Royal Rumble 2020 results: Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair win big on night of surprises
Drew McIntyre booked his spot in the main event of Wrestlemania 36 after winning the men’s royal rumble match at WWE Royal Rumble 2020 on Monday. McIntyre was able to eliminate Roman Reigns to win the royal rumble match for the first time after he knocked out WWE Champion Brock Lesnar who eliminated 13 men in a row during the course of the match. Charlotte Flair won the women’s Royal Rumble match after eliminating Shayna Baszler. It was a night of surprises as superstars like Edge, MVP and Beth Phoenix made their return to the WWE ring.
Reigns was both the betting favorite to win his second Royal Rumble but McIntyre pulled off a major upset to win the prestigious match. Edge, Randy Orton, Reigns and McIntyre were the final four in the Royal Rumble match and it came down to three quite quickly as Edge betrayed his former tag team partner Orton. Reigns and Edge were embroiled in a gritty battle but Reigns got the better of the veteran but a claymore kick from McIntrye was enough for the former NXT champion to clinch the win and also book his berth in this year’s Wrestlemania.
According to certain reports, Reigns will take on The Fiend Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship while McIntyre will challenge Lesnar for the WWE Championship after he eliminated the former on Monday. Lesnar levelled the record for most eliminations in a rumble match but was ultimately bested by McIntyre.
In the women’s match, Baszler eliminated eight other participants but was unable to win the match as Charlotte prevailed. The match saw returns of old wrestlers like Kelly Kelly and Santina Marella along with some completely new faces like Shotzi Blackheart, Xia Li and Chelsea Green - all NXT wrestlers at the moment.
In other results, The Fiend defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the Universal championship while Becky Lynch fended off a tough fight from Asuka to keep hold of the RAW women’s championship.
A look at the complete results from WWE Royal Rumble 2020 -
Charlotte Flair won the 30-Woman Royal Rumble MatchThe Miz def. Kofi Kingston
Roman Reigns def. King Corbin (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
United States Champion Andrade def. Humberto Carrillo
Sheamus def. Shorty G
Universal Championship -- “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) def. Daniel Bryan via pinfall to retain the title (Strap Match)
Drew McIntyre wins the Men’s Royal Rumble
Raw Women’s Championship -- Becky Lynch (c) def. Asuka via submission to retain the title