WWE Reportedly Announces 2015 Royal Rumble to Feature 40 Contestants
October 8, 2014 - WWE
For a WWE, some-more is better. The association reportedly suggested during Tuesday’s SmackDown taping that a 2015 Royal Rumble compare will underline 40 participants, per Aaron Grant of RingsideNews.com. The eventuality will be hold on Jan. 25 during a Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
That wouldn’t be a initial time WWE stretched a distance of one of a biggest matches of a year. The 2011 Royal Rumble match, that was won by Alberto Del Rio, had 40 wrestlers involved. The association has reverted to a normal 30-man format ever since.
Some competence doubt a proof behind augmenting a series of wrestlers concerned in a Royal Rumble match. Most fans go in with a faith that usually a tiny handful of guys have a possibility of winning, so because rubbish time with some-more guys whom nobody expects to win?
Ringside Xcess argued a counter, tweeting out that some-more open spots will concede some-more developmental talent to shine:
40-man Rumble should’ve stayed all along. More slots for one-offs and NXT stars.
— Ringside Xcess (@RingsideXcess) October 8, 2014
NXT continues to grow, so it would make clarity that a association would wish to underline younger stars who aren’t featuring on Raw and SmackDown each week.
With a 40-man Rumble, WWE can also have comparison stars lapse though sacrificing a mark for a stream star. Diesel done a brief lapse during a 2011 Rumble.
Bleacher Report’s Graham Matthews wrote in Jan before a 2014 Royal Rumble that he’d like to see a lapse of a 40-man format:
All too mostly are some Superstars ignored in a compare and don’t final scarcely as prolonged as they should. For example, someone such as Bryan or even Antonio Cesaro shouldn’t be relegated to usually a few mins of in-ring time during a Rumble match.
At a time where a register is filled with rising stars and uninformed talent who merit a mark in a Rumble, we see no reason because it shouldn’t underline 40 Superstars. It is too late for it to occur this year, though we would wish that this becomes a normal starting with subsequent year’s installment.
It’s scarcely unfit to demeanour forward and collect out a Superstars with a best possibility of winning a 2015 edition. The pay-per-view is still months away, and who knows who will be a WWE World Heavyweight champion streamer into a event? With stream champ Brock Lesnar limited to a certain volume of dates, it would formidable to continue his power until January.
Talk of intensity surprises for a 2015 Rumble will usually feverishness adult as a PPV draws nearby as well. Daniel Bryan could have perceived a purify check of health by then, while some-more delicious prospects like Sting or CM Punk will fundamentally be discussed.
With a Rumble expanding again, WWE has given fans a lot to speak about between now and January.