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: Chris Jericho
Height: 6′ 0”
Weight: 227 lbs.
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
A corner stone of Jericho’s entire career has been making history. Among his many accolades in WWE, he’s the first ever Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion and a record 9-time Intercontinental Champion. In fact, he’s one of the most decorated Superstars of all time. Now he’s looking to add more gold…outside WWE.
It’s been announced that Jericho will challenge Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship at New Japan’s annual Tokyo Dome event Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4, 2018.
Here’s where it gets more interesting and potentially more historic. Jericho has never won a Royal Rumble match. He could walk into a major WWE event carrying a New Japan Pro Wrestling title, win and become #1 contender, then challenge the current WWE or Universal champion at WrestleMania while holding a championship from another promotion. |
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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