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WWE Backstage modifies Royal Rumble announcement plans


The Royal Rumble announcement plans for WWE Backstage's preview special have been modified.

It was announced on tonight's SmackDown that the preview special will now reveal the wrestlers who will be entering the men's Royal Rumble match at numbers one and two. There will also be a WWE Backstage exclusive match between Natalya and Tamina airing on the preview special, with the winner entering the women's Royal Rumble match last at number 30.

The preview special had originally been set to reveal the first and second entrants for the women's Royal Rumble match and the 30th entrant for the men's Royal Rumble match.

The WWE Backstage Royal Rumble preview special is airing on FS1 at 8 p.m. Eastern time this Saturday night. It's being hosted by Renee Paquette, Booker T, and Paige and will also feature "exclusive Fox guests and interviews."

This will be the first episode of WWE Backstage since weekly production of the show was ended in June of last year. It was noted at the time that the show could return for special episodes surrounding major WWE events.

The WWE Backstage preview special will also re-air on FS1 at midnight Eastern time and at 5 p.m. Eastern this Sunday, which is the day of the Royal Rumble.