Royal Rumble 2008 News Archive

Our fans' picks for the Rumble draw

Which WWE Superstar will you be cheering for when the Royal Rumble rolls into Madison Square Garden on Jan. 27? It's no secret that whoever draws spot No. 30 is at a clear advantage over whoever picks No. 1. We asked our fans who they'd like to see in the most valuable and the most disadvantageous spots in this year's Rumble.

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Royal Rumble 101

For 20 years, the Road to WrestleMania has begun with the Royal Rumble Match, a 30-man over-the-top rope war where the winner earns an opportunity to face a World Champion on the grandest stage of them all. For that reason alone, a spot in the Royal Rumble Match itself is one of the most coveted opportunities in sports-entertainment. What is the Royal Rumble Match and what are its rules? Here is a refresher course:

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Rumble in Manhattan

If history is any indication of what's to come at WWE's next pay-per-view, Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx will have nothing on WWE's Royal Rumble at Madison Square Garden.

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Foley and Hornswoggle's fighting chance

As a college student, Mick Foley hitchhiked to Madison Square Garden to see Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leap from the top of a 15-foot-high steel cage onto Don Muraco -- the night Foley credits as the inspiration for his championship career. Now, it looks like it has come full circle.

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Flair to take on MVP at Royal Rumble

WWE.com has been informed that Ric Flair has accepted the challenge laid down by United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter, and the two will meet at Royal Rumble in a Career Threatening Match for Flair. The legendary "Nature Boy" must retire following the next match he loses, and while Flair has managed to stay afloat to this point after successful clashes with Umaga and Triple H, the Ballin' Superstar has made it his mission to end the 16-time World Champion's illustrious career.

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Phenom and Animal to Rumble at MSG

Question: What has seven World Championships, two Royal Rumble Match victories and a chance to earn the opportunity to be in a World Title Match at WrestleMania for the second straight year? Answer: The combined resume of Batista and Undertaker, the two latest entrants into the 2008 Royal Rumble Match.

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Royal Rumble sold out

While 120 minutes may seem like an insignificant amount of time to most people, that's all the time it took for our fans to sell out WWE's annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which will take place at New York City's historic Madison Square Garden.

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Royal Rumble ticket information

Special Attention: Local Tri-State Area WWE Fans, an important announcment will be made at the Thursday, December 27 SmackDown/ECW live event at the Izod Center at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ regarding on-sale information for the Royal Rumble.

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Jeff Hardy: Warrior on a mission

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The best coaches in the nation teach visualization. They train their athletes to mentally see their goals being achieved -- whether they are a field goal, a home run or that elusive championship -- and then physically follow through to make them happen.

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Droz' Two Cents: Royal Rumble predictions

Hopefully all of you are ready for Armageddon; let's see how I can do on this one.

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