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Royal Rumble 2023: A Night of Thrills, Returns, and WrestleMania Aspirations



Date: January 29, 2023

Location: TIAA Bank Field - Jacksonville, Florida



The Rumble Matches:

Men's Royal Rumble:

Entrants and Eliminations:

1. Gunther (Entry #1, eliminated by Cody Rhodes)

2. Sheamus (Entry #2, Gunther)

3. The Miz (Entry #3, eliminated by Sheamus)

4. Kofi Kingston (Entry #4, eliminated by Gunther)

5. Johnny Gargano (Entry #5, eliminated by Dominik Mysterio and Finn Balor)

6. Xavier Woods (Entry #6, eliminated by Gunther)

7. Karrion Kross (Entry #7, eliminated by Drew McIntyre)

8. Chad Gable (Entry #8, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

9. Drew McIntyre (Entry #9, eliminated by Gunther)

10. Santos Escobar (Entry #10, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

11. Angelo Dawkins (Entry #11, eliminated by Brock Lesnar)

12. Brock Lesnar (Entry #12, eliminated by Bobby Lashley)

13. Bobby Lashlet (Entry #13, eliminated by Seth Rollins)

14. Baron Corbin (Entry #14, eliminated by Seth Rollins)

15. Seth Rollins (Entry #15, eliminated by Logan Paul)

16. Otis (Entry #16, eliminated by Drew McIntyre and Sheamus)

17. Rey Mysterio (Entry #17, Unable to compete)

18. Dominik Mysterio (Entry #18, eliminated by Cody Rhodes)

19. Elias (Entry #19, eliminated by Drew McIntyre and Sheamus)

20. Finn Balor (Entry #20, eliminated by Edge)

21. Booker T (Entry #21, eliminated by Gunther)

22. Damian Priest (Entry #22, eliminated by Edge)

23. Montez Ford (Entry #23, eliminated by Damian Priest)

24. Edge (Entry #24, eliminated by Finn Balor)

25. Austin Theory (Entry #25, eliminated by Cody Rhodes)

26. Omas (Entry #26, eliminated by Braun Strowman)

27. Braun Stowman (Entry #27, eliminated by Cody Rhodes)

28. Ricochet (Entry #28, eliminated by Austin Theory)

29. Logan Paul (Entry #29, eliminated by Cody Rhodes)

30. Cody Rhodes (Entry #30, Winner)


Women's Royal Rumble:

Entrants and Eliminations:

1. Rhea Ripley (Entry #1, Winner)

2. Liv Morgan (Entry #2, eliminated by Rhea Ripley)

3. Dana Brooke (Entry #3, eliminated by Damage CTRL)

4. Emma (Entry #4, eliminated by Dakota Kai)

5. Shayna Baszler (Entry #5, eliminated by Damage CTRL)

6. Bayley (Entry #6, eliminated by Liv Morgan)

7. B-Fab (Entry #7, eliminated by Rhea Ripley)

8. Roxanne Perez (Entry #8, eliminated by Damage CTRL)

9. Dakota Kai (Entry #9, eliminated by Becky Lynch)

10. Iyo Sky (Entry #10, eliminated by Becky Lynch)

11. Natalya (Entry #11, eliminated by Damage CTRL)

12. Candice LeRae (Entry #12, eliminated by Iyo Sky)

13. Zoey Stark (Entry #13, eliminated by Sonya Deville)

14. Xia Li (Entry #14, eliminated by Zelina Vega)

15. Becky Lynch (Entry #15, eliminated by Bayley)

16. Tegan Noz (Entry #16, eliminated by Asuka)

17. Asuka (Entry #17, eliminated by Rhea Ripley)

18. Piper Niven (Entry #18, eliminated by Raquel Rodriguez)

19. Tamina (Entry #19, eliminated by Michelle McCool)

20. Chelsea Green (Entry #20, eliminated by Rhea Ripley)

21. Zelina Vega (Entry #21, eliminated by Lacey Evans)

22. Raquel Rodriguez (Entry #22, eliminated by Rhea Ripley)

23. Mia Yim (Entry #23, eliminated by Piper Niven)

24. Lacey Evans (Entry #24, eliminated by Raquel Rodriguez)

25. Michelle McCool (Entry #25, eliminated by Rhea Ripley)

26. Indi Hartwell (Entry #26, eliminated by Sonya Deville)

27. Sonya Deville (Entry #27, eliminated by Asuka)

28. Shotzi (Entry #28, eliminated by Mia Yim)

29. Nikki Cross (Entry #29, eliminated by Liv Morgan)

30. Nia Jax (Entry #30, eliminated by 11 women)



Thoughts on the Matches:


The 2023 Royal Rumble showcased the continued dominance of Brock Lesnar and the rise of new stars like Bianca Belair, leaving fans excited for the road to WrestleMania.


Full Event Card:


1. Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship - Winner: Roman Reigns


2. Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight - Winner: Bray Wyatt


3. Bianca Belair vs. Alexa Bliss for the WWE Raw Women's Championship - Winner: Bianca Belair


5. Women's Royal Rumble Match (Winner: Rhea Ripley)


6. Men's Royal Rumble Match (Winner: Cody Rhodes)




Highlights and Aftermath:


- Roman Reigns' victory over Brock Lesnar set the stage for their ongoing rivalry heading into WrestleMania.

- The Women's Royal Rumble showcased the incredible athleticism of Bianca Belair, solidifying her as a top contender in the women's division.



Impact on Storylines:


- The aftermath of the Men's Royal Rumble teased potential matchups and alliances, creating anticipation for the WrestleMania card.

- Bianca Belair's triumph in the Women's Royal Rumble elevated her status and positioned her as a key player in the SmackDown Women's Championship scene.


Conclusion:


Royal Rumble 2023 delivered another memorable night of action, surprises, and pivotal moments, setting the stage for the grandeur of WrestleMania on the horizon.

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