The 2017 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Texas continued to get hyped this week after Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker put it over on Monday Night Raw. Here are the latest Royal Rumble 2017 rumors and updated match card after the January 10 episode of SmackDown Live.
The Royal Rumble Match
Four more superstars announced that they are entering the 2017 Royal Rumble Match this week. The Undertaker and Seth Rollins joined the fray in this week’s Raw while Dean Ambrose and The Miz announced it on SmackDown Live. Here’s the list of official entrants in the Rumble as of this writing.
- Bill Goldberg
- Brock Lesnar
- Chris Jericho
- Big E.
- Kofi Kingston
- Xavier Woods
- Braun Strowman
- Baron Corbin
- Seth Rollins
- The Undertaker
- Dean Ambrose
- The Miz
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship (Chris Jericho is suspended inside a shark cage)
Roman Reigns lost the United States championship this week on Monday Night Raw. Kevin Owens helped Chris Jericho to win the U.S. Title. However, fans on the internet are freaking out because they feel like Reigns will win the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble.
A.J. Styles vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
John Cena got his first victory since returning from a three-month hiatus. He defeated Baron Corbin in this week’s episode of SmackDown Live. On the other hand, WWE champ A.J. Styles was not in action but he was on commentary during Cena’s match.
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship
Charlotte has the upper hand in the feud at the moment after teaming with Nia Jax this week on Raw. They defeated the team of Bayley and Sasha Banks but the champ should watch her back since Nia also wants a shot at her title.
Rich Swann vs. Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville finally has his first chance for the WWE cruiserweight title at the Royal Rumble. He challenges Rich Swann, who suffered a big defeat at the hands of Neville two weeks ago at WWE 205 Live.
The Royal Rumble 2017 main show will be four hours while the preshow is going to be two hours. Fans should expect more matches to be announced later and here are the possible matches for the event.
- Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows for the Raw Tag Team Championships
- Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
- Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Rusev & Jinder Mahal
- Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
- American Alpha vs. The Wyatt Family for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships
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