WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Start time, how to watch, confirmed entrants, full match card and more
The Royal Rumble is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and Rumble entrant.
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The WWE Royal Rumble 2019 happens today, Jan. 27 in Phoenix, Arizona. Each year's Royal Rumble signals the start of "Wrestlemania season", which this year culminates with Wrestlemania 35 on April 7 in New Jersey. Just like last year, the 2019 Royal Rumble will actually showcase two battle royals: one each for 30 WWE female superstars and 30 WWE male superstars. Beyond the actual Royal Rumble matches, the card is really stacked with nearly every WWE title on the line today -- the Intercontinental title is the only one not up for grabs. Check out the specific start times as well as the full match card below.
The Royal Rumble 2019 takes place in Phoenix Arizona today, Jan. 27. The show starts at 4 p.m. PT. If you're a
Network subscriber -- at $9.99 per month, but free this month for new subscribers -- you can watch it live for free. Otherwise you'll need to contact your local cable provider and pay separate fee to watch. There will also be a kickoff show to stream live starting at 2 p.m. PT on WWE's YouTube channel and the WWE Network before the show proper starts.
In anticipation of the Royal Rumble PPV, WWE recently remade the 1991 Royal Rumble poster, updated with current male WWE Superstars:
Raw Women's Championship match: Sasha Banks vs. Ronda Rousey
Smackdown Women's Championship match: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
Smack Tag-Team Championship match: The Bar vs. Shane and Miz
WWE Universal Championship match: Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar
WWE Championship match: Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles
United States Championship match: Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Cruiserweight Championship Fatal 4-way match: Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami
Women's Royal Rumble
Men's Royal Rumble
Confirmed Rumble participants
Each Royal Rumble match consists of 30 superstars. The match starts with two combatants and another entrant enters the match every 90 seconds. This list of confirmed entrants will be updated as the event approaches.