WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Date News Rumors Matches Predictions. This Sunday Royal Rumble 2018 Event Fix. It Will Live At 5:00 ET at Philadelphia.
Double your pleasure and double your fun with TWO WWE Royal Rumble 2018 matches this year! One for the men and one for the women!
With Christmas and all the other big holidays out of the way, it’s time for the best annual WWE gimmick PPV there is, WWE Royal Rumble 2018. Introduced as a cable special in 1988, Royal Rumble has become one of the most anticipated events on the company’s calendar. Based around the match of the same name, the main event has 30 men fight it out in a free-for-all for a shot at one of the top titles.
This year is a very special one, as it features two – count ‘em, TWO – Royal Rumbles!
WHEN IS WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018?
The show will take place on Sunday, January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The night before, WWE will present NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia.
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 MATCHES
Winner gets a shot at either the WWE Championship or Universal Championship at WrestleMania
Thirty men pick numbers from one to thirty at random. From that order, they enter the ring one at a time, about a minute and a half apart. The only way one can be eliminated is via being thrown over the top rope with both feet touching the floor. Whoever is the last man standing by the end gets to choose which title they want to challenge for at WrestleMania.
As it is right now, the only confirmed entrants are Elias, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena, Finn Balor, Baron Corbin, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Rusev, Aiden English, Fandango, Tyler Breeze, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, and last year’s winner Randy Orton. Samoa Joe was going to be in the match, building towards some kind of rivalry with John Cena, but he got injured and won’t be competing.
WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Winner gets a shot at either the WWE Raw Women’s Championship or the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania
During a big brawl in the ring between the Raw women’s division, Stephanie McMahon appeared to announce that for the first time ever, there would be an all-woman Royal Rumble match. Same rules, just with a gender flip. While this will be the first of its kind, former female competitors Chyna, Beth Phoenix, and Kharma have had experience in previous Rumbles.
Expect the full female roster of both Raw and SmackDown to appear, as well as a bunch of NXT names and some names from yesteryear. Well, all but the two champs. Currently, Asuka, Naomi, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax, Natayla, Ruby Riott, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville,Carmella, Tamina, Lana, Liv Morgan, Sara Logan, Mickie James, Becky Lynch, Alicia Fox, and Dana Brooke are confirmed.
Despite being a major player going in, Paige is removed from the match due to what appears to be a career-ending injury.
BRAUN STROWMAN VS. BROCK LESNAR (C) VS. KANE
Triple threat for the Universal Championship
Braun Strowman and Kane have had a lengthy war with each other, stemming from Kane trying to outright murder Braun with a garbage truck. Their battles have led to a singles match to determine who would face Brock at Royal Rumble. The two had a double count-out, followed by Braun dominating Kane and laying him out.
Braun argued that he won the fight, so he should be #1 contender. Kane argued that unlike Braun, Kane has never been defeated by Brock. A frightened Kurt Angle decided to just make it a triple threat. Regardless of the news, Brock cleared the ring of his enemies. Kane took an F5 from that brawl and sat up a moment later.
A few weeks later, they had another confrontation where this time Kane chokeslammed Brock. Brock sat back up and laughed it off. They got in a brawl a week later, but this time, Braun showed up, beat them down, then used a grappling hook to drop a wall on them. Braun was initially fired for this, but raised enough hell backstage to get reinstated out of fear.
AJ STYLES (C) VS. KEVIN OWENS AND SAMI ZAYN
Handicap match for the WWE Championship
Shane McMahon’s hatred for Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn has gotten worse by the week. Again and again, he attempts to bring some control over the duo, but they keep sliding by. Daniel Bryan feels that Shane is letting his own feelings get the better of him at the loss of his leadership, but Bryan’s defense of Owens and Zayn has at times been borderline suspicious.
Owens and Zayn have each had non-title matches with AJ Styles with the other hanging out by ringside. Each time, Shane ejected the third wheel and each time, they used that to their advantage by unfairly defeating Styles. Styles has been frustrated with this and Bryan’s decided to make a handicap match for the title.
JASON JORDAN AND SETH ROLLINS (C) VS. THE BAR
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
After Sheamus, Cesaro, and Samoa Joe busted up Dean Ambrose’s arm, Kurt Angle had his son Jason Jordan tag with Rollins for a title match. The two came out the winners, but they haven’t been able to work out like a team otherwise. Rollins finds Jordan too smug and impulsive, which has indeed cost them a six-man tag match, but otherwise, Jordan’s schemes have inexplicably worked out for both of them.
THE USOS (C) VS. CHAD GABLE AND SHELTON BENJAMIN
Best 2 out of 3 falls for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Gable and Benjamin won a Fatal 4-Way to earn the right to a tag title match. For a second, it seemed like they won, but due to the wrong wrestler pinning the wrong opponent, neither wrestler in the ending was legal and the match was restarted. The Usos retained, upsetting the challengers. The two demanded justice for this and were rewarded with a best 2 out of 3 showdown at Royal Rumble.
ENZO AMORE (C) VS. CEDRIC ALEXANDER
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Initially, Rich Swann was supposed to challenge for the title, but he has…legal stuff…happening and we won’t be hearing from him for a while. To cover, WWE put together a mini-tournament to figure out a new #1 contender. Cedric Alexander won and got a title shot. He dominated Enzo and ultimately won, albeit through count-out because of Enzo’s leg seemingly being damaged. They’re going to face each other one more time.
Also, to combat Enzo’s Zo Train henchmen, Cedric’s become buddies with none other than Goldust.
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 RUMORS AND LIKELY MATCHES
Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler looks very possible. Ziggler won the United States Championship and abruptly left WWE, vacating the belt. Roode won a tournament that was initially set to end at Royal Rumble, but instead had its finals on SmackDown. It’s likely that Ziggler will return to insist that he’s the one true champion, as has happened before with Shawn Michaels and CM Punk.
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