He’s doubled over, gasping for air, his vision is blurry and he’s planning on how to take down his opponent when the bell rings and another foe enters. Then another adversary comes in, and this process repeats until there are thirty men in the ring. It is chaos, it is a do or die situation, it is the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match!
Thirty male Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will battle for bragging rights and ultimate glory when the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match invades the award-winning WWE Network on Sunday, the 27th of January. The winner of the massive melee will go on to challenge for a World Championship at WrestleMania 35.
The Royal Rumble is a pay-per-view consisting of the Royal Rumble match, title matches, and various other matches. The first Royal Rumble event took place on January 24, 1988, and was broadcast live on the USA Network.
The 2008 Royal Rumble was the first WWE pay-per-view to be available in high-definition and the 2018 Royal Rumble was the first to include a women’s Royal Rumble match, which was the main event for that year.
How it works
The Men’s Royal Rumble Match dates back to 1988. It is a very high-stake free-for-all extravaganza involving all the major superstars of the WWE. It starts with two participants, and Superstars enter the ring at equal intervals, this interval and the order of entry is pre-decided and cannot be changed. This continues until all 30 Superstars have come into the ring and the fight has ensued. Elimination occurs when a Superstar is thrown over the top rope, and both of his feet hit the floor. The last Superstar in the ring will be declared the victor of the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.
The WWE hasn’t announced the entire Rumble field, so the numbers could change, although most of the members of the WWE roster that you’d expect to enter have already confirmed their entry or the WWE has booked them for one of the other matches on the card.
The 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match is going to be a hell of a contest so make sure you tune in and watch your favorite superstars battle it out!