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Royal Rumble (2018) 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 28, 2018. It was the eighth 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 Thursday Night SmackDown.

ResultsEdit

# 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

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

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminationsEdit

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 Dean Ambrose 19 Dolph Ziggler 48:01 1
2 Murphy 2 Rusev 16:24 0
3 Kalisto 1 Baron Corbin 12:22 0
4 Erick Rowan 16 Fandango 36:02 0
5 The Undertaker 18 Bray Wyatt 39:35 0
6 The Miz 3 Baron Corbin 12:14 0
7 Rusev 6 Sami Zayn 14:39 2
8 R-Truth 5 Kane 10:53 0
9 Baron Corbin 11 Fandango 19:14 3
10 Sheamus 13 15:40 0
11 Big E 4 Dean Ambrose & Rusev 02:48 0
12 Kane 10 Sami Zayn 12:28 1
13 Sami Zayn 12 Fandango 11:04 4
14 Luke Harper 7 Sami Zayn 02:59 0
15 Brock Lesnar 8 01:11 0
16 Adam Rose 9 Baron Corbin 00:24 0
17 Heath Slater 21 Dolph Ziggler & Fandango 20:34 2
18 Fandango Winner 26:09 8
19 Blake 14 Heath Slater 01:53 0
20 Mark Henry 17 Dolph Ziggler 04:09 1
21 Big Show 15 Mark Henry 01:52 0
22 Dolph Ziggler 29 Fandango 17:51 5
23 Christian 28 Dolph Ziggler 15:57 1
24 Bray Wyatt 23 Batista 10:57 1
25 Sin Cara 20 Heath Slater 04:15 0
26 Batista 24 Cesaro 07:07 1
27 Cesaro 25 Fandango 07:05 1
28 Jack Swagger 22 Chris Jericho 02:35 0
29 Chris Jericho 27 Fandango 03:39 1
30 Kevin Owens 26 Christian & Dolph Ziggler 01:10 0