WWE Royal Rumble 2015: Date, Start Time, Matches, Live Stream, PPV Info
January 21, 2015 - WWE
At WWE Royal Rumble 2015, warriors and villains take their initial stairs on a highway to WrestleMania.
Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center hosts a initial pay-per-view of a year, one where WWE will announce whose name will initial go adult on a WrestleMania marquee, confirm a universe champion and try to remonstrate fans from a United Kingdom to keep profitable for a WWE Network.
It all starts on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Royal Rumble is one of a many expected shows of a year. The fun format of a 30-man headlining compare is a outrageous partial of that. Surprise entrants uncover up, feuds locate glow and one wrestler gets a guaranteed moment during gold.
Last year, WWE strike a lot of a right buttons, solely for a final one. Batista won, not a impassioned Daniel Bryan, a choice that desirous a carol of boos. Aaron Oster of The Baltimore Sun wrote of a situation, “The boos were stronger than any Rumble leader we can remember, including when Vince McMahon won 1999.”
This time around, Bryan is certain to play a executive purpose in things again. He and Roman Reigns are a dual transparent favorites to win.
WWE has a tough choice ahead: It can restart Bryan’s arise to a top, that was interrupted by neck medicine final year, or entirely bank on Reigns’ being prepared for a feverishness of a WrestleMania spotlight.
Live Stream, PPV Info
Whatever happens in that pell-mell battle, a U.K. will be watching. After several delays, “WWE Network is now accessible in a United Kingdom and Ireland,” as WWE announced on a website.
— WWE Network UK (@TheWWENetworkUK) January 19, 2015
This outlines a initial pay-per-view aired given fans in that segment have had entrance to a streaming service. The eventuality celebrates another initial as well: The Royal Rumble has never aired on a WWE Network until now.
Fans in a United States can tide a uncover on a network via Xbox and Playstation consoles, Amazon Fire TV, WWE.com, Apple TV and other devices.
As with all other pay-per-views, it is enclosed in a monthly $9.99 subscription fee. That also allows fans entrance to a company’s pay-per-view archive, a resources of strange specials and a weekly sip of NXT.
While a prolonged list of countries can now get a WWE Network, it is not nonetheless accessible in Germany, India or Japan. To check accessibility in your country, conduct to the help territory on WWE.com.
For those yet entrance to high-speed Internet or who wish to perspective a Rumble on normal pay-per-view, several wire companies will be carrying it. Xfinity and Cox Communications are among those on that list.
Outside of a WWE Network, a Royal Rumble will usually be available on Sky Box Office in a United Kingdom. Maxdome has German fans covered. In Japan, services like DMM.com will atmosphere a Royal Rumble, yet not until Feb. 4.
To check observation options in other countries, revisit WWE.com’s How to Watch section.
Renee Young, Corey Graves, Booker T and Byron Saxton will offer on a row deliberating all of a night’s biggest matches. It’ll be a somewhat opposite organisation from past events, with Graves relocating adult from NXT and Saxton stability to get some-more on-air opportunities.
Fans are positive of Booker T’s saying, “Shucky ducky impostor quack” and a series of promo videos stuffing adult many of a show. This is WWE‘s final possibility to sell folks on grouping a network before a Rumble begins.
The hour-long pre-show will tide for giveaway live on WWE.com, a WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Pheed. It starts at 7 p.m. ET.
A six-man Elimination compare provides a in-ring apportionment of a program.
The New Day will take on Adam Rose, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. With a miss of hostile trios for Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods, WWE has had to span Rose with Cesaro and Kidd. The 3 heels have assimilated forces, nonetheless it’s not transparent why.
Their argument began when Cesaro and Kidd dressed adult as Rosebuds to conflict Big E:
This hitch looks to be a showcase for Kingston and Company, yet Cesaro and Kidd will be looking to take a show. They have shown glorious chemistry together and have been rarely innovative in terms of entrance adult with double-team moves.
- The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension
- The Usos vs. Damien Mizdow and The Miz (Tag Team Championship)
- Paige and Natalya vs. The Bella Twins
- Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match
The Ascension’s PPV Debut
Fresh off a successful run during NXT, Viktor and Konnor have found that a categorical register is a harsher universe to navigate.
The Ascension have trashed teams of a past, including The Road Warriors and Powers of Pain. That eventually led to NWO, a Acolyte Protection Agency and The New Age Outlaws ganging adult on a newcomers on Raw.
This is WWE‘s possibility to make a “dumping on legends” angle meant something. Should The Ascension destroy Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, they will get a vital boost. Should they tumble to a span of semiretired guys, it will be a vigilance that a association has no seductiveness in doing anything with them.
Tag Titles on a Line
A argument that has dragged could hang adult here. There was quickly a subplot where The Miz had a too-close-for-comfort attribute with Jimmy Uso’s wife, Naomi. That component has given faded, with zero replacing it.
All eyes will be on Mizdow.
For one, he stays one of a many interesting things WWE has going right now interjection to his mirroring shtick. Secondly, slight cracks have begun to form between him and The Miz. WWE could have them separate here or during slightest serve repairs their bond.
The movement could be high-flying fun if a hitch doesn’t count too many on comedy.
The Divas Team Up
Paige and Natalya have begun to group up, personification off their attribute on Total Divas. It’s not transparent where WWE is streamer with this story, though.
Paige’s rage leads one to trust that this fondness won’t final long. There’s also a possibility Brie Bella could spin on her sister Nikki.
WWE hasn’t planted many seeds to advise that will happen, yet a association hasn’t finished many during all with this argument or this match. It feels thrown together.
Going with a Bella separate would assistance cover adult a miss of storytelling so far. It would also set adult a intensity sister-against-sister WrestleMania match.
The Beast Looks to Keep a WWE Title
Lesnar has to deflect off both a male who scarcely kick him during Night of Champions and a male who has now twice curb-stomped him into a mat.
Rollins’ further creates this feel a lot opposite from Lesnar vs. Cena we and II. His speed and high-flying skills will supplement accumulation to a action. It also opens adult some options for WWE.
Rollins can remove yet still money in. Randy Orton could re-emerge and cost Rollins a possibility during victory.
The leader will many expected take on whoever takes a Rumble. There is only one pay-per-view squeezed between this one and WrestleMania, withdrawal small room for another pretension change. So possibly WWE keeps Lesnar a champ, leans on Cena once some-more or goes with a startle Rollins win, a WrestleMania categorical eventuality will be all set adult by a finish of a night.
Bryan can get a win fans wanted him to get final year. Reigns could surpass his runner-up opening from 2014. A dim equine could trot right past them and measure an dissapoint win.
The directions this hitch could take make it good value tuning in to.
The reliable entrants so far, per WWE.com, are Reigns, Bryan, Bad News Barrett, Rusev, R-Truth, Bray Wyatt, The Miz, Damien Mizdow, Kane, Big Show, Stardust, Goldust and Dean Ambrose. Ambrose and Wyatt are dual group WWE would many expected spin to if it goes with someone not named Reigns or Bryan.
Even after adding names like Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan, that list still leaves a lot of room for warn entrants. WWE has Randy Orton watchful to come back. Bo Dallas, Mark Henry and Sheamus have all been sitting on a harmed list yet could return. Sting stands in a shadows.
Fans will also be anticipating for names from a past, from Tommy Dreamer to Shelton Benjamin.
Regardless of who shows up, it’s a guaranteed good time. The Rumble is one of WWE‘s many constant events.
This time around, WWE has a vital choice forward of it. Who it crowns in Philly will figure a future, as it possibly pins a hopes on a work in swell like Reigns or relies on Bryan, whose neck might not reason up.
The association has to wish that a choice goes over improved than a one it done final year.