WWE Royal Rumble 2018: Participants, matches, timings in India; All you need to know

28 January 2018, 05:10 PM
WWE will presents its first ever women's Royal Rumble in 2018 (Source- Stephanie McMahon's Twitter)
WWE will presents its first ever women's Royal Rumble in 2018 (Source- Stephanie McMahon's Twitter)

We are just a few hours away from one of the biggest events of WWE- Royal Rumble. The 31st edition of the historic pay per view will feature not one but two Royal Rumble matches.

For the first time ever in the history of WWE, women superstars from Raw, Smackdown and NXT will compete in their own Rumble match.

Fans have seen Beth Phoenix, Karma and Chyna enter the men’s Rumble match but this is the first time that all the female superstars on the main roster will feature in one Rumble match.

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The rules of the match are simple. Two superstars start the match and a new entrant enters the ring in every 90 seconds.

You have to throw your opponent over the top rope with the legs touching the ground. The last man and woman standing will get a championship match of his/her choice at Wrestlemania 34.

A total of nine matches including two Royal Rumble and three pre-show fights will be contested at the second biggest event of WWE.

We are here with all the information you need to know- from the titles on the line to the participants in the Rumble match. 

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 card:

30-man Royal Rumble

Participants: Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Apollo Crews, The Miz, John Cena, Tye Dillinger, Randy Orton, Elias, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aiden English, Rusev, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Titus O'Neil, Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods

30-woman Royal Rumble

Participants: Asuka, Tamina Snuka, Natalya, Sarah Logan, Sonya Deville, Sasha Banks, Liv Morgan, Bayley, Naomi, Lana, Nia Jax, Carmella, Mandy Rose, Becky Lynch, Mickie James, Alica Fox, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott

WWE Universal Championship

Triple threat match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs Kane vs Braun Strowman

WWE Championship

2 on 1 handicap match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

SmackDown Tag Team Championship

2-of-3 Falls Match: The Usos (c) vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin

Raw Tag Team Championship

Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan (c) vs. The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) 

Pre-Show matches

United States Championship

US Title Open challenge: Bobby Roode (c) vs. TBA (To be announced)

Six-man Tag team match

Lince Dorado, Kalisto & Gran Metalik vs. Jack Gallagher, TJP & Drew Gulak

Tag team match

The Revival vs Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

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The above match line-up is bound to appeal to WWE fans who just can't wait for the event. Four championships excluding the Intercontinental title will be defended at the pay per view.

Q- Where can I watch Royal Rumble LIVE in India?

Ans- Royal Rumble 2018 will telecast LIVE on January 29, 3:30 AM (IST). The pre-show starts at 3:30 AM while the main show will begin at 5:30 AM on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD. The commentary on the two channels will be in English.

Q- Will WWE Royal Rumble have Hindi commentary?

Ans- Yes, you can watch WWE Royal Rumble in Hindi commentary on Sony Ten 3. 

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First Published: Sunday, January 28, 2018 04:14 PM
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