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WrestleMania 38 Sign Catches Fire at WWE Royal Rumble 2022

Published 01/29/2022, 11:06 PM EST

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The WWE Royal Rumble Premium Live Event was full of thrills. From overwhelming title defenses to out-of-the-world performances during the Rumble match, the event just oozed a sense of surprise.

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However, tonight from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, fans were surprised when the WrestleMania sign caught fire. Yes, the sign where every wrestler points after winning a Royal Rumble match caught fire in front of the live audience.


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WWE has attached a pyro to the sign to make this pointing attractive and dramatic at the same time. However, it looks like the sign caught fire because of it.

The fire must have caught on when Ronda Rousey won the Women’s Royal Rumble match.

Eventually, the WWE management was quick on their feet, as the sign was soon fixed to avoid more serious damage to the arena or the people in it.

WWE Royal Rumble has been full of twists and turns

This Premium Live event advertises its shock value, but tonight’s event has been full of surprises. The show kicked off with the one-on-one match between former brothers, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship.

The first wave of nostalgia hit when Rollins entered the ring with The Shield music on, just like he used to do when The Shield was wreaking havoc on WWE. However, the first shock came when Roman Reigns intentionally disqualified himself to win the match tonight.


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The women’s Royal Rumble match featured a bunch of legends that the WWE Universe waited for dearly. Eventually, the spotlight was on the returning Ronda Rousey.

‘The Baddest Women on the Planet’ defied all odds and won the Royal Rumble match, fixing a spot in the main event of WrestleMania 38. Another shock, perhaps the biggest one of the night, came when Paul Heyman screwed Brock Lesnar.


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This is really the biggest betrayal in the history of WWE. Now, things will get interesting between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.


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Did you spot the WrestleMania sign blaze at The Dome? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Prithvi Mishra


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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.
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