There are a few notable names not scheduled to wrestle this year at Royal Rumble in Florida.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey are not scheduled to be at the show. Every year, there is speculation about who could be a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumbles matches involving male and female talent. Thus, fans can rule out the names above.
Of course, Lesnar is not currently under contract to WWE and there’s been nothing reported about his status in months. On the flip side, Rousey is still under contract through April 10, which just so happens to be the first night of WrestleMania 37.
Three names that could be surprise entrants are Seth Rollins, Damian Priest, and Rhea Ripley. These two NXT stars are heavily speculated to be on the main roster full-time soon while Rollins is due to make his return.
The report states the winner and a finish have been decided on for the men’s match.
Those confirmed entrants as of this writing for the men’s match are Daniel Bryan, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro, Jeff Hardy, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E, Sheamus, John Morrison, Edge, Elias, and Mustafa Ali.
For the women’s match, Nia Jax, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Bianca Belair, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, and Tamina Snuka are confirmed.