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.
Rusev’s WWE run started with him asserting his dominance in NXT. Once on the main roster “The Bulgaria Brute” captured the United States Championship, defending it against all challengers in often barbaric fashion. It didn’t take long for speculation to begin about how quickly Rusev would capture a world title. That talk has since faded.
What hasn’t disappeared from conversation is Rusev’s top notch in-ring talent and presence. He does possess the attributes of a main event competitor, he just needs an opportunity to prove himself. Winning the Royal Rumble would give him that.
Agile, powerful and incredibly aggressive, Rusev would give either the WWE Champion or Universal Champion all they could handle in their WrestleMania main event bout.
And if he walked away victorious, April 8, 2018 would rightfully be dubbed “Rusev Day”. |
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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