Watch a live stream of WWE Royal Rumble 2023
Wrestling fans in the US can watch Royal Rumble 2023 for the cheapest price – just $5 on Peacock. Now that’s what we call a slamming deal! In the UK it’s a BT Sport Box Office PPV (£20). In Australia, Binge is the place to find a live stream of Royal Rumble (AU$10). See below how to watch online from anywhere with a VPN.
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 preview
Royal Rumble 2023 will take place at the iconic Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as part of that venue’s 30th anniversary celebrations. This makes it the fourth Royal Rumble to take place in San Antonio and the third at the Alamodome.
In addition to the main battle royal, there are some big one-on-one matchups on the card, the results of which will have huge ramifications for what happens at WrestleMania this year. In other words, you’re in for a treat…
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 Live Stream
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Start time: 8pm ET / 1am GMT (Sunday) / 12am AEDT (Sunday)
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UK stream: BT Sports Box Office (opens in new tab) (PPV: £19.95)
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Traditionally, the winner of the Royal Rumble Match gets a shot at the World Championship at WrestleMania. However, Royal Rumble 2023 is a bit different. This year, the winners of the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble will choose which World Championship to challenge at WrestleMania. For the men, it’s between Raw’s WWE Championship or SmackDown’s Universal Championship. For the women, it’s Raw or SmackDown’s Women’s Championship.
However, there’s a lot more on the cards besides Royal Rumble. In the main showdown, Roman Reigns defends his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship title against Kevin Owens. Bianca Belair will defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss. And there’s the mysterious Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match between Bray Wyatt and LA Knight. The Easter of Words hasn’t been in the ring since October, so expect fireworks (and neon).
Fans in the US can watch Royal Rumble 2023 only $5 on Peacock – and use a VPN outside the US. Details below…
WWE Royal Rumble tee times
Do you have your alarm clock handy? These are the starting times of Royal Rumble 2023:
Saturday, January 28, 2023:
- Canada: 8 p.m
- Mexico: 19:00
- UNITED STATES: 8 p.m
Sunday, January 29, 2023:
- Australia: 12 o’clock
- Bolivia: 12 o’clock
- Ghana: 1 a.m
- India: 6:30 in the morning
- New Zealand: 14.00 hours
- Niger: 2am
- Pakistan: 6 hours
- South Africa: 3 am
- Uganda: 4 a.m
- UK: 1 a.m
- Zambia: 3 am
- Zimbabwe: 3 am
Watch WWE Royal Rumble 2023 in the US
In the US, WWE Royal Rumble 2023 will air live on Peacock TV starting at 8pm ET on Saturday, November 28. You need a Peacock Premium subscription, which only costs $4.99 per month (with ads) (opens in new tab).
Traveling outside the US? Use a VPN to unblock Peacock TV from abroad (opens in new tab) and look at a WWE Royal Rumble 2023 live stream wherever you are. Scroll down for all the details.
Watch Royal Rumble 2023 from abroad with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant WWE Royal Rumble rights holders, you will not be able to access these rights outside of your home country. The service knows your location based on your IP address and automatically blocks your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streaming services from anywhere and save money!
Using a VPN for Royal Rumble 2023
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For the WWE Royal Rumble, you can choose “United States” for Peacock.
3. Then go to Peacock (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and – if you have subscribed to the service – you can enjoy the WWE Royal Rumble 2023 live stream.
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WWE Royal Rumble 2023 live stream in UK
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 is a pay-per-view event in the UK. Lovers can watch live on BT Sport Box Office (opens in new tab)for a one-off amount of € 19.95.
Do not forget: US fans who find themselves in the UK this weekend can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch WWE Royal Rumble 2023 live on Peacock for just $4.99.
Aus: WWE Royal Rumble 2023 live stream
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 is the first WWE event available to watch binge eating (opens in new tab) in Australia. Binge only recently became the Australian distributor for WWE Network.
The promotion starts on Sunday, January 29 at 12:00 AEDT.
Do not forget: American fans who find themselves in Oz this weekend can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch WWE Royal Rumble 2023 live on Peacock for just $4.99. Details above.
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 full map
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman reigns (c) against Kevin Owens
Raw Women’s Championship match: Bianca Belair (c) to Alexa Bliss
Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Women’s Royal Rumble match
Mountain Dew Jet Black Match: Bray Wyatt vs LA Knight
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 full map
The Royal Rumble Match may be the title event, but there are plenty of grudges to be resolved in the other showdowns.
This Pitch Black Match, for starters. The contest is sponsored by Mountain Dew and takes its name from a re-release of the drink’s Pitch Black flavor, which has regularly been put back on sale over the years. But apart from that, it’s still shrouded in mystery. What will the rules be? What influence does the lighting have on this? Nobody knows. LA Knight has previously said it would essentially be a street fight “kind of in the dark”, while commentator Michael Cole has said the match would be anything that ends via pinfall or submission. Except that? We’re still in the dark…
What is clear is that there is no love lost between LA Knight and Bray Wyatt, both of whom will compete in the Pitch Black Match. The confrontation follows months of alleged attacks by Wyatt on Knight, though Wyatt claimed it was all the work of Uncle Howdy. Knight, fed up with his taunts, challenged Wyatt to a match at the Royal Rumble, and no sooner had Wyatt accepted than he was attacked by Uncle Howdy himself. This will be Wyatt’s first televised match since last year’s WrestleMania. Will he still be able to perform after being away from the camera for so long?
The headline match between the reigning undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens also looks set to become a classic. The two last met in a title match at the 2021 Royal Rumble, but their rivalry goes back much further. Over the years, the pair have locked horns in a Steel Cage Match, a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match, and a Last Man Standing Match. Owens recently drew blood by joining forces with John Cena to defeat Reigns and Sami Zayn in a tag team match on the final SmackDown of 2022. Is it any wonder Reigns then accepted his challenge for a title shot at the Royal Rumble? The gloves are well and truly off.
The Raw Women’s title is also up for grabs, with champion Bianca Belair taking on challenger Alexa Bliss. The two recently clashed during a match in early 2023, with Bliss being distracted by people in the crowd wearing Uncle Howdy masks. Bliss eventually attacked the referee, getting her disqualified and Belair retaining her title. The action continued once the game was over, with Bliss DDTing Belair twice on steel kicks. The two have since clashed on a recent episode of Raw, when Bliss accepted Belair’s challenge of a rematch at the Royal Rumble. This time, Bliss came out on top after a performance by Uncle Howdy. Will the evil uncle make another appearance at Royal Rumble? And is he really pulling all the strings? Find out on Saturday night.
What is Royal Rumble?
Royal Rumble is one of the longest standing events in WWE’s annual Big Five. Held every year since 1988, it is one of the most important events on the WWE wrestling calendar alongside WrestleMania, Survivor Series, Summer Slam and Money in the Bank.
How does a Royal Rumble work?
Royal Rumble is a 30-wrestler match that is a minor modification of the Battle Royal format. While a battle royal sees all wrestlers start in the ring at the same time, the Royal Rumble adds them over time: two start in the ring and one enters every 90 seconds. Wrestlers are eliminated by being thrown over the top rope and both feet touching the ground.
When does Royal Rumble 2023 start?
In the US, WWE Royal Rumble 2023 starts at 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 28. In the UK it starts at 1 am GMT on Sunday, January 29. And in Australia it is 12 o’clock on Sunday.