By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE announced the following matches for the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show.
-Bobby Roode will defend the U.S. Championship in an Open Challenge match.
-Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. “The Revival” Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder.
-Kalisto, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik vs. TJP, Jack Gallagher, and Drew Gulak.
Powell’s POV: I love the idea of an open challenge match in that it’s a great hook for the Kickoff Show. WWE also announced that the Kickoff Show panel will include panel guests Alexa Bliss, Charlotte Flair, Alundra Blayze, and Ric Flair. Join me for live Royal Rumble coverage beginning with the Kickoff Show on Sunday at 4CT/5ET. Dot Net Members will hear an exclusive audio review after the show on Sunday night.
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