Below is the updated Royal Rumble lineup headed into tonight’s episode of WWE Smackdown:
WWE Universal Championship Match
Chris Jericho will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage.
- Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns
30-man Royal Rumble Match
- Confirmed participants: Goldberg and Brock Lesnar
- It’s believed that AJ Styles could defend the WWE Championship against The Undertaker at Royal Rumble next year. While not confirmed and still a score to settle with Dolph Ziggler, this is a match Vince McMahon is keen on. AJ Styles’s bum ankle is still a factor as he’s not going to work the rest of this week.
- Finn Balor has commented publicly on the possibility of being a surprise Royal Rumble entrant, which seems to indicate it’s not likely such a plan is in the works. Balor remains on track to return to WWE at Wrestlemania 33 but he is ahead of schedule.
WWE Royal Rumble is Jan. 29, 2017 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. We’ll have live coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.