Royal Rumble 2023


Zoey Rinesmith, Editor

WWE (World Wide Entertainment) is hosting an event this Saturday, January 28th! There will be many matches including: An undisputed title match between Roman Reigns, who has held the title 861+ days, and Kevin Owens. Bray Wyatt and L.A. Knight will compete in a Pitch Black match! Alexa Bliss will take on the Raw women’s champion, Bianca Belair, in hopes of being the new Champion. Then what the event is named for, the men and women’s Royal Rumble match.

The Royal Rumble match has different rules compared to a traditional match. These rules are, no count-outs, no disqualifications, no submissions, and the objective is to throw your opponent over the top rope and if both feet touch the floor, they’re eliminated from the match. You start off with one man/woman in the ring and after every 90 seconds another competitor comes into the match. This continues until all 30 men or women have entered the match. Then they battle for the win, and whoever is the last man/women standing gains a title opportunity at Wrestle Mania against the Champion of their choosing.

Not many announce their involvement in the Royal Rumble before the match. Fans enjoy the anticipation that come with not knowing who is next. But so far the men’s Royal Rumble entry list is: Kofi Kingston, Santos Escobar, Ricochet, Baron Corbin, Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Rey Mysterio, Gunther, Cody Rhodes, Omos, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and Karrion Kross. But the women’s match does not have as many confirmed entries, there list includes: Liv Morgan, Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Zelina Vega, and Emma.