By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Royal Rumble, which will be held today in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field.
-Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.
-The 30-Man Royal Rumble (Entrants: Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, 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, Titus O’Neil, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, 30th entrant R-Truth).
-The 30-Woman Royal Rumble (Entrants: Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mickie James, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Tamina Snuka, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Dana Brooke, Lana, Nia Jax, Nikki Cross, 30th entrant Carmella).
-Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE 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 (Kickoff Show).
-Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami in a four-way for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship (Kickoff Show).
Powell’s POV: John Cena was officially pulled from the men’s Rumble match on Sunday afternoon and replaced by Braun Strowman. Join me for live coverage of the Royal Rumble beginning with the two-hour Kickoff Show at 4CT/5ET. The main show begins at 6CT/7ET and is slotted for four hours on WWE Network. Jake Barnett and I will host an exclusive audio review for members after the show tonight.
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