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WWE Royal Rumble 2018 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. 28, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company's annual beginning of the year showcase featuring its most popular gimmick match. It will crown the next number one contender to either the Raw (Universal) or SmackDown Live (World) championship. And this year, the women get a Rumble too!

We're still a month away from the gates opening in the City of Brotherly Love but the card is starting to take shape.

  • Royal Rumble (Men)

Elias was the first to declare from Monday Night Raw. Over on SmackDown Live, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura quickly threw their names in the hat.

  • Royal Rumble (Women)

It’s still unclear if there will be 15, 20, or 30 wrestlers in this match but there have been four women to officially declare for it: Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, and Asuka.

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane (Universal championship)

They booked a Strowman vs. Kane top contender match but when that ended in a double countout and the two started arguing with Lesnar over a title shot, they were both granted one. That’s a strange thing, in its own way, awarding two wrestlers a title shot they couldn’t outright earn with a victory, but whatever.

That’s all they have set so far.

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