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WWE Royal Rumble 2014 results

According to a Jan. 26 report from Philly.com, the pay-per-view portion of the WWE Royal Rumble 2014 kicks off at 8 p.m.

CM Punk is set to appear at the WWE Royal Rumble
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The event, which opens at 7 p.m. with a pre-rumble kickoff WWE Tag Team Championship bout pitting Cody Rhodes and Goldust against The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy, goes down on Jan. 26 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Following the WWE Tag Team Championship bout, 30 men will enter the ring to battle it out in the 2014 Royal Rumble.

Royal Rumble contestants announced so far include: Batista, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, Big E Langston, The Miz, R-Truth, Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Rey Mysterio, Fandango, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Damien Sandow, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso.

10 spots are still open in the Royal Rumble, so fight fans should expect plenty of surprise contestants.

In all likelihood, the WWE will kick it old school with its surprise Royal Rumble contestants, as Jake "The Snake" Roberts and The Rock are rumored to be appearing at the event.

So far, the only announcement for the 30-man Royal Rumble was that CM Punk will be first to enter the ring.

Since CM Punk is the first man to enter, its highly unlikely that he will win.

Whoever wins the 30-man Royal Rumble will receive a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXX.

Following the Royal Rumble, Randy Orton takes on John Cena in a singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Also on the Royal Rumble card, Daniel Bryan takes on Bray Wyatt, and Brock Lesnar battles The Big Show.

The 36-year-old Lesnar is widely considered a favorite to win his contest with The Big Show, as it would help him gain some momentum heading into Wrestlemania.

Here's a look at the full card slated for WWE's Royal Rumble 2014:

  • Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) - Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
  • Royal Rumble Match - 30-Superstar Royal Rumble match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXX
  • Champ Randy Orton vs. John Cena - Singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
  • Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar - Singles match
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt - Singles match