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Results: Asuka wins the Rumble, Ronda Rousey debuts

Tonight (Jan 28th) history was made as WWE held their first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match. The match featured a mix of Raw, SmackDown, NXT Superstars and former WWE Superstars competing for a Women’s Title shot of her choosing at WrestleMania 34.

By the end of the night, it was Asuka who claim victory and go in the record books as the first-ever winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble.

Earlier in the evening, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced that Alicia Fox would no longer be able to compete in the Royal Rumble match due to an injury she sustained.

As it was previously reported, Maria Menounos served as the guest ring announcer for the Rumble and introduced special guest commentary Stephanie McMahon as well the Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair were both seating at ringside throughout the Rumble match.

Below is a table of the Women’s Royal Rumble listing the order of entrants to each Superstar, their order of elimination and who they were eliminated by.

Entry NumberSuperstarOrder of ElinminationEliminated by
1Sasha Banks27The Bella Twins
2Becky Lynch14Ruby Riott
3Sarah Logan7Molly Holly
4Mandy Rose1Lita
5Lita3Becky Lynch
6Kairi Sane4Dana Brooke
8Dana Brooke5Torrie Wilson
9Torrie Wilson6Sonya Deville
10Sonya Deville8Michelle McCool
11Liv Morgan9Michelle McCool
12Molly Holly10Michelle McCool
13Lana11Michelle McCool
14Michelle McCool13Natalya
15Ruby Riott17Nia Jax
16Vickie Guerrero12Becky Lynch, Michelle McCool, Ruby Riott, Sasha Banks
17Carmella21Nikki Bella
18Natalya25Trish Stratus
19Kelly Kelly16Nia Jax
20Naomi18Nia Jax
21Jacqueline15Nia Jax
22Nia Jax23Asuka, Bayley, Bella Twins, Natalya, Trish Stratus
23Ember Moon20Asuka
24Beth Phoenix19Natalya
26Mickie James22Trish Stratus
27Nikki Bella29Asuka
28Brie Bella28Nikki Bella
29Bayley24Sasha Banks
30Trish Stratus26Sasha Banks

After Asuka won the Rumble, Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss met with her in the ring. Before Asuka could make her decision on who she would face at WrestleMania, a debuting Ronda Rousey would join them in the ring. She tried to congratulate Asuka with a handshake but Asuka rejected this by slapping Ronda’s hand away. Ronda then went and shook hands with Stephanie McMahon at the announce table.

ESPN would go on to announce that Ronda Rousey has officially signed a WWE deal.

What did you think of the Women’s Royal Rumble? What was your favorite moment? Excited to see Ronda Rousey in the WWE? Let us know in the comments below!

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