The WWE’s Royal Rumble event, one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year, will take place on January 28th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Fans are eagerly awaiting the event for quite a few reasons. In fact, the hype is so real that the event will be breaking even more records.
The upcoming Royal Rumble event will be the first pay-per-view under the direction of Triple H, who took on the role of head of WWE Creative last year. This has generated significant anticipation among fans, who are eager to witness the impact of Triple H’s leadership and creative direction on the event and the storylines leading up to it.
There is a lot of interest in seeing how he will make the event his own and what unexpected elements he may incorporate. Triple H is currently working on creating his first storyline for WrestleMania. As Ringside News exclusively reported, the card for WrestleMania 39 is already in place, and it is now just a matter of arriving at their destination.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the upcoming Royal Rumble Premium Live Event is set to smash even more records.
“Due to the increase in Peacock subscribers, which hit 20 million at the end of 2022 (just over double the number of one year ago and roughly 48 percent more than at WrestleMania), it is a virtual lock that more Americans will watch this PPV than any Royal Rumble in history.
It will very likely beat either day of last year’s WrestleMania, which are the two record holders for most Americans watching a WWE PPV show in history. The record will also almost surely be broken for both days of WrestleMania.”
In addition, the live gate record for the Rumble was broken some time back. As of press time there were 42,972 tickets distributed with a live gate that has topped $7 million.
It was the largest live gate for any U.S. WWE event in history that wasn’t called WrestleMania, and beat most WrestleManias.
There was hope of hitting $8 million, a number that would equal or surpass Clash at the Castle ($8,020,000) for the largest non-WrestleMania live gate in pro wrestling history. The secondary market get-in price is $36. They will announce a figure in excess of 50,000 since they’ve already used that number on television.
With the current advance, the show trails only WrestleManias from 2012 to 2019 as well as both shows in 2022 and will also trail both shows from 2023 when they are over. For now, it will wind up being either the 11th or 12th largest gate in the history of pro wrestling, depending on if it tops the Clash at the Castle number.”
Royal Rumble weekend will be an ‘all hands on deck’ situation for WWE. WWE has also held internal meetings for Royal Rumble pitches. Keep checking back at Ringside News as we will provide play-by-play coverage of the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event on January 28th.
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