According to a new report, the 2023 edition of the Royal Rumble could be heading back to a familiar location!
In the wake of a report that WWE is looking to add more stadium shows to its schedule, a new frontrunner for the 2023 Royal Rumble location has been revealed.
According to a new report from Fightful Select, talks are in place for WWE to return to the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. However, nothing is official until the date and location are announced by WWE, and the report notes that last year’s SummerSlam location was being discussed until quite close to the event taking place. The Alamodome was the first stadium to hold a Royal Rumble, and the only one to hold the event for over two decades.
The Royal Rumble was last held in San Antonio in 2017 and featured a WWE Championship match between AJ Styles and John Cena that was rated 4.75 stars by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. The main event saw Randy Orton win the 30 man Royal Rumble match. After Bray Wyatt won the WWE Championship at the Elimination Chamber the following month, Randy Orton would go on to face him at WrestleMania 33 and emerge victorious as the new WWE Champion.
The 1997 edition of the Royal Rumble also took place at the Alamodome. In the main event of the show, Shawn Michaels defeated Sycho Sid to become the new WWF Champion. The Royal Rumble match ended in controversy Stone Cold Steve Austin was thrown out of the ring by Bret Hart. However, officials didn’t see Austin hit the floor, and when he re-entered the ring to eliminate Bret Hart, he was considered the winner.