Surprise winners emerge in men's and women's Royal Rumble matches

Surprise winners emerge in men's and women's Royal Rumble matches

- Edge and Bianca Belair emerged winners of their respective Royal Rumble match

- Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns also retained their respective WWE and Universal championships

- Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeated Charlotte Flair with Asuka to win the women's tag team championship

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Royal Rumble 2021 brought lots of surprises to wrestling fans as new winners emerged in the men's and women's 30-man main event clash.

Edge won the rumble match for men, his second in the last ten years since making a dramatic return to the WWE at the 2020 edition of the same event.

After Seth Rollins eliminated Strowman and Christian, Edge from behind threw the Monday Night Messiah over the top to stage a grand finale with old rival Randy Orton.

Surprise winners emerge in men's and women's Royal Rumble matches
Edge and Bianca Belair winners emerge in men's and women's Royal Rumble matches. Photo by @wwe
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The Viper immediately hit Edge with an RKO but the Canadian wrestler turned things around he eliminated Orton to emerge victoriously.

In the women's event, Belair was left with other three contenders including Natalya, Charlotte Flair and NXT star Rhea Ripley.

Belair got Natalya off the ropes and teamed up with Ripley to eliminate Flair. It now came down to the former NXT rivals.

The pair went back and forth in a bid to throw each other over the turn-buckle but Belair won the match with a closeline that took Ripley out of the ring.

In other matches, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeated Flair and Asuka to win the women's tagteam titles.

The WWE championship between clash between Goldberg and Drew McIntyre ended in favour of the Scottish Psychopath.

Sasha retained her SmackDown championship after submitting Carmella and Roman Reigns won the Last Man Standing Match against Kevin Owens.

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Edge will in the coming weeks pick either WWE Universal champion Reigns or WWE champion McIntyre to headline Wrestlemania in April.

Belair will go one-on-one with Sasha Banks for the women's SmackDown championship while a challenger for the women's Raw championship would emerge in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Undertaker drew the curtains on his 30-year career with the WWE in a final farewell at the 2020 Survivor Series.

Undertaker whose real name is Mark Calaway made his debut in 1990 at the same pay-per-view event and has gone on to win several championship titles.

The Phenom also held the longest unbeaten streak at Wrestlemania where he was finally defeated after 21 appearances in wrestling's biggest showpiece.

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