Who will win the Royal Rumble 2018

WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show
1/28/2018 - Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The kickoff show intro is followed by a look at the fans in front of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... Renee Young welcomes the audience ... The expert panel consists of Renee Young from Jerry Lawler, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg ... Sam Roberts starts as an outside reporter some reactions from the fans a ...

Fans can send in questions via Twitter, which Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will answer afterwards.

We see a video of the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Elimination Match.

Renee Young tells reigning Raw Womens Champion Alexa Bliss that the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Elimination Match winner can decide which Womens Champion she wants to face at WrestleMania. Alexa Bliss wants Nia Jax to be the Rumble winner. In the end it doesn't matter who wins, because your WrestleMania opponent won't have a chance against you.

Backstage: Jason Jordan tells Seth Rollins that Kurt Angle knew what he was doing when he put them together. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin enter the room. Gable tells Jordan that he never knew he was such a father boy. But this is a joke, because they both hug. As Rollins leaves the room, Jordan Benjamin introduces himself and reports on his time together with Gable as the "World's Greatest Tag Team". Gable explains, however, that this is now a thing of the past because Jason Jordan wanted to perform as a single wrestler from then on. Gable ironically asks how Jordan's singles career is going and then realizes that he still can't do it alone. Jordan counters by saying that he is more successful than Gable. He wishes Gable & Benjamin the best of luck in their match today.

From the panel of experts we learn that Sheamus is celebrating his 40th birthday today. A video looks back on the first Royal Rumble Elimination Match in 1988, which Jim "The Hacksaw" Duggan won.

In a selfie video, Bayley praises the fans, because it is only thanks to them that the first 30-Woman Royal Rumble Elimination Match will come and that she will do everything possible to win.

1st match
Six-Man Cruiserweight Tag Team Match
Kalisto, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik defeated TJP, Jack Gallagher & Drew Gulak after Kalisto's Salida del Sol against TJP

Charlotte briefly joins the panel of experts and discusses the 30-Women Royal Rumble Match. She would have liked to take part in the elimination match herself to win it. Then she would have challenged Alexa Bliss to go down in WWE history as a two-time womens championess at WrestleMania. Charlotte can imagine a Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella or Sasha Banks as the opponent of choice. Next, Ric Flair's daughter challenges Asuka, because they break his Raw winning streak and in the end it doesn't matter which lady wins today's elimination match, because Charlotte promises that she will still be the SmackDown Women's Champion after WrestleMania.

Video review: Ric Flair won the 1992 Royal Rumble ...

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn speak out from their locker room to answer the fans' Twitter questions. Both complain about the quality of the questions and make fun of a fan. They also mock the panel of experts associated with them. Ultimately, Owens announces the KO Mania, in which both will act as co-champions.

Video recap: Shawn Michaels won the 1995 Royal Rumble.

2nd match
Tag team match
The Revival: Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder def.Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson after Wilder's chop block against Anderson's battered leg

JBL replaces Jerry Lawler in the panel of experts. He hypts the Royal Rumble and the next Raw PPV event "Elimination Chamber" on February 25th, 2017 ... A highlight video for NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia follows ... In a selfie video, Aiden English hypts today's Rusev Rumble. In addition, every day is of course a "RUSEV DAY!" ...

Alundra Blayze is now a guest in the panel of experts. She talks about today's Women's Championship Match and the first women's Royal Rumble Match, in which she would have liked to take part. Alundra also notes that she would very much like to play against Auska to break his winning streak, especially because she has also mastered the Japanese wrestling style. Alundra can imagine Nia Jax as the first female Royal Rumble winner.

Sam Roberts visits fans one more time, followed by the video report on the WWE Universal Championship Match.

Video review: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin won the 1998 Royal Rumble - Mike Tyson followed the elimination match indoors.

Bobby Roode gets in the ring to issue a United States Open Challenge, but before that he talks about the Royal Rumble and that tonight it is mostly about numbers - 30 men and only 1 winner ... Roode speaks briefly about the United States Championship History and that he will now defend his title with dignity ... "GLORIOUS!" ... His challenger is Mojo Rawley ...

3rd match
WWE United States Championship
Bobby Roode (c) defeated Mojo Rawley after the Glorious DDT

Ric Flair joins the panel of experts and talks about the exciting week so far, because he also took part in the 25-year Raw anniversary show. He also looks back emotionally on his Royal Rumble victory in 1993. The "Nature Boy" then hyps this year's Royal Rumble until the panel of experts says goodbye.

1/28/2018 - Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The PPV opening video focuses on today's championship matches as well as both Royal Rumble Elimination matches ... After the intro, the audience is greeted by the commentators. For Germany, Carsten Schaefer, Tim Haber & Calvin Knie comment.

1st match
WWE Championship - 2-on-1 handicap match
AJ Styles (c) defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn via rollup against Owens - Sami Zayn was actually the official in the ring at the time, but Styles kicked him out of the ring and Owens took his place

Video countdown: 70 days left until WrestleMania 34.

Backstage: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn complain about the match finish in Shane McMahon's 2-on-1 handicap match, after all, Owens was not the official man. When asked if he has seen all of this, Shane simply replies: "YEP!" and goes away.

Before the next match, the reigning SmackDown tag Team Champs The Usos are hyping each other ...

2nd match
SmackDown Tag Team Championship - 2-out-of 3 Falls
The Usos: Jey & Jimmy (c) vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin

The Usos defeated Chad Gable after a double super kick (1-0)
Jey Uso defeated Shelton Benjamin via rollup (2-0)

Winner & still SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Usos

Video: We see the story of the Royal Rumble Match.

Jerry "The King" Lawler is the commentator for the 30-Man Royal Rumble Elimination Match ...

Aiden English enters the stage and asks the Philly crowd what day it is - of course "RUSEV DAY!" ...

3rd match
30-Man Royal Rumble Elimination Match

In: (order of indentation)

01. Rusev
02. Finn Bálor
03. Rhyno
04. Baron Corbin
05. Heath Slater
06. Elias
07. Andrade "Cien" Almas
08. Bray Wyatt
09.Big E.

Backstage: Tye Dillinger does not take part in the match because Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn incapacitated him ... Sami Zayn takes the place of "The Perfect Ten" in the Royal Rumble Elimination Match.

10. Sami Zayn takes Tye Dillinger's place
11. Sheamus
12. Xavier Woods
13. Apollo crews
14. Shinsuke Nakamura
15. Cesaro
16. Kofi Kingston
17. Jinder Mahal
18. Seth Rollins
19. Matt Hardy
20. John Cena
21. The Hurricane
22. Aiden English
23. Adam Cole
24. Randy Orton
25. Titus O'Neil
26. The Miz
27. Rey Mysterio
28. Roman Reigns
29. Goldust
30. Dolph Ziggler

Out: (order of departure)

01: Rhyno by Baron Corbin
02: Baron Corbin by Finn Bálor

After the Elimination: Baron Corbin incapacitates Finn Balòr and Rusev. Several officials rush to the ring ... "The Lone Wolf" knocks Heath Slater down.

03. Sheamus by Heath Slater
04. Heath Slater by Bray Wyatt
05. Sami Zayn by Shinsuke Nakamura
06. Apollo crews by Cesaro
07. Xavier Woods by Jinder Mahal
08.Big E by Jinder Mahal
09. Cesaro by Seth Rollins

This year, too, Kofi Kingston's rumble spot will take place. Jinder Mahal knocks Kofi out of the ring, but Kofi lands one foot on his eliminated partner Xavier Woods. As a result, Kofi is not eliminated. Big E brings a plate of pancakes there for Kofi to put his foot on the plate. Kofi is then thrown back into the ring by Big E and Xavier Woods.

10. Jinder Mahal by Kofi Kingston
11. Kofi Kingston by Andrade "Cien" Almas
12. Rusev by Bray Wyatt & Matt Hardy
13 & 14. Bray Wyatt & Matt Hardy eliminate each other
15. Elias by John Cena
16. The Hurricane by John Cena
17. Aiden English by Finn Bálor
18. Andrade "Cien" Almas by Randy Orton
19. Adam Cole by Rey Mysterio
20. Titus O'Neil by Roman Reigns
21. The Miz by Rollins & Reigns
22. Seth Rollins by Roman Reigns
23. Goldust by Dolph Ziggler
24. Dolph Ziggler by Finn Bálor
25. Randy Orton by Roman Reigns
26. Rey Mysterio by Finn Bálor
27. Finn Bálor by John Cena
28. John Cena by Shinsuke Nakamura
29. Roman Reigns by Shinsuke Nakamura

Royal Rumble 2018 winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

After the match: Renee Young introduces Shinsuke Nakamura, our Royal Rumble 2018 winner. When asked whether he has already made the decision as to which WWE Champion he would like to compete against at WresteMania, the Japanese replies: "AJ STYLES!" The audience celebrates Shinsuke Nakamura.

Backstage: Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan are delighted with the winner of the Royal Rumble Match. Suddenly the camera also catches Stephanie McMahon and Kurt Angle. Both focus on Raw and the upcoming 30-Woman Royal Rumble Elimination Match, which in their opinion should be decided by a lady from the red brand.

4th match
Raw Tag Team Championship
The Bar: Cesaro & Sheamus def.Jason Jordan & Seth Rollins (c) after the White Noise Team Move against Rollins - TITLE CHANGE! - At the beginning of the match Jordan was promoted with an Irish whip against the corner of the ring, after which he did not take part in the dispute for a long time

New Raw Tag Team Champions: Cesaro & Sheamus

The video report of the next title match follows ...

5th match
WWE Universal Championship - Triple Threat Match
Brock Lesnar (w / Paul Heyman) (c) defeated Kane and Braun Strowman after the F5 against Kane on a chair

Video: We see a trailer about the André The Giant documentary, which the US television program provider HBO will release in April 2018.

This is followed by the video report on the women's Royal Rumble Match ... Maria Menounos gets into the ring, hypers the women's elimination match and announces guest commentator Stephanie McMahon ... The reigning womens champions Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair also go to the Ring...

6th match
30-Woman Royal Rumble Elimination Match

In: (order of indentation)

01. Sasha Banks
02.Becky Lynch
03. Sarah Logan
04. Mandy Rose
05. Lita
06. Kairi Sane
07. Tamina
08. Dana Brooke
09. Torrie Wilson
10. Sonya Deville
11. Liv Morgan
12. Molly Holly
13. Lana
14. Michelle McCool
15. Ruby Riott
16. Vickie Guerrero
17. Carmella
18. Natalya
19. Kelly Kelly
20. Naomi
21. Jacqueline
22. Nia Jax
23. Ember Moon
24. Beth Phoenix
25. Asuka
26. Mickie James
27. Nikki Bella
28. Brie Bella
29. Bayley
30. Trish Stratus

Out: (order of departure)

01. Mandy Roose by Lita
02. Tamina through Lita
03. Lita by Becky Lynch
04. Kairi Sane by Dana Brooke
05. Dana Brooke by Torrie Wilson
06. Torrie Wilson by Sonya Deville
07. Sarah Logan by Molly Holly
08. Sonya Deville by Michelle McCool
09. Liv Morgan by Michelle McCool
10. Molly Holly by Michelle McCool
11. Lana by Michelle McCool

Vickie Guerrero enters the hall and keeps yelling "Excuse Me" ... While all the female superstars join forces in the ring, Vickie tries to escape, but she has no chance ...

12. Vickie Guerrero by Sasha, Ruby, Becky & Michelle

Vickie grabs Carmella's MITB suitcase and knocks her down with it.

13. Michelle McCool by Natalya
14. Becky Lynch by Ruby Riott
15. Jacqueline by Nia Jax
16. Kelly Kelly by Nia Jax
17. Ruby Riott by Nia Jax

Nia Jax pushes Naomi out of the ring, first landing on several wrestlers and then going to the ring barrier. From there. With a chair she manages to get back into the ring ...

18. Naomi by Nia Jax
19. Beth Phoenix by Natalya
20. Ember Moon through Asuka
21. Carmella by Nikki Bella
22. Mickie James by Trish Stratus
23. Nia Jax by Nikki, Brie, Bayley, Sasha, Trish, Natalya & Asuka
24. Bayley by Sasha Banks
25. Natalya through Trish Stratus
26. Trish Stratus by Sasha Banks
27. Sasha Banks through Nikki & Brie Bella
28. Brie Bella by Nikki Bella
29. Nikki Bella by Asuka

Royal Rumble 2018 winner: Asuka

After the match: Asuka celebrates her victory until Charlotte and Alexa Bliss join her in the ring so that the Japanese can choose her WrestleMania opponent. Suddenly a completely new music sounds ...

Ronda Rousey enters the hall to loud cheers - the audience chants "HOLY SH * T".

In the ring, the UFC fighter delivers star-downs with the champions and offers Asuka a handshake, but the Japanese refuses the offer. Ronda Rousey points to the WrestleMania logo in the hall, then leaves the ring ...

and shakes Stephanie McMahon's hand. After that, she lets the fans celebrate a little more at the ring. This year's Royal Rumble ends with these pictures.

Videos: WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Highlights