The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Royal Rumble event set to take place on Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, the company's annual beginning of the year showcase featuring its most popular gimmick match. It will crown the next number one contender to the WWE world heavyweight championship.
We're three weeks away from the gates opening in the Sunshine State and only one match is set for the card.
- Royal Rumble
The 30-man over the top rope battle royal is back for another year. Big Show declared his intentions to enter the match on Raw last Monday, though he failed to make clear if he was entry number one as in he'll start from the number one spot or entry number one as in he's the first guy to declare himself for the match itself. If this all sounds dumb to you, that's because it is. Curtis Axel has also been announced for the match.
Roman Reigns will wrestle Sheamus for the WWE world heavyweight championship on Raw tomorrow night, which would seem to indicate they won't wrestle at this event. Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens is still ongoing, as is The New Day vs. Lucha Dragons, though Sin Cara recently suffered a shoulder injury.
Really, WWE has done a remarkable job of doing absolutely nothing to build up this show. In fairness, the Royal Rumble is the kind of match that stands almost completely on its own and requires next to no hype to be a success.