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IWE Royal Rumble EventEdit

The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every January by professional wrestling promotion International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE). The event was created in 1988 with the inaugural event held on January 24, 1988 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. The 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 was won by Jimmy D. The event's main feature is a Battle Royal-type match, entitled the Royal Rumble. The pay-per-view is a part of IWE's "Big Four", along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. The Royal Rumble has been classified as being one of IWE's most popular pay-per-view events.&nbsp Professional wrestling is a non-competitive professional sport, where matches are prearranged by the promotion's writing staff, and is also considered an athletic performing art, containing strong elements of catch wrestling, mock combat, and theatre. Each PPV event features several professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that build tension and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.

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Dates, Venues and WinnersEdit

# Event Date City Venue Winner Entry #
1 Royal Rumble (1988) January 24, 1988 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum Jim Duggan 13
2 Royal Rumble (1989) January 15, 1989 Houston, Texas The Summit Big John 27
3 Royal Rumble (1990) January 21,1990 Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena Hulk Hogan 25
4 Royal Rumble (1991) January 19, 1991 Miami, Florida Miami Arena Hulk Hogan 23
5 Royal Rumble (1992) January 19, 1992 Albany, New York Knickerbocker Arena Ric Flair 3
6 Royal Rumble (1993) January 24, 1993 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena Taylor McCormack 27
7 Royal Rumble (1994) January 22, 1994 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center Bret Hart
Lex Luger
27
23
8 Royal Rumble (1995) January 22, 1995 Tampa, Florida USF Sun Dome Ryan Barnhart 1
9 Royal Rumble (1996) January 21, 1996 Fresno, California Selland Arena Ryan Barnhart 18
10 Royal Rumble (1997) January 19, 1997 San Antonio, Texas AlamoDome Steve Johnson 5
11 Royal Rumble (1998) January 18, 1998 San Jose, California San Jose Arena Steve Johnson 24
12 Royal Rumble (1999) January 24, 1999 Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond Mr. Bayer 2
13 Royal Rumble (2000) January 23, 2000 New York, New York Madison Square Garden Sam Simkins 24
14 Royal Rumble (2001) January 21, 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Arena Steve Johnson 27
15 Royal Rumble (2002) January 20, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena Triple K 22
16 Royal Rumble (2003) January 19, 2003 Boston Massachusetts Fleet Center Rob Lesner 29
17 Royal Rumble (2004) January 25, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center Kevin Hunter 1
18 Royal Rumble (2005) January 30, 2005 Fresno, California Save Mart Center Jesse Dern 28
19 Royal Rumble (2006) January, 29, 2006 Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena Scott Wright 2
20 Royal Rumble (2007) January 28, 2007 Indianapolis, Indiana Conseco Fieldhouse Martin McAlmond 30
21 Royal Rumble (2008) January 27, 2008 New York, New York Madison Square Garden Dustin Simpson 30
22 Royal Rumble (2009) January 25, 2009 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena Kevin McAlmond 8
23 Royal Rumble (2010) January 31, 2010 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena Chris Gomez 29
24 Royal Rumble (2011) January 30, 2011 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden James Marlen 38
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