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: Shane McMahon
Height: 6′ 2”
Weight: 230 lbs.
From: New York City
Too often when Shane’s in-ring action is discussed, emphasis is put on the fact he’s “not a wrestler”. Truth be told, he is. And quite a good one, actually, especially when one accounts for the physical storytelling and psychology aspects of professional wrestling. Shane has an extensive catalog of memorable moments and matches against some of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. What he doesn’t have to his credit, however, is a world championship reign. His recent personally-charged feud with former Universal Champion Kevin Owens, who disrespected Shane’s wife and children, and also head-butted his father, could continue into a major title program. Let’s say Owens goes on to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Imagine to the degree their rocky rivalry would intensify if an already incensed Shane won the Royal Rumble match to become the #1 contender. Revenge and a world title reign would be greater incentive.
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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