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WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Results: Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair head to WrestleMania 36 with title opportunity

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Results: It has been quite a journey for Drew Mcintyre- In 2014 he was released by the company but then worked hard to get back to WWE and win the ticket to Wrestlemania in 2020.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 27, 2020 3:48:07 pm
Drew McIntyre won the Men’s Royal Rumble 2020. (Source: Twitter/WWE)

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Results: Drew McIntyre and Charlotte Flair seized the moment to win the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble matches respectively at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Monday. The two wrestlers now have the opportunity to challenge for the WWE Championship title at WWE’s grandest stage WrestleMania, which will be held later this year.

It has been quite a journey for the Scotsman- in 2014 McIntyre was released by the company but he worked hard to get back to WWE and win the ticket to Wrestlemania in 2020.

Earlier in the evening, Roman Reigns finally had his revenge on King Corbin as The Big Dog went on to defeat WWE’s resident monarch in the Falls Count Anywhere Match at the pay-per-view event.

The match kicked-off in the ring with The Big Dog dominating the initial phase of the contest. As expected the match turned into a massive brawl with the action taking place all around the arena. The fans witnessed several high-flying moves coming from both the superstars, but Corbin hitting Reigns with a powerful chokeslam through the announce table for a near fall was among the best.

Meanwhile, the proceeding also saw interruption from The Usos, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode. However, it didn’t allow Reigns to lose focus and at one point The Big Dog threw Corbin into a portaloo and tipped it over him.

The contest eventually ended with Reigns hitting Corbin with a spear in front of the fans and completing the pinfall.

2020 Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Charlotte Flair who entered as the 17th participant in the Women’s Royal Rumble match went on to win the contest after eliminating two-time NXT champion Shayna Baszler. The NXT star after eliminating WWE Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix turned her attention towards The Queen and also got close from winning the contest.

However, Flair took control of the situation by using her upper body strength and wrapped Baszler’s shoulders around her legs. She then used the force to send the NXT star crashing on the turf using the top rope.

Bayley retains her Smackdown Women’s Championship title against Lacey Evans

Both Bayley and Lacey Evans didn’t waste any time with the latter getting the upper hand in the initial phase of the contest.

However, the SmackDown Women’s Champion countered by hitting Lacey into the turnbuckle and shifted the momentum into her favour.

Evans then tried to fight her way back into the contest as she avoided a dive from Bayley and went on to hit her with a Bronco Buster.

She then went for the Jumping Moonsault but the move backfired as Bayley countered it by getting her knees up at the right moment and quickly rolled up Lacey for the win.

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt retains Universal Championship against Daniel Bryan

The Strap match between Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan started off with “The Fiend” whipping the latter with the leather strap. However, it seemed like Bryan had prepared himself for the brutal contest and he too inflicted some damage on the Universal Champion.

However, The Fiend eventually clutched Bryan with the Mandible Claw and slammed him for the pinfall to retain his championship.

Becky Lynch forces Asuka to tap out in Raw Women’s Championship match

Becky Lynch retained the Raw Women’s Championship title as Japanese wrestler Asuka tapped out to Lynch’s Disarmer. The finishing move by the current champion came while her opponent was preparing herself to spray the green mist into Lynch’s face, however, she countered it by kicking Asuka in her gut.

Drew McIntyre wins his maiden Royal Rumble

Drew McIntyre was the last man standing in the ring after an epic 30-man Royal Rumble match, which also saw Brock Lesnar eliminating 13 other wrestlers.

McIntyre was the 16th member to enter the contest and went on to eliminate Roman Reigns to win the match.

This segment also saw Rated-R superstar Edge making a return to the ringside, leaving the fans shocked. The former World Heavyweight champion was the second-last member to be eliminated from the pay-per-view main event.

Other results:

Sheamus defeats Shorty G via pinfall

Andrade retains the US Championship against Humberto Carrillo

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