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: Matt Hardy
Height: 6′ 2”
Weight: 236 lbs.
From: Cameron, NC
Matt and his younger brother Jeff are known the world over as death-defying tag team The Hardys. In singles competition, however, Matt, who has held a number of significant singles titles, falls somewhat in the shadow of his former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion sibling. For those who’ve followed Matt’s career closely, they’ve witnessed him continue to both evolve and reinvent himself, while at the same time endear himself to fans whether he’s the good guy or the bad guy. Winning the Royal Rumble match would thrust Matt into the main event, a position his cult-like following believes he would flourish in. Should the quirky, durable veteran go on to win the WWE or Universal title, he’d possibly become one of the most popular champions of all time.
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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