When Nia Jax Made WWE History By Entering Two Royal Rumble Matches in One Night

Published 01/17/2021, 9:22 AM EST
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 06: Nia Jax attends WWE’s First-Ever Emmy “For Your Consideration” Event at Saban Media Center on June 6, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)


The Royal Rumble is less than 15 days away, and we are extremely excited for the show! Fans have been continually speculating who would win the Women’s and Men’s Royal Rumble matches. Interestingly, Nia Jax is being touted as one of the top contenders to win the match.

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Nia Jax has been in four Royal Rumble matches. Now, one would ask, how did she get in four when there have been only three Women’s Royal Rumble matches? That’s because she entered two Royal Rumble matches in one night! Confused? Let us explain.

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When Nia Jax entered two Royal Rumble matches in one night

‘The Irresistible Force’ Nia Jax entered the Women’s Royal Rumble match at #29 in a hope to main event WrestleMania. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be as eventual winner Becky Lynch eliminated her, leaving Nia furious! She was so furious that we thought she’d throw a fit at ringside.

Apparently, Nia Jax wanted to headline WrestleMania at any cost. She made another move at fulfilling her dream when she attacked R-Truth who was entering the Men’s Royal Rumble at #30. Nia replaced Truth in the match, becoming the 4th woman to compete in a Men’s Royal Rumble match after Chyna, Beth Phoenix, and Kharma.

Nia Jax entered the Men’s Royal Rumble match and quickly decimated Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, and Mustafa Ali. She even eliminated Ali to score her first elimination in a Men’s Royal Rumble. Nia looked dominant, but her dream run was about to end soon.

In one of the most classic Royal Rumble moments, Nia Jax was at the receiving end of three top finishing moves in wrestling/WWE. She laid Orton on the second rope and persuaded Mysterio to hit him with 619. Just as Mysterio ran to the ropes, Nia came in and picked him up to eliminate him.

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Before she could do anything to Mysterio, she walked straight into a Superkick from Dolph Ziggler. Mysterio quickly got off Nia and kicked her to set her up on the second rope.

He then hit her with his famous 619. But the cherry on the cake was Randy Orton delivering a picture-perfect RKO to Nia Jax. After all, it’s the RKO; it spares no one, not even women!

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That was Nia Jax’s Royal Rumble moment, and I’m sure fans will remember it for years to come. Will Nia Jax win the Royal Rumble this year? Let us know in the comments!

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Ishan Chavan

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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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