The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Royal Rumble event set to take place on Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company’s annual beginning of the year showcase featuring its most popular gimmick match. It will crown the next number one contender to either the Raw (Universal) or SmackDown Live (World) championship. And this year, the women get a Rumble too!
We’re still five weeks away from the gates opening in the City of Brotherly Love but the card is starting to take shape.
- Royal Rumble (Men)
So far, Elias is the only wrestler to declare entry.
- Royal Rumble (Women)
Stephanie McMahon announced on this past week’s episode of Monday Night Raw that the first women’s Royal Rumble match will take place on this show. No word just yet on how many entrants there will be. As of now, Naomi is the only wrestler to declare she will be in, though it’s safe to assume the entirety of the women’s roster, excluding the two champions, will be in the match.
- Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane (Universal championship)
They booked a Strowman vs. Kane top contender match but when that ended in a double countout and the two started arguing with Lesnar over a title shot, they were both granted one. That’s a strange thing, in its own way, awarding two wrestlers a title shot they couldn’t outright earn with a victory, but whatever.
That’s all they have set so far but there’s plenty of time to fill out the rest of the card, not to mention figure out who all will be entering the Royal Rumble matches.