Introduction

The 2020 Mens Royal Rumble was widely considered one of the best matches in years, and actually was in the nomination for match of the year (albeit in a terrible year). In it, Drew McIntyre last eliminated Roman Reigns to propel him into the main event.

The early part of the match was dominated by Brock Lesnar. The World Heavyweight Champion eliminated the first 13 competitors (a new record in 30 man matches), often facing them alone. That all changed when he was swiftly eliminated by Drew McIntyre, who then went on to win the match.

The other great moment from the match was the return of Edge – who returned to the ring after a 9 year absence. Sadly joys were short lived. Drew McIntyre went on to beat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 36, a match that was held during the COVID Pandemic, meaning his Wrestlemania moment was experienced alone.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2020 - Men

26th January, 2020

Houston, Texas

Minute Maid Park

42,715

1:00:16

Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Drew McIntyre
Iron Men Drew McIntyre (34:11)
Least time in Match Erick Rowan (00:07)
Most Eliminations Brock Lesnar (13)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 8 (Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, Edge, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens, Aleister Black)
Number of debutants 3 (Keith Lee, Ricochet, Matt Riddle)
Last Rumble Appearances 9 (Erick Rowan, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Keith Lee, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Roman Reigns, Aleister Black, Samoa Joe)
Average Time in match06:30
Number of individuals with at least one elimination23.33%

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Results

Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Brand Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 Brock Lesnar Raw 26:31 17 13 Drew McIntyre

Brock Lesnar attacked Elias before the match began, so his time is taken from then.

2 Elias Smackdown! 01:09 30 0 Brock Lesnar

Elias was attacked by Brock Lesnar before the match began, so his time is taken from then.

3 Erick Rowan Raw 00:07 29 0 Brock Lesnar
4 Robert Roode Smackdown! 00:42 28 0 Brock Lesnar
5 John Morrison Smackdown! 00:08 27 0 Brock Lesnar
6 Kofi Kingston Smackdown! 05:07 24 0 Brock Lesnar
7 Rey Mysterio Raw 02:53 26 0 Brock Lesnar
8 Big E Smackdown! 01:07 25 0 Brock Lesnar

Big E helped Rey and Kofi before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

9 Cesaro Smackdown! 00:18 23 0 Brock Lesnar
10 Shelton Benjamin Raw 00:37 22 0 Brock Lesnar
11 Shinsuke Nakamura Smackdown! 00:21 21 0 Brock Lesnar
12 MVP Unaffiliated 00:30 20 0 Brock Lesnar

MVP was attacked by Lesnar before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

13 Keith Lee NXT 03:33 19 0 Brock Lesnar
14 Braun Strowman Smackdown! 01:50 18 0 Brock Lesnar
15 Ricochet Raw 03:09 16 0 Drew McIntyre
16 Drew McIntyre Raw 34:11 1 6 Winner
17 The Miz Smackdown! 00:30 15 0 Drew McIntyre
18 AJ Styles Raw 07:49 14 0 Edge
19 Dolph Ziggler Smackdown! 12:20 9 0 Roman Reigns
20 Karl Anderson Raw 09:46 10 0 Randy Orton
21 Edge Hall of Fame 23:42 3 3 Roman Reigns
22 King Corbin Smackdown! 04:06 12 1 Drew McIntyre
23 Matt Riddle NXT 00:41 13 0 King Corbin
24 Luke Gallows Raw 02:00 11 0 Edge
25 Randy Orton Raw 14:37 4 1 Edge
26 Roman Reigns Smackdown! 16:01 2 2 Drew McIntyre
27 Kevin Owens Raw 06:59 7 0 Akam, Rezar, Seth Rollins

Akam and Rezar were not in the match, but helped eliminate Kevin Owens.

28 Aleister Black Raw 05:06 8 0 Seth Rollins
29 Samoa Joe Raw 04:26 6 0 Seth Rollins
30 Seth Rollins Raw 04:32 5 3 Drew McIntyre

Rollins attacked Kevin Owens before entering the ring, so their time is taken from then.

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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