2019 WWE Royal Rumble results, card, news, and stories

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The 32nd edition of the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the second time the Royal Rumble will be held in Phoenix; the first time this event was held in this city, in 2013, The Rock defeated CM Punk to win the WWE championship in the main event -- setting up a WrestleMania main event between The Rock and Royal Rumble match winner John Cena.

This is the first time a Royal Rumble pay-per-view will be held inside of a baseball stadium. Previously, WWE held WrestleMania events at four stadiums that housed major league baseball teams -- WrestleMania VI (Toronto's Skydome), WrestleMania X-Seven (Houston Astrodome), WrestleMania XIX (Safeco Field in Seattle) and WrestleMania XXVIII (Sun Life Stadium, previously Joe Robbie Stadium and now Hard Rock Stadium in Miami).

For the second consecutive year, there will be a men's and women's Royal Rumble match, with the winner of each match guaranteed a world title shot at WrestleMania 35 at MetLife Stadium in April.

2019 Royal Rumble card

Universal championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor

WWE championship
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles

SmackDown women's championship
Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch

Raw women's championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks

Men's Royal Rumble match
Announced participants: R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy, Dean Ambrose, Bobby Lashley, Samoa Joe, John Cena, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, Apollo Crews, Andrade 'Cien' Almas, Mustafa Ali, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Kalisto

Women's Royal Rumble match
Announced participants: Carmella, Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Zelina Vega, Naomi, Mickie James

SmackDown tag team championships
The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon

Cruiserweight championship
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami


NXT TakeOver: Phoenix card

NXT championship
Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Aleister Black

NXT women's championship
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Bianca Belair


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Remembering the Rumbles: AJ Styles makes his debut in 2016

Remembering the Rumbles: John Cena returns from injury to win in 2008

Remembering the Rumbles: Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker clash in 2007

Remembering the Rumbles: Vince McMahon gets the best of Stone Cold Steve Austin in 1999

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Royal Rumble history

Royal Rumble archive

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Roode, Gallows, Anderson, Revival, cruiserweights added to Rumble Kick-Off

WWE champion AJ Styles has the deck stacked against him entering the Royal Rumble (SmackDown, Jan. 23)

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Raw 25 was fun, but a bit of a mess (Raw, Jan. 22)

VIDEO: Stone Cold goes stunner crazy on McMahon family at Raw 25

A GM to be announced and a title's fate to come (205 Live, Jan. 23)

Bobby Roode takes center stage as new United States champion (SmackDown, Jan. 16)

Goldust's continued presence only intensifies cruiserweight division's flaws (205 Live, Jan. 16)

Braun Strowman gets fired, destroys everything and get his job back (Raw, Jan. 15)

Paige pulled from women's Royal Rumble due to neck injury

Braun Strowman retains top spot in ESPN WWE Power Rankings

VIDEO: Is Rousey the next WWE crossover star?

Rousey to WWE speculation continues to grow after Triple H meeting

Cheap Heat: Jason Jordan and a Raw 25 preview

SmackDown settles into holding pattern heading into Royal Rumble (SmackDown, Jan. 9)

Positioning for the Rumble, WrestleMania and beyond (205 Live, Jan. 9)

The Miz returns and Balor Club is back in force (Raw, Jan. 8)

Cheap Heat: Omega-Jericho, RAW 25 and New Year's resolutions

Styles stumbles into handicap match for WWE title at Royal Rumble (SmackDown, Jan. 2)

An ill Enzo Amore leaves a void for the cruiserweights (205 Live, Jan. 2)

Will 2018 be the year of Samoa Joe? (Raw, Jan. 1)

Cheap Heat: The third annual Majie Awards

Owens, Gable and Benjamin win big to close out 2017 (SmackDown, Dec. 26)

Cruiserweight title takes back seat as 2017 comes to a close (205 Live, Dec. 26)

Christmas edition of Monday Night Raw leaves plenty of questions to be answered in 2018 (Monday Night Raw, Dec. 25)

Post-Clash letdown with little resolution between Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon (SmackDown, Dec. 19)

Raw sets the stage for the Rumble on historic night (Monday Night Raw, Dec. 18)

Cedric Alexander steps into the title picture (205 Live, Dec. 19)

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2018 Royal Rumble results

(c) -- denotes defending champion

NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia (2018) results

  • NXT championship: Andrade "Cien" Almas (c) def. Johnny Gargano

  • NXT women's championship: Ember Moon (c) def. Shayna Baszler

  • NXT tag team championships: Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish (c) def. The Authors of Pain

  • Extreme Rules match: Aleister Black def. Adam Cole

  • Velveteen Dream def. Kassius Ohno

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NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia comes into focus as Authors of Pain and Shayna Baszler secure title shots (NXT, Jan. 17)

Undisputed Era causes a ruckus, Shayna Baszler makes a statement (NXT, Jan. 10)

Johnny Gargano becomes new No. 1 contender, Shayna Baszler debuts (NXT, Dec. 27)

Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish bring tag team gold to the Undisputed Era (NXT, Dec. 20)

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