You need some surprises. We are less than three weeks away from the Royal Rumble, which will feature two of the show’s namesake matches. That means sixty wrestlers will appear in the Royal Rumbles, with thirty men and thirty women taking part. Several of the wrestlers will be announced in advance, but that will not be the case for everyone. This may include one big surprise.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, WWE is considering bringing in at least one unexpected participant in the men’s Royal Rumble match. This would be someone brought in through the “Forbidden Door”, meaning a wrestler from another promotion. There is no word on who it would be or which promotion they would be coming from. WWE has already announced that Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Mickie James will participate in the women’s Royal Rumble.
Had more than 1 source this weekend, w/o me directly asking, state they believe WWE will try for an “unexpected” forbidden door entrant for the Men’s Royal Rumble. Personally I’m skeptical it happens, but I can confirm WWE is at least open to the idea. Which is exciting enough.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 10, 2022
There have been some great surprise Royal Rumble moments. Check out some of the better ones:
Opinion: This is what makes the Royal Rumble so much fun. I’m not sure if there is actually going to be a big surprise entrant, but the fact that it is at least a possibility is more than enough to make things more interesting. There is something so special about watching that clock tick down to see who is coming through the curtain next. We could be in for just about anyone, and that makes things a lot of fun.
Who do you think the surprise will be? Who do you want it to be? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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