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.
Flamboyant, charismatic, and vicious with his hands, feet, arms and legs, “The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura is a sensation. Arguably the most popular grappler in the history of New Japan Pro Wrestling, he departed the Land of the Rising Sun to continue his championship reputation in America.
Arriving in NXT to huge fanfare, it didn’t take long for Nakamura to strike his way to an unforgettable NXT title reign.
Now on WWE’s main roster, and with his NJPW rival AJ Styles on top of the mountain as WWE Champion, many are expecting Nakamura to win the Rumble to guarantee another epic clash with Styles. Only this time it would be on the biggest stage in the business – WrestleMania.
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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