Introduction

The main event of the 2019 Royal Rumble was once again the men. In the match, Seth Rollins last eliminated the 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble winner Braun Strowman to go onto Wrestlemania. Rollins and Strowman were also the Iron Man & Most Eliminations respectively. He faced Brock Lesnar and was victorious in the match.

Not the most memorable Royal Rumble, it does feature at the time the last appearances of three former world champions – Jinder Mahal, Dean Ambrose and Kurt Angle, but it’s a pretty solid match to hunt out for.

It also possibly has the worst entrant in Royal Rumble History. No Way Jose spent 3 seconds in the match, and has not been in a match since.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2019 - Men

27th January, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Chase Field

48,193

57:30

Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Seth Rollins
Iron Men Seth Rollins (43:00)
Least time in Match Xavier Woods (00:03)No Way Jose (00:03)
Most Eliminations Braun Strowman (5)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 8 (Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Andrade, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Nia Jax, Mustafa Ali)
Number of debutants 6 (Johnny Gargano, Samoa Joe, Mustafa Ali, No Way Jose, Pete Dunne, Aleister Black)
Last Rumble Appearances 9 (Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle, Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins, Titus O'Neil, Dean Ambrose, No Way Jose, Pete Dunne, Apollo Crews)
Average Time in match10:45
Number of individuals with at least one elimination56.67%

Did You Know?

  • With Jeff Jarrett’s entry, he sets the record for the longest time between appearances, last appearing in the 1999 Royal Rumble, 20 years earlier.
  • Nia Jax became the second person to compete in both the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble, and the first to do it in the same night.
  • This is the only involvement of NXT UK during the men’s Royal Rumble. Furthermore, Pete Dunne is the only NXT UK roster member to compete at Royal Rumble who was actually born in the United Kingdom (Rhea Ripley & Toni Storm are both Australian)

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Results

Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Brand Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 Elias Raw 15:15 26 1 Seth Rollins

Elias attacked Jeff Jarrett before the bell, so his, Jarrett, and all subsequent times are taken from then.

2 Jeff Jarrett Hall of Fame 01:26 30 0 Elias

Jeff Jarrett was attacked by before the bell, so his, Elias, and all subsequent times are taken from then.

3 Shinsuke Nakamura Smackdown! 17:46 23 1 Mustafa Ali

Nakamura’s entrance occurred off camera, so his time is taken from then.

4 Kurt Angle Raw 03:16 29 0 Shinsuke Nakamura

Angle’s entrance occurred off camera, so his time is a best guess.

5 Big E Smackdown! 06:02 27 0 Samoa Joe
6 Johnny Gargano NXT 13:49 22 1 Dean Ambrose
7 Jinder Mahal Raw 00:29 28 0 Johnny Gargano
8 Samoa Joe Smackdown! 23:43 17 3 Mustafa Ali
9 Curt Hawkins Raw 04:09 24 1 Samoa Joe

Hawkins’ entrance occurred off camera, so his time is a best guess.

10 Seth Rollins Raw 43:00 1 3 Winner
11 Titus O'Neil Raw 00:04 25 0 Curt Hawkins
12 Kofi Kingston Smackdown! 08:54 19 0 Drew McIntyre
13 Mustafa Ali Smackdown! 30:00 8 2 Nia Jax

Ali attacked Joe before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

14 Dean Ambrose Raw 12:43 18 1 Aleister Black
15 No Way Jose Raw 00:03 21 0 Samoa Joe
16 Drew McIntyre Raw 20:05 9 4 Dolph Ziggler
17 Xavier Woods Smackdown! 00:03 20 0 Drew McIntyre
18 Pete Dunne NXT UK 11:18 14 0 Drew McIntyre
19 Andrade Smackdown! 26:33 4 1 Braun Strowman
20 Apollo Crews Raw 05:44 16 0 Baron Corbin
21 Aleister Black NXT 06:09 15 1 Baron Corbin
22 Shelton Benjamin Smackdown! 09:19 11 0 Braun Strowman
23 Baron Corbin Raw 07:18 12 2 Braun Strowman
24 Jeff Hardy Smackdown! 07:04 10 0 Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre
25 Rey Mysterio Smackdown! 12:34 6 1 Randy Orton

Mysterio attacked Corbin before entering the match, so his time is taken from then.

26 Bobby Lashley Raw 00:13 13 0 Seth Rollins
27 Braun Strowman Raw 14:36 2 5 Seth Rollins
28 Dolph Ziggler Raw 11:34 3 1 Braun Strowman

Ziggler’s entry occurred largely off camera, so time is taken from when his music stopped.

29 Randy Orton Smackdown! 05:57 5 1 Andrade

Orton’s entrance occurred off camera, so time is taken from when his music stops.

30 Nia Jax Raw 03:13 7 1 Rey Mysterio

Orginally it was meant to be R-Truth, but Jax attacked R-Truth on the ramp and took his place.

Graphs

Entrant Waterfall
Elimination Pie Chart
Time by Number
Eliminations by Number

Entrant Waterfall

Elimination Pie Chart

Time by Number

Eliminations by Number

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