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Updated list of confirmed entrants in 2017 Royal Rumble match

Heading into this week’s episode of SmackDown, most of the official entrants in the Royal Rumble match, scheduled for Jan. 29, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, were from Raw, so it made sense Team Blue would have a few announcements of their own to make while in Lousiana.

They only added three names, and while they don’t have quite the marquee value (or likelihood of winning) as someone like Undertaker, they are a trio of guys who’ve been impressing us with their work in the World and Intercontinental title scenes over the past several months - and who can be counted on to carry the story and wrestling for lengthy stretches of the 30 man match at the next pay-per-view (PPV) if called upon to do so.

First, Dean Ambrose and The Miz threw their names in during a great opening segment which advanced their issues with one another. Then, on Talking Smack, Dolph Ziggler built on the edgier character he’s presented over the past couple weeks by saying he was in the battle royal, too.

That brings us to 13 official entrants in the match:

  • Goldberg
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Braun Strowman
  • Chris Jericho
  • Big E
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Xavier Woods
  • Baron Corbin
  • Undertaker
  • Seth Rollins
  • The Miz
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Dolph Ziggler

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