The WWE Raw commentator team had a hard time while hyping the sports entertainment company’s next PPV (pay-per-view) event.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.
A few matches for the event have already been announced for the show. Lesnar will defend the Universal Title against Kane and Braun Strowman at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV event.
Stephanie McMahon has officially announced that the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match would take place at the Royal Rumble PPV event.
The initial pitch for the Women’s Royal Rumble match back in November featured 15 participants. WWE will now do more than 15 participants. This is based on how hard WWE is pushing the match and some of the reactions from female stars of the past.
The women’s Royal Rumble marks another milestone in WWE’s women’s evolution, which has placed a spotlight on its female performers, involving them in more prominent storylines, with deeper character development and longer matches.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Miami, FL at the AmericanAirlines Arena on the USA Network, Michael Cole, Booker T, and Corey Graves attempted to hype some of the matches on the card. However, they were struggling to say the least. If the video doesn’t play, then please click here.
Here is the updated card for the sports entertainment company’s next PPV (pay-per-view) event:
--- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match: John Cena, Elias, Finn Balor, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, TBA
--- WWE Universal Title Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
--- Women’s Royal Rumble Match: Asuka, Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Paige, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, TBA
--- WWE United States Title Tournament Finals
WWE will be holding an NXT Takeover special on 1/27/18, RAW on 1/29/18 and SmackDown Live on 1/30/18.
All four events listed above will be held at the Wells Fargo Center, which marks the first time WWE has held four events in a row at that arena. WWE held the Royal Rumble event in Philadelphia back in 2004 and 2015.
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