We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
WWE Superstar: Big Show
Weight: 425 lbs.
From: Tampa, FL
Championships Reigns: WWE Champion (x2), World Heavyweight Champion (x2), World Tag Team Champion (x5), WWE Tag Team Champion (x3), Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, ECW Champion, WCW World Heavyweight Champion (x2)
One of the most decorated and dominant figures in the history of sports entertainment, Big Show stands literally and figuratively high above his grappling peers. A mammoth man with an array of ways to finish off opponents, it may be baffling why this giant has yet to win a Royal Rumble match. He’s practically built for it!
Should he go on to win the annual 30-man over-the-top-rope spectacular, Big Show could finally exact revenge on The Authority – Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. The onscreen/off screen husband and wife have tormented, belittled, and cheated Show in more ways than he and his fans would care to tally. Him heading to WrestleMania XXX the #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship could be the right equation for their inevitable downfall.
What do you think?
Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena (’13)
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