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Royal Rumble 2018 start time, WWE Network schedule

WWE will return to pay-per-view (PPV) and its own Network later on this evening with its Royal Rumble event from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, featuring the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches, a triple threat match for the Universal championship, a handicap match for the WWE title, and a whole lot more.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. ET with the free Kickoff Show, which runs for two hours on YouTube,, and various other social media outlets. That leads right on into the PPV at 7 p.m. ET, which you can stream from a number of devices if you have a subscription to the Network.

Here's the WWE Network schedule for the evening:

2:30 pm ET: Mixed Match Challenge
3:00 pm ET: WWE Countdown
4:00 pm ET: Celebrating 25 Years of Raw
5:00 pm ET: Royal Rumble Kickoff
7:00 pm ET: Royal Rumble
11:00 pm ET: WWE 24: WrestleMania Orlando

And here’s the complete card:

Men’s Royal Rumble
Women’s Royal Rumble
Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
The Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
Bobby Roode vs. TBA
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. The Revival
Kalisto & Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik vs. TJP vs. Jack Gallagher & Drew Gulak

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