WWE Royal Rumble Results – January 27, 2019

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The Boss, Sasha Banks, is interviewed backstage by Charly Caruso, who asks Banks if her emotions will get in her way tonight. Banks says her passion is the only reason she is where she is. She has never been handed anything and tonight she will prove why she is the best in the world. Banks makes her way to the ring – it’s actually her birthday today!

Raw Women’s Championship Match

(C) Ronda Rousey Vs. Sasha Banks

The bell rings and both women talk trash to each other. Sasha looks to slap Ronda but the Champion grabs the arm and flips her over, however Sasha has her scouted and rolls right through! She looks at Ronda with a smirk.

Sasha hits a springboard arm drag but Ronda flips her off and does the Boss taunt. Ronda grabs hold of Sasha and yells at the crowd “you think I can’t wrestle? I’ll show you some wrestling!”, then hits a suplex on Sasha. She holds on though and looks to hit more suplexes, ala the Three Amigo’s. Sasha prevents the third however and looks for the Bank Statement but Ronda grabs the arm and looks to break it but Sasha gets to the ropes.

They get back to their feet and this time Sasha does slap her, and Ronda responds with a kick to the gut that knocked Sasha from the ring. Rousey smacks Sasha’s head on the apron, then unloads some right hands to the body. Sasha dodges a punch and Ronda hits the ring post, knocking off the LED. Sasha gets into the ring and hits a suicide dive, then gets Ronda back inside for a two count. Ronda is selling the right hand now, as Sasha applies a submission in the centre of the ring.

Ronda tries to break the hold, slamming Banks into the turnbuckles, but Sasha hits double knees to Ronda in the corner before going into a straight-jacket submission. Ronda escapes again and hits Banks with a running elbow for a two count. Sasha slaps Ronda repeatedly, then hits an armbreaker with her knees. Sasha drags Ronda by the hair, before slamming her into the turnbuckles, then chokes her with her foot. Sasha looks for double knees again but Ronda dodges it, then lifts her up for Piper’s Pit but Sasha rolls down her back and applies a gnarly arm submission to the Champion. Ronda fights out but Sasha applies the Bank Statement. Ronda rolls through and hits Piper’s Pit!

Rousey grabs Sasha with an armbar over the ring ropes, then heads up top, still selling the arm, but Sasha shoves her feet off and climbs the ropes. Banks grabs Ronda and hits a superplex for a near-fall. Rousey hits Sasha with some Judo throws, then looks for the armbar but Sasha slings her out of the ring. Banks dives through the ropes but Ronda catches her and applies an armbar on the outside! Sasha taps but the referee stops her and says it can’t count on the outside. Ronda sends Sasha back inside and unloads some punches, then a Judo throw. Ronda connects with a big leaping knee for a near-fall. Both women selling their arms now.

Rousey wants a gutwrench but Sasha reverses it and throws Ronda head-first into the bottom turnbuckle. Banks hits a knee to the arm of Rousey. She wants the Bank Statement but Ronda flung her off. Banks counters the spinning Samoan drop and applies the Bank Statement. Ronda tries to reach the ropes but Sasha stomps the hand. Ronda tries to roll out but Sasha applies a Fujiwari armbar and Ronda is struggling. Ronda manages to escape but picking Sasha up for a gutwrench suplex. She hits Piper’s Pit and that’s it!

Winner: Ronda Rousey

After the match Ronda grabs Sasha’s hand and holds it, before helping her to her feet. Ronda lowers the bottom rope to help Sasha leave and then she holds her title up. Banks stands on the runway and looks very contemplative. Ronda celebrates by kissing her husband at ringside, which earned some boos. Sasha comes back down and properly shakes Ronda’s hand, before holding up the Four Horsewomen symbol. Ronda looks angry, while Sasha walks away smiling.

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