The WWE will be live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on January 29, 2017. In Royal Rumble tradition, the event will host a 30-man over-the-top-rope elimination match that is headlined by a WWE Championship bout between AJ Styles and John Cena after the pair have had an excellent year of ratings on SmackDown Live.
However, there also have been rumors of a second world championship match being added to the card with Kevin Owens facing Brock Lesnar for his Universal Championship. As well as this triple threat match for a world title being advertised it has been said that Goldberg vs The Undertaker is possible but not confirmed yet.
In addition to these two top matches featuring stars from Monday Night Raw and Thursday Night SmackDown Live, there has been some speculation about big returns for Royal Rumble 2017.
The Rock and Goldberg return at the Rumble
The Rock’s name has been mentioned as a possible surprise entrant at number 30 and with him working on new movies it is not completely out of the question. Also, another popular theory among fans is that Goldberg will make his come back during the Royal Rumble match and will go on to win the main event.
Even if these two legends do not return to face each other it would still be a fantastic show with all of the newly formed rivalries finishing on such an important night. Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho looks set to be great and we could also see Styles again go one-on-one against Dean Ambrose after their feud was put on hold when Styles moved to SmackDown Live.
Along with all of this, there is the chance that Royal Rumble 2017 will be used as a platform to build up new stars for WWE’s future. Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, and Akira Tozawa are all names being thrown around but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling event that takes place every January.
The 2017 Royal Rumble takes place on January 29 in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome. It will be the thirty-first annual Royal Rumble.
Royal Rumble is an event in which wrestlers are eliminated until one wrestler remains and wins the match. The winner earns a world championship match at WrestleMania 32 for their brand’s (or brand name’s) top championship.
The winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania.
The Royal Rumble can be seen as the third most important pay-per-view of the year, behind Wrestlemania and Summer Slam. WrestleMania is WWE’s flagship show, it is Super Bowl. It will be held on two days this year–Sunday, April 2, and Monday, April 3, both at the same arena.
The Rumble match is more predictable than you think
The Royal Rumble event can be compared to American football’s playoffs. The winner of the Rumble match goes on to headline WrestleMania against the champion of his/her choice (no one else gets a shot at that belt). Who wins the Rumble match has typically been obvious about six weeks beforehand. However, some years it had not been decided beforehand due to injuries or personal commitments and sometimes just because management was screwing with everyone by creating false finishes just for fun.
WWE Royal Rumble 2017 will be a great event with some amazing matches. The 30-man elimination match is headlined by the SmackDown Live Championship bout between AJ Styles and John Cena, but there have been rumors of a second world championship being added to the card as well as this triple threat match for a world title being advertised it’s possible that we could see Kevin Owens face Brock Lesnar for his Universal title. As always, make sure you tune in on January 29th at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST!