Tonight’s WWE Royal Rumble 2023 premium live event is airing LIVE from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This is the 36th annual Royal Rumble PPV. Below is the match-card for tonight’s show:
– Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
– Pitch Black Match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight
– Men’s Royal Rumble Match
– Women’s Royal Rumble Match
The PLE kicks off with the 30-man Royal Rumble match. Pat McAfee is back for Commentary!
#1 is Intercontinental Champion Gunther and #2 is Sheamus. #3 is The Miz and #4 is NXT Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston. #5 is Johnny Gargano, #6 is NXT Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods, #7 is Karrion Kross, #8 is Chad Gable. #9 is Santos Escobar.
Brock Lesnar enters at #10 and he’s eliminating people left and right. He had a face off with Gunther, but Bobby Lashley entered at that time and he eliminates Lesnar!
Lesnar loses his mind and he attacks the next entry Baron Corbin, and he’s throwing stuff around! Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio have entered and Rollins eliminates Corbin and Lashley!
Dominik Mysterio enters the match while wearing Rey Mysterio’s mask!
Elias enters at #19 and is eliminated in 39 seconds by Sheamus. Finn Balor enters at #20 and Dominik has backup now. Dominik eliminates Rey.
#21 is 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer and current NXT commentator Booker T. He gets eliminated by Gunther. #22 is Damian Priest. #23 is Angelo Dawkins and #24 is Edge!
Edge eliminates Priest & Balor, and then had a face off with Rollins. Edge is now trying to eliminate Dominik, but Balor & Priest interfere and eliminate Edge.
#25 is United States Champion Austin Theory. Edge is now chasing Balor to the back and they are fighting on the entrance ramp. Rhea Ripley comes out and attacks Edge and this leads to Beth Phoenix coming out. Beth spears Ripley on the floor!
#26 is Omos and he hits a massive chokeslam on Gunther. #27 is Braun Strowman and he eliminates Omos.
#28 is Ricochet, who earned this entry by defeating Top Dolla to qualify. Ricochet is teaming up with his new partner, Strowman, to take down others.
Gunther eliminates both Sheamus and McIntyre! Sheamus lasted 52 minutes and Drew lasted 39 minutes!
#29 is Logan Paul! Logan is getting booed and everyone in the ring gangs up on Logan! Strowman powerslams Logan and Ricochet hits a standing shooting star press on Logan.
#30 is “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes returning from injury. Cody eliminates Strowman.
The last 3 men remaining are Cody, Seth and Gunther! Gunther has broken Rey Mysterio’s record of lasting the longest in traditional Royal Rumble matches, as he has been in the match for over 62 minutes!
Logan was still in the match and he eliminates Rollins. Cody hits the Crossroads to Logan and eliminates him.
It’s down to two men – #1 entry Gunther vs. #30 entry Cody Rhodes.
Gunther is hitting Cody with vicious chops to the surgically repair pec. Cody clotheslines Gunther over the top rope, but can’t get him out. Gunther hits Cody with a running dropkick and powerbomb.
Cody is thrown over the top rope by Gunther, but Cody hangs on. Gunther locks in the Sleeper Hold, but Cody is trying to drag Gunther out and Gunther is forced to break the hold.
Rhodes nails the Crossroads and he then throws out Gunther to win!
Cody Rhodes wins the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble Match
The American Nightmare will main event WrestleMania 39.
A dream has become reality at #RoyalRumble.
Congratulations to the undeniable @CodyRhodes, you EARNED it. pic.twitter.com/v4YBiLYE2M
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2023
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