WWE: John Cena ruled out of Royal Rumble due to ankle injury

Sheila Mcguire
January 28, 2019

But if you're not a wrestling aficionado, there's a good chance you don't know what the Royal Rumble actually is.

Starting the year on the high - that's again the prevailing narrative as the 2019 Royal Rumble looms ever closer, thanks mostly to the fabulous work done by the company over the last two years fixing what many thought was too broken.

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WWE confirmed the news on their official website less than four hours before the event - which is live on Sky Sports Box Office - that Cena will not compete in the 30-man Royal Rumble match at Link Field, Phoenix. The WWE.com story cites an ankle injury. The other five individuals (Rose included) would later all take part in the Royal Rumble match at night's end. She had to stop while making her entrance and the medical staff checked on her.

Balor immediately attacked with a dropkick, kicks, and punches in the corner.

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-The victor of the match earns a championship opportunity at WrestleMania in April.

It came down to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, and Becky managed to win the match when she eliminated Charlotte. Finn Balor landed the Coup De Grace successful but the champion caught him with a Kimura Lock. In that match, the 16-time World Champion faced Finn Balor, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre for the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the WWE Royal Rumble event. The hold continued for sometimes before the Balor tapped out to this.

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The Royal Rumble sneaks up on us every year between Championship Sunday and the Super Bowl, and this year is no difference.

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