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A Beginner’s Guide to the Royal Rumble

The Royal Rumble is finally here! While most wrestling geeks like myself countdown the days until the Royal Rumble or some people who watched the event as kids tune in every year to watch WWE’s most beloved match stipulation, I’m sure some of you out there who will be in attendance at KSBar tonight who probably have no idea what’s going on.

Developing speed, power, strength, stamina, and most significantly kicking techniques involves constant discipline and training. Kick boxing, boxing, martial arts, including judo, became so advanced in technical training techniques, that to interact competitively one must be at the height of their mental and physical best. So what are we trying to find to succeed in this peak of competitive endurance in training techniques. the foremost vital aspect of all martial arts training is self preservation. In other words having the knowledge and skill to defend oneself in confrontational situations. But how can we define what self defense is and what are we protecting. We are protecting what the Buddhist monks called, “The Circle of Life.” This circle of life is defined as our vital force aura. This aura encircles our whole body and every one the space that it takes up. How we measure this space is extremely simple and this is often where the right kick sports equipment becomes essential for martial arts training if one desires to become proficient at it.

The “Circle of life.” How is it defined. Well we must return to the primary recorded use of this term. it had been first known over thousand years ago when the Buddhist monks designed the art of “Karate.” This term “karate” means ” Empty Hands.” This became referred to as martial arts. the rationale why the monks designed this art of self defense was due to attacks within the tibetan mountains. These attacks came from bandits stealing the monks meagre possessions as they travelled on pilgrimages to other Buddhist temples. The human circle of life is defined simply. If one stretches out your arms as high above your head as they’re going to go, then arc them around to the front of your body stretching again as far as they’re going to stretch. Then repeat an equivalent again bringing your arms behind your back again as far as you’ll stretch then resting them down by your side. Then bring your legs call at front of you raising them as high and as far as they’re going to stretch turning around full circle. Whatever distance and space your arm and leg movements covered then this is often your, “Circle of Life. If anything or anyone enters that circle uninvited then they need to be considered a threat, and your circle must be defended. Special shoes for kickboxing are needed as you are doing not want to ruin your expensive shoes. Also, these shoes are designed during a way that they’re perfect and apt for the activity. The shoes for kickboxing are available in attractive designs for men, women, and kids. So, they need to form a choice among them consistent with the features and their reliability. Good kickboxing shoes have padding at the proper places to stop any sort of a foot injury. along side that they’re also meant to be soft and breathable to avoid any discomfort caused to the kickboxer. Kickboxing shoes also can be used for other activities that are almost like it. One thing that ought to be kept in mind is that the size and fit of the shoe that ought to be good. So, if you’re curious about kickboxing, do believe buying the proper shoe which will assist you in your journey of learning.

Kick sports equipment is simply as old as martial arts because it had been designed to coach the monks the way to become proficient and masterful within the art of fighting. “They used straw packed around wooden stakes which were planted within the ground.” they might train for hours perfecting, punches, kicks, kneeing, open hand striking, head butting, actually any a part of the body which could give them a plus in their self preservation struggle. the essential principles of coaching has remained an equivalent , but the equipment has become immensely technologically advanced.

No need to fear, I’ve got you covered.


Let’s start with the pay-per-view itself. First things first you need to know the run time for this show is a doozy. The pre-show will likely begin around 6:00 pm sprinkle in some championship matches that could go from about 15-30 minutes, then two royal rumbles that last about an hour to an hour and a half each, you’ll be watching wrestling for near five to six hours. Despite the long run time, it’s enjoyable throughout and trust me the time flies by.

Tonight you will see the likes of Rhonda Rousey taking on Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s championship, Brock Lesnar taking on Finn Balor for the Universal title, and AJ Styles fighting Daniel Bryan for the WWE championship. Shane McMahon will also be fighting in a tag match before the Royal Rumble.


Now the Royal Rumble match itself. The Royal Rumble is a match where 30 wrestlers compete at one time, and the goal is to stay in the ring and outlast 29 other wrestlers. Each superstar enters at a different time throughout the match. So entrants one and two will start the match, and they have a minute and a half before the next wrestler enters the match. If you were competing in this match, which some of you will be by drawing a number at KSBar, you would want to pull a number in the 20-30 range.

The only way to be eliminated from the Royal Rumble is if a wrestler is thrown over the top rope with both feet landing on the floor. Essentially, throw your opponents out of the ring — a simple concept, but incredibly fun.

Another component that makes this match, so fun is you never know who the next entrant will be. It’s essentially random for the viewer at home so you never know who could enter the match. It could be anyone from John Cena to Hulk Hogan, or it could be someone who is debuting in the WWE for the first time. Those surprises are what make this match unique, it gives people a taste of nostalgia when legends return while keeping it fresh with new superstars popping up seemingly every year.

The winner of the Royal Rumble goes on to main event Wrestlemania in a World Heavyweight Championship match. So, high stakes are on the line.

For the just the second time in history and presumably for the rest of the future, WWE will be holding two Royal Rumbles. One for the women and one for the men.

Since the women main evented last year’s Royal Rumble, the men’s match will likely be the main event tonight. At KSBar to win one of the coveted five belts, the drawing will be based off the Men’s match as well. So for the sake of punctuality, let’s just break down the Men’s Rumble.

The Favorite: Seth Rollins

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Seth Rollins has been deserving of a victory like this for a long time. Competing in a match for over an hour last year on Monday night Raw, having a match nearly every single night (sometimes two), Seth Rollins is the clear workhorse for the WWE. He has the physical attributes and fan popularity to win the rumble tonight, so if you draw Seth Rollins’ entrance number, you’ll likely be walking out of KSBar with a championship belt.

Who else will be in the Match?

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As of this moment, there are 19 confirmed entrants in the royal rumble match. Those entrants include John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe, Drew Mcintyre, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Jinder Mahal, and Rey Mysterio. There are a few mid carders sprinkled into the mix as well, but those are the names you need to know.

Who could show up?

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With 11 more spots to be filled in the rumble, anyone could show up, but who? It’s almost for sure that Braun Strownman will show up and he’s on the main roster so that would bring us to ten more spots. It is rumored to believe that Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, and Bray Wyatt may all make an appearance in this match and I assume there will be a few NXT superstars as well. Velveteen Dream I feel like is a lock to show up, and Paducah’s Ricochet may make an appearance. It’s all just speculation.


If you do go to KSBar tonight for the Royal Rumble, it will be an absolute blast. Be a kid for a little while, and enjoy one of the most fun nights in wrestling.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

5 Comments for A Beginner’s Guide to the Royal Rumble



  1. DerrinRogers
    2:36 pm January 27, 2019 Permalink

    Oh I’ve been counting down the days since last January! Let’s do this!



  2. DerrinRogers
    2:37 pm January 27, 2019 Permalink

    Pre-show begins at 4:00 though not 6



  3. catsarerunnin
    2:44 pm January 27, 2019 Permalink

    N…W…O…4Life!



  4. katmandue2you
    10:03 pm January 27, 2019 Permalink

    My money is on Tojo Yamamoto