The Royal Rumble 2019
The Road to WrestleMania 35 officially began on Sunday night in Phoenix as the 2019 WWE Royal Rumble told a number of major stories ahead of the company’s biggest pay-per-view of the calendar year.
While the two Rumble matches themselves may have left some to be desired by way of surprises, WWE chose the correct winners to challenge for major titles heading into WrestleMania.
The main Royal Rumble card started hot with three fantastic matches but cooled off after the women’s Royal Rumble was both long and slow.
A lackluster WWE championship match did little to pick things up, but the universal championship match brought back the necessary energy.
WWE closed the show with the men’s Rumble, which was well put together but ended just shy of midnight ET.
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Including the two-hour kickoff show, the entirety of the Royal Rumble broadcast approached seven hours.
There is plenty still left to learn, including which champions the Rumble winners will challenge.
We may get those answers as soon as Monday night on Raw, as one should expect both victors to call out the red brand’s current champions.
That remains to be seen. For now, check out our detailed results with analysis, grades and highlights from the Royal Rumble.
Becky Lynch won the Royal Rumble 2019 in emotional mold while Daniel Bryan and Ronda Rousey held their big showdowns against AJ Styles and Sasha Banks, individually.
Meanwhile, Seth Rollins won the men’s Royal Rumble as he looks to be headed for a Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35.
With limited competition, WWE Raw disappointed with a 10% dip in viewership and the largest first-to-third hour drop in Raw history.
Royal Rumble 2019
WWE Raw Viewership stats —Five Weeks
Air Date WWE Raw Viewership
January 21, 2019 2.462 million viewers
January 14, 2019 2.722 million viewers
January 7, 2019 2.324 million viewers
December 31, 2018 1.968 million viewers
December 24, 2018 1.775 million viewers
WWE SmackDown Live Viewership stas—Five Weeks
Air Date WWE SmackDown Live Viewership
January 22, 2019 2.142 million viewers
January 15, 2019 2.143 million viewers
January 8, 2019 2.032 million viewers
January 1, 2019 2.091 million viewers
December 25, 2018 1.904 million viewers
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