The hype for the Royal Rumble has begun. This week on Friday Night SmackDown, the number 1 contender will be determined when Daniel Bryan, The Miz, and King Corbin face off in a Triple Threat Match to determine the number 1 contender. The winner of the match will challenge Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble.
All I know is that the Corbin-Roman Reigns feud will continue so Corbin is the least likely candidate to face The Fiend next month at the Rumble.
Another match expected to be announced soon is Asuka challenging Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship. This match has been planned for months and the storyline is that Lynch has never been able to pin Asuka. Lynch lost to Asuka at last year's Rumble pay-per-view.
Another match that looks likely for the pay-per-view is Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins or some version of that match.
We should know more about the storyline direction for the Rumble next week during the final Raw of 2019. The show will take place in Hartford, CT and will feature the wedding of Bobby Lashley and Lana and Aleister Black taking on Buddy Murphy in a WWE TLC 2019 rematch.