The list has to be filled. We are less than two weeks away from the Royal Rumble and that means it’s time to start stacking up the names. There are sixty names combined in both of the Royal Rumble fields and that means there are a lot of spots left to be filled in. While there are likely going to be a few names saved as surprises, the majority of the lineup is going to be announced in advance. We got a lot closer to that this week.

One of the best things about the Royal Rumble is being surprised. You know most of the names who are going to be included in the field and while that can be helpful, it can be a little annoying to hear so many of the names in advance. With two weeks go, we knew thirteen men and three women so there are a lot of surprises left. After Monday though, there are fewer empty spots left.

This week on Monday Night Raw, five more names were announced for the Royal Rumble, with four men and one woman being added to the field. The men’s match added Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy, while Sarah Logan was added to the women’s match, though Logan had announced this on her own earlier in the day. There is no word on how many of the names will be announced before the Royal Rumble.

Here’s quite the preview. Check out Black vs. Murphy in a heck of a pre-Rumble fight:

Opinion: I’m rather pleased with the fact that there are so many spots left, but you can all but guarantee that a lot of them will be filled in before the show. There are now thirteen men and twenty six women remaining, which leaves a lot of room to play with come the Royal Rumble. Now just have a good Royal Rumble and maybe throw in a surprise winner and we could be in for something better.

Which of these names is the best? How many surprises do you want for 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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