WWE brought back a classic on Friday Night SmackDown this week in Miami — the Royal Rumble tumbler!
Throughout the evening, NXT General Manager Ava stood alongside SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis to bear witness to various wrestlers getting their number from the tumbler for the two Royal Rumble matches at Tropicana Field.
The list of wrestlers who chose numbers throughout the night includes a few names who were previously announced for the matches but also a few who were not:
- Bobby Lashley
- Santos Escobar
- Jimmy Uso
- Bianca Belair
- Austin Theory
- Grayson Waller
It’s possible, of course, that even those who chose a number on this show won’t actually be in the match but it’s safe to assume they will be. Even still, WWE did well to avoid revealing too many participants in the match ahead of time, leaving the door open to be surprised far more often this year.
Good on them for that.
Anyway, here are all the videos from SmackDown this week: