Asuka Wins First Ever WWE Women's Royal Rumble, Confronted By Ronda Rousey

WWE's first ever women's Royal Rumble headlined the show, and Asuka emerged victorious.

The former NXT Women's Champion, still undefeated in WWE, extended that streak by last eliminating former Divas Champion Nikki Bella to win the Royal Rumble.

You can see an excerpt from our Fightful.com live coverage below.

Banks then goes after Asuka before triple teaming her with the Bella Twins, Banks goes for her double knee strike and the Bella Twins dump her out of the ring. The Bella Twins go back to double teaming Asuka, Asuka fights back and attacks the Bella Twins with a bunch of kicks. Asuka tries elimination Brie until Nikki makes the save, Nikki then hits Asuka with a TKO. Nikki then attacks Brie and eliminates her from the match, Asuka then hits Nikki with a missile drop kick. Nikki recovers and she nails Asuka with a Beautiful Disaster kick, Nikki tries dumping Asuka out of the ring and she gets her to the ring apron. Asuka kicks Nikki before using a head scissors to get her to the ring apron. Asuka kicks Nikki in the leg and Nikki falls to the floor for the final elimination.

Winner: Asuka

After the match, Asuka is in the ring with Charlotte and Alexa Bliss when former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey comes out. Rousey gets in the ring and she points at the Wrestlemania 34 sign, Rousey goes to shake Asuka's hand and Asuka slaps it away. Rousey points at the 'Mania 34 sign again before leaving the ring. Rousey then shakes the hand of Stephanie McMahon before leaving.

For winning the Royal Rumble, she'll get her choice of match between either the Raw Women's Champion or Smackdown Women's Champion. While Alexa Bliss and Charlotte were in the ring, a debuting Ronda Rousey came to the ring and went face-to-face with all three women.

You can see Fightful.com's full coverage of the 2018 Royal Rumble at this link, and our post-show podcast at this link.

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