Prior to the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match, Sasha Banks and Vickie Guerrero reflect on the enormous influence of the late WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero.02/01/2018 - 18:15
An explosive mix of returning, established and up-and-coming Superstars put themselves into the driver's seat as The Road to WrestleMania begins with a historic Royal Rumble event.02/01/2018 - 11:45
During Royal Rumble 2018 weekend, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H recognized the generosity and inspiration of high school classmates Charles Thompson Jr. and Shaunquis before introducing them to a few of their favorite Superstars.01/29/2018 - 01:15
Ronda Rousey explains her lifelong dream of becoming a WWE Superstar and her admiration for WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper before "dropping a big fat hint" about her intentions for WrestleMania 34.01/29/2018 - 01:00
The New Day's Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods show off the muscle they brought to the 2018 Men's Royal Rumble Match and make a big prediction about what the WWE Universe should watch for at Royal Rumble 2019.01/29/2018 - 00:15
Rey Mysterio reflects on the warm welcome he received from the WWE Universe after making his surprise return during the 2018 Royal Rumble Match.01/28/2018 - 22:30
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:
- The object of the Royal Rumble Match is to throw your opponent over the top rope. Both feet must touch the floor for their elimination to be official.
- The Royal Rumble features 30 of only the elite Superstars of WWE from Raw, SmackDown and ECW.
- Two Superstars drawn at random start the match. New Superstars enter the Rumble every 90 seconds.
- The last man standing in the ring is the winner and gets an opportunity at a World Champion in the main event at WrestleMania.
- The luck of the draw can be vital in the Rumble. Superstars who randomly draw the first two spots in the match have much less of a chance of winning than the lucky soul who grabs No. 30. However, as some past winners have shown, drawing No. 1 is not a death knell to WrestleMania main event dreams.
The only way to witness this annual spectacular is to watch it live on pay-per-view on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Mecca of sports-entertainment, New York City's Madison Square Garden.