The Element of Surprise: A History of Surprise Entrants in The Royal Rumble

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Since 1988, the Royal Rumble Match has always proven to be one of the highlights of the calendar year. Used to kick off the road to WrestleMania, the Rumble has produced countless memorable moments, while also propelling the careers of numerous of its winners. One of the best things about the match, particularly in the last few years, has been the surprise element of the match, with legends returning for a one-off appearance for a cheap pop, NXT stars stopping by to give the casual watchers a chance to see what they’re missing out on, and the injured list making their unannounced return.

However, how much success have these surprise faces had upon entering the Rumble?

Before we run through the competitors, a bit of admin to see what defines a surprise entrant;

A surprise entrant will be classed as someone who isn’t actively on TV at the time of the event, either due to their status as a legend/NXT talent or if the person is returning in the Rumble following a layoff due to injury or other reason. Anyone who competed on the Royal Rumble card in another match and entered the Rumble later on (such as Dolph Ziggler did in 2012) without being announced won’t be included. In addition, cases where wrestlers entered just to fill the numbers also won’t be mentioned here – apologies to all the Tyler Reks fans out there. Finally, the likes of Carlos Colon, Dick Murdoch, and Latin Lover also won’t be included, as their appearances had been confirmed ahead of time on minor shows.

1997 – Jerry Lawler and Mil Mascaras

1997 marked the first ‘proper’ surprise entrants, as both Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler and Mexican wrestling legend Mil Mascaras would enter the fray. Lawler’s inclusion would make him the first man to ever leave the commentary desk during a Royal Rumble Match to enter it himself, while Mascaras would leave a lasting impression during the bout, but not for all the right reasons. He would eliminate himself, diving off the turnbuckles onto the already-eliminated Pierroth at ringside. Not the best ending to the Rumble for Mascaras.

Stats:
Jerry Lawler – entered at number 22, zero eliminations, eliminated by Bret Hart after 0:04
Mil Mascaras – enter at number 11, two eliminations (Cibernetico and Pierroth), eliminated himself after 07:28

1998 – Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind

Although Cactus Jack was officially confirmed for the 1998 Royal Rumble Match, no-one expected ‘The Hardcore Legend’ to also enter under his alter egos of Dude Love and Mankind too. After starting the bout with Chainsaw Charlie, Mick Foley would then enter the match halfway through as Mankind, and then just before the end of the bout as Dude Love, giving him the best possible chance to win the Rumble. While he wouldn’t go on to win the whole thing, it was certainly a memorable moment courtesy of the future WWE Hall of Famer.

Stats:
Cactus Jack – entered at number 11, one elimination (Tom Brandi), eliminated by Chainsaw Charlie after 09:21
Dude Love – entered at number 28, two eliminations (Blackjack Bradshaw and Henry O. Godwinn), eliminated by Faarooq after 07:53
Mankind – entered at number 16, one elimination (Chainsaw Charlie), eliminated by The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust after 02:07

1999 – Mabel

At the 1999 Royal Rumble, otherwise known as Vince Wins Lol, Headbanger Mosh was scheduled to enter the match, only to be ambushed during his entrance at the hands of Mabel. The superheavyweight would take Mosh’s spot in the match, but in hindsight, perhaps he should’ve stayed in the back. The former King of the Ring winner would be eliminated by Bradshaw, Faarooq, and Mideon, a trio who weren’t even officially in the match, after a minute and a half. The next night, he was rechristened as Viscera, as he was indoctrinated into The Ministry of Darkness. Wrestling!

Stats:
Mabel – entered at number 11, five eliminations (The Blue Meanie, Dan Severn, Droz, Steve Blackman, and Tiger Ali Singh), eliminated by Bradshaw, Faarooq & Mideon after 01:26

2000 – Bob Backlund

In 2000, the iconic Bob Backlund shockingly entered the Royal Rumble Match, returning back to Madison Square Garden – a venue he had sold out several times throughout his career. Although Backlund didn’t last especially long at a measly two minutes, it was still a surprise to see the legendary grappler still tying up in 2000.

Stats:
Bob Backlund – entered at number 14, one elimination (Rikishi), eliminated by Chris Jericho after 02:00

2001 – The Big Show, Drew Carey, Haku, and The Honky Tonk Man

In terms of the four surprise entrants from the 2001 Rumble, there was a right mixture. You had The Big Show returning from his time spent in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), you had the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man returning for a brief appearance, Haku coming over from World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Drew Carey appearing as a celebrity appearance to fill up the match. It was an odd quartet of stars for sure, but they were all part of one of the most memorable Rumbles in history.

Stats:
The Big Show – entered at number 23, two eliminations (Test and K-Kwik), eliminated by The Rock after 01:23
Drew Carey – entered at number 5, zero eliminations, eliminated himself after 02:54
Haku – entered at number 29, zero eliminations, eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin after 02:51
The Honky Tonk Man – entered at number 12, zero eliminations, eliminated by Kane after 01:16

2002 – The Godfather and Mr Perfect

The Godfather and Mr Perfect both entered the 2002 Royal Rumble Match, and had particularly different showings. While Perfect would last just over 15 minutes with a perfect showing (pun very much intended), The Godfather would only last a mere two minutes before being ousted from the bout. Not the best showing for the former Papa Shango, but at least it wouldn’t be his final showing in the bout.

Stats:
The Godfather – entered at number 16, zero eliminations, eliminated by Billy & Chuck after 01:48
Mr Perfect – entered at number 25, zero eliminations, eliminated by Triple H after 15:18

2004 – Mick Foley

As was the case with Mabel, Mick Foley wasn’t originally scheduled to be in the 2004 Royal Rumble Match, but with the tensions between he and Randy Orton reaching a high during this time period, he had to find a way into the bout. When Test was found laid out backstage, ‘The Hardcore Legend’ was sent in as his replacement, going straight for ‘The Apex Predator’. Foley had such hatred for Orton during this time that he didn’t even care about eliminating himself.

Stats:
Mick Foley – entered at number 21, one elimination (Randy Orton), eliminated himself after 00:43

2005 – Daniel Puder

After his victory in the 2004 season of WWE Tough Enough, Daniel Puder was entered into the Royal Rumble Match to a rather dismal reception. He became an immediate target for the other competitors in the ring, taking a beating from Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and Hardcore Holly for his troubles. The less said about Puder’s participation in the Rumble the better.

Stats:
Daniel Puder – entered at number 3, zero eliminations, eliminated by Hardcore Holly after 04:09

2008 – Jimmy Snuka, John Cena, and Roddy Piper

In 2008, the Royal Rumble Match featured one of the biggest pops in the match’s history, as John Cena made a return from injury much sooner than expected as he took the number 30 spot to go on and win the whole match. It marked the first time a surprise entrant had won the Rumble Match, with Cena not waiting until WrestleMania by using his championship opportunity at No Way Out against then-WWE Champion Randy Orton. In addition, WWE Hall of Fame inductees “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper both entered the fray in an attempt to gain the title match for themselves to no avail.

Stats:
Jimmy Snuka – entered at number 18, zero eliminations, eliminated by Kane after 02:43
John Cena – entered at number 30, four eliminations (Carlito, Chavo Guerrero, Mark Henry, and Triple H), won the match after 08:28
Roddy Piper – entered at number 19, zero eliminations, eliminated by Kane after 01:00

2009 – Rob Van Dam

Despite commentary initially thinking it was Triple H entering the match (‘The Game’ had actually already entered at this point), Rob Van Dam entered the 2009 Royal Rumble to quite an ovation. ‘The Whole F’N Show’ had a decent showing in the match with his high-flying style coming into good use here, but Chris Jericho would be having none of it as the future ‘Le Champion’ eliminated him later on. A great showing from RVD nonetheless though.

Stats:
Rob Van Dam – entered at number 25, zero eliminations, eliminated by Chris Jericho after 13:56

2010 – Beth Phoenix and Edge

There were only two surprise entrants in the 2010 Royal Rumble Match, but both of them were extremely significant. Firstly, we had Beth Phoenix, with ‘The Glamazon’ becoming the second woman to enter the match after the previous two appearances made by Chyna. Then, we had Edge returning from a serious injury, going straight for his former tag partner Chris Jericho, as ‘The Rated R Superstar’ went onto win the whole match. As was the case with John Cena two years before though, returning from injury to win the Rumble doesn’t guarantee a championship victory at WrestleMania.

Stats:
Beth Phoenix – entered at number 6, one elimination (The Great Khali), eliminated by CM Punk after 01:39
Edge – entered at number 29, two eliminations (Chris Jericho and John Cena), won the match after 07:37

2011 – Booker T and Diesel

2011 marked the first (and only) time WWE hosted a 40-man Royal Rumble Match, but surprisingly it only featured two surprise additions, as both Booker T and Diesel made their returns to WWE after spending the previous few years in Total Nonstop Action (TNA). Booker would enter right in the middle of The New Nexus‘ domination of the match, lasting just over a minute as a result, whereas ‘Big Daddy Cool’ would last just under three minutes. Thankfully, he went on to fued with Triple H later in the year. That was good, right?

Stats:
Booker T – entered at number 21, zero eliminations, eliminated by Mason Ryan after 01:08
Diesel – entered at number 32, zero eliminations, eliminated by Wade Barrett after 02:45

2012 – Booker T, Jerry Lawler, Jim Duggan, Kharma, Michael Cole, Ricardo Rodriguez, and The Road Dogg

2012 featured a plethora of surprise entrants, but sadly, three of them were the commentary team for the evening as Jerry Lawler, Booker T, and Michael Cole all decided to remove their suits (or jumper, in Jerry’s case) to enter the Rumble. Alongside those three, the winner of the inaugural match ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, the third female to enter Kharma, Alberto Del Rio‘s personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez, and multi-time Tag Team Champion The Road Dogg all entered to mixed reactions.

Stats:
Booker T – entered at number 17, one elimination (Michael Cole), eliminated by Cody Rhodes & Dolph Ziggler after 04:40
Jerry Lawler – entered at number 12, one elimination (Michael Cole), eliminated by Cody Rhodes after 00:43
Jim Duggan – entered at number 19, zero eliminations, eliminated by Cody Rhodes after 00:57
Kharma – entered at number 21, one elimination (Hunico), eliminated by Dolph Ziggler after 01:02
Michael Cole – entered at number 20, zero eliminations, eliminated by Booker T & Jerry Lawler after 01:23
Ricardo Rodriguez – entered at number 8, one elimination (Justin Gabriel), eliminated by Santino Marella after 02:19
The Road Dogg – entered at number 23, zero eliminations, eliminated by Wade Barrett after 04:55

2013 – Chris Jericho, The Godfather, and Goldust

Two unofficial records were set in the 2013 Royal Rumble Match, as Chris Jericho returned from hiatus to set the record for the longest time spent in a Rumble by a surprise entrant, whereas The Godfather once again entered the bout to set the record for the shortest time spent by a surprise performer. As well as Goldust making his comeback, which later led to a Tag Team Championships victory alongside brother Cody Rhodes, this was an alright year for surprise entrants.

Stats:
Chris Jericho – entered at number 2, two eliminations (Brodus Clay and Drew McIntyre), eliminated by Dolph Ziggler after 47:53
The Godfather – entered at number 17, zero eliminations, eliminated by Dolph Ziggler after 00:05
Goldust – entered at number 8, zero eliminations, eliminated by Cody Rhodes after 09:41

2014 – Alexander Rusev, JBL, Kevin Nash, and Sheamus

The 2014 instalment would see another Rumble first, as Alexander Rusev became the first NXT star to enter (Bo Dallas won a tournament in 2013, so he technically doesn’t count). It may not have been the greatest showing of all time from ‘The Bulgarian Brute’, but it’s still in the history books. JBL was also added to the list of active commentators who entered the bout, while Kevin Nash also popped back into action, and Sheamus made his return from an injury suffered the previous summer.

Stats:
Alexander Rusev – entered at number 6, zero eliminations, eliminated by CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston & Seth Rollins after 07:06
JBL – entered at number 24, zero eliminations, eliminated by Roman Reigns after 00:49
Kevin Nash – entered at number 14, one elimination (Jack Swagger), eliminated by Roman Reigns after 02:36
Sheamus – entered at number 17, one elimination (Big E. Langston), eliminated by Roman Reigns after 28:22

2015 – The Boogeyman, Bubby Ray Dudley, and Diamond Dallas Page

Comparing the three surprise entrants from the 2015 Rumble is near impossible. An absolute weirdo in the form of The Boogeyman, a hardcore icon in the form of Bubba Ray Dudley (they were in Philadelphia after all), and a man known for being an excellent singles performer in the form of Diamond Dallas Page. They were an odd bunch to say the least, but at least WWE capitalised on being in Philly by bringing back one half of The Dudley Boyz. Plus, we got an interaction with Boogeyman and Bray Wyatt, which was something.

Stats:
The Boogeyman – entered at number 7, zero eliminations, eliminated by Bray Wyatt after 00:47
Bubby Ray Dudley – entered at number 3, two eliminations (The Miz and R-Truth), eliminated by Bray Wyatt after 05:22
Diamond Dallas Page – entered at number 14, zero eliminations, eliminated by Rusev after 02:49

2016 – AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, and Triple H

2016 was a monumental year for the Royal Rumble Match. Not only was it the second time in history where the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (as it was then known) was on the line, which Triple H would go on to capture, but it marked the WWE debut of AJ Styles, fresh out of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The reaction received by ‘The Phenomenal One’ was intense – the camera angles though? Not so much, as they preferred to focus on the reaction of defending champion Roman Reigns. Sami Zayn, still in NXT at the time, also came into the Rumble to scrap with Kevin Owens. Fight forever and all that jazz.

Stats:
AJ Styles – entered at number 3, two eliminations (Curtis Axel and Tyler Breeze), eliminated by Kevin Owens after 28:58
Sami Zayn – entered at number 20, one elimination (Kevin Owens), eliminated by Braun Strowman after 04:55
Triple H – entered at number 30, four eliminations (Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, and Roman Reigns), won the match after 09:03

2017 – Mark Henry and Tye Dillinger

In terms of the 2017 Royal Rumble Match, it was a star-studded affair, with Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, and The Undertaker all tossing their names into the mat as the road to WrestleMania kicked off. The surprise entrants weren’t necessarily huge names, but they both had a reason for being there. Texas native Mark Henry, who had retired a few months before, returned in front of a San Antonio crowd, while Tye Dillinger actually entered at number ten to suit his ‘Perfect 10’ persona. Those random draws sure are lucky.

Stats:
Mark Henry – entered at number 6, one elimination (Jack Gallagher), eliminated by Braun Strowman (03:17)
Tye Dillinger – entered at number 10, zero eliminations, eliminated by Braun Strowman after 05:27

2018 (Men’s) – Adam Cole, Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas, Dolph Ziggler, The Hurricane, and Rey Mysterio

The men’s Royal Rumble Match in 2018 has gone down as one of the best Rumbles in history. With several memorable moments throughout, it would see Shinsuke Nakamura win the bout to a huge reaction from fans worldwide. NXT‘s Adam Cole and then-NXT Champion Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas both made their presence felt during the bout just 24 hours after gruelling encounters with Aleister Black and Johnny Gargano respectively. Dolph Ziggler had a fairly weak return after taking a month off, The Hurricane randomly showed up, and Rey Mysterio made a long-awaited return to the company, setting the seeds for his full-time return later in the year.

Stats:
Adam Cole – entered at number 23, zero eliminations, eliminated by Rey Mysterio after 06:52
Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas – entered at number 7, one elimination (Kofi Kingston), eliminated by Randy Orton after 29:24
Dolph Ziggler – entered at number 30, one elimination (Goldust), eliminated by Finn Balor after 02:01
The Hurricane – entered at number 21, zero eliminations, eliminated by John Cena after 00:45
Rey Mysterio – entered at number 27, one elimination (Adam Cole), eliminated by Finn Balor after 09:40

2018 (Women’s) – Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Ember Moon, Jacqueline, Kairi Sane, Kelly Kelly, Lita, Michelle McCool, Molly Holly, Nikki Bella, Torrie Wilson, Trish Stratus, and Vickie Guerrero

As expected, the first women’s Royal Rumble Match relied a lot on surprise entrants to help fill out the field, but every last one of them made the most of their time in the match. Returning legends such as Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool had impressive showings, with McCool holding the record for most eliminations until this year’s match, while Ember Moon and Kairi Sane also showed everyone why the NXT talents shouldn’t be looked passed. A good mixture of talent here.

Stats:
Beth Phoenix – entered at number 24, zero eliminations, eliminated by Natalya after 02:22
Brie Bella – entered at number 28, two eliminations (Nia Jax and Sasha Banks), eliminated by Nikki Bella after 11:58
Ember Moon – entered at number 23, zero eliminations, eliminated by Asuka after 06:14
Jacqueline – entered at number 21, zero eliminations, eliminated by Nia Jax after 01:52
Kairi Sane – entered at number 6, zero eliminations, eliminated by Dana Brooke after 04:49
Kelly Kelly – entered at number 19, zero eliminations, eliminated by Nia Jax after 05:02
Lita – entered at number 5, two eliminations (Mandy Rose and Tamina), eliminated by Becky Lynch after 05:51
Michelle McCool – entered at number 14, five eliminations (Lana, Liv Morgan, Molly Holly, Sonya Deville, and Vickie Guerrero), eliminated by Natalya after 08:38
Molly Holly – entered at number 12, one elimination (Sarah Logan), eliminated by Michelle McCool after 04:04
Nikki Bella – entered at number 27, four eliminations (Brie Belle, Carmella, Nia Jax, and Sasha Banks), eliminated by Asuka after 16:30
Torrie Wilson – entered at number 9, one elimination (Dana Brooke), last eliminated by Sonya Deville after 03:04
Trish Stratus – entered at number 30, three eliminations (Mickie James, Natalya, and Nia Jax), eliminated by Sasha Banks after 05:36
Vickie Guerrero – entered at number 16, zero eliminations, eliminated by Becky Lynch, Michelle McCool, Ruby Riott & Sasha Banks after 00:57

2019 (Men’s) – Aleister Black, Jeff Jarrett, Johnny Gargano, Kurt Angle, Nia Jax, and Pete Dunne

In 2019, the men’s Rumble would kick off with a surprise, as Jeff Jarrett came in at number two to interrupt Elias. Who else would interrupt ‘The Drifter’ than ‘Double J’ himself? As the match progressed, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano, Kurt Angle, and Pete Dunne all sauntered down to ringside, while Nia Jax (who had been the penultimate person eliminated in the women’s version of the match) ambushed R-Truth during his entrance to take his spot in the match. This made her the first person to compete in two Royal Rumble Matches in the same night – big match Nia.

Stats:
Aleister Black – entered at number 21, one elimination (Dean Ambrose), eliminated by Baron Corbin after 06:09
Jeff Jarrett – entered at number 2, zero eliminations, eliminated by Elias after 01:20
Johnny Gargano – entered at number 6, one elimination (Jinder Mahal), eliminated by Dean Ambrose after 13:50
Kurt Angle – entered at number 4, zero eliminations, eliminated by Shinsuke Nakamura after 03:15
Nia Jax – entered at number 30, one elimination (Mustafa Ali), eliminated by Rey Mysterio after 03:11
Pete Dunne – entered at number 18, zero eliminations, eliminated by Drew McIntyre after 11:13

2019 (Women’s) – Candice LeRae, Io Shirai, Kacy Catanzaro, Kairi Sane, Rhea Ripley, and Xia Li

While the 2018 women’s Rumble featured a lot of legends from the past returning, the 2019 version would rely solely on stars of the future to fill out the surprise entrants list. Candice LeRae, Io Shirai, Kairi Sane, and the former NXT UK Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley were the more obvious choices for the bout, while Kacy Catanzaro and Xia Li also made their main roster debuts here. Kacy, in particular, proved her worth here with her Ninja Warrior expertise coming into good use.

Stats:
Candice LeRae – entered at number 17, zero eliminations, eliminated by Ruby Riott after 09:35
Io Shirai – entered at number 23, zero eliminations, eliminated by Nia Jax after 13:21
Kacy Catanzaro – entered at number 19, zero eliminations, eliminated by Rhea Ripley after 10:45
Kairi Sane – entered at number 14, one elimination (Sarah Logan), eliminated by Ruby Riott after 17:00
Rhea Ripley – entered at number 24, three eliminations (Dana Brooke, Kacy Catanzaro, and Zelina Vega), eliminated by Bayley after 07:55
Xia Li – entered at number 11, zero eliminations, eliminated by Charlotte Flair after 04:48

2020 (Men’s) – Edge, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, and MVP

Now, for the most recent Royal Rumble Matches. The men’s instalment from 2020 proved to be one of the best-built stories every created in a Rumble – when Drew McIntyre eliminated the seemingly unstoppable Brock Lesnar, the roof came off the venue. In terms of the surprise entrants for the bout, we had Matt Riddle, MVP, and the new NXT North American Champion, Keith Lee. Oh, and Edge returned from retirement. Yes, ‘The Ultimate Opportunist’ has returned, and your writer couldn’t be more happy about it.

Stats:
Edge – entered at number 21, three eliminations (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Randy Orton), eliminated by Roman Reigns after 23:43
Keith Lee – entered at number 13, zero eliminations, eliminated by Brock Lesnar after 03:32
Matt Riddle – entered at number 23, zero eliminations, eliminated by King Corbin after 00:41
MVP – entered at number 12, zero eliminations, eliminated by Brock Lesnar after 00:24

2020 (Women’s) – Beth Phoenix, Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Kelly Kelly, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Yim, Mighty Molly, Naomi, Santina Marella, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi Blackheart, Tegan Nox, Toni Storm, Xia Li

The 2020 women’s Royal Rumble Match combined the best of both worlds from its previous two bouts in terms of its surprise entrants, with a mixture of legends and future stars (plus Santina Marella) making the journey to Texas for the bout. Beth Phoenix put in one hell of a showing, receiving a nasty cut on the back of her head that saw blood gush out of her head, while Bianca Belair broke the record for most eliminations as she racked up eight eliminations throughout the match. The likes of Dakota Kai, Tegan Nox, Mercedes Martinez, and Mighty Molly also entered the fray to fill out the numbers, with former NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler coming in last, a favourite to win as she tied Bianca’s record for most eliminations.

Stats:
Beth Phoenix – entered at number 19, one elimination (Natalya), eliminated by Shayna Baszler after 23:05
Bianca Belair – entered at number two, eight eliminations (Alexa Bliss, Candice LeRae, Dana Brooke, Mandy Rose, Mighty Molly, Nikki Cross, Sonya Deville, and Tamina), eliminated by Charlotte Flair after 33:20
Candice LeRae – entered at number nine, zero eliminations, eliminated by Bianca Belair after 09:01
Chelsea Green – entered at number 16, one elimination (Dakota Kai), eliminated by Alexa Bliss after 00:12
Dakota Kai – entered at number 15, zero eliminations, eliminated by Chelsea Green after 01:32
Kelly Kelly – entered at number 21, zero eliminations, eliminated by Charlotte Flair after 02:29
Mercedes Martinez – entered at number 6, zero eliminations, eliminated by Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville after 08:14
Mia Yim – entered at number 12, zero eliminations, eliminated by Alexa Bliss after 06:30
Mighty Molly – entered at number 3, zero eliminations, eliminated by Bianca Belair after 10:21
Naomi – entered at number 18, zero eliminations, eliminated by Shayna Baszler after 22:01
Santina Marella – entered at number 29, zero eliminations, eliminated herself after 01:01
Shayna Baszler – entered at number 30, eight eliminations (Beth Phoenix, Carmella, Naomi, Shotzi Blackheart, Tegan Nox, Toni Storm, Xia Li, and Zelina Vega), eliminated by Charlotte Flair after 04:27
Shotzi Blackheart – entered at number 26, zero eliminations, eliminated by Shayna Baszler after 07:57
Tegan Nox – entered at number 28, zero eliminations, eliminated by Shayna Baszler after 03:50
Toni Storm – entered at number 20, zero eliminations, eliminated by Shayna Baszler after 18:40
Xia Li – entered at number 24, zero eliminations, eliminated by Shayna Baszler after 10:49

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