WWE kicks off its 2023 calendar of special events in style and a fan favorite: the Royal Rumble. 30 Superstars will compete in the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches, with the winners taking home the world titles at WrestleMania 39.
The Royal Rumble takes place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night. Determination matches feature 30 Superstars entering in specific time slots. Eliminations only occur when the star passes over the top rope and both feet touch the ground. The Sole Survivor earns the right to challenge for the world title at WrestleMania. The event is an opportunity for new or established stars to re-enter the title picture. The Rumble often highlights returning superstars, legends and celebrity guests.
A title defense was scheduled for the event as well. Reigns defends his world title against Kevin Owens. Bianca Belair puts the Raw Women’s Championship at risk against ally-turned-enemy Alexa Bliss.
The WWE Royal Rumble will be broadcast live on Saturday from the Alamodome. It is scheduled to start at 8 PM ET with a kickoff show starting one hour earlier at 7 PM on Peacock. CBS Sports will be with you throughout the event, bringing you updates and highlights as the action kicks off in the live blog below.
2023 WWE Royal Rumble match card
- Men’s Royal Rumble match
- Women’s Royal Rumble match
- Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
- Raw Women’s Championship Bianca Belair (center) vs. Alexa Bliss
- Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight (Black Court Match)
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