The Baddest Woman on the Planet returns to win the Women’s Royal Rumble (2024)

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Published on January 29, 2022 Featured Superstars Must-See on WWE.com Photos: Thirty Superstars throw down for title bout at WrestleMania Ronda Rousey always wanted to win the Royal Rumble Match: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Kelly Kelly is all smiles after Royal Rumble return: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Melina moved to tears by the WWE Universe: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Ivory wants Rhea Ripley to reevaluate her life: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Natalya sets another world record: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Mickie James reflects on historic Royal Rumble appearance: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan’s emotional reunion: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Featured Superstars Must-See on WWE.com Photos: Thirty Superstars throw down for title bout at WrestleMania Ronda Rousey always wanted to win the Royal Rumble Match: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Kelly Kelly is all smiles after Royal Rumble return: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Melina moved to tears by the WWE Universe: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Ivory wants Rhea Ripley to reevaluate her life: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Natalya sets another world record: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Mickie James reflects on historic Royal Rumble appearance: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan’s emotional reunion: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022 Published on January 29, 2022 References

The Baddest Woman on the Planet is back and headed to WrestleMania!

The WWE Universe erupted when Ronda Rousey made her return to a WWE ring for the first time in nearly three years. Rousey entered the Royal Rumble at No. 28 and eliminated four Superstars on the way to punching her ticket to The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Rousey wasn’t the only surprise, as former Divas Champion Melina entered the Royal Rumble as the second entrant, suffering a quick elimination by the woman who opened the over-the-top-rope battle, Sasha Banks. The Boss tallied one more elimination in Kelly Kelly before being eliminated by Queen Zelina, who entered at No. 7.

As the ring began to fill up with Superstars, Sonya Deville (No. 11) decided to wait for a more ideal time to enter the fray, keeping her WWE Official jacket on and joining the announcers at ringside until she jumped in to eliminate Naomi’s former partner Cameron. Unfortunately for Deville, The Glow entered seconds later at No. 14. Naomi headed straight for Deville and sent her to the floor with a kick to the face before Deville reappeared later in the match to pull Naomi off the apron and eliminate her.

With action becoming more chaotic, 2021 Royal Rumble runner-up Rhea Ripley and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair entered at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively, to combine for five eliminations in quick succession.

In a rumble that was already slated to feature legends and former champions such as The Bella Twins, Lita, Michelle McCool and Mickie James, the WWE Universe was treated to the shocking surprise appearances of Ivory, Alicia Fox and Sarah Logan. Despite it being every woman for herself, The Bellas joined forces to eliminate Fox, Logan and Liv Morgan, before Brie made the most of an open opportunity to turn on her sister and eliminate her.

When Rousey finally hit the ring, she made quick work of Nikki A.S.H. and Brie Bella as the herd began to thin following the match’s final entrant, Shayna Baszler. It came down to Baszler, Rousey, Belair and Flair in the final four.

The Queen came alive in the last moments of the grueling match, recording four of the final five eliminations until it came down to just her and Rousey. With a Championship Match at The Showcase of the Immortals on the line, an unintimidated Flair went right for Rousey, but The Baddest Woman on the Planet caught Flair in the middle of a big boot, upending her to stand tall as the lone survivor.

Full list of Royal Rumble Match participants and eliminations

No. Superstar Eliminated Eliminated By Time
1 Sasha Banks Melina, Kelly Kelly Queen Zelina 0:09:44
2 Melina Sasha Banks 0:00:53
3 Tamina Natalya 0:16:41
4 Kelly Kelly Sasha Banks 0:01:05
5 Aliyah Charlotte Flair 0:22:50
6 Liv Morgan Brie Bella 0:37:20
7 Queen Zelina Sasha Banks Rhea Ripley 0:17:25
8 Bianca Belair Natalya Charlotte Flair 0:47:30
9 Dana Brooke Michelle McCool 0:02:12
10 Michelle McCool Dana Brooke Mickie James 0:20:50
11 Sonya Deville Cameron, Naomi Naomi 0:02:00
12 Natalya Tamina, Summer Rae Bianca Belair 0:36:17
13 Cameron Sonya Deville 0:00:51
14 Naomi Sonya Deville Sonya Deville* (after elimination) 0:07:18
15 Carmella Rhea Ripley 0:00:50
16 Rhea Ripley Carmella, Queen Zelina, Ivory Charlotte Flair 0:30:59
17 Charlotte Flair Aliyah, Lita, Rhea Ripley, Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair Ronda Rousey 0:31:23
18 Ivory Rhea Ripley 0:00:25
19 Brie Bella Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Nikki Bella Ronda Rousey 0:19:21
20 Mickie James Michelle McCool Lita 0:11:40
21 Alicia Fox Nikki Bella 0:06:30
22 Nikki A.S.H. Mighty Molly Ronda Rousey 0:12:13
23 Summer Rae Natalya 0:00:52
24 Nikki Bella Alicia Fox, Sarah Logan Brie Bella 0:08:40
25 Sarah Logan Brie Bella, Nikki Bella 0:00:43
26 Lita Mickie James Charlotte Flair 0:10:21
27 Mighty Molly Nikki A.S.H. 0:00:20
28 Ronda Rousey Nikki A.S.H., Brie Bella, Shotzi, Charlotte Flair WINNER 0:10:16
29 Shotzi Ronda Rousey 0:02:56
30 Shayna Baszler Charlotte Flair 0:05:31

Published on January 29, 2022

Nathan Bryant

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Bianca Belair

Sasha Banks

Carmella

Zelina Vega

Melina

Rhea Ripley

Naomi

Natalya

Aliyah

Charlotte Flair

Kelly Kelly

Liv Morgan

Dana Brooke

Tamina

Cameron

Ivory

Sonya Deville

Brie Bella

Mickie James

Alicia Fox

Nikki Cross

Summer Rae

Nikki Bella

Valhalla

Lita

Molly Holly

Ronda Rousey

Shotzi

Shayna Baszler

Must-See on WWE.com

Photos: Thirty Superstars throw down for title bout at WrestleMania

Ronda Rousey always wanted to win the Royal Rumble Match: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Kelly Kelly is all smiles after Royal Rumble return: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Melina moved to tears by the WWE Universe: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Ivory wants Rhea Ripley to reevaluate her life: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Natalya sets another world record: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Mickie James reflects on historic Royal Rumble appearance: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan’s emotional reunion: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Royal Rumble

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Featured Superstars

Bianca Belair

Sasha Banks

Carmella

Zelina Vega

Melina

Rhea Ripley

Naomi

Natalya

Aliyah

Charlotte Flair

Kelly Kelly

Liv Morgan

Dana Brooke

Tamina

Cameron

Ivory

Sonya Deville

Brie Bella

Mickie James

Alicia Fox

Nikki Cross

Summer Rae

Nikki Bella

Valhalla

Lita

Molly Holly

Ronda Rousey

Shotzi

Shayna Baszler

Must-See on WWE.com

Photos: Thirty Superstars throw down for title bout at WrestleMania

Ronda Rousey always wanted to win the Royal Rumble Match: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Kelly Kelly is all smiles after Royal Rumble return: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Melina moved to tears by the WWE Universe: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Ivory wants Rhea Ripley to reevaluate her life: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Natalya sets another world record: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Mickie James reflects on historic Royal Rumble appearance: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan’s emotional reunion: WWE Digital Exclusive, Jan. 29, 2022

The Baddest Woman on the Planet is back and headed to WrestleMania!

The WWE Universe erupted when Ronda Rousey made her return to a WWE ring for the first time in nearly three years. Rousey entered the Royal Rumble at No. 28 and eliminated four Superstars on the way to punching her ticket to The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Rousey wasn’t the only surprise, as former Divas Champion Melina entered the Royal Rumble as the second entrant, suffering a quick elimination by the woman who opened the over-the-top-rope battle, Sasha Banks. The Boss tallied one more elimination in Kelly Kelly before being eliminated by Queen Zelina, who entered at No. 7.

As the ring began to fill up with Superstars, Sonya Deville (No. 11) decided to wait for a more ideal time to enter the fray, keeping her WWE Official jacket on and joining the announcers at ringside until she jumped in to eliminate Naomi’s former partner Cameron. Unfortunately for Deville, The Glow entered seconds later at No. 14. Naomi headed straight for Deville and sent her to the floor with a kick to the face before Deville reappeared later in the match to pull Naomi off the apron and eliminate her.

With action becoming more chaotic, 2021 Royal Rumble runner-up Rhea Ripley and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair entered at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively, to combine for five eliminations in quick succession.

In a rumble that was already slated to feature legends and former champions such as The Bella Twins, Lita, Michelle McCool and Mickie James, the WWE Universe was treated to the shocking surprise appearances of Ivory, Alicia Fox and Sarah Logan. Despite it being every woman for herself, The Bellas joined forces to eliminate Fox, Logan and Liv Morgan, before Brie made the most of an open opportunity to turn on her sister and eliminate her.

When Rousey finally hit the ring, she made quick work of Nikki A.S.H. and Brie Bella as the herd began to thin following the match’s final entrant, Shayna Baszler. It came down to Baszler, Rousey, Belair and Flair in the final four.

The Queen came alive in the last moments of the grueling match, recording four of the final five eliminations until it came down to just her and Rousey. With a Championship Match at The Showcase of the Immortals on the line, an unintimidated Flair went right for Rousey, but The Baddest Woman on the Planet caught Flair in the middle of a big boot, upending her to stand tall as the lone survivor.

Full list of Royal Rumble Match participants and eliminations

No. Superstar Eliminated Eliminated By Time
1 Sasha Banks Melina, Kelly Kelly Queen Zelina 0:09:44
2 Melina Sasha Banks 0:00:53
3 Tamina Natalya 0:16:41
4 Kelly Kelly Sasha Banks 0:01:05
5 Aliyah Charlotte Flair 0:22:50
6 Liv Morgan Brie Bella 0:37:20
7 Queen Zelina Sasha Banks Rhea Ripley 0:17:25
8 Bianca Belair Natalya Charlotte Flair 0:47:30
9 Dana Brooke Michelle McCool 0:02:12
10 Michelle McCool Dana Brooke Mickie James 0:20:50
11 Sonya Deville Cameron, Naomi Naomi 0:02:00
12 Natalya Tamina, Summer Rae Bianca Belair 0:36:17
13 Cameron Sonya Deville 0:00:51
14 Naomi Sonya Deville Sonya Deville* (after elimination) 0:07:18
15 Carmella Rhea Ripley 0:00:50
16 Rhea Ripley Carmella, Queen Zelina, Ivory Charlotte Flair 0:30:59
17 Charlotte Flair Aliyah, Lita, Rhea Ripley, Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair Ronda Rousey 0:31:23
18 Ivory Rhea Ripley 0:00:25
19 Brie Bella Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Nikki Bella Ronda Rousey 0:19:21
20 Mickie James Michelle McCool Lita 0:11:40
21 Alicia Fox Nikki Bella 0:06:30
22 Nikki A.S.H. Mighty Molly Ronda Rousey 0:12:13
23 Summer Rae Natalya 0:00:52
24 Nikki Bella Alicia Fox, Sarah Logan Brie Bella 0:08:40
25 Sarah Logan Brie Bella, Nikki Bella 0:00:43
26 Lita Mickie James Charlotte Flair 0:10:21
27 Mighty Molly Nikki A.S.H. 0:00:20
28 Ronda Rousey Nikki A.S.H., Brie Bella, Shotzi, Charlotte Flair WINNER 0:10:16
29 Shotzi Ronda Rousey 0:02:56
30 Shayna Baszler Charlotte Flair 0:05:31

Published on January 29, 2022

Nathan Bryant

The Baddest Woman on the Planet returns to win the Women’s Royal Rumble (2024)

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