Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).


Before the match begins, the contestants draw spots in the Rumble. The match consists of thirty men, beginning with the two men who chose entry numbers one and two in the ring. At regular timed intervals, usually ninety seconds, one of the remaining 28 wrestlers enters the ring. Participants must eliminate all other opponents, and the winner of the event is the last wrestler remaining after all others have been eliminated.

A wrestler is eliminated when leaving the ring over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor. A referee, who is situated at ringside, must witness an elimination in order for it to be valid. A wrestler who is eliminated without a referee noticing may sometimes sneak back into the match. A wrestler who exits the ring without going over the top rope is not eliminated from the contest. It is also possible for a participant to be eliminated by acts of an external force (such as a previously eliminated participant) so long as the interference results in the legal elimination of the participant.

The winner of the Rumble has a choice of competing in a match for any of WWE's two world titles: the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship.

Royal Rumble dates and venuesEdit

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Royal Rumble (2009) 25 October, 2009 Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium Wrestlemania
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