At first, it was announced that the finals of the ongoing United States Championship tournament will be taking place at the upcoming Royal Rumble event.
However, the company has now confirmed that this match has been pulled from the show and the finals will instead be happening at the 23rd January episode of SmackDown Live.
It’s worth mentioning here that tonight’s episode of the Blue Branded show will still be featuring both Semi Final matches, Xavier Woods vs. Jinder Mahal and Bobby Roode vs. Mojo Rawley.
After the announcement, and the reveal that both Paige and Samoa Joe won’t be competing at the show due to injury, below is the updated Royal Rumble match card:
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
John Cena, Finn Balor, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Elias, Baron Corbin, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Aiden English, Rusev, Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, TBA
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Asuka, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Bayley, Naomi, Natalya, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Lana, Carmella, Becky Lynch, Dana Brooke, TBA
Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Title
Kane vs. Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar
2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Title
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
RAW Tag Team Title Match
Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan
2 of 3 Falls for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. The Usos
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Cedric Alexander vs. Enzo Amore