At this moment in time, the Royal Rumble card will have 74 Superstars competing, that’s more than any other pay-per-view in WWE history.
This weekend’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view is set to be a pretty big deal. Not only will we be treated to the regular Royal Rumble match which is always one of the most anticipated matches of the year, but there will also be a women’s Royal Rumble for the first time ever. The best thing about both matches is that neither of them has a clear winner.
The night isn’t all about those two matches either and there will also be a number of championship bouts. AJ Styles defending his WWE Title against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a handicap match, a triple threat for the Universal Championship, plus both sets of tag titles will be on the line.
Basically, that adds up to an awful lot of humanity, a total of 74 Superstars competing on one pay-per-view. As you can see from the tweet below that is more than any other pay-per-view in WWE’s history. You’ll notice that the tweet actually claims there will be 76 Superstars competing at the Royal Rumble. That’s because it was written before the Cruiserweight Championship match was removed after Enzo Amore was released.
— Phillipa Mariee (@SCFC_WWE) January 23, 2018
The need to drop the Cruiserweight Title match from the card is likely a blessing in disguise. Even though the Royal Rumble will be a four-hour event, with two 30 person matches, it is going to be a tall order fitting all of the above bouts into one night. Someone will undoubtedly be putting their championship on the line during the kickoff show, and it will almost definitely be either the Raw or SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
74 Superstars. 60 of which will be competing in Royal Rumble matches. The stage is well and truly set for Sunday night to be perhaps the biggest Royal Rumble ever on what will be the show’s 30th anniversary. As always it will be the true beginning of the Road to WrestleMania and this year there will be more on the line than ever before.
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