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Wrestling Fans Rejoice: Royal Rumble to Return to Philly

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    World Wrestling Entertainment's Royal Rumble pay-per-view is returning to Philadelphia next year.

    Philly.com reports it will be held Jan. 28, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center. Wells Fargo last hosted the same pay-per-view in January 2015.

    But the WWE has changed its marketing strategy for its "big four" pay-per-views, which also include WrestleMania, SummerSlam and the Survivor Series.

    As a result, other live WWE television shows will be sandwiched around the Royal Rumble, filling the arena from Jan. 27-30, 2018.

    NXT Takeover will air a live show Jan. 27, with WWE's more established shows, Raw and Smackdown Live, telecasting from the arena on the 29th and 30th, respectively.

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