After Randy Orton defeated John Cena in the Title Unification match at December’s “Tables, Ladders, & Chairs” pay-per-view in Houston; it’s yet to be determined who the number one contender is to challenge the world title at the WWE’s largest annual event: WrestleMania.
January’s “Royal Rumble” pay-per-view; which is headlined by the 30-man battle royale is set to find that individual who will hope to take down the WWE Heavyweight Champion at the Superdome in New Orleans for WrestleMania. With many names in the mix, including the aforementioned Cena, fan favorite Daniel Bryan, the returning Batista, The Shield, and surprise “legends” entrants such as Chris Jericho and the now-healthy Jake “The Snake” Roberts all rumored to participate in the event, fans are chomping at the bit to witness the action live.
This year’s event at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA, averages $295.34 per ticket. The cheapest seat in the house is $91, which is on par with what hockey fans are paying to see the Pittsburgh Penguins. Last year’s Royal Rumble at the US Airways Center averaged $228.02 on the secondary market while fans who attended the 2012 event at the Scottrade Center in Orton’s hometown of St. Louis paid an average of $193.73.
The Royal Rumble will be presented live on pay-per-view on January 26, 2014. It will be the 27th Royal Rumble edition.
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