The most important one among them ought to have been Cody Rhodes who’s been out of motion for greater than six months from now however WWE confirmed the return forward of the Rumble throughout this week’s episode of Uncooked.
Based on WrestleVotes on Twitter, they requested a supply within the WWE in regards to the cause behind asserting Cody for the match as an alternative of holding it a secret.
It was revealed that Cody’s return at Royal Rumble was out a very long time in the past and the comeback expectation was so excessive that it by no means was a “shock return” within the first place. In addition to, the WWE Officers are reportedly “greater than happy” with the opposite surprises deliberate for the occasion.
That brings us to the shock entrances into the Rumble as PWInsider stories that WWE Corridor of Famer Edge is scheduled to make his comeback alongside his spouse, additionally a WWE Corridor of Famer Beth Pheonix.
The Rater-R Celebrity was final seen in his “I Give up Match” loss in opposition to Finn Balor at Excessive Guidelines again in October. Beth additionally suffered a brutal assault by the hands of Judgment Day on the identical night time and the real-life couple is probably coming for vengeance.
At this level, Edge and Beth are scheduled to carry out on the Elimination Chamber PLE in February and it is sensible that they are going to be inserted into WWE programming, previous to that. There is no replace on whether or not they’ll take part within the Males’s and Ladies’s Rumble matches, respectively.
PWInsider added that Logan Paul, who injured his knee at Crown Jewel 2022 throughout his match in opposition to Roman Reigns, can also be alleged to return at Royal Rumble provided that he’s totally recovered by that point.
One other WWE Uncooked expertise, Doudrop also needs to be again “round that point as properly”. Recovering from sickness, the Ladies’s Rumble match appeared an ideal place for the previous NXT UK Celebrity to seek out her manner again into WWE’s pink model.
Former WWE Divas & Ladies’s Champion, Michelle McCool was additionally anticipated to enter this yr’s Royal Rumble match. Nevertheless, she admitted on Twitter that WWE by no means contacted her to compete within the match. She beforehand entered the 2018 and 2022 editions.
Being a present in her house state, one other former WWE Ladies’s Champion Candice Michelle has additionally expressed her want to enter the 30-women Rumble match. However neither WWE nor any of the sources have confirmed her presence.
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 premium reside occasion takes place, Saturday, January 28 on the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The present match card for the present goes as follows:
– Undisputed WWE Common Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
– Pitch Black Match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight
– Uncooked Ladies’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (stipulation TBA by Bliss)
– Males’s Royal Rumble Match: Rey Mysterio, GUNTHER, Baron Corbin, Kofi Kingston, Ricochet, Santos Escobar, Seth Rollins, Austin Concept, Bobby Lashley, Omos, Cody Rhodes, and 19 Superstars TBA
– Ladies’s Royal Rumble Match: Raquel Rodriguez, Liv Morgan, Candice LaRae, Rhea Ripley, and 26 Superstars TBA
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