WWE Royal Rumble Results
January 26, 2020
Houston, Texas (Minute Maid Park)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin narrates a video hyping up tonight’s Royal Rumble event.
Falls Count Anywhere
Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
King Corbin takes his time getting off his throne, so Roman Reigns attacks the security. Corbin blindsides Reigns, officially starting the match. They brawl at ringside until Reigns sends Corbin into the ring steps. Reigns gets him in the ring and starts the 10 punches in the corner. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Corbin slides off and exits the ring. Reigns grabs Corbin from the ring, but Corbin punches him in the face. Corbin tries to go into the crowd, but Reigns pulls him back and punches him. Corbin slowly gets to his feet, and Reigns gets him in the ring. Reigns hits a back suplex/powerbomb combo for a near fall. Reigns sets up in the corner for a Superman Punch. Corbin sidesteps a Superman Punch and connects with a Deep Six for a near fall.
Corbin throws Reigns out of the ring and drives him hard ribs-first into the barricade. Corbin grabs the steel steps and drives them into Reigns’ head. Corbin goes over to the Spanish announce table and clears it off. Reigns is down on the mat at ringside. Corbin gets him to his feet and pulls him over to the commentary tables. Reigns fights Corbin and bounces him off the table. Corbin quickly goes into the crowd to escape. Reigns follows him into the crowd and starts throwing right hands. Reigns punches him through the crowd, and Corbin is knocking over the collectible chairs at ringside. Reigns beats him over to the timekeeper’s area. Corbin quickly hits Reigns in the ribs with the ring bell before giving him a chokeslam on the table, which doesn’t break. Corbin covers for a near fall. Corbin pulls him up, but Reigns fights back. Reigns goes for a Superman Punch, but Corbin sidesteps it and hits a chokeslam through the Spanish announce table for another near fall.
Corbin drags Reigns by his vest at ringside. Corbin knocks him into the crowd and punches him around. Corbin knocks him over to an equipment area and bounces him off some crates. Reigns comes back with a desperation Samoan Drop through a table! Reigns and Corbin slowly get up, and Reigns hits another Samoan Drop through another table in that equipment area! Reigns covers for a near fall.
Reigns stands over Corbin and punches him. Corbin quickly powers Reigns into a wall and starts to crawl away. Reigns follows, and all of a sudden Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler attack Reigns. They double-team Reigns until The Usos come out to make the save. Ziggler throws Jimmy Uso over some crates. Jey Uso fights back at Roode, so Ziggler superkicks him. Roode and Ziggler set up a metal barricade bridge on two crates. Roode and Ziggler pull Jey over to the contraption, but Jimmy comes out of nowhere with a cross-body block off a ledge on them! Corbin quickly chokeslams Jimmy on the barricade! Reigns then comes up and hits Corbin with a Superman Punch!
Reigns hits a second Superman Punch to send Corbin staggering back in the crowd. Reigns sends Corbin into some road crates before driving him into some porta potties. Reigns opens the door and throws Corbin into it before slamming the door on his head. Reigns starts to wheel the porta potty and tips it over with Corbin inside! Reigns poses for the crowd.
Corbin emerges from the potty, and Reigns punches him through the crowd at ringside. Reigns punches him over to the Houston Astros’ dugout. Corbin quickly hits Reigns with a steel chair and throws him onto the roof of the dugout. Corbin slams the chair off Reigns’ back. Reigns quickly mounts a comeback and connects with a Superman Punch. Reigns spears Corbin on top of the Houston Astros’ dugout for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Kevin Owens is backstage with Samoa Joe. Owens says he’s excited for tonight and mentions he won his first Intercontinental Championship in Houston. Joe says if Owens gets in his way, he’ll take him out.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Deville says there’s no partnership tonight in the Royal Rumble.
In memory of Kobe Bryant: 1978-2020.
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
No. 1: Alexa Bliss
No. 2: Bianca Belair
The bell rings, and Bliss charges Belair. Belair quickly scoops Bliss up to try to slam her over the top rope. Bliss gets out, so Belair hits a handspring shoulder block. Belair puts Bliss on the top rope, but Bliss punches her back. Bliss ducks a right hand and goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Belair holds on to her. Belair hits a backbreaker and a handspring standing moonsault.
No. 3: Mighty Molly
Molly kicks Bliss and sends Belair over the top rope, but Belair lands on the apron. Bliss and Belair send Molly into the ropes. Molly ducks and hits a double clothesline on Bliss and Belair. Molly goes to the top rope and hits a cross-body block. Molly tries to throw Belair over the top rope.
No. 4: Nikki Cross
Cross attacks Molly and Belair. Bliss and Cross team up and put Molly and Belair on the apron. They hug in the ring. Molly and Belair attack them. Molly slams Bliss before Belair gives Cross a KOD onto Bliss. Cross soon dropkicks Molly, and Belair spears Cross. Bliss hits Code Red on Belair, and Molly hits a neckbreaker on Bliss.
No. 5: Lana
Lana has a microphone as she makes her way to the ring. She calls herself the greatest WWE Superstar in the world. It’s a new year and new her. She’s better than all the pathetic losers in Houston. She’ll win the Royal Rumble for her hot, hot husband, her Bobby Lashley. Lana gets in the ring and starts attacking everyone. Lana puts Molly over the top rope, but Molly hangs on.
No. 6: Mercedes Martinez
Martinez boots Molly and gives Cross a spinebuster. Martinez attacks Bliss and slams Belair. Lana attacks her from behind, but Martinez quickly comes back with a butterfly suplex. Martinez puts Lana on the apron, but Lana fights her back. Lana is down on the apron, and Martinez tries to kick her off.
No. 7: Liv Morgan
Morgan charges down to the ring and shoulders Lana off the apron to eliminate her!
Lana has been eliminated.
Lana screams in fury at ringside. Martinez knocks Morgan over the top rope, but she lands on the apron. Morgan goes to the top rope (she never got back in the ring), and Lana pulls her off the top rope to the floor.
Liv Morgan has been eliminated.
Lana and Liv brawl at ringside before the referees separate them.
No. 8: Mandy Rose
Mandy shoulder blocks Cross down before kicking her in the face. Mandy slaps Cross before hitting a front suplex onto the apron. Cross fights Mandy back and dropkicks her back. Cross gets in the ring and takes her jacket off before attacking Mandy.
No. 9: Candice LeRae
LeRae dropkicks Martinez before booting Cross and kneeing her. LeRae hits a Lionsault on Cross. Belair sends Molly over the top rope and eliminates her!
Mighty Molly has been eliminated.
Bliss sends Mandy over the top rope, but she lands on the apron. Mandy rolls off to the floor, seemingly being eliminated… but she lands on Otis! Mandy stands on his stomach and gets in the ring. Her feet never touched the floor!