WWE Royal Rumble 2016 airs live on WWE Network this Sunday night, January 24. It’s also available on pay-per-view, if you didn’t see JBL’s handmade sign and don’t mind dropping an extra 45 bucks on it. The show is headlined by the Royal Rumble match, in which the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is being defended for the first time since 1992. The Rumble match will also either feature or not feature a myriad of surprise and returning guests, and will either thrill you or piss you off based on your expectations.
Here’s the Royal Rumble card as we know it:
– Kickoff Match – Fatal Fourway Tag Team Match: The Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension vs. Jack Swagger and Mark Henry vs. Darren Young and Damien Sandow. (Note: The winners of the match will get spots in the Royal Rumble.)
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: Roman Reigns (c) vs. All
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We’re including 10 of our favorite comments from tonight’s open discussion thread in tomorrow’s Best and Worst of Royal Rumble column. To nominate your favorites for consideration, reply to them with a +1. Enjoy the show, and please try not to flip anybody’s car in anger.