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RAW Deal: On the road to WrestleMania 34

Feb 11, 2018 - 3:16 PM

All roads lead to the Elimination Chamber

CHAMBER. Roman Reigns will be in the Elimination Chamber, which is going to determine the new #1 contender to Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship. Screenshot WWE YT

RAW Deal: The best Royal Rumble this decade

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:52 PM

It was a night that never let up in the big moments, as though they truly wanted to reestablish the prestige of the Rumble as an event

GOING TO 'MANIA. Shinsuke Nakamura wins the 2018 Royal Rumble match. Photo from

WWE: Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka win historic Royal Rumble matches

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Also at the Royal Rumble event, WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain against their 2 respective opponents

HISTORIC WINS. WWE wrestlers Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka pick up the victory in their respective Royal Rumble matches on Sunday, January 28. Photos from Facebook

RAW Deal: Double the Rumble

Jan 27, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Two Royal Rumble matches, multi-man World Title bouts, and more. Which men and women will head to WrestleMania 34 with title shots and championship gold?

WOMEN'S RUMBLE. For the first time ever, 30 women will take part in a Royal Rumble match. Photo from

RAW Deal: The Royal Rumble weekend postmortem

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What s going on so far in the first few days of WrestleMania season?

RKO. Randy Orton wins this year's WWE Royal Rumble. Photo from

RAW Deal: The most unpredictable Royal Rumble of the decade

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:31 PM

This columnists lists down 5 contenders to win the upcoming big pay per view

DEADMAN WINS. The Undertaker with a leg drop on the ring apron on Brock Lesnar before winning their 2015 Summer Slam match – but not without controversy. Photo from

Triple H wins 2016 Royal Rumble, WWE championship

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Triple H enters at number 30 eliminates Roman Reigns and then Dean Ambrose to win the WWE World Heavyweight championship

AND THE NEW. Triple H stands tallest at the 2016 Royal Rumble. Photo from

RAW Deal: A 'Rumble' to remember awaits

Jan 24, 2016 - 1:38 PM

This year s Royal Rumble feels more unpredictable than previous editions making for a month to remember in the world of pro wrestling

ODDS STACKED. Unlike like last year, it doesn't seem as certain that Roman Reigns will emerge victorious at the Royal Rumble. Photo from

RAW Deal: High risk, high reward

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Pro wrestling is on the verge of a boom period and it seems the wrestlers are trying hard to capitalize as WrestleMania season nears

SUPLEX CITY. Brock Lesnar announced his participation in the Royal Rumble in style - destroying everyone in the ring on RAW. WWE champion Roman Reigns was not spared. Photo from

Hits and Misses: WWE Royal Rumble 2015

Jan 28, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The WWE World Title Triple Threat Match was stellar The Royal Rumble Match though? Not so much say Rappler s resident wrestling writers

ROMAN REIGNS. The 2015 Royal Rumble winner has his hands raised by his cousin, The Rock. Photo from

WWE Royal Rumble 2015: Who will win?

Jan 25, 2015 - 6:16 PM

The 30 man Royal Rumble Match is here once again and the frenzy for it is over the top Plus WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar faces John Cena and Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat Match

RUMBLE PREVIEW. Chaos ensues at the last Smackdown before Sunday's Royal Rumble PPV. Photo from

RAW Deal: Not so Royal this time around

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:47 AM

Storylines continue to unfold as the Royal Rumble draws near but did WWE jump the gun by bringing back its fired employees too soon?

THE CHAMP IS HERE. The Royal Rumble's main event is heating up as Brock Lesnar now has a beef with Seth Rollins and John Cena. Photo from

RAW Deal: Rollins in the deep

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:01 PM

If the Royal Rumble pay per view happened this Sunday instead of the next I would have no protests at all against a Seth Rollins championship victory writes the columnist

Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins introduces WWE champion Brock Lesnar's face to the mat. Photo from

Batista headlines Wrestlemania...whether you like it or not

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:01 AM

For the second time in his career Dave Batista will appear in the main event of Wrestlemania on Sunday Monday PH time but this time under less celebrated circumstances

REALITY ERA LASHBACK. Former six-time world champion Dave Batista will headline Wrestlemania once more, much to the fans' chagrin. Photo from Batista's Facebook

Batista wins WWE Royal Rumble, will headline WrestleMania XXX

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Dave Batista remained the last man standing in his first match after a nearly four year hiatus from the professional wrestling scene winning the 2014 World Wrestling Entertainment Royal Rumble on Monday morning

NEXT STOP: WRESTLEMANIA. Dave Batista, shown here during a 2008 WWE promotional event in New Delhi, India, is heading to Wrestlemania XXX. Photo by EPA/STR

Watch: Batista returns to WWE Raw, confronts Orton and Del Rio

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Dave Batista returns to WWE Raw for the first time in four years putting WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton on notice before returning later in the show to Batista Bomb Alberto Del Rio

THE ANIMAL IS BACK. Dave Batista, shown here during a 2008 WWE promotional event in New Delhi, India, made his long awaited return to the company on Monday. Photo by EPA/STR

Batista's five greatest WWE moments

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:08 AM

With Dave Batista set to return to WWE after nearly 4 years away Rappler s Ryan Songalia counts down 5 of his greatest moments with the company

THE ANIMAL IS BACK. Dave Batista flexes his muscles during a visit to Mumbai for a WWE event in September 2008. Photo by EPA/STR