Thirty women will be part of history Sunday night as WWE hosts the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match. The entrants will be competing for a title shot at WrestleMania 34.
We will post live updates during the women's Royal Rumble match, including a full list of entrants. We know most of the lineup, but there will be some surprises. There are rumors circulating that some former (or part-time) WWE women wrestlers will be entering the match.
There have been 18 entrants announced so far, including Asuka, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Liv Morgan, Naomi, Nia Jax, Natalya, Ruby Riott and Sasha Banks.
The 30-man WWE Royal Rumble match is set to begin. The entrants include John Cena, The Miz, …
Will some former WWE superstars enter the match? A few big names have been floated. Trish Stratus, who was on Raw 25 last Monday, could appear. Stephanie McMahon will be on commentary, but she may have a role in the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match.
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10 p.m. - The main event is upon us. The 30-woman Royal Rumble match is set to begin. WWE recapping the announcement.
10:04 p.m. - Maria Menounos is the special guest ring announcer. Philadelphia fans don't like it. They want the action to begin. Menounos introduces Stephanie McMahon, who will be on commentary. She's awful happy. And here comes Alexa Bliss! Looks like they will have the champions at ringside for the match. That's cool. Charlotte out next.
10:06 p.m. - The first woman to enter the Royal Rumble: Sasha Banks. She is entrant No. 1. Entrant No. 2: Becky Lynch!
10:11 p.m. - Sarah Logan is in at No. 3. Banks and Lynch with some good work early. Who will get the first elimination in the women's Royal Rumble?
10:12 p.m. - Mandy Rose in at No. 4. No eliminations yet.
10:14 p.m. - The first surprise: Lita! Big pop for her.
10:17 p.m. - Lita eliminates Mandy Rose to make history. Kairi Sane enters at No. 6.
10:19 p.m. - Tamina enters at No. 7. She is wearing all white. Lita plants Tamina with a DDT. Cool spot with Lita hitting a moonsault. Lita eliminates Tamina. Lita gets eliminated by Becky Lynch. Kairi Sane is eliminated by Dana Brooke.
10:22 p.m. - Another surprise entrant: Torrie Wilson at No. 9.
10:24 p.m. - Torrie Wilson eliminates Dana Brooke! Sonya Deville is the No. 10 entrant. We are a third of the way through.
10:25 p.m. - Deville eliminates Wilson, then Liv Morgan enters at No. 11.
10:27 p.m. - Molly Holly is the surprise entrant at No. 12! She eliminates Sarah Logan. Lana is the No. 13 entrant.
10:30 p.m. - Another surprise: Michelle McCool at No. 14! She eliminates four women! She eliminates Deville, Morgan, Holly and Lana.
10:33 p.m. - It's Vickie Guerrero at No. 16! She does her "Excuse me!" shtick. Banks, Lynch, McCool and Riott team up to eliminate Guerrero. Nice to see Vickie get her moment.
10:37 p.m. - Kelly Kelly enters at No. 19 and Naomi follows. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, the two original entrants, are still in there.
10:40 p.m. - Spoke too soon on Becky Lynch. After more than a half hour in the ring, Lynch is eliminated by Ruby Riott. Banks is the only entrant left from the first 10 in.
10:43 p.m. - Nia Jax enters at No. 22 and eliminates three women. Ember Moon, the NXT women's champion, is the No. 23 entrant.
10:47 p.m. - Nia Jax eliminates Naomi, but not before Naomi somehow found her way to the back of the ring by using a chair at ringside.
10:49 p.m. - Beth Phoenix another surprise entrant. She has a good spot with Nia Jax. Natalya gets involved and helps her old friend Betho Phoenix to dump Nia Jax. Natalya and Beth Phoenix hug, but Natalya slaps Beth and eliminates her.
10:51 p.m. - Asuka in at No. 25. Mickie James in at No. 26. Ember Moon eliminated by Asuka.
10:52 p.m. - Nikki Bella in at No. 27! Good pop for her.
10:54 p.m. - Brie Bella returns! She is the No. 28 entrant. The Yes! chants begin. Bayley out at No. 29. One more ...
10:57 p.m. - At No. 30: Trish Stratus! Big pop as Trish and Mickie James square off.
11:01 p.m. - The final six: Trish Stratus, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Asuka, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella.
11:03 p.m. - Trish Stratus eliminates Natalya. Sasha Banks with a cool faceoff with Trish. Banks eliminates Stratus. The final four: Asuka, Sasha Banks, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella.
11:08 p.m. - The Bella Twins eliminated Sasha Banks when Sasha attempted to deliver the double knees in the corner to Asuka. Nikki and Brie were working over Asuka when Nikki turned on her sister and eliminated Brie. Asuka and Nikki are the final two standing. They take the battle to the apron and Asuka eliminates Nikki to win the inaugural women's Royal Rumble.
11:13 p.m. - It's time for Asuka to announce who she will face at WrestleMania 34. Alexa Bliss and Charlotte are in the ring. The music hits and Ronda Rousey walks out! Not much to report from the end of the show other than she tried to shake hands with Asuka, but Asuka slapped it away. She said something to Charlotte before leaving the ring and walking over to shake Stephanie's hand. Stephanie didn't say much, but shook Rousey's hand. Rousey waves to the crowd and leaves.
No. 1 - Sasha Banks (eliminated by Brie Bella and Nikki Bella)
No. 2 - Becky Lynch (eliminated by Ruby Riott)
No. 3 - Sarah Logan (eliminated by Molly Holly)
No. 4 - Mandy Rose (eliminated by Lita)
No. 5 - Lita (eliminated by Becky Lynch)
No. 6 - Kairi Sane (eliminated by Brooke)
No. 7 - Tamina (eliminated by Lita)
No. 8 - Dana Brooke (eliminated by Torrie Wilson)
No. 9 - Torrie Wilson (eliminated by Sonya Deville)
No. 10 - Sonya Deville (eliminated by Michelle McCool)
No. 11 - Liv Morgan (eliminated by Michelle McCool)
No. 12 - Molly Holly (eliminated by Michelle McCool)
No. 13 - Lana (eliminated by Michelle McCool)
No. 14 - Michelle McCool (eliminated by Natalya)
No. 15 - Ruby Riott (eliminated by Nia Jax)
No. 16 - Vickie Guerrero (eliminated by McCool, Banks, Riott and Lynch)
No. 17 - Carmella (eliminated by Nikki Bella)
No. 18 - Natalya (eliminated by Trish Stratus)
No. 19 - Kelly Kelly (eliminated by Nia Jax)
No. 20 - Naomi (eliminated by Nia Jax)
No. 21 - Jacqueline (eliminated by Nia Jax)
No. 22 - Nia Jax (eliminated by Bayley, Asuka, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Natalya, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks)
No. 23 - NXT champion Ember Moon (eliminated by Asuka)
No. 24 - Beth Phoenix (eliminated by Natalya)
No. 25 - Asuka - WINNER
No. 26 - Mickie James (eliminated by Trish Stratus)
No. 27 - Nikki Bella (eliminated by Asuka)
No. 28 - Brie Bella (eliminated by Nikki Bella)
No. 29 - Bayley (eliminated by Sasha Banks)
No. 30 - Trish Stratus (eliminated by Sasha Banks)
Michelle McCool - 5
Nia Jax - 4
Sasha Banks - 4
Nikki Bella - 4
Asuka - 3
Trish Stratus - 3
Natalya - 3
Brie Bella - 2
Ruby Riott - 2
Becky Lynch - 2
Lita - 2
Dana Brooke - 1
Torrie Wilson - 1
Sonya Deville - 1
Molly Holly - 1
Bayley - 1