The winner will head off to Wrestle Mainia in March for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The 2015 Royal Rumble takes place in Philadelphia. The Rock’s message is as follows: “In town and always gotta stop by the neighborhood… #SouthPhilly”
In addition to that, a report from PWInsider.com notes that The Rock ” was seen at the WWE worker hotel this evening”, meaning Saturday. In other words, he’s there for the Royal Rumble and was likely brought in by WWE for whatever plan they have for him.
It’s possible that The Rock may be in the Royal Rumble match. His cousin Roman Reigns is the favorite to win it, so maybe Rock wants to be in it to try to make his cousin look good. Doing an angle with Lesnar seems more likely than anything else, but you never really know.
The event begins at 8 p.m. ET on pay-per-view and the WWE Network. If you subscribe to WWE Network (still only $9.99 a month), you’ll be able to stream the Royal Rumble live on any number of devices. There will be an hour-long, live pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. on the Network, featuring an exclusive “Kickoff Match” pitting The New Day against the trio of Adam Rose, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd.
If you prefer to watch through your cable box, the Rumble will set you back $44.99 for standard definition or $54.99 for HD if you order on traditional pay-per-view. Many large providers, like Time Warner Cable and Charter, will still carry the PPV, even though some providers like Dish Network and DIRECTV have dropped WWE’s PPVs from their schedule. Click here for a list of providers.
The following are the latest betting odds for tonight’s WWE Royal Rumble PPV, courtesy of 5Dimes.com:
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
Roman Reigns (-165), Daniel Bryan (+170), Randy Orton (+900), Dolph Ziggler (+2000), Dean Ambrose (+2000), Rusev (+2500), Bray Wyatt (+2500), Bad News Barrett (+6000), Kane (+4800), Ryback (+4200), Stardust (+8000), Big Show (+4800), Luke Harper (+6000), Goldust (+8000), Damien Mizdow (+9000), The Miz (+9000), Fandango (+12000), R-Truth (+12000)
WWE World Heavyweight Title Match
Brock Lesnar (-280) vs. Seth Rollins (+400) vs. John Cena (+450)
WWE Tag Team Title Match
The Usos (-475) vs. Damien Sandow and The Miz (+325)
The Ascension (-1050) vs. The New Age Outlaws (+550)
Paige & Natalya (-260) vs. The Bella Twins (+180)
Kickoff Pre-show Elimination Tag Team Match
Big E, Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston (-160) vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Adam Rose (+120)
The full card for WWE Royal Rumble 2015:
– Pre-show Kickoff Match: The New Day (Xavier Woods, Big E & Kofi Kingston) vs. Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
– Natalya & Paige vs. Nikki & Brie Bella
– New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension
– WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow
– WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
– The Royal Rumble Match
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