WWE Royal Rumble ResultsJanuary 27, 2024St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey GravesResults by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We go live into a sold-out Tropicana Field to see 40,000 screaming fans. Videos are shown of various WWE Superstars entering the building earlier today.
Video: WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan narrates a Royal Rumble hype video, highlighting all the matches we’ll see tonight. Hogan ends by asking, “Whatcha gonna do when the Royal Rumble runs wild on you?”
We’re back inside Tropicana Field. A video shows Cody Rhodes in the stadium earlier today. We also see footage of CM Punk entering the building. This will be CM Punk’s first televised WWE match in a decade.
Pat McAfee makes his way to the commentary table! For the second year in a row, the Royal Rumble will have McAfee on guest commentary. Corey Graves is not pleased.
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
No. 1: Natalya
No. 2: Naomi
The crowd loudly chants, “Welcome back,” to Naomi, who left WWE with Sasha Banks in May 2022. Naomi is moved by the ovation. Michael Cole mentions she won the Knockouts Championship while away. Natalya takes her down and poses. Naomi leapfrogs her and sends her to the corner, but Natalya sidesteps an avalanche. Natalya slams her on her tailbone and steps on her, but Naomi pops up and hits a hurricanrana. Naomi slides under a clothesline and kicks her back. Natalya takes her down in a split and hits a basement dropkick. They then take each other out with stereo cross-body blocks.
No. 3: Bayley
Bayley grabs Naomi and sends her to the corner, but Naomi grabs the head and rubs her rear end in her face. Natalya hits Bayley with a Discus Clothesline. Naomi then hits a Rear View. Natalya takes Naomi and Bayley down and hits a double basement dropkick. Natalya tries to eliminate Naomi, and Bayley joins in. Naomi fights out. Bayley quickly turns on Natalya and connects with a back elbow. Naomi hits Bayley with a jawbreaker.
No. 4: Candice LeRae
LeRae goes right after Bayley with punches and chops. LeRae stomps her down in the corner. Natalya grabs LeRae and goes for a scoop slam, but LeRae slides out. LeRae kicks her in the knee and takes her down. LeRae then hits Bayley with a codebreaker while hitting Natalya with a senton bomb. LeRae turns her attention to Naomi and hits a head-scissor takeover, followed by a boot to the face. Bayley quickly pops up and clotheslines her down. Natalya grabs Naomi and tries to eliminate her. The clock is counting down again.
No. 5: TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace
Wow! Jordynne Grace defeated Naomi to win the title. Grace runs wild on everyone and hits Bayley with a German Suplex. Grace hits Bayley with a scoop slam. LeRae dives at Grace, but Grace catches her and slams her down. Naomi and Grace make eye contact and embrace before getting into a hockey fight. Grace lifts her, but Naomi slides off. Grace elbows her and hits a modified Michinoku Driver. Elsewhere in the ring, Bayley is trying to eliminate Natalya. Grace pulls Bayley away and tries to eliminate Natalya herself, but Natalya hangs on.
No. 6: Indi Hartwell
Hartwell sweeps Bayley’s feet and punches her down. Hartwell clotheslines Natalya and Grace. Bayley elbows Hartwell and charges, but Hartwell connects with a spinebuster. LeRae goes up to her partner, so Hartwell slams her onto Bayley. They hold hands and look at the WrestleMania sign. Hartwell attacks Bayley in the corner, but Natalya stops her. Bayley is nearly eliminated, but she holds on. The clock is counting down again.
No. 7: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka
Asuka goes to the top rope and hits Natalya and Hartwell with a missile dropkick. Bayley and Asuka double-team Natalya with a clothesline. Asuka attacks Hartwell. Bayley and Asuka send Hartwell into the ropes for a double-team clothesline. They go for a double-team suplex, but Hartwell fights out. Asuka sends Hartwell over the top rope, but she holds on. Asuka kicks her, but Hartwell still holds on. Hartwell grabs Asuka, but Bayley attacks Hartwell and eliminates her.
Indi Hartwell has been eliminated.
No. 8: Ivy Nile
Nile gets in the ring and attacks Asuka. Nile deadlifts Naomi, but she loses her for a moment. Nile then slams her down. Natalya grabs Nile, but Nile gets away. Nile applies a front facelock and tries to eliminate Natalya. Bayley starts talking trash to Michael Cole and wants him to come into the Royal Rumble. The clock counts down.
No. 9: Katana Chance
Chance gets in the ring and hits LeRae with a head-scissor takeover. Chance attacks Asuka, who defeated her and Kayden Carter for the Tag Titles, along with her partner Kairi Sane. Chance goes after Grace, but Grace hits her with a back suplex. Nile then hits LeRae with a fallaway slam. Grace and Nile look at each other. Grace hits Chance with a delayed vertical suplex while Nile hits LeRae with one. Nile tries to kip up, but she doesn’t stick the landing. Grace and Nile then take each other out.
No. 10: Bianca Belair
The winner of the 2021 Royal Rumble has entered the match. Belair hits Asuka and Bayley with a double blockbuster. Belair sends Bayley over the top rope, but she holds on. Belair sends Asuka over, but she also hangs on. Belair hits Chance with a big fallaway slam, followed by a kip-up. Belair gets LeRae and Chance stacked in the corner and punches away at them. Bayley charges, but Belair backflips over her. Belair hits Bayley with a nice vertical suplex before slamming LeRae. Belair grabs Chance and gives her a Glam Slam onto LeRae and Bayley. Belair then hits the three of them with a handspring standing moonsault.
No. 11: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Kairi Sane
Sane goes to the top rope and hits Belair with a diving forearm. Sane hits Chance with a running uppercut. Bayley is happy to have two Damage CTRL cohorts in this match. Bayley, Sane, and Asuka triple-team Belair. Someone is losing extensions because they’re littered all over the ring. Asuka charges LeRae, but LeRae drops her on the apron. Sane charges, but LeRae also puts her on the apron. Bayley charges LeRae, and LeRae puts her on the apron. Bayley then grabs her, and Asuka and Sane join in to eliminate LeRae.
Candice LeRae has been eliminated.
No. 12: Tegan Nox
Nox gets in the ring and starts punching away at anything that moves. Nox saves Natalya from being eliminated by Naomi. Nox hits Chance with a Chokeslam. Nox hits Bayley with a cannonball in the corner before coming off the top rope with a Molly-Go-Round. Grace then clotheslines Nox down. Grace picks Nox up for a powerbomb, but Natalya saves her tag partner. Natalya then hits Grace with a Discus Clothesline. Natalya checks on Nox and hugs her. Natalya then goes to eliminate her, but Nox turns it around and eliminates Natalya! Bayley then sends Nox over the top rope!
Natalya has been eliminated.Tegan Nox has been eliminated.
No. 13: Kayden Carter
Bayley sends Chance over the top rope, but Chance lands on Carter and flips back into the ring. Chance and Carter double-team Asuka and lift her over the top rope. Sane is sent over. Her feet nearly hit the floor, but she pulls herself up on the apron! Unreal! That second foot is so close to touching. Sane then slides down a little more and is eliminated. Chance and Carter then dropkick Asuka off the apron to eliminate her!
Kairi Sane has been eliminated.Asuka has been eliminated.
Bayley is not happy. She shouts about their plan.
No. 14: Chelsea Green
Belair immediately grabs Green and tries to eliminate her, but Green hangs on. Green is the fastest to ever be eliminated from the Women’s Royal Rumble, a distinction earned last year. Belair tries to eliminate her again, but she hangs in there. Belair and Grace go after each other. Grace skins the cat to stay in the match. Belair is pulled to the apron. Belair grabs Grace and hits her with a KOD on the apron to eliminate the TNA Knockouts Champion! Wow!
Jordynne Grace has been eliminated.
No. 15: Piper Niven
We are halfway through the Women’s Royal Rumble!
Chance and Carter kick Green off the apron, but Niven catches her. Niven teases dropping her to eliminate her, but she puts Green on the steps. Chance goes after Niven, but Niven slams her down. Niven slams Carter onto Chance and hits them both with a senton bomb. Niven head-butts Nile down before hitting Bayley with a back suplex. Niven slams Naomi down. Niven avalanches Bayley. Green holds Naomi up for an avalanche, but Naomi avoids it, causing Niven to avalanche Green. Nile, Chance, Carter, and Belair go after Niven, but they cannot eliminate her.
No. 16: Xia Li
Upon entering the ring, Li kicks anything that moves. Li sends Carter to the corner and knees her before hitting an exploder suplex. Li gets out of an Un-Pretty-Her and lifts Green. Li slams Green down. Naomi nearly eliminates Belair, but Belair holds on. Belair scoop slams Naomi and hits a big splash.
No. 17: Zelina Vega
Vega attacks Chance and Carter and goes to the top rope. Vega hits Carter with a meteora. Vega knees Chance and sends Naomi into Belair. Niven turns Vega around, so Vega takes it to her. Niven easily cuts her off and sends her to the corner. Vega tries to slingshot over her, but Niven catches her. Vega counters into a big DDT. Vega goes for Code Red on Niven, but Green superkicks her. The clock is counting down once again.
No. 18: Maxxine Dupri
Dupri goes after Bayley and hits her with a weird head-scissor takeover. They try again and somehow make it worse. Dupri poses until Niven approaches her. Niven scares her down. Belair puts Vega onto Niven and kicks her, so Vega hits Niven with the Code Red. Belair and Vega try to eliminate Niven. Carter joins in, but Green runs over to stop the elimination. Niven puts Carter on the apron and punches her off.
Kayden Carter has been eliminated.
No. 19: “The Irresistible Force” Nia Jax
Jax grabs Vega and throws her. Li takes it to Jax and knocks her to the corner. Jax quickly puts her on the apron and eliminates her. Nile goes after Jax, but Jax sends her to the apron with one hand and sends her into the ring post to eliminate her.
Xia Li has been eliminated.Ivy Nile has been eliminated.
Green charges Jax, but Jax lifts her. Niven charges, but she accidentally hits Green. Niven tries to suplex Jax, but she cannot get her up. Niven then tackles Jax into the corner and shoulders away at her. The problem is Green is behind Jax! Jax fights out of a multi-person elimination attempt. Green keeps getting caught in the crossfire and destroyed. Jax slams Niven down (sort of). Naomi then kicks Jax in the head, and Jax falls, landing on Green!
No. 20: Shotzi
Niven hits Jax with a basement cross-body. Naomi hits Jax with a split-legged leg drop. Shotzi then comes off the top rope with a diving senton bomb on The Irresistible Force. Dupri then hits Jax with a reverse Caterpillar Elbow Drop. Everyone in the ring teams up to try to eliminate Jax, but she fights them all off! The crowd is shocked, and Jax is fired up. Bayley grabs Dupri and eliminates her. Jax also shoves Niven off the apron to eliminate her. Jax then grabs Chance and press slams her out of the ring!
Maxxine Dupri has been eliminated.Piper Niven has been eliminated.Katana Chance has been eliminated.
No. 21: “The Man” Becky Lynch
Lynch immediately goes after her archrival Jax. Jax cuts her off and tries to eliminate her, but Lynch holds on. Lynch knees her back and comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick. Lynch grabs Vega and Shotzi and hits a DDT/reverse DDT combo. Lynch grabs Bayley and hits a Bexploder. Lynch forearms Bayley in the corner. Green, who is somehow still in this match, goes after Lynch. Lynch puts her on the apron, removes her hands from the ropes, plants a kiss on the top of her head, and shoves her to the floor.
Chelsea Green has been eliminated.
No. 22: Alba Fyre
Fyre superkicks Bayley and tries to eliminate her, but Bayley holds on. Fyre hits Belair with a tornado DDT. Fyre grabs Vega and Shotzi and hits a double Gory Bomb. Interesting. Fyre superkicks Jax and nearly eliminates Lynch. Jax quickly takes Fyre down. Jax sends Fyre over the top rope, but Fyre holds on. Jax avalanches Lynch in the corner and digs her boot into her face. Vega shoulders away at Naomi in the corner.
No. 23: Shayna Baszler
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Scheduled for tonight’s show:
30-Man Royal Rumble MatchScheduled to participate:
“The American Nightmare” Cody RhodesCM PunkShinsuke NakamuraBobby LashleyDrew McIntyreWWE Intercontinental Champion GuntherChad GableOtisAkira TozawaKofi KingstonUndisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Damian PriestSantos EscobarR-TruthCarlitoGrayson WallerAustin TheoryJimmy Uso“Dirty” Dominik MysterioJD McDonaghUndisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Finn Bálor
Undisputed WWE Universal ChampionshipFatal 4-Way MatchRoman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. LA Knight vs. Randy Orton
United States ChampionshipLogan Paul (c) vs. Kevin Owens
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