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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.
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. Storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, and 205 Live.
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
Last year's Royal rumble match was won by Triple H after eliminating Dean Ambrose.