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Royal Rumble (2016) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on January 24, 2016. It was the sixth event under the Royal Rumble chronology.

BackgroundEdit

The card featured seven matches, that resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, and Friday Night SmackDown!.

ResultsEdit

# 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

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminationsEdit

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 Fandango 3 Roman Reigns 06:08 0
2 Stardust 4 07:42 0
3 Sami Zayn 1 03:37 0
4 Big E 2 02:08 0
5 Roman Reigns 8 The Undertaker, Baron Corbin, Bad News Barrett, Kane, Tyson Kidd and Kevin Owens 16:23 7
6 Finn Bálor 5 Roman Reigns 01:02 0
7 Christian 6 00:44 0
8 Neville 7 01:25 0
9 The Undertaker 15 CM Punk 22:47 3
10 Baron Corbin 17 Bray Wyatt 26:17 1
11 Bad News Barrett 13 Bo Dallas 15:22 1
12 Kane 18 Bray Wyatt 23:19 1
13 Tyson Kidd 14 The Miz & Dean Ambrose 14:48 1
14 Kevin Owens 9 Edge 02:00 1
15 Edge 10 Erick Rowan 03:47 1
16 Aiden English 16 CM Punk 14:54 0
17 Erick Rowan 11 The Undertaker 00:37 1
18 Seth Rollins 12 00:18 0
19 Bo Dallas 25 Enzo Amore 19:02 2
20 The Miz 24 CM Punk 17:17 2
21 Dean Ambrose 20 Adam Rose 11:47 1
22 Chris Jericho 21 11:23 0
23 Luke Harper 22 The Miz 11:48 0
24 CM Punk Winner 14:47 4
25 Enzo Amore 26 Adam Rose 09:38 2
26 Bray Wyatt 29 CM Punk 11:12 4
27 Samoa Joe 19 Bo Dallas & Enzo Amore 00:25 0
28 Adam Rose 27 Randy Orton 06:11 3
29 Big Show 23 Bray Wyatt 01:32 0
30 Randy Orton 28 03:32 1