At the historic 2018 Royal Rumble in Phildalephia, Shinsuke Nakamura won the Men’s Royal Rumble, Asuka won the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble and Ronda Rousey debuted! Kareem Black and I were there all night capturing behind the scenes of the Superstars for a WWE.com gallery and an Instagram Story. Below are some of my favorites. See the entire gallery HERE.

Ronda Rousey backstage after her debut

Shinsuke Nakamura after his Royal Rumble win

Rey Mysterio returns as a surprise entrant

Kelly Kelly, The Bella Twins, Maria Menounos, Sasha Banks and Asuka before the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match

The 29th entrant into the Men’s Royal Rumble Match, Goldust

Roman Reigns in gorilla before he goes out on stage

The Bella Twins are back! Rhyno preps for his match.

Mojo Rawley and Kairi Sane joke around backstage

Triple H speaking to the women before their historic Royal Rumble Match

AJ Styles retains the title. Triple H, Ric Flair as the KFC Colonel, and Stephanie McMahon take a selfie.

Photography by Kareem Black
Production & Photo Direction by Christine Reilly
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