BROCK LESNAR won the Royal Rumble after losing the WWE Title to Bobby Lashley earlier in the night.
The former UFC king is heading to the main event of WrestleMania 38 after his win – 19 years after he first won the Rumble.
AJ Styles shortened the straws and started at number one with Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in second.
The two battled each other until Austin Theory got into the action and Robert Roode soon joined the mix in fourth place.
But Glorious wouldn’t last long as he became the first man to dismiss Styles’ courtesy.
British Ridge Holland made Boom debuted when Nakamura was eliminated by Styles and Street Profits’ Montez Ford was eliminated at the age of six.
United States Title holder Damian Priest stepped in next with Sami Zayn closely following as the ring began to fill up.
Then it’s your turn Johnny Knoxville to appear Rumble accompanied by his Jackass colleagues and he immediately attacked Zayn.
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Styles then challenges him to punch him, which he is legally required to, before Phenomenon One nearly decapitates him in retaliation.
Ford landed the frog from the top rope before Holland knocked Knoxville overhead and Zayn rushed to kick him out of the match.
But his joy was short-lived as Styles then knocked him down when Angelo Dawkins joined his partner Ford in the duel.
The Giant Omos then entered at 11 and he quickly eliminated both Street Profits before Ricochet emerged at twelfth and Chad Gable at 13.
Priest attempted to confront Omos but found himself out as the rest of the opponents joined forces to try to eliminate the big man.
Dominik Mysterio stepped in to help, but it was Styles who threw one last punch to get the big guy out of there.
Happy Corbin shows up and exits Ricochet as we get to the halfway point of Rumble.
Dolph Ziggler, entering the 15th Rumble, was next as soon as Corbin eliminated Mysterio and Styles eliminated Theory.
Sheamus was knocked out at No17 when his best friend Holland was thrown out by Styles and then Rick Boogs got in on the action and displayed great power to take out Gable with one hand.
Madcap Moss arrives to offer Corbin’s help, and they work together to throw Styles over the top rope, soon followed by Boogs.
Riddle was at No20 but Moss and Corbin’s fun ended when Drew McIntyre returned from injury and eliminated both men.
Ex-Universal champion Kevin Owens was next and immediately joined it with the Scots Terminator when the legendary Rey Mysterio showed up at No23.
Kofi Kingston jumped out at No24 but was quickly ignored by KO.
Big Otis moves in next with Big E following him at No26 and Grammy-winning Latin recording artist Bad Bunny returning to Rumble for a second year and him hitting Riddle with a Canadian Terminator.
The musician then succeeded in getting Sheamus to remove him when Dolph Ziggler followed suit.
Shane McMahon made his first appearance in the ring since WrestleMania 37 and eliminated Owens while Otis eliminated Mysterio.
That was followed by iconic Randy Orton as he and partner Riddle eliminated Big E and then Otis.
But there was a big shock at No30 when Brock Lesnar, previously destroyed by Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman when he lost the WWE Title to Bobby Lashley, entered.
He removes Orton, Bad Bunny, Riddle, and McMahon leaving only him and McIntyre left.
And despite the Scots’ best efforts, it was Lesnar who triumphed to set up a clash with the Reigns at Mania.
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