The most awaited event of the year in WWE calendar will take place this weekend on 27th January, 2018 in Phoenix,Arizona. This year Royal Rumble is filled up with extravagant matches in which WWE renowned superstar will showcase their talent. Like every year Royal Rumble signals the start of Wrestle Mania season. This year the Wrestle Mania event will take place on 7th April, 2019 in New Jersey. Just like last year even this year Royal Rumble will showcase two royal rumble matches, one each for 30 male WWE superstar and one for 30 female WWE superstar.
The confirmed entrants for men’s Royal Rumble Match are John Cena, Randy Orton, 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, Titus O’Neil, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, R-Truth (No. 30).
The confirmed entrants for women’s Royal Rumble Match are Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mickie James, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Tamina, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Dana Brooke, Lana, Nia Jax, Nikki Cross, Carmella (No. 30).
List of Matches
Raw Women’s Championship Match- Sasha Bank vs Ronda Rousey
Smack Down Women’s Championship Match – Becky Lynch vs Asuka
Smack Down Tag Team Championship Match – The Bar vs The Miz & Shane McMahon
WWE Universal Championship Match – Finn Balor vs Brock Lesnar
WWE Championship Match – Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles
United State Championship Match – Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev
Cruiserweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match- Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami
Women’s Royal Rumble
Men’s Royal Rumble
Universal Championship- Brock Lesnar(c) vs Finn Balor: It will be interesting to observe Balor, who is being put in this spot due to Braun Strowman’s injury. Now we are not sure whether this a planned move by WWE or not, but what needs to be noted that Balor was removed from the same match one year ago and he was replaced that time by Kane and Strowman. However, Balor has earned this No.1 contender spot by winning the Fatal-4 way match.
WWE Championship- Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles: The contest between Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles is always electrifying with continuous non stop entertainment throughout the match. Nowadays WWE has stopped the trend of providing title rematch, however AJ Stlyle has proved his mettle by winning the fatal 5 way match on New Year’s Day to earn this No.1 contender spot.
Smack Down Tag Team Championship-The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon: Everybody is curious to know like how the new duo of The Miz & Shane McMahon will battle for the Tag Team Championship against The Bar. The Bar happily accepted the Tag Team challenge from this new pair, let see how the contest go about in Arizona.
United State Championship- Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: This match will most likely be showcased on the kickoff show, however we will have to see what strategy Shinsuke Nakamura will adopt to win back his United State Championship belt from Rusev.
Let’s gear up for this mega event and see what WWE has in store for us in this year Royal Rumble.