WWE Royal Rumble 2024 date, start time, odds, PPV schedule & card for WWE event

A new year for WWE means the buildup for WrestleMania has begun. The first stop on the road to WWE’s biggest show of the year is the Royal Rumble, which will be held at Tropicana Field in Florida on Jan. 27.

The annual event is traditionally one of the biggest and most anticipated WWE shows of the year. It features a men’s and women’s Royal Rumble match, with 30 participants in both. The last person standing in the Rumble matches earns an opportunity at a championship at WrestleMania 40 in April.

Already announced for the men’s match is last year’s winner, Cody Rhodes. The returning CM Punk also stated he will appear in his first Royal Rumble since 2014. Will there be any surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble matches? 

Also on the card, Roman Reigns, a champion since 2020, defends the Undisputed WWE Universal Title against Randy Orton, AJ Styles, and LA Knight. Meanwhile, Logan Paul defends the WWE United States Title against Kevin Owens. 

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The Sporting News will provide all you need to know about the event, from time, channel, odds, card, and more.  

Royal Rumble format & rules

To enter the Royal Rumble match, 30 wrestlers are assigned a spot in the match at random. The first two participants kick things off, and after one-minute or 90 -second intervals (it can vary by year), another wrestler comes out. That continues until all competitors have entered the match. 

There are no pinfalls, DQ’s, or submissions. To eliminate an opponent, you must toss them over the top rope and both of their feet must touch the floor. The only way to win is by being the last person in the ring by the end of the night.

When is WWE Royal Rumble 2024

The Royal Rumble begins at 8 p.m. ET on January 27. Here’s how that translates to different time zones globally: 

Region Date Pre-Show Start Time Main Card Start Time
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, January 27 7 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, January 27 4 p.m. PT 5 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland Sunday, January 28 12 a.m. GMT 1 a.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, January 28 11 a.m. AEDT 12 p.m. AEST

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How to watch WWE Royal Rumble 2024

Region TV channel Live streaming
USA Peacock
UK and Ireland WWE Network
Australia Foxtel/Kayo & Binge

The Royal Rumble will be available on pay-per-view or via Peacock for fans in the U.S. Outside the U.S., the event is available on the WWE Network. 

In Australia, Royal Rumble is available via Foxtel/Kayo & Binge. 

WWE Royal Rumble 2024 price: How much does WWE event cost? 

  • A Peacock Premium subscription costs $4.99 a month.
  • Subscribing to the WWE Network costs $9.99 a month. 
  • Subscribing to Binge in Australia costs $10 AUD a month. 

WWE Royal Rumble 2024 location

The Royal Rumble event is in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Home to the Tampa Bay Rays, the location can hold up to 42,000 people. 

WWE Royal Rumble 2024 odds, favorites 

Betting odds for both Royal Rumble matches are currently unavailable. 

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WWE Royal Rumble 2024 fight card

  • Men’s Royal Rumble match
  • Women’s Royal Rumble match
  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. LA Knight for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title
  • Logan Paul vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE United States Title

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