Unhappy about not getting credit for SmackDown’s historic ratings win over Raw last week - and not remaining in the WWE World title picture (for now) - Baron Corbin cut in on the AJ Styles/John Cena contract signing to reveal his back-up plan.
The Lone Wolf is the first Team Blue Superstar in the 2017 Royal Rumble match. Corbin plans to win the 30 man battle royal and go on to main event WrestleMania 33 as he challenges whoever walks out of San Antonio with SmackDown’s top prize.
He’ll remain a part of the blue brand’s main event scene when he faces Cena one-on-one next week (Jan. 10).
For now though, he becomes the eighth man to enter this year’s over-the-top rope elimination classic. Here’s an updated list of participants for 30th Royal Rumble:
- Brock Lesnar
- Big E
- Xavier Woods
- Kofi Kingston
- Braun Strowman
- Chris Jericho
- Baron Corbin