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WWE Royal Rumble notes: Pre-show matches, Maria Menounos


WWE has announced three pre-show matches for Sunday and a special guest ring announcer for the women's Royal Rumble match.

On the pre-show, there will be a United States Championship open challenge issued by Bobby Roode. Roode won the title by defeating Baron Corbin, Mojo Rawley, and Jinder Mahal in a tournament after the storyline where Dolph Ziggler walked out and voluntarily gave up the championship in December.

Two tag team matches are also set for the pre-show. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson will team against The Revival, and Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado will face Drew Gulak, TJP & Jack Gallagher.

Television host Maria Menounos, who fairly regularly makes appearances for WWE and has wrestled in a few matches in the past, revealed that she will be the guest ring announcer for the women's Royal Rumble.

Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, Ric Flair, and Madusa will be guests on the pre-show panel. The pre-show begins at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday before the main card kicks off at 7 p.m.