(CTN News) – There is no doubt that the Royal Rumble is one of the most anticipated events on the WWE calendar, providing fans with excitement through the 30-entrant tournament format in the two main matches.
This year’s event will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, January 27th.
As a result, these bouts offer social media-friendly highlights and often include surprise entries from celebrities and veterans, which generates a buzz before the winners move on to feature in Wrestlemania matches.
With major names such as CM Punk and Randy Orton returning to the ring, this will be the first premium live event of Royal Rumble 2024. The event also presents enticing opportunities for other prominent competitors, including a Hollywood superstar recently featured on WWE television.
Only a few wrestlers have been confirmed to participate so far, indicating potential surprisesunlike previous years, especially in Royal Rumble 2023.
Years have passed since there have been rumors of a showdown between The Rock and Roman Reigns, head of The Bloodline. When the actor referenced being ‘the head of the table,’ symbolizing Reigns’ long-standing position, fans became intrigued.
The recent announcement by WWE’s parent company TKO that Dwayne Johnson is appointed to their Board of Directors, with full ownership and rights to his iconic ‘The Rock’ name and associated merchandise, adds excitement to the possibility of his appearance in Florida, thereby increasing the anticipation for Wrestlemania.
Currently, the Royal Rumble card includes both the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble matches, featuring confirmed entrants such as CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Bayley, and Becky Lynch.
A number of wrestlers will be competing in this match, including CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, Gunther, Chad Gable, Otis, Akira Tozawa, Kofi Kingston, and Damian Priest (confirmed participants include CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, Gunther, Chad Gable,
It is confirmed that Bayley, Becky Lynch, Nia Jax, Bianca Belair, Maxxine Dupri and Ivy Nile will participate in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match will feature Roman Reigns versus AJ Styles versus Randy Orton versus LA Knight.
There will be a WWE United States Championship match between Logan Paul and Kevin Owens.