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The Royal Rumble is a pay-per-view event held yearly in January by the WWE that began in 1988. The Royal Rumble is a specific match held within the WWE event that changes venues every year. The match is designed to have 30 men select a number and start out with the first two men who naturally, drew number one and number two enter the ring and battle for roughly 60 seconds until the next opponent enters the ring. This takes place until all 30 participants are in the match. You ultimately want to have a higher number and more specifically number 27 as this number has produced the most winners in the history of the Royal Rumble. Despite, the success of number 27 there have been a few men who have completed the seemingly impossible task of running a complete rumble outlasting all 29 participants. In order to eliminate the opponent from the match one must throw or push an opponent over the top rope and have both feet touch the floor. If (and this has happened many times) the opponent has just one foot or if they are able to scale the barricade to get back to the ring this is acceptable. As long as both feet do not touch the floor then the competitor is not eliminated. The main focus is to be the last man standing and when you are indeed the last remaining man standing you are rewarded with a guaranteed match at the biggest pay-per-view of the year Wrestlemania. Commonly the match lasts roughly 60 minutes.
The 2013 Royal Rumble was held in Phoenix, Arizona and had 30 participants the winner had a high number and stayed in the match for 19 minutes the winner of this year's match was John Cena. The 26th annual Royal Rumble had a few other matches on the card. The Rock took on CM Punk where The Rock became the new WWE champion. Other matches from the night included World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big show in a Last Man Standing match where Del Rio retained the gold.
In recent years, this WWE event seen on pay-per-view is known as "The Road to Wrestlemania" as the event sets the stage for things to come.
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30 WWE Superstars enter the Royal Rumble match for the opportunity to compete on the grandest stage of them all. Which Superstar will survive and headline WrestleMania?
Brock Lesnar has destroyed every obstacle in his path, and will put his WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line against John Cena and Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat Match.
Diva veteran Natalya pairs with the aggressive Diva of Tomorrow Paige to take on the dangerous Bella Twins.
The Miz takes his stunt double, Damien Mizdow into battle with The Usos, as both teams strive to take the tag team gold on the Road to WrestleMania.
The Ascension has promised to rise to dominance in 2015, but first this intimidating new team must prove themselves against Attitude Era stalwarts, The New Age Outlaws.
With a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 30 at stake, 30 WWE Superstars will do anything to win the Royal Rumble match and realize their dreams.
John Cena tries to avenge his loss at TLC 2013 and wrestle the World Heavyweight Championship from the "Apex Predator," Randy Orton.
"The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar takes on a truly monumental challenge in "The World's Largest Athlete," Big Show.
Finally freed from the bonds of the mysterious Wyatt Family, Daniel Bryan attempts to seek vengeance against its leader, Bray Wyatt.
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