Bengaluru, Oct 3: Royal Rumble is one of the big four PPVs of the year alongside Wrestlemania, Survivor Series, and Summerslam.
Every year in the month of January we get the PPV which starts the build up for the biggest PPV of the year i.e. Wrestlemania.
This year too will be no different. But the doubt was with the location of the PPV. As per the rumors, Royal Rumble was supposed to be hosted by the Staples center in Los Angeles, California where this week’s Monday Night Raw will take place. So, prior to the show, we got the confirmation from WWE that this is not the actual schedule.
Next year we will kick-start the PPV event on January 29th from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This will be after 19 long years since WWE is returning to the Alamodome with the annual Royal Rumble PPV.
Previously, in the year 1997 the venue hosted the same PPV in which Stone Cold was the winner to the much delight of the fans.
Next year too, the same excitement can be expected since this time around the winner will get the opportunity to choose the championship opportunity of his wish.
This time around WWE has brought back the tradition of having two prime champions on both the Raw and Smackdown show.
For the past few years there has been the contender for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and most importantly WWE fans were not pleased with the winners.
As for the record, in 2010, Edge was the last ever winner whom WWE fans thought as the deserved one. For the next few years, the winners like Roman Reigns, Batista, Sheamus or Del Rio were booed out of the building.
In combined, 30 superstars are allowed in the Rumble match from both Raw and Smackdown. So, it can be assumed that 15 from Raw and 15 from Smackdown will make entry into the match. Plus, a couple of surprise appearances like Finn Balor and the Undertaker are also expected.