Okay, folks it’s time to (Royal) Rumble! It’s time for the WWE 2023 Royal Rumble live stream — and we have the match order from Fightful Select, below.
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For the Men's Rumble, the announced competitors now appear to also include Johnny Gargano, Chad Gable, Otis, Madcap Moss, Angelo Dawkins, Montez Ford, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio, Finn Bálor and Elias. The new graphic with all that talent, published by WWE, suggests Xavier Woods is no longer in the match.
Previously, the announced talent were Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes, Ricochet, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Bobby Lashley, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Austin Theory, Gunther, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Omos, Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, Santos Escobar, Rey Mysterio and Karrion Kross. Of those, we think Rhodes and Rollins are most likely.
On top of that, WWE's advertising a post-show on Peacock and the WWE Network, with Chief Content Officer Paul "Triple H" Levesque "and several Superstars" who will talk about the night's events in a press conference.
Right now, the Royal Rumble 2023 card is looking a little thin with only five matches. But when you've got two Royal Rumble matches — 30-person bouts where competitors enter at regular intervals — those take up a lot of time.
After Raw, there was a question of what's going to happen with the steel cage match between Becky Lynch and Bayley that was slated for the 30th Anniversary show, but Bayley was added to the Rumble, so that's off. Of the current announced entrants for the Women's Royal Rumble (Bayley, IYO SKY, Dakota Kai, Lacey Evans, Xia Li, Liv Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Shayna Baszler, Zelina Vega and Emma), we think Ripley has the best chance of winning.
That said, people are fantasy booking The Rock, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Sami Zayn to win the Men's Rumble and take on Roman Reigns at WrestleMania in Hollywood. Yes, we think it's not a big leap to think Reigns beats Kevin Owens at the Rumble.
The other two matches on the card have the fingerprints of the masked and mysterious Uncle Howdy all over them. Alexa Bliss challenges Bianca Belair for the Raw Women's Championship, while Bray Wyatt faces LA Knight in the first ever Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match. We have little idea of what to expect from either.
Here's everything you need to watch the Royal Rumble 2023 live stream:
How to watch Royal Rumble live streams from anywhere on Earth
While Peacock is available all across the U.S. and the WWE Network is still the standard around the world (though that's changing), Royal Rumble live streams can get a bit confusing. You might want to check out a VPN if you can't watch with the service you normally use.
International audiences will be pretty jealous of U.S. audiences, which will save up to 50% by switching to Peacock (unless you get the no-ads tier at $9.99 per month).
ExpressVPN can access more than 3,000 servers spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. The service performed reliably in our testing, and we found customer service responsive.
Royal Rumble live streams in the U.S. are cheaper
The only place to watch Royal Rumble in the U.S. is with Peacock. WWE Premium Live Events are in the $4.99 Peacock Premium tier; the $9.99 Peacock Premium Plus tier doesn't get you anything extra for this show. Peacock is now available on most of the best streaming devices.
There's no need to pay for the ad-free tier for WWE live events, as there are always ads in the live editions of Peacock programming.
In addition to the WWE live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
Royal Rumble live streams in the UK
Our friends in the United Kingdom will grab Royal Rumble live streams on the WWE Network, for a higher price — closer to the $9.99 that Americans used to pay.
That said, don't expect this to last forever. Peacock is now touching down internationally, landing in the United Kingdom and Ireland recently. Who knows how soon the WWE content will filter over.
While those in the States pay less now, there is less content available — and the ad breaks are weird — so it's a monkey's paw situation on getting that discount.
Royal Rumble live streams in Australia
The Royal Rumble begins at 1 p.m. AEDT, though the kickoff show starts at 12 p.m. AEDT. It's all on Binge, the new official home for WWE premium live events in Australia.
Binge has three tiers for its pricing, starting at $10 AUD per month:
- Basic - $10 a month with 1 screen, SD
- Standard - $16 a month with 2 screens, HD
- Premium - $18 a month with 4 screens, HD
Royal Rumble results card, match order and predictions
Our predicted winners are in bold. This match order is courtesy of Fightful Select.
- The Men's Royal Rumble: Cody Rhodes (winner)
- Bray Wyatt (winner) vs. LA Knight in a Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match
- Alexa Bliss vs. Bianca Belair (c, and winner) for the Raw Women's Championship
- The Women's Royal Rumble: Rhea Ripley (winner)
- Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (c, and winner) for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship