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Edge returning to the ring in WWE men's Royal Rumble match


For the second straight year, Edge is returning to the ring in the Royal Rumble.

On Monday's go-home episode of Raw, Edge made his return to WWE television and announced that he's entering Sunday's men's Royal Rumble match. It will be the first time Edge has wrestled since tearing his triceps while filming his "Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" against Randy Orton for Backlash last June.

Edge revealed that he's entering the Royal Rumble via a pre-taped promo that aired on Monday's Raw. Edge said his torn triceps was another reminder that everything you hold close can be torn away from you instantly, but you can't live in that space -- you have to fight.

Edge said he knows this year won't be like 2020's Royal Rumble. He said the stakes are higher because he knows the window closes for him more and more every day. Edge said he needs to win the Royal Rumble, main event WrestleMania 37, and take back what he never lost when he had to vacate the World Championship when he was forced to retire in 2011.

Edge said when you have a dream there comes a point where you need to fight to make it a reality. Edge said that -- even if the dream might be far-fetched -- he'll give everything he has to make it happen. Edge said a world without dreamers and fighters would be a much less magical place. Edge quoted Henry Ford by saying that if you think you can do something or think that you can't do something, you'll end up being right. Edge declared that he thinks he can.

Last year's men's Royal Rumble match saw Edge make his surprise return to the ring for the first time since retiring in 2011.

After appearing in last year's Royal Rumble, Edge defeated Orton in a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania 36. Orton then defeated Edge at Backlash.

The Royal Rumble main card will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern time this Sunday. The pre-show will start at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Here's the updated list of announced Royal Rumble entrants:

Men's Royal Rumble entrants --

  • Daniel Bryan
  • United States Champion Bobby Lashley
  • AJ Styles
  • Randy Orton
  • Otis
  • The Miz
  • Jey Uso
  • Cesaro
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Intercontinental Champion Big E
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Sami Zayn
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler
  • John Morrison
  • Sheamus
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Edge

Women's Royal Rumble entrants --

  • Nia Jax
  • Women's Tag Team Champion Charlotte Flair
  • Bianca Belair
  • Bayley
  • Mandy Rose
  • Dana Brooke
  • Peyton Royce
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Ruby Riott
  • Liv Morgan
  • Tamina