Cody Rhodes loos to finish his story at WrestleMania 40 after tossing CM Punk and winning the men’s Royal Rumble. This victory positions Rhodes as one of the rare few to win back-to-back Royal Rumble Matches. Meanwhile, Bayley won her first Rumble match.
The spotlight was on Rhodes and Punk as the top contenders for a WrestleMania berth. In a climactic showdown on Saturday night, it was Rhodes who emerged victorious, securing his spot in the grand event. He’s now anticipated to challenge Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE universal championship come April.
Bayley’s victory came in a match that seemed more unpredictable compared to the men’s, featuring various surprise guest appearances. In her win Bayley achieved a new record for the longest duration in a women’s Royal Rumble match.
The event also showcased two title bouts. Roman Reigns retained his championship in a fatal 4-Way with AJ Styles, LA Knight, and Randy Orton. Logan Paul defended his United States championship for the first time, defeating Kevin Owens after Owens was disqualified.