WWE Royal Rumble
Past Royal Rumble winners who are still active Superstars include Randy Orton (2009, 2017), Edge (2010), Sheamus (2012), Roman Reigns (2015), Shinsuke Nakamura (2018), Seth Rollins (2019) and Drew McIntyre (2020).
In 2018, WWE introduced a Women’s Royal Rumble match as part of the Women’s Revolution movement. Asuka made history by winning the first Women’s Rumble. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair have won women’s Royal Rumble matches past two years.
Royal Rumble Match Rules
- The Royal Rumble match is a 30-person battle royal.
- The match begins with two Superstars in the ring.
- New Superstars are introduced at regularly timed intervals.
- Eliminations occur when wrestlers are thrown over the top rope and their feet touch the floor at ringside.
Royal Rumble winners earn title shots at WrestleMania. The Men’s Rumble winner can challenge for the WWE Championship or the Universal Championship. The Women’s Rumble winner can challenge for the Raw, SmackDown or NXT Women’s Championship.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches
- Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania 37)
- Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania 37)
- Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Adam Pearce
- WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Bill Goldberg