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Braun Strowman replaces John Cena in Royal Rumble

Cathy Kelley stays breaking news today.

Of course it helps when your bosses make the news, and much of it has allegedly been known/planned for a while now.

Whatever, it’s mostly fiction anyway. But this storyline development could have long-lasting implications. Braun Strowman will replace John Cena in the 2019 men’s Royal Rumble match. Cena was officially removed from the match due to “injury” earlier today (Jan. 27):

Lots of someones are about to get those hands.

Strowman becomes an instant threat to win and earn a title shot at WrestleMania 35 in April. He was set to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal title on today’s pay-per-view (PPV) until he angered Vince McMahon earlier this month. At the time, a possible explanation for that storyline change was that Braun may not have been cleared following December elbow surgery. He’s definitely been cleared now.

Will he win?

Find out with us in the live blog here.

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