As many predicted, Becky Lynch has won the women’s Royal Rumble, despite not being announced for the match. She had a Smackdown Women’s Championship match against Asuka earlier on the show, in which The Man gave it her all, but was forced to tap to a particularly painful-looking Asuka Lock.
Meanwhile Lana, who was #28 in the Rumble, twisted her ankle when she was knocked off of the ring apron during Rusev’s match against Shinsuke Nakamura. After Carmella had entered at #30, Lana continued to limp slowly toward the ring, with multiple WWE officials attempting to help her. Becky entered and argued that she should be able to take Lana’s spot since Lana obviously couldn’t compete. WWE official Fit Finlay disagreed with her at first, but after hearing the crown chanting for Becky, he gave in and put her in the match.
Watch the finish below:
Becky had some hard-hitting back and forth with Nia, before the match came down to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. However, Nia injured Becky’s leg on the way out of the match, leaving doubt if The Man could continue. But when she saw that Charlotte was about to win by default she forced herself onto her feet and into the ring, ultimately eliminating Charlotte for the victory.
As the winner, Becky can choose to face Asuka or Ronda Rousey for their respective belts at WrestleMania, but it’s pretty clear she’s going to pick Ronda, who she didn’t get to fight at Survivor Series.