WWE Royal Rumble 2018: Date, Time, Matches & Location

The 2018 Royal Rumble is shaping up to be a truly historic event. For the first time ever, there will be two Royal Rumble matches in one night. Speaking of firsts, this event will also host the first-ever women’s exclusive Royal Rumble, as 30 women compete for the right to challenge for either the Raw or SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34. The other Royal Rumble match will be the traditional 30-man over-the-top battle royal for a shot at the WWE Championship or WWE Universal Championship at this year’s WrestleMania.
This event will also feature two huge world title matches. “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is set to defend his WWE Universal Championship against “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman and “The Big Red Machine” Kane in a triple threat match. Lesnar is in for one hell of a fight, but AJ Styles might be doomed from the start when he puts his WWE Championship on the line against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a two-on-one handicap match.
Look below for a quick rundown of all the must-see details regarding WWE Royal Rumble 2018. You can find out all the announced Rumble participants, as well as the date, time, and location of the event…

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Viewing Details

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time (kick-off show): 5:00 P.M. EST
Time (main show): 7:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Royal Rumble 2018 Date & Time


WWE Royal Rumble 2018 is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018. The kickoff show is set to begin at 5 P.M. EST that night and will last two hours. You can watch the kickoff show on YouTube or via WWE Network. The main show starts at a special time as well, beginning at 7 P.M. EST and can be seen live on pay-per-view or WWE Network, the company’s content streaming service.

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Location


The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will play host to the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble event. This arena is home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, and the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul. In a little over three weeks, this arena will feature the very best superstars of the WWE battling it out for a main event spot at WrestleMania 34.

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Announced Matches

  1. 2018 Men’s Royal Rumble match – 30 man over-the-top-rope battle royal; winner receives a shot at either the WWE Championship or WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34
  2. Two-on-one handicap match for the WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
  3. Triple threat match for the WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
  4. First-ever 2018 Women’s Royal Rumble match – 30 women over-the-top-rope battle royal; winner receives a shot at either the WWE Raw or WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34
  5. WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan (c) vs. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
  6. Two-Out-of-Three Falls match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable
  7. Kick-off Match: Open Challenge for the WWE United States Championship: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Mojo Rawley
  8. Kick-off Match: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
  9. Kick-off Match: Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik vs. TJP, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Drew Gulak

2018 Men’s Royal Rumble Participants

    1. Elias (Raw)
    2. Randy Orton (SmackDown)
    3. Shinsuke Nakamura (SmackDown) – winner
    4. John Cena (free agent)
    5. Finn Bálor (Raw)
    6. Baron Corbin (SmackDown)
    7. Dolph Ziggler (SmackDown)
    8. Matt Hardy (Raw)
    9. Bray Wyatt (Raw)
    10. Rusev (SmackDown)
    11. Aiden English (SmackDown)
    12. Apollo Crews (Raw)
    13. Titus O’Neil (Raw)
    14. The Miz (Raw)
    15. Sami Zayn (SmackDown)
    16. Big E (SmackDown)
    17. Kofi Kingston (SmackDown)
    18. Xavier Woods (SmackDown)
    19. Roman Reigns (Raw)
    20. Konnor(SmackDown)
    21. Viktor (SmackDown)
    22. Andrade “Cien” Almas (NXT)
    23. Rey Mysterio (free agent)
    24. Jinder Mahal (SmackDown)
    25. Goldust (Raw)
    26. Adam Cole (NXT)
    27. The Hurricane (free agent)
    28. Seth Rollins (Raw)
    29. Rhyno (Raw)
    30. Heather Slater (Raw)

2018 Women’s Royal Rumble Participants

  1. Naomi (SmackDown)
  2. Asuka (Raw) – winner
  3. Ruby Riott (SmackDown)
  4. Natalya (SmackDown)
  5. Sasha Banks (Raw)
  6. Bayley (Raw)
  7. Mandy Rose (Raw)
  8. Sonya Deville (Raw)
  9. Carmella (SmackDown)
  10. Tamina (SmackDown)
  11. Lana (SmackDown)
  12. Liv Morgan (SmackDown)
  13. Sarah Logan (SmackDown)
  14. Nia Jax (Raw)
  15. Mickie James (Raw)
  16. Becky Lynch (SmackDown)
  17. Lita (free agent)
  18. Dana Brooke (Raw)
  19. Torrie Wilson (free agent)
  20. Kelly Kelly (free agent)
  21. Vickie Guerrero (free agent)
  22. Michelle McCool (free agent)
  23. Kairi Sane (NXT)
  24. Jacqueline (free agent)
  25. Ember Moon (NXT)
  26. Beth Phoenix (free agent)
  27. Trish Stratus (free agent)
  28. Nikki Bella (SmackDown)
  29. Brie Bella (free agent)
  30. Molly Holly (free agent)

WWE United States Championship Tournament

First Round (SmackDown Live)

  • Bobby Roode defeated Baron Corbin
  • Jinder Mahal defeated Tye Dillinger
  • Xavier Woods defeated Aiden English
  • Mojo Rawley defeated Zack Ryder

Semifinals (SmackDown Live)

  • Jinder Mahal defeated Xavier Woods
  • Bobby Roode defeated Mojo Rawley

Final (SmackDown Live)

  • Bobby Roode defeated Jinder Mahal
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