Drew McIntyre outlasted the opposition to become Britain's first ever Royal Rumble winner in front of a sold-out crowd at Minute Maid Park on a night that also saw the return of legendary WWE superstar Edge.
The Rated R Superstar had been out of action since retiring in 2011 with a serious neck injury but he thrilled the WWE universe when he charged back into the ring as a shock entrant into the Royal Rumble match.
Elsewhere, Charlotte Flair triumphed in an entertaining women's Royal Rumble while Daniel Bryan was foiled in his attempt to wrest the Universal Championship away from The Fiend for the second time.
WWE Royal Rumble 2020 results
With so much to see on an historic night in the WWE, we've got you covered with a full roundup of the results from all the matches right here.
Roman Reigns beat Baron Corbin
A lengthy back-and-forth Falls Count Anywhere battle between these long-feuding foes saw both men marauding around the arena causing mayhem in the crowd.
The match ended with Reigns pinning Corbin after hitting him with a spear atop one of the dugouts inside the baseball arena.
Charlotte Flair wins women's Royal Rumble
Charlotte Flair triumphed in the women's Royal Rumble, booking her ticket to a championship match at Wrestlemania in the process.
The Queen, who entered 17th, eliminated former NXT champion Shayna Baszler to seal victory but refused to confirm whether she would challenge for the SmackDown or Raw women's title.
Bianca Belair was arguably the star of the the show, however, racking up a record eight eliminations before she was felled herself.
Bayley beat Lacey Evans
Bayley retained her SmackDown Women's Championship after countering a moonsault from Lacey Evans to get the three-count.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for Evans, whose daughter was front row at Minute Maid Park but powerless to intervene as her mother was defeated in her attempt at the title.
'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt beat Daniel Bryan
The stage was all set for Daniel Bryan to avenge his Survivor Series defeat to The Fiend and finally get his hands back on the WWE Universal Championship but once again the 'Yes' Man came up short.
It was not through lack of trying, though, as Bryan threw everything he had at Wyatt's alter-ego - but he could not find a way to hold him down.
And when The Fiend smothered Bryan on the canvas with the Mandible Claw and put his shoulders down, the referee had no choice but to deliver the three-count.
Barring the unexpected, The Fiend now looks set to carry the Universal Championship into Wrestlemania in April.
Becky Lynch beat Asuka
Becky Lynch tapped out to Asuka when these two met at the Royal Rumble show in 2019 - but The Man got her revenge this time around as she inflicted the same fate on The Empress of Tomorrow via armbar.
Lynch had to work hard for her win, though, taking a stiff kick to the jaw that almost brought about the end of the contest. But Lynch was wise to Asuka's tricks, kicking her in the midsection as she tried to spray her blinding green mist into Lynch's eyes.
With the RAW Women's Championship still in her possession, Lynch looks set for another starring role at Wrestlemania later this year.
Drew McIntyre wins the Royal Rumble
It's been a long time coming - but Britain finally has its first ever Royal Rumble champion as Drew McIntyre etched his name in the history books with victory in the evening's showpiece event.
Brock Lesnar, who entered the match first, had been one of the favourites to take the spoils in Houston but The Beast Incarnate found himself eliminated by the eventual champion - although not before he had taken out 13 others.
Fans inside Minute Maid Park lost their collective minds when WWE royalty Edge returned, making an emotional entrance after a near ten-year absence from competition.
The Rated R Superstar was forced to retire in 2011 through injury after undergoing spinal fusion neck surgery - but stormed back into the squared circle to do away with AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Randy Orton.
Roman Reigns had a busy night, returning to the ring for the second time in just a few hours when he entered the Royal Rumble at 26.
Reigns launched long-time foe Dolph Ziggler over the top rope before seeing off Edge second to last, much to the crowd's dismay.
As the field was whittled down, it was left to just the Big Dog and McIntyre to contest the winner's spot.
It looked as though Reigns might do it too as he shot for a spear against McIntyre, only to be hit by a Claymore Kick that allowed the Scotsman to toss his giant rival over the top.
With a championship title shot now in the works for Wrestlemania, McIntyre looks set to become this year's breakout story in the WWE.
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