Happy Royal Rumble week! It’s a fun time of year for WWE fans. There were more names announced for the Women’s Royal Rumble match yesterday on WWE’s Twitter account. When WWE hyped up this “event” there was a belief that maybe they would announce the entire field of women’s wrestlers in the Rumble match. Nope. They only announced nine more names, which brings the total of women’s names up to 21.
Here’s the full list of women’s wrestlers in the Royal Rumble match:
Carmella (She gets to enter at #30)
Who are the remaining nine competitors? They might get announced on Raw and Smackdown this week, but they could also be some NXT wrestlers, legends from the past (like Trish Stratus, Lita and others) and I also think there’s a strong possibility that Becky Lynch is in the match even though she’s going after Asuka’s Smackdown Women’s Title on Sunday as well. Anyway, we’ll have a full Royal Rumble preview up later in the week.
Here’s the rest of the card:
30 Man Royal Rumble Match – John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, R-Truth at #30.
WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor
WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles
Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch
Smackdown Tag Team Championships: The Bar – Sheamus and Cesaro (c) vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon
United States Championship: Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami
I’ll be back tonight for a live WWE Raw Deal review, so if anything changes, you can read about it in there.
The Royal Rumble takes place this Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on WWE Network.