WWE continues to be of two minds as both the Women’s and Men’s Royal Rumble matches went in two drastically different directions. Despite the two matches showcasing new up and coming talent only one crowned a future champion while the other favored a legend.
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On the women’s side, Bianca Belair battled from the No. 3 spot, outlasting 29 other women before last eliminating Rhea Ripley. While Belair represents the new blood on the WWE roster, the men’s side was won by a legend when Edge last eliminated Randy Orton to secure his title shot. Edge’s win was the second time he had won a Royal Rumble match, this effort coming 11 years to the day after his previous victory.
As WWE men’s division still searches for the next John Cena or Stone Cold, they continue to rely heavily on their aging legends that are almost completely used up at this point. As much as I like the idea of a Roman Reigns vs Edge match at Wrestlemania it would have been nice to see a Damien Priest or even Daniel Bryan come away with the win.
But it’s the Women’s Division that clearly once again outshines the men. The division is bursting with talent with women that could just about all headline Wrestlemania. Belair earned this moment in the spotlight. She’s got the skills and that fire on the mic. She is going to be a future star.
Check out the rest of the results from the PPV event below:
- Edge wins the Men’s Royal Rumble match
- Roman Reigns def. Kevin Owens
- Peter Rosenberg def. R-Truth
- Bianca Belair wins the Women’s Royal Rumble match
- R-Truth def. Alicia Fox
- Alicia Fox def. R-Truth
- Sasha Banks def. Carmella
- Drew McIntyre def. Goldberg
- Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Charlotte Flair & Asuka