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United States Championship match set for WWE Royal Rumble

The United States Championship match is set for this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

During this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, it was announced that Shinsuke Nakamura will get his U.S. Title rematch against Nakamura at the Rumble. Rusev won the title on the Christmas Day episode of SmackDown Live.

Rusev and Nakamura’s feud has continued in recent weeks and last week Nakamura blamed Rusev for Lana crashing to the ringside floor a couple of weeks ago.

There’s no word yet on the Intercontinental Title match but that could be announced as soon as this coming Monday.

Here is the updated card for the show:

WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Finn Balor

WWE Championship
Daniel Bryan (Champion) vs. AJ Styles

2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy, Dean Ambrose, Bobby Lashley, Samoa Joe, John Cena, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, Apollo Crews, Andrade, Mustafa Ali, Rey Mysterio

2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Announced so far: Carmella, Ember Moon, Natalya, Bayley, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Zelina Vega, Naomi, Mickie James, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce

WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey (Champion) vs. Sasha Banks

WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Asuka (Champion) vs. Becky Lynch

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Bar (Champion) vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz

United States Championship
Rusev (Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (Champion) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami

This year’s Royal Rumble will take place on Sunday, January 27th from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

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