LiquidAE.com is counting down to the WWE Royal Rumble event on January 28, 2018. Taking place live from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, this will be its 30th anniversary.
The Royal Rumble match is a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor.
The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion or WWE Universal Champion.
WWE Superstar: Kurt Angle
Height: 6′ 0”
Weight: 220 lbs.
From: Pittsburg, PA
Kurt Angle may not be the destructive ring warrior he was in his prime, but the 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE Hall of Famer is still pretty good. Is he good enough, though, to outlast 29 other and mostly younger Superstars in a Royal Rumble match? We’re thinking yes. Physically the multi-time would champion wouldn’t have to do too much. Since his initial arrival in WWE Angle’s been one of the best in-ring storytellers ever.
The idea of him smartly surviving a grind-it-out Rumble would be believable. His victory would allow him to once again battle Brock Lesnar for a world title. Their feud over the WWE Championship is the stuff of legend, and let’s not forget their clash over the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in Japan. Much has changed for both men over the years. Angle walking into WrestleMania as the #1 contender to “The Beast” would both nostalgic and epic. |
Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena (’13), Batista (’14), Roman Reigns (’15), Triple H (’16), Randy Orton (’17)
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