The women’s 2019 Royal Rumble saw a return to Phoenix and the women’s match saw the preparation of a superstar to be made. In the match, Becky Lynch, a long time journey wrestler, who at one time retired, threw off the shackles of her failed heel turn and last eliminated Charlotte Flair to book a place in the main event of Wrestlemania 35. And it was the main event – for the first time ever the women would close the show.

This match saw the first ever NXT UK participant, with future winner Rhea Ripley appearing in the match, and it felt like a lot more assured performance. This Rumble saw very few guest appearances, with the participants all largely being employed by WWE. A stalwart of the division – Natalya – also had a strong showing as the Iron Woman.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2019 - Women

27th January, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Chase Field



Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Becky Lynch
Iron Women Natalya (56:01)
Least time in Match Liv Morgan (00:10)
Most Eliminations Charlotte Flair (5)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 7 (Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, Carmella, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Ember Moon)
Number of debutants 14 (Lacey Evans, Billie Kay, Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, Xia Li, Charlotte Flair, Maria Kanellis, Candice LeRae, Alicia Fox, Kacy Catanzaro, Zelina Vega, Iyo Sky, Rhea Ripley, Alexa Bliss)
Last Rumble Appearances 1 (Maria Kanellis)
Average Time in match14:50
Number of individuals with at least one elimination60%

Did You Know?

  • This was the only non “Greatest” Royal Rumble to feature an individual from the 205 Live Brand.
  • Candace LeRae, with her entry and Johnny Gargano later that evening, become the first married couple to compete at the Royal Rumble on the same night.
  • Becky Lynch became the first ever (and as of 2023, only) women’s winner to have competed on the card earlier that evening. In fact the last person to compete and win the Royal Rumble was the 2003 Royal Rumble with Brock Lesnar’s victory. Bret Hart also did it at the 1994 Royal Rumble.
  • This match became the longest 30 woman Royal Rumble ever.

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Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Brand Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 Lacey Evans Unaffiliated 29:21 20 2 Charlotte Flair
2 Natalya Raw 56:01 8 2 Nia Jax
3 Mandy Rose Smackdown! 25:53 22 1 Naomi
4 Liv Morgan Raw 00:10 30 0 Natalya
5 Mickie James Raw 11:37 29 0 Tamina
6 Ember Moon Raw 52:44 7 0 Alexa Bliss
7 Billie Kay Smackdown! 10:38 26 1 Lacey Evans

Billie Kay stayed outside the ring and didn’t enter. Nikki Cross (next entrant) attacked Billie Kay before entering the match, so her time is taken from then.

8 Nikki Cross Unaffiliated 09:03 28 0 Billie Kay, Peyton Royce

Nikki Cross attacked Billie Kay before entering the match, so her time is taken from then.

9 Peyton Royce Smackdown! 08:36 27 1 Lacey Evans
10 Tamina Raw 08:22 24 1 Charlotte Flair
11 Xia Li NXT 04:51 25 0 Charlotte Flair
12 Sarah Logan Raw 05:38 23 0 Kairi Sane, Natalya
13 Charlotte Flair Smackdown! 50:02 2 5 Becky Lynch
14 Kairi Sane NXT 17:14 16 1 Ruby Riott
15 Maria Kanellis 205 Live 08:12 19 0 Alicia Fox
16 Naomi Smackdown! 01:27 21 1 Mandy Rose
  • Naomi attacked Ember Moon before entering the ring, so her time is taken from then.
  • Mandy was eliminated by Naomi, and returned to eliminate her after her own elimination.
17 Candice LeRae NXT 09:32 17 0 Ruby Riott
18 Alicia Fox Raw 06:53 18 1 Ruby Riott
19 Kacy Catanzaro NXT 10:44 15 0 Rhea Ripley
20 Zelina Vega Smackdown! 11:43 13 0 Rhea Ripley
21 Ruby Riott Raw 13:22 11 3 Bayley

Riott attacked Charlotte before entering the ring, so her time is taken from then.

22 Dana Brooke Raw 07:18 14 0 Rhea Ripley
23 Io Shirai NXT 13:50 9 0 Nia Jax
  • Io attacked Riott before entering the match, so her time is taken from then.
  • Io began the match with a moonsault from the top rope, so could have been technically eliminated, but was allowed to continue.
24 Rhea Ripley NXT UK 07:57 10 3 Bayley
25 Sonya Deville Smackdown! 04:26 12 1 Sonya Deville
26 Alexa Bliss Raw 12:59 6 1 Bayley, Carmella
27 Bayley Raw 13:17 5 3 Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax
28 Becky Lynch Raw 13:21 1 2 Winner

Becky replaced Lana who was injured, and entered after #30.

29 Nia Jax Raw 12:30 3 3 Becky Lynch

Jax attacked a struggling Lana, who was still a competitor at the time, so time is taken from then.

30 Carmella Smackdown! 07:12 4 1 Charlotte Flair


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