In the history of the Royal Rumble match, there have been many superstars that have entered in either men’s or women’s matches, and in recent times, several Australians have competed in the yearly event.
With the 2021 Royal Rumble taking place on Monday, The Inner Sanctum takes a look at each Australian that has participated in a Royal Rumble match.
Billie Kay (2019)
The first-ever Australian entrant into a Royal Rumble, Billie Kay entered the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble match at number seven.
The Sydney native scored a single elimination in the match, taking out Nikki Cross with her tag team partner at the time Peyton Royce.
Kay would last just over nine minutes before being eliminated by Lacey Evans.
Peyton Royce (2019)
Entering the match at number nine, Peyton Royce became the second Australian to enter the 2019 Royal Rumble match, immediately working together with her tag team partner, the aforementioned Billie Kay to eliminate Nikki Cross.
Royce would last eight and a half minutes in the match, also being eliminated by Lacey Evans.
Rhea Ripley (2019)
The final Australian superstar to enter the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble, Rhea Ripley, who at the time was competing in NXT UK was a surprise entrant at number 24.
Ripley had the most eliminations out of the trio of Australian’s with three, taking out Kacy Catanzaro, Zelina Vega, and Dana Brooke in her almost eight minutes in the Rumble before being eliminated by Bayley.
Toni Storm (2020)
The only Australian entrant in 2020’s Royal Rumble matches, Toni Storm entered the match as a surprise entrant from NXT UK at number 20.
Storm wasn’t able to score an elimination whilst she was in the match, however, she survived the longest out of any Australian in a Royal Rumble, lasting 18:40 before being eliminated by that year’s runner up Shayna Baszler.
Will another Australian add to the list in either of this year’s Royal Rumble matches? Find out on Monday when the 2021 Royal Rumble goes live from 11am AEDT on the WWE Network.