Tonight, we kick off the road to Wrestlemania with the highly anticipated Royal Rumble. This year's Royal Rumble is going to be historic, with the first EVER 30-woman Royal Rumble match. Never, in the history of WWE/WWF, has there been a women's Royal Rumble this large (in the 2000s, there was a Raw match that consisted of 7 women. It was the match where we saw Gail Kim win the Women's Championship. This was her debut match).
With this Royal Rumble match, the rules will be the same as the men's match, where competitors will throw one another over the top rope until the last person is standing. The winner will face the champion at Wrestlemania.
As far as the 30-Man Royal Rumble match, there has been a lot of buzz about who may or may not make an appearance in this match. I've heard Kurt Angle's name being thrown around, Batista, and even The Undertaker. In fact, The Undertaker has been hanging out backstage at WWE events and was even seen in PA. I think it's one of those things where we will have to see what happens.
Not only are the Royal Rumble matches generating A TON of buzz, the championship matches are also being talked about.
The WWE Smackdown Championship between The Usos and Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin has also generated buzz. Champs The Usos have had their hands full with Gable and Benjamin. I am actually impressed with how far Gable and Benjamin have come, but I love The Usos. Welcome Gable and Benjamin to the Uso Penitentiary.
Other matches include: Bobby Roode VS. TBD (Open Challenge), Gallows and Anderson VS The Revivial, and a 205 Live 6-man Tag Team Match.
The 205 Live Championship match was canceled due to Enzo Amore being fired for allegations of sexual assault. The Championship was vacated soon after. This week, 205 Live will announce a new General Manager, and that manager will announce plans for the championship.
Tune into WWE Network tonight for the pre-show, and the highly anticipated Royal Rumble. You won't want to miss it!!