New competitors have been officially added to the WWE Cruiserweight Title match at the Royal Rumble.
Last month, WWE announced that Buddy Murphy would defend the title in a Fatal Four Way Match and the opponents would be determined via qualifying matches. During this week’s episode of 205 Live, Kalisto defeated Lio Rush and Akira Tozawa defeated Drew Gulak in qualifying matches to participate in this Royal Rumble contest.
The January 9th episode of 205 Live will feature the following qualifying match: Cedric Alexander vs. Hideo Itami.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field. Here is the updated Royal Rumble card:
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Braun Strowman
Daniel Bryan (Champion) vs. AJ Styles
2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Announced so far: R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, The New Day
2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Announced so far: Carmella, Natalya, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (Champion) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. TBD