By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Well, it's that time of the year again! My official Royal Rumble Game is back for the third straight year, and for those who have never played before, this is your chance to join in on the fun! The rules are as follows: You pick a number 1 through 30. Only one person can be assigned to a number, so spots are limited. Whoever draws that number in the Royal Rumble match on January 25 is your favorite wrestler until next year's Royal Rumble event!
For the last two years, I've chosen No. 17 and this year will be no different. This means that I got The Godfather in 2013 (which was hilarious since it was completely unexpected and I wasn't forced to like him for a full year since he was a one-off) and Sheamus in 2014. I can't say I've made a strong effort to make Sheamus my all-time favorite wrestler since last year's Rumble, so I may not be the best example of my own game, but it's all fun and games. If you want to make whoever comes out at your number your new favorite wrestler, then great! If not, that's fine as well!
Now comes the question everyone's been asking: how and when will you be able to choose your number in the 2015 Royal Rumble Game? Having people tweet me their numbers two years ago was a bit of a mess, and I really liked the way we did it last year by having people leave comments on this very blog post. When the comment section opens (and you'll find out exactly when in a second), you can leave a comment down below with your number and either a Twitter handle or an email address I can contact you at if you win.
When the full roster is set, your name will be attached to the number down below and your name will be linked to whatever Twitter handle/email address you used in your comment. As noted, spots are limited; there are only 30, so be sure to act fast. Only one person can be assigned to a number and there's no doubling up (not officially, anyway). I will respond to your comment with approval that the number is yours. First come, first serve! Even if you don't get to officially participate, you can still play along at home!
The date the drawing of the numbers will be going down will be Wednesday, January 14 at 9 p.m. ET! Thanks and hope to see you participate in the game!
UPDATE: All the numbers have since been claimed, and thus the comments section is now closed. The official roster is as follows...