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Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens title match set for WWE Royal Rumble

Four matches have now been made official for Royal Rumble 2023.

Kevin Owens is getting a shot at Roman Reigns' Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

During tonight's episode of SmackDown, it was confirmed that Owens will challenge for Reigns' Undisputed title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Saturday, January 28. The PPV is being held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Owens teamed with John Cena to defeat Reigns & Sami Zayn in a tag team match on SmackDown last Friday. Owens won the match by pinning Zayn after hitting a stunner. Reigns had been taken out with an Attitude Adjustment from Cena.

When The Bloodline opened SmackDown tonight, Reigns claimed that he didn't lose last week -- Zayn was the one who lost. Reigns was unhappy that Zayn called his shot and failed to come through. He accused Zayn of wanting to be the Tribal Chief.

Owens then made his way out and said Reigns' problem isn't with Zayn, it's with Owens. After Owens issued a challenge for a title match at the Royal Rumble, Reigns accepted. Owens said he'd see Reigns at the Royal Rumble -- and he'll see Zayn whenever Zayn manages to dig his balls out of Reigns' pocket.

Owens also faced Reigns for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble 2021. Reigns defeated him at that PPV to retain.

The updated card for this year's Royal Rumble is listed below:

  • Men's Royal Rumble match
  • Women's Royal Rumble match
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Kevin Owens
  • Mtn. Dew Pitch Black match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight