The Royal Rumble is an annual professional wrestling event held by WWE. The event was first introduced in 1988 and has since become one of the most popular and highly anticipated events on the WWE calendar.
The concept of the Royal Rumble match is a battle royal-style match where 30 wrestlers enter the ring at timed intervals, with the goal of eliminating each other by throwing them over the top rope. The last wrestler standing is declared the winner and earns a title shot at WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship event.
The first-ever Royal Rumble match took place in 1988 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hacksaw Jim Duggan won the inaugural match by eliminating One Man Gang to become the first-ever Royal Rumble winner.
Over the years, the Royal Rumble event has seen many iconic moments, including Stone Cold Steve Austin winning three Royal Rumbles in a row, Shawn Michaels becoming the first wrestler to win the match after entering as the number one entrant, and John Cena making a surprise return to win the match after being out for several months due to injury.
In addition to the Royal Rumble match, the event also features other matches, including championship matches and grudge matches between rival wrestlers. The event has been held in various locations throughout the years, including Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Today, the Royal Rumble remains one of WWE’s “Big Four” events, along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, and continues to draw millions of viewers from around the world.
How to watch WWE Royal Rumble
There are several ways to watch WWE Premium Live Events, such as the Royal Rumble:
Peacock: WWE is on Peacock, which offers live streaming of all pay-per-view events, as well as access to a vast library of WWE content, including past pay-per-view events.
Cable or satellite providers: Many cable and satellite providers offer WWE pay-per-view events for purchase. You can check with your provider to see if they offer this option.
Streaming services: Some streaming services, such as Hulu Live TV and Sling TV, offer WWE pay-per-view events as part of their subscription packages.
International broadcasts: WWE pay-per-view events are broadcast on various international channels, depending on the region. You can check with your local television provider to see if they offer the event.
Live events: WWE pay-per-view events are also held live in arenas around the world, so you can attend in person if you’re able to.