With just a short time to go until the Royal Rumble, hype is at its highest. With big stakes for WrestleMania and all of WWE’s 2017, Sunday’s event promises to be huge. Here’s every match booked for the show.
As always, the winner of the battle royal will challenge for a world title at WrestleMania. Here’s every competitor officially confirmed for the main event, in the order of announcement.
- Brock Lesnar
- Big E
- Kofi Kingston
- Xavier Woods
- Chris Jericho
- Braun Strowman
- Baron Corbin
- The Undertaker
- Dean Ambrose
- The Miz
- Dolph Ziggler
- Bray Wyatt
- Randy Orton
- Luke Harper
- Big Show
- Sami Zayn
- Big Cass
- Mojo Rawley
That leaves eight slots for surprises.
John Cena vs. AJ Styles – Singles match for the WWE Championship
John Cena goes after his 16th world championship against SmackDown’s top dog, AJ Styles. A win for Cena would tie the legendary Ric Flair’s number of world championships.
Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens – No DQ match for the Universal Championship
Roman Reigns has just been freed of the terrible burden of carrying the US Championship, leaving him free to claim the Universal Title from current champion Kevin Owens. The new US champ, Chris Jericho, will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage.
Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair – Singles match for the Raw Women’s Championship
It’s a simple story–Bayley is a sweet girl with big dreams who wants to win the biggest prize in her division. Charlotte Flair is wrestling royalty who won’t give up the title to anyone. They’re going to fight to see who’s best.
Neville vs. Rich Swann – Singles match for the Cruiserweight Championship
Neville has gone super-evil in his quest to reach the top of the cruiserwight division, and unfortunately for Rich Swann, it seems there’s no one who can stop him.
(Kickoff) Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Cesaro & Sheamus – Tag team match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
After dropping far down the card on Raw, Gallows and Anderson are finally in a position to make themselves champions–but that opportunity comes just as Sheamus and Cesaro have begun to gel as a tag team. After weeks of matches ending in shenanigans, two referees will call the action here.
(Kickoff) Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax – Singles match
This one’s as simple as it gets. Nia’s a bully and Sasha’s fighting back. With Sasha out of the title picture for now, this match should set the tone for the future of the Raw women’s division.
(Kickoff) Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, & Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, & Natalya – Tag team match
Much like on Raw, SmackDown’s women are set to start a new chapter moving forward. Not only will this be Mickie James’ first match since returning to the main roster, it’s also Naomi’s first televised battle since returning from injury.
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