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Randy Orton added to list of WWE Royal Rumble entrants


One more entrant was added to the men's Royal Rumble match on SmackDown's go-home show for the pay-per-view.

Randy Orton was confirmed for the men's Rumble, and he stood tall heading into Sunday's PPV. After Samoa Joe had interrupted Rey Mysterio and Andrade's two-out-of-three falls match in the main event of SmackDown, Orton appeared out of nowhere and laid out Joe with an RKO.

Orton has won two Royal Rumble matches in his career.

There are now 20 entrants announced for the men's Rumble match and 23 announced for the women's Rumble match. The PPV is taking place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona this Sunday.

Here's the updated list of entrants:

Men's Royal Rumble --

  • R-Truth (will enter at number 30 as a stipulation of winning Mixed Match Challenge)
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Big E
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Xavier Woods
  • Seth Rollins
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Samoa Joe
  • Bobby Lashley
  • John Cena (WWE is saying that Cena's status for the PPV is "questionable" after a supposed injury)
  • Elias
  • Baron Corbin
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Apollo Crews
  • Andrade
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Randy Orton

Women's Royal Rumble --

  • Carmella (will enter at number 30 as a stipulation of winning Mixed Match Challenge)
  • Bayley
  • Ember Moon
  • Natalya
  • Ruby Riott
  • Liv Morgan
  • Sarah Logan
  • Mandy Rose
  • Sonya Deville
  • Alicia Fox
  • Zelina Vega
  • Mickie James
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Naomi
  • Tamina
  • Peyton Royce
  • Billie Kay
  • Dana Brooke
  • Lana
  • Nia Jax
  • Nikki Cross
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Lacey Evans