Royal Rumble 2023 On Track To Make WWE History

WWE Royal Rumble match

With Crown Jewel in the history books, there is only one more WWE premium live event before the Royal Rumble, that being Survivor Series: WarGames. ‘The Match Beyond’ is slated for its main roster debut on Saturday, November 26. With no PLE scheduled for December and Day 1 reportedly cancelled, it marks the longest gap between major WWE cards for some time.

As for the Royal Rumble, that is scheduled for Saturday, January 28 from San Antonio, Texas’ Alamodome. The 36th event of its nature, it will also mark the fourth to air from the Texas city, following 1997, 2007, and 2017.

Per Dave Meltzer on a recent Wrestling Observer Radio broadcast, the event is scheduled to break a WWE record, believed to be the biggest Royal Rumble to date:

“The Rumble’s got a $4.6 million advance, which is the second biggest…it’s the biggest advance at this stage for the Rumble in history. It’s the second biggest of all time for a Rumble, and they’ve still got another three months to sell tickets, November, December, and January. So it’ll be the biggest ever.”

Fightful Select had previously reported that the record for Royal Rumble ticket sales, set with 2017’s card, is set to be broken with the 2023 instalment.

Who Is On Track To Win The Royal Rumble Matches?

Although the Royal Rumble is still a little under three months away, the bookies’ favourites to win the namesake contests have already been revealed per BetOnline.

For the men’s contest, Cody Rhodes is currently the favourite to win. Unless he does so beforehand, this would be the return from injury for ‘The American Nightmare’, who has been out of action since early June with a torn pectoral tendon. He last entered the Royal Rumble match in 2016, lasting fourteen minutes before being ousted by the late Luke Harper.

As for the women’s match, the current favourite to emerge victorious is Becky Lynch. Like Rhodes, ‘Big Time Becks’ is currently out injured, having suffered a shoulder injury at SummerSlam. A win would mark her second Royal Rumble match victory, after her monumental victory in the 2019 instalment of the bout.

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