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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.


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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