By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE.com announced that the men’s Royal Rumble match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves, JBL, and Jerry Lawler. The women’s Royal Rumble match will be called by Renee Young, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips, and Corey Graves.
The regular Raw and Smackdown teams will call their respective singles championship matches, and the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match will be called by Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson. The ring announcers will be Greg Hamilton and Mike Rome.
The first hour of the Kickoff Show will be hosted by Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T, and Jerry Lawler. Shawn Michaels and David Otunga will replace Booker and Lawler for the second hour, and JBL and Charly Caruso will also be on the panel.
Powell’s POV: Throw in some legends and surprises and the broadcasters could nearly fill out their own Royal Rumble match. It’s worth noting that ring announcer JoJo is still MIA. Join me for live coverage of the Royal Rumble beginning with the Kickoff Show match on Sunday.
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