Championship match pulled from Royal Rumble

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

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