The Royal Rumble is set to take place this Saturday from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. This Premium Live Event is one of WWE’s big four events of the year and will kickstart the Road to WrestleMania.

Like every year, this year’s Royal Rumble will be headlined by the men’s Royal Rumble match. Several Superstars such as Cody Rhodes, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Bobby Lashley have already declared themselves for the Rumble.

WWE has now confirmed that Kofi Kingston will also be a part of the Royal Rumble match. This will be Kingston’s 16th Rumble appearance putting him in second place for most Rumble appearances behind Kane.

It will be a busy week for Kingston who will challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship on the RAW following the Royal Rumble. The New Day has been involved in a heated rivalry with Imperium for the past weeks. This feud has seen both teams brutally assault each other this week on RAW that ended when New Day drove Imperium through a table.


Here’s the updated list of entrants for the men and women’s Royal Rumble:

Men’s Royal Rumble:

  • Cody Rhodes
  • CM Punk
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Gunther
  • Damian Priest
  • Kofi Kingston

Women’s Royal Rumble:

  • Bayley
  • Nia Jax
  • Becky Lynch
  • Bianca Belair

It will be interesting to see who will win the Royal Rumble match this year and go on to main event WrestleMania.

Are you excited about the Royal Rumble? Who do you think will win the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches? Sound off in the comments section.

Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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