WWE is lower than per week away from Royal Rumble 2023 which brings in a lot of discussions to go round among the many officers. The lineups for the Males’s and Girls’s division Rumble matches are being finalized and some of the latest insertions into the fray have been declared throughout this week’s Smackdown.
Zelina Vega and Shayna Baszler declared themselves for Royal Rumble 2023 leaving 24 spots obtainable. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus – The Banger Bros alongside Braun Strowman have been additionally confirmed for the Men’s Rumble match leaving solely 16 spots to be stuffed up.
A report from Fightful has famous that whereas a number of veterans have contacted WWE about making Royal Rumble 2023 appearances, the corporate was solely pondering of getting some “non-traditional surprises.” It’s unclear what that precisely means because the WWE artistic and producers are nonetheless making pitches for such a factor.
In 2022, WWE all the time wished to maintain out the NXT names from showing within the match. That custom must be stored intact whereas the corporate higher-ups are “very assured of their ladies’s roster as is with the hires and call-ups over the past yr, and the way it might play into the Royal Rumble match” not like final time the place they needed to name a number of veteran feminine names to replenish the cardboard amid so many releases over the previous couple of years.
Ronda Rousey not taking part in Rumble
Fightful Choose additionally stories that Ronda Rousey isn’t at the moment planning to look at Royal Rumble 2023. As of final December, she was nonetheless penciled in to carry out in a singles match. Nonetheless, then she dropped the SmackDown Girls’s Championship to a returning Charlotte Aptitude on the December 30 episode of SmackDown which should have modified the artistic course round her,
“We’re instructed that as of final week, Ronda Rousey truly wasn’t deliberate for the Royal Rumble PPV, on the time she misplaced the title, which may clearly change. Till December, Rousey was scheduled for the present in a singles match.”
Royal Rumble 2023 WWE PLE Match Card
Royal Rumble 2023 premium reside occasion will go down, Saturday, January 28 on the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The present match card is given beneath,
– Undisputed WWE Common Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
– Pitch Black Match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight
– Uncooked Girls’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (stipulation TBD by Bliss)
– Males’s Royal Rumble Match: Rey Mysterio, GUNTHER, Baron Corbin, Kofi Kingston, Ricochet, Santos Escobar, Seth Rollins, Austin Principle, Bobby Lashley, Omos, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and 16 Superstars TBA
– Girls’s Royal Rumble Match: Raquel Rodriguez, Liv Morgan, Candice LaRae, Rhea Ripley, Zelina Vega, Shayna Baszler, and 24 Superstars TBA