The field just keeps getting bigger. There are a lot of spots available in the Royal Rumble matches and it makes sense that so many people want to get in. It is one of the biggest matches of the year for both the men and the women and making a deep run in the match can get you a long way, even if you don’t win the thing. That’s why it makes a lot of sense for people to want in, which is the case for one more name.

The big draw of this year’s men’s Royal Rumble is WWE Champion Brock Lesnar entering the match at #1. It is a rare instance to see someone enter at #1 and be anywhere close to the finish but Lesnar wants more of a challenge and this is probably the biggest challenge that he could face. Lesnar will face twenty nine opponents, and now we know one of the bigger names involved.

In an interview with the Sun, Cain Velasquez announced that he would be in the 2020 Royal Rumble. This makes Velasquez the eighteenth announced entrant in the men’s Royal Rumble and it is not clear if the other twelve will be announced in advance. Velasquez has been rumored to challenge Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, having already lost to Lesnar at Crown Jewel in October 2019.

They know the big fight feel. Check out Lesnar vs. Velasquez:

Opinion: I know WWE loves the idea of having Lesnar vs. Velasquez on the biggest stage they can find because of what they did back in the UFC but I just can’t get excited over it. We’ve already seen the match in the first place and it wasn’t exactly thrilling. Velasquez is still brand new in the wrestling business and I’m not sure how smart it is to put him in one of the biggest matches of the year. Not so much because of what he can do in the ring but more of how many other wrestlers could use that spot. Maybe he won’t go there, but if he eliminates Lesnar, I don’t see a way around it.

Do you like the idea of Velasquez vs. Lesnar? Who will eliminate Lesnar from the Royal Rumble? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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