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WWE Royal Rumble returning to Alamodome in San Antonio

Returning to the Alamodome, the WWE Royal Rumble could feature WWE Cruiserweights TJ Perkins and Johnny Gargano (top), who compted during the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Classic at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando.
Returning to the Alamodome, the WWE Royal Rumble could feature WWE Cruiserweights TJ Perkins and Johnny Gargano (top), who compted during the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Classic at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando. Photo By Jim Varsallone

WWE announced that the Alamodome in San Antonio will host the 2017 WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

This marks the return of Royal Rumble to the Alamodome for the first time since 1997.

Royal Rumble is one of the WWE’s biggest events of the year and officially kicks off the road to WrestleMania. The event will be highlighted by a 30-man over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble match featuring WWE Superstars from Raw and SmackDown Live, where the winner will receive a title opportunity at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on April 2, 2017.

Tickets for the WWE Royal Rumble go on sale Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Central through all Ticketmaster outlets,

www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.

The Alamodome previously hosted the 1997 Royal Rumble, where more than 60,000 fans witnessed WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin win the Royal Rumble match and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels win the WWE Championship.

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