By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Royal Rumble, which will be held on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center.
-The 30-Man Royal Rumble match (Entrants: John Cena, Finn Balor, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Miz, Elias, Baron Corbin, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Aiden English, Rusev, Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, Tye Dillinger, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods).
-The 30-Woman Royal Rumble match (Entrants: Naomi, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Bayley, Natalya, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Mickie James Tamina Snuka, Lana, Carmella, Becky Lynch, Dana Brooke, Alicia Fox).
-Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane for the WWE Universal Championship.
-AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a handicap match for the WWE Championship.
-Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan vs. Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Titles.
-The Usos vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable in a best of three falls match for the Smackdown Tag Titles.
Powell’s POV: New Day and Tye Dillinger announced their entries into the men’s Royal Rumble match on Smackdown. The Enzo Amore vs. Cedric Alexander for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship was pulled from the show once the company announced the release of Amore. Join us for live coverage of NXT Takeover: Philadelphia beginning with the pre-show on Saturday at 6CT/7ET and for the Royal Rumble on Sunday beginning with the two-hour Kickoff Show at 4CT/5ET.
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