Who Is Announced For The 2023 WWE Royal Rumble?

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The 2023 WWE Royal Rumble is fast approaching, and the names of who will be entering the men’s and women’s contests are gradually getting confirmed.

This year the WWE Royal Rumble emanates from the Alamodome in Houston, Texas. The event will feature 30 competitors from both divisions competing in the traditional over-the-top-rope format, looking to earn a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 39 this coming April.

The first person to confirm their spot for the men’s contest was Ricochet, which he did by winning a match against Top Dolla on the 6th January 2023 edition of Friday Night SmackDown. He has since been joined in the match by Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston, Bobby Lashley, and Austin Theory, who have all declared their intention to participate.

On the women’s side, there are currently three entrants confirmed – Liv Morgan, Rhea Ripley, and Candice LeRae. The latter two of these got into a backstage confrontation on the 9th January edition of Monday Night RAW, which led to the pair having a match in which ‘The Nightmare’ was victorious.

Therefore, the current competitors confirmed for the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble are:

Men’s Match

  • Kofi Kingston
  • Santos Escobar
  • Ricochet
  • Austin Theory
  • Seth Rollins
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Baron Corbin
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Omos
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Sheamus
  • Karrion Kross
  • Braun Strowman
  • Cody Rhodes
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Xavier Woods
  • The Miz
  • Brock Lesnar

Women’s Match

  • Liv Morgan
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Candice LeRae
  • Raquel Rodriguez
  • Zelina Vega
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Emma
  • Bayley
  • Dakota Kai
  • Lacey Evans
  • Xia Li

Other contests already confirmed for this year’s Royal Rumble include Kevin Owens challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, and Bray Wyatt taking on LA Knight in a ‘Pitch Black’ match.