Battle royal (professional wrestling)

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A 25-Diva battle royal at WrestleMania XXV.

In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes spelled battle royale; plural battles royal or battle royals[1]) is a match type in which many wrestlers fight against each other at the same time and wrestlers are eliminated until only one is left. That person is then the winner. Usually a battle royal begin with 20 wrestlers in the ring, who are then eliminated by pushed out of the ring, over the top rope, and having both feet touch the floor out side the ring.[2] A popular example of the battle royal is the Royal Rumble match that is put on yearly in January by World Wrestling Entertainment.

Team based[change | change source]

Team based battle royals consist of two or more teams of wrestlers, with the number of wrestlers on each team usually being equal. There are different types of such matches:

  • A team is eliminated when only one wrestler for that team is eliminated.
  • Matches ends when there are wrestlers for only one team (the winners), who have not been eliminated.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "battles royal". Merriam-Webster. 1671.
  2. "Battle Royal". Specialty Matches. WWE. Retrieved 2008-04-16.

References[change | change source]

  • Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. ISBN 0061031011.