The 30th edition of the Royal Rumble is a historic one with two Royal Rumble matches on the card – the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match and the traditional 30-men Royal Rumble match. Apart from the two blockbuster matches the match card also features two very strong Title matches as well, with the Universal Championship on the line with three behemoths in Brock Lesnar (c), Kane and Braun Strowman colliding in the ring.
The WWE Championship will be defended by AJ Styles and rather peculiarly in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. The tag titles will also on the line from both RAW and SmackDown with Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan defending the RAW titles against Cesaro & Sheamus. The Usos will have to go through a 2-out-of-3-Falls Match against Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.
Interestingly, the Intercontinental Title and US Title have not been advertised on the card so far. That essentially means Bobby Roode (US Champion) and The Miz (Intercontinental Champion) may take part in the rumble match.
The event starts 7 ET/4 PT US time. In India, the live coverage will start from 3:30 am IST on 29th January. The pre-show starts 3:30 am IST, while the main show will be telecasted live from 5:30 pm IST onwards.
The winner of the massive melee will go on to challenge for a World Championship at WrestleMania 34. The 30th anniversary of Royal Rumble will come to the WWE Universe from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia