Introduction

The 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble was the Rhea Ripley show. With both her and Liv Morgan entering first and second, she outlasted all other competitors to last eliminate Morgan and book herself a match with Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania 39.

Other notable events were the performance of the Damage CTRL faction of Io Sky, Dakota Kai and Bayley and the returning Asuka who was in the final four at the end.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2023 - Women

28th January, 2023

San Antonio, Texas

Alamodome

51,338

1:01:08

Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Rhea Ripley
Iron Women Rhea Ripley (1:01:08)
Least time in Match Chelsea Green (00:05)
Most Eliminations Rhea Ripley (7)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 12 (Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Asuka, Nikki Cross, Raquel Rodriguez, Piper Niven, Mia Yim "Michin", Shotzi, Michelle McCool, Sonya Deville, Lacey Evans, Nia Jax)
Number of debutants 7 (Emma, B-Fab, Roxanne Perez, Zoey Stark, Piper Niven, Raquel Rodriguez, Indi Hartwell)
Last Rumble Appearances 12 (Rhea Ripley, Dana Brooke, Emma, B-Fab, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, Tamina, Raquel Rodriguez, Lacey Evans, Michelle McCool, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross)
Average Time in match16:09
Number of individuals with at least one elimination56.67%

Did You Know?

  • This is the first time the first two women in the match are the last two in the match, with Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan being there at the end. It has happened in the mens match before (2021, 1999 & 1995)
  • Rhea Ripley became the first woman to win the match from the #1 spot.
  • Liv Morgan set the record between longest and shortest appearances in a match, with 1:01:07 between her time in this match (the longest) and her time in the 2019 Royal Rumble.
  • This is the first Royal Rumble since the 2006 Royal Rumble whereby the iron person, most eliminations and winner were the same person.
  • This Royal Rumble saw the first time a married couple draw the same number on the same night: Becky Lynch was 15 and her husband Seth Rollins was 15 as well in the men’s royal rumble earlier in the night.

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Results

Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Brand Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 Rhea Ripley Raw 1:01:08 1 7 Winner
2 Liv Morgan Smackdown! 1:01:07 2 3 Rhea Ripley
3 Dana Brooke Raw 11:45 29 0 Bayley, Dakota Kai, Io Sky
4 Emma Smackdown! 10:17 28 0 Dakota Kai

Emma attacked Rhea Ripley before entering the match, so her time is taken from then.

5 Shayna Baszler Smackdown! 13:28 26 1 Bayley, Dakota Kai, Io Sky
6 Bayley Raw 27:09 18 5 Liv Morgan
7 B-Fab Smackdown! 00:36 30 0 Rhea Ripley
8 Roxanne Perez NXT 04:36 27 0 Bayley, Dakota Kai, Io Sky
9 Dakota Kai Raw 22:20 21 5 Becky Lynch
10 Io Sky Raw 20:49 20 5 Becky Lynch
11 Natalya Smackdown! 03:08 25 0 Bayley, Dakota Kai, Io Sky, Shayna Baszler
12 Candice LeRae Raw 05:11 24 0 Io Sky
13 Zoey Stark NXT 26:35 15 0 Sonya Deville
14 Xia Li Smackdown! 15:30 17 0 Zelina Vega
15 Becky Lynch Raw 10:47 19 2 Bayley

Becky attacked Iyo Sky before entering the ring, as they were both legal competitors, her time is taken from then.

16 Tegan Nox Smackdown! 03:43 23 0 Asuka
17 Asuka Raw 33:15 3 3 Rhea Ripley
18 Piper Niven Raw 28:05 6 2 Raquel Rodriguez
19 Tamina Raw 11:58 16 0 Michelle McCool
20 Chelsea Green Unaffiliated 00:05 22 0 Rhea Ripley
21 Zelina Vega Smackdown! 11:10 14 1 Lacey Evans
22 Raquel Rodriguez Smackdown! 20:40 5 3 Rhea Ripley
23 Mia Yim "Michin" Raw 17:46 7 2 Piper Niven

Mia Yim attacked Zoey Stark before entering the match so her time is taken from then.

24 Lacey Evans Smackdown! 14:05 11 2 Raquel Rodriguez
25 Michelle McCool Unaffiliated 14:00 9 2 Rhea Ripley

Michelle McCool attacked Tamina before entering the ring, as they are both legal entrants, her time is taken from then.

26 Indi Hartwell NXT 04:51 13 0 Sonya Deville
27 Sonya Deville Smackdown! 10:17 10 3 Asuka
28 Shotzi Smackdown! 08:41 8 1 Mia Yim "Michin"
29 Nikki Cross Raw 09:16 4 1 Liv Morgan
30 Nia Jax Unaffiliated 01:58 12 0 Asuka, Lacey Evans, Liv Morgan, Mia Yim "Michin", Michelle McCool, Nikki Cross, Piper Niven, Raquel Rodriguez, Rhea Ripley, Shotzi, Sonya Deville

For Nia’s entrance, they hit the music too early, so her time is taken from when her music hit.

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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