The 2018 edition of the Royal Rumble PPV is only a few weeks away. The event will already be making history with the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match, but that is something we all already know.
It now looks like the event will be setting a new pro-wrestling record.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscribe here), the 2018 Rumble will be setting the record for the most workers on the main card of a PPV.
Both Rumble matches will give us a total of 60. If you add the other matches that have already been announced, you have 76 names at the moment scheduled for the main card. With the show having a 2-hour kickoff show, WWE will also likely add a couple more matches (Note: kickoff show matches don’t count towards the total). Even if a few competitors from the main card also compete in the men’s Rumble match, that will still leave us somewhere in the 70’s.
The current record according to Meltzer is held by two events: WCW World War III (1996) and Wrestlemania 30 (2014). They both had 60 workers on the main card of the PPV. Wrestlemania 33 had 70 workers total but 37 of them were on the kickoff show.
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