The 26th annual WWE Royal Rumble will come to you, live on pay-per-view, tomorrow night (January 27) at 8/7c from the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ. Here is the final card for the event, including a list of confirmed Royal Rumble Match entrants:
- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match
- WWE Championship: The Shield Banned: CM Punk (c) vs. The Rock
- World Heavyweight Championship: Last Man Standing: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Big Show
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Team Hell No (c) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
- United States Championship: Pre-Show Exclusive: Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. The Miz
Confirmed Royal Rumble Match Participants: John Cena, Ryback, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler (must choose to enter at either #1 or #2), The Miz, Wade Barrett, Antonio Cesaro, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, & Bo Dallas
In the Royal Rumble Match, two Superstars (one of which will be Dolph Ziggler) will start the match and, ever 90 seconds, another competitor will enter the match. This will continue until all 30 Superstars have entered the Rumble Match. Elimination occurs when a competitor is thrown over-the-top rope with both feet landing on the floor. The winner of the Royal Rumble Match will earn a guaranteed shot at either the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIX.
In the WWE Championship match, if The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns) interfere in the match, then CM Punk will be stripped of the WWE Title.
The World Heavyweight Championship will be decided in a Last Man Standing Match where the first man to incapacitate their opponent to the point of them not being able to answer the referee’s ten-count by getting to their feet will win the match and the World Heavyweight Title.
Bo Dallas won an eight-man, one day NXT tournament at the Royal Rumble Fan Fest in Phoenix, defeating fellow NXT competitors Luke Harper, Leo Kruger, & Conor O’Brian to earn a spot in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match.
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