Published: Mon, January 28, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Men and women's WWE Royal Rumble 2019 match winners

Men and women's WWE Royal Rumble 2019 match winners

Edge and Christian open today's show by saying they're looking forward to this weekend's Royal Rumble and Takeover events. The respective winners of the men and women's Rumble matches will go on to perform in respective championship matches in their division.

WWE confirmed the news on their official website less than four hours before the event - which is live on Sky Sports Box Office - that Cena will not compete in the 30-man Royal Rumble match at Link Field, Phoenix. With a total of 30 participants, the last wrestler standing does not only win the match but also gets a championship match at Wrestlemania.

We could see Lynch next on RAW tomorrow night or SmackDown on Tuesday. The story going into this match is that Lesnar was originally supposed to face Braun Strowman but Strowman was removed by Vince McMahon and Finn Balor earned the right to take the spot.

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NXT star Xia Li was the first surprise entrant to make her way into the match and she entered at number 11. So Seth Rollins will be the next in line to challenge the beast incarnate for the prime title.

It came down to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, and Becky managed to win the match when she eliminated Charlotte. She is now booked to face Asuka for the Smackdown women's championship at the PPV. So no one more than her deserve a Wrestlemania moment. It wasn't the most honorable way to exit the match considering she spent most of her time under the ring but Ripley is one of the toughest in the business so it was to be expected.

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