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Three more competitors announced for WWE Royal Rumble


Rey Mysterio, Raquel Rodriguez, and Gunther are the latest to declare for this year’s Royal Rumble.

On Friday’s SmackDown, both Rey Mysterio and Gunther declared their entry for the men’s Rumble match. Raquel Rodriguez in a promo said she was excited to enter her first Royal Rumble. 

Mysterio, in a promo, said that it wasn’t the best holiday season for him due to Dominik Mysterio’s unwelcomed arrival during his family’s festivites. However, he said that the best way for himself to get back on track is by winning the Royal Rumble.

Gunther successfully defended the Intercontinental title on Friday’s show, defeating Braun Strowman with a powerbomb. Later backstage, Gunther declared for the Rumble, saying that Friday’s win over Strowman was glorious, but now it’s time to capitalize by winning the Royal Rumble.

After Raquel Rodriguez announced she was entering the Royal Rumble, she and Liv Morgan got into a confrontation, leading to a match between the two. Rodriguez won the match with the Tejana bomb.

Here is the updated Royal Rumble lineup:

WWE Royal Rumble, Saturday, January 28, 8 p.m. Eastern time on Peacock and WWE Network --

  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
  • Mountain Dew Pitch Black match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight
  • Men's Royal Rumble match:
    • Ricochet
    • Kofi Kingston
    • Seth Rollins
    • Bobby Lashley
    • Austin Theory
    • Gunther
    • Rey Mysterio
  • Women's Royal Rumble match:
    • Liv Morgan
    • Rhea Ripley
    • Candice LeRae
    • Raquel Rodriguez