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The men’s division Royal Rumble match is perhaps the most unpredictable in the entire WWE. Over the years, this match has always kicked off the Road to Wrestlemania. Last night was no exception as we have crowned the 2019 Royal Rumble winner to go into Wrestlemania 35 main event. Here’s what happened in the action-packed match that witnessed some surprise entries.
Elias was the number one entry in the 2019 men’s division Royal Rumble match. Jeff Jarrett entered at number two to surprise everyone. These two had quite an entertaining session before Elias took a cheap shot at Jarrett. He threw the Hall of Famer over the top rope for the first elimination of 2019 Royal Rumble. The next surprise entry happened in the form of Kurt Angle at number four who took out Elias and Nakamura with a series of German suplexes. Big E joined him next in a powerful display of his own. Nakamura sent Angle into the ring post to eliminate him.
Another surprise was waiting at number 6 where Johnny Gargano entered from the NXT roster. He eliminated Jinder Mahal to make a statement. Samoa Joe made a big impact entering at number 8. Three spots later the favorite Seth Rollins entered the Royal Rumble at number 11 eliminating Elias. Kofi and Mustafa Ali joined the Royal Rumble match to pick up the pace. Dean Ambrose entered the match to create brawl with Seth Rollins, right away.
When in the Men's #RoyalRumble Match, you gotta do what you gotta do.
— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2019
The other favorite of winning Royal Rumble, Drew McIntyre entered at number 16 hammering away at everyone. Xavier Woods was out next saving his buddy Kofi from elimination. But Drew McIntyre put both of them over the top rope. Pete Dunne was out as another surprise entrants at number 18. After a few stale moments, Aleister Black from NXT entered to bring high flying actions at Royal Rumble.
Meanwhile, Mustafa Ali eliminated Samoa Joe to pull off a shocker. Bobby Lashley entered at number 26 just to get eliminated by Seth Rollins. So he attacked Rollins at the outside by putting him through the announce table. Strowman entered next creating a rampage in the ring. Dolph Ziggler showed up at number 28 to eliminate his nemesis McIntyre from the Royal Rumble.
R-Truth was set to enter at number 30 but Nia Jax hurt him from the back entered the Royal Rumble! She eliminated Mustafa Ali right away. Mysterio put her down with a 619 followed by an RKO from Randy Orton. They both eliminated Nia from the match.
She's not like most Men's #RoyalRumble Match entrants…
— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2019
It came down to Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Andrade who were the final four. Strowman eliminated both Andrade and Ziggler creating a face-off against Seth Rollins. The two of them hung on the ring apron for sometimes before he hit the Stomp on Strowman to eliminate him. Seth Rollins won the 2019 Royal Rumble match and now has a title opportunity at Wrestlemania 35.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2019
Here is the full list of men’s Royal Rumble entrances with eliminations:
#1- Elias. Eliminated by Seth Rollins.
#2- Jeff Jarrett. Eliminated by Elias.
#3- Shinsuke Nakamura. Eliminated by Mustafa Ali.
#4- Kurt Angle. Eliminated by Shinsuke Nakamura.
#5- Big E. Eliminated by Samoa Joe.
#6- Johnny Gargano. Eliminated by Dean Ambrose.
#7- Jinder Mahal. Eliminated by Johnny Gargano.
#8- Samoa Joe. Eliminated by Mustafa Ali.
#9- Curt Hawkins. Eliminated by Samoa Joe.
#10- Seth Rollins. Won the Rumble match.
#11- Titus O’Neil. Eliminated by Curt Hawkins.
#12- Kofi Kingston. Eliminated by Drew McIntyre.
#13- Mustafa Ali. Eliminated by Nia Jax.
#14- Dean Ambrose. Eliminated by Aleister Black.
#15- No Way Jose. Eliminated by Samoa Joe.
#16- Drew McIntyre. Eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.
#17- Xavier Woods. Eliminated by Drew McIntyre.
#18- Pete Dunne. Eliminated by Drew McIntyre.
#19- Andrade. Eliminated by Braun Strowman
#20- Apollo Crews. Eliminated by Baron Corbin.
#21- Aleister Black. Eliminated by Baron Corbin.
#22- Shelton Benjamin. Eliminated by Braun Strowman.
#23- Baron Corbin. Eliminated by Braun Strowman.
#24- Jeff Hardy. Eliminated by Braun Strowman.
#25- Rey Mysterio. Eliminated by Randy Orton.
#26- Bobby Lashley. Eliminated by Seth Rollins.
#27- Braun Strowman. Eliminated by Seth Rollins
#28- Dolph Ziggler. Eliminated by Braun Strowman
#29- Randy Orton. Eliminated by Andrade.
#30- R-Truth. Never entered the match. Nia Jax replaced her to enter the men’s, Royal Rumble! Eliminated by Rey Mysterio.