During WWE Backstage on FS1, WWE revealed the first two entrants for the Men’s Royal Rumble match. This is a change because WWE ran commercials earlier in the week that said that they would announce the 30th entrant. Perhaps, plans have changed and they have a surprise/big name planned for the 30th spot and they would rather not give that away before the pay-per-view.
Entrant number 1 will be Randy Orton and entrant number 2 will be Edge so they will get a chance to renew their rivalry in the Rumble. For what it’s worth, there has been no mention of Bray Wyatt in the Rumble this year.
Here is the updated card for the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view:
WWE Universal Championship – Last Man Standing Match
Roman Reigns (Champion) vs. Kevin Owens
Drew McIntyre (Champion) vs. Goldberg
Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Announced so far: Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro, Jeff Hardy, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Morrison, Sheamus, Mustafa Ali, Edge
Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Announced so far: Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Tamina
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Asuka and Charlotte Flair (Champions) vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler