner for a close 2-count!
  • Reigns hits another spear for another 2-count. Zayn is begging Owens to stay down.
  • Reigns spears Owens through the security barricade.
  • Roman slams Owens into the steel steps twice, eventually gets another spear and retains.
  • The Bloodline celebrates in the ring, but before Zayn is allowed to have a lei placed around his neck by The Usos, Roman orders them to beat down Owens.
  • Owens is then handcuffed to the ropes and blasted with about a dozen superkicks or more.
  • Reigns is about to hit Owens with a steel chair, when Zayn steps in to stop him. He pleads that this is beneath him as champion. Reigns agrees and says Zayn should do it, instead, handing him the chair. Zayn says he doesn’t want to. After trying to bully him, Zayn hits Reigns in the back with the chair instead and throws it down. Jimmy Uso is pissed and attacks Zayn. Solo Sikoa does, too. But Jey Uso is conflicted and leaves. Reigns, Sikoa and Jimmy beat down Zayn and Owens some more to end the night.

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