WWE Royal Rumble 2019 is now officially in the history books. Additionally, Big Show is in Phoenix doing promotional work for the PPV, so he could always end up being an entrant in the Rumble match. Despite being on the Kickoff Show, the Fatal 4-Way for the Cruiserweight Championship could certainly steal the show.
As first revealed on WWE Now this afternoon, John Cena will not compete in the Men's Royal Rumble Match tonight due to his ankle injury. While Rollins was planted on the announce table by Bobby Lashley, Lynch had tapped out at the start of the night to Asuka when she challenged for the Smackdown Women's title.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Bar (c) vs. Shane O'Mac pinned Cesaro to win the SmackDown tag team titles for his team. After some awesome action, Rousey beat Sasha Banks to retain her title. This has been one of the matchups many in the WWE Universe have wanted to see since Rousey made her debut at the Royal Rumble one year ago.
Having come up short in the women's version of the 30-person elimination extravaganza - she entered at #29 but was thrown out by Becky Lynch - Jax chanced her arm with the men.
Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday
The Blues are desperate to keep him but he may have other ideas, so was this the last time we see Hudson-Odoi in a Chelsea shirt? His Napoli were a delight to watch and had finished a highly creditable second to Juventus in last season's Serie A.
Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles indulged in a grueling affair.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is set to face Finn Balor at the Royal Rumble this Sunday, however, he will not feature in the RAW episode the following day. Balor dominated most of the match, but Lesnar retained his title by locking Kimura Lock on Balor. "I think that Bálor and Lesnar will have a better match". Lesnar finally hit an F-5 before leaving the arena.
The 2019 WWE Royal Rumble event is over and it saw plenty of noteworthy happenings.