royal rumble resultsAlthough it will air tonight at 7pm ET — ostensibly “live” from “Phoenix” — the WWE Royal Rumble was actually pre-taped five days ago due to “scheduling and budgeting issues.”

Fans in attendance at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Kansas were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) vowing not to reveal results from the Royal Rumble, but an anonymous source has provided Kayfabe News with the full rundown.

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If you’re avoiding spoilers, stop reading now, because here’s what went down at Royal Rumble 2019:

  • Pre-show: Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor: cancelled after Lesnar accidentally flew to Fayetteville instead of Phoenix
  • Asuka vs. Becky Lynch: Asuka wins by disqualification after outside interference from Becky Lynch’s sister, Claire
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks: one-hour time-limit draw that earns an unprecedented 19-star review from veteran wrestling journalist Dan Mutzler.
  • Elias plays a full, uninterrupted 30-minute medley of his greatest hits, eventually convincing every fan in the arena that their hometown is indeed a dump and their local sports teams do, in fact, suck.
  • The Bar vs. Shane McMahon and The Miz: The Bar wins by default after Shane McMahon climbs and jumps from the TitanTron for no apparent reason, severely injuring his left grapefruit.
  • Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami vs. Kalisto: Akira Tozawa wins. Or is that Hideo Itami? Unintentionally racist fans struggle to remember which Japanese guy won.
  • Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles: WWE just airs their 2003 match from IWA Mid-South, hoping nobody notices the different.
  • Women’s Royal Rumble: Santina wins.
  • Men’s Royal Rumble: In a shocking surprise, the match opens with Ax and Smash as the first two entrants. Amazingly, they both survive the entire match, and Smash eliminates Ax, meaning Smash will main-event WrestleMania.

Some members of the Kayfabe News Board of Directors have cautioned that the above results may not be trustworthy, but our anonymous source — who we can identify only as R. Dogg — insists they are accurate.

 

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