WWE Royal Rumble 2014 match card and rumors (Updated)

Here's the latest on the second biggest pro wrestling card of the year.

The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Royal Rumble event set to take place on Sun., Jan. 26, 2014, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's annual beginning of the year showcase that will crown the next number one contender to the WWE world heavyweight championship.

We're now just one week away from showtime and three matches on the card are official.

- Randy Orton vs. John Cena (WWE world heavyweight championship)

The rematch! Actually, this is like the 678th time these two will have wrestled each other and is perhaps the defining feud of the past 10 years in WWE. That's why it's so easy to bill this as a mega-match, though it's really not.

- Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show

HOSS FIGHT.

- Royal Rumble

There are now 16 confirmed participants in the match. They are:

Batista
Alberto Del Rio
Big E Langston
The Miz
R-Truth
Xavier Woods
Kofi Kingston
Cody Rhodes
Goldust
Rey Mysterio
CM Punk
Fandango
Bad News Barrett
Roman Reigns
Seth Rollins
Dean Ambrose

Expect a couple surprises, a return or two, and a couple more jobbers in the remaining 14 slots.

That's the card so far, Cagesiders. Expect the pre-show match, as well as the rest of the card, to be announced this week.

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