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The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every January by WWE. The initial event, however, was not a pay-per-view but was originally shown as a television special on USA Network. The following year's event was the first Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. The first Royal Rumble match, which involved 20 wrestlers as opposed to the typical 30, was won by Jim Duggan. The event's main feature is a take on a Battle Royal match, entitled the Royal Rumble. The pay-per-view is a part of WWE's "Big Four", along with WWE WrestleMania, WWE SummerSlam, and WWE Survivor Series. The Royal Rumble has been classified as being one of WWE's most popular pay-per-view events.

MatchEdit

The Royal Rumble is based on the classic Battle Royal match, in which a number of wrestlers aim at eliminating their competitors by tossing them over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor. The match starts with two wrestlers in the ring with another wrestler entering every 90 seconds to 2 minutes. The winner of the event is the last wrestler remaining after all others have been eliminated.

Events and WinnersEdit

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Pay Per ViewEdit

See AlsoEdit

WWE Pay Per Views

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