Cody Rhodes won the Men's WWE 2023 Royal Rumble

WWE Royal Rumble News

Cody Rhodes returned to WWE last night as competitor #30 in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match and went on to win by eliminating GUNTHER, the Intercontinental Champion. GUNTHER entered the match first and became the ultimate Iron Man, lasting longer than anyone in history in a traditional Royal Rumble match. With Rhodes’ win, he will face The Undisputed Champion, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania 39 for the championship.

Full list of Royal Rumble Match participants and eliminations

No.SuperstarEliminatedEliminated ByTime
1GuntherBooker T, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, Xavier WoodsCody Rhodes1:11:40
2SheamusElias, Otis, The MizDrew, McIntyre, Gunther0:52:33
3The MizSheamus0:04:23
4Kofi KingstonGunther0:14:51
5Johnny GarganoDominik Mysterio, Finn Bálor0:29:57
6Xavier WoodsGunther0:10:29
7Karrion KrossDrew McIntyre0:04:11
8Chad GableBrock Lesnar0:08:42
9Drew McIntyreElias, Karrion Kross, Otis, SheamusGunther0:39:10
10Santos EscobarBrock Lesnar0:04:56
11Angelo DawkinsBrock Lesnar0:02:28
12Brock LesnarAngelo Dawkins, Chad Gable, Santos EscobarBobby Lashley0:02:28
13Bobby LashleyBrock LesnarSeth “Freakin” Rollins0:07:14
14Baron CorbinSeth “Freakin” Rollins0:00:07
15Seth “Freakin” RollinsBaron Corbin, Bobby LashleyLogan Paul0:37:18
16OtisDrew McIntyre, Sheamus0:03:08
17Rey MysterioDid not appearN/A
18Dominik MysterioJohnny GarganoCody Rhodes0:25:44
19EliasDrew McIntyre, Sheamus0:00:39
20Finn BálorEdge (after elimination), Johnny GarganoEdge0:07:45
21Booker TGunther0:00:42
22Damian PriestMontez FordEdge0:04:03
23Montez FordDamian Priest0:00:44
24EdgeDamian Priest, Finn BálorFinn Bálor (after elimination)0:01:04
25Austin TheoryRicochetCody Rhodes0:15:39
26OmosBraun Strowman0:02:26
27Braun StrowmanOmosCody Rhodes0:11:12
28RicochetAustin Theory0:09:14
29Logan PaulSeth “Freakin” RollinsCody Rhodes0:10:57
30Cody RhodesAustin Theory, Braun Strowman, Dominik Mysterio, Gunther, Logan PaulWINNER0:15:08