Wrestling fans cannot wait any further for the most unpredictable bout of the year -- The Royal Rumble! This fight over the past 28 years has surprised fans in many ways, but this year the stakes are higher.
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced a couple of weeks ago that the World Heavywight Champion Roman Reign will not walk out of Raw as a champion. He will have to face 29 other superstars from the WWE Universe on Sunday evening at the Amway Centre Arena in Orlando, Florida.
Triple H is all set to mark his return in WWE arena and that too when he is one of the opponents of Reigns. He will also fight for the World Heavyweight Championship title.
Reigns was a part of the WWE India tour after he replaced injured John Cena. In that tour, he managed to defeat Big Show as well. The Big Show will also enter the ring as one of the superstars who will battle it out for that coveted belt.
Brock Lesnar cannot be left behind. He has had a bad history against Reigns and also he is one of the bad boys in the WWE Universe. He will be making an appearance in the ring of a Royal Rumble match after 2006. The Beast, as he is popularly known as, will post tough challenge against the other opponents.
Four other fights were also announced along with the main event. WWE Divas Champions Charlotte will also try and defend her title when she will take on Becky Lynch.
Superstar Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens will lock horns in a last man standing match for the Intercontinental Championship title.
Kalisto and Alberto Del Rio will engage in a battle for the United States Championship crown.
Tag Team Championship match will feature The New Day, who will take on the The Usos.
A fatal fourway match has also been announced ahead of the main event. The winner of this bout will get direct entry to the Royal Rumble match.
Royal Rumble 2016 match participants so far:
Roman Reigns, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Stardust, Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Big Show, Curtis Axel.
(More names will be announced via Wild Cards during the match).
WWE Royal Rumble 2016 Match Card:
Kick-off Match – Fatal Fourway Tag Team Match: The Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension vs. Jack Swagger and Mark Henry vs. Darren Young and Damien Sandow.
1. Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day (c) vs. The Usos
2. Last Man Standing Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Kevin Owens
3. United States Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Kalisto
4. Divas Championship Match: Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch
5. Royal Rumble Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Where to watch live:
The WWE Royal Rumble 2016 event is scheduled for a 6:30am IST (8pm EST and 1am GMT) start. Ten Sports will broadcast the recording of the event in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Monday 6pm IST.
No channels across the globe will broadcast the event live. All the channels will telecast the recording of the event on Monday later in the day.
WWE fans in the UK will get to watch the action on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports HD 3. Watch Sky Sports will stream the event later in the day.
Fans in the US can watch the event on USA Network and stream the same on USA Network Live TV.
Wrestling fans in Australia can watch it on Fox 8.
Audience in Canada can tune into Sportsnet 360 to watch WWE Royal Rumble.
However, Viewers across the globe can ONLY live stream WWE Royal Rumble 2016 live on WWE Network.