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WWE Royal Rumble 2019 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. 27, 2019, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, 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 for the men, and either the Raw or SmackDown women’s title for the women.

We’re three weeks away from showtime, and the card currently looks like this:

  • Royal Rumble (Men)

R-Truth will enter at number 30 thanks to his Mixed Match Challenge win. Others to declare so far: Drew McIntyre, Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy.

  • Royal Rumble (Women)

Carmella will enter at number 30 thanks to her Mixed Match Challenge win. Others to declare so far: Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Natalya, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville.

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman (Universal championship)

This match was made official when Strowman defeated Baron Corbin at TLC in a match designed entirely to get Corbin out of power and give Strowman some time to heal up from an elbow issue. He was always going to get this match.

  • Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles (WWE championship)

AJ Styles won a Fatal 5-Way to earn a rematch for the title here.

  • Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. TBD

205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick put together qualifying matches to determine who would challenge Murphy for his Cruiserweight championship. Kalisto and Tozawa won theirs, and whoever wins Cedric Alexander vs. Hideo Itami will take the final slot.

Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair are all in the mix for a shot at Asuka’s SmackDown women’s championship.

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