Wrestling aficionados and fans worldwide are abuzz as WWE has officially announced that Royal Rumble 2024 will be taking place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The highly anticipated event has been scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2024. It’s set to make history as it’s been close to three decades since a Royal Rumble was held in Tampa Bay.
WWE’s partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays, Visit St. Pete Clearwater, and Tampa Bay Sports Commission ensures enriching activities throughout the weekend. Besides the show-stopping Royal Rumble, fans can look forward to events across St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa. The festivities culminate with Monday Night Raw on January 29th at Amalie Arena.
The Royal Rumble will not only bring first-class sports entertainment but also attract visitors globally who fans of WWE. Industry anticipation is high following the record-breaking Royal Rumble held earlier this year in San Antonio, Texas, which became WWE’s highest-grossing and most-viewed event.
In an interview with ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, WWE CEO Nick Khan addressed rumors of the controversial wrestler CM Punk’s return to WWE. While Khan neither confirmed nor denied the possibility, he acknowledged respect for the former WWE superstar.
In business news, a recently aired episode of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street revealed details about the WWE and UFC merger into TKO Group. Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and COO Marc Shapiro highlighted how the merger would strategically align for comprehensive live events and sports-based content and improve fan connectivity. Additionally, they shared their optimism concerning WWE’s upcoming new media rights deals.
Fans are urged to stay tuned for ticket availability details and are encouraged to leverage pre-sale opportunities and Royal Rumble Priority Passes for ringside access and several other exclusive benefits.