Saturday, 26 November 2016

Royal Rumble 2017 results

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Royal Rumble (2017) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on January 29, 2017, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This will be the thirtieth event under the Royal Rumble chronology.

Royal Rumble 2017 is a professional wrestling event which is produced every year in the month of January by WWE. The first Royal Rumble match, which involved 20 wrestlers as opposed to the typical 30, was won by Jim Duggan. The event's main feature is a take on a Battle Royal match, entitled as Royal Rumble. The pay-per-view is a part of WWE's "Big Four", along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. The Royal Rumble has been classified as being one of WWE's most popular pay-per-view events.

In Royal Rumble usually 30 participants fights with each other and the winner of which is entitled for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at the Wrestlemania Pay per view.

Many an eyebrow was raised when WWE announced that the 2017 Royal Rumble would take place at the San Antonio Alamodome. They’ve used the 65,000-capacity stadium before, and a mammoth 60,477 crowd filled the building for the 1997 Rumble, but 2016 hasn’t exactly been a vintage year for WWE in terms of viewership.

Raw’s ratings hit an all-time low in September, and while they appear to be back on the upswing, they still sit below 3 million viewers. SummerSlam and Survivor Series, the company’s last two inter-brand events, drew 16 and 17 thousand fans respectively, albeit in much smaller buildings. The Rumble might be one of the year’s biggest events, but WWE have a tough task ahead of them to attract an attendance that’s even halfway credible.

Cynics presume that the event will be a night of empty seats and disappointments. There’s no doubt that booking the Alamodome is a highly ambitious move, but is filling it a lost cause? Absolutely not.

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Last year’s Rumble sold-out in just 30 minutes, and while 2016’s venue was a fraction of this year’s size, the event retains its lustre as a special attraction. WWE will need to step things up with a heavy marketing campaign and an improved televised product, but they’re off to a great start with the past week’s Raw & SmackDown, and if the stars align perfectly, WWE can pull this off.

The card will include matches resulting from scripted storylines and have results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands.[2][3] Storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live,[4] and 205 Live.[citation needed]

As is tradition, the card will be highlighted by the 30-man Royal Rumble match where the winner will receive a world championship match at WrestleMania 33 for either Raw's WWE Universal Championship or SmackDown's WWE World Championship. After defeating Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in his first match in 12 years, Goldberg declared himself the first entrant in the Royal Rumble match on the November 21 episode of Raw

WWE Royal Rumble 2016 Results

Last year's Royal rumble match was won by Triple H after eliminating Dean Ambrose.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

AJ Styles teases Shawn Michaels fight at Royal Rumble 2017

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AJ styles the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion has said that he would love to fight Shawn Michaels at the upcoming Royal Rumble 2017 pay-per-view.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated that was released today A.J. Styles had this to say about Michaels:

“I would love the opportunity to wrestle him. I’d love to learn from him, but who’s to say if that’s going to happen. Right now, it’s all speculation and rumors that I’m finding out like everyone else is, but man, what a match that would be.”
In addition to that, he shared a photo created by a fan on Twitter that shows him going face-to-face with Michaels at the Rumble.

Recently, reports claimed that the former WWE superstar wants his last fight to be against Styles for the WWE Championship at the upcoming pay-per-view (PV) event at Alamodome, in Texas, on 24 January, where some 20 years ago, the 51-year-old won the same title against Sycho Sid. Moreover, there are rumours that the WWE officials have made Michaels an offer and are waiting for his response.

In May, Styles told ESPN that he was not optimistic about Michaels ever returning to WWE as a wrestler. But were he to do so, Styles said he would love to fight him.

"Shawn Michaels made everything mean something, whether it was a punch, a slam, a kick... Whatever he did, it meant something. Even if he didn't do anything crazy, you always walked away thinking 'wow, what a great match!' It's because he did all the little things that mattered; that made it a great match. That's what I admire about Shawn Michaels – that's someone I want to be like," Styles had said.

Michaels has not stepped in the ring in the past six years following his fight against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26.

Unfortunately, a match between the two is highly unlikely. By the time the show comes around, it will have been almost six years since HBK last wrestled. There would have to be a huge story for him to come out of retirement, otherwise it could look a bit disrespectful to The Undertaker, due to the amazing send-off they gave him after WrestleMania 26. Still, if it did go down, it could be pretty damn amazing (even at HBK's age). But it's best not to get our hopes up.

Perhaps if Styles keeps trying, and fans keep getting on-board, it just may happen. Vince McMahon may end up making Michaels a big offer that he simply can't turn down. See Goldberg and Styles himself for proof of that.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Royal Rumble returns to Alamodome for the first time in 20 years

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WWE announced that the Royal Rumble 2017 will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This marks the return of Royal Rumble to the Alamodome for the first time since 1997. It marks the 20th anniversary the event was held in San Antonio. WWE is commemorating the milestone by having its second-biggest event of the year (right behind WrestleMania) inside the Alamodome.

Royal Rumble is one of WWE’s biggest pay-per-views of the year and officially kicks off The Road to WrestleMania. The event will be highlighted by a 30-man over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble Match featuring WWE Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown LIVE, where the winner will receive a title opportunity to headline WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida on April 2, 2017.

The Alamodome previously hosted the 1997 Royal Rumble, where more than 60,000 fans witnessed WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin win the Royal Rumble Match and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels win the WWE Championship.

Forgoing a traditional arena in favor of a venue that seats more than 60,000 signals that WWE is looking to set a new Royal Rumble attendance record. Back in 1997, the event drew an estimated 65,000, though there are reports that indicate the figure was closer to 60,500.

The 1997 Royal Rumble is one of the few times where the rumble match itself was not the main event. Breaking tradition, the card had Sycho Sid defending his WWE Championship against San Antonio native Shawn Michaels. The Heartbreak Kid was victorious, winning his second world championship in the process.

Considering WWE’s growing popularity with rising stars (Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayan, Finn Balor) and amazing athleticism (the cruiserweights), the company could easily sell the building out and set a new record.

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Shield Reuniting at Royal Rumble 2017?

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A few years ago, one of WWE's prized factions broke up. The Shield, a sort-of revolutionary entity, became a dominant force in the ring, plowing through the likes of Triple H, Randy Orton and the Undertaker. They were mostly branded as heels throughout their run, but the WWE Universe enjoyed their presence.

That all changed when Vince McMahon decided these men need an individual push. They have been chasing and winning championships ever since, albeit facing different adversities. With their storylines beginning to align once again, however, it looks like the Hounds of Justice are being built up for a reunion.

WWE is reportedly looking to reunite the former members of The Shield following their breakup in 2014. Dean Ambrose is currently on SmackDown, while Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are on the Raw brand.

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the trio could make a return as a group at Survivor Series or the Royal Rumble, which are the next two shows that will feature WWE superstars from both Raw and SmackDown.

Considering Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose are currently positioned as babyfaces, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter says there is talk of doing a big spot with all three former Shield members at a WWE PPV, a report said.

A reunion for the three would be a refreshing angle for their characters, making them talk less and work more on dismantling WWE's competitive roster. In fact, the plan may reportedly take place at Royal Rumble 2017, or Wrestlemania 33. It could either be a match pitting them against each other, or a return to their roots at the end of Rumble.