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WWE Royal Rumble 2016 match card, rumors

The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Royal Rumble event set to take place on Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, the company's annual beginning of the year showcase featuring its most popular gimmick match. It will crown the next number one contender to the WWE world heavyweight championship.

We're just one weeks away from the gates opening in the Sunshine State. Here's what we're looking at right now:

- Royal Rumble

For just the second time ever, the WWE world heavyweight championship will be on the line. It's the first time it will be defended, however, as Roman Reigns is champion going in and he'll have to win to leave with the same title. So far, 10 wrestlers have been announced for the match, including Reigns. They are:

- Roman Reigns
- Brock Lesnar
- Sheamus
- Stardust
- Big Show
- Chris Jericho
- Bray Wyatt
- Braun Strowman
- Erick Rowan
- Luke Harper
- Ryback
- Dolph Ziggler
- Curtis Axel

- Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing Intercontinental championship)

For whatever reason, it was Ambrose who challenged Owens to a Last Man Standing match. Naturally, it was accepted and it's on.

Other matches rumored for the show include the likes of Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch, Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto, and New Day vs. The Usos.

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