WWE kicks off 2019 with one of its biggest events of the year — the annual Royal Rumble. This year’s Rumble will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
The show marks the start of WrestleMania season for the company, the busiest and typically most exciting time of its calendar year for the promotion as they build toward the annual extravaganza.
For the second consecutive year, the Royal Rumble will include both a men’s and women’s Royal Rumble match with 30 participants in each bout and the last person standing earning a championship match at WrestleMania 35 in April. Several championship matches have already been announced along with some of the Royal Rumble entrants. The rest of the card will continue to take shape over the next few weeks. Until then, keep checking back here on Sporting News for the updated card and for live coverage of the Royal Rumble.
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WWE Royal Rumble 2019 date, start time
The Royal Rumble will air live on January 27, 2019. The pre-show will start at 5 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 7 p.m.
How to watch WWE Royal Rumble 2019
WWE Royal Rumble 2019 will be available on pay-per-view or via the WWE Network. It costs $44.99.
WWE Royal Rumble 2019 card
— Men’s Royal Rumble match with the winner earning a world championship match at WrestleMania 35; confirmed entrants include Drew McIntyre, R-Truth, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy, Dean Ambrose, Bobby Lashley, Samoa Joe, John Cena, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, Apollo Crews, Andrade, Mustafa Ali, Rey Mysterio, Kalisto, Randy Orton
— Women’s Royal Rumble match with the winner earning a world championship match at WrestleMania 35; confirmed entrants include Bayley, Carmella, Ember Moon, Natalya, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Zelina Vega, Naomi, Mickie James, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Tamina, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Dana Brooke, Lana, Nia Jax, Nikki Cross, Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss,
— Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor for the WWE Universal championship
— Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE championship
— Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks for the “RAW” women’s championship
— Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the “SmackDown” women’s championshio
— The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) vs. Shane McMahon and The Miz for the “SmackDown” tag team championship
— Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States championship (pre-show)
— Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto, Akira Tozawa, and Hideo Itami in a Fatal four-way match for the Cruiserweight championship (pre-show)
WWE Royal Rumble 2019 odds, favorites
— Seth Rollins (-125)
— Braun Strowman (+400)
— John Cena (+800)
— Drew McIntyre (+800)
— Finn Balor (+1600)
— Andrade (+2000)
— The Miz (+2000)
— Kenny Omega (+2000)
— The Rock (+2000)
— Kevin Owens (+2500)
Women’s odds, favorites
— Charlotte Flair (-200)
— Becky Lynch (+150)
— Alexa Bliss (+1000)
— Ronda Rousey (+1600)
— Ember Moon (+1800)
— Shayna Baszler (+1800)
— Bayley (+3300)
— Sasha Banks (+4000)
— Asuka (+5000)
— Stephanie McMahon (+8000)
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