By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Royal Rumble, which will be held on January 26 in Houston, Texas at Minute Maid Park.
-“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan in a strap match for the WWE Universal Championship.
-Becky Lynch vs. Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship.
-The 30-Woman Royal Rumble (Entrants: Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan).
-The 30-Man Royal Rumble (Entrants: Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Elias, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Braun Strowman).
-Bayley vs. Lacey Evans for the Smackdown Women’s Title.
-Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a falls count anywhere match.
-Sheamus vs. Shorty G.
Powell’s POV: WWE added Strowman to the Rumble match, the Smackdown Women’s Tag match, Sheamus vs. Shorty, and made the WWE Universal Title match a strap match during Friday’s Smackdown. Lesnar is entering the men’s Rumble match as the first entrant. The WWE website lists R-Truth for the Rumble match, yet also notes that he “undeclared after declaring.”
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