Royal Rumble 2024 is one of the most anticipated and exciting events in the WWE calendar, as it marks the beginning of the road to WrestleMania. The 2024 edition of the Royal Rumble took place on Saturday, January 27, at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The event featured two 30-person Royal Rumble 2024 matches, one for men and one for women, as well as several championship bouts. Here are the highlights, results, and winners of the Royal Rumble 2024, as well as how to watch it in India.
Men’s Royal Rumble match
The men’s Royal Rumble 2024 match was star-studded, featuring several surprise entrants and comebacks. The match started with Cody Rhodes and CM Punk, who had a heated altercation on Raw earlier in the week.
The two rivals continued to battle until Shinsuke Nakamura came in third, followed by Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, Gunther, Damian Priest, and Kofi Kingston.
The first elimination occurred when Lashley eliminated Gunther, who had recently changed his name from Walter.
The Royal Rumble 2024 match continued with more players including Edge, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Big E, Keith Lee, Brock Lesnar and The Rock.
Some notable eliminations were Lesnar by Cena, Rollins by Edge, and Rhodes by The Rock. The final four were Rhodes, Punk, Lesnar, and McIntyre. Punk eliminated Lesnar from the GTS, but then Rhodes eliminated him.
There was a tense standoff between McIntyre and Rhodes until McIntyre eliminated Rhodes by hitting him with a Claymore Kick to win the match.
McIntyre celebrated his victory and pointed to the WrestleMania symbol, indicating his intention to challenge for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Women’s Royal Rumble 2024 Match
The women’s Royal Rumble 2024 match was equally exciting, featuring many surprises and returns. The match started with Becky Lynch and Nia Jax, whose history of enmity is quite old.
The two women continued to battle until Bayley came in third, followed by Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.
The first elimination occurred when Belair used her hair to knock Jax over the top rope to avenge her loss to Jax at WrestleMania 37.
The match continued with more players such as Asuka, Shayna Baszler, Natalya, Naomi, Lita, Trish Stratus, Ronda Rousey and Nikki A.S.H.
Some notable eliminations were Lita by Flair, Rousey by Stratus and Lynch by Rousey. The final four were Lynch, Belair, Ripley and Banks. Belair eliminated Banks with a KOD, but then Ripley eliminated her.
Lynch and Ripley had a heated argument, until Lynch hit Ripley with a manhandle slam and eliminated her to win the Royal Rumble 2024 match.
Lynch celebrated her victory and pointed to the WrestleMania symbol, indicating her intention to challenge for the Raw Women’s Championship.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match was a fatal four-way match between Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, AJ Styles and LA Knight.
The Royal Rumble 2024 match was chaotic and action-packed, with all four players using their signature moves and weapons to gain the upper hand.
Reigns dominated the early part of the match, hitting Orton with a spear, Styles with a Superman Punch, and Knight with a powerbomb onto the announce table.
However, Reigns was then attacked by his former allies, The Usos, who attacked him and joined forces with Orton.
The match continued with more ups and downs, with Styles hitting Orton with a Phenomenal Forearm, Knight hitting Styles with a BFT, and Reigns hitting Knight with a Spear.
However, none of the pinfalls were successful, as other competitors broke them up. The Royal Rumble 2024 match ended when Reigns locked Orton in a guillotine choke, but Orton retaliated with an RKO.
Orton then won the match and the title by pinning Reigns with the help of The Usos, who held off Styles and Knight.
Winner: Randy Orton
United States Championship
The United States Championship match was between Logan Paul and Kevin Owens. Paul, who won the title from Owens at TLC 2023, was confident and cocky, while Owens was determined and angry.
The Royal Rumble 2024 match was one-sided, as Owens dominated Paul with his superior wrestling skills and experience.
Owens attacked Paul with a pop-up powerbomb, a stunner, and a frog splash, but Paul dodged every pin attempt thanks to his flexibility and stamina.
The Royal Rumble 2024 match continued and Owens hit Paul with several moves such as the cannonball, superkick and package piledriver.
However, Paul refused to give up and managed to hit Owens with a low blow, a Superman Punch, and a Spear, mocking Reigns in the process.
Paul then pinned Owens to retain the title, much to the fans’ disappointment.
Winner: Logan Paul
How to watch Royal Rumble 2024 in India
WWE Royal Rumble 2024 was streamed live exclusively on Peacock in the US and WWE Network in other countries.
Indian WWE fans can watch Royal Rumble 2024 on the SonyLIV app and website as well as on Sony Sports Network channels.
The program was broadcast on Sunday, January 28 at 5:30 am IST, with repeat telecasts at 12 noon IST and 8 pm IST on the same day. The event was also available on demand on SonyLIV app and website.