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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 Number Superstar Order of Elinmination Eliminated by
1 Sasha Banks 27 The Bella Twins
2 Becky Lynch 14 Ruby Riott
3 Sarah Logan 7 Molly Holly
4 Mandy Rose 1 Lita
5 Lita 3 Becky Lynch
6 Kairi Sane 4 Dana Brooke
7 Tamina 2 Lita
8 Dana Brooke 5 Torrie Wilson
9 Torrie Wilson 6 Sonya Deville
10 Sonya Deville 8 Michelle McCool
11 Liv Morgan 9 Michelle McCool
12 Molly Holly 10 Michelle McCool
13 Lana 11 Michelle McCool
14 Michelle McCool 13 Natalya
15 Ruby Riott 17 Nia Jax
16 Vickie Guerrero 12 Becky Lynch, Michelle McCool, Ruby Riott, Sasha Banks
17 Carmella 21 Nikki Bella
18 Natalya 25 Trish Stratus
19 Kelly Kelly 16 Nia Jax
20 Naomi 18 Nia Jax
21 Jacqueline 15 Nia Jax
22 Nia Jax 23 Asuka, Bayley, Bella Twins, Natalya, Trish Stratus
23 Ember Moon 20 Asuka
24 Beth Phoenix 19 Natalya
25 Asuka Winner
26 Mickie James 22 Trish Stratus
27 Nikki Bella 29 Asuka
28 Brie Bella 28 Nikki Bella
29 Bayley 24 Sasha Banks
30 Trish Stratus 26 Sasha 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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