This was the fourth annual Royal Rumble event to take place within the WTX Universe. It was the first event to take place in 2015 and was the follow up to RAW exclusive event Vengeance, followed in February by SmackDown's No Way Out.
The show featured seven matches, featuring two matches from each respective brand, from RAW the show featured Randy Orton facing off against former tag team partner Edge, who Orton walked out on during a World Tag Team Championship match on an episode of RAW prior to the event. The second match from RAW saw the World Heavyweight Championship be contested between The Great Destroyer and former champion Seth Rollins, who had invoked his rematch clause for the event.
From NXT, the show first featured Bray Wyatt, who was being haunted by mysterious vignettes for weeks heading into the event, revealed to be the returning Sting, as the two would face off at the event. And in NXT's main event, the NXT Championship was contested between former allies from the faction The Fallen, as Batista defended against Raven and AJ Styles, after Raven had destroyed the group, attacking Batista and saying Batista used them to get to the top.
From SmackDown, the show featured a Women's Championship match as Paige defended her championship against up and coming star Havok, as well as a WWE Championship defence from the longest reigning champion Brock Lesnar as he was scheduled to defend against Ultimate Warrior and Triple H. The show also featured a 30-Man Royal Rumble, with 10 participants from each brand competing for a world championship main event match at WrestleMania IV.
In the opening match of the show, Edge defeated Randy Orton via submission, the match was followed by the Women's Championship match from SmackDown, with Havok defeating Paige off of a Chokeslam to win her first championship within the WTX Universe, ending Paige's lengthy reign. In the third match, the returning Sting defeated Bray Wyatt via submission, forcing Wyatt to submit to the Scorpion Deathlock.
In the first world championship match of the night, The Great Destroyer retained the World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Seth Rollins via pinfall after hitting The Downward Spiral. The second world championship match saw Brock Lesnar also retain his championship, pinning Triple H off of an F5. In the third and final world championship match of the night, Batista also retained his championship, submitting Raven to the Batista Bite.
|1||Edge def. Randy Orton||Singles Match||4:37|
|2||Havok def. Paige (c)||Singles Match for Women's Championship||3:41|
|3||Sting def. Bray Wyatt||Singles Match||7:40|
|4||The Great Destroyer (c) def. Seth Rollins||Singles Match for World Heavyweight Championship||6:39|
|5||Brock Lesnar (c) def. Triple H & Ultimate Warrior||Triple Threat Match for WWE Championship||6:06|
|6||Batista (c) def. Raven & AJ Styles||Triple Threat Match for NXT Championship||9:32|
|7||Rusev won, last eliminating Damien Sandow||40-Man Royal Rumble Match for World Championship Match at WrestleMania IV||37:51|
Royal Rumble Eliminations
|#||Entrant||Order of Elimination||Eliminated by||Time||Eliminations|
|1||Titus O'Neil||2||Wade Barrett||2:09||1|
|2||Razor Ramon||1||Titus O'Neil||1:50||0|
|10||Kevin Nash||10||Brodus Clay||3:09||1|
|11||Brodus Clay||14||Yoshi Tatsu||4:24||2|
|12||Bobby Roode||9||Kevin Nash||0:24||0|
|13||Yoshi Tatsu||15||Corey Graves||3:04||3|
|15||Tyson Kidd||12||Brodus Clay||0:26||0|
|16||Corey Graves||20||Eddie Guerrero & Erick Rowan||5:55||2|
|17||Gregory Helms||16||Corey Graves||0:40||0|
|18||Big E||18||Alberto Del Rio||3:43||0|
|19||Alberto Del Rio||19||Eddie Guerrero||3:10||2|
|20||Luke Harper||17||Alberto Del Rio||0:58||0|
|21||Erick Rowan||21||Eddie Guerrero||3:14||1|
|22||Eddie Guerrero||24||Bo Dallas & Heath Slater||3:50||3|
|26||Heath Slater||25||Leo Kruger||2:50||1|
|27||Leo Kruger||30||Randy Savage||5:40||0|
|28||Don C. Nut||26||Dean Ambrose||1:23||0|
|31||Randy Savage||38||Damien Sandow & Rusev||9:37||5|
|32||King Kong Bundy||29||Ryback||0:47||0|
|34||Shawn Michaels||34||Randy Savage||2:15||1|