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Royal Rumble 2020: Edge's Miraculous Return and Drew McIntyre's Ascension



Date: January 26, 2020

Location: Minute Maid Park - Houston, Texas


The Rumble Matches:

Men's Royal Rumble:

Entrants and Eliminations:

1. Brock Lesnar (Entry #1, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)

2. Elias (Entry #2, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

3. Erick Rowan (Entry #3, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

4. Robert Roode (Entry #4, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

5. John Morrison (Entry #5, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

6. Kofi Kingston (Entry #6, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

7. Rey Mysterio (Entry #7, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

8. Big E (Entry #8, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

9. Cesaro (Entry #9, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

10. Shelton Benjamin (Entry #10, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

11. Shinsuke Nakamura (Entry #11, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

12. MVP (Entry #12, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

13. Keith Lee (Entry #13, eliminated by Brock Lesnar and Brain Strownan)

14. Braun Strowman (Entry #14, eliminated by Brock Lesnar and Keith Lee)

15. Ricochet (Entry #15, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)

16. Drew McIntyre (Entry #16, Winner)

17. The Miz (Entry #17, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)

18. AJ Styles (Entry #18, eliminated by Edge)

19. Dolph Ziggler (Entry #19, eliminated by Roman Reigns)

20. Karl Anderson (Entry #20, eliminated by Randy Orton)

21. Edge (Entry #21, eliminated by Roman Reigns)

22. King Corbin (Entry #22, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)

23. Matt Riddle (Entry #23, eliminated by King Corbin)

24. Luke Gallows (Entry #24, eliminated by Edge)

25. Randy Orton (Entry #25, eliminated by Edge)

26. Roman Reigns (Entry #26, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)

27. Kevin Owens (Entry #27, eliminated by Seth Rollins, Akam and Rezar)

28. Aleister Black (Entry #28, eliminated by Seth Rollins)

29. Samoa Joe (Entry #29, eliminated by Seth Rollins)

30. Seth Rollins (Entry #30, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)


Women's Royal Rumble:

Entrants and Eliminations:

1. Alexa Bliss (Entry #1, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

2. Bianca Belair (Entry #2, eliminated by Charlotte Flair)

3. Mighty Molly (Entry #3, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

4. Nikki Cross (Entry #4, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

5. Lana (Entry #5, eliminated by Liv Morgan)

6. Mercedes Martinez (Entry #6, eliminated by Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville)

7. Liv Morgan (Entry #7, eliminated by Lana)

8. Mandy Rose (Entry #8, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

9. Candice LeRae (Entry #9, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

10. Sonya Deville (Entry #10, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

11. Kairi Sane (Entry #11, eliminated by Alexa Bliss)

12. Mia Yim (Entry #12, eliminated by Alexa Bliss)

13. Dana Brooke (Entry #13, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

14. Tamina (Entry #14, eliminated by Bianca Belair)

15. Dakota Kai (Entry #15, eliminated by Chelsea Green)

16. Chelsea Green (Entry #16, eliminated by Alexa Bliss)

17. Charlotte Flair (Entry #17, Winner)

18. Naomi (Entry #18, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

19. Beth Phoenix (Entry #19, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

20. Toni Storm (Entry #20, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

21. Kelly Kelly (Entry #21, eliminated by Charlotte Flair)

22. Sarah Logan (Entry #22, eliminated by Charlotte Flair)

23. Natalya (Entry #23, eliminated by Beth Phoenix)

24. Xia Li (Entry #24, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

25. Zelina Vega (Entry #25, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

26. Shotzi Blackheart (Entry #26, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

27. Carmella (Entry #27, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

28. Tegan Nox (Entry #28, eliminated by Shayna Baszler)

29. Santina Marella (Entry #29, eliminated by Herself)

30. Shayna Baszler (Entry #30, eliminated by Charlotte Flair)



Thoughts on the Matches:


The 2020 Royal Rumble featured Edge's miraculous return to the ring after a nine-year hiatus and Drew McIntyre's impressive triumph by eliminating Brock Lesnar and securing his spot in the main event of WrestleMania.


Full Event Card:


1. Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (Falls Count Anywhere match) - Winner: Roman Reigns


2. Bayley vs. Lacey Evans for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship - Winner: Bayley


3. Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo for the WWE United States Championship - Winner: Andrade


4. Seamus vs. Shorty G - Winner - Sheamus


5. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Universal Championship (Strap match) - Winner: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt


6. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka for the WWE Raw Women's Championship - Winner: Becky Lynch


7. 30-Man Royal Rumble Match (Winner: Drew McIntyre)


8. 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match (Winner: Charlotte Flair)



Highlights and Aftermath:


- Edge's return created one of the most emotional and shocking moments in Royal Rumble history.

- Drew McIntyre's Royal Rumble win set the stage for a showdown with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.




Impact on Storylines:


- Edge's return led to a feud with Randy Orton, culminating in a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania.

- Drew McIntyre's victory catapulted him into the main event scene, where he defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36.


Conclusion:


The 2020 Royal Rumble left an indelible mark with Edge's return, Drew McIntyre's ascension, and a series of compelling matchups, shaping the narrative for WrestleMania and beyond.

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