The next big event from WWE is the Royal Rumble on January 26, 2020, but there is still a lot of build-up to be done. One of the most shocking announcements so far is that WWE Champion Brock Lesnar is entering the Royal Rumble match and will take the No. 1 spot. Who else will be joining him in the match? This week, a number of new superstars were announced as entrants.
It is known that this year’s Royal Rumble will have superstars from Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, and NXT all competing in the battle royals. There haven’t been exact details revealed as to how the three brands will be represented, but it is expected that there will be 10 superstars from each.
With only two weeks until the Royal Rumble, there are plenty of open spots in both the men’s and women’s matches. In the women’s match, only three entrants are official, Charlotte Flair, Nikki Cross, and Alexa Bliss, which leaves 27 spots open.
For the men’s match, the official website of WWE revealed new names have joined the match and 13 spots are taken. Fans know that Lesnar is entering the match at No. 1, but will one of these superstars be unfortunate enough to draw No. 2?
After both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown aired this week, the list of entrants for the men’s Royal Rumble grew. There are no names yet from NXT, but they will likely be revealed soon. Here is who has been confirmed for the match:
- Brock Lesnar – Entering at No. 1
- Dolph Ziggler
- Randy Orton
- King Corbin
- Roman Reigns
- Erick Rowan
- AJ Styles
- Drew McIntyre
- Rey Mysterio
The winner of the Royal Rumble match usually goes on to have a title shot in one of the main event matches at WrestleMania. That is why there is a bit of confusion this year with Brock Lesnar’s inclusion in the match since he is already a major champion on Raw.
After Friday Night SmackDown, it was revealed that two superstars would be involved in two matches at the Royal Rumble. King Corbin and Roman Reigns are already entered in the battle royal, but they will also face one another in a one-on-one match at the pay-per-view.
Here is the full card for the Royal Rumble as of Saturday, January 11, 2020:
- Men’s Royal Rumble match
- Women’s Royal Rumble match
- WWE Universal Championship: Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
- Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka
- Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin