On top of the 11 official entrants already announced and the usual surprise spots reserved for the Royal Rumble, WWE has now announced an NXT tournament with the winner earning a spot in the match.
WWE officially announced today that an 8-man tournament with wrestlers from NXT will be held tomorrow with the winner gaining entry into the Royal Rumble match on Sun., Jan. 27, 2013, at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are the eight men competing:
Here's a video released along with the announcement featuring a promo from each guy so you can get to know them a little bit better:
And, of course, if you would really like to know all the latest and greatest goings on at NXT, make sure you check out our own Sean Reuter's in depth coverage of the past couple shows here and here. You can also get a more detailed look at some of the names above by clicking here.