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AJ Styles, Damian Priest declare for the Royal Rumble

It’s the season for wrestlers on the WWE roster to randomly declare entry into the Royal Rumble match, and we’ve got a couple more doing just that.


“In 2016, I introduced myself to the WWE Universe at the Royal Rumble. And since then I’ve been all over the world. I’ve won championships — in fact, I’m a Grand Slam champion. I’ve done everything except win the Royal Rumble. That’s why I’m declaring myself, AJ Styles, in this year’s Royal Rumble match.”

It’s hard to imagine Styles going from a break up of his tag team with Omos to getting into it with NXT 2.0’s Grayson Waller to winning the Royal Rumble and headlining WrestleMania but, hey, anything can happen in the crazy world that is WWE.


Priest is the current United States champion and his chances of winning seem awfully low. But, again, anything can happen!

That brings the list of confirmed entrants in the men’s match to nine:

  • AJ Styles
  • United States Champion Damian Priest
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Sheamus
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Montez Ford
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Austin Theory

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