2024 WWE Royal Rumble: Rhodes beats Punk, heads to Philly to finish the story

The best of the 2024 WWE Royal Rumble (4:00)

Cody Rhodes and Bayley punch their tickets to WrestleMania at a Royal Rumble event filled with surprise returns and shocking eliminations. (4:00)

60 participants. Two battle royal matches. Two championships up for grabs.

In the men's Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes and CM Punk were the last two standing, and Rhodes survived the best of Punk to put his opponent over the top rope and earn his WrestleMania title shot. Could a match with Roman Reigns be next?

Reigns put his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line in a risky fatal four-way match against superstars Randy Orton, AJ Styles and LA Knight, in which Reigns retained in dramatic fashion.

Meanwhile, in the women's Royal Rumble, Bayley eliminated Jade Cargill and Liv Morgan to earn her title shot at WrestleMania 40. Also, Logan Paul defended his United States Championship and beat Kevin Owens after Owens was disqualified for using brass knuckles.

ESPN contributors Mike Coppinger, Eddie Maisonet III and Andres Waters break down all the drama from this weekend's WWE pay-per-view.