More Royal Rumble Participants Confirmed and Universal Title Match gets Changed!!
In the opening segment of Smackdown, Jey Uso declared he would enter and win the Royal Rumble. He said his plan is to win the Rumble and go on to challenge either Drew McIntyre or Goldberg so the Bloodline can run all of WWE.
During Jey Uso and Shinsuke Nakamura's match, Cesaro was on commentary and said would also enter the Royal Rumble.
Paul Heyman got Adam Pearce to sign a contract to face Roman Reigns in a No DQ match at the Royal Rumble for the WWE Universal Championship. Reigns wasn't happy and said he wanted a last man standing match. At the end of Smackdown after Pearce and Reigns signed the contract. Pearce was leaving the ring and "injured" himself. Therefore, he is allowed to name a suitable replacement. Kevin Owens came out and signed the contract!
Here is the updated card:
Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (champ)
WWE Championship Match
Goldberg vs. Drew McIntyre (champ)
30-Woman Royal Rumble
Participants include: Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair (WWE Women's Tag Team Champion), Bayley, Bianca Belair, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke & 24 TBD
30-Man Royal Rumble
Participants include: Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley (WWE United States Champion), AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro & 22 TBD
The Royal Rumble is Sunday, January 31st on the WWE Network!
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