Everything Irish fans need to know ahead of the WWE Royal Rumble this Sunday 3 weeks ago

Everything Irish fans need to know ahead of the WWE Royal Rumble this Sunday

Let's be honest, the Royal Rumble is absolutely class.

You don't have to be a WWE fan to enjoy the Royal Rumble. Although Wrestlemania might always be their biggest show of the year, you kind of have to be keeping up to date with the storylines to really enjoy it.

But the Royal Rumble? That's just absolute chaos. And it's unreal.

And it's happening this weekend.

Live from the Minute Maid Park in Texas, the 2020 Royal Rumble will kick off at midnight on Sunday (Irish time), and here's what's going down.

The men's Royal Rumble match

It's a classic. It's ridiculous, it's nonsense, it makes absolutely no sense, and it's incredible entertainment.

30 men will enter the ring (one every couple of minutes), and the last man standing is the winner. My GOD we can't wait.

Plus, if you've nothing to do on Monday morning, there are some simple drinking games that can be used to make this match in particular even more fun... in moderation of course.

The women's Royal Rumble match

See above, but with women.

A welcome addition, and proof that the WWE has come a long way since the female 'bra and panty matches' of the '90s.

Becky Lynch vs Asuka

Ireland's own Becky Lynch is the Raw Women's Champion at the minute, and will be putting her championship on the line against Asuka here.

So not only will you get some good entertainment, you can feel some patriotism at the same time. Lovely.

'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt vs Daniel Bryan

This is a Strap Match for the WWE Universal Championship, which is sure to be great craic.

In case you're unaware, a strap match is a wrestling match in which the competitors are placed on the opposite ends of a restraint to keep them in close physical proximity.

Nice.

Sheamus vs Shorty G

Remember that thing we said about patriotism? Well Sheamus is also an Irishman, so show him some love for goodness sake.

And there will be even more matches on the night!

WWE fans will be able to watch the Royal Rumble live on BT Sport Box Office WWE, with the free-to-view Royal Rumble KickOff show starting at 10pm.

Coverage of the main card will start at midnight, and will cost approximately €20 in Ireland, and can be watched through BT TV, Virgin TV and Sky.