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WWE Royal Rumble (2019)

For the superstars of the WWE, the year begins with the Royal Rumble where the winner earns a title shot at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colby Lopez ... Seth Rollins
Rebecca Quin ... Becky Lynch
Brock Lesnar ... Brock Lesnar
Fergal Devitt ... Finn Bálor
Bryan Danielson ... Daniel Bryan
A.J. Styles ... AJ Styles
Ronda Rousey ... Ronda Rousey
Sasha Banks ... Sasha Banks
Kanako Urai ... Asuka
Adam Scherr ... Braun Strowman
Ashley Fliehr ... Charlotte Flair
Stephen Farrelly ... Sheamus
Claudio Castagnoli ... Cesaro
Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin ... The Miz
Shane McMahon ... Shane McMahon
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For the superstars of the WWE, the year begins with the Royal Rumble where the winner earns a title shot at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WWE Royal Rumble See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Trivia

Greatest Royal Rumble notwithstanding, this could have been the first Royal Rumble to be held outdoors as Chase Field has a retractable roof, but management opted not to open the roof for the show. See more »

Goofs

Mickie James clearly did not touch Mandy Rose with either her kick or her forearm shot when trying to eliminate her early in the Royal Rumble match. See more »

Connections

Referenced in WWE SmackDown Live: Happy New Year 2019! (2019) See more »

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WWE Royal Rumble: Above par but with glaring flaws
28 January 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I'm not going to do a big breakdown, it always encroaches too much on spoiler territory and it's very hard to review these things without doing so.

I also haven't acknowledged the pre-show, if WWE gives it no credibility then why should I?

To rate these things I use an average.

The breakdown was 8, 5, 7,8, 6, 2, 6 which brings it out as a median 6/10.

Now out of every ppv I tend to enjoy the Royal Rumble the most, I adore the title match and now we have a women's one as well it's doubled the appeal.

With both world titles on the line, both women's and one tag to support the rumbles it on paper was actually looking quite good. Sadly it also looked very predictable and truth be told I was right about every single match bar one, and the one I was incorrect about there is a very justified reason but I can't go into why.

Mostly logical outcomes, some high quality in ring performances and a few surprises (Though nothing truly unexpected) Royal Rumble 2019 is above par compared to recent WWE ppv's so credit where credit is due. Sadly a couple of mediocre parts and one bafflingly stupid booking decision damaged it for me.

The Good:

Some awesome entrants into the women's rumble

One amazing outcome

The Bad:

Lacey Evans repeated botches in her debut

Very predictable

One outstandingly stupid outcome


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