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Royal Rumble 2024 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw, SmackDown and NXT brands. It took place on January 27, 2024 at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida. It was the thirty-seventh event under the Royal Rumble chronology.

Production

Background

First held in 1988, the Royal Rumble is one of WWE's biggest annual events, a part of the "Big Five" alongside WrestleMania, Money in the Bank, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. Each Royal Rumble event features the Royal Rumble match, a battle royal in which thirty competitors enter the fray at timed intervals. Participants are eliminated when they are thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. A Royal Rumble match is held for both the male and female rosters, with the winner selecting a world championship of their choosing to challenge for at WrestleMania 40.

Storylines

At Crown Jewel on November 4, 2023, Logan Paul defeated Rey Mysterio to win the United States Championship. On the December 1 episode of SmackDown, Paul announced that eight competitors would compete in a tournament to determine his first challenger. The tournament concluded on the January 5, 2024, episode of SmackDown, with Kevin Owens defeating Santos Escobar in the final. Thanks to his victory, Owens earned a championship match with Paul at the Royal Rumble.

Before suffering a back injury and going on hiatus in May 2022, Randy Orton had been embroiled in a feud with The Bloodline. At Crown Jewel on November 4, 2023, Roman Reigns retained the WWE and Universal Championships against LA Knight thanks to interference from The Bloodline. On the November 10 episode of SmackDown, Knight declared that he was not finished with Reigns. At Survivor Series on November 25, Orton made his return, competing in the Men's WarGames Match. On the December 1 episode of SmackDown, Orton signed with the brand after fighting off The Bloodline. Two weeks later, AJ Styles made his return by assisting Orton and Knight in fending off The Bloodline, however, Styles would attack Knight soon after. Styles would reveal the following week that he had attacked Knight because he had taken his place in a tag team match at Fastlane two months prior. Orton would interrupt, making it clear that he also wanted a match with Reigns. Consequentially, SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis announced that Orton, Styles, and Knight would face off in a Triple Threat Match to determine who would challenge Reigns at the Royal Rumble. The match took place on the January 5, 2024, episode of SmackDown, but ended without a winner due to The Bloodline attacking all three men. After, Aldis announced that Reigns would defend his title against Orton, Knight, and Styles in a Fatal Four Way Match at the Royal Rumble.

Match Preview

Logan Paul vs. Kevin Owens Preview
Fatal Four Way Match Preview
Women's Royal Rumble Match Preview
Men's Royal Rumble Match Preview

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations (Women)

Brand

     – Raw
     – SmackDown
     – NXT
     – Unaffiliated
     – Legend
     – Winner
Draw Entrant Brand/
Status
Order Eliminated by Time Elimination(s)
1 Natalya Raw 3 Tegan Nox 20:57 0
2 Naomi Free agent 25 Jade Cargill 1:02:18 2
3 Bayley SmackDown - Winner 1:03:03 7
4 Candice LeRae Raw 2 Asuka, Bayley & Kairi Sane 15:23 0
5 Jordynne Grace TNA 7 Bianca Belair 19:10 0
6 Indi Hartwell Raw 1 Bayley 3:23 0
7 Asuka SmackDown 6 Katana Chance & Kayden Carter 12:59 1
8 Ivy Nile Raw 10 Nia Jax 23:27 0
9 Katana Chance Raw 13 Nia Jax 25:48 1
10 Bianca Belair SmackDown 26 Bayley 47:46 1
11 Kairi Sane SmackDown 5 Kayden Carter 5:00 1
12 Tegan Nox Raw 4 Bayley 1:22 1
13 Kayden Carter Raw 8 Piper Niven 11:48 2
14 Chelsea Green Raw 14 Becky Lynch 17:32 0
15 Piper Niven Raw 12 Nia Jax 12:39 1
16 Xia Li Raw 9 Nia Jax 6:46 0
17 Zelina Vega SmackDown 17 Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark 20:00 0
18 Maxxine Dupri Raw 11 Bayley 6:39 0
19 Nia Jax Raw 21 Jade Cargill 20:15 8
20 Shotzi SmackDown 20 Nia Jax 15:14 0
21 Becky Lynch Raw 24 Jade Cargill & Naomi 22:29 1
22 Alba Fyre SmackDown 16 Naomi 6:21 0
23 Shayna Baszler Raw 18 Nia Jax 8:27 1
24 Valhalla Raw 15 Nia Jax 0:05 0
25 Michin SmackDown 19 Nia Jax 5:02 0
26 Zoey Stark Raw 22 Liv Morgan 9:58 1
27 Roxanne Perez NXT 23 Tiffany Stratton 8:29 0
28 Jade Cargill Free agent 28 Liv Morgan 11:03 3
29 Tiffany Stratton NXT 27 Bayley 6:52 1
30 Liv Morgan Raw 29 Bayley 6:26 2

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations (Men)

    Raw
    SmackDown
    NXT
     – Unaffiliated
     – Legend
     – Winner
Draw Entrant Brand/
Status
Order Eliminated by Time Elimination(s)
1 Jey Uso Raw 23 Gunther 50:55 1
2 Jimmy Uso SmackDown 12 Bron Breakker 34:09 0
3 Grayson Waller SmackDown 1 Carmelo Hayes 4:05 0
4 Andrade Free agent 8 Bronson Reed 22:59 0
5 Carmelo Hayes NXT 6 Finn Bálor 17:06 1
6 Shinsuke Nakamura Raw 9 Cody Rhodes 20:51 0
7 Santos Escobar SmackDown 2 Carlito 6:37 0
8 Karrion Kross SmackDown 4 Bobby Lashley 6:20 1
9 Dominik Mysterio Raw 21 CM Punk 33:19 1
10 Carlito SmackDown 3 Bobby Lashley 2:23 1
11 Bobby Lashley SmackDown 5 Karrion Kross 1:34 2
12 Ludwig Kaiser Raw 10 Kofi Kingston 9:29 0
13 Austin Theory SmackDown 7 Cody Rhodes 3:58 0
14 Finn Bálor Raw 13 Bron Breakker 11:21 1
15 Cody Rhodes Raw - Winner 43:21 4
16 Bronson Reed Raw 14 Omos 10:39 1
17 Kofi Kingston Raw 11 Gunther 3:34 1
18 Gunther Raw 28 Cody Rhodes 30:10 3
19 Ivar Raw 15 Bron Breakker 4:57 0
20 Bron Breakker NXT 18 Dominik Mysterio 5:19 4
21 Omos Free agent 17 Bron Breakker 2:43 1
22 Pat McAfee Free agent 16 Himself 0:38 0
23 JD McDonagh Raw 19 Jey Uso 0:03 0
24 R-Truth Raw 20 Damian Priest 2:56 0
25 The Miz Raw 22 Gunther 6:06 0
26 Damian Priest Raw 25 Sami Zayn 10:24 1
27 CM Punk Raw 29 Cody Rhodes 21:45 2
28 Ricochet Raw 24 Drew McIntyre 5:10 0
29 Drew McIntyre Raw 27 CM Punk 9:52 2
30 Sami Zayn Raw 26 Drew McIntyre 3:19 1

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Pre-show Panel
Referees

See also

External links

Royal Rumble 2024 previews

Logan Paul v Kevin OwensFatal Four Way MatchWomen's Royal Rumble MatchMen's Royal Rumble Match

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