WWE: Royal Rumble 2015 set for 40-man brawl in Philadelphia

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WWE fans are certainly in need of some good news. It has been a terrible year for WWE and its huge fanbase, but maybe just maybe, 2015 can be a whole different story.

The wrestling company announced on Tuesday that they will be kicking off next year with a massive bang, with reports confirming that an epic 40-man brawl will take place next January at Royal Rumble, according to reports

Good decision

It seems that more is better for WWE, with 40 participants being used for the first time since 2011. And Ringside Xcess believe that the decision to move back to a 40-man Royal Rumble is an excellent one.

"40-man Rumble should've stayed all along. More slots for one-offs and NXT stars," Ringside Xcess tweeted on Wednesday.

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WWE announced on Tuesday at their SmackDown tapings in Philadelphia that the 2015 Royal Rumble will be staged at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly.

The city has always had a strong WWE following, and the wrestling company chose wisely with their decision to stage the pay-per-view in the sports entertainment mad city.

New year new possibilities

It is crucial that 2015's Royal Rumble is hugely successful after the aftermath of this year's one left a sour taste in everyone's mouth.

The majority of WWE fans were left shocked and disappointed nine months ago when popular wrestler CM Punk left the company the day after Royal Rumble after a dispute with Vince McMahon.

It's important that next year's Royal Rumble puts to bed those painful memories for WWE, but it's unlikely that the Punk chants will dwindle anytime soon.


WWE's move to feature 40 wrestlers at the 2015 Royal Rumble could be seen as quite controversial in some quarters. The 2011 Royal Rumble was the last one of its kind to include 40 participants, but ever since then, WWE has decided to stick to the traditional 30-man format.

We will have to wait and see whether next year's Royal Rumble lives up to its early billing, but one thing's for sure, it's going to get hectic in the ring.


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