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Women's tag title match taking place on WWE Royal Rumble pre-show


One of the matches set for tonight's Royal Rumble event is now taking place on the pre-show.

Women's Tag Team Champions Charlotte Flair & Asuka will defend their titles against Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler on tonight's Royal Rumble pre-show.  The match being moved to the pre-show was first reported by PWinsider and has been confirmed by our Dave Meltzer.

Charlotte, Jax, and Baszler will be pulling double duty at the Royal Rumble, with all three also taking part in the women's Royal Rumble match.

Charlotte & Asuka won the women's Tag Team titles from Jax & Baszler at December's TLC PPV.

Asuka also currently holds the Raw Women's Championship. She isn't defending that title at the Royal Rumble tonight.

Tonight's pre-show begins at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The main card then starts at 7 p.m. Eastern. Here's what's been announced for the card:

  • Men's Royal Rumble match
  • Women's Royal Rumble match
  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defends against Goldberg
  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing match
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks defends against Carmella
  • Women's Tag Team Champions Charlotte Flair & Asuka defend against Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler