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WWE Royal Rumble 2018: Did John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor or Roman Reigns win the men's Royal Rumble?

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Randy Orton RKOs Baron Corbin after attacking Shinsuke Nakamura. Orton, Nakamura and Corbin are among the entrants in the 30-man Royal Rumble match. 

The 30-man WWE Royal Rumble match is set to begin. The entrants include John Cena, The Miz, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bray Wyatt, Rusev and "Woken" Matt Hardy. 

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7:56 p.m. - Jerry "The King" Lawler introduced as a special guest commentator. Interesting choice. Maybe he will be entering the Rumble again? 

8:01 p.m. - Rusev and Finn Balor are the first two entrants in the 30-man Royal Rumble. They are already teasing the possibility of Balor lasting a long time. 

8:03 p.m. - Rhyno is in at No. 3. He immediately starts brawling with Rusev. 

8:04 p.m. - Entry no. 4: Baron Corbin. The fans aren't thrilled. 

8:06 p.m. - First big moment of the match. Corbin eliminates Rhyno, but Balor catches Corbin by surprise and eliminates him. Corbin loses it and attacks Balor, Rusev and the No. 5 entrant, Heath Slater. 

8:08 p.m. - Elias is the No. 6 entrant. He is now performing in the ring. He said the clock would stop while he performed, but the countdown begins. Out at No. 7: NXT Champion Andrade Almas. 

8:12 p.m. - Bray Wyatt joins the action at No. 8. Almas, Wyatt, Elias and Balor in the ring. Rusev is still down on the outside. Slater out there, too. 

8:15 p.m. - Tye Dillinger announced as the No. 10 entrant, but he doesn't appear. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens shown backstage attacking Dillinger. Zayn decides to enter at No. 10. Sheamus is No. 11. 

8:18 p.m. - Heath Slater eliminates Sheamus! 

8:21 p.m. - Xavier Woods enters at No. 12 and Apollo Crews is the 13th entrant. Only four eliminations so far. 

8:23 p.m. - Nakamura is No. 14. Big pop from the crowd. There are now 10 men in the ring. Wild scene. Nakamura eliminates Zayn. Cesaro enters at No. 15. 

8:26 p.m. - Cesaro eliminates Crews. Kofi Kingston enters at No. 16. Jinder Mahal is in at the 17th spot. 

8:31 p.m. - A cool spot with Kofi. Mahal throws him over, but his right foot lands on Woods' chest. Woods and Big E team up to flip Kofi back into the ring. Kofi eliminates Mahal. 

8:36 p.m. - Balor has been in the match for over 35 minutes. Cena has eliminated Elias and The Hurricane. 

8:39 p.m. - Orton enters at No. 24 and hits a mid-air RKO on Almas. He tosses Almas over the top rope to end the NXT champion's great run. 

8:44 p.m. - A surprise at No. 27: REY MYSTERIO! He makes quick work of Adam Cole, then hits a 619 on The Miz. Big pop for Mysterio.

8:45 p.m. - Roman Reigns enters at No. 28. Massive heat for the former Intercontinental champion. Fans still booing. 

8:48 p.m. - Reigns eliminates O'Neil, The Miz and Rollins. More heat for Reigns after he tossed Rollins out of the ring. 

8:49 p.m. - Goldust at No. 29 and Dolph Ziggler at No. 30 round out the entrants. Good pop for Ziggler. 

8:51 p.m. - The final six: Nakamura, Reigns, Balor, Cena, Mysterio and Orton

8:53 p.m. - Reigns with a Superman punch on Orton, then eliminates Orton. Mysterio hits the 619 on Cena and Reigns. But Balor with the sneak attack to eliminate Mysterio. The final four: Balor, Nakamura, Cena and Reigns. 

8:55 p.m. - Cena with a sign point. Fans start chanting "You both suck!" Cena and Reigns staredown. Balor and Nakamura with the attack! Now they're staring each other down. 

8:56 p.m. - Balor has been in the match for 55 minutes, according to Michael Cole. He is tied with Reigns for the most eliminations (four). 

8:59 p.m. - Balor on a roll with sling blades to Cena, Reigns and Nakamura. After Balor drops Nakamura a second time, Cena eliminates Balor. 

9:02 p.m. - Nakamura eliminates Cena! The final two: Nakamura and Reigns. Nakamura is the crowd favorite. 

9:04 p.m. - Nakamura with a triangle in the corner. Reigns counters with a power bomb in the center of the ring. 

9:07 p.m. - Nakamura wins the 2018 Royal Rumble after eliminating Reigns. Crowd loves it. 


No. 1 - Rusev (eliminated by Wyatt and Hardy) 

No. 2 - Finn Balor (eliminated by Cena)

No. 3 - Rhyno (eliminated by Corbin)

No. 4 - Baron Corbin (eliminated by Balor)

No. 5 - Heath Slater (eliminated by Wyatt) 

No. 6 - Elias (eliminated by Cena) 

No. 7 - NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas (eliminated by Orton)

No. 8 - Bray Wyatt (eliminated by Hardy) 

No. 9 - Big E (eliminated by Mahal) 

No. 10 - Sami Zayn (eliminated by Nakamura) 

No. 11 - Sheamus (eliminated by Slater)

No. 12 - Xavier Woods (eliminated by Mahal)

No. 13 - Apollo Crews (eliminated by Cesaro) 

No. 14 - Shinsuke Nakamura - WINNER

No. 15 - Cesaro (eliminated by Rollins) 

No. 16 - Kofi Kingston (eliminated by Almas)

No. 17 - Jinder Mahal (eliminated by Kofi Kingston) 

No. 18 - Seth Rollins (eliminated by Reigns)

No. 19 - Matt Hardy (eliminated by Wyatt) 

No. 20 - John Cena (eliminated by Nakamura) 

No. 21 - The Hurricane (eliminated by Cena)

No. 22 - Aiden English (eliminated by Balor) 

No. 23 - Adam Cole (eliminated by Mysterio)

No. 24 - Randy Orton (eliminated Reigns)

No. 25 - Titus O'Neil (eliminated by Reigns)

No. 26 - The Miz (eliminated by Reigns)

No. 27 - Rey Mysterio (eliminated by Balor) 

No. 28 - Roman Reigns (eliminated by Nakamura)

No. 29 - Goldust (eliminated by Ziggler) 

No. 30 - Dolph Ziggler (eliminated by Balor) 

Elimination leaders

Roman Reigns - 4

Finn Balor - 4

John Cena - 3

Shinsuke Nakamura - 3

Jinder Mahal - 2

Matt Hardy - 1.5*

Bray Wyatt - 1.5*

Dolph Ziggler - 1

Rey Mysterio - 1

Randy Orton - 1

Baron Corbin - 1

Heath Slater - 1

Bray Wyatt - 1

Cesaro - 1

Seth Rollins - 1

Kofi Kingston - 1

Andrade Almas - 1

*-Hardy and Wyatt teamed up to eliminate Rusev

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