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Royal Rumble
RoyalRumble
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Information
Created by Pat Patterson
Promotion(s) WWE
Brand(s) Raw and SmackDown
First event Royal Rumble (2011)
Signature match types Royal Rumble match

The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling event, produced every January since 1988 by professional wrestling promotion WWE. It is named after the Royal Rumble match, a battle royal whose participants enter at timed intervals.

After the initial event was broadcast as a television special on USA Network, the Royal Rumble has been shown on pay-per-view and is one of WWE's "Big Four", along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series.

EventsEdit

2011Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Christian defeated John Morrison(c) Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
2 Shelton Benjamin defeated The Miz(c) Singles match for the United States Championship
3 The Hart Dynasty(c) defeated The Corre Tag team match for the Tag Team Championship
4 Randy Orton(c) defeated John Cena First Blood match for the WWE Championship
5 Maryse(c) defeated Mickie James Singles match for the Divas Championship
6 The Undertaker defeated CM Punk(c) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
7 Triple H won by last eliminating Batista 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania

2012Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Justin Gabriel(c) defeated Goldust and R-Truth Triple Threat match for the United States Championship
2 Chris Jericho defeated The Undertaker(c) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
3 The Nexus(c) defeated Air Boom Tag team match for the Tag Team Championship
4 John Morrison(c) defeated Sheamus Singles match for the WWE Championship
5 Gail Kim(c) defeated Melina Singles match for the Divas Championship
6 Edge won by last eliminating Christian 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania II

2013Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Chris Jericho(c) defeated Edge Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
2 Eve Torres defeated Maryse(c) Singles match for the Divas Championship
3 Randy Orton(c) defeated Batista Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
4 Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger defeated Big Show and Kane(c) Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
5 Matt Hardy(c) defeated Kofi Kingston Singles match for the United States Championship
6 John Cena defeated Christian(c) Singles match for the WWE Championship
7 The Undertaker won by last eliminating John Morrison 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania III

2014Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 The Brotherhood(c) defeated The Usos Tag Team Elimination match for the Tag Team Championship
2 Kofi Kingston(c) defeated The Miz Singles match for the United States Championship
3 The Undertaker(c) defeated Brock Lesnar No Holds Barred match for the WWE Championship
4 Wade Barrett(c) defeated Mark Henry Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
5 Beth Phoenix and Natalya defeated Layla and Michelle McCool Tag Team match
6 Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels(c) Ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship
7 Edge won by last eliminating Randy Orton 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania IV

2015Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Kofi Kingston and R-Truth defeated The Shield(c) Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
2 Bray Wyatt defeated Big Show Singles match
3 Dolph Ziggler defeated Christian(c) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
4 Kaitlyn(c) defeated AJ Lee Singles match for the Divas Championship
5 Randy Orton(c) defeated Triple H, Batista and JBL Fatal Four Way match for the WWE Championship
6 John Cena won by last eliminating Chris Jericho 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania V

2016Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Fandango(c) defeated Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the United States Championship
2 Seth Rollins(c) defeated Samoa Joe Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
3 Lita defeated Trish Stratus Singles match
4 The Ascension(c) defeated The Prime Time Players Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
5 Paige(c) defeated Natalya Singles match for the Divas Championship
6 CM Punk won by last eliminating Bray Wyatt 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania VI
7 Sheamus(c) defeated Cesaro(c) Singles match for the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships

2017Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Christian(c) defeated Jack Swagger Singles match for the United States Championship
2 The Wyatt Family(c) defeated The Lucha Dragons Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
3 Finn Bálor(c) defeated Roman Reigns Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
4 Eva Marie and The Bella Twins defeated Paige, Natalya and Emma 6-Woman Tag Team match
5 Brock Lesnar(c) defeated Dean Ambrose No Disqualification match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
6 Trish Stratus(c) defeated Lita Singles match for the Women's Championship
7 Bad News Barrett won by last eliminating Baron Corbin 30-man Royal Rumble match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania VII

2018Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Blake and Murphy(c) defeated American Alpha Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
2 Dean Ambrose(c) defeated Christian Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
3 Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens defeated Big Cass and Enzo Amore Tag Team match
4 AJ Styles(c) defeated Luke Harper Singles match for the United States Championship
5 Layla defeated Lita(c) Singles match for the Women's Championship
6 John Cena defeated Seth Rollins(c) via countout Singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
7 Fandango won by last eliminating Dolph Ziggler 30-man Royal Rumble match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania VIII

2019Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Dean Ambrose(c) defeated Kane Singles match for the United States Championship
2 Big Cass and Enzo Amore(c) defeated The Vaudevillians Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
3 Sami Zayn defeated Rusev Royal Rumble qualifying match
4 Hideo Itami defeated Baron Corbin(c) Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
5 Eva Marie defeated Paige(c) Singles match for the Women's Championship
6 Chris Jericho defeated Kevin Owens(c) Singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
7 AJ Styles won by last eliminating Dean Ambrose 30-man Royal Rumble match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania IX

2020Edit

# Match Stipulation
1 Finn Bálor(c) defeated Samoa Joe and Randy Orton Triple Threat match for the United States Championship
2 The Bar(c) defeated The Club Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
3 Baron Corbin(c) defeated Dean Ambrose Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
4 Paige defeated Lita Singles match
5 The Undertaker(c) defeated Bray Wyatt Singles match for the WWE Championship
6 Brie Bella(c) defeated Nikki Bella Singles match for the Women's Championship
7 AJ Styles won by last eliminating John Cena 30-man Royal Rumble match for a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania X

Winners Edit

List of Royal Rumble winners
Winner Entry No. Year Championship opportunity WrestleMania result
1 Triple H 22 2011 WWE Championship Defeated Edge
2 Edge 7 2012 World Heavyweight Championship Defeated Chris Jericho
3 The Undertaker 30 2013 WWE Championship Defeated John Cena
4 Edge 19 2014 World Heavyweight Championship Defeated Chris Jericho
5 John Cena 13 2015 WWE Championship Defeated Randy Orton
6 CM Punk 21 2016 WWE World Heavyweight Championship Lost to Sheamus
7 Bad News Barrett 29 2017 Defeated Brock Lesnar
8 Fandango 18 2018 Defeated Seth Rollins
9 AJ Styles 1 2019 Defeated Kevin Owens
10 30 2020 WWE Championship Lost to The Undertaker

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