Man-on-woman wrestling returned to WWE as Nia Jax entered the Men's Royal Rumble match

Randy Orton and Nia Jax have a staredown in the Royal Rumble match

The 2019 Royal Rumble is now in the history books, and it was a long, exciting night for the WWE Universe in Phoenix.

Becky Lynch lost her Women's Championship match against Asuka to start the night, but later on she entered the Women's Rumble match and was successful, and has booked her title match at WrestleMania 35.

The same can be said for Seth Rollins, who took the spoils in the Men's Rumble, last eliminating Braun Strowman after Curb Stomping him on the ring apron.

He will more-than-likely face Brock Lesnar at Mania, who despatched Finn Balor in their Universal Championship match earlier in the night.

Some WWE fans were expecting a massive surprise in the latter stages of the Men's Rumble after a tweet from WrestleVotes earlier in the week, who are reliable for leaking backstage information.

Many predicted it would revolve around R-Truth and his 'guaranteed' number 30 spot, as WWE normally like to have a surprise entrant for that number.

But all seemed to be normal as he entered - but he was attacked on the stage just a few seconds later.

The assailant - Nia Jax.

Nia Jax and Randy Orton had a staredown in the ring before she was eliminated from the Men's Royal Rumble match

Yes, the Nia Jax who is a female and had entered the Women's Rumble match earlier in the night.

Jax entered the match and steamrolled everyone still in the ring, and even eliminated Mustafa Ali - but THEN something not seen in WWE for a long time happened, as the males turned on Jax.

Dolph Ziggler landed a Superkick, Rey Mysterio hit a 619, and finally Randy Orton dropped Jax with an RKO which left her easy prey to throw over the top rope.

There were many shocked WWE fans on social media, for one that Jax was the surprise last entrant and the fact that the men were allowed to perform moves on the women again.

So it's clear there was a mixed reaction to the developments; some loved and others wanted a bigger surprise name to enter last in the match.

On the other hand, intergender wrestling hasn't been a 'thing' in WWE since the PG Era began in late 2008, so it was a huge shock to see Jax being attacked by male superstars.

But there's no denying it caused shockwaves on social media and it will probably make headline news around the world - so the real winner in this instance is of course Vince McMahon.

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