(PCM) WWE will be returning to Texas to host the 2017 Royal Rumble. The event takes place on January 29th at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The last time WWE hosted the Royal Rumble was way back in 1997. This year’s event is gearing up to be memorable, with many big names returning to the squared circle to get their rumble on.
The Royal Rumble first premiered in 1988 and was televised on the USA Network. The Rumble was the idea of WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, and has become a staple of WWE’S programming. The event also marks the beginning of the WrestleMania season. The winner of the Royal Rumble which features 30 Superstars, gets a title shot at WrestleMania which some to refer to as the showcase of the immortals. WrestleMania by far is WWE’S biggest event of the year. So, it’s not rocket science that all the wrestlers in the Royal Rumble will do whatever it takes to throw their opponent over the top rope, and get their shot at the title.
Thirty Superstars, including a returning Bill Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Braun Strowman have been announced thus far. Hopefully Goldberg and Lesnar have more time in the ring than their lackluster match at Survivor Series 2016. The match only lasted one minute and twenty- four seconds, and saw Goldberg pin Lesnar after two spears and a jackhammer.
Other matches announced so far:
Raw Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair Vs Bailey
WWE Universal Championship Kevin Owens Vs Roman Reigns (Chris Jericho will be suspended in a shark cage above the ring)
WWE Champion AJ Styles Vs John Cena
This year’s Rumble will the 30th in the Royal Rumble chronology. The show will feature Superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown brands. Tune into the WWE Network and check out the show.