Prior to the Royal Rumble (this Sunday on WWE Network), the Superstars draw numbers. But with certain exceptions, both the order and the identities of the competitors are a mystery. Because of this, fans are left with a feeling of uncertainty as the clock ticks down, followed by elation when a surprise entrant appears. Here are 10 of our favorites from past Royal Rumbles!
After Braun Strowman’s destructive temper cost him his Universal Championship opportunity at Royal Rumble — along with $100,000 in the form of a hefty fine — Mr. McMahon scheduled a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine The Beast Incarnate’s new challenger. Find out how Finn Bálor overcame Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and John Cena in a hard-hitting Raw main event.
Braun Strowman is out of the Universal Championship Match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
See the images for the January 7, 2019 edition of "WWE Raw."
See the images for the January 1, 2019 edition of "WWE SmackDown Live."
On a monumental New Year’s Day SmackDown LIVE, AJ Styles unleashed the newfound aggression he showed Mr. McMahon last week on four other Superstars en route to earning a WWE Championship Match against “The New” Daniel Bryan at Royal Rumble. Plus, John Cena came face to face with The Man in his return to Team Blue.
The New Day kicked off 2019 the right way on SmackDown LIVE – with pancakes!
In the second Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match on Raw, Finn Bálor defeated both Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn to join Braun Strowman in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match on June 17. Learn how The Extraordinary Man conquered two elite Superstars, and find out who interfered to target The Big Dog.
The last time the WWE Universe saw Brock Lesnar, he elbowed Roman Reigns into a gory defeat at WrestleMania to retain the Universal Championship. One day later, he signed a new contract with a surprising proviso: That The Beast would defend his title against Reigns once again in a Steel Cage at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. Now, five days before the showdown in Saudi Arabia, we found out how both Superstars feel about it.
Bobby Roode was revealed as the mystery participant in the 10-Man Tag Team Match that pitted Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, Bobby Lashley & The Glorious One against Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens The Miz & The Miztourage. Find out what shocking turn of events sealed The A-Lister’s fate during the bout’s final moments.
See the images for the March 26, 2018 edition of WWE Raw.