While the men’s Royal Rumble match went out with a clear favorite – and Cody Rhodes did just that – the women’s Royal Rumble had no such narrative to digest. No, they walked into tonight’s (Sat, Jan. 28, 2023) 30-Woman Over-the-Top Rope Battle Royal at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas with a blank canvas to tell a story, to start a WrestleMania title match.
They told that story by getting Judgment Day’s Rhea Ripley in at number one, lasting for over an hour, and eventually scoring three of the last four eliminations — and six total — to secure their ticket to WrestleMania and a championship match of their choosing.
Here was the order of the participants:Rhea RipleyLiv MorganDana BrookeEmmaShayna BasellerBayleyB FabRoxanne PerezDakota KaiIYO HEAVENNataliaCandice LeRaeZoey StarkXia LiBecky LynchTegan NoxasukaPiper NivenTaminaChelsea greenZelina VegaRaquel RodriguezMia YimLacey EvansMichelle McCoolIndian HartwellSonja DevilleShotziNicky CrossNia Jax
And the order of elimination (and who eliminated them by):B-Fab (Rhea Ripley)Dana Brooke (Damage Control)Emma (Dakota Kai)Roxanne Perez (Damage Control)Natalya (damage CTRL)Shayna Baszler (Damage Control)Candice LeRae (IYO SKY)Tegan Nox (Asuka)Chelsea Green (Rhea Ripley)Dakota KaiBecky LynchIYO SKY (Becky Lynch)Becky Lynch BayleyBayleyLiv MorganXia Li (Zelina Vega)TaminaMichelle McCoolZoey Stark as Sonya DevilleZelina Vega (Lacey Evans)Indi Hartwell as Sonya DevilleNia Jax (like 11 women)Lacey Evans Raquel RodriguezSonya DevilleAsukaMichelle McCool Rhea RipleyShotzi (Mia Yim)Mia Yim Piper NivenPiper Niven Raquel RodríguezRaquel Rodriguez Rhea RipleyNikki CrossLiv MorganAsuka (Rhea Ripley)Liv Morgan Rhea Ripley
This was a really fun match with a lot of cool surprises, some great moments and a really well spent creative ending.
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