The Royal Rumble pay-per-view will be taking place on January 31st. WWE had already planned what to do for the United States Title match, but it seems that is unlikely to happen at the event now.
WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley announced that he will be competing in the Rumble match. Earlier plans would have seen him defend his title against Matt Riddle.
However, according to a report by Fightful Select, WWE is currently considering Lashley defending his title before the pay-per-view.
The plan for the last several weeks was to hold off Lashley’s title defense until the Royal Rumble, but there has been discussion of moving it up.
We will have to see how the company will book Riddle vs Lashley.