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We’re days away from the 2020 WWE “Royal Rumble” pay-per-view, which will conclude with a 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal.  

Who will be the last man standing inside the (crowded, for most of it) ring? Well, Las Vegas favors Roman Reigns, despite the fact that Reigns also has a Falls Count Anywhere match with Baron Corbin to get through.

On the sports books’ big boards, the Big Dog is followed by Drew McIntyre, and then it’s a tie between Brock Lesnar and CM Punk. Reigns and Lesnar have both won the Royal Rumble Match once before, Punk and McIntyre have not.  

Lesnar and Punk, who come with 6-to-1 odds each, both have pretty strong cases to NOT be good bets. Lesnar, by his own insistence, is entering the squared circle first of 30 spaced-out slots. As for Punk, he isn’t technically even an active professional wrestler anymore. Punk’s present-day wrestling involvement is pretty much limited to a part time gig on FS1’s “WWE Backstage,” a Fox Sports studio show that covers WWE wrestling.  

Kevin Owens rounds out the Top 5, odds-wise. He’d be another first-time winner.  

For the women, Sin City sees Shayna Baszler booking her trip to the WrestleMania main event with a Royal Rumble Match victory.  

Behind Baszler is Ronda Rousey, who like Punk, is not an active wrestler. And then there is Rhea Ripley, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.  

Considering the Women’s Royal Rumble Match just began in 2018 and that Asuka and Becky Lynch are booked in a title match on Sunday, there will be no repeat winner there.  

Scroll through our gallery for all of the historical winners.  

  • Year: 1988  
    Winner: Hacksaw Jim Duggan  

  • Year: 1989  
    Winner: Big John Studd  

  • Year: 1990  
    Winner: Hulk Hogan  

  • Year: 1991  
    Winner: Hulk Hogan  

  • Year: 1992  
    Winner: Ric Flair  

  • Year: 1993  
    Winner: Yokozuna  

  • Year: 1994  
    Winner: Bret Hart and Lex Luger (both Superstars’ feet touched the floor at same time)  

  • Year: 1995  
    Winner: Shawn Michaels  

  • Year: 1996  
    Winner: Shawn Michaels  

  • Year: 1997  
    Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin  

  • Year: 1998  
    Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin  

  • Year: 1999  
    Winner: Mr. McMahon  

  • Year: 2000  
    Winner: The Rock  

  • Year: 2001  
    Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin  

  • Year: 2002  
    Winner: Triple H  

  • Year: 2003  
    Winner: Brock Lesnar  

  • Year: 2004  
    Winner: Chris Benoit  

  • Year: 2005  
    Winner: Batista  

  • Year: 2006  
    Winner: Rey Mysterio  

  • Year: 2007  
    Winner: The Undertaker  

  • Year: 2008  
    Winner: John Cena  

  • Year: 2009  
    Winner: Randy Orton  

  • Year: 2010  
    Winner: Edge  

  • Year: 2011  
    Winner: Alberto Del Rio  

  • Year: 2012  
    Winner: Sheamus  

  • Year: 2013  
    Winner: John Cena  

  • Year: 2014  
    Winner: Batista  

  • Year: 2015  
    Winner: Roman Reigns  

  • Year: 2016  
    Winner: Triple H  

  • Year: 2017  
    Winner: Randy Orton  

  • Year: 2018  
    Men’s Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura  
    *Women’s Winner: Asuka  

    *First year with a Women’s Royal Rumble Match  

  • Year: 2019  
    Men’s Winner: Seth Rollins  
    Women’s Winner: Becky Lynch  

  • Can Brock Lesnar run the table on Sunday from his self-imposed No. 1 position?

    We’re days away from the 2020 WWE “Royal Rumble” pay-per-view, which will conclude with a 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal.  

    Who will be the last man standing inside the (crowded, for most of it) ring? Well, Las Vegas favors Roman Reigns, despite the fact that Reigns also has a Falls Count Anywhere match with Baron Corbin to get through.

    On the sports books’ big boards, the Big Dog is followed by Drew McIntyre, and then it’s a tie between Brock Lesnar and CM Punk. Reigns and Lesnar have both won the Royal Rumble Match once before, Punk and McIntyre have not.  

    Lesnar and Punk, who come with 6-to-1 odds each, both have pretty strong cases to NOT be good bets. Lesnar, by his own insistence, is entering the squared circle first of 30 spaced-out slots. As for Punk, he isn’t technically even an active professional wrestler anymore. Punk’s present-day wrestling involvement is pretty much limited to a part time gig on FS1’s “WWE Backstage,” a Fox Sports studio show that covers WWE wrestling.  

    Kevin Owens rounds out the Top 5, odds-wise. He’d be another first-time winner.  

    For the women, Sin City sees Shayna Baszler booking her trip to the WrestleMania main event with a Royal Rumble Match victory.  

    Behind Baszler is Ronda Rousey, who like Punk, is not an active wrestler. And then there is Rhea Ripley, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.  

    Considering the Women’s Royal Rumble Match just began in 2018 and that Asuka and Becky Lynch are booked in a title match on Sunday, there will be no repeat winner there.  

    Scroll through our gallery for all of the historical winners.  

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