In a spectacular display of athleticism and drama, the 2024 Royal Rumble event unfolded with gripping narratives and unforgettable moments, setting the stage for WrestleMania. Bayley emerged victorious in the Women's Royal Rumble Match, securing her championship opportunity after a grueling battle against 29 other elite Superstars.
Entering at number three, Bayley's road to victory was far from easy. The match's early stages saw the crowd electrified by Naomi's return, a former SmackDown Women’s and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, who entered at number two.
The surprises continued with the appearance of TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace. The dynamics shifted when Damage CTRL’s Asuka and Kairi Sane, reigning WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, entered and dominated the ring, targeting formidable opponents like Bianca Belair.
However, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter, former WWE Tag Team Champions, turned the tables, eliminating both Asuka and Sane.
Nia Jax's Dominant Return
The match intensified with Nia Jax's arrival. Her dominating presence was momentarily overshadowed by Becky Lynch, who entered at number 21, shifting the momentum.
Amidst the chaos, R-Truth’s comical entrance added a lighter moment before Nia Jax resumed her dominant performance. Jax's impressive run, however, ended unexpectedly when Jade Cargill made her remarkable WWE debut, eliminating Jax in a stunning display of strength.
The final entrants, including NXT's Tiffany Stratton and the returning Liv Morgan, set the stage for an intense finale. The contest narrowed to Bayley, Morgan, Belair, Stratton, and Cargill. In a show of resilience and strategy, Bayley eliminated Stratton and Belair.
The final moments saw Morgan eliminate Cargill, only to be outmaneuvered by Bayley, who seized her chance to claim her spot at WrestleMania. In the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns defended his title in a high-stakes Fatal 4-Way Match against Randy Orton, AJ Styles, and LA Knight.
The match was a rollercoaster of alliances and betrayals, showcasing Reigns' strategic prowess. Despite the odds, Reigns retained his title, solidifying his position in The Bloodline. The United States Championship match added to the night's drama.
Logan Paul, the champion, faced Kevin Owens in a match filled with controversy and high-flying maneuvers. Owens' resilience was notable, but the match's outcome was marred by interference and the use of brass knuckles. Although Paul retained the title, Owens' post-match actions clearly conveyed discontent and rivalry.
This year's Royal Rumble set a new standard in WWE storytelling, blending athletic prowess with dramatic narratives, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what WrestleMania has in store.