WATCH: When Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins Earned Their Spot at WrestleMania on the Same Night With Emphatic Royal Rumble Victories

Published 01/29/2021, 12:15 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins attend the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)


2019 was a very eventful year for professional wrestling. It was actually the last year that had fans in attendance at wrestling events across all promotions. But now that we’re in 2021 and its Royal Rumble season, let’s talk about a once in a lifetime moment that took place at the 2019 Royal Rumble – victory for both Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins.

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Becky Lynch wins the Women’s Royal Rumble Match

‘The Man’ wasn’t an original competitor in the Royal Rumble match. She unsuccessfully challenged Asuka for the SmackDown Women’s Championship earlier in the night. All thirty women had entered the Rumble, but Lana couldn’t because of an ankle injury she suffered on the pre-show.

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Becky suddenly came out and pleaded to WWE Producer Fit Finlay to let her in as Lana’s replacement in the Women’s Royal Rumble match. Finlay finally gave in, and the pop that Becky received was just deafening. It was a legit Stone Cold level pop that she got!

The ‘Irish Lass Kicker’ eliminated Nia Jax and got retribution for injuring her before Survivor Series. Becky Lynch finally eliminated her long-time friend and rival Charlotte Flair to win the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble.

Becky’s purple patch didn’t end there. She defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in the main event of WrestleMania 35 to become the new Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion. Things were no different in 2019 for the love of Becky’s life – Seth Rollins.

Seth Rollins wins the Men’s Royal Rumble Match

The Architect‘ entered the Royal Rumble at an unfavorable spot of number 10, but he defied all the odds to get the victory. Staying afloat in the match was no easy feat as there were some tough competitors out there.

In fact, Rollins only scored three eliminations, but when you look back at his 40+ minute performance, you gotta give props to the man. He first eliminated Elias when he came in, then made quick work of Bobby Lashley, eliminating him in just thirteen seconds!

 

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Rollins finally sealed the deal when he last eliminated Braun Strowman! It looked like Strowman would win and challenge Lesnar, but Rollins pulled off a miracle!

His momentum didn’t stop there, as he slew Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 to become the new WWE Universal Champion. Seth Rollins truly lived up to his ‘Beast Slayer’ nickname.

Do you think Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins will make their return at WWE Royal Rumble 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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