WWE Royal Rumble lineup: Wrestlers removed from the Royal Rumble matches, U.S. Championship match added, 12 women and 18 men advertised for the Royal Rumble matches

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The following matches are advertised for the WWE Royal Rumble, which will be held on January 27 in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field.

-Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.

-The 30-Man Royal Rumble (Entrants: John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Andrade Almas, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, 30th entrant R-Truth).

-The 30-Woman Royal Rumble (Entrants: Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mickie James, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, 30th entrant Carmella).

-Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.

-Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami in a four-way for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

-Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship.

-Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

-Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Shane McMahon and The Miz for the Smackdown Tag Titles.

-Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the U.S. Championship.

Powell’s POV: WWE removed Kalisto, Finn Balor, and Sasha Banks from the Royal Rumble matches since our last update. They also announced the U.S. Championship match. R-Truth and Carmella won the Mixed Match Challenge to earn the No. 30 spots in their respective Rumble matches.

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